So, I bet everyone and their dog already knows about the new Sailor Moon anime - Sailor Moon Crystal!
I've been waiting for the first episode to be released ever since the rumors stared and the final announcement was made. After all, it was said that the anime would be more faithful to the original manga, and personally, I've always preferred the manga. I always felt that in the anime, Usagi was just too exaggeratedly clumsy and a real klutz, whereas in the manga, I felt that she is like that in the beginning but fighting as a Sailor Senshi makes her stronger and more self-confident and changes her character. In the manga, I also liked Rei a lot, wheras in the anime I felt she was pretty bitchy and mean. Maybe these differences are just in my memory, after all I read the manga when I was like, 8 years old or something, but I just liked it much more (also, the German dubber for Luna was unbearable. Her voice was horrible...).
So now that I've seen the first episode, I'm pretty excited about the series again! Watching it felt like "coming home", haha! Personally I really like the new style, and judging from the fact that less episodes were announced for the first season than the old anime had, I hope there will be less fillers and they really try to adapt the manga.
When I was a kid I was a huge fan, me and my best friend in primary school were collecting Sailor Moon related stuff, roleplaying as Sailor Moon characters and drawing Sailor Moon fanart! I think ultimately it was Sailor Moon that got me into anime and manga and influenced me as an artist (because it changed my style from "realistic" to more manga-like).
I've come a long way since then, and even if I don't draw a lot these days, a sudden wave of inspiration overcame me yesterday and I just had to draw a fanart. It was all based on the idea that I wanted to make her skirt look like a starry galaxy. This is the result!
I know there's a lot of mistakes, but in this case, for the first time in a looong while, I feel like I managed to create something more "alive" than usual. I hate my usual pictures because they all seem so dead and expressionless to me. With this one, I don't know why, but it just feels more lively. Maybe because I tried to be a bit more bold with the shadows this time. And oh, I even managed to do a background, which is pretty rare for me! Overall, it took me more or less a day to finish it from sketch on, so I guess this is setting a new record for myself, haha.
What do you think of it? ^__^
Have you seen the first episode of Sailor Moon Crystal? Do you like the new art style of the anime?