Fumio Osano, the Sailor Moon manga’s Kodansha editor who is known by his nickname “Osabu,” confirmed in response to a question on his Twitter account that the new Sailor Moonanime has been delayed. The anime was previouslyannounced as debuting this summer. Osabu has not yet given further details, but a more formal announcement is expected soon. When asked if the anime would broadcast in winter 2014, he responded, “Not 2014. Perhaps.”
The idol group Momoiro Clover Z, publisher Kodansha and Sailor Moon manga creator Naoko Takeuchi announced the new anime adaptation of the manga last July. Momoiro Clover Z announced that they would perform a theme song for the new anime at France’s Anime Expo, while a special event on the same day commemorated the 20th anniversary of Naoko Takeuchi ‘s Sailor Moon manga at Tokyo’s nicofarre hall.