The cast of the new Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal anime series has been announced and the big news is that Kotono Mitsuishi will be reprising her role as the title character! Asked about how it feels to return to a character she first voiced 22 years ago, Mitsuishi said via Anime News Network:
“I want to hurry up and meet moving Usagi again.” She thinks that there are some people who are worried about the new cast. This is because the fans loved the work, and they loved the characters. She added that she is the same way. She said that she will not put a lid on her feelings about the earlier anime and throw them away, but she will take them with her into the new work. She asks fans to cheer the staff on, and “miracle romance” with her.
The remaining members of the cast will be Hisako Kanemoto as Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury, Rina Satou as Rei Hino/Sailor Mars, Ami Koshimizu as Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter, and Shizuka Itou as Minako Aino/Sailor Venus. The series will debut on July 5, streamed internationally on the Niconico video service with new episodes every first and third Saturday of the month at 6:00 AM EST.
See the character designs after the break…
(via The Mary Sue)