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Sailor Moon Eternal Anime Films' New Video Previews Transformation Sequence for 6 Guardians

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1st film in 2-film project opens on January 8

The official website for the Sailor Moon franchise began streaming a new video on Friday for the two-part Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal (Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon Eternal The MOVIE) anime film project. The video features a transformation sequence for the six Sailor Guardians.

The website also revealed a second visual for the first film on November 30.

The first film was originally scheduled to open in Japan on September 11, but was delayed to January 8, 2021 due to the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Japan. The second film will open on February 11, 2021.

The new cast members for the films include:

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 Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal: Season III 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 is distributing the film. Studio DEEN is co-producing the film alongside Toei Animation.

Momoiro Clover Z and the main cast are performing the theme song "Tsukiiro Chainon" (Moonlight Chainon).

The returning cast includes:

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.

Sources: Sailor Moon franchise's website, Toei's YouTube channel via Ota-Suke


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