I absolutely adore the original series. Sailor Moon was one of the first anime series I watched. It is classic, timeless, and still brings me great joy. A year or so after I began watching the series, I discovered the manga. The stories in the manga are much more cohesive and fast paced than the show. While I love the show, I prefer the manga. Having watched series one of Sailor Moon Crystal, I can not say how exciting it has been watching the Manga come alive. In my mind, I separate the different series and enjoy them both immensely. There is really no good reason why one can not love both.