Although there has still been no official announcement confirming this there is growing evidence that there could be a delay in the release of the 2013 Sailor Moon anime which was originally meant to be released this summer. The main sources for this are a tweet from Fumio Osano, the Sailor Moon manga’s editor, word from Toru Furuya, the voice of Tuxedo Mask, and word from a European distributor for Sailor Moon. Once again there is currently no official confirmation of a delay, but as there is growing evidence that this could be happening we are presenting you with all of the evidence that exists at this time and what those sources are so that you can make your own informed opinion as to what this means.
The first indication came last month with this tweet from Fumio Osano, @osabu8 on Twitter. In response to a user asking if the Sailor Moon anime would be released in June/July he replied simply “not decided.delaying”. Fumio Osano is the Sailor Moon manga’s editor. He was present at the announcement of the new anime series and is the only official voice who’s been communicating anything about the new show to the public in these past few months. We did not report on this at the time because this could be interpreted in many ways and is not any kind of official announcement of a delay. It could mean it hasn’t been decided and there is a delay, that it hasn’t been decided whether or not there will be a delay or many other things. Fumio Osano is a Japanese speaker who makes a good attempt to communicate with fans in English but his message is not always clear.
Yesterday some further news came in when twitter user @Tetho_mig sent this tweet stating that Toru Furuya, the voice of Tuxedo Mask in the original Sailor Moon anime, mentioned that the show would not be airing this summer. The insinuation at the 20th Anniversary event where the new anime was announced was that Toru Furuya would voice Tuxedo Mask in the new anime as well, so he would conceivably have information about how it is coming along. The tweet is French and translates to “Furuya confirms that the new Sailor Moon anime will not be broadcast this summer.” This was learned at the Cartoonist convention in Nice, France that took place this weekend. The convention featured Toru Furuya as well as Sailor Moon animators Kazuko Tadano and Hiromi Matsushita, who had characters in the Sailor Moon anime based on themselves.
Earlier this week poster _Alexander_ at the Sailor Moon forums mentioned having communicated with Maria Örnryd, the head of TV sales and DVD rights for Plus Licens, a distributor for Toei in Europe. She mentioned that the anime would not air this summer but is currently estimated to air in Winter 2014.
For now the only official word we’ve gotten is from last summer and that was that the new show would be airing this summer. We are only one month into spring right now. Summer won’t begin until June 21st and will not end until September 21st, leaving us more than enough time to actually get this show airing during the summer as was originally planned. We’ll let you know right away as soon as there is any formal confirmation of any news, including a delay or specific release date. Here’s hoping we don’t have to start referring to it as the 2014 Sailor Moon anime!
Source: Crunchy Roll
nooooo! i need sailor moon~!!!!! TT^TT *goes to cry eyes out*
so because you are not hearing anything by the anime, it is supposedly delayed? You need something a little more substantial than a lack of information
Not at all. I did not cite a lack of news as evidence for anything, I’m simply presenting the evidence of a delay as is, and you’re free to make of this what you will, as I made very clear in the opening paragraph. Did you even get that far?
Wow, that was a bit rude, don’t you think? Yes.
you were rude to begin with so i think your pointing fingers, he clearly stated multiple times that it was not an official statement but something that might happen due to many comments made by representatives. I mean really.
Hmph! I hate when people don’t apologize after what they say. Sheez, so impatient. Think before you say anything grtyuujm!
“Osana” should be “Osabu”. But MAN! This news is absolutely crushing!
Well this is depressing….. like…. the most discouraging and depressing thing ever I saw the post in the Sailor Moon forum too, but didn’t take it seriously until I saw it on your site… I was hoping to watch the new series with my bff who loves it. But if it doesn’t come out until winter of 2014, we wont be able to watch it together before she studies abroad like I was hoping to. She will be going to Japan to study for her winter semester next year… please say this isn’t true!! :”'((
Unfortunately, I dont think many will be surprised by this news. Not even so much as a slight image idea of the art direction or voice actors (unless im missing something and the original japanese cast will ne back? If so let me know!).. Im just dying to see a peak
cmon just get it done faster were dying to see it at least release a preview for it just a teaser trailer anything good!!!
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I am really really disappointed by this news I can’t believe that they postpone the anime honestly how can you say that you’re going to be for sure there’s something this summer and then not do it it’s really ridiculous I don’t want to have to wait another whole year for new Sailor Moon anime I think it’s ridiculous I’m very upset I was really looking forward to death and I just don’t know if I feel the same way about feeling anymoreI am really really disappointed by this news I can’t believe that they postpone the anime honestly how can you say that you’re going to be for sure there’s something this summer and then not do it it’s really ridiculous I don’t want to have to wait another whole year for new Sailor Moon anime I think it’s ridiculous I’m very upset I was really looking forward to thus and I just don’t know if I feel the same way about Sailor Moon anymore
Cripes, this is hard to read.. makes me incredibly sad reading this. I also saw the post in the Sailor Moon forum. I’d crossed my fingers that I’d be able to see the new series with my children.