Crunchyroll, the popular anime streaming website, has some great news for fans of the Sailor Moon franchise. The first three Sailor Moon TV series’ are going to be available on the official Sailor Moon YouTube channel for free.
Crunchyroll Announces Sailor Moon Promotion On YouTube
They’re going to become available to stream starting from April 24, 2020. This isn’t happening in a vacuum, though. It’s all part of the promotion for the two-part film Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie.
This movie’s going to come out in theatres in Japan on September 11, 2020. So, they’re going to release the first three Sailor Moon shows in the build-up to it Crunchyroll. These are the three shows that are part of this promotional release. The movie’s Twitter account also made this announcement.
First Three Sailor Moon Shows Part Of The Promotion
The first one is Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, which first aired for 46 episodes from 1992 to 1993 After that, fans will get to see Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon R, which ran for 43 episodes from 1993 to 1994. Finally, closing out this promotion is Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon S. This third show had a 38-episode run from 1994 to 1995.
It’s not a coincidence that these are the three shows they’ve picked out, either. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie is based on the Dead Moon arc of Naoko Takeuchi’s original Sailor Moon manga. The storyline of these three shows leads perfectly into the movie. Those who are unfamiliar with it will have plenty of time to catch up before the movie comes out.
We have already seen an adaptation of the Dead Moon arc before, though. It came in the form of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Super, which ran for Crunchyroll 34 episodes from 1995 to 1996. However, the upcoming movie is going to retell that story over two parts.
Crunchyroll Provides Streaming Schedule
Crunchyroll also informed us that every episode of these three animes isn’t going to available from the get-go. April 24, 2020, will see the first 10 episodes from the first show become available on the Sailor Moon YouTube channel. From then on, we’ll get 10 episodes per week.
The entire promotional event will wrap up during the week from July 17, 2020, to July 23, 2020. This would make a total of Crunchyroll 127 episodes available to fans for free.
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie will come out in Japanese theatres on September 11, 2020. You can watch a trailer for it right here.