Honestly, as soon as my mom heard Sailor Moon she wanted to crawl under a rock and wait this one out, and I don’t blame her.
Like many my age I really ended up liking Sailor Moon when I was little. (Like, my mom was really concerned.) So this last year or so when Sailor Moon Crystal came out I had the urge to watch it and see how it matched up to my memories. Finally, this summer was the time, and I finished the series in just a few days. And now I’m honestly pry going to collect the manga, because why not.
I am going to be honest, the redo of the animations really excited me, but once it got to the transformation sequences I absolutely hated it. I don’t know why that animation style bothers me so much, but it does. I just don’t like it, I don’t know why, and I put watching this off because my former roommate showed me it and I didn’t want to have to watch those sequences again and again. During watching these series I did not get over it, but I just quietly tolerated it. (Or, ya know, skipped over those parts.)
I ended up being perfectly fine that the cut a lot out from the original anime. The original anime has always been really overwhelming, and I feel like cutting so much out really was beatifically to the series because it makes new comers to the series not so overwhelmed and makes it a lot scary. For anyone who has never watched or is new to the Sailor Moon series I recommend watching Sailor Moon Crystal and then defiantly watch the original version if you like the characters because there are so many fun parts that you do miss in Crystal.
Since Sailor Moon is so popular I don’t feel like I can add a ton to the conversation, so this is sort of a short review.
I give this anime a 4/5, and the only reason I don’t give it 5/5 is because I feel like the characters could have been portrayed a bit stronger and because I just hate those transformation sequences.
What did you think of this remake? Let me know down below!
See you soon,