The 20th Anniversary anime finally has an official name. The new anime, set to air in Spring 2014 will be titled Sailor Moon Crystal. The new title was revealed through an unlinked image on the 20th anniversary site for Sailor Moon.
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal, or just Sailor Moon Crystal, will be releasing in July this year. The series will be both available on Japanese television and on the popular Japanese streaming platform, Niconico simultaneously. The anime has been announced that it will not be a remake of the original Sailor Moon anime that aired in 1992.
A synopsis of Sailor Moon Crystal was also found with the image:
Usagi Tsukino is a second-year middle school girl who is a little clumsy and a crybaby, but she is full of energy. One day, she meets Luna, a black cat with a crescent moon on her forehead, and she transforms into Sailor Moon, a sailor-uniformed pretty guardian of love and justice! As a chosen guardian of justice, Usagi seems to have a mission to find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other guardians and to protect the princess.
Meanwhile, the queen of the Dark Kingdom, Queen Beryl, also sends minions to the town where Usagi lives to obtain the Illusionary Silver Crystal, which has immense power. This causes strange events to unfold….
Can Sailor Moon really find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other Sailor guardians, and protect the princess…!?
Sailor Moon is an internationally popular anime franchise. The series first started off as a Shoujo manga in early 1992, created by Naoko Takeuchi. The manga was published in Kodansha’s Nakayoshi magazine, where it ran until 1997. Toei Animation produced an anime adaptation of the manga months after the manga was first introduced, running alongside the manga where it also ended in 1997. The series was split up into yearly seasons, with each new season having a different name. Since then, three films, a live stage production, live action TV series and a slew of video games were released.
More information will be revealed in the upcoming weeks, leading up to the anime’s release.
In the meantime visit the official 20th anniversary website for Sailor Moon, where a countdown timer has appeared: http://www.sailormoon-official.com/
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