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New 'Sailor Moon' Series Due July 2014 [Update 4/27]

by Naruleach
Jan 9, 2014 6:59 PM | 160 Comments
According to its official website, the new Sailor Moon anime will be broadcast on Niconico starting July 2014.

Some staff were also announced:

Original Creator: Naoko Takeuchi
Director: Munehisa Sakai
Series Composition: Yuuji Kobayashi
Animation Production: Toei Animation
Theme Song: Momoiro Clover Z

Source: Official site

Previous related topic: New Anime 'Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon' to Stream Worldwide Winter 2014


Update April 27
According to Nico Live, the new main cast has been announced.

Sailor Moon/Usagi Tsukino: Kotono Mitsuishi
Sailor Mercury/Ami Mizuno: Hisako Kanemoto
Sailor Mars/Rei Hino: Rina Satou
Sailor Jupiter/Makoto Kino: Ami Koshimizu
Sailor Venus/Minako Aino: Shizuka Itou

It was also announced that the anime will be remade and will start streaming on July 5, 2014, ever first and third Saturdays of the month.

Source: Yaraon, ANN

Discussion continues from here.

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I've seen the character sheets.
I'm not thrilled about it as much as I was now, but I'll still watch. :)

Jun 1, 2014 8:58 AM by tlne

I'm super excited!

May 26, 2014 11:30 AM by KawaiiMoon

According to Fanime, it'll be simulcast (based on Saturday 7 PM Japanese time) on Crunchy Roll/Hulu/Neon Alley. So it won't just Nico Nico in Japan for international audiences!

https://twitter.com/debaoki/status/470335584775319552, https://twitter.com/debaoki/status/470338079404720128

THANK YOU, BASED VIZ.

May 24, 2014 5:26 PM by SailorStarDust

Hahalollawl said:
sempai. =)


1. Learn to spell the word properly
2. Stop using it

May 17, 2014 1:26 PM by mitch3315

RyanSaotome said:
Shinten_Raiho said:
I think they didn't used the previous anime's voice actors, because they wanted to keep the budget low.


Budget has nothing to do with it... its not like they got unknown seiyuu to replace them. They hired popular modern actors who would likely cost just as much if not more than older 50 year old seiyuu.

A more likely reason is that they're trying to appeal to a new generation of fans, and those people want young attractive seiyuu, not old women. They just kept Sailor Moon since her voice is the most iconic.


Ehhh that might be true but calling them old women seems harsh. Let's try a euphemism...like "experienced" or "mature" or "vintage" sempai. =)

May 17, 2014 12:26 PM by Hahalollawl

Well, it will be strange because I totally loved Sailor Moon when I was little and I can't help but remember those old anime designs and the old music (i find it amazing till this day though). But watching remake of it with good image and recent types of songs, I'll find it weird but still amazing and I'm going to cry missing my childhood.

May 17, 2014 11:04 AM by Yakuzaa

Oh wow I return from my vacation and I see this O__O. Holy...Mitsuishi Kotono is still going to voice Usagi omg omg omg omg! I'm now certain tears will be shed the moment I hear her voice. I'm so happy right now.

May 13, 2014 5:38 AM by xchee

at least the time gap will give me plenty of time to re-watch the old one since i haven't seen it since i was about 8

May 4, 2014 4:09 AM by seinfeld

Naruleach said:


Update April 27
According to Nico Live, the new main cast has been announced.

Sailor Moon/Usagi Tsukino: Kotono Mitsuishi
Sailor Mercury/Ami Mizuno: Hisako Kanemoto
Sailor Mars/Rei Hino: Rina Satou
Sailor Jupiter/Makoto Kino: Ami Koshimizu
Sailor Venus/Minako Aino: Shizuka Itou

It was also announced that the anime will be remade and will start streaming on July 5, 2014, ever first and third Saturdays of the month.

Source: Yaraon, ANN

Discussion continues from here.


Nice lineup for seiyuu's. Definitely looking forward to this. Also, it would be nice to hear Kotono Mitsuishi again. Classic seiyuu is classic.

May 2, 2014 10:58 PM by rusette

SailorStarDust said:
Somebody on Twitter noticed if it's a straight up animating each chapter, then 26 Acts = end of the Black Moon arc (Sailor Moon R, season 2).

Though most likely it'll be the original SM anime approach that they'll see the popularity before making more seasons. That's what Toei did to produce SMR, etc. Naoko's manga was originally going to end after the Dark Kingdom arc


5 manga arcs + let's say 26 episodes each season for enough development = 150 episodes total. That'd be a good 7 years or so if they keep the online only, twice a month airtime schedule.

At least it's less than 200 episodes! lol
Even if they do one season for one arc, they can just make other seasons 13 episodes long, which should be enough for one arc.

May 2, 2014 7:51 AM by amare135

Somebody on Twitter noticed if it's a straight up animating each chapter, then 26 Acts = end of the Black Moon arc (Sailor Moon R, season 2).

Though most likely it'll be the original SM anime approach that they'll see the popularity before making more seasons. That's what Toei did to produce SMR, etc. Naoko's manga was originally going to end after the Dark Kingdom arc


5 manga arcs + let's say 26 episodes each season for enough development = 150 episodes total. That'd be a good 7 years or so if they keep the online only, twice a month airtime schedule.

At least it's less than 200 episodes! lol

May 1, 2014 3:17 PM by SailorStarDust

Bleachway said:
Really surprised when I heard 26 episodes. I honestly thought it would be longer, is the manga that short or am I the only one surprised at this?

The manga is short actually. But the problem is that it's episodic, so most chapters would work better as stand alone episodes, rather than two-three chapters per episode.

May 1, 2014 9:59 AM by ZetaZaku

Naruleach said:


Sailor Moon/Usagi Tsukino: Kotono Mitsuishi
Sailor Mercury/Ami Mizuno: Hisako Kanemoto
Sailor Mars/Rei Hino: Rina Satou
Sailor Jupiter/Makoto Kino: Ami Koshimizu
Sailor Venus/Minako Aino: Shizuka Itou



Atleast Usagi is have the same voice... XD Maybe Mamoru get his old voice? (Furuya toru - Amuro Ray/Yamcha)

May 1, 2014 9:18 AM by Haou-Judai

Really surprised when I heard 26 episodes. I honestly thought it would be longer, is the manga that short or am I the only one surprised at this?

May 1, 2014 5:53 AM by Bleachway

j0x said:
They really mean 30 minutes i bet with no ads
Thanks, for the insight, appreciate it j0x!

May 1, 2014 2:29 AM by emeraldrosary

kandiiyuutaamu said:
j0x said:
kandiiyuutaamu said:
Octochan said:
Let's hope it sticks, this time around. Also, keep Aniplex of America as far away from this as humanly possible.

Why???


i heard Aniplex of America sells the discs with the same overprice tag as the japanese disc.

And I suppose that is a bad thing right???


for american buyers it is a bad thing because they cannot pay

May 1, 2014 1:38 AM by j0x

j0x said:
kandiiyuutaamu said:
Octochan said:
Let's hope it sticks, this time around. Also, keep Aniplex of America as far away from this as humanly possible.

Why???


i heard Aniplex of America sells the discs with the same overprice tag as the japanese disc.

And I suppose that is a bad thing right???

May 1, 2014 1:37 AM by kandiiyuutaamu

kandiiyuutaamu said:
Octochan said:
Let's hope it sticks, this time around. Also, keep Aniplex of America as far away from this as humanly possible.

Why???


i heard Aniplex of America sells the discs with the same overprice tag as the japanese disc

emeraldrosary said:
Question. By 30 minutes do they mean actually 30 minutes or is it more like 22-24 minutes like most anime? There shouldn't be any ads for this because as far as we know it's a ONA not a TV show.


they really mean 30 minutes i bet with no ads

May 1, 2014 1:32 AM by j0x

Octochan said:
Let's hope it sticks, this time around. Also, keep Aniplex of America as far away from this as humanly possible.

Why???

May 1, 2014 1:19 AM by kandiiyuutaamu

ichii_1 said:
It looks like it will be 30 min x 26 episodes, which is reasonable considering the how short the manga is.
17 volumes is short? Well, I guess nowadays when you compare it to the shounen series... Well, I hope for 30mins/ep, since then they could fit more of the plot.

Apr 30, 2014 11:23 AM by ChloeVonEinzbern

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