When I say “New Moon” I’m not talking about that impending hot-mess that is the upcoming Twilight movie…
Nope – we’re talking about that seemingly timeless anime, Sailor Moon, getting a revamp for the summer of 2013 with a new series. The mastermind behind Sailor Moon, Naoko Takeuchi, recently confirmed this announcement over at a Nico Nico event (which can be found here, if you’re curious) and also mentioned that Momoiro Clover Z will be performing the new theme for a new Moon.
Under the simple title of “美少女戦士セーラームーン” (Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon), fans of the original series and those few lucky 90s kids who grew up with Sailor Moon on air will be pleased to her about this announcement. However, will this new Sailor Moon be coming to a Cartoon Network near you? Most likely if it is dubbed/subbed/released in America somehow it has a better chance of premiering on the new Toonami because it will be more closely following the manga.
Already Sailor Moon (at least the American releases) have been uh, “dubbed down” to be more suitable for younger audiences, but this new series has no such goals in mind to be “kid friendly”. Rather, fans of the original series (that means all you really early 90s manga fans) will perhaps be more appreciative of the series reboot that is meant to cater to their fond memories.
As for me–who grew up on the dub of Sailor Moon and only encountered the “real deal” halfway through middle-school and high-school–I am excited to see a reboot that will be much more faithful to the original, groundbreaking work, and I will be on the look-out for more info as the year progresses! (And if it’s not me, then definitely my dear friend starshine and well-known Sailor Moon fan will have more details, haha!)