The new anime will be called Sailor Moon Crystal. Click on the link below to see the logo and a promo pic. http://sailormoon-official.com/img/animation/anime.png
No, you people do not understand how awesome this is. I am a HUGE Sailor Moon fan; I
asked my uncle in Italy repeatedly to send me some Sailor Moon merch (as the show was there but not in America...) My collection is non-existent, but my appreciation is more emotional and mental. But my excitement is deeper than that.
On the 10th of January 2014, it was confirmed that the new Sailor Moon anime will premiere in July 2014 and that it would stream simultaneously worldwide online via NicoNico.
The initial online streaming of the episodes will be subtitled in 10 different languages with the original Japanese audio.
Do you understand how many implications this has for the animation industry as a whole? A ton. I know the animated web series has been done already, with Turbo: F.A.S.T. for example... but this is a new step.
For one, Sailor Moon is a pretty hefty anime, tone wise. Most of it is cute and child friendly, but when it got dark, it got dark. Plus some of the themes, like self-assurance and friendship, they're very meaningful for a wide audience. And to expose this to a larger audience, worldwide, it's very daring. I like it.
And a reboot, I think, is a very smart way to introduce people to the streaming market.
Sure, I am just a college student with a severe procrastination problem. But I have sooooo many ideas, some crazier than others.
One of my, ahem, "ideas" was to for someone an animated mini series. (Maybe me, writing probably...
) You know, like how some networks air a series but it essentially is one long movie when you put it together. (BBC came to mind first but I think ABC had some too...) That, online and animated.
If this new Sailor Moon series does well (as I am guessing it will because, much like Frozen had, it will garner a lot of hype), opportunities will arise. One of my wishes in life is for American audiences to appreciate animation outside of "children's entertainment." It would be incredible if PGSMC won something like the Emmy. (Could it win a Emmy if it's technically Japanese? I know Lizzie Bennet Diaries won one despite being a vlog format... Oh, details.) And if it won an Emmy, maybe other studios for cinematic productions would be more willing to take risks, story wise. And that would lead to a shift in how animation is seen in the states. Of course, this new series couldn't do all the work. No, it would most likely serve as a catalyst for artists and studios to expand their horizons.
Or am I jumping the gun on that hope? This is the happiest day of my life since... well last Friday honestly
, and it's the middle of the night here. I am forgetting many realities, like money and time and hosting ... but please let me relish this moment.