OK folks, confession time – growing up, I was never much of an anime guy. For whatever reason, that particular genre never really clicked with me, and it’s a sentiment that has translated into adulthood, which is weird, given my affinity for ‘Japanese Power Rangers‘ and whatnot. But back then, I could really only name off a couple of shows if asked… I could name for you “the Dragonballs,” and Sailor Moon. Well I guess now’s as good a time as any to try to get into the latter, as it looks like the show is getting a reboot treatment, titled Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal, to celebrate the franchises’ 20th anniversary, and we have the first official images of the series, as well as some plot details, courtesy of Toei Animation.
Here’s the series synopsis:
Usagi Tsukino is a second-year middle school girl who is a little clumsy and a crybaby, but she is full of energy. One day, she meets Luna, a black cat with a crescent moon on her forehead, and she transforms into Sailor Moon, a sailor-uniformed pretty guardian of love and justice! As a chosen guardian of justice, Usagi seems to have a mission to find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other guardians and to protect the princess.
Meanwhile, the queen of the Dark Kingdom, Queen Beryl, also sends minions to the town where Usagi lives to obtain the Illusionary Silver Crystal, which has immense power. This causes strange events to unfold….
Can Sailor Moon really find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other Sailor guardians, and protect the princess…!?
And the image that accompanied it:
Munehisa Sakai is set to direct the news series, based on the original manga by Naoko Takeuchi, with the girl group Momoiro Clover Z performing the theme song. It will be streamed online on the Niconio service this July.