After a long wait, new Sailor Moon anime will premiere this July. The fresh material was initially scheduled for summer 2013 but hey, delays happen. Rather than reboot the first series, the episodes are based on the original material by Naoko Takeuchi. Producer Atsutoshi Umezawa had the following to say in a press release about the project:
“This second anime adaptation of Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon is not remaking that previous anime, but adapting [Takeuchi’s] original manga and starting from scratch again. It is quite a project. The entire staff has been working hard to show everyone an entirely new Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon, so please look forward to it.”
The series is hitting it’s 20th anniversary and seems as popular as ever. Fans will be able to check out the new series as it streams worldwide on Niconico; it will be subtitled in 10 languages.
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