‘Sailor Moon’ Reboot Launches July 5

Sailor Moon

Toei Animation’s popular anime program Sailor Moon is getting a reboot this year along with a new name. The new show, entitled Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal, will be available via the Japanese streaming video service Niconico beginning July 5th with a new episode airing every other week. 26 new episodes have been created. Visit the official Sailor Moon website for links and details.

Here’s the official synopsis of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal (courtesy of Anime News Network):

“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…!?”

Sailor Moon is celebrating its 22nd year. Created originally as a manga in 1992 by Naoko Takeuchi, the magical girl team continues to be a phenomenon, appearing in manga, anime, and even live stage productions worldwide.

Source: Anime News Network

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