A press conference was held to report the completion of the movie version of "Sailor Moon Eternal," and the cast members of this work dressed in dresses gathered.
In addition to Kotono Mitsuishi, who has been playing Sailor Moon / Usagi Tsukino since the broadcast of the 90's TV anime series, Hisako Kanemoto, Rina Sato, Ami Koshimizu, Shizuka Ito, Misato Fukuen, etc.
The gorgeous voice actors of Junko Minagawa, Sayaka Ohara, Ai Maeda, and Yukiyo Fujii who played the external solar system warriors also appeared.
In addition, Naomi Watanabe, who played the old woman Zirconia, and Nanao, who played the Queen of Dead Moon, Nehalennia, also took the stage and talked about their thoughts on this work.
Despite delays, part one of Sailor Moon Eternal finally saw a theatrical release last month in Japan. Now, the second part of the anime film is set to release this week and its teaser trailer is officially here.
Serving as a continuation of the Sailor Moon Crystal anime series, Sailor Moon Eternal Part 2 centers on the Outer Senshi. Parts of the visual showcase “the first transformation sequence for Hotaru Tomoe as Super Sailor Saturn, whose super transformation sequence has never been portrayed in anime before,” as per Anime News Network. Directed by Chiaki Kon, written by Kazuyuki Fudeyasu and co-produced by Studio DEEN and Toei Animation, the two-part animated movie‘s updated characters were designed by Kazuko Tadano.
Watch the full trailer above. Sailor Moon Eternal Part 2 will release on February 11 in Japan.
The newest Sailor Moon Eternal movie ended with a tease of the anime's continuation with a new project! After much waiting, the second half of Toei Animation and Studio DEEN's two-film Sailor Moon Eternal project has finally debuted in theaters in Japan. Jumping off of the Sailor Moon Crystal revival anime series, this two film project took the place of a potential fourth season of the anime series. Adapting the Dead Moon arc of Naoko Takeuchi's original manga series, this also means there's still one more arc still left on the table following this revival.
That's why the end of Sailor Moon Eternal's second film is so enticing as it comes to an end with a mysterious "To Be Continued," teasing the next major anime project for the franchise. According to a new report from Oricon News (h/t Crunchyroll), an official continuation for the anime in either movie or TV series as yet to be confirmed. But the cast was asked about whether or not they would like to come back.
Usagi Tsukino actress Kotono Mitsuishi was asked about the mysterious "To Be Continued" teaser, and while she did not comment on whether or not the films would actually continue with another film project, she did note that there is one final arc that goes beyond the arcs covered by the original series and two films. As for whether or not she would return, she would like it done "as soon as possible."
An official announcement for the future of the Sailor Moon anime has yet to be confirmed, but Sailor Moon Eternal was the end result of a revival project that started with Sailor Moon Crystal. Should it return for a new film (or even a TV series), closing out this revival with the final arc of the series would definitely be well received by fans.
Unfortunately for fans outside of Japan, Sailor Moon Eternal's two part epic has yet to be confirmed for a license or release in other territories. So if it indeed continues with a new film project or anime, it might help worldwide fans if they're allowed to check out the two films first. But what do you think?
Netflix's large library of anime content — which gets the MAPPA-animated Yasuke series this week — is adding another heavy hitter in June with a Sailor Moon movie. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie Part 1 & 2 will be available everywhere outside Japan on Netflix as of June 3rd, confirming earlier rumors that Netflix was in the process of dubbing the flick.
Netflix exec Ema Hirayama said in a statement that "It’s a dream come true for all of us at Netflix to have Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie join our expansive anime slate and to share this incredible story with fans around the world."
The upcoming adventures are set in April, when the cherry blossoms are in bloom and Tokyo is in a festive mood as it celebrates the largest Total Solar Eclipse of the century. As the new moon obscures the sun and gradually dims its light, Usagi and Chibi-Usa encounter Pegasus, who is in search of the chosen Maiden who can break the seal of the Golden Crystal. Meanwhile, a mysterious troupe called the Dead Moon Circus appears in town who’s nefarious plan is to scatter the nightmare incarnations known as Lemures, seize the ‘Legendary Silver Crystal,’ rule over the moon and the earth, and eventually dominate the entire universe…
Both parts of this entry into the iconic series premiered in theaters in Japan earlier this year after a year-long delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. It follows up the Sailor Moon Crystal anime series, which US viewers can watch right now on Hulu.
More anime is lined up for Netflix in the US on July 1st with “multiple seasons” of Sailor Moon Crystal planned for release. In reality, that almost certainly means all seasons of the anime that originally aired back in 2016 is headed to Netflix.
Here’s what you can expect from the series which adapts the manga:
“Usagi Tsukino is chosen to be a guardian of justice and is sent on a quest to locate a Silver Crystal before the Dark Kingdom invades the Earth.”
Here are the three seasons that are expected to arrive on July 1st:
Season 1 consists of 14 episodes and is titled Dark Kingdom Season 2 consists of 12 episodes and is titled Black Moon Season 3 consists of 13 episodes and is titled Death Busters
The series is being licensed to Netflix via Viz Media who continues to license key anime to Netflix including a collection of Naruto titles and Bleach. It also has produced Seis Manos exclusively for Netflix too.
Netflix is unlikely to be the sole home for the show for the foreseeable. Hulu is already season all three seasons whereas Crunchyroll currently holds 2 seasons. The original 1992 series Sailor Moon is only available in full on Hulu.
Only the United States is currently set to get Sailor Moon Crystal as far as we’re aware but check in with your Netflix applications on July 1st as it may have a broader release.
Netflix is already heavily invested in the Sailor Moon anime franchise. Earlier in June 2021, they picked up exclusively two movies entitled Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie. Netflix carries those two movies globally with Japan being the only exception.