Sailor Moon Eternal Films' Clip Teases Super Sailor Saturn's 1st Ever Transformation Animation
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Toei began streaming a new clip from the second film in the two-part Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal (Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon Eternal The MOVIE) anime film project on Tuesday. The clip shows the transformation sequences for the Outer Senshi, and in particular previews the first transformation sequence for Hotaru Tomoe as Super Sailor Saturn, whose Super transformation sequence has never been portrayed in anime before.
The first film was originally scheduled to open in Japan on September 11, 2020, but was delayed to January 8, 2021 due to the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Japan. The first film opened at #9.
The second film will open on Thursday.
The films mark 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.
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.