Sailor Moon is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a new series called Sailor Moon Crystal. The series is getting a 26 episode run. Last month we reported that starting July 5th the show will be streamed the first and third Saturdays worldwide on Nico Nico Douga. No footage has emerged just yet, but we do have details on the voice cast and some cool art that shows off the character designs.
Kotono Mitsuishi (also known as Evangelion's Misato, One Piece's Bao Hancock and recently Gundam Build Fighter's Rinko Iori) reprises the role of Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon. She's joined by a renewed group of Inner Senshi that includes Hisako Kanemoto (Squid Girl, Gargantia's Amy) as Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury, Rina Satou (A Certain Scientific Railgun's Mikoto Misaka) as Rei Hino/Sailor Mars, Ami Koshimizu (Kill La Kill's Ryuko Matoi, Code Geass' Kallen) as Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter and Shizuka Itou (Hayate the Combat Butler's Hinagiku Katsura, Gurren Lagann's Boota and Darry, Jormungand's Koko Hekmatyar) as Minako Aino/Sailor Venus.
When I was growing up I knew twins that were obsessed with Sailor Moon. They even learned Japanese so they would't have to wait for the English dubs and were doing Sailor Moon cosplay in the mid-nineties. That's some impressive geekdom. Somewhere in the world I'm hoping they are still excited for Sailor Moon.
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