January 15, 2014

Here's the info so far on the new Sailor Moon anime.

Better late than never, right Moonies?  Obviously I am so far behind on posting the news on this blog, some of this stuff is just a dot in your rear-view MOONITOR (see what I did there?). The lack of updates could lead most of you to think the site has been abandoned. Rest assured guys! I'm still kicking and the blog has still so much more to give! Everything is now posted directly to Twitter, including the latest news, the newest merch and everything that happens, almost in real time. Follow Sailor Moon Obsession there for all the awesome!

Anyway, on to the real important stuff: The new Sailor Moon anime! I'd like to say that we know more than we knew a year and a half ago when the anime was first announced, but sadly, we don't know *much* more.

First time we heard about the anime airing, it was scheduled to hit NicoNico Douga Summer 2013. The last time we heard, the anime had been delayed, and according to rumors online, was moved to Winter 2013. @osabu8 had tweeted back and forth with some fans and there was also a flier floating around on the web that said it might air in early 2014, but let me just say that even though there was some indication that it might air, there was really no official announcement from any of the companies involved. Heck! It was already 2014 and we didn't even know for sure if Toei was going to be the studio to animate the new series or not.

Jump to January 10th, 2014 and I guess they felt pressure to say *SOMETHING* as the rumored date was upon them so finally that morning, all companies involved in the new production stepped forward to give some news:

Confirmation: 
The new Sailor Moon anime will air
Basically we have confirmation from the major companies involved. Up to the announcement, there was still doubt even if Toei would be animating the series or not, so yay! Now we know for sure. Other interesting bits of information were high profile industry names that are linked to the anime: Munehisa Sakai (who previously worked on Suite Pretty Cure and One Piece) will be the series director, Yuji Kobayashi (who worked on Saint Seiya) as the series compositor and AtsushiMinoru Umezawa is the series producer. According to the Toei, the new anime will be started from scratch (not a remake or continuation) and will be guided by Naoko's work. Hopefully we see something closer to the manga like we did at La Reconquista. As we already know, Momoiro Clover Z will be singing the intro and outro songs.

Sadly, we don't have a specific day when it will start, however this is not a Televised show that depends on already established programming on the channel or any specific target demographics that only watch at a certain time. NicoNico Douga will be streaming the episodes online, which means viewers can join in whenever they want to. Therefore, my thinking is that it will Start on July 1st (maybe?) and from then on, YOU can start whenever.

Stay tuned for more info as it comes out!

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On a personal note - I was a little surprised by the mostly negative reactions the fandom has had concerning the new air date. Maybe because I never considered any of the rumors to be true, I never had a specific date settled in mind. All those "winter" rumors never were true confirmation to me, specially since none of the involved companies had said a single word. When they officially gave us a date, I knew for sure it would be real, but most of the fans were mad and disappointed that it had been delayed again, and they said things like "It'll probably get delayed again in July", or "It'll get cancelled for sure!" or "they keep changing the date, it might not be real!", "I'll believe it when I see it!", when all I wanted was to be happy because DING DONG! We have an official date and not a rumor! So I had to rant:


I'm just too happy and tried to make everyone see this as a positive! This will give them plenty of time to keep working on it (many have said they don't care about delays as long as they don't put out a half-assed animation, they're willing to wait for it) and also it gives them time to do all their announcements and events, lauch events and concerts they have planned.

I'm very okay with the new date, and even if you're not, you're gonna have to wait anyway xD! So lets all chill and enjoy the ride.

January 15, 2014

Here's the info so far on the new Sailor Moon anime.

Better late than never, right Moonies?  Obviously I am so far behind on posting the news on this blog, some of this stuff is just a dot in your rear-view MOONITOR (see what I did there?). The lack of updates could lead most of you to think the site has been abandoned. Rest assured guys! I'm still kicking and the blog has still so much more to give! Everything is now posted directly to Twitter, including the latest news, the newest merch and everything that happens, almost in real time. Follow Sailor Moon Obsession there for all the awesome!

Anyway, on to the real important stuff: The new Sailor Moon anime! I'd like to say that we know more than we knew a year and a half ago when the anime was first announced, but sadly, we don't know *much* more.

First time we heard about the anime airing, it was scheduled to hit NicoNico Douga Summer 2013. The last time we heard, the anime had been delayed, and according to rumors online, was moved to Winter 2013. @osabu8 had tweeted back and forth with some fans and there was also a flier floating around on the web that said it might air in early 2014, but let me just say that even though there was some indication that it might air, there was really no official announcement from any of the companies involved. Heck! It was already 2014 and we didn't even know for sure if Toei was going to be the studio to animate the new series or not.

Jump to January 10th, 2014 and I guess they felt pressure to say *SOMETHING* as the rumored date was upon them so finally that morning, all companies involved in the new production stepped forward to give some news:

Confirmation: 
The new Sailor Moon anime will air
Basically we have confirmation from the major companies involved. Up to the announcement, there was still doubt even if Toei would be animating the series or not, so yay! Now we know for sure. Other interesting bits of information were high profile industry names that are linked to the anime: Munehisa Sakai (who previously worked on Suite Pretty Cure and One Piece) will be the series director, Yuji Kobayashi (who worked on Saint Seiya) as the series compositor and AtsushiMinoru Umezawa is the series producer. According to the Toei, the new anime will be started from scratch (not a remake or continuation) and will be guided by Naoko's work. Hopefully we see something closer to the manga like we did at La Reconquista. As we already know, Momoiro Clover Z will be singing the intro and outro songs.

Sadly, we don't have a specific day when it will start, however this is not a Televised show that depends on already established programming on the channel or any specific target demographics that only watch at a certain time. NicoNico Douga will be streaming the episodes online, which means viewers can join in whenever they want to. Therefore, my thinking is that it will Start on July 1st (maybe?) and from then on, YOU can start whenever.

Stay tuned for more info as it comes out!

------------------------------------


On a personal note - I was a little surprised by the mostly negative reactions the fandom has had concerning the new air date. Maybe because I never considered any of the rumors to be true, I never had a specific date settled in mind. All those "winter" rumors never were true confirmation to me, specially since none of the involved companies had said a single word. When they officially gave us a date, I knew for sure it would be real, but most of the fans were mad and disappointed that it had been delayed again, and they said things like "It'll probably get delayed again in July", or "It'll get cancelled for sure!" or "they keep changing the date, it might not be real!", "I'll believe it when I see it!", when all I wanted was to be happy because DING DONG! We have an official date and not a rumor! So I had to rant:


I'm just too happy and tried to make everyone see this as a positive! This will give them plenty of time to keep working on it (many have said they don't care about delays as long as they don't put out a half-assed animation, they're willing to wait for it) and also it gives them time to do all their announcements and events, lauch events and concerts they have planned.

I'm very okay with the new date, and even if you're not, you're gonna have to wait anyway xD! So lets all chill and enjoy the ride.