In 1992 the original Sailor Moon series launching only a month after the first issue of the manga was published, the anime aired from March 1992 to February 1997. Two decades later Sailor Moon has gained globe popularity and is recognized for reviving the magical girl genre, creator Naoko Takeuchi slipped the news of a new Sailor Moon series, airing summer 2013.
On the morning of July 6th, Sailor Moon fans who tuned into Japan’s premier video sharing site, Nico Nico, for the 20th anniversary talk featuring pop band Momoiro Clover Z, were pleasantly surprised with the news that Takeuchi and Kodansha Comics already have a new series in the works. Kodansha editor Fumio Osano has confirmed that the new project will not be a film, but a serialized anime. They have yet to release any details beyond its existence, its format, and its debut timeframe, but longtime fans of the series have already begun to speculate that this new anime will be a reboot geared to both young, potential-moonies, and older fans.
So far what I understand is that Clover Z will be doing the opening for the new series and that it is an adaptation based off the manga. They’re trying to be more true with the original story and the best part? It’s going to be targeted for a mature crowd. This will not be a children’s show, such as the original. I really hope they give the characters more depth with a wider range of emotions. I’m a sucker for dramas.