Sailor Moon Cosmos
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Sailor Moon Cosmos Opening Is ‘Moonlight Densetsu’

Toei Animation released the creditless opening for the first half of Sailor Moon Cosmos. It is available to watch on the official YouTube channel for the series. It features all of the Sailor Senshi and shows the Sailor Moon cast singing “Moonlight Densetsu.” [Thanks, Comic Natalie!]

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Aside from the Sailor Senshi, the three members of Sailor Starlights appear. As civilians, they’re idols. But as Sailor Starlights, they’re come to Earth to look for Princess Kakyuu. Unlike the 90s anime, Sailor Starlights will remain biologically female even when they’re in their civilian personas. The three of them play a prominent role as the Sailor Senshi’s allies, which is likely why they have such a major appearance in the opening.

You can watch the “Moonlight Densetsu” opening for Sailor Moon Cosmos here:

This cover of “Moonlight Densetsu” is sang by the five main Sailor Senshi. The voice cast would be Kotono Mitsuishi (Usagi), Rina Sato (Rei), Ami Koshimizu (Makoto), Shizuka Ito (Minako), and Hisako Kanemoto (Ami). “Moonlight Densetsu” was the opening for the 90s adaptation of Sailor Moon, and the usage of it in the movie is an homage to the anime. There are also certain shots that reference the show, such as in the one of the Inner Senshi turning around together.

The first half of Sailor Moon Cosmos is airing in theaters in Japan. The second half will start airing from June 30, 2023.

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Stephanie is a senior writer who has been writing for games journalism and translating since 2020. After graduating with a BA in English and a Certificate in Creative Writing, she spent a few years teaching English and history before fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a writer. In terms of games, she loves RPGs, action-adventure, and visual novels. Aside from writing for Siliconera and Crunchyroll, she translates light novels, manga, and video games.