The cast members of the Amazoness Quartet, the villains in the movie “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal” (release date: part 1 Jan. 8, 2020, part 2 Feb. 11, 2020), have been announced.
“Sailor Moon” is originally a manga serialized in the girls' manga magazine “Nakayoshi” by Takeuchi Naoko from 1991 to 1997. The comics have over 20 million copies published.
It received a TV anime series from 1992, and since it ended in 1997, it has been broadcast in over 40 countries out of Japan and has fans all over the world.
A project to celebrate its 20th anniversary started in 2012, and in 2014, they had a new anime series titled “Sailor Moon Crystal”. After 25 years, the film “Sailor Moon Eternal” will be released in 2021, part 1 on Jan. 8 and part 2 on Feb. 11.
The cast members of the Amazones Quartet, the stars of the Dead Moon Circus who confront the sailor guardians, have been announced. Ueda Reina as CereCere the flower magician, Moroboshi Sumire as PallaPalla the dancer on a ball, Hara Yuuko as JunJun the acrobat, and Takahashi Rie as VesVes the beast tamer.
Along with the announcement, we received comments from each of the cast members.
“Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal” part 1 will be released on Jan. 8, 2020, and part 2 on Feb. 11, 2020.
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Ueda Reina as CereCere
When I got the role, I felt a lot of pressure, but at the same time, I was very happy. I spent almost every day of my childhood watching my favorite episodes of the Sailor Moon DVD my mother bought me, and I remember enjoying the feeling of as if I was a Sailor Guardian myself. I still have vivid memories of many scenes. With those childhood memories of being absorbed in Sailor Moon, I did my best to deliver those feelings I had back then.
CereCere-san looks very feminine, soft, glamourous, and sometimes shows the cool side of her confident self. I tried to perform her with a soft and fluffy cheerfulness. Above all, I feel that the four members of Amazones Quartet, including CereCere-san, have received a lot of love from many people and kept polishing their characters. We did our best to bring out their personalities and charm. Please look forward to the film.
Moroboshi Sumire as PallaPalla
Sailor Moon is known by everyone, and many people have loved it from even before I was born. I myself was hooked on this Sailor Moon Famicom game I had as a child. When I got the role, I felt honored, but at the same time, I felt the responsibility and nervousness that I needed to put my mind to it. I was fascinated by her charm when I watched the early footage of PallaPalla to get ready for the audition, and I really wanted to get this role, so I was very glad that my wishe came true.
She is the youngest sister of the Amazoness Quartet, so I tried to express her childishness and innocence, and make her a loveable villain. She speaks like a child, her facial expressions change constantly, and she is very emotional. I tried my best to portray this personality and charm of hers in my own way. Please look forward to the film!
Hara Yuuko as JunJun
I loved Sailor Moon so much that when I was a child, I wore a costume the whole day pretending to be Sailor Moon. I was so glad to hear the results of the audition. I couldn't believe that I'm going to be in such a popular work, and I was anxious until I received the script. And I felt surprised again when I got the script, haha.
My character JunJun is a bit rough but is a very passionate character. I did my best to portray her devotion along with her strength. Also, JunJun and the Amazoness Quartet is a circus group, so I hope we can express them as a fun group.
It's very exciting work, so please enjoy it at the theaters!
Takahashi Rie as VesVes
The first game I ever became obsessed with was based on “Sailor Moon S”. The BGM and screen of decorating cakes and dressing up the characters are still etched in my mind. I never thought I would be part of Sailor Moon. Attending the audition itself was an honor, so I was surprised and delighted.
VesVes has impressing beautiful red hair, wields a whip, and tames beasts. I tried to express her dominant character along with her passionate and feminine sides.
I cherish the opportunity I've been given, and the cast of the Amazoness Quartet worked as one to take on this challenge! I'm looking forward to seeing them move, talk, and stir up the story. Please look forward to it!
(C)Takeuchi Naoko, PNP / “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal” Production Committee