Saturday, 7 July 2012

New Sailor Moon Anime Announced for Summer 2013


This was...well, now that the cat's out of the bag it's not unusual, but I certainly didn't see it coming. Kodansha have announced a brand-spanking new Sailor Moon anime series is in production to hit the tubes next summer, in conjunction with the iconic magical girl manga's 20th anniversary.

Momentous news! We don't know much besides that, except that alterna-idol group Momoiro Clover Z is performing the opening theme.

Fans hoping that a new Sailor Moon anime would be announced during the 20th anniversary event streamed live from Nico Nico got their wish. Specifics on the plans for the new version of Naoko Takeuchi's seminal magic girl work were not announced beyond a summer 2013 time frame, but it is coming.

Momoiro Clover Z, who joined the event from  Japan Expo 2012 in Paris via satellite to sing "Moonlight Densetsu," will be performing the anime's theme song.

From the stream  of the event, which featured

Momoiro Clover Z
Kotono Mitsuishi (voice actor of Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon)
Toru Furuya (voice actor of Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask)
Fumio Osano (editor for Naoko Takeuchi, Kodansha)
Naoki Yoshida (Moderator, Nippon housou)

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