Sailor Moon Cosmos, the final films for the Sailor Moon Crystal series, are coming soon!
Based on the controversial final season, Sailor Stars, Sailor Moon Cosmos summarizes the entirety of the season in two films, marking the end of the Sailor Moon Crystal series.
Sailor Moon Crystal began in 2014. It strictly followed the original manga in design and story. Despite its mixed reviews, the series has three full-length seasons and two films, not counting the upcoming films. The original series had 200 episodes spread throughout 5 seasons and 3 original films. The Sailor Moon franchise revolutionized pop culture and has a chokehold on fans across the board to this day.
Our final big baddie is Sailor Galaxia, the most powerful Sailor Scout in the Milky Way. She collects Sailor Crystals, the power that allows people to transform into Sailor Scouts, to control the most powerful star in the universe, the Galaxy Cauldron.
The trailer showcases Sailor Galaxia’s allies: Sailor Aluminum Siren, Sailor Lead Crow, Sailor Tin Nyanko, Sailor Heavy Metal Papillon, Sailor Chi, Sailor Phi, Sailor Lethe, Sailor Mnemosyne, and Sailor Iron Mouse. No, not the VTuber. We get a glimpse of their powers and voice actresses right before the film’s release, sparking excitement among fans.
Controversial Final Season?
When the series aired in the late ’90s, the final season was banned in the United States. Why? Well, because of the Sailor Stars. In the anime, the Sailor Stars present as biological men on Earth, but when they transform, they become biological women. In the manga, they are cross-dressing women. The anime’s liberties with their story took Western localizers aback and denied viewers the conclusion to the series. Wild? Yes, but now we get to experience the Sailor Stars in real-time, instead of learning about the final season years after watching Sailor Moon.
There is no news of a U.S. release; however, Sailor Moon Eternal is on Netflix. These films may also follow suit, but we’ll have to wait and see.
Sailor Moon Cosmos (parts one and two) will release on June 9 and 30, 2023, respectively.