Fans waiting on more Sailor Moon Crystal got their answer as the fourth season of the series was changed to a two-film project that will debut as Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie. Set to cover the Dead Moon arc of the manga, the first film arrived with a January 8th, 2021 debut and a new digest video has now come out for it. Clocking in at just over four minutes, it provides a look at the first film and summarizes it ahead of the release of the second film next week.
The first film was originally set for a September 11th, 2020 debut in Japan but recently set a January 8th, 2021 release due to the pandemic. The second film is set with a February 11th, 2021 release date.
The project is bringing back the main cast and staff with Chiaki Kon directing and having original creator Naoko Takeuchi on board as a creative supervisor while Kazuyuki Fudeyasu is writing the screenplay. Kazuko Tadano is working on character designs.
The Japanese cast so far includes Kotono Mitsuishi as Usagi Tsukino / Sailor Moon, Hisako Kanemoto as Ami Mizuno / Sailor Mercury, Rina Satou as Rei Hino / Sailor Mars, Ami Koshimizu as Makoto Kino / Sailor Jupiter, Shizuka Itou as Minako Aino / Sailor Venus, Misato Fukuen as Chibi-Usa / Sailor Chibi Moon, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Pegasus/Helios, Shouta Aoi as Fish Eye, Satoshi Hino as Tiger’s Eye, Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Hawk’s Eye, Yuko Hara as JunJun, Reina Ueda as CereCere, Sumire Morohoshi as PallaPalla, Rie Takahashi as VesVes, Naomi Watanabe as Zirconia, and Nanao as Queen Nehellenia.
Property Concept: After a solar eclipse leads to the arrival of a new group of villains, known as the Dead Moon Circus, the Sailor Senshi have to protect the innocent and stop the bad guys from getting their hands on the Golden Crystal. An object of great power linked to a new ally known as Pegasus.