Yes, you read right... if you didn't know about it before, Toei Animation is planning to release a new modern Sailor Moon sometime next year in 2013!
Not much has been said, or released about the anime, but you can watch the official announcement here with English subs
or here without subs
. (I posted two links because apparently I didn't see the first link's video working, and the second link that's on youtube has an option of downloading with the subs).
Okay, so to clear some things up before rumors become out of hand...
The opening song has been confirmed... it's called "Z Otome Shinsou" performed by Momoiro Clover Z. You can watch their video here
The anime will be aired WORLDWIDE next year (they didn't say which specific countries, but that it's going to be worldwide).
New merchandise will be continued to be released as sales have been a success (thank you moonie fans for continuing supporting Sailor Moon! Without your purchases of the new merchandise, they may not have announced a new remake!)
The original (Japanese) voices for Usagi and Mamoru will return.
Some people think/wish/want that Sailor V will be the opening of this new series, therefore, Sailor V finally being animated. Any information about this is just though fans and nothing has been officially announced about that.
There is no confirmation yet, as to what the anime will be like... just that it's a "modern" take... It could be completely new, it could be closer to the manga, it could be a re-make of the original with less filler, etc...
Not sure what will happen with Pluto either...
Updates will be posted on their website Sailor Moon Channel
although the site is in Japanese... you can always use Google translate
to get a rough idea of what is happening and if there are any new updates.
I personally don't speak or read Japanese, and none of our admins can either. This is also a group dedicated to Sailor Moon fan art for Sailor Moon fans. Not a news reporting center...
Anyways, we will not be updating our journal on the latest Sailor Moon news every time something is announced. So rest assured, you will not be spammed with journal entries of the latest Sailor Moon news (just any big important ones).
If I have gotten anything wrong, please let me know so I can fix it and share with everyone... otherwise, I think that's about it for now and all we know for sure. If you're wondering about something, feel free to ask us below or just give a shout out of your feelings for the new anime. I personally, am excited for the new anime, and hope the translators don't
mess up the translation and make many changes.
I hope you guys are excited for the new Sailor Moon as well, and as Naoko Takeuchi has put it... to always remember Usagi "fondly".
So apparently that song may not be the opening to Sailor Moon according to some people. I'm pretty sure it is as to me it sounded like it... but just watch the original video itself to make your own judgement.
The song is not going to be the opening to Sailor Moon, but the band will sing the song that will be the opening (actual song has not been released).
Oh, and I should give a little shout out to Miss Dream for doing all the translation... she was kind enough to translate it for all us English-Speaking Moonie fans while going through a difficult time herself. I think we really owe some love to her!
(hope that's it) :3