The iconic Japanese anime series, Sailor Moon, has finally revealed new cast members for its upcoming new series of films. Titled Sailor Moon Cosmos (Gekijōban Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon Cosmos), the films will be out by June 9 and June 30.
The new cast will include;
- Princess Kakyuu voiced by Nana Mizuki (Hinata in Naruto)
- Sailor Galaxia voiced by Megumi Hayashibara (Rei in Neon Genesis Evangelion)
- Chibi Chibi voiced by Kotono Mitsuishi (Usagi in Sailor Moon)
The announced Starlights Characters are;
- Saori Hayami plays Taiki Kō/Sailor Star Maker
- Marina Inoue plays Seiya Kō/Sailor Star Fighter
- Ayane Sakura plays Yaten Kō/Sailor Star Healer
Aside from them and the Sailor Starlights characters, the films will feature a returning cast of:
- Kotono Mitsuishi as Sailor Moon/Usagi Tsukino
- Misato Fukuen as Sailor Chibi Moon
- Shizuka Ito as Minako Aino
- Reina Ueda as CereCere
- Kenji Nojima as Mamoru Chiba
- Rina Sato as Rei Hino
- Sayaka Ohara as Michiru Kaio
- Ami Koshimizu as Makoto Kino
Tomoya Takahashi (Den-noh Coil, Gatchaman Crowds) is directing both films at Toei Animation and Studio DEEN. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (all six JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure parts, Land of the Lustrous, PriPara) is returning to pen the scripts. Kazuko Tadano, the character designer for the original Sailor Moon anime, is continuing to design the characters. Yasuharu Takanashi (Naruto Shippūden) is returning to compose the music. Yumiko Soraga is the art director.
Sailor Moon’s Plot
Based on Naoko Takeuchi’s legendary manga series, Sailor Moon tells the story of Usagi Tsukino, a normal girl who meets Luna, a talking cat. Luna gives her a magical brooch that allows her to transform into Sailor Moon, a soldier destined to save Earth from the forces of evil.
Usagi, as Sailor Moon, must fight evil and uphold justice in the name of the Moon and the enigmatic Moon Princess. Luna and Usagi assemble a team of fellow Sailor Guardians to find their princess and the Silver Crystal. In addition, they battle villains to prevent the Silver Crystal from being stolen and the Solar System from being destroyed.
About the Latest Instalments
On June 3, Netflix began worldwide streaming of the two-part Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon Eternal the Movie (Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal) anime film project. The two-part film project replaces Sailor Moon Crystal’s fourth season. The films are based on Takeuchi’s original manga’s “Dead Moon” arc.
The first film was to be out in Japan on September 11, 2020, but it got pushed back to January 2021 due to the spread of the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Japan. The sequel was out in Japan by February 2021. The films mark the franchise’s first appearance in Japanese theaters in 25 years.
The third season of Sailor Moon Crystal debuted in April 2016, with a revamped staff and a focus on the Death Busters arc (also known as the Infinity arc). The season was available on Crunchyroll, Niconico, and Hulu. The first two seasons of Sailor Moon Crystal, which debuted online in Japan, premiered on the three platforms and others. Sailor Moon Crystal is also available on Netflix.
All three seasons were licensed for release in North America by Viz Media. The first season of Sailor Moon Crystal was out by August 2016 on DVD and DVD/Blu-ray Disc combo pack, the second season in February 2017, and the third season in December 2017.
Sailor Moon Stars, the fifth and final season of the original Sailor Moon anime that adapts the “Shadow Galactica” arc, was out on home video in North America for the first time by Viz Media. From 1996 to 1997, 34 episodes of Sailor Moon Stars aired.
Frequently Asked Questions
The first advance tickets will go on sale from February 3 (Friday).
They will be sold at screening theaters nationwide, major mail order, and official stores of the work, Sailor Moon store Harajuku main store and Sailor Moon store ONLINE.