New Sailor Moon Japanese cast announced, show dated + CHARACTER DESIGNS

At this weekend's Nico Nico Chokaigi 3 convention, the new cast for the new Sailor Moon anime, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal, is announced. More importantly, it's getting a release date of July 5th.

Veteran seiyuu Kotono Mitsuishi is back to reprise her Sailor Moon role. The others however are now played by other voice actresses besides the original:

Sailor Moon: Kotono Mitsuishi
Jupiter: Ami Koshimizu
Mercury: Hisako Kanemoto
Venus: Shizuka Itou,
Mars: Rina Satou

Other cast members are to be announced. While the original cast isn't reunited, the new actresses are no slouches either, as each have accomplished roles under their collective belts. Koshimizu just finished playing Ryuuko from Kill la Kill, for example.

Apart from that, the brand new characte designs of the Inner Senshi were posted on the Sailor Moon official website:

Usagi Tsukino (Sailor Moon)

Ami Mizuno (Sailor Mercury)

Rei Hino (Sailor Mars)

Makoto Kino (Sailor Jupiter)

Minako Aino (Sailor Venus)

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Screencaps taken from: @missdreamsubs

I really warmed up to these designs. How about you, ONTD?