Sailor Moon Crystal Gets 3rd Season on Death Busters
posted on by Egan Loo
The final episode of the second Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal anime season aired on Monday, and the anime's website announced that production on a third season for the Death Busters arc has been green-lit. The new season will assemble all 10 Senshi — specifically, the popular outer Senshi such as Sailor Uranus, Sailor Neptune, and Sailor Saturn will join Sailor Moon, Sailor Chibi Moon, and the others. The new season will adapt the arc from the fifth and sixth volumes of the complete edition of Naoko Takeuchi's original Sailor Moon manga.
Kotono Mitsuishi has been reprising the starring title role for the Crystal anime. The cast has also included Hisako Kanemoto as Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury, Rina Satou as Rei Hino/Sailor Mars, Ami Koshimizu as Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter, and Shizuka Itou as Minako Aino/Sailor Venus.
Crunchyroll, Niconico, Hulu, and other services streamed the series overseas as it debuted online in Japan. Viz Media licensed the series for release in North America.
Takeuchi's original magical girl manga inspired an earlier anime incarnation that aired for five seasons from 1992 to 1997. That television anime from two decades ago spawned several feature films and theatrical shorts as well. A string of popular stage musicals ran from 1993 to 2005, and a new all-female musical production helped launched the franchise's 20th anniversary in 2013. The third musical in the current revival just ended its run on Sunday, and like the upcoming third Crystal season, it covered the Death Busters arc.