The first Sailor Moon movie in over two decades will hit Netflix this summer. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie Part 1 and Part 2 debuted in Japan earlier this year. Both movies are a continuation of the 2014 reboot of the 1992 anime, which is based on the original manga by Naoko Takeuchi. With the June 3 release date on the horizon, Netflix released the first full trailer for the double-feature on Wednesday night.
The film finds Usagi and the rest of her friends reuniting after time apart, in order to save the world from evil forces. The official synopsis from Netflix is as follows:
When a dark power enshrouds earth and a dark circus troupe appears after a total solar eclipse, the scattered Sailor Guardians must reunite to bring light back into the world… ‘Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon’ was originally created by Naoko Takeuchi, the Eternal movie is directed by Chiaki Kon (‘The Way of the Househusband’, ‘Nodame Cantabile: Paris Edition & Finale’), with music by Yasuharu Takanashi (‘Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal’, ‘Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Season III’), with Kazuko Tadano (‘Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon’, ‘Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens’) responsible for character designs and TOEI Animation / Studio DEEN for animation production.
Sailor Moon is one of the best-selling shōjo manga series in the world. The first anime series kicked off in 1992 and ended in 1997, with a reboot, Sailor Moon Crystal, airing in 2014. Both parts of the upcoming movie are based on the Dream arc of the manga and are designed to serve as Sailor Moon Crystal’s fourth season.