I just finished watching episode one of the new Sailor Moon Crystal, and it was pretty fun! The new animation looks closer to a movie than a TV series, and the opening and ending songs are fantastic. The triangle face still bugs me a little, and the backup vocals during transformations makes them kind of hilarious.
I wouldn’t say this is a replacement for the old series. It’s just different. I loved the old series, and enjoyed re-watching it recently, when it was re-released on Neon Alley. This one looks like it will follow the manga, instead of wandering off into space on a regular basis. I hope they can keep up the same level of attention to detail and story in future episodes.
In the name of the moon, let’s give it a chance!