Sailor Moon Crystal which first aired in 2014, is a beloved anime series in the magical girl genre. The Dark Kingdom, Black Moon, Death Busters anime series, which aired for three seasons, is based on an old manga series written by Naoko Takeuchi and distributed by Kodansha† The anime created by Toei Animation is licensed by Viz Media. The final season of the anime originally aired on Tokyo MX from April 4, 2016 to June 27, 2016. The anime, which also appeared on platforms such as ABC Me and hulualso appeared on the Netflix platform inside July 2021† The series also has a two-part sequel film, which will be released in 2021. It is questionable whether the anime, which has attracted many viewers worldwide thanks to these platforms on which it is broadcast, is now a fourth season† In the continuation of our article, we have collected all the known details about the new season.
What is the plotline of Sailor Moon Crystal?
Although Tsukino Usagi is a clumsy crybaby, she is also a brave 8th grader. One day, Usagi meets a mysterious black cat named Luna, and her whole life changes. Thanks to Luna’s brooch, Usagi dons her sailor uniform and transforms into Sailor Moon, the guardian of love and justice. Usagi’s new mission is to find the legendary and powerful artifact, the Silver Crystal, and the lost princess of the Moon Kingdom. But there will always be obstacles for her in this mission. The underlings of the Queen of the Dark Kingdom will constantly harass Usagi and will want to take the powerful crystal for themselves.
As she progresses step by step in her missions, Usagi also encounters other Sailor Guardians. She finds out that the masked warrior she fought for the crystal is actually a boy named Mamoru. Enemies turn into lovers and a romance develops between Usagi and Mamoru. Usagi, Mamoru and the other Sailor Guardians fight together against the suspicious situations in the city, the injustice, the evil. When a powerful and dark entity called Pharaoh 90 appears, they must come up with a new plan. Protector of peace, Usagi must balance her life, remember that she is a student and a daughter and must do everything in secret.
Will there be a fourth season of the anime?
The anime was last seen to the public in early 2021 with a two-part sequel. However, Toei Animation or an anime related company hasn’t yet renewed the anime for one fourth season† Renewals of anime series can take a long time. The fact that the series’ sequel has recently been released to the public as a film may indicate that we will have to wait a long time for a new season. Still, fans are lucky there was no cancellation announcement. Since there is no official announcement for the new season of the anime we have speculated under the familiar. Many animes get a new season by evaluating important key factors such as source material availability, popularity and disc sales. We evaluated these key factors, as did the producers. Let’s watch together.
The manga series written and illustrated by Naoko Takeuchi was published by Kodansha between 1991 and 1997. The manga series consisting of 18 parts, other than short stories, is the main source material of the anime series. For this reason, it is important that the manga series provide enough source material for the anime to get a fourth season. The manga, which consists of a total of 18 parts, also consists of 5 arcs. The first 3 arches have been modified so far and 2 arches remain. Considering the portion that has been modified and the rest, there is plenty of source material for another season.
Popularity is the main criterion for anime to gain approval for a new season. As with TV dramas, popularity is paramount in anime innovations. Looking at the series’ Google searches, we see above-average search popularity. However, the latest season seems to be below average in disc sales. The biggest plus is that a large audience in Japan is fascinated by the manga of the series. The franchise, which has a huge fan base with its musicals and many side events, has 286 thousand followers on Twitter†
Chance of the fourth season of Sailor Moon Crystal
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Above average ratings (7.05 on MA, 8.0 on IMDb)
Major distributor like Netflix, ABC
Bestselling manga (35m+)
Enough LN source material
No success in disc sales
When is the fourth season of Sailor Moon Crystal?
While the fourth season of the anime has not yet been confirmed, we see that the series has received new season approvals so far. Since the manga contains enough source material for a new season, we see a high probability of a sequel. In addition, the fact that the series is distributed by powerful exclusive distributors such as Netflix means additional income financially. For this reason, we think the series will get another season endorsement in the future. However, the fact that the series’ sequel movie came out in 2021 may mean we’ll have to wait a few more years for a new season. Also, given the production time, if there is an extension coming soon, the anime could be out around 2023.
What can we expect from the fourth season?
In Sailor Moon Crystal Season 4, as in previous seasons, we can take a closer look at the continuation of the events of the original film. Our characters this season will focus on finding the missing princess from planet Kinmoku. We’re going to take a closer look at Sailor Galaxia, Sailor Starlights and Sailor Stars and their feuds with Usagi. Her ambition to grab the Sailor’s Crystal consumes Sailor Galaxia from day to day. But she will surely come up with new evil ideas. Galaxia has more terrifying plans that she wants to carry out after invading the galaxy. Usagi will experience and become stronger every day.