At long last, the 1st image from the new Sailor Moon cartoon has leaked

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Mar 14, 2014, 6:53 PM EDT

It's been a while since Usagi/Serena righted wrongs and punished evil, but that's all about to finally change.

I know what you're thinking: Why is a thirty-something guy writing about Sailor Moon? He can't possibly really be into that old, pretty soldier stuff.

But you would be wrong. While Dragon Ball Z was clearly meant to be the show for boys while both series were airing in the US during the '90s, it was hard to deny the allure of the Sailor Scouts. They were adorable, they were ridiculous.

They were undeniable.

And so, I assume since you're reading this, you are as excited as I am that Sailor Moon will be making its long overdue return. There have been promises that a new incarnation would be coming for so long, we were starting to have doubts anything would surface. But, today, at long last, the first image has arrived.

The image comes with a brief synopsis in case you forgot what this story is all about:

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…!?

The new series, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal, is due to premiere in July and be simulcast worldwide. I hope all you other dudes who are way too old for this are as excited as I am.

(via The Mary Sue)