‘Sailor Moon Crystal’ Anime Series Coming to Hulu (VIDEO)

The new “Sailor Moon Crystal” series, the latest installment of the classic anime franchise, will be available on Hulu and Hulu Plus starting July 5.

The Internet TV site has rights to “Sailor Moon” under a pact with Viz Media, which also is streaming the “Crystal” series on its anime website, NeonAlley.com. Hulu and Viz Media last month began streaming uncut and remastered episodes of the original “Sailor Moon” series. The new series is available at Hulu.com/sailor-moon-crystal.

“Sailor Moon Crystal,” subtitled in English, will debut in North America at the same time as streaming premiere in Japan. Future new episodes will debut on the first and third Saturday of each month. The new series retells the story of Sailor Moon — a clumsy but kindhearted teenage girl who transforms into the powerful guardian of love and justice — as she searches for her fellow Sailor Guardians and the Legendary Silver Crystal to stop the dark forces of Queen Beryl.

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“Fans everywhere have eagerly awaited the launch of the new ‘Sailor Moon Crystal’ series, and we are very excited to announce its premiere on Neon Alley and Hulu starting next month,” said Charlene Ingram, Viz Media senior manager of animation marketing. “More than two decades after it first captivated millions of fans, the smash hit story of the valiant sailor guardians returns in a big way to thrill a whole new generation of viewers.”

Hulu Plus subscribers can watch the “Sailor Moon” shows on a devices including Microsoft’s Xbox One and Xbox 360, Sony’s PlayStation 3 and PS4 systems, Roku set-tops, Google Chromecast adapters and mobile devices.

San Francisco-based Viz Media distributes, markets and licenses anime and manga titles. The company is owned by three of Japan’s largest manga and animation companies: Shueisha, Shogakukan and Shogakukan-Shueisha Prods. Co. Viz Media has exclusive North America rights to “Sailor Moon” in a pact with Tokyo-based Toei Animation Co.

“Sailor Moon” is inspired by the bestselling manga series created by Naoko Takeuchi. In the series, Sailor Moon (voice by Kotono Mitsuishi) joins a team of planetary Sailor Guardians to protect the universe from forces of evil and total annihilation.

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  1. jmlol says:

    I already knew and have been waiting patiently. Sooo close!

  2. netsenshi says:

    Reblogged this on Netsenshi Productions and commented:
    Sailor Moon Crystal comes out July 5th!

  3. Steve says:

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  4. Mark says:

    Please, no more Japanese kiddy crap cartoons. At least until they learn how to tell a story. Still, the youngest of children will watch ANYthing, so this might be a last minute babysitter.

    • Bree says:

      Sailor Moon is definitley not kiddy by any means(at least not the original Japanese) and it’s certainly not crap. It’s storyline is amazing and I really think you should watch the show or read the manga before making assumptions on what it is.

    • Casey says:

      Wow. Your opinion is incredibly ill-informed. Particularly when compared to the common american cartoon genre, most anime include incredibly moving and complex characters and story lines definitely NOT for kids. Sailor Moon one of the best among them. There’s a reason why this show is getting a reboot after all these years, you should definitely watch with a new eye.

    • Rodrigo says:

      As usual, some people talk without knowing anything.

    • Nick says:

      You’ve clearly never seen the original, or any real anime, for that matter, if you think for a second that this is “kiddy”.

  5. Miranda says:

    I agree the lineart is not that impressive for these images, but I’ve also read a lot of anime magazines and art books for the past 20 years, and it seems standard to use these rough images to showcase a new series. My guess is that these are truly the first drafts that the animators had time to clean up, ink, and color in time for release…but they also may intentionally want to give you the sense that you are beholding the first somewhat clean character concepts for the show.

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