Season 4 movies update: Sailor Moon Eternal - Coming in 2020

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I don't think we will see Metalia or Beryl in SME. Even in SMC3 (and in manga), there was a whole scene about the destruction of Silver Millennium, but neither of them appears. I just checked the manga again, Dark Kingdom isn't mentioned in arc 4.
Yes, it is mentioned. When Nehellenia talks about her curse and that's what destroyed the Silver Millennium.
Even if the name is not shown, it is up to the reader to understand that she was talking about the Dark Kingdom.
 

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Even though not necessary, it would be nice to have a little nod/cameo of the dark kingdom arc. maybe showing only silhouettes of metalia or beryl...

did you guys know that script writer kazuyuki fudeyasu was responsible for photography for the first card captor sakura movie and vampire hunter d bloodlust? those two movies are great references and it gives me hope that the project is in good hands. kotono mitsuishi also stated that the team is working hard and puts a lot of love in the movies. i hope their working conditions are good.

So the first film will run in the japanese cinemas after the olympics. In any case I expect some presence of the franchise, since Sailor Moon is one of the official mascots. I also bet that Tadano-san was hired because international audience will recognize Sailor Moon easier and it will be more coherent with all the 90s related material that will be present.
 

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I could say that the taste of Japanese is different from the rest of the world. For example, anime Glass Mask 2005 version. The character design is 60 - 70% different from the manga, and the quality is not constant from episode to episode. The anime is complained by the manga fans in my country, and poorly received in U.S. However, the Japanese love it very much, and there is a pachinko game in fall 2019, 14 years after the anime is finished, with the title logo and the character design from anime Glass Mask 2005, even the character voice actors are the same.
 

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Chiaki Kon: I think we all, including myself, have been long time fans of Sailor Moon and I’m incredibly honored to continue my work from [Sailor Moon Crystal] season 3 on into season 4 (the Sailor Moon Eternal movie). I really hope to bring all the fine detail in the manga to the big screen.

Kazuyuki Fudeyasu: A long time ago, a young girl once taught me that a star burns brightly in the hearts of us all. It is with great joy that I’ve been offered the chance to write Usagi’s story and I can’t wait to see it come to life on the big screen. My only hope is that the happiness I’ve been granted in this role is somehow conveyed to all of you who see it. I hope a star burns in the hearts of all you as well!

Kazuko Tadano: The first visual I worked on for this, and which was ultimately used for the movie’s announcement, as done in reference to a beautiful pose done by Ms. Takeuchi. It’s incredibly difficult work to bring the adorable features presented in both the 90s anime and the manga together into one work and I went through several mis-starts. I felt worried every time a new character was announced, but I’m always comforted to see all the lovely messages posted online [about the designs]. This is my second time working on the Sailor Moon series, but there are so many characters that are new to me that I feel like I’m starting fresh. I’ll do my best, and thanks for cheering me on!
It sounds like Tadano really put a lot of effort into making the designs, and I hope we get to see more of them soon.
Fudeyasu's comment makes it sound like they'll be referencing/foreshadowing the Stars arc a bit more in these movies outside of the title, too.
 

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It sounds like Tadano really put a lot of effort into making the designs, and I hope we get to see more of them soon.
Fudeyasu's comment makes it sound like they'll be referencing/foreshadowing the Stars arc a bit more in these movies outside of the title, too.
That would be actually nice, referencing Stars, to get a feel of a whole epos that is connected. I always found it lacking that in the differetn seasons in the 90s anime there was no mentioning of the past villains and that there was no connection. So in SMEternal they could, as I mentioned above, depict Beryl/Metallia when it comes to the fall of the moon kingdom. Every SM fan knows the villains of the first season/arc, since it is the one that has been reproduced and retold most of all. And at the same time, they could make some forshadowing for Stars, just my mentioning the term "stars". This will excite us fans in both directions.


I wonder how Tadano's "failed" concept designs look, I bet even those must look cool. I still hope, the final designs will be a bit less childish. In the background of the composer's video we see Moon and Chibimoon and their limbs are longer then on the released designs, especially ChibiMoon looks less bulky.



I would have loved if the conversation from the pamphlet was an actual show or commerical for the movie or something. Usagi and Luna are hilarious.
I totally agree :-D
 
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That would be actually nice, referencing Stars, to get a feel of a whole epos that is connected. I always found it lacking that in the differetn seasons in the 90s anime there was no mentioning of the past villains and that there was no connection. So in SMEternal they could, as I mentioned above, depict Beryl/Metallia when it comes to the fall of the moon kingdom. Every SM fan knows the villains of the first season/arc, since it is the one that has been reproduced and retold most of all. And at the same time, they could make some forshadowing for Stars, just my mentioning the term "stars". This will excite us fans in both directions.


I wonder how Tadano's "failed" concept designs look, I bet even those must look cool. I still hope, the final designs will be a bit less childish. In the background of the composer's video we see Moon and Chibimoon and their limbs are longer then on the released designs, especially ChibiMoon looks less bulky.





I totally agree :-D
I also hope designs will look mature as S1 & S2.
 

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They won't adjust the designs THAT much after they've already released the teaser to the public.
I agree with you. That picture from the composer's Twitter is quite unclear, but I share the feeling that they look a bit less round and elongated. The animators usually put a spin on the designs. We still have no idea of close ups as they never released proper ones, just zoomed in full body shots, so I guess the faces will have more detail. What I care more is to keep it consistent and Iwata as designer for Stars!
 

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But also abit less derpy.
Chibiusa’s eyes look here derpy though lol Yukie Sakou style

I also wonder how they’ll look in the profile, because looks like they have no nose (except Sailor Mars). I’m just glad the weird head-shapes of Takahashi are gone.

Who is Iwata?

EDIT: I always found it a pity that we didn’t see Queen Serenity anymore in the 90s anime after she gave Usagi new powers in Sailor Moon R. Finally, in Eternal part 2, we’ll see her again, and Tadano-san is doing her character design again :)
 
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Chibiusa’s eyes look here derpy though lol Yukie Sakou style

I also wonder how they’ll look in the profile, because looks like they have no nose (except Sailor Mars). I’m just glad the weird head-shapes of Takahashi are gone.

Who is Iwata?

EDIT: I always found it a pity that we didn’t see Queen Serenity anymore in the 90s anime after she gave Usagi new powers in Sailor Moon R. Finally, in Eternal part 2, we’ll see her again, and Tadano-san is doing her character design again :)
Keiko Iwata was argably the best animator to work on Crystal. She was the one with very detail fabrics and hair even in season 3. All the gorgeous shots in episode 25 are done by her. She also did some lovely scetches of human Luna.
 

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Keiko Iwata was argably the best animator to work on Crystal. She was the one with very detail fabrics and hair even in season 3. All the gorgeous shots in episode 25 are done by her. She also did some lovely scetches of human Luna.
Oh right! She better be chief/key animator/animation director for the movies!
 

JunoDX

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We all pray for her involvment.
The project Sailor Moon Eternal has potential of becoming two great anime movies, if done right. But we also should have modest expectations.

Does anyone know what are the best and worst theatrical movies that Toei and DEEN have pulled off in the last 3 years?
 

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I just hope that they stop mixing up NQS and Princess Serenity’s design whilst NOT changing her hair color from the correct version to the incorrect one.
i know that they’ll pander to the 90s crowd but I hope that it’s kept to a minimum.
 
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