News Sailor Moon's April 27 Live-Streamed Event to Unveil New Anime Cast
posted on 2014-04-18 16:20 EDT by Egan Loo
The official website for the Sailor Moon manga/anime franchise's 20th anniversary reported this month that there will be a special stage event at the Niconico Chōkaigi 3 convention on April 27 at 4:00 p.m. (3:00 a.m. ET). The website then reported that the event will unveil the cast for the new Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal anime, and all five main cast members from the stage musical will also appear. Scheduled guests include the new anime's director Munehisa Sakai, producer Yū Kamiki, and Fumio Osano (the Sailor Moon manga's Kodansha editor who is known by his nickname "Osabu.") People who attend the event will receive a postcard with the anime's key visual.
The niconico service will stream the event live.
Takeuchi launched the original manga in Nakayoshi in 1992, and the hit anime premiered that same year. The manga inspired 27 earlier stage musical runs with over 800 performances between 1993 and 2005. Toei's new Sailor Moon Crystal anime series will premiere in July.
A second new musical will debut this summer. The musical will take place in the far-future of Crystal Tokyo and detail the battle against the Black Moon clan. The first all-female revival musical "Sailor Moon: La Reconquista" debuted in September.
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