There's absolutely no question as to what this week's biggest story was: SAILOR MOON. The announcement of the new anime series seemingly came out of nowhere and, dare I say, you all liked it! That said, there was still plenty more to hoot and holler about this week, which is why we've got this handy recap for ya.
Below you'll find a bevy of hot stories, features and video posted throughout the week. But that's not all. We've also compiled a few stories we missed, so be sure to check those out, as well.
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Dreamworks Artist Animates Gifs of "One Piece" Pirates
Date with Hatsune Miku in Augmented Reality Environment
Japanese Anime Fans Pick Favorite Anime Themes
New "Sailor Moon" Anime Announced For Summer 2013
Hatsune Miku to Appear in Mystery Anime "Hyouka"
NIS America President: "Disgaea 5" Eventually Coming
Comical New Illustration Promotes "Madoka Magica Online" Game
"Persona 3 the Movie" Site and Twitter Account Open
Hot Visual Teases the Return of "Hayate no Gotoku" Anime
"Sengoku Basara" Live-Action Cast Costume Photos
Face Off Against Real Pokémon World Champs in "Black/White 2"
Japanese Police Used Helicopters to Catch Manga Shoplifters
17-year-old High School Girl Wins Pony Canyon's Anime Voice Actress/Singer Contest
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure TV Anime Adaptation Announced - UPDATED
Japanese Art Site Ranks Top Fourth of July Tributes
Poll: Who is the Most Beautiful Voice Actress in Japan?
"Tales of Xillia" Heading to North America and Europe - UPDATED
Atlus Comments on "Persona 4: Arena" Region Lock
Fanart Friday, All-American Edition
A First Look At "Calamity of a Certain Zombie Girl" Anime
"Monster Hunter 4" Trailer Boasts Spring 2013 Release
"Tekken Tag Tournament 2" Trailer Rings the Bell
"Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3" Trailer
Quentin Tarantino Presents "The Man with the Iron Fists"
"Final Fantasy VII" PC Announcement Trailer
"Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning" Anime Movie Preview
"Naruto Shippuden: Dreamers Fight" Complete Fan Film
Sega's "NiGHTS" Returns on XBLA, PSN, PC
"Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance" New Features Trailer
"One Piece: Pirate Warriors" Boss Battle and Collector's Edition Previews
Anime Expo 2012 Cosplay Explosion!
Explosive New "Fairy Tail the Movie: The Phoenix Priestess" Movie Trailer
Evangelion 3.0 Promo Runs During NTV's Friday Roadshow
SOME STORIES WE MISSED!
Sakurai: Don't expect more characters for next Smash Bros. [Destructoid]
Toriyama Hints at More Final Fantasy XIII [Andriasang]
Yoshitaka Amano's UnchainBlades Dark Knight Design [Andriasang]
Devil's Third To Be Expanded Into Film, Manga And Anime As Well [Siliconera]
New Detective Conan Specials to Star Kaitō Kid in August [ANN]
Montreal's Fantasia Fest to Present Satoshi Kon Award [ANN]
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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine . His blog can be found at subhumanzoids . Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox .