Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal makes it into the Top 10 weekly fundraisers
The first film in the two-part film project, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal (Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon Eternal), opened in 127 theaters in Japan on January 8. The number of cinemas that screened the feature film was less than half that of a major premiere. In fact, Toei Animation's most recent film, Majo Minarai wo Sagashite (Looking for Witch Apprentices), also distributed by Toei, also had 127 theaters in its opening weekend.
The 80-minute-long (1 hour 20 minutes) film debuted at ninth in the revenue rankings on its opening weekend, although its gross revenue for that weekend has yet to be reported. It also occupied the sixth position in the satisfaction ranking in the portal specialized in reviews and critiques, Filmarks, with 3.46 points out of 5.0. Finally, its second part is scheduled to premiere in Japan on February 11.
- Naoko Takeuchi is credited for original work and supervision of the project.
- Chiaki Kon (Back Street Girls: Gokudolls, Golden Time, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni) returns to direct the two films at Toei Animation Studios in collaboration with Studio Deen.
- Kazuko Tadano (Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon, Choujuu Kishin Dancougar: Hakunetsu no Shuushou, Yu ☆ Gi ☆ Oh !: Sevens) is in charge of character design.
- Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka ?, Isekai Maou to Shoukan Shoujo no Dorei Majutsu, Jashin-chan Dropkick) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Synopsis
Usagi Tsukino is an average, clumsy, and whiny student who consistently scores poorly on her exams. Unexpectedly, her monotonous life is turned upside down when she saves a cat with a crescent moon on its forehead from imminent danger. The cat, named Luna, later reveals that their meeting was no accident: Usagi is destined to become Sailor Moon, a planetary guardian with the power to protect Earth. Given a special brooch that allows her to transform, now she must use her new powers to save the city from the multiple threats that threaten her.
Source: Anime Eiga
(c) 武 内 直 子 ・ PNP / 劇場版 「美 少女 戦 士 セ ー ラ ー ム ー ン Eternal」 製作 委員会