New Sailor Moon 2013 Series Release Delayed

In July of 2012 it was announced that Toei would be making a new Sailor Moon series. Since that time rumors and speculation have been rife, so let’s lay some facts down now:

  • There WILL be a new Sailor Moon series, not a movie. (SQUEE!!!)
  • This series, official name unknown (the interwebs has taken to calling it Sailor Moon 2013), will be a reboot and not a continuation from Stars.
  • This series will be released simultaneously worldwide.
  • The new series’ theme song will be performed by group Momoiro Clover Z.
  • Originally slated for a Summer 2013 release, it was confirmed in April that the series’ release has been delayed. Fumio Osano (Osabu), editor of the Sailor Moon manga, confirmed this on Twitter but there is no indication on the extent of the delay.


All clear? Good. Other unsubstantiated rumors and unknown variables continue to float. While a simultaneous release suggests digital streaming, there is no confirmation on whether or not the releases will be subtitled or dubbed. Animation style, plot, and voice actors remain vague. There have been indications that former voice actors and dubbing actors are interested in reprising their roles but are not confirmed. And if anyone tells you they saw Momoiro Clover Z perform the new theme song on a Youtube video, they’re misinformed and you have the right to correct them.

All around, news regarding the new Sailor Moon series remains shadowy at best. But the important point for fans to take away is that the series is a definite go, even if the specifics are uncertain. For updates check out the unofficial Facebook page or keep an eye on


Want to see the top moments we hope to see in Sailor Moon 2013? Check out our list here!

Steena likes to pretend that her work is essentially that of Barbara Gordon as the Oracle. She’s lying to herself but it’s best to leave her to her delusions. When not being a conduit of information at a keyboard, Steena can be found indulging in too much tea, too many books, and never enough classic movies. She sometimes snarks about on her blog Fabled Orxata and she sometimes sings made up songs to her two dogs. Don’t judge her.

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  • david

    Haha your not alone matthew its pretty cool

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  • I am reeeally hoping they don’t ruin it. This is a second chance to make it just as awesome as the manga!!!

  • ElissaS

    When my friends and I used to play Sailor Moon during recess, I was always Sailor Venus for some reason. I have no idea why, since I look nothing like her (I think at the time I wanted a talking cat). It’ll be interesting to see how this turns out!

  • I am SO excited that they are bringing this back! Sailor Moon has always been my favorite anime and every time I think about it coming back I squeal like a school girl! It’s a shame that it’s being pushed back, but at least it’s coming back. I’m so excited, I’m trying to contain myself!!