Sailor Moon Cosmos Anime Films' 2nd Trailer Teases Climactic Battle
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The AnimeJapan 2023 special stage panel for Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos the Movie, the two-part anime film project adapting the final "Shadow Galactica" arc of Naoko Takeuchi's original Sailor Moon manga, debuted the films' second trailer on Sunday.
Sailor Moon voice actress Kotono Mitsuishi also announced that the first Sailor Moon television anime's SuperS and Sailor Stars arcs will stream for free on the Toei Animation Museum channel on YouTube. Each episode will stream for only two weeks, starting with the first SuperS episode on Monday, March 27 at noon (Sunday, March 26 at 11:00 p.m. EDT). (Sailor Stars will follow on May 5.) The announcement did not specify if these episodes will be available outside Japan.
Marina Inoue (Seiya Kō/Sailor Star Fighter) announced that the films' Theme Song Collection will launch on June 30. It will include the song "Nagare-Boshi e" (To the Shooting Star) by the Three Lights.
Holy Lights Collection, the second wave of the films' Ichiban Kuji random drawing goods, will launch in June.
The films' official TikTok account is launching at @sailor_movie today.
The second wave of advance MoviTicke passes for the films will go on sale on April 14. LAWSON's electronic ticketing service Loppi will offer exclusive original goods in a bundle with the MoviTicke passes.
The films will open June 9 and June 30.
Saori Hayami (upper left in image above) plays Taiki Kō/Sailor Star Maker (lower left). Marina Inoue (top center) plays Seiya Kō/Sailor Star Fighter (bottom center). Ayane Sakura (upper right) plays Yaten Kō (lower right).
Nana Mizuki (upper left in image above) plays Princess Kakyū (lower left). Megumi Hayashibara (top center) plays Sailor Galaxia (bottom center). Kotono Mitsuishi (top right) plays Chibi Chibi (lower right). Mitsuishi, who also voices Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon, is also reprising her role as Chibi Chibi from previous anime.The films will feature a returning cast.
Tomoya Takahashi (Den-noh Coil, Gatchaman Crowds) is directing both films at Toei Animation. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (all six JoJo's Bizarre Adventure parts, Land of the Lustrous, PriPara) is returning to pen the scripts. Kazuko Tadano, the character designer for the original Sailor Moon anime, is continuing to design the characters. Yasuharu Takanashi (Naruto Shippūden) is returning to compose the music. Yumiko Soraga is the art director.
Daoko performs the theme song "Tsuki no Hana" (Moon Flower).
Netflix began streaming the two-part Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie (Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal) anime film project worldwide on June 3. The two-part film project takes the place of a fourth season for Sailor Moon Crystal. The films cover the "Dead Moon" arc of Takeuchi's original manga.
The first film was originally scheduled to open in Japan on September 11, 2020, but was delayed to January 2021 due to the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Japan. The second film opened in Japan in February 2021. The films marked 25 years since the franchise last had a work that screened in theaters in Japan.
The third Sailor Moon Crystal season, which featured a new staff and focused on the Death Busters arc (also called the Infinity arc), premiered in April 2016. Crunchyroll, Niconico, and Hulu streamed the season. The three services and others streamed the first two Sailor Moon Crystal seasons overseas as they debuted online in Japan. Netflix is also streaming Sailor Moon Crystal.
Viz Media licensed all three seasons for release in North America. The company released the first season of Sailor Moon Crystal on DVD and DVD/Blu-ray Disc combo pack in August 2016, the second season in February 2017, and the third season in December 2017.
Viz Media's release of Sailor Moon Stars, the fifth and final season of the original Sailor Moon anime that adapts the "Shadow Galactica" arc, marked the first time the season got a home video release in North America. Sailor Moon Stars originally aired for 34 episodes from 1996 to 1997.
Source: Sailor Moon Cosmos anime films' AnimeJapan 2023 special stage panel