The new Sailor Moon anime series cast was announced today, and Kotono Mitsuishi, the original voice of the lead Sailor Senshi, will be reprising her role as Usagi-chan in this reboot. Huzzah! The remaining Inner Senshi, however are getting some new voices in the roles: Hisako Kanemoto as Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury, Rina Satou as Rei Hino/Sailor Mars, Ami Koshimizu as Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter (aka the best one), and Shizuka Itou as Minako Aino/Sailor Venus. Some fans are somewhat skeptical on the choices but I’ll hold my own opinion till I see it for myself.
Mitsuishi commented on her love of the old series and her hopes for the new one *Mitsuishi* stated that there are some fans who are worried about the new cast. This is because the fans love the work, and they love the Senshi of old. She herself feels the same way. She said that she will not her feelings back about the earlier series and toss them away; rather she will take them with her into the new series. She asks the loyal fans to cheer the staff on, and “miracle romance” with her.
The Series entitled “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal” will kick off July 5, and streamed internationally on the Niconico video service. The series will air new episodes twice per month, on first and third Saturdays at 6:00 AM US EST. This series reboot will be in the purest sense, going to the manga fresh and vibrant. There are new character designs, and this being a faithful adaptation of the original material. Don’t let me just be the Judge, comment up on this and let us know what you are excepting from the reboot yourselves.