Sailor Moon Reboot Release Update: Worldwide Streaming, Theme Song, And Will The Original Voice Actors Return For The Remake?
By Staff Writer | August 08, 2013 02:57 PM EDT
As the "Sailor Moon" reboot stalls its release date to this winter, some updates have surfaced regarding the classic "remake" before the premiere.
As previously reported, a slew of merchandise have come out or are coming out for the much anticipated "Sailor Moon" reboot.
Following the already announced Sailor Moon toy figures to be crafted by S.H. Figuarts, the figures for Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, and Sailor Jupiter have been unveiled, with Sailor Venus expected to follow.
In addition, Den of Geek confirms that online streaming service Niconico will stream "Sailor Moon" once the remake premieres, and most likely it will be subtitled in multiple languages for a worldwide premiere. Toonami is currently looking at airing the "Sailor Moon" reboot here in the U.S.
Several voice actors from the original "Sailor Moon" series, including Japanese voice actress Kotono Mitsuishi (Sailor Moon) and Tohru Furuya (Tuxedo Mask) have expressed interest in reprising their iconic roles.
However, since the "Sailor Moon" reboot is not a direct remake, it is unclear how these characters will fit within the Sailor Moon universe, so how the cast will shape up remains a mystery.
Japanese idol group Momoiro Clover Z will perform the theme song, but it is unclear whether this will be a cover of the original opening theme or a new theme song altogether.
And lastly, the "Sailor Moon" musical will coincide around the time of the remake.
The musical reboot will be produced, directed, and written by Takuya Hiramitsu, and will run from September 13 to 23 at Shibuya's AiiA Theater Tokyo. Hiramitsu is a popular sound director for anime series like "Gunslinger Girl" and "Yu-Gi-Oh!"
In an official press release, the five ladies playing Sailor Moon (Satomi Okubo), Sailor Mercury (Miyabi Matsuura), Sailor Mars (Kanon Nanaki), Sailor Jupiter (Yu Takhashi), and Sailor Venus (Shiori Sakata) can be seen posing as the Sailor Senshi in their costumes.
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