Well, she really improved over the course of last 20+ years. She's part of Opera masterrace, too, I'm proud.
Ami wasn't as terrible as I thought she'd be. Kanemoto isn't using an ultra high pitched voice but even her natural voice is a bit too 'ducky' for Ami. But again, not as bad as I thought it'd be. I'll get used to it.
On the other hand this week's ep confirmed that the weakest member on the cast so far has been - without a doubt - Mitsuishi. She just can't pull off the old Usagi voice and she's trying really hard. And failing.
It didn't bother me that much during first ep - maybe just because I was pleasantly surprised that this isn't anywhere near as shit as I expected it to be - but the eyes look really 'plastic'. It's an early 00s syndrome if you look at it closely.
On the other hand the attention to details in backgrounds is really something. I'll just go ahead and say it - I don't think I've ever seen backgrounds as good as these. The actual backgrounds itself are good not great but they blend in with the character perfectly so you don't get with that P.A.Works-esque contrast between great-but-CGI-backgrounds. It's done really well.
Still kinda bummed about 3D transformation but I got used to it a bit, it was just the initial shock factor. I'm a bit sad they didn't manage to recreate Mercury's transformation sequence well, it's my favorite mahou shoujo transformation sequence of all time, it's so simple but very elegant and kinda creative. Oh well.
I was also hoping they'd keep using different eyecatches every week, they are really pretty. Also the amount of roses everywhere is staggering, we're going full Ikuhara here.
But I'll just say this now, this is good. I'm a big fan of the old anime and I was fully prepared to go all 'THEY CHANGED IT AND NOW IT SUCKS' but this has been a pleasant surprise so far. Then again, we're barely two eps in.