Sailor Moon Eternal anime’s official website revealed on Friday that Naomi Watanabe will voice the character Zirconia. It is a two-part Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal (Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon Eternal The MOVIE) anime film project.
Watanabe is a die-hard Sailor Moon fan. She also commented in the announcement that it is the “light of her life.” She further said that she never ever thought that she would appear in Sailor Moon.
The website previously featured the film’s clip on Tuesday. They also invited viewers to guess who is voicing the character to win teaser posters.
Sailor Moon Eternal: Release Date
The first film as originally planned to premiere in Japan on September 11. The coronavirus pandemic postponed the film’s release to January 8, 2021. The second film will briefly follow the first and premiere on February 11, 2021.
Cast and Crew
The franchise has not screened any new work for past 2 years. This will the franchise’s first installment after such a long hiatus. Naoko Takeuchi is the manga’s original creator. Chiaki Kon will direct the two films. He also directed Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal: Season III.
Kazuko Tadano is the character designer. He also designed the original Sailor Moon anime’s characters. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu is the main scriptwriter. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure TV anime is his well-known work. Toei Animation is the film’s distributor and co-producer alongside Studio DEEN.
The returning cast members are:
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
Yoshitsugu also cast in Sword Art Online’s Kirito, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma’s Sōma, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’s Inosuke.
The two-part film project is set on the Sailor Moon Crystal’s fourth season premise. The film will take forward Takeuchi’s original manga’s the “Dead Moon” arc.
We will bring more insights very soon. Until then, stay tuned and keep reading for all the latest updates!