On the 20-year anniversary of Naoko Takeuchi’s classic manga Sailor Moon, a new addition to the Sailor Moon franchise was announced today.
The new anime adaptation of the Sailor Moon manga was announced at a live event celebrating the series’ 20th birthday by creator Naoko Takeuchi, publisher Kodansha and the idol group Momoiro Clover Z, who will be singing the new anime’s theme. The new adaptation is currently in the works and slated for release next summer. Kodansha editor Fumio Osano has confirmed that the new anime is not a film project.
A formal cast announcement has not yet been made, leaving fans speculating whether the voice actors cast in the original Sailor Moon series will reprise their roles. While Kotono Mitsuishi and Tohru Furuya (the original voice actors of Sailor Moon/Usagi Tsukino and Tuxedo Mask/Mamoru Chiba respectively) did make an appearance at the celebratory event, their involvement in the new series has not yet been revealed. However, Mitsuishi has expressed great interest in playing a role in the franchise’s latest installment.
Fans outside of Japan are in for a treat. The staff for the new anime series has remarked that they hope to broadcast it simultaneously worldwide.
Via Anime News Network.