I'm really torn on this. First of all, I don't think the new art style is particularly close to the manga. The costume designs are, yes, and they're perhaps a little leggier, but I think the original anime came much closer in terms of facial features, expression, etc. » 7/19/14 9:19am 7/19/14 9:19am

The animation was poor, and I'm still not into the new designs. But I was also really underwhelmed by the music. The original anime had a beautiful and very memorable score (RIP, Takanori Arisawa), and of course had five years to develop it, so I'll give Crystal some time, but the BGM was just so generic. I don't… » 7/07/14 2:18pm 7/07/14 2:18pm

Honestly… While most of the artwork (particularly the backgrounds, and indeed, some of the character designs) is lovely, the animation itself seems quite poor to me. I don't know what the frame rate was here, but there are some parts where the animation feels quite jittery, and others where they only bothered to… » 7/05/14 11:11am 7/05/14 11:11am

I believe this is for the shopping passes—I don't know about Walt Disney World, but Disneyland used to offer a shopping pass that would grant you admission into the park for X amount of time (I think an hour?) to buy merch. Depending on how strictly it was enforced (I think you had to present your receipt upon… » 5/22/14 5:22pm 5/22/14 5:22pm