I found out in a very peculiar way...
On July 6th I was babysitting my friend's 5 year old who I've made a Sailor Moon fan and she wanted to hear some of the songs so I was playing them on YouTube. After one of the songs played she saw a preview for a "related" clip from PGSM of Princess Sailor Moon going all crazy, and insisted
we watch that. After staring totally engrossed and gape-jawed at 5 minutes of fabulous Japanese melodrama she turned to me and asked, "Were they speaking Spanish?" "No dear, that was a completely different language called Japanese." "Ohh... well next can we watch something where they talk regular
So we started watching some of the S dub, and I sat there thinking, "Wow, these voices are so bad. Wow, they are so NOT cousins entering a "friendship competition" purely as a practical joke... And yikes- even if I were watching this uncut and subbed poor SM's animation is really starting to look so dated compared to the gorgeous shiny eye circuses of most anime coming out today."
A few days later I remembered having noticed other previews on Youtube called "Sailor Moon 2012 trailer!" and such that were obviously fan-made live-action shorts or mash-ups and edits of existing SM footage, but after feeling so disheartened watching English dubbage with a child tragically too young to read subtitles and having had the thought that SM really deserved a remake if much more recent titles like Full Metal Alchemist and Kanon already had them I started digging around. Nothing popped up on quick dig through Youtube, but I popped over to good old Genvid, where I rode out the original run of PGSM discussing the moral ambiguity of Koike Rina putting out "Idol" DVDs and making cheeky sprite edits mocking other people's unfathomable attraction to Shibue (
) and lo and behold my "moonie sense" hadn't been tingling just out of wishful thinking! I'm so excited for a year of tortured waiting and then hopefully a good 5 years or more obsessing with the crazy lot of you as the new anime gets released!
For those of you that followed the original run of PGSM despite being well over the age of the target demographic- do you also have a strange feeling that it's so much more appropriate for you to be even more excited about this pending cartoon's release despite being 9 years older when it gets released than you were back in 2004? I'm telling myself it's not that weird because it means my little 5 year old friend and my future unborn children might have a much more stomach-able English language Sailor Moon to enjoy before they can read at a 6th grade level...
But really I'm pretty stoked just for my own enjoyment!