I am occasionally accused of knowing nothing about anime or manga, and while there’s a seed of truth to that, the truth is a bit more complicated.  I have at least a basic knowledge of such things, and a deep love of certain (read: 70’s and 80’s) manga properties.  When I first began working in the comics business in the 1990’s, anime & manga were ubiquitous, and I gravitated towards certain properties as the lesser of the available evils, notably the adventures of Sailor Moon.  It’s been nearly a decade since the anime disappeared into Toei’s vaults, but I find myself happy to hear the announcement of the return of Serena and friends in the not-so-distant future.  (I’m not as excited as Critical Hit’s own Adriana, however, as I’m almost certain I heard her squeal of delight halfway across the country.  I thought it was a tornado siren.)  I even suspect that my child will enjoy the way it emulates two of her favorite things: Super Sentai and Jem.

The MS-QOTD (pronounced “bee-show-oo-joe”) thinks Tuxedo Mask may be the best name ever, asking: Will you be watching the revived series of Sailor Moon?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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10 Comments

  1. N
    July 6, 2012 at 8:42 pm — Reply

    It’s funny, I work in construction and my buddies always make fun of the fact that I like Sailor Moon but when I was younger SM was the first anime I’ve ever seen (it was on before Dragon Ball Z) and was completely impressed by it. I’m in, just give me a good story.

  2. July 6, 2012 at 8:51 pm — Reply

    I predict that everyone will watch it, it will be inescapable if you log onto the internet. It will be like MLP in it’s prolific-ness

  3. foolsmask
    July 6, 2012 at 10:09 pm — Reply

    I will watch if I can, I missed this anouncment though. Do we know how/when it will be available?

    • July 7, 2012 at 10:56 am — Reply

      announcement said it’ll be released simultaneously worldwide! So people are thinking they’re going to be releasing it online to accomplish that.

  4. CLOE iruka
    July 6, 2012 at 11:36 pm — Reply

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i didin’t know sailor moon was comeing back. i LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sailor moon <3 ^_^ o though i'm only 16 sailor moon was 1 of the first anime's i ever saw. when i was 8 or 9 i think is when my big bro first showed it 2 me and i'v LOVED it ever sens ^_^ <3 so HAY YA i'm going 2 wach it ^_^<3

  5. Ricco
    July 6, 2012 at 11:59 pm — Reply

    I’ll watch it for sure, unless they add unnecessary gore or something. It was for the longest time the only anime on Tv I could watch that didn’t make my eyes bleed with horrible animation.

  6. July 7, 2012 at 12:32 am — Reply

    I’ve recently been watching the live action Sailor Moon, so I might as well watch the new series. I’ve never been a huge Sailor Moon fan, though. I’m not saying I hate it because I did watch it here and there or when friends had the VHS/DVDs, but I never went out of my way to watch it or collect the manga or toys or anything. It surprises me a bit, considering anything with superpowers and asian girls usually is right there at the top of my list.

  7. StellarLeader
    July 7, 2012 at 12:52 pm — Reply

    Will I be watching the revived series of Sailor Moon? Oh hell yeah!
    I just hope it doesn’t come with a bunch of enraged comments on the internet because “that’s not Sailor Moon, they’re ruining it”. I just went through that with Saint Seiya Omega and I am not willing to put up with that again

    • July 7, 2012 at 1:17 pm — Reply

      Sadly, I’m expecting a vocal hatedom; you should’ve seen them for the live-action – not because of any of the changes but just that it existed at all. I must be one of those total freaks who enjoys new takes on old favorites that are done well.

  8. July 7, 2012 at 1:09 pm — Reply

    I cannot wait to watch it! Ever since the new versions of the manga started being re-released, I’ve discovered just how much Sailor Moon as a series shaped my tastes & creativity.

    But I also hope that maybe the original anime series will be given a good quality release on DVD along with it next year; those ones we got either had bad sources, bad subtitles, or both, and a new series would be a prime chance to make some money off the old one as well.

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