Following last week’s post about a potential delay in the airing of the new Sailor Moon series we have received more specific confirmation from Fumio Osano, editor of the Sailor Moon manga, that the new Sailor Moon anime originally scheduled to air this summer is delayed. There has still been no official announcement and there are no specifics as to the extent of this delay, but this does seem to indicate that the show will not be released on it’s original schedule. As always I want to stress that nothing is official but given this is coming from Fumio Osano who was involved in the original announcement, it should be considered to be more than a simple rumour.
The tweet that Fumio Osano, @osabu8 on twitter, made to confirm was simple. A user asked “Please confirm. Has the new anime officially been delayed?” and he simply said “yes.”. Further to this another user asked if it would indeed be broadcast in Winter 2014 as we’ve heard, to which his answer was “not 2014.perhaps.“. I have no way to properly determine the full meaning of this comment. It could mean that it is delayed but not until 2014. Fumio Osano is not a fluent English reader or writer so all of this information is subject to errors in translation.
When all is said and done we don’t know the actual extent of the delay. Perhaps it will still be seen this summer, maybe a bit later, maybe winter as has been mentioned elsewhere, or maybe even later down the line. One promising thing is that through all this there has been no suggestion that the project is canceled or in any danger of cancelation. This series still appears to be moving forward so let’s just be happy to be getting a new Sailor Moon anime series, whenever that may end up being.