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Third Cours of 'Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal' in Production

by arsonal
Sep 28, 2015 7:20 PM | 38 Comments

Following the Tokyo MX broadcast of Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal on Monday, it was announced that a third cours of the series, titled Death Busters-hen, is in production.

The new series will cover the fifth and sixth volumes of Naoko Takeuchi's Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon manga, which depict the battle between the Sailor Guardians and a mysterious organization called the Death Busters. Sailors Uranus, Neptune, and Saturn will also make their debut appearances in the series.

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal is a new anime commemorating the 20th anniversary of the franchise. It aired biweekly on Niconico from Summer 2014 and received its first television broadcast in Spring 2015.

Source: Official site

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fugging fug on a fugstick

Mar 9, 2016 1:31 PM by WattheWut

bigivelfhq said:
nikki-no-otaku said:
Could someone please enlighten me? If this upcoming one is the third season/cours, which ones are the first two? I searched on MAL and there's only one SM Crystal with 26 eps... Thanks in advance, kind soul!


The first 13 episodes is the first season and the first arc of the series, Is called the Dark Kingdom arc/season.

From episode 14-26, the next 13 episodes, is the second season and the second arc of the series, Is called the Black Moon arc/season.

Now the third season will probably also be 13 episodes and will probably be called Death Busters.

MAL doesn't have it divided by seasons, because Toei announced the 2 at the same time and there was a generalized confusion about if 2nd season was just the other arc or another series after the break.


I just find it awfully...silly? for MAL to actually have something like "Sailor Moon Crystal" and then "Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3"... but recently not everything is going right on MAL, so I'm not surprised.

Thank you for your answer!! ^_^

Jan 9, 2016 2:38 AM by teuchkoekje

inb4 postponed till 2019 after changing studios four times.

Jan 8, 2016 5:10 AM by Fumito

nikki-no-otaku said:
Could someone please enlighten me? If this upcoming one is the third season/cours, which ones are the first two? I searched on MAL and there's only one SM Crystal with 26 eps... Thanks in advance, kind soul!


The first 13 episodes is the first season and the first arc of the series, Is called the Dark Kingdom arc/season.

From episode 14-26, the next 13 episodes, is the second season and the second arc of the series, Is called the Black Moon arc/season.

Now the third season will probably also be 13 episodes and will probably be called Death Busters.

MAL doesn't have it divided by seasons, because Toei announced the 2 at the same time and there was a generalized confusion about if 2nd season was just the other arc or another series after the break.

Jan 8, 2016 4:55 AM by bigivelfhq

Could someone please enlighten me? If this upcoming one is the third season/cours, which ones are the first two? I searched on MAL and there's only one SM Crystal with 26 eps... Thanks in advance, kind soul!

Jan 8, 2016 3:34 AM by teuchkoekje

Kryptiq said:
Will be watching this just for Sailor Saturn aka best girl.


this, only for Sailor Saturn

Nov 16, 2015 12:23 AM by roppuri

I am glad they will make another season!! I hope for another beautiful season!! Sorry folks, I love the whole Crystal series! I've liked every adaption until now of Sailor MOon. Every one of them has it good points. So excited to see another arc brought to life :p

Oct 24, 2015 12:12 PM by Risa_no_hime

I personally like sailor moon Crystal, so in very happy for this! Also I can't wait to see sailor Saturn! <3

Oct 23, 2015 4:30 AM by kawaiisweetbunny

Will be watching this just for Sailor Saturn aka best girl.

Oct 19, 2015 4:00 AM by Kryptiq

CookingPriest said:
Gave up on this after they completely fucked over the first story arc with ridiculous changes(What was the point of them prolonging the lives of those characters seriously?) and forced lighter tone(where are my fucking gruesome deaths, toei?!).

Original adaptation was already a parody of itself and SMC managed to raise my hopes of doing Manga justice and smashing them within 10 episodes.

Also more TOEI QUALITY i guess.


Exactly. It was like "Hey let's change the way the generals were treated in the manga and let them survive" (few episodes later) "Oh well, no idea what to do with the generals. Let Metalia's lazor beam kill them". The Inner Senshi's reaction and finale to that scene blew my mind too. So much about character screen time.

Oct 13, 2015 2:35 PM by Raff

Gave up on this after they completely fucked over the first story arc with ridiculous changes(What was the point of them prolonging the lives of those characters seriously?) and forced lighter tone(where are my fucking gruesome deaths, toei?!).

Original adaptation was already a parody of itself and SMC managed to raise my hopes of doing Manga justice and smashing them within 10 episodes.

Also more TOEI QUALITY i guess.

Oct 13, 2015 7:27 AM by Fai

I probably will check it out to see if the animation quality has improved or not.

Oct 7, 2015 12:35 PM by The_Archduke45



sigh...my favorite season too. Won't watch it, but I do realize that sooner or later I stumble on the screens or even gifs of butchered Outers henshins that used to be the most beautiful ones in the original anime.

Oct 7, 2015 12:26 PM by JCDenton1989

No!!! I cannot take it anymore! Toei raped my childhood with Crystal, no more Toei!

Oct 5, 2015 8:35 AM by The_Archduke45

Nidhoeggr said:
I hope this is more like the 90s show and less like the previous season....


Well... we won't get filler episodes, that give us more character development like the old anime did, but I think SMC don't need that as long as Toei focus more on good old, not forced gags/humor and on the Senshi's personalities, to make them not so dull. In SMC they are all like screaming the same sentence over and over, being helpless and useless at the same time and Usagi's mind is only around Mamoru all the f#$%@^& whole time :| As if the friendship part of SM was blurred and partially cut out.

retii said:
Hope the quality is greatly improved this time around… (≖︿≖)


Sadly I think we'll still get wonky quality, because lets be honest, Toei wants to earn money from the BR/DVD releases ;P And the bad quality wave didn't hit only SM Fans *points at DB Super episode 5 and the last One Piece episodes*. Still I really don't care, as long as the characters are recognizable. Still fun to point out the derp faces and animation quality anyway XD

Oct 5, 2015 2:32 AM by Raff

Hope the quality is greatly improved this time around… (≖︿≖)

Oct 3, 2015 6:46 AM by retii

If this is bi-weekly release again, I'm not touching this until it's finished or until the BDs come out with slightly-better animation.

Oct 2, 2015 1:03 PM by Lil-Bird

Um. Yay? Not sure what to think.

Arc 3 is my favorite arc, and the original Sailor Moon S handled it so well. I'm worried what Toei will do with this.

Oct 1, 2015 1:16 PM by malvarez1

Yay!! Can't wait for one of my favorite arc's from the manga to be adapted! ^^

Oct 1, 2015 10:37 AM by Ayuzi

HYPE!

And here I was starting to think I would'nt be able to laugh at TOEI's crappyness for a while after Saint Seiya ended (I also get to make a few Ur-anus jokes as a bonus too)

Sep 30, 2015 1:24 PM by King_of_Heretics