You might have to excuse some excessive fangirling here because the little middle schooler within me is freakin’ the fuck out right now. Next summer there will be a new, official – like straight outta creator Naoko Takeushi‘s mouth – Sailor Moon anime series.
AHHH!! BEST. NEWS. EVER!!!
…oh god…gotta breath…gotta breath…
Anyway, this stellar news was announced at a recent event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the manga where Takeushi and the original voice actors for Sailor Moon/Usagi Tsukino and Tuxedo Mask/Mamoru Chiba, Kotono Mitsuishi and Tohru Furuya were present. Some are reporting Mitsuishi and Furuya will be reprising their roles, but I’m unable to confirm this since I can’t read Japanese. We can confirm the idol group, Momoiro Clover Z, who sang the show’s original theme song “Moonlight Densetsu,” will be recording the new series’ theme song.
This new series releasing in 2013 will be a retelling of the original manga so consider this a Sailor Moon reboot. The series is also getting a worldwide release and I’m hoping this means us here in the States will be able to see it just as quickly. Though, it would be kind of fun relying on bootleg fan subs, just like the good ‘ole days.
Let’s all be thankful this reboot is coming from Japan and is not a craptacular, American, re-imagining. In fact, they already tried and it was so awful it never saw the light of day.
Honestly, it’s so terrible I wouldn’t mind seeing them produce at least one episode. Just so we can laugh at it.
Am I the only losing their mind over the news or are any of you bastards out there closet Sailor Moon fans? There are a milliong questions zooming through my brain right now. What will the designs look like? How updated will it appear? When released in U.S. will it be dubbed by the same people? What channel will air it? Will she be called Usagi or Serena? AHH! How can I wait a whole year!?!?!?