Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal

Sailor Moon Crystal View the original image at the official site

After so many delays, the new Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon seems set to appear for sure this July, streaming simultaneously worldwide on the Niconico website. The above is an image that Toei Animation uploaded to its official website, and is apparently the first key image.

I don’t know all that much about the previous Sailor Moon anime in general but Producer Atsutoshi Umezawa has said that this will not be a remake of the previous anime, but an adaptation of the original manga. I was almost expecting something of a sequel to the previous animated series, for example how Inuyasha got a ‘Final Arc’ a couple of years ago, though that is, of course, very different.

Perhaps this is a good opportunity however, this means I have the chance to get to know the Sailor Moon franchise without necessarily having to watch the old Sailor Moon anime or read the manga either. I know many will be making comparisons though, not only from fans comparing the previous anime to this new one which will happen regardless, but also from fans comparing the new anime adaptation to the original manga.

Will this anime have that classic 90s feel, or will having it made with more advanced technology give it have an air of modernity? We will know in a few months~ We can at least be sure that there is a talented team on board this project who will no doubt deliver a great experience.

As a fun fact, the original manga series is several months older than I am.

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