There was a live streaming event this morning in Japan, related to the upcoming Infinity arc of Sailor Moon Crystal. Art was shown, but since we’d seen that earlier this week this was not a big revelation. We did not get any details about a schedule for the series but we did get cast information for the upcoming season. Junko Minagawa, the voice of Sailor Uranus and Sayaka Ohara, the voice of Sailor Neptune, joined the event. The actress voicing Sailor Saturn, Fujii Yukiyo, showed up momentarily via a separate video.
In addition to this the actors playing the Death Busters, including the Witches 5, were announced. A full cast list, with IMDB links, is included below.
Sailor Uranus – Junko Minagawa
Sailor Neptune – Sayaka Ohara
Sailor Saturn – Yukiyo Fujii
Professor Tomoe – Takuya Kirimoto
Kaolinite – Hikari Yono
Pharaon 90 – Takaya Hashi
Eudial – Chiaki Takahashi
Mimete – Yuki Nagaku
Viluy – Rina Honizumi
Tellu – Naomi Ohzora
Cyprine – Umeka Shouji
I don’t watch much newer anime but a lot of these voice actors have a great deal of experience from recent years. MoonSisters.org posted a nice summary of all of their works on their Facebook Page. Most noteable is Takaya Hashi, who will be voicing Pharaon 90, who played a few small characters in the original Sailor Moon anime. He played Astronomer Dr. Sergai Ajimov in episode 120 of Sailor Moon S and the ventriloquist in the Sailor Moon SuperS Special.
Another odd thing was the inclusion of Cyprene but not Ptilol. In the recent musical Un Nouveau Voyage only Cyprene appeared, though Cyprene and Ptilol, twins, appeared together in the manga and original Sailor Moon anime. Assuming Sailor Moon Crystal will continue to be faithful to the manga it seems only logical that Ptilol will also be making an appearance. If this is the case she will likely also be voiced by Umeka Shouji.
Also announced at the event this morning was “The Exhibition of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon” in Tokyo from April 16th to June 19th. This exhibit will have stuff from the Sailor Moon comics and anime as well as merchandise for sale.
An image of the Infinity arc’s art was revealed, but as this was the same we’d seen earlier this week this wasn’t really anything new. We continue to wait for some confirmation of a timeline for the new episodes. At this point we can only speculate as to when it will be released.
Thanks to Twitter user @aers00 for streaming the event. I was unable to view the feed on Niconico and so I was happy to have an option to watch it while showering and getting ready this morning. I hope others who were looking to do the same found the feed as well.
Exciting developments. Hopefully we’ll have more news in the coming days and weeks.
I am dying to see the new henshin sequences!!
I’m not, those were so god awful in Crystal that I skipped them every time. The sub par computer animation that clashed horribly with the style of the rest of the show was a huge disappointment. I sincerely hope that that they are replaced with the same animation as the rest of the series.
Couldn’t watch it. It came on at 6AM my time and I was still sleeping.
But it was on all day for weeks after it released, it just premiered that early.
Is that the same Sailor Uranus voice actress from the 90s?
Nope, her names was Ogata Megumi. I know this because I love hearing her voice on a Sailor Uranus character song she did!
Sayaka Ohara(the one who makes sailor neptune’s voice on crystal)is the one who makes erza’s voice from fairy tail.I don’t know,erza’s voice on fairy tail is very deep,I think sailor Neptune should have more like a
She’d make a fine Haruka, but I agree, it seems deep for Michiru. Erza does often sound quite feminine when talking to Jellal though.
In the future, I still can’t wait to see Sailor Mars and Moon hold Chibiusa in either their own arms, and not only that, but I want to see more midriffs and beach/pool scenes.
Ah, dear Luke… though your comments are creepy, I always try to find a good side to them. That is to say, though we shall never know if you are serious or if you are a troll, I decided to consider you as a troll (dont take it bad) and to take your comments as manifestations of inappropriate humor.
But I’m not a troll. And my comments are not creepy, and not inappropriate.
Anyway, I find that some of your comments regarding your wishes and obsessions are a breath of fresh, comical air . This is not to be mean since I’m not there on Sailor Moon News to be mean towards anyone.
Sorry if my first comment was maybe inappropriate .
For anyone wanting to hear some of the voices:
Sayaka Ohara (Neptune) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGL5iMBCT8o
Yukiyo Fujii (Saturn) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1x-5QI1GUgQ
Junko Minagawa (Uranus) – I couldn’t really find any clips, but here’s her BTVA page so you can look up some of hers or you may even know some of them. http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Junko-Minagawa/