Sorry for the incoming rant but yeah I saw your post and…
Really we gonna list stuff fandom keeps insisting regarding season 3 cause we could be here all day?
Top of my head without even going in depth in regards to the moe redesigns topic and sexualization cause HELLO every senshi suddenly hit puberty and got bigger breasts and the camera angles made sure to highlight that but sure the CGI transformations were the horrific ones. Which one lifts Mars’ skirt again? What’s with the close ups to Michiru’s chest 2 seconds in her first appearance?
I’m skipping the whole animation error topic it’s been talked to death. Just buy the season 1 & 2 blue rays, buy season 3 and send me screencaps of how great act 36 looks in the BD.
The insistence that the pacing got better? HOW EXACTLY? By filling it with stock footage attacks some of them from the 90’s because 200 episodes were apparently not enough and jumbling in comedy in action scenes and regressing Usagi into a clutz?
They wanna praise the pacing from a story point of view just praise Naoko that got better as a writer through experience. I mean it still follows the manga. And seriously the stuff they choose to brush over?
I mean Minako identifying with Haruka during her emotional breakdown to me seems like a pretty important step for Minako’s famous speech to the Starlights in Stars.
And I lost one of my favorite scenes, the Inners in tears rushing to the Outers condos in the manga, that closed my favorite manga arc forever cause they couldn’t put the goddamn Dream foreshadowing in the BD or just omit the Op and Ed songs to save time or make a special trailer etch.
But yeah season 3 was the masterpiece Crystal season. Sure.