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SAILOR MOON Anime Is Reborn, Returns This Summer

SAILOR MOON Anime Is Reborn, Returns This Summer

After 22 years since its original run, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon is back. Titled Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal by creator Naoko Takeuchi, the new animated series is not a remake of the original anime, but an adaptation that’s more true to the Sailor Moon manga (think Full Metal Alchemist and Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood).

If that isn’t enough of a treat for you, Sailor Moon’s original voice actress, Kotono Mitsuishi, is reprising her iconic role, while the rest of the cast will be filled out by senshi-newcomers. Mercury will be played by Hisako Kanemoto, Mars by Rina Satou, Jupiter by Ami Koshimizu, and Venus by Sizuka Itou.

Get ready to be as ecstatic as Usagi gets when she sees food. The first episode will air simultaneously worldwide via NicoNicoDouga on Saturday, July 5 at 7 PM Japan time (the same time as the original series run). If you don’t want to do the math, that’s 6 AM EDT and 3 AM PDT July 5th (UTC 10:00). While subsequent episodes will air at the same time every first and third Saturdays of every month, it’s still unknown whether we’ll see the series on TV.

You can take a look at the designs of the inner senshi below. The character re-designs are more in line with the original manga, while still incorporating the familiar look of the ’90s animated series. Sadly, no images have surfaced of everyone’s favorite talking cat, Luna.

Thrilled that Sailor Moon is yet again reborn? Show us your excitement in the comments below.

HT: Anime News Network

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  9. Ashlyn says:

    I can’t wait till sailor moon comes on I love that show even if I don’t understand it I still love it tho

  10. vanessa says:

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  11. Sila says:

    Actually , it seems lose of cuteness. Especially changing eye shape of  each character T.T

  12. That one redhead says:

    So excited I could pee. 😮

  13. The changes are subtle but contemporary. Overall I hear plenty of good buzz about this one. Can’t wait for the premiere!
    Even Viz Media is licensing both the original and new series!

  14. blah says:

    so what are they gonna do about sailor pluto?

  15. Octopus says:

    Kyle Drake’s vision of a world without Sailor Moon will be realized.  Ice Sailor Moon forever!  HAIL ISM!!

  16. Casey Hayes says:

    Omg! I been trying to find all of these tv series on dvd but cant find it 🙁 I would love to get them and see the new ones as well. What channal will it be on and time?

  17. Emily O'Conn says:

    Wow, Cool I Can’t Wait

  18. SMoonCrystal says:

    So excited for this. I have been a Sailor Moon fan for the last 16 years and am having a feild day with trying to keep up with all the new stuff coming out. the answer is yes you will need a premium membership but its only it the answer is yes you will need a premium membership but it’s only $5 a month. However I am sure that after it airs through the site originally fans will make it available elsewhere. Moon Prism Power Makeup!

  19. Elzabeth says:

    Is it gonna like start from the begining or are they make up a whole different script?

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  21. Erin Morrow says:

    Omg can’t wait do u have to pay for the website its gonna play on?