Sailor Moon Cosmos Anime Films Showcase Franchise’s Final Battle in New Trailer
The out-of-this-world two-part release comes in June
The climax to the Sailor Moon franchise will soon head to theaters in Japan this June in the two-parter film Sailor Moon Cosmos. The first Sailor Moon Cosmos film lands in Japan on June 9 while the second part releases on June 30. To commemorate the release, a brand new trailer featuring the final battle of the series was released today during a special stage for the anime at AnimeJapan 2023.
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Tomoya Takahashi (Gatchaman Crowds assistant director) will be directing both parts of Sailor Moon Cosmos at both Toei Animation and Studio Deen. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime) is writing the screenplay, while Kazuko Tadano (Sailor Moon seasons 1 and 2) returns once more for the character designs. Yasuharu Takanashi (Sailor Moon Crystal) is producing the music again for the films, with Yumiko Kuga from Studio Jack (Deaimon: Recipe for Happiness) as the art director on the films.
Sailor Moon Cosmos will adapt the "final battle" from the original manga series by Naoko Takeuchi, which was previously adapted as the last arc of the original Sailor Moon anime dubbed "Sailor Moon Sailor Stars." Cosmos continues on from the Sailor Moon Eternal two-part film, which was released in early 2021 in Japan and on Netflix on June 3 around the world. Eternal continued the Sailor Moon Crystal TV anime series, which is streaming here on Crunchyroll, which describes it as such:
Based on Naoko Takeuchi’s legendary manga series, Sailor Moon Crystal retells the story of Sailor Moon as she searches for her fellow Sailor Guardians and the Legendary Silver Crystal to stop the dark forces of Queen Beryl.
Sources: Sailor Moon official website, AnimeJapan 2023
Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.