In celebration of the 20th anniversary of its debut in manga form, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon will receive a new anime adaptation in the summer of 2013.
The original Sailor Moon TV series, and its various follow-ups ran for a combined 200 episodes and was aired all across the world, including North America.
There has been a lot of speculation as of late about the return of the classic series (fueled by the endless campaigning of the series’ fans). There were stories of a new dub being produced, possible new TV airings, or a video release from Funimation. At the same time, there were also rumors that Sailor Moon’s creator, Naoko Takeuchi was personally blocking the re-release of the classic series as she either hated the series itself, or just the English dubbing.
Anyway, all that seems moot now. Whatever secret plans people may have had must be a lot less appealing now that a newer, flashier version of the property is waiting in the wings to suck all the attention away for the old one.
Very little is known about the TV series, except that the theme song will be performed by Momoiro Clover Z. The producers promised that the series would be released simultaneously world-wide, which implies a streaming version (though I suppose a Bandai Visual Gundam Unicorn-type global Blu Ray release is possible).
The actors who played Tuxedo Mask and Usagi in the original series, Kotono Mitsuishi and Tohru Furuya, were featured in the live event announcing the series, but they were not confirmed to be reprising their roles.