Last night, we got wind of a couple blog articles that were quoting Toei Animation Inc.'s Latin American Licensing Representative Eduardo Lucio, as saying that Sailor Moon will return in 2011.
First, we'll feature a translation of the last paragraph posted in this post by ANMTVLA.
The news is very encouraging regarding Latin America. Exclusive to us, Eduardo Lucio, Toei Animation's representative in Latin America has confirmed that Sailor Moon will return to our region next year, possibly with the original dub and uncensored [video track]. This adds to the confirmation by Capital 8 that they will be selling the entire series, but this is still not ruling out the chance of a redub for a new remastered version like Evangelion. Therefore, one of the fans' biggest requests is becoming a reality with the launch of the new decade.
JBOX.com.BR also posted an article that only said that a release was going to come to Brazil in 2011, but did not quote anyone from Toei Animation.
We were unsure if this was a rumor or not considering that there was no press release linked, quoted, or mentioned in this article, and sought to confirm this as soon as we could. We have since learned that Toei Animation does not have any official Sailor Moon licensing news for Latin America to share with the press at this moment.
Fans, we know that this is a VERY exciting time with the series' resurrection in Europe and Japan but please don't count your chickens before they hatch. We have to always wait for a press release, or legitimate word from an actual person involved with these companies. Toei Animation Europe and Backstage Licensing have done a very good job at keeping fans up to date with whatever they can through their press releases, and we know that Toei Animation Inc. in Los Angeles will follow much of the same procedures when the time is right to make their announcements. Right now, it is a waiting game to see what will happen with the series. Thanks for your understanding, cooperation, and your patience! We know you are all excited but we need to be careful, ok?
And to the bloggers at ANMTVLA and JBOX.com.BR, please fix your posts. You aren't doing the fandom or Sailor Moon any good by posting exclusives like this without verifying your facts.