Fans of Sailor Moon Crystal adaptation of the original manga had the two-film series wrap up in 2021 with Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie as it adapted Dead Moon arc of the manga. Anticipation has been brewing about when things would come together to adapt the final arc of the manga and we learned in April 2022 that it was coming together as Sailor Moon Cosmos. It looks like they’re doing a two-part film in the same way they did the last time around and now some promotion for it has arrived.
The latest is an update on the running times for the films. Anime films can be all over the map when it comes to this but now the official site has revealed that both parts are listed with 80-minute running times for both of them.
"Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos" movie Part 1 and Part 2 are each listed with lengths of 1 hour and 20 minutes.
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The two-part film is set for a June 9th and June 30th, 2023 premiere, and we previously had the three Sailor Starlights revealed with Saori Hayami as Taiki Kō/Sailor Star Maker, Marina Inoue as Seiya Kō/Sailor Star Fighter, and Ayane Sakura as Yaten Kō. Additional cast includes Nana Mizuki as Princess Kakyū, Megumi Hayashibara as Sailor Galaxia, and Kotono Mitsuishi as Chibi Chibi.
The project has Tomoya Takahashi taking the reins for both films here with the screenplay once again handled by Kazuyuki Fudeyasu. Kazuko Tadano is working on character designs once again as well with Studio Deen and Toei Animation handling the production.
The Japanese cast from the previous film series 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.
The Shadow Galactica characters include Sena Koizumi as Sailor Iron Mouse, Ayumu Murase as Sailor Aluminum Siren, Yōko Hikasa as Sailor Lead Crow, Mariya Ise as Sailor Tin Nyanko, Haruka Kudō as Sailor Heavy Metal Papillion, Shiori Mikami as Sailor Lethe, Kanae Itō as Sailor Mnemosyne, Fumie Mizusawa as Sailor Phi, and Yuka Komatsu as Sailor Chi.
The first film has the theme song “Tsuki no Hana” as performed by Daoko.
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.
Previous promos and visuals: