A new promotional video for the upcoming release of Sailor Moon Cosmos showcases one of the franchise’s iconic transformation sequences.
Published on the official Sailor Moon YouTube channel, the short video shows the transformation of protagonist Usagi Tsukino from an ordinary high school student into the winged Sailor Moon Eternal. Feathers, sparkles, and an image of the moon are pertinent highlights throughout the franchise. Furthermore, the creative team behind the new movies are calling on fans to help promote Sailor Moon Cosmos; Individuals who share Sailor Moon related photos on social media can win autographed posters, stickers and movie tickets.
Sailor Moon Cosmos serves as a direct sequel to Eternal
Split into two movies, Sailor Moon Universe is a direct sequel to 2021’s Eternal Sailor Moon, available to stream on Netflix. The story will depict the events of the “Shadow Galactica” section of the manga and see the main heroine and her allies work to save the entire galaxy from the evil Sailor Galaxia once and for all. Sailor Moon Cosmos will also feature the Sailor Starlights, three galactic warriors dressed as a popular boy band.
The long and hugely popular Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon multimedia franchise began in 1991 when Naoko Takeuchi published the first chapter of her manga on Kodansha’s Nakayoshi; The last chapter appeared in shojo magazine in 1997. The story follows Usagi, a slightly goofy person, as she masters the mystical powers given to her by the legendary Silver Crystal, a magical artifact. with whom she has a deep connection. Along the way, she meets and befriends powerful individuals who become her teammates, such as Sailor Starlight.
The Cultural Impact of Sailor Moon
With over 46 million copies in circulation worldwide, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon is one of the best-selling manga of all time, along with Sui Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul and Yuji Terajima’s Ace of Diamond. Fans of Takeuchi’s work and the larger franchise — including a wide variety of anime adaptations, video games, theme parks, and merchandise like the new Sailor Moon-themed product line by Jimmy Choo — expressing their love in more ways than just buying copies of comic books; They also create their own content. For example, one talented artist shared an illustration of evil Usagi, while a costume master posted a photo of an impressive cosplay mashup that combines Sailor Moon with Knight Marvel’s Moon.
The first film in the Sailor Moon Cosmos duo will open in Japan on June 9, and the second film on June 30. Kodansha Comics distributes Takeuchi’s manga in North America.
Source: YouTube, via Comic Natalie