The new Sailor Moon movie will premiere in Summer 2023. Pic credit: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Cosmos Production Committee

The release date of the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos movie has been confirmed for a summer 2023 premiere.

The announcement was made via the Official Sailor Moon Cosmos Twitter account as well as the official website for the movie on April 28, 2022.

The message reads: “With a beautiful night view of Tokyo in the background, a melancholy expression Eternal Sailor Moon”.

In addition to the confirmed date, the account has also released a new visual and teaser trailer for the upcoming movie.

The Sailor Moon Cosmo trailer.

Who will participate in the movie Sailor Moon Cosmos?

The website also revealed several names who will be working on the latest Sailor Moon 2023 movie. While there will certainly be new people, there are also a lot of familiar names associated with the project.

The production of the film is co-produced by Toei Animation and Studio DEEN. Fans of the series will remember that these are the same companies that were responsible for the film production of Sailor Moon Eternal.

The director will be Tomoya Takahashi. He has directed episodes for well-known series such as Hunter x Hunter and Kill la Kill.

Kazuyuki Fudeyasu will be responsible for the screenplay. He has written for numerous anime series in the past, including Black Clover, Bleach, and several Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure arcs (JoJo Stone Ocean Part 2 release date is Fall 2022).

Kazuko Tadano is put in charge of character design. Fans of the franchise may recognize her work from the original Sailor Moon anime, where she was an animation director.

The music is provided by Yasuharu Takanashi. He previously worked on the music for the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal movie and numerous other anime series.

Finally, Yumiko Kuga (Studio Jack) will serve as art director. Their credits include a number of movies, including several for the Pokemon franchise.

Sailor Moon Crystal Movie
The Sailor Moon Eternal movie poster was released in late November 2020. Pic credit: Toei Animation/Studio DEEN

Sailor Moon Crystal Season 4 is canceled?

With this new movie announcement, fans of the series are probably wondering if there’s a new TV season of the Sailor Moon anime coming.

Like the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal movie series before it, The Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Cosmos movie will be released in two parts. This movie will likely be set where the Eternal movies left off.

australia business blog previously predicted a potential Sailor Moon Crystal season 4 anime TV show for the series. With even the Sailor Moon Cosmos trailer calling this movie “the final chapter,” we can speculate that this two-part movie will wrap up the final Sailor Moon Stars manga arc, and thus the entire anime.

While the summer of 2023 may still seem a long way off, it’s worth waiting for this popular anime franchise to be fully completed. Stay tuned!


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