Sailor Moon Cosmos Part 2 Review and Spoilers

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I was invited to the Sailor Moon Cosmos Part 2 Pre-Screening Event in Japan this past Wednesday (06/14) and I’d love to share my experience with everyone here! If anyone was watching the livestream of the Sailor Cosmos voice actress reveal, you may have spotted this Sailor Uranus in the crowd when the VAs made their entrance :haruka:::love::

In any case, I will be making several review videos (a series with spoilers, and a series without) on TikTok and IG just as I did with Part 1, but in the meantime I want to hear what everyone’s burning questions are so I can address them for my Part 2 series.

I’m planning on recording this weekend, so if I don’t get to your questions before that I can always answer them here if I miss it in my videos, and/or include them in later videos ^_^

EVERYTHING BELOW THE PHOTOS ARE BLATANT SPOILERS.






UPDATE:
Here is the tl;dr of what went down!!

Here’s what you ARE getting in Sailor Moon Cosmos pt. 2:
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  • A remastered version of Makenai (Sailor Stars Song) is the opening theme song.
  • We THOUGHT Saturn and Pluto got their asses whooped back in pt. 1 BUT they actually DID put up a fight and we get to see those efforts against Galaxia in a flashback seen on Pluto's screen.
    • Saturn gets in a hit with her Silence Glaive Surprise.
  • Sailor Lethe kills the cats fr.
  • Sailor Chibi Moon, Sailor Kakyuu, and Sailor Galaxia transformations.
    • AND an Eternal Sailor Moon transformation based on the Cosmic transformation!!
  • All the Sailor Senshi beat up Sailor Moon (lol) so we get to see everyone’s attacks one last time.
    • But also…point blank hits from their attacks (and even a combined attack) land like random punches and kicks?? Not sure if they’re trying to show how strong Moon is or not, but they just make the Senshi look laughably weak.
    • The attack names are changed to incorporate a Shadow Galactica keyword.
  • Sailor Moon’s wings DO get destroyed, but they come back almost immediately and are part of the battle between her and Galaxia.
  • Tuxedo mask kissing all up on Galaxia right in front of Usagi.
    • We get the lips, brooch, and foot kiss before Galaxia high kicks him outta town.
  • Amazon Quartet came in CLUTCH, playing a major role in the fight against Shadow Galactica.
  • SAILOR CHAOS!!! (she’s RED???? I thought she’d be green what with all the snakes)
    • We don't see her animated, there's just a still of her looking imposing.
  • Mamo and Usagi in bed together (Mamo is shirtless, and Usagi LOOKS naked but she’s wearing a dress)
    • Roll credits after this scene, playing Tsuki no Hana.
  • The deeply anticipated wedding scene (Usagi makes reference to the new Sailor Senshi coming)
    • This scene is AFTER the credits, so it really destroys the emotional flow of the film if you're not expecting it.

Here’s what you DON’T get in Sailor Moon Cosmos pt. 2:
(These are things that I was hoping/expecting to see, so they're a but more subjective)
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  • They didn’t use Moonlight Densetsu as the ending, and used Tsuki no Hana instead which had WAY less of an impact imo.
    • I don't recall them playing Makenai again during the credits, but I may have just been in shock and not remember properly, haha.
  • There are NO outer transformations??? Outrageous.
  • Uranus and Neptune were killed off COMPLETELY unceremoniously in Part 1, which I was hoping would get expanded on in Part 2. Seeing the flashback to Pluto and Saturn’s battle with Galaxia gave me hope, but then we got absolutely N O T H I N G.
  • No ending speech from Sailor Moon, which I also felt would have had a STRONG impact.
    • Mamo gets the last word in, as per the manga.
  • We don't get any TANGIBLE closure regarding the Starlights and Kakyuu. Like the manga, they decided it wasn’t important enough to address directly.
    • Also, sorry if you like the cats, there's only one short moment at the end where Luna welcomes Usagi back, but they don't show Artemis or Diana.
  • Character deaths are just as brushed off as in the manga. They don’t have much impact because immediately after they’re disposed of, it’s off to the next thing.

Overall, the film is a carbon copy of the Manga. It was animated frame for frame, page for page, pacing and all, for better or for worse. There are some slight changes, but for the most part it's just the animated story that fans have been wanting since the 90's anime gave something new.

I think the animation was par for the course. It was obviously an improvement from Crystal, and I think the animators did a great job with their given timeframe and budget. That said, I can’t really comment since I’m partial to older animation styles that are rich with detail and impressive linework, and that just doesn’t exist here. But I’m not going to apply my personal biases to an objective work, and so I can only say that I feel like they did a nice job.

I really enjoyed the remastered version of Makenai. Most of the music in Part 1 was also used in Part 2, but I enjoyed hearing Shadow Galactica’s themes and will actually seek them out once the OST is made available.

I watched Cosmos largely expectation free. I wanted to enjoy it as objectively as possible, and as such I was left deeply satisfied. If you walk into the Sailor Moon Cosmos Movie as someone who genuinely loves Sailor Moon, you will love this film as well.


Lastly, I apologize for any discrepancies in my memory or parts I may have missed the first time around. I can update this thread once I watch the film again on the 30th to correct any false statements I made (if any) and fill in more details that I didn't notice before.
 
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I was invited to the Sailor Moon Cosmos Part 2 Pre-Screening Event in Japan this past Wednesday, and I’d love to share my experience with everyone here! If anyone was watching the livestream of the Sailor Cosmos voice actress reveal, you may have spotted this Sailor Uranus in the crowd when the VAs made their entrance :haruka:::love::

In any case, I will be making several review videos (a series with spoilers, and a series without) on TikTok and IG just as I did with Part 1, but in the meantime I want to hear what everyone’s burning questions are so I can address them for my Part 2 series.

I’m planning on recording this weekend, so if I don’t get to your questions before that I can always answer them here if I miss it in my videos, and/or include them in later videos ^_^





Ooh yes I spotted you, you were totally gorgeous ! Can’t wait to see your reviews.

I have question: all VA cheered to fans when they were walking to the stage but Hayashibara straightly walked without looking at the audience. Wasn’t it a bit… cold ? It seemed weird because her attitude was so different from the 3 others.
 
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Ooh yes I spotted you, you were totally gorgeous ! Can’t wait to see your reviews.

I have question: all VA cheered to fans when they were walking to the stage but Hayashibara straightly walked without looking at the audience. Wasn’t it a bit… cold ? It seemed weird because her attitude was so different from the 3 others.
Ahhhh thank you so much <3

I'm pretty sure Hayashibara was simply channeling Galaxia and being in character to set the mood a bit!
When she walked by me I noticed she was wearing red contacts, and that paired with her absolutely STUNNING gold dress led me to believe she was just in the role to make fans excited by her intimidating presence.

I feel the same way about Kitagawa slowly drifting down the red carpet in her silver gown, it gave off a very regal Sailor Cosmos impression that added to the mood.
 

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Whatever leaked online from China I'm not watching so here's a few questions about the music.

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What songs were used other than Sailor Star Song? I hear Happy Marriage Song was used but was that before or during the end credits and what else was there?
 
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Ahhhh thank you so much <3

I'm pretty sure Hayashibara was simply channeling Galaxia and being in character to set the mood a bit!
When she walked by me I noticed she was wearing red contacts, and that paired with her absolutely STUNNING gold dress led me to believe she was just in the role to make fans excited by her intimidating presence.

I feel the same way about Kitagawa slowly drifting down the red carpet in her silver gown, it gave off a very regal Sailor Cosmos impression that added to the mood.
Oh yes I see ! So she was just playing with her character ! She was so gorgeous with her golden metalic dress.
Did the VA stayed during the movie projection ?
 
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A part of the actual death of Kakyuu in the movie after she was stabbed by Chi was already in the trailer of part 2 of the movie.
 
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Whatever leaked online from China I'm not watching so here's a few questions about the music.

Spoiler: show
What songs were used other than Sailor Star Song? I hear Happy Marriage Song was used but was that before or during the end credits and what else was there?
There is a lot of the same soundtrack from Part one, mainly the themes playing when Galaxia/Shadow Galactica appear, and the more intense battle themes. I really love the music choices for those, so I was glad to hear it again. Other than that the music didn't leave much of an impression on me, so I don't have much to add.

The film closed out with
Spoiler: show
Tsuki no Hana
playing. We hear pretty much the rest of the soundtrack as credits roll.

As for the wedding scene,
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The credits roll after Usagi wakes up in bed with Mamoru, and the wedding scene with "Happy Marriage" happens AFTER the credits. The happy marriage song was, uh, a choice. But overall, I found the format to be incredibly jarring and dissatisfying, since at first I felt ripped off, then figured it would come after, then felt like I missed out on that ROLL CREDITS moment after the film was over. It interrupted my sad girl hours while I was waiting for the credits to roll for it to REALLY be over.
 
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Oh yes I see ! So she was just playing with her character ! She was so gorgeous with her golden metalic dress.
Did the VA stayed during the movie projection ?
The VAs seemed to have left the theatre after the talking portion of the event. If they were in the theatre, I was not aware of it.
 
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For Sailor Chaos, do we see what she looks like? Or just one picture and you're done.
We DO see Sailor Chaos, but it's pretty much just a colored version of what is shown in the manga.
Interestingly enough, her color scheme was
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red and black, but I had envisioned green, what with the snakes and all.
 

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We DO see Sailor Chaos, but it's pretty much just a colored version of what is shown in the manga.
Interestingly enough, her color scheme was
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red and black, but I had envisioned green, what with the snakes and all.
Red and black, a bit like what was offered in the 200 with Sailor Chaos. Interesting. Do we see it in action or not? Like, she attacks and destroys a city to show her power or just like in the manga, a plan? Thanks again.
 
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I know others have already said that your cosplay is awesome but I think it bears repeating: it really is awesome!

You already replied one of my burning questions with Sailor Chaos, I'm looking forward to seeing her on screen. My other questions also have to do with Chaos and the Cauldron, namely:
  1. What did Chaos look like, was it just two red eyes or did it have some other effect?
  2. What did you think of Chaos voice?
  3. Do we get flashbacks to Metalia, Death Phantom, Pharaoh 90 and Nehelenia when Sailor Moon realizes they all came from Chaos?
  4. Did you like how they portrayed Galaxia's death?
  5. What did the Cauldron look like, did it have any special effects or color scheme, and did you like it?
Sorry if these are too many questions, but I look forward to whatever input you might have on them!
 

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I was invited to the Sailor Moon Cosmos Part 2 Pre-Screening Event in Japan this past Wednesday, and I’d love to share my experience with everyone here! If anyone was watching the livestream of the Sailor Cosmos voice actress reveal, you may have spotted this Sailor Uranus in the crowd when the VAs made their entrance :haruka:::love::

In any case, I will be making several review videos (a series with spoilers, and a series without) on TikTok and IG just as I did with Part 1, but in the meantime I want to hear what everyone’s burning questions are so I can address them for my Part 2 series.

I’m planning on recording this weekend, so if I don’t get to your questions before that I can always answer them here if I miss it in my videos, and/or include them in later videos ^_^
Wow, thank you for sharing your experience, and you DO look great as Sailor Uranus! amazing cosplay. If you could answer some questions I'd thank you a lot.

1. The "brainwashed" senshi's attacks use just the same footage animations but with braceletes or are they performed in a more "live" fashion?
2. Saturn uses "Silence Wall" and "Silence Glaive Surprise" at Charon Castle, right? does Silence Wall has its own animation? Also, Does Pluto use any attack at all besides the ones she perform while "brainwashed"?
3. "Pink Lady's Freezing Kiss" is performed by Chibimoon alone or is it a group attack with the Sailor Quartet?

Thanks again.
 
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Usagi returns home to her family and Luna, that's what I read.
This also means that the Starlights and Kakyuu are also returned to Kinmoku intact and Rei's crows are resurrected.
 
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Red and black, a bit like what was offered in the 200 with Sailor Chaos. Interesting. Do we see it in action or not? Like, she attacks and destroys a city to show her power or just like in the manga, a plan? Thanks again.
We just get an image of her looking imposing (she might be "attacking"there's in the image, but I can't remember clearly) but there's no animated attack or anything.