Update: (2014-04-15) TOEI Animation Europe has clarified that a second season of Sailor Moon Crystal is not currently in production
An article has appeared on the European TOEI Animation Page which speaks of Sailor Moon Crystal airing in France on Canal J starting this Fall. We previously reported on this when the series was said to begin airing in March, which has not yet happened.
Fans reacted to the following quote from this article:
A second season is currently under production in Japan where the broadcast will start this summer.
This certainly would be big news as the current plan was to have Sailor Moon Crystal run for only 26 episodes and conclude at the end of the Black Moon Clan story arc. While fans have been wondering if the show would continue after this for the Infinity story arc, the third story arc of the manga, there has been so such confirmation to date.
I was immediately skeptical of this translated article content and so I checked out the original French version where the same quote reads as follows:
Une deuxième saison est actuellement en cours de production au Japon.
This quote clearly states a second season is in production in Japan but it does not mention that it is set to air this summer. This clarification is crucial. While the show is currently in it’s first year many are referring to the Black Moon Clan story arc, which we have been referring to as the second phase, as the second season of the show. The French text may simply be saying that the second story arc, which is currently airing in Japan, is still in production. That said this may also be our first indication of a second season being in the works. The French article does refer to the first 26 episodes currently acquired for airing in France as the first season.
As always I leave the interpretation to you but in the interest of not jumping to conclusions I would say that it is not clearly confirmed that a second year of Sailor Moon Crystal is in the works beyond the initial run of 26 episodes.