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Sailor Moon Cosmos Anime Films Cast Keiko Kitagawa as Sailor Cosmos


Rejoice, Sailor Moon manga fans: Sailor Cosmos is officially getting animated! The divine Guardian will make her anime debut in, appropriately enough, the Sailor Moon Cosmos anime films. And voicing her will be an alum from the series.


Today, it was announced that Keiko Kitagawa will be voicing Sailor Cosmos in the upcoming films. Kitagawa has an impressive resume, with roles in the Fast and the Furious film series and the live-action adaptation of THE PROMISED NEVERLAND. Her first role, however, was back in 2003—as Rei Hino/Sailor Mars in the live-action Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon.



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Regarding the casting, Kitagawa talked about how important the series has been to her, both as a young fan and as a part of her career. She describes Sailor Cosmos as the “ultimate depiction of Sailor Moon’s future,” and adds that she aimed to bring out both the strength and human fragility of the character. Kitagawa adds that Sailor Cosmos is an inspiring figure for people who are anxious and unsure about their own futures.



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Tomoya Takahashi (Gatchaman Crowds assistant director) is directing both parts of Sailor Moon Cosmos at both Toei Animation and Studio Deen. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime) is writing the screenplay, while Kazuko Tadano (Sailor Moon seasons 1 and 2) returns again for the character designs. Yasuharu Takanashi (Sailor Moon Crystal) is producing the music again for the films, with Yumiko Kuga from Studio Jack (Deaimon: Recipe for Happiness) as the art director on the films.


Sailor Moon Cosmos will adapt the “final battle” from the original manga series by Naoko Takeuchi, which was previously adapted as the last arc of the original Sailor Moon anime dubbed “Sailor Moon Sailor Stars.” Cosmos‘ first film releases on June 9 while the second part enters theaters on June 30.


Cosmos continues from the Sailor Moon Eternal two-part film, released in early 2021 in Japan and worldwide on Netflix on June 3, 2021. Eternal continued the Sailor Moon Crystal TV anime series, which is streaming here on Crunchyroll, who describes the series:


Based on Naoko Takeuchi’s legendary manga series, Sailor Moon Crystal retells the story of Sailor Moon as she searches for her fellow Sailor Guardians and the Legendary Silver Crystal to stop the dark forces of Queen Beryl.


Sailor Moon Cosmos Part 1 is now showing, with Part 2 scheduled to premiere on June 30.


Source: Comic Natalie


Watch Sailor Moon Crystal on Crunchyroll!




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