As we get to the end of the first half of Sailor Moon Crystal, events and promotions are ongoing to get fans excited about the second half of it, which will debut on January 17th, 2015. Part of that is bringing out a new two minute video with one of the iconic scenes from the show with a pretty intense Chibi Usa making clear what she wants to do to Usagi. The promo covers a good bit of material regarding the Black Moon arc. We’ve also gotten some of the additional casting material with this promo as we now have confirmed that Misato Fukuen will play Chibi Usa, aka Sailor Chibi Moon and Ai Maeda has boarded to take on the role of Setsuna Meio, aka Sailor Pluto.
The series stars Kotono Mitsuishi as Usagi and is joined by 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).
Directed by Munehisa Sakai at Toei Animation with Yuji Kobayashi doing the scripts. Yuki Sako joined the team as the character designer, whose recent works include Majestic Prince. Yasuharu Takanashi is serving as the composer, having worked on some big franchise including Fairy Tail and Precure. Art direction is being done by Takashi Kurahashi and Yumi Hosaka, both of which worked on Gatchaman Crowds and Mononoke. The soundtrack is set to be produced by King Records, which means we should be getting plenty of clips and samples of everything once they start to the marketing side as they’re very involved on that front. Momoiro Clover Z is performing the theme song.
Plot concept: 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…!?