Sailor Moon Crystal's Chibiusa, Tuxedo Kamen Also Sing New Ending Songs
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The official website for the Sailor Moon franchise revealed on Wednesday that the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal: Season III television anime series will have two more ending theme songs. Chibiusa (as voiced by Misato Fukuen) sings the second ending theme song "Otome no Susume" (Maiden's Advice), while Tuxedo Kamen (Kenji Nojima, pictured right) sings the third ending theme song "Eien Dake ga Futari o Kakeru" (Only Eternity Brings the Two Together).
The website announced earlier this month that Sailor Uranus (Junko Minagawa) and Sailor Neptune (Sayaka Ohara) are performing the first ending theme song "eternal eternity." Etsuko Yakushimaru is performing the opening theme song "New Moon ni Aishite" (Fall In Love With The New Moon).
However, there will also be two more versions of the opening theme song. In addition to Yakushimaru's version, Mitsuko Horie (pictured left) and Momoiro Clover Z (pictured below) will sing the additional versions. (Horie previously played Sailor Galaxia in Sailor Moon Sailor Stars and contributed to The 20th Anniversary Memorial Tribute CD.)
Yakushimaru's version of the opening theme will ship on a CD single with "eternal eternity" on April 27. Horie's version will ship with "Otome no Susume" on May 25. Finally, Momoiro Clover Z's version will ship with "Eien Dake ga Futari o Kakeru" on June 22.
The inaugural event for Pretty Guardians 2016-2017, Sailor Moon's first official fan club, will unveil the full-chorus anime footage for "New Moon ni Aishite" on April 10. The event will also debut Horie and Nojima's theme songs, and Momorio Clover Z and Sailor Moon's voice actress Kotono Mitsuishi will appear.
The third season will focus on the Death Busters arc (also called the Infinity arc), adapting the arc from the fifth and sixth volumes of the complete edition of Naoko Takeuchi's original Sailor Moon manga.
Kotono Mitsuishi continues to reprise the starring title role for the third season. Other returning cast members for the third season include:
- 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
- Ryou Hirohashi as Luna
- Kenji Nojima as Tuxedo Mask/Mamoru Chiba
New cast members include:
- Junko Minagawa as Haruka Tenou/Sailor Uranus
- Sayaka Ohara as Michiru Kaioh/Sailor Neptune
- Yukiyo Fujii as Hotaru Tomoe/Sailor Saturn
- Hikari Yono as Kaolinite
- Takuya Kirimoto as Professor Tomoe
- Takaya Hashi as Pharaoh 90
- Yuki Nagaku as Mimete
- Chiaki Takahashi as Eudial
- Rina Hon'izumi as Viluy
- Naomi Ozora as Tellu
- Umeka Shouji as Cyprine
The third season will feature new staff. Chiaki Kon (Nodame Cantabile: Paris, Junjō Romantica, Golden Time) will take over from Munehisa Sakai in directing the anime. Akira Takahashi (Dokidoki! Precure, Suite Precure character design, Sailor Moon Crystal episode animation director) will take over from Yukie Sako in drawing the character designs. Yūji Kobayashi is still in charge of the series' scripts. Takashi Kurahashi is returning as art director, and Yasuharu Takanashi is returning to compose the music. King Records will once again produce the music, and Toei Animation will again animate the series.
The show will premiere on Tokyo MX on April 4 at 11:00 p.m., and will then air on Sun TV, TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting, TV Hokkaido, TV Aichi, and BS11.
Crunchyroll, Niconico, Hulu, and other services streamed the first two Sailor Moon Crystal seasons overseas as they debuted online in Japan. Viz Media licensed both seasons for release in North America.
Source: Comic Natalie