Simple fan edit by Dejicita on Twitter. Looks 100000x better; more expressive face, smaller cranium, A+++.
The handwriting says “quickly fixed in SAI”.
I actually don’t like these redraws, but I do find this edit a lot better looking.
I didn’t really want to admit it, but something really does feel a bit off with Usagi’s new design. It’s shiny, it’s colorful, it’s fresh, and her flowing hair is great. But her face is kind of like a dead doll through most of the trailer. It shows none of Usagi’s trademark ditzyness or cheerful expressions. The best part is her signature pose, which showcases some promising frames of badassery.
I find the other girls looking just fine. Ami is adorable, Rei looks really fierce, Makoto looks like she’s ready to kick ass and Minako looks more of a leader than ever.
I really do hope they work in some emotion for Usagi, though. I adore the manga, but she was never this dead-faced there either.
Yeah, this edit really makes it all look a lot better. I wish she looked like the top image in the trailer. :-( I want to be excited about the reboot, but something is so off about this animation and art…