Top 5 things fans Loved about Sailor Moon Crystal when it first aired
I was just thinking about some of the reasons that made season 1 and 2’s sales so great (Source: ANN) and why it was a Top Seller on Rightstufanime. (These production details were missing in season 3 and the director of season 3, Chiaki Kon, did not include them.)
So here’s a list of the Top 5 reasons fans Loved Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1 & 2.
5. Keeping the manga mature feel and aiming the target audience to adult women who grew up with the series.
4.The Blu-Ray fixes and re-draws on the HD DVDs and improvements between the TV (pictured bottom) and stream versions (pictured top) of the anime.
3. Focusing on beautiful standout details like flowy skirts, lip gloss, hair, highlights, lighting, shading, eyes…etc.
2. Keeping the elegant, unaltered designs of the manga and turning it into an anime. (The designs from the perfect edition covers.)
(Since everyone is doing this…and literally everyone in the smc fandom has different expectations for the new designs in season 4. But no one has been a voice I personally 100% agree with (everyone is slighty different) and I know this is pointless since Japanese animators do not read tumblr responses from any western fans but here it goes.)
Sailor Moon as visioned by Naoko Takeuchi, right from the beginning had a myriad of inspirations that inspired the creation of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon and the Sailor V manga. Maybe it might be hard to notice at first but these inspirations become more apparent with each volume. There is most definitely a reason for everything she does.
So in order to talk about “my hopes” I need to tell you about Naoko’s. We are one in the same and I wouldn’t change a thing. She loves many things and all of the things she loves are present in Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon!
She loves fashion and was frequently inspired by Vogue and 90’s couture. Even some of the outfits were directly inspired from signature couture pieces! This is why proportions appear elongated and there’s a certain elegance and maturity to her designs. If you’ve ever seen a fashion designer make a sketch then you’ll know why.
She loved figure skating and the movement and elegance of dancing which is why everything has the caught-in-the-wind effect. You’ve probably noticed the skirts look a lot like the skirts figure skaters wear. That’s why the clothes are short and flowy so they can move around in them easily.
One of the most important inspirations for the message of Sailor Moon (SM) and the concept was her love for Astronomy and astrophotography. This probably explains the weightlessness of her designs or why there is a noticeable reduction in gravity in her drawings like everything is floating.
When times were stressful, she dreamed of one day, going up in space and looking back on Earth. She tells us we only have one Earth and to experience such a thing from that vantage point is a reminder of what true happiness must be like. A small reminder that we share more similarities in each other than we have differences.
She loved takarazuka (Japanese) style theater and this probably inspired some of the role-reversals you see in SM. This is why most of the villians are female. Also why Tuxedo Kamen plays a role similar to the damsel in distress or why he typically has powers normally associated with female characters. The key here is female empowerment. You get the sense of strength from this inspiration. This explains the guardian-aspect of the characters here.
Finally one of the last inspirations that drove her to become a mangaka was reading girls manga. She loved this concept and she was a big supporter of seeing more media produced for women by women in the future.
Remember this was at a time in the early 1990s where the Equal Employment Opportunity Law was passed which enabled women to go out into the world and work. She thought it was long overdue and that women needed to be involved in the industry.
So to sum up this short but very long article, when you start saying things like “I want the animators to change their proportions or I don’t think they should wear lip gloss.” What you are effectively saying is that you support the removal of something that makes Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon and so special to so many.
The proportions resemble fashion and add elegance/sophistication and give the girls a sleek maturity. Hence why they are styled with lip gloss to make a statement. It’s empowering. You’re effectively supporting the removal of something that makes them so powerful. It’s literally a fantasy and not meant to be taken literally. This is not real-life, it’s a work of fiction inspired by real life.
So yes, I hope the sequel of Sailor Moon Crystal takes these inspirations into account. I hope dream is dreamy, elegant, mature & elongated, stylized, empowering, flowy & weightless, caught-in-the-wind and an overall fantasy from a womans perspective.
In dream they are all 15 (some are older) and in stars they turn 16. I see no point in supporting super exaggerated anime expressions that make the girls appear younger when they are not at this point.
Sailor Moon is a story about a group of girls with tragic pasts who were forced to grow up quickly and fight for what they believe in at a very young age. Don’t try to change Sailor Moon, let them be who they are. Let them grow up in front of our eyes and be the strong and courageous women they were destined to become.
It’s a powerful message not easily digestible by a society that still views women as the exact opposite of all things Sailor Moon stands for. Sailor Moon never once acts masculine. She emodies everything feminine. She has the bows, the skirt, the make-up, the earrings, tiara and the flawless hair and she stands strong in the face of what seems to be impossible circumstances.
She makes us all believe the impossible has a chance in hell to become possible again. That we all stand a chance, even if the odds are against us. This is Naoko Takeuchi’s dream and this is my dream. So “#just let me dream” and “#take me to the stars”
After about 7 hours of research I’ve put together a Marvel Timeline of all the movies, tv shows, and shorts in chronological order. I can’t keep this to myself so I thought I would share it here. [The MCU and the X-Men Timelines do not cross due to ownership rights with Fox and take place in different worlds]
Marvel Cinematic Universe
[*note* movies are bolded and tv shows are split by season as to where they fall] Captain America: The first Avenger Marvel’s Agent Carter (season 1 full) Marvel one shot: Agent CarterMarvel Agent Carter (Season 2 full) Iron Man Iron Man 2 Marvel One Shot: A funny thing happened on the way to Thor’s Hammer The Incredible Hulk Marvel One Shot: The Consultant Thor Marvel’s the Avengers Marvel one shot: Item 47 Iron Man 3 Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (season 1 ep 1-7) Marvel One Shot: All hail the King Thor: the Dark World Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (season 1 ep 8-16) Captain America: The Winter Soldier Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (season 1 ep 17-22) Marvel Daredevil (season 1 full) Guardians of the Galaxy Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (season 2 ep 1-19) Avengers Age of Ultron Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (season 2 ep 20-22) Newsfront season 1 Ant-Man campaign (full) Ant-Man Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (season 3 ep 1-10) Marvel Jessica Jones (season 1 full) Marvel Daredevil (season 2 full) Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (season 3 ep 11-19) Newsfront season 2 Captain America: civil war campaign (full) Captain America: Civil War Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (season 3 ep 20-22) Marvel Luke Cage season 1 (full) Doctor Strange Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. slingshot (season 1 full) Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (season 4 full) Marvel Iron Fist (season 1 full)
original timeline X-men: First Class X-Men Origins: Wolverine X-Men X2: X-Men United X-Men: The last Stand The Wolverine Days of Future Past New timeline (after logan goes back and changes the past) [note: the producers confirmed that X-Men Origins and The Last Stand had been erased from continuity, but how much of X-men, X2, and The wolverine is unknown] X-Men: First Class X-Men: Days of Future past (scenes in past) X-Men: Apocalypse Deadpool X-Men: days of future past (scene at end) Logan
There is the Timelines I hope you enjoy watching them all in chronological order, reblog to spread. [If there is something off feel free to make note and I will fix it]
Okay, I understand people love Jason Todd but he got his own movie already, calm down.
I want to see Kaldur get the freaking respect he deserves from his teammates and friends and Atlantis
I want to see my Queen Sha’lain’a Durham get animated and help her son deal with the aftermath of his undercover mission
I want to see Artemis Crock grow and develop as her own person without being defined by her relationship with Wally
I want to see Virgil Hawkins still meeting up with his friends the Runaways because maybe they don’t want to be heroes after all they’ve seen but after all that they’ve been through they can’t help but feel like some sort of family.
I want to see Tim Drake smile onscreen and get to show off his incredible detective skills for more than one minute
I want to see exactly what Mal Duncan has chosen to do with his life
I want to see Karen Beecher as a scientist who uses her discoveries to change the world for the better.
I just want these characters to get what they deserve before people start whining to bring back the white favs.