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The new Sailor Moon anime finally has an official release set for July 2014, as well as a staff list!
The series, originally rumored to be released this winter, will instead be released in July and simulcast worldwide on Nico Nico. It will be produced by Atsutoshi Umezawa (Digimon Data Squad, Mononoke [TV series]) and directed by Munehisa Sakai (One Piece, Suite Precure) with Yuji Kobayashi as the Series Script Supervisor. The opening and ending theme songs will be sung by the all-girl idol group Momoiro Clover Z.
In a press release today, producer Atsutoshi Umezawa commented:
“This Sailor Moon anime isn’t a remake, we use Mr. Takeuchi’s original work and make a completely new anime from scratch.
The staff has worked really hard on this new Sailor Moon anime, so we hope you’ll enjoy this show.”
Director Munehisa Sakai added:
“It had just started when I began working at Toei Animation, who would’ve thought it would become such a popular franchise? I never would’ve thought I’d work on it 20 years later. I remember being jealous of the Sailor Moon staff at that time, so I feel like this is fate. I won’t let you down.”