Fun news has arrived for Sailor Moon fans! On April 27, 2021, Netflix announced that they will be premiering Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie on the streaming platform in just a matter of weeks. The film will be available on June 3, 2021.
The film project’s place in the Sailor Moon Crystal timeline is right after the fourth season. Eternal will cover the “Dead Moon” arc from Naoko Takeuchi’s original manga.
Sailor Moon Eternal Two-Part Film Project
The new film, which is a two-part film project, initially faced some delays in the release schedule in Japan. Set to open on September 11, 2020, the first film was pushed back until January 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The second film opened in February in Japan. Netflix’s premiere for the film will be the worldwide release outside of Japan.
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie also marks 25 years since the Sailor Moon franchise had a film in Japanese cinemas. The last Sailor Moon film to premiere in theaters across Japan was Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie, which released in 1995.
Return of Cast and Crew
Team members who have worked on Sailor Moon Crystal and the original anime have returned for this latest film project. Chiaki Kon, who directed season 3, directed both films, while the original series’ character designer, Kazuko Tadano, returned to design the characters in the new film project as well.
Most of the voice cast from the Sailor Moon Crystal series also returned to reprise their roles, including the following:
- Kotono Mitsuishi as Usagi Tsukino
- Rina Satou as Rei Hino
- Hisako Kanemoto as Ami Mizuno
- Ami Koshimizu as Makoto Kino
- Shizuka Itou as Minako Aino
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