20th Anniversary Sailor Moon Anime to Air in July

The official website for the 20th Anniversary of Sailor Moon has revealed that the new anime project will be airing in July this year. The new anime will also try something new, it will be simultaneously available on both TV and live streaming. The anime will be streamed worldwide on Japan’s most popular streaming site Niconico. The stream will also contain 10 different subtitle languages.


The new anime was created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Sailor Moon, which first appeared as a manga in 1992. This new anime will be an entirely new anime, not a remake of the anime that also aired in 1992. The anime will once again be produced by Toei Animation. The following are the main production members:

  • Original Creator: Naoko Takeuchi
  • Director: Munehisa Sakai, director of various One Piece episodes and One Piece Film Strong World movie
  • Series Script Supervisor: Yuji Kobayashi, script writer on various episodes of Saint Seiya Omega and Smile Precure!
  • Opening and Endings: Momoiro Clover Z, Endings for Bodacious Space Pirates, Pokémon: Black and White and Joshiraku

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The first news of the 20th anniversary Sailor Moon anime was announced by the idol group Momoiro Clover Z, where they also announced that the series will be streamed online. The anime was targeted to release late last year but was delayed. It was also revealed that Kotono Mitsuishi, the original Japanese voice of Usagi Tsukino, aka Sailor Moon, will be playing a part in the new anime. Information on her role is unknown at the moment.

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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.

Information about the new series, such as the cast, plot and characters, have not yet been revealed. While the new anime will not be a remake, the series is very open to speculation. Regardless, the new series will air in July 2014, during the Summer season of anime.

You can keep an eye out for more information on the series’ website: http://www.sailormoon-official.com/
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