remember that first live action scooby doo movie. where the antagonist was literally scrappy doo and he was stealing peoples souls, like actually really stealing and absorbing souls, and was planning on taking scoobys soul to rule the world with an army of demons and get revenge on the gang after they abandoned him because he kept peeing in the car, and near the end he turned into this huge dog monster
I didn’t like it (｀ε´) I understand the concept of basing the new designs on the original manga, why not. But for me, the main interest in the manga was not the art style itself but the energy and love Naoko Takeuchi shows for her characters : funny facial expressions, flawed yet lovable characters, lively and credible high school girls, etc…
The first show didn’t really have a very shojo art style BUT they understood that “funny lively characters” aspect of the manga and it ended up being a great adaptation.
Real good shojo are full of life, like real teenagers. This new Sailor Moon series is dull and the girls look timorous, it almost looks like a false idea of shojo made by a grumpy person “yeah, girls enjoy romantic stuff with cute and weak dolls without personality, let’s give that to them”.