The official website for the ongoing Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal anime series has revealed the cast and character designs for the Black Moon Clan who will start appearing in the anime from episode 15 on February 7.
From left to right the new cast is as follows:
- Mamoru Miyano (Masaomi Kida from Durarara!!) will voice Prince Demande who seeks the Silver Crystal and Sailor Moon herself.
- Tsubasa Yonaga (Nagisa Hazuki from Free!) as Saphir, the alchemist who harbors misgivings about his older brother Demande’s ambitions but still supports him.
- Hiroki Takahashi (Koujaku from DRAMAtical Murder) as Rubeus who uses followers to subjugate the Sailor Senshi for Demande.
- Houko Kuwashima (Tomoyo Sakagami from Clannad) as Esmeraude, the only woman of the four who harbors feelings for Demande.
The Black Moon arc of Sailor Moon Crystal launched earlier this month and features Chibiusa, Sailor Pluto, and other characters.
The new arc itself began airing from January. The visual itself also showcases a new character that will appear in the arc, Sailor Chibi Moon. The Black Moon arc of the original manga was previously animated in the 1993 anime Sailor Moon R.
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…?!