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1st Sailor Moon Eternal Film Opens in Japan on September 11, 2020

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Toei Animation announced on Tuesday that the first film in the Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal (Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon Eternal The MOVIE) two-part anime film project will open in Japan on September 11, 2020. Toei Animation has not yet announced a release window for the second film in the project.

The film marks 25 years since the franchise last had a work that screened in theaters in Japan.

Original manga creator Naoko Takeuchi is credited with the original work and with supervision. Chiaki Kon is returning from the anime's third season to direct the two films. Kazuko Tadano, the character designer for the original Sailor Moon anime, is designing the characters. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure TV anime all five parts, Land of the Lustrous, PriPara) is penning the scripts. Toei will distribute the film. Studio DEEN is co-producing the film alongside Toei Animation.

The two-part film project will take the place of a fourth season for Sailor Moon Crystal. The films will cover the "Dead Moon" arc of Takeuchi's original manga.

Source: Press release


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