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‘Sailor Moon Crystal’ Anime Casts Its Diana

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Sailor Moon Crystal Neon AlleyFans of Sailor Moon Crystal have a lot to look forward to as the 19th episode of the series is set to debut on April 4th where we get Sailor Pluto, but some new casting news has arrived regarding episode twenty. That one will be bringing in idol Shoko Nakagawa to the series where she’ll be taking on the role of Diana. Nakagawa is no stranger to the series having performed on the 20th Anniversary Memorial Tribute release and more. According to Nakagawa, “I actually personally own a cat named Luna, and I’m very happy to be playing the role of Diana, the extremely cute daughter of Luna.”

This isn’t Nakagawa’s first voice acting work as she’s done several different roles in various Pokemon films and has roles in the recent and upcoming Dragon Ball Z film and took a stronger role in Saint Seiya Omega as Athena and Saori Kido.

Directed by Munehisa Sakai at Toei Animation with Yuji Kobayashi doing the scripts. Yuki Sako joined the team as the character designer, whose recent works include Majestic Prince. Yasuharu Takanashi is serving as the composer, having worked on some big franchise including Fairy Tail and Precure. Art direction is being done by Takashi Kurahashi and Yumi Hosaka, both of which worked on Gatchaman Crowds and Mononoke. The soundtrack is set to be produced by King Records, which means we should be getting plenty of clips and samples of everything once they start to the marketing side as they’re very involved on that front. Momoiro Clover Z is performing the theme song.

Plot concept: Usagi Tsukino is a second-year middle school girl who is a little clumsy and a crybaby, but she is full of energy. One day, she meets Luna, a black cat with a crescent moon on her forehead, and she transforms into Sailor Moon, a sailor-uniformed pretty guardian of love and justice! As a chosen guardian of justice, Usagi seems to have a mission to find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other guardians and to protect the princess.

Meanwhile, the queen of the Dark Kingdom, Queen Beryl, also sends minions to the town where Usagi lives to obtain the Illusionary Silver Crystal, which has immense power. This causes strange events to unfold….

Can Sailor Moon really find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other Sailor guardians, and protect the princess…!?

Diana from the original Sailor Moon
Diana from the original Sailor Moon

[Source: ANN]

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