I’m prepared for all my select new series for this summer. :)
Every sailor moon fan should have these one ; w ;. You can get it pretty cheap on Harajuku fashion store >w<
I admit, I’m not really that fond of the CGI style of the transformation sequence. While aspects of it are pretty and can look really cool, while it’ll look better when we can see it in higher quality, I’m just not a big fan of it, I’d rather have stock-but-beautifully done transformation sequences. That’s my one :/ about Sailor Moon Crystal. I do however like that we see her in a leotard that I feel is less sexualized, so I’m totally here for that. I mean, time will still tell, but I’m feeling good about it so far.
I really like the opening, though! I wish there were a bit more to it, but there were so many wonderful and amazing moments in it! The meeting with Mamoru! The girls all in super cute clothing cuddling together! The awesome as hell attacks! The dramatic shots of the girls! Separately and together! Tuxedo Mask and Sailor Moon being ripped apart! MOON PRIDE IS A SONG THAT I ALREADY LOVE!
The bits of scenes we’ve seen from the actual anime itself look lovely, that shot of Usagi determinedly sleeping when she doesn’t want to talk to Luna looks really beautiful! And seeing her trip down the stairs or Ikuko watching after her or Usagi hurredly putting on her shirt or running down the sidewalk, they all look really lovely! So, right now, my feeling is that the animation will go the opposite way from the original anime—that the transformation sequences will be less than my favorite, but the rest of the animation will look super pretty.
(Not that we should compare, since this isn’t meant to be a redo of the original anime. It’s an entirely separate animated series, it’s based on the manga this time, so we shouldn’t compare the stories, but also we shouldn’t compare the animation, aside from personal preference. They’re both their own thing. :)