The classic shoujo animated series “Sailor Moon” is officially returning this summer with a brand new series called “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal”. It will debut in July and will be available to stream worldwide on the Niconico website.
The anime is a commemoration of the 20th anniversary for the Sailor Scouts. The team of young heroines led by the ever so popular and clumsy Sailor Moon (Usagi) are back to ridding the world of evil. Producer, Atsutoshi Umezawa, says the series will not be a remake of the preceding anime, but instead be an adaptation of the manga, starting on a blank slate.
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 director for the series is Munehisa Sakai (best known for One Piece). Yuji Kobayashi ( “Saint Seiya Omeda” and “Smile Precure!”) will take on the scripts, Yukie Sako will be designing the characters, and serving as art directors are Yumi Hosaka and Takashi Kurahashi. The soundtrack for the series will be produced by King Records, featuring Yasuharu Takanashi, and Momoiro Clover Z.
The original anime was five seasons, and the manga ran for 52 chapter. There have also been a few OVAs and movies.
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