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Sailor Moon Cosmos: The Movie is the upcoming two-part 2023 film sequel to Sailor Moon Eternal, the second canonical film in Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon franchise, the second co-production between Toei Animation and Studio DEEN, the fifth overall Sailor Moon film and the final chapter of the Continuity Reboot that began with Sailor Moon Crystal in 2014. It is directed by franchise newcomer Tomoya Takahashi and written by Kazuyuki Fudeyasu, who returns after having written Eternal.

Kotono Mitsuishi reprises her roles as Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon and Chibi-Chibi, as does Hisako Kanemoto as Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury, Rina Sato as Rei Hino/Sailor Mars, Ami Koshimizu as Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter, Shizuka Itō as Minako Aino/Sailor Venus, Misato Fukuen as Chibi-usa/Sailor Chibi Moon, Junko Minagawa as Haruna Tenoh/Sailor Uranus, Sayaka Ohara as Michiru Kaioh/Sailor Neptune, Ai Maeda as Setsuna Meioh/Sailor Pluto and Yukiyo Fujii as Hotaru Tomoe/Sailor Saturn. New additions to the cast include Marina Inoue as Seiya Kou/Sailor Star Fighter, Saori Hayami as Taiki Kou/Sailor Star Maker, Ayane Sakura as Yaten Kou/Sailor Star Healer, Nana Mizuki as Princess Kakyu and Megumi Hayashibara as Sailor Galaxia.

The first part of the Cosmos duology is scheduled to be released on June 9, 2023, with the second part following on June 30.

Previews: Teaser, Sailor Starlights TV Spot, Trailer 1, Trailer 2

Sailor Moon Cosmos provides examples of:

  • All Your Powers Combined: The end of the second trailer shows the Sailor Guardians and Tuxedo Mask combining their powers with Sailor Moon so the latter can perform her ultimate attack.
  • Ankle Drag: Sailor Galaxia grabs Sailor Moon by the ankle, as seen in the first trailer.
  • The Big Damn Kiss: In the teaser and the first trailer, there's a brief shot of Mamoru kissing Usagi under the full moon.
  • Call-Back:
    • The teaser trailer begins with Usagi waking up in her bed, alluding to the times when she did the same thing in Crystal.
    • Like in Crystal and Eternal, there's a scene in the teaser trailer where Usagi and Mamoru share a kiss.
    • At one point in the teaser trailer, Chibi-usa is seen wearing her pink princess uniform from Eternal.
    • In the first and second trailers, Usagi performs her Starlight Honeymoon Therapy Kiss technique, just like she did when she killed Nehellenia in Eternal.
  • Costume Evolution: In the teaser poster, Eternal Sailor Moon's costume sports realistic feathers.
  • Divided for Adaptation: According to the posters and trailers, the film duology will split the Stars arc's 11 manga chapters into two halves in a similar vein to Sailor Moon Eternal.
  • Evil Overlooker: Sailor Galaxia is looming above Princess Kakyu, the Sailor Starlights and Sailor Moon in the official poster.
  • Eye Open: In the first trailer, there's a brief close up of Sailor Galaxia opening her eye as she announces her intentions to steal the light.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Towards the end of the teaser trailer, there is a split-second shot of Mamoru's Golden Crystal, which previously appeared in Eternal.
  • Grand Finale: As indicated in the trailers and the posters, this film is the final entry of the Sailor Moon Continuity Reboot that started with Sailor Moon Crystal, ending a story nearly 9 years in the making.
  • Harmless Electrocution: At one point in the teaser, Usagi (in her Eternal Sailor Moon outfit) is electrocuted along with Luna, Artemis and Diana.
  • Light Is Not Good: Sailor Galaxia, the film's Big Bad, is briefly shown wearing a white dress in the first trailer.
  • Logo Joke: The Toei logo is shown in metallic silver in the trailers, befitting the color of Sailor Moon's Legendary Silver Crystal.
  • Moody Trailer Cover Song: The Sailor Starlights TV spot ends with a brief a cappella rendition of "Search For Your Love"note  from the Sailor Stars anime, as performed by Marina Inoue.
  • Multi-Part Episode: As seen at the end of the trailers and the Sailor Starlights TV spot, Cosmos is split into a two-part anime film.
  • Mythology Gag: The teaser poster shows blue, green and purple comets. These colors appear on the uniforms for the Sailor Starlights, who have a major appearance in the manga's Stars arc and Cosmos.
  • Oh, Crap!: In the first trailer, Usagi is utterly shocked when Sailor Galaxia demonstrates her powers in front of the former.
  • Parasol Parachute: In the teaser trailer and the first official trailer, Chibi-Chibi floats down towards Tokyo with an umbrella.
  • Sitting on the Roof: The teaser poster shows a melancholic Usagi in her Eternal Sailor Moon form looking up at the night sky as she sits on a rooftop.
  • Sixth Ranger: The trailers and TV spot show the Sailor Starlights, Chibi-Chibi and Princess Kakyu officially joining the main cast for the final battle.
  • Taken for Granite: In the first trailer, there's a brief shot of the Outer Guardians being turned to stone.
  • This Is Something She's Got to Do Herself: As Usagi herself notes in the teaser trailer and the first official trailer, there are certain things she must do herself, since her friends frequently risk their lives to protect her.

"I believe... there will be a 'future' for all of us."