I am really happy for people who are enjoying the new show. I really am. It’s great to wake up in the morning and watch a brand new episode of Sailor Moon. It’s like being a kid again.
I hate to admit this, but I’m not in love with Crystal. But I don’t hate it either. I’m just in the middle. I’m just disappointed with it. I knew I would be when they said it would follow the manga. I am not manga hater at all. I just think it’s a weakest version of Sailor Moon. When the creator said Crystal was her chance to change things around, I thought we would get something different. Nope instead we’re basically getting panel by panel with a few minor changes.
Let’s take a moment and think about how PGSM started out. It follow the manga in the beginning, but it started to changed its course when Mako joined the team.With the episodes that were exactly like the manga they were still different. They put a new spin on those episodes. I was hoping Crystal would do the same.
With animes I have a rule. When watching a new series ( at least new to me), I watch up to episode three or four. By then the plot thickens and you got an idea about the characters. If the plot or the characters don’t interested me one bit I stop watching it. So I just kind of laugh when people say there’s only been this many episodes out. I can understand when they said there were only two episodes out. But now that there’s four episodes out people have a right to give up on Crystal. A lot people do what I do with animes. Because it’s true. A series should be able to capture you by the third or fourth episode. The only thing that Crystal has done to keep holding my attention is keeping Jadeite alive and having all four of the Shitennou together. I think that’s sad considering they’re not the main characters. The girls should have capture my attention, but they’re not.
I think I’m just rambling now, but this how I feel about Crystal after I saw that act 6 from the manga was confirmed to be episode 6. Who knows maybe things will change after episode 6. Because right now we’re almost half way through the manga and we have 22 episodes left.