To celebrate Michiru “Sailor Neptune” Kaiou’s birthday, Sailor Moon’s 20th anniversary Twitter has released the trailer for the Sailor Moon Crystal Death Busters arc for everyone who couldn’t make it to its first episode’s screening at a special event in Tokyo on Sunday. This third season’s opening and ending themes have also been revealed, with singer/songwriter Etsuko Yakushimaru performing the opening ‘In Love With the New Moon’, and a duet from Sailor Uranus and Neptune’s voice actors, Junko Minagawa and Sayaka Ohara, to close called ‘Eternal Eternity’.
The new season and new arc bring with them a new staff line-up, and Junjou Romantica’s Chiaki Kon will take over from Munehisa Sakai as director, with Akira Takahashi of Dokidoki! Precure stepping up to Yukie Sako’s position as character designer. Otherwise all the staff are familiar, with Yuuji Kobayashi still on scripts, Takashi Kurahashi back as art director beside animators Toei Animation, and Yasuharu Takanashi returning as composer with King Records producing the music.
Back on January 27th to mark another character birthday, this time for Haruka Tenou who moonlights as Sailor Uranus, a Nico Live webcast introduced the cast who would join this series. Beside Kotono Mitsuishi staying on as the Sailors’ leader, we will be hearing the returning cast:
Hisako Kanemoto as Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury
Rina Satou as Rei Hino/Sailor Mars
Ami Koshimizu as Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter
Shizuka Itou as Minako Aino/Sailor Venus
Ryou Hirohashi as Luna
Kenji Nojima as Tuxedo Mask/Mamoru Chiba
And as for the new cast, alongside the closing theme’s duet Junko Minagawa as Sailor Uranus
and Sayaka Ohara as Sailor Neptune, they were unveiled as follows:
Yukiyo Fujii as Hotaru Tomoe/Sailor Saturn
Hikari Yono as Kaolinite
Takuya Kirimoto as Professor Tomoe
Takaya Hashi as Pharaoh 90
Yuki Nagaku as Mimete
Chiaki Takahashi as Eudial
Rina Hon’izumi as Viluy
Naomi Ouzora as Tellu
Umeka Shouji as Cyprine
The Sailors will once again be sighted against the moonlight when Crystal’s third season premieres on April 4th, and the songs to accompany the new episodes will be released on April 27th.