Publisher Kodansha and creator Naoko Takeuchi announced on Friday 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 the idol group Momoiro Clover Z will perform a theme song.
Kodansha and Takeuchi made the announcement during a live event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the manga.Momoiro Clover Z sang the first Sailor Moon anime's theme song "Moonlight Densetsu" at the event via a live video feed from France, where they are guests of Japan Expo.
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.
UPDATE: Official trailer launches on March 21, 2014, approximately 8 days from now!
UPDATE: New reboot is officially titled "Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal", and the 1st official promo art has been leaked to the public: