This was asked numerous times on here, and on twitter. So, let’s lay it all down and give you guys the full scoop and status on Season 3’s comparisons.
When the first volume of season three came out, we hoped there be come changes. But, after scanning the first 4 episodes, and learned about the second volume’s lack of changes from a post in a certain forum, it became pretty clear on what was going on.
Why I haven’t done any after Act 29 is…well, why bother?
I thought there’d be at least one change in ANY episode…just ANY would do. But, the lack of such came to the obvious solution: Toei was more prepared than before. When the first 26 episodes started airing on a 2-episode-per-month schedule, the third-party animators that Toei assigned actually finished episodes just weeks before they air on the net, which was the reason behind so many wonky frames from episodes 2 to 26. After Sakai left and Chiaki Kon took over, the scheduling for making episodes was re-arranged and more prepared. This was proven, if I can find it, by seeing that one of the third-party animation studios Toei hired finished one episode months before it aired.
Finishing an episode months in advance was the big change in how Crystal was animated, considering how Toei treats their properties. If something was finished ahead of time, chances of changes happening are slim-to-none.
So, if you’re looking to see more comparisons…I’m afraid the chances of seeing those are pretty low, at this time.
Keep your expectations on this low, cause Toei may of 1-upped on me, and knew what was going on, to prevent me from comparing anything. But, don’t pull out those pitchforks and demand Toei to change stuff, cause it’s already on home video in Japan, and we’re going to get that versions down the road. We may be lucky, if Toei pulls a rabbit out of the hat and changes a few, but it’s not to be expected.
I did all I can here. I hope you guys understand my position. If anyone asks “Where’s the comparisons for Act ___ ?”, this is your answer.
6 thoughts on “Where’s The Comparisons?”
No changes at all in volume 2? I think that’s very bad. There’s a few scenes that looks very ugly and deserves to be retouched. ESPECIALLY on Act 36. I HOPE Toei fix some frames in volume 3. Their work is better, but is far from perfect.
The only thing I really wanted changed is Neo Queen Serenity’s hair color. Why have it yellow in the flashbacks?
do you feel you wasted you money buy these releases?
Me, among the many around the word, couldn’t believe that Toei wouldn’t try go back to fix them, like they did for the first two seasons…and that’s a good thing. Majorly because Toei doesn’t want to spend more money to a third-party studio to re-animate certain areas, which could’ve took more time after airing to release them. They never delayed any of the releases, hence what we got on TV, was also on home video. This effected sales on the home video market, when the first two of season three came out, they sold much lower than a single volume of any release from the first 2 seasons. Of course, Toei doesn’t mind those numbers, when merchandise is what keeps the franchise going.
Bottom line, I’m glad Toei learned their lesson on rushed animation…but then again, it’s Toei being Toei.
It’s still worth buying them early to support the show so they make more, yes?
There is a mistake in episode 38 when Super Sailor Moon summons the holy grail before she jumps into Pharaoh 90’s inside. There is one scene where her choker has its normal colors, as in the normal sailor moon uniform (a red-pink choker and yellow heart, whilst in super sailor moon form it’s the other way round). I wonder if they have fixed it in the Blue Ray version.