The long-awaited moment is nigh: moon power is back like it's never been seen before with the magical girl anime Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal, Toei Animation's second retelling of Naoko Takeuchi's famous shoujo manga. While the original Sailor Moon anime that ran from 1992 to 1997 was based on Takeuchi's still-ongoing story, Sailor Moon Crystal has been promoted as a fresh retelling taking major inspiration from Takeuchi's completed work. Viz Media acquired full distribution rights to Sailor Moon Crystal along with the original anime. Its official synopsis follows: Watching Sailor Moon Crystal Sailor Moon Crystal will be viewable at multiple sites. New episodes will debut online every two weeks on the first and third Saturday of every month at 7 PM in Japan, meaning a premiere time of 6 AM Eastern / 3 AM Pacific in the United States. Details for the stream follow below: Crunchyroll: As usual, Crunchyroll will start out streaming Sailor Moon Crystal for their subscribers and then make episodes free to view seven days later. Crunchyroll's stream services the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America (Central and South America including Mexico). Hulu and Neon Alley: Viz Media's U.S.-exclusive stream. For viewers in the United States, this is a good, ad-supported free option that will be available right away. Nico Nico: This is streaming Sailor Moon Crystal all across the globe in many different languages: English, Chinese (Traditional, Simplified), Korean, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Turkish, Portuguese, Indonesian and Malaysian. The preceding link is for the English language page. For links to pages for the other languages, their registration page and other information, consult this blog post. There is a catch with Nico Nico, as if I understand their wording right episodes will go behind a paywall after two weeks. Still, for fans around the world that aren't covered by Crunchyroll, this is your go-to option. The Characters of Sailor Moon Crystal Usagi Tsukino / Sailor Moon "This story's main character, an eighth grader who's a bit clumsy and a crybaby. Her trademark is her double pigtail bun hairstyle. With her cheerful and innocent personality, Usagi can quickly end up becoming anyone's friend. As a Pretty Guardian, her guardian celestial body is the moon." Japanese Voice Actress: Kotono Mitsuishi Ami Mizuno / Sailor Mercury "A genius girl with an IQ of 300. She's always studying, so she can become a doctor. Ami functions as the brains of the Guardians. With Mercury as her guardian planet, she's a warrior of knowledge who uses the power of water." Japanese voice actress: Hisako Kanemoto Rei Hino / Sailor Mars "With a strong spiritual sense, she usually works as a shrine maiden to help her grandfather, a Shinto chief priest. Rei retains the ability to psychically sense danger even when she's a Guardian. With Mars as her guardian planet, she's a warrior of battle who uses the power of fire." Japanese Voice Actress: Rina Satou Makoto Kino / Sailor Jupiter "A tall girl with great physical strength. She speaks in a manly manner, yet is still a boy-crazy girl at times. Makoto makes use of her great strength when she fights as a Guardian. With Jupiter as her guardian planet, she's a protective warrior who uses the power of lightning." Japanese Voice Actress: Ami Koshimizu Minako Aino / Sailor Venus "She's been active as a Pretty Guardian since before the rest of them awakened. Minako's the leader of the four Guardians, but she's actually a little clumsy, and a fangirl. With Venus as her guardian planet, she's a warrior of love who uses the power of light." Japanese Voice Actress: Shizuka Itou Comments?