New Sailor Moon Anime by Toei to Premiere in July

posted on by Egan Loo
One Piece's Munehisa Sakai directs anime off scripts by Smile Precure!'s Yūji Kobayashi

The official website for the Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Project announced on Friday that the new Sailor Moon anime will premiere this July. It will stream worldwide via the Niconico service. The staff is as follows:

  • Original Creator: Naoko Takeuchi
  • Director: Munehisa Sakai (One Piece, One Piece Strong World, Suite Precure)
  • Series Script Supervisor: Yūji Kobayashi (scripts on Saint Seiya Omega, Smile Precure!)
  • Animation Production: Toei Animation (first Sailor Moon anime, One Piece)
  • Theme Song Performance: Momoiro Clover Z (Bodacious Space Pirates, Pokémon: Black and White, Joshiraku)

The new anime based on Takeuchi's magical girl team manga was announced in Summer 2012 and slated to premiere last summer, but then it was delayed. The female idol group Momoiro Clover Z then said during the Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary Event last August that the new Sailor Moon anime will stream worldwide simultaneously this winter.

Kodansha USA's general manager Dallas Middaugh reaffirmed at New York Comic Con in October that the new Sailor Moon anime will stream on Niconico, and added that it will be subtitled in 10 languages. (Kodansha Comics publishes the original manga in North America.)

This article has a follow-up: New Sailor Moon Anime's Producer: Not Remaking 1st Anime (2014-01-09 22:46)
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