The Sailor Moon live event featuring new information about the upcoming Sailor Moon musical and Sailor Moon anime is complete and with that we have a great deal of new information. For the new anime, Sailor Moon Crystal, we have some new character art for all five of the main cast as well as the full cast listing. Most notable is the return of Kotono Mitsuishi, the original voice of Sailor Moon from the 1992 Sailor Moon anime, who will be reprising her role as Usagi in Sailor Moon Crystal. This was heavily insinuated at the original event announcing the new anime but now we have official confirmation.
New voice actresses will be joining the show for the voices of Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Venus. The new cast will include Hisako Kanemoto as Sailor Mercury, Rina Sato as Sailor Mars, Ami Koshimizu as Sailor Jupiter and Shizuka Ito as Sailor Venus. Click on their names to view their Wikipedia pages and see what roles they’ve done in the past.
In addition to the new information about the new Sailor Moon anime Sailor Moon Crystal we also got details about the Sailor Moon musicals! Last September’s new musical, Sailor Moon La reconquista, will be released on DVD on July 9th 2014. Most of the cast, with the exception of Sailor Mercury, will be returning for this summer’s new musical which is titled Petite Étrangère, which is French for “Little Stranger” with the feminine usage of both words leading us to believe we’re talking about Chibiusa. The musical will play in Tokyo from August 21st to the 31st and in Osaka from September 5th to the 7th. The new Sailor Mercury will be played by Momo Koyama.
Here’s a look at all of the new voice actors from Sailor Moon Crystal:
As was previously announced, this Sunday there will be a live Sailor Moon event which promises to announce the cast of the new Sailor Moon anime Sailor Moon Crystal, show more character art and reveal the cast of this summer’s Sailor Moon musical. The event will be broadcast live on Niconico. You can watch that live stream in Japanese by following instructions that were posted at the Moonkitty Facebook page. Another option, for those having trouble getting on to the Niconico web site, is to watch a live stream of the event at the Miss Dream web site.
The event will air at 4pm Japan Standard Time which is 3am Eastern Standard Time. Prior to this just follow this link to the Niconico site where the event will be streamed. Use the links on the right to either create an account or link your Twitter or Facebook account. A bit before 3am (or whatever the time may be in your time zone) on Sunday just go back to that link, log in and enjoy the show! I’ll be out of town this weekend but I will be doing my best to give live updates via the Sailor Moon News Twitter account and of course post any new information we get to the site once the event is complete.
You can get this cool looking “Sailor Team Space” shirt from OtherTees from now until 10pm EDT (4pm EST) on Saturday for just $11, but visitors to Sailor Moon News can get it for just $10! To save $1 on this shirt just enter the promo code “salormoonnews2″ at checkout. The first 100 users to use this code will get the discount. The shirt features the Sailor Team in front of the moon and a spacey looking background.
For the next few days there are a few great looking Sailor Moon shirts for sale at Arteesel and Limiteed. First we’ve got Kawaii Sailor Jupiter and Kawaii Sailor Venus for sale until the end of the day on Thursday April 24th from Arteesel for $12 a piece. There’s also District Jupiter, a Hunger Games/Sailor Moon shirt featuring Sailor Jupiter, for sale for $12 at Limiteed until 9pm EST Wednesday April 23rd.
This Sunday, April 27th 2014, there will be a live streaming event on Niconico which will include announcements of the voice cast and some character art for the new Sailor Moon anime, Sailor Moon Crystal, as well as the cast for this summer’s new Sailor Moon Musical. The special will air at 4pm Japan Standard Time or 3am Eastern Standard Time. Hope you don’t like sleep!
The event will also feature Fumio Osana, the original editor for the Sailor Moon manga, Munehisa Sakai, the director for the new series and Yuh Kamiki who is listed as being a producer for the Sailor Moon Crystal anime. Yuh Kamiki had not been previously announced as being affiliated with this show. A quick search finds a Japanese actor by that name with no anime series producing experience who I do not believe is the anime series producer who will be at this event.
After having done movie versions of Transformers and now Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Megan Fox was asked what other cartoon she would like to be involved with a live action movie of. After mentioning an interest in Gundam Wing, Jurassic Park and Thudercats she added the following:
Sailor Moon. That could feasibly be made into a live action movie. I don’t know how many Americans were into that. I was into that, but I don’t know how huge it was here. That’s not actually a bad idea.
Keep in mind of course there are no plans to actually make such a movie. This is just something Megan Fox mentioned being interested in along with many other franchises she was a fan of when she was younger.
What do you think? Is a Sailor Moon live action film starring Megan Fox “Not actually a bad idea” or just a way to ruin more childhoods? Who should she play? She doesn’t seem to look much like Sailor Moon but she might be able to pull off Sailor Mars.
The rest of the S. H. Figuarts figures are also available on Amazon.com. Sailor Moon, Mercury and Mars are already out. Sailor Venus will be released at Amazon.com on May 21st. You can also get Sailor Venus a bit earlier from Japan on April 30th from JList, CD Japan and YesAsia.
Here are a couple of great looking shirts for sale until the end of the weekend from Arteesel. Kawaii Mars and Kawaii Mercury features Sailor Mars and Sailor Mercury drawn in a style reminiscent of old cartoons like Mickey Mouse and Felix the Cat.
A new Sailor Moon musical has been announced on the Sailor Moon official site. Not many details have been given but we do know that this musical will follow the Black Moon story arc of the Sailor Moon manga or the Sailor Moon R season of the anime which takes place in 30th century Crystal Tokyo following the battle with the Black Moon Clan. Though Chibiusa is not mentioned by name it stands to reason that this musical will feature her introduction as well as her transformation into Black Lady. No details about the cast have been revealed but the announcement mentions that this will be announced on the site in the near future.
This will be the second modern Sailor Moon musical following Sailor Moon La Reconquista which played last September.
Note: This article previously mentioned the musical would take place in September. As of now the only information we have about the date is that it will be this summer.
Another great cosplay accessory is coming this July. Sailor Moon’s Disguise Pen, known as the Luna Pen in the English dub, has been announced on the official Sailor Moon site. The toy is called the “Moonlight Memory Series Light Disguise Pen”. It’s a high quality replica which lights up and actually writes! Unlike Usagi’s pen it does not appear that this gives collectors the ability to transform into a costume of their choice.