Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal 2014 Anime (Finally) Announced

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal anime image

Remember that new Sailor Moon anime that was supposed to come out a few seasons or uh.. a year ago? Neither did I! But now, there is some hope for the Sailor Moon hopefuls.

The production company, Toei Animation, has shown an image on the official website for the new anime titled  “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal,”  along with a simple plot synopsis. Click here for the image.

Here’s some quick notes:

  • Release Date: July 2014
  • Will be streamed worldwide on the NicoNico website.
  • Director: Munehisa Sakai (One Piece, Suite Precure)
  • Character Design: Yukie Sakou (Majestic Prince)
  • Art Direction: Takashi Kurahashi (Mononoke), Yumi Hosaka (Mononoke)
  • Music: Yusuharu Takanashi (Naruto Shippuuden, Fresh Pretty Cure!)
  • Not a remake of the first series, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon.
  • Anime will be adapted directly from the manga

Synopsis:

Usagi Tsukino is a second-year middle school girl who is a little clumsy and a crybaby, but she is full of energy. One day, she meets Luna, a black cat with a crescent moon on her forehead, and she transforms into Sailor Moon, a sailor-uniformed pretty guardian of love and justice! As a chosen guardian of justice, Usagi seems to have a mission to find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other guardians and to protect the princess.
Meanwhile, the queen of the Dark Kingdom, Queen Beryl, also sends minions to the town where Usagi lives to obtain the Illusionary Silver Crystal, which has immense power. This causes strange events to unfold….

Can Sailor Moon really find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other Sailor guardians, and protect the princess…!?

Translation provided by Miss Dream

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal is based on the original manga, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, created by Naoko Takeuchi in 1992. While it started as a humble shoujo manga, it soon blossomed into an anime series, a live-action series, and even musical numbers. It was also one of the first anime to be commerically available to the United States market via Toonami/Cartoon Network.

Sailor Moon had it’s 20th Anniversary in 2012, since then it has republished the original manga, the first concert in 12 years, and eventually the new anime, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal.

Once we have more information, we’ll keep you updated. Gotta get your magical girl fix!

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