‘Sailor Moon Cosmos’, a two-part film that features the final arc of the anime Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon, will be released sequentially in early summer 2023. A teaser visual and trailer have been released with the announcement.
Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon is based on Naoko Takeuchi’s manga that was serialized in the girl manga magazine Nakayoshi from 1991 to 1997. The cute and pop visual as well as the story of girls brilliantly transforming and fighting for love and justice gained exclusive popularity from the early stage, and the total sales of the manga reached 4.6 million copies including both paper and e-books.
The TV anime series started in 1992, and even after the broadcast ended in 1997, the work has still been broadcast and enjoyed not only in Japan but in more than 40 countries around the world.
To meet the demand of the ecstatic fans, the project was resumed in 2012 to promote the charms of the work, launching a wide range of collaborations and events with cosmetic brands and other brands.
The new anime series ‘Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon: Crystal’ started in 2014, followed by ‘Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon: Eternal’, the first film in 25 years. As the year 2022 marks the 30th anniversary of serialization, the work continues to grow its momentum.
The announcement of the film ‘Sailor Moon Cosmos’ was made during the “Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon 30th Anniversary Special Program”, which was streamed on YouTube on April 28th. The film will depict the “Shadow Galactica Arc”, the final arc of the Sailor Moon series.
The “Shadow Galactica Arc” features Shadow Galactica, a new enemy who suddenly appears and starts to target the friends of Sailor Guardians one after another. Faced with the most powerful enemy and almost overcome by loneliness, the Sailor Guardians throw themselves once again in battles and keep moving forward.
The story powerfully and beautifully portrays the Sailor Guardians, who face up to their mission while struggling with the question of what they are fighting for.
The teaser visual unveiled with the announcement shows Eternal Sailor Moon with a melancholic expression on her face, sitting in the stunning night view of Tokyo. The tagline, “I wish to see you once again”, also raises fans’ expectation for the story of the Sailor Guardians and the “message” that Sailor Moon continues to convey in the series.
In addition, the trailer portrays Sailor Moon, or Usagi, conflicted by the fact that she always happens to draw her loved ones and friends into her battles because of her power, but she gradually accepts her destiny. Do not take your eyes off of the final battle of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon.
The two films of ‘Sailor Moon Cosmos’ will be released sequentially in the early summer of 2023.
(C) Naoko Takeuchi, PNP/ Film ‘Sailor Moon Cosmos’ Production Committee