News Sailor Moon Crystal Cast Adds Misa Watanabe, Daisuke Kishio, Kousuke Toriumi, More
posted on 2014-06-30 10:30 EDT
The cast for the Shitennou (Four Heavenly Kings), Usagi's family and friends, and other characters of the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal anime were announced at the advance screening for the first episode on Monday.
- Misa Watanabe as Queen Beryl
- Daisuke Kishio as Jadeite
- Kousuke Toriumi as Nephrite
- Masaya Matsukaze as Zoisite
- Eiji Takemoto as Kunzite
- Yuko Mizutani as Ikuko Tsukino
- Seira Ryū as Shingō Tsukino
- Satomi Satou as Naru Ōsaka
- Akemi Kanda as Haruna Sakurada
- Hiroshi Okamoto as Motoki Furuhata
- Daiki Yamashita as Gurio Umino
- Hyang-Ri Kim as Yumiko
- Yukiko Morishita as Kuri
The anime stars:
Hisako Kanemoto as Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury
Rina Satou as Rei Hino/Sailor Mars
Ami Koshimizu as Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter
Shizuka Itou as Minako Aino/Sailor Venus
Other cast members include Ryou Hirohashi as Luna and Kenji Nojima as Tuxedo Mask/Mamoru Chiba.
The anime's website gave a synopsis of the story inspired by Naoko Takeuchi's original manga:
Usagi Tsukino is a second-year middle school girl who is a little clumsy and a crybaby, but she is full of energy. One day, she meets Luna, a black cat with a crescent moon on her forehead, and she transforms into Sailor Moon, a sailor-uniformed pretty guardian of love and justice! As a chosen guardian of justice, Usagi seems to have a mission to find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other guardians and to protect the princess.
Meanwhile, the queen of the Dark Kingdom, Queen Beryl, also sends minions to the town where Usagi lives to obtain the Illusionary Silver Crystal, which has immense power. This causes strange events to unfold….
Can Sailor Moon really find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other Sailor guardians, and protect the princess…!?
The new 26-episode series will stream worldwide twice a month for one year.
The new anime will run the Niconico service on the first and third Saturdays every month, beginning July 5 at 7:00 p.m. (6:00 a.m. ET). The series will also run simultaneously on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Neon Alley. Viz Media licensed the series for North America.
Munehisa Sakai (One Piece, One Piece Strong World, Suite Precure) is directing this new adaptation of Naoko Takeuchi's original manga at Toei Animation, the studio behind the first anime. Yūji Kobayashi (scripts on Saint Seiya Omega, Smile Precure!) is in charge of the series scripts, and Momoiro Clover Z is performing the opening theme song, "Moon Pride." Akiko Kosaka, who composed the first anime's ending theme "Tuxedo Mirage" will also compose the new show's ending theme, "Tsuki Niji" (Moon Rainbow) also performed by Momoiro Clover Z.
Yukie Sako (chief animation director on Majestic Prince, Nyan Koi!) is designing the characters, and Yasuharu Takanashi (Naruto Shippūden, Fairy Tail, Precure franchise) is composing the music. The art directors will be Takashi Kurahashi (Mononoke, Gatchaman Crowds, Hakaba Kitarō) and Yumi Hosaka (Mononoke, Gatchaman Crowds). King Records is producing the soundtrack.
Source: Comic Natalie
Images © Naoko Takeuchi, PNP, Kodansha, Toei Animation