Two-part theatrical feature retells the final arc of the Sailor Moon anime TV series.
The ongoing Sailor Moon anime reboot got off to a rocky start, with Sailor Moon Crystals the first two seasons didn’t resonate nearly as strongly with fans as the original series from the 1990s. However, things have improved since then Crystals third season is better received and the continuation of the story, and that of 2021 Sailor Moon Eternala solid crowd pleaser.
And now it’s time for the last part of the original anime series, Sailor Moon Sailor Starsto be told again as Sailor Moon Cosmos. Like Eternal, Cosmos is a two-part theater functionand a new trailer has just been released.
The big draw here is the arrival of the Sailor Starlightsa trio of Sailor Senshi who appear on Earth under the guise of members of a male idol singer unit called the Three Lights.
Within the Sailor Moon Sailor Stars anime the Starlights’ bodies change from female to male while in their Three Lights forms, while in the manga they only visually disguise as males. The latter is probably how things are Cosmossince the Sailor Moon anime reboot as a whole stays closer to creator Naoko Takeuchi’s original manga.
Although voice actress Kotono Mitsuichi reprises her role as Sailor Moon in the reboot, all other characters have been recast and that pattern continues with the Starlights. Marina Inoue reprises the role of Sailor Star Fighter, Sayori Hayami reprises the role of Sailor Star Maker and Ayane Sakura will voice Sailor Star Healer.
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Sailor Moon Cosmos’ the first part opens in Japanese theaters on June 9 and the second three weeks later on June 30.