animationtidbits: First Image for Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Toei Animation has released the first image for the new Sailor Moon anime. In addition to the shot of Usagi above, the full image also included a list of the main staff, a synopsis, and a reminder that show will premiere in July 2014 and will stream simultaneously worldwide on the Niconico website. Usagi Tsukino is a second-year middle school girl who is a little clumsy and a crybaby, but she is full of energy. One day, she meets Luna, a black cat with a crescent moon on her forehead, and she transforms into Sailor Moon, a sailor-uniformed pretty guardian of love and justice! As a chosen guardian of justice, Usagi seems to have a mission to find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other guardians and to protect the princess. Meanwhile, the queen of the Dark Kingdom, Queen Beryl, also sends minions to the town where Usagi lives to obtain the Illusionary Silver Crystal, which has immense power. This causes strange events to unfold…. Can Sailor Moon really find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other Sailor guardians, and protect the princess…!? A countdown on the anime’s official website, with the words “eight days left…” and an image of a waxing moon, is set to launch tomorrow, so expect more news about the new series next Saturday.