From Anime News Network:
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Sailor Moon franchise, The idol group Momoiro Clover Z, publisher Kodansha, and creator Naoko Takeuchi announced on Friday, July 6th, that a new anime adaptation of Takeuchi’s Sailor Moon manga is being produced. The new anime series is aimed for release next summer, and Momoiro Clover Z will perform a theme song.
Although Kotono Mitsuishi and Tohru Furuya, the voices of Sailor Moon/Usagi Tsukino and Tuxedo Mask/Mamoru Chiba in the first Sailor Moon anime, were present at the live event, the event did not specify that they will reprise their roles in the new series. The event also did not specify which song Momoiro Clover Z will perform as a theme song of the new anime.
Kodansha editor Fumio Osano confirmed that the new anime project is not a film project.
Osano also emphasized that no details have been set for a hypothetical broadcast. However, the staff intends to release the new anime worldwide simultaneously. (I’m still picking up the Japanese version for obvious reasons.)
During the event, Mitsuishi mused aloud if she will appear in the new anime. In a blog post after the event, she said that she is eager to play a role in it.
My thoughts: Although I’m a 90′s kid, I haven’t really paid much attention to Sailor Moon. It wasn’t because I hated it, just I didn’t care to watch it. Random episodes aired every now and then and I watched, but back then my mind was too young to accept it. Hell, I was watching the Powerpuff Girls and was always cheering the bad guys because Buttercup pissed me off…and she still does to this day. Rock on Bubbles! Anyway, if this project will be an HD remake like Dragonball Z Kai, then I’m all up for it. It’ll give me a chance to not only see a shorter, less filler-ific version, but also witness one of the 1st legendary yuri couples of Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune in action.