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This is roughly in about 4 hours from now, so we'll keep you updated first thing in the morning. We wonder if the layout will change? Maybe Naoko Takeuchi will have a new posting? Perhaps there will be some belated acknowledgment of the series' resurrection? Or maybe there could be no change at all?
EDIT: As of Monday, Sept. 7th, 2009, there was no change at all. Sorry for the false alarm!
We've also learned of some new DVDs, thanks to an email we just received from avid reader Ami-Chan! Toei announced these on September 1st via their online store, and the first half-boxset (episodes 1-24) will be released on December 11th. We'll be watching online stores over the next few days and we will provide you with links on where fans can order these. We will caution you though that these will probably not have any subtitles so be sure you have something handy to help you understand the episodes when you order these. And, the MSRP is ¥12,600 which works out to about $135 US. Which is... kind of a lot. We're hoping that if a dvd release is announced for North America it will not cost that much! These DVDs are only going to be produced until December of 2011, so if you are planning to get these, you only have two years! Maybe it's a little reassuring to know when Sailor Moon will disappear again? Nonetheless 2 years isn't a whole lot of time. These are likely going to be copies of the remastered DVDs which were released a few years ago (and these remastered episodes are currently airing on ANIMAX). Toei has also posted an image of what the inner jacket will look like, but sadly it looks like the audio will still be monaural and the video aspect ratio is only 4:3. But, anything is better than nothing, right? Toei has released the second cover and inner jacket pictures as well. This boxset will contain episodes 25-46 and will be released January 20th, 2010. We have them pictured for you below (sorry we couldn't find a bigger picture of the inner jackets). As of this writing, there is no word on the movies and specials, but it's probably safe to assume that they will be announced soon as well.
EDIT: The inner jackets will have some glittery foil on them :). And we found larger pictures of the inner jackets!
EDIT: We have high-res images of the first two volumes now thanks to ANIMAX!
EDIT: It appears that Toei has set up a 20th anniversary page for Sailor Moon! Maybe there is something bigger coming up ahead? All the covers and inner jackets are listed too!