[Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal] Black Moon Arc

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Black Moon Arc

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal: Black Moon Arc starts in Act 14!

Sailor Moon Crystal Act 14 is the start of the series’s second arc: Black Moon. This is equivalent to the 90s anime’s second season: Sailor Moon R. The Doom Tree Arc did not exist in the manga (it is exclusive to the 90s anime storyline) so it will be skipped in Sailor Moon Crystal. Following closely to its manga source, it will introduce Chibiusa as Sailor Chibi Moon and Sailor Pluto!

Where can I watch Sailor Moon Crystal for free?

You can watch Sailor Moon Crystal online for free and legally here:
Crunchyroll - available in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin America (Central & South America including Mexico)
Hulu/NeonAlley - available for US residents
AnimeLabavailable in Australia & New Zealand
NicoNico* – available worldwide (Subtitled in 12 different languages with the original Japanese audio)
*Only the first two episodes are available for free via NicoNico.

Download the hola.org Chrome Extension to access all streaming sites restricting your country.

What is the airing schedule?

Sailor Moon Crystal airs on the first and third Saturday of every month 6PM EST (Not necessarily fortnightly as some months have 5 Saturdays instead of 4)

Where can I buy Sailor Moon Crystal goods/merchandise?

Visit our Sailor Moon Crystal Shopping Guide for links to buy!

Sailor Moon Crystal Black Moon Arc Trailer:

Voice cast:
Sailor Moon/ Usagi Tsukino: Mitsuishi Kotono (reprising role)
Sailor Mercury/ Ami Mizuno : Hisako Kanemoto
Sailor Mars/ Rei Hino: Rina Satō
Sailor Jupiter/ Makoto Kino: Ami Koshimizu
Sailor Venus/ Minako Aino : Shizuka Ito
Tuxedo Mask: Kenji Nojima
Sailor Chibi Moon/Chibiusa: Misato Fukuen
Sailor Pluto: Ai Maeda
Luna: Ryo Hirohashi
Prince Dimande: Miyano Mamoru
Saphir: Yonaga Tsubasa
Rubeus: Takahashi Hiroki
Esmeraude: Kuwashima Houko

Are you excited?! Discuss below, or check out our Sailor Moon Crystal comics!

60 Responses to “[Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal] Black Moon Arc”

  1. V_Lix March 22, 2015 at 7:36 pm #

    Another good episode imo, we get to see some more of Naru, Umino, and that club pres Kotono from Rei’s school (who I thought was gonna be a one-time character only XD). As Venus’ Ayakashi Sister counterpart, Calaveras not using Dark Beaut as her attack still feels a bit off for me, though. Gonna take some time to get used to, although she’s technically toast now haha..

    And yay finally it’s Puu’s time in 2 weeks ! I sure hope she’s talking to Usagi / Sailor Moon in the next ep preview and not something else, like, say, a cockroach LOL XDDD #ifyouknowwhatimean

    • Chibi Jennifer March 24, 2015 at 6:53 pm #

      ahahaha..cockroach.. XDDD

      Yes, another great episode this week with Act 18 Sailor Venus! I’m glad they decided against having Venus captured too ^^” Black Moon Arc of Crystal has been very solid so far :D I’m thoroughly enjoying it.

      Chibiusa, is again.. and still, very adorable :3 Aww..this precious child.

  2. Ryan February 23, 2015 at 7:32 am #

    I thought the first arc was good. It was a start to test the fan waters. But this arc is really kicking butt. I love the side characters and stories in the episodes and its going to get better I think as it goes. this past episode had me tearing up haha.

  3. V_Lix February 22, 2015 at 6:59 pm #

    Hands down I like this arc better too. Kinda miss the good ol’ Ayakashi Sisters though but this is a fresh approach as well (since I did not get the chance to read the manga except for the Stars season equivalent arc), albeit being a monster of the day, they do feel more dangerous, especially Berthier, ’cause I seem to recall she’s not as scary in the original. In fact, I kinda feel she somewhat reminds me of PallaPalla in some of her scenes in SMR, or maybe it should be the other way around instead ? XD

    And you’re right about Chibi-Usa — she is much less noisy and annoying this time around hahaha (her more mature behaviour’s more like how she is in SuperS, despite this is the arc in which she shows up for the first time), but I also kinda miss her bickering with Usagi every chance she gets.. I remember their shoutings at each other used to be pretty loud and intense that my head hurts a bit XDD Her new seiyuu sounds really similar to the 90s though, which I like haha.. b(^^)d

    • Chibi Jennifer February 26, 2015 at 11:35 am #

      Yeah, I don’t mind the fresh new approach :) I guess we always have the 90s anime to go back to if we wanna see more of the Ayakashi Sisters.

  4. Justin February 22, 2015 at 1:43 pm #

    I may get into it in this arc. Tbh, the first season of the original didn’t really hook me much either

  5. Chibi Jennifer February 22, 2015 at 10:40 am #

    My thoughts on Act 16:
    -I absolutely loved this episode! In fact, I enjoyed both Act 15 Infiltration: Sailor Mars and “Abduction”. I seriously think the Black Moon Arc is starting off really strong! Much much better story writing than in the first arc of the Dark Kingdom :D

    – I loved how Mercury had so much good character development time. We got to see some nice backstory too.

    – I love the look of the villains so much :3 The Ayakashi Sisters looked amazing. I was a little sad that they kind of come and die (and don’t stick around like they did in the 90s) but they actually feel scary. And deadly. I’m just happy we’re able to see the sisters again but look so amazing in this new style :3

    -Chibiusa is actually very cute. She’s not annoying like she was in the 90s anime and you really feel for her. You can tell she’s just a scared lonely helpless child, and it was great to see another side of Usagi too. With Mars being captured by the Black Moon, Usagi’s feeling of desperation and despair really showed through, with her then feeling awful for putting all the blame on Chibiusa. Usagi isn’t perfect. She’s human.

    • Crystal February 22, 2015 at 1:44 pm #

      It was amazing. They are really fixing all that went wrong during the first arc. The art is sharper and more consistent, there’s more character development for the girls-look at the awesome job they did with Ami this episode. The swimming scene- Young (chibi) Ami was adorable! Her snow attack was gorgeous! Her connection and love regarding her friends is heartwarming and is what fuels her character forward. I’m loving this arc. They’re doing a nice job so far.

    • Kimaly February 22, 2015 at 1:44 pm #

      It was pretty darn great! Pacing was so much better and interesting! It kept me hooked the entire episode, even though I know what happens from reading the manga! I know it happens too in the manga, but the whole Mamo puppet scene was too adorable!! It was great! I’m glad they’re lightening up the expressions! The pool scene made me actually laugh for once! I hope they keep getting better!

    • Sean February 22, 2015 at 1:47 pm #

      I really liked this episode. Much more character emotion.

    • Sara February 23, 2015 at 7:32 am #

      hardly noticed any animation errors in this episode so thats good and i loved the part with usagi in the pool

  6. thestrawberrybunny January 25, 2015 at 3:30 am #

    when will you post your next post???

  7. sofi January 20, 2015 at 7:05 pm #

    well I’m a fans of your comic, just a thought for LINE user like me, is it possible someday we can buy your sailormoon chibi charater in LINE sticker shop, wishing so much :D

    • Chibi Jennifer January 22, 2015 at 8:41 pm #

      haha thanks for your support ^_^ I’m glad you like the comics :D
      I don’t use LINE though, sorry :(

  8. Viper-X27 January 17, 2015 at 9:31 am #

    Does this mean SM Crystal is skipping the Doom Tree arc and just heading to the… I don’t remember what its called… toddler from the future arc?

    • Chibi Jennifer January 17, 2015 at 9:35 am #

      Yup. Sailor Moon Crystal follows the manga storyline which goes straight to the Black Moon Arc with Chibiusa~ The Doom Tree Arc only appears in the 90s anime version, which was essentially a filler arc waiting for the manga to catch up.

  9. Cyborg January 11, 2015 at 4:11 pm #

    And I already dislike the girl with pink hair.

  10. Maya January 7, 2015 at 10:53 pm #

    SO EXITED I know I’m the only person here. That didn’t watch the 90s anime but I loved sailor moon when I saw it

    • Chibi Jennifer January 8, 2015 at 7:40 am #

      Oh wow, that is pretty rare I think! Glad you’re enjoying Crystal :D

  11. setsuna16 January 2, 2015 at 10:04 am #

    PLUTO.

    IS.

    COMING.

    Clearly, I am excite.

  12. Philip January 2, 2015 at 10:01 am #

    I can’t wait!

  13. Laura January 2, 2015 at 10:00 am #

    Me I’m so excited I can’t sleep at the right times

  14. Sarah January 2, 2015 at 10:00 am #

    I can’t believe it’s going to be so soon!!

  15. Natalie January 2, 2015 at 9:57 am #

    Here’s hoping they give Mars more of a personality than just saying she feels an evil presence… Which is most of the time.

  16. Lindsay January 2, 2015 at 9:57 am #

    That’s my birthday! Woop woop!

  17. Chelsea January 2, 2015 at 9:56 am #

    Lol at chibiusa. Her face is perfect here.

  18. pikachu jigglypuff January 1, 2015 at 4:45 am #

    Jumping around my room in excitement! I just can’t wait! Wait, Sailor Moon got her tiara back? So looking forward to this! XD

  19. chaosinuyasha December 30, 2014 at 10:09 pm #

    They’re doing this arc too? hmmm I saw a screencap of Pluto. Sadly they still made her white. They tried to make her tan but it failed bad. So I WAS excited but not anymore. I do look forward to seeing a screncap of Wicked Lady though.

    • Chibi Jennifer December 31, 2014 at 9:09 am #

      Yup.. the Black Moon Arc starts from Act 14~ have you seen the trailer too? Pluto sounds cool though!

      • chaosinuyasha December 31, 2014 at 10:21 am #

        -shrugs- I’ll check it out but her skin still irks me :(

        • Serginho January 3, 2015 at 3:30 pm #

          I guess that the wrong color of her skin is one more of those mistakes that will be corrected later, like the color of Queen Serenity’s hair in the opening (I hope so…)

          • Chibi Jennifer January 4, 2015 at 5:13 pm #

            Her skin tone looks slightly darker than the others but I assume it should be a lot more tan?

    • FlyingPrincess January 17, 2015 at 9:31 am #

      What are you talking about? She looks tan to me.

      • chaosinuyasha January 17, 2015 at 9:32 am #

        If she is that’s the lightest tan I’ve ever seem. I’m an indoors shut in type yet my arms are darker than hers (somehow).

  20. V_Lix December 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

    Oh the nostalgia… xD I hope we can see Ayakashi Sisters one more time, though I doubt they’ll get much character development this time around.

    Can’t wait to see more of Setsuna hahaha for some reason she becomes a rather funny character in my head due to her behaviours in your comics XD I can never look at her as the serious individual anymore lol XDD but that just makes me love her more ! Still second to Hotaru, though ! ^^

    Well, here’s hoping the series will have a lot of improvements although I heard that Usagi’s not getting new sequence for her Moon Crystal Power transformation or something along that line (correct me if I’m mistaken tho), which frankly kinda bums me out a little because I’ve always liked the transformation sequences in the original :(

    • Chibi Jennifer December 30, 2014 at 5:05 pm #

      Ah… I love the Ayakashi Sisters!! But yeah.. I have feeling they won’t have a big role like they did in the 90s anime :( They weren’t in the Sailor Moon Musicals either which is a shame.. still be exciting to see them in a new style :D

      lol..poor pluto. XDDD I ruined her cool serious image XD

      I hope she does get a new sequence.. I’d be pretty disappointed if it was kept the same too >.< At least.. a different soundtrack? I kind of doubt it since it wasn’t in the Sailor Moon Crystal OST…

      • V_Lix December 30, 2014 at 5:26 pm #

        Yeah, and I like the Saphir and Petz moments in the original, too. But still looking forward to seeing them as well haha..

        Or maybe same soundtrack, different sequence ? lol I’m still hoping that she gets new animation, because in the 90s that’s kinda how I determined that Sailor Moon was getting stronger each season hahaha

        • Chibi Jennifer December 30, 2014 at 6:18 pm #

          Guess we’ll find out soon enough ^^” We already know the character intros will be the same… just swapped out the compact brooch for a new one XD Her outfit from classic to R doesn’t seem to change too much so I’m actually not expecting a new henshin

  21. ilovepinkhair December 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

    ^^ I’m excited now, I can wait to see chibiusa. She is my favorite senshi <3 :) Adorable Artwork <3

  22. SqueakyMcBeal December 30, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

    Wheeeeeeeeeeee! I can’t wait! This is very spectacular by the way!

    • Chibi Jennifer December 30, 2014 at 4:07 pm #

      Thank you, glad you like it ^^

      • SqueakyMcBeal December 31, 2014 at 10:22 am #

        You’re welcome

  23. Rawr-happi December 30, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    I’m so excited, I love Chibi-Usa! Cute little chibis here too :)

  24. OginZ December 30, 2014 at 3:48 pm #

    Looks great! ^.^ I really hope for improvement in the next arc :D.

    • Chibi Jennifer December 30, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

      Thanks! I hope so too :D The story follows the manga pretty closely so the story should be more interesting..

  25. Mikey186 December 30, 2014 at 3:48 pm #

    So ‘SUPERCALAFREAKINAWESOME’! I can’t wait for the 2nd arc. Think the series will make it into Eternal Sailor Moon?

    • Chibi Jennifer December 30, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

      I hope so! It really depends if the show is successful or not, we can only hope! :)

      • Mikey186 December 30, 2014 at 4:11 pm #

        If it really is, darling, the series really deserve a movie!

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