At the Animate Girls Festival 2014 event, the first key visual for the second season of Sailor Moon Crystal, the currently airing anime adaptation of Naoko Takeuchi’s Sailor Moon manga. The next season of the anime will be covering the Black Moon arc.
The arc itself will air in the next season, the Winter 2014/2015 anime season 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.
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal is a new Sailor Moon anime for the 20th anniversary of Sailor Moon produced by Toei Animation.
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal synopsis from Haruhichan:
New Sailor Moon anime commemorating the 20th anniversary of Sailor Moon.
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…?!
The Black Moon arc of Sailor Moon Crystal will be airing in January next year, during the Winter 2014/2015 anime season. An advanced screening of the first episode of the arc will be held at an event on December 27.