Fighting Evil Once More: Sailor Moon Crystal Trailer Debuts

Two years ago, in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the classic Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon series, creator Naoko Takeuchi announced that a new, rebooted anime was in development. Fans everywhere (including yours truly) promptly lost it and have been waiting for what seems like forever for any news.

Titled Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal, the new 26-episode series premieres on July 5, 2014 at 6AM EST streaming subtitled in ten languages on NicoNico, Crunchyroll and Hulu. Does that time sound familiar to any long-time fans? I remember waking up at the crack of dawn to watch the dubbed version on WPIX in New York City. The more things change…!  Without further ado, watch the newly released trailer below:

Isn’t it gorgeous? The art is reminiscent of the manga, closer to Takeuchi’s art style and it’s said that the story will be a more direct translation of the source material.  For those of us in North America, VIZ Media is the company who owns those distribution rights and has been doing an amazing job of getting the original out there. By partnering with Hulu, two episodes are being released every week, which will include the never-before-aired final season, Sailor Moon Sailor Stars in their uncut, subtitled form. 

According to VIZ, they will be creating a brand spankin’ new dubbed version of the original, to be released at a later date – something all fans will want to own. There’s no news on who will be voicing the characters but on the Japanese side, Kotono Mitsuishi will be reprising her role of Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon from the original anime. Not all the names of the voice actors have been released yet but some of other senshi & characters are:

  • Sailor Mercury/Ami Mizuno: Hisako Kanemoto
  • Sailor Mars/Rei Hino: Rina Satoh
  • Sailor Jupiter/Makoto Kino: Ami Koshimizu
  • Sailor Venus/Minako Aino: Shizuka Itoh
  • Luna: Ryo Hirohashi
  • Tuxedo Kamen/Mamoru Chiba : Kenji Nojima

What are you most excited about with the original and new series out (or soon to be)? I’m personally trying not to buy all the promotional items surrounding the 20th Anniversary – including compacts, makeup, pens, t-shirts, bags. You name it, I want it! Let us know or in the name of the Moon, I will punish you!

GS Blogger: Sharlene Mousfar

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