In a lot of ways, Sailor Moon Crystal feels like it was ripped out of the early ’90s.
Oh yes, I went there.
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, mind you. The early 1990s was a truly unique period in the history of anime. It was a period of transition, where shows proudly wore their influences of landmarks like Macross and Urusei Yatsura. Eva hadn’t yet dropped into the world, and creators were still finding ways to find a style that, while familiar, was uniquely theirs.