Sailor Moon Crystal to return with the Infinity Arc
I told myself I wouldn’t do this to myself. But I can’t help it. I’m just a fool.
That’s right, I’m excited about the next season of Sailor Moon Crystal, subtitled “SEASON III” (genius). As much as I took against Sailor Moon Crystal the first time, the knowledge that there’s a new director, new character designs, and Sailor “I’m a Fuck You Up” Uranus has me in something of a stunned appreciation.
The Infinity Arc is arguably the best manga arc of the lot. I really hope they do this one justice, and I’ll walk into the new anime adaptation with my head held high. If it’s rubbish then BRING IT, I’ve got vitriol to spare.
But gosh, take a look at that artwork below. Muuuuuch better than the weird pouty fragility of the previous design. And my girls Uranus, Neptune and Saturn all rocking those Talismans. Great evil look on Saturn’s face, too.
As for the staff line-up, all the voice actors are confirmed to return, with Kotono Mitsuishi reprising her role as Usagi / Sailor Moon once more. The Seiyuu for Uranus, Neptune and Saturn should be confirmed fairly soon.
The directorship has been given to Chiaki Kon, an actual woman and everything. Her previous credits are character-focussed, so hopefully she’ll breathe fresh air into the show. Akira Takahashi has taken over the character designs, hence the revamped look. He’s worked on a heck of a lot, everything from Precure! (a saccharine pink mess) to Hellsing: Ultimate (stupid bloody vampiric fun).
More information on Season III should be revealed on 26th March 2016, as well as a “new project“, which I suspect might be the 2016 stage musical. For more Sailor Moon Crystal content, check out all my reviews of Season 1 and 2, as well as my 2-part podcast review on Transformation Sequence (subscribe today for the love of god).