"Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon Eternal," a new animated film in the hit franchise, is landing in Japanese theaters in 2020.

The previously announced two-part film serves as the fourth season of the "Sailor Moon Crystal" animated series, covering the "Dead Moon" plot arc.

News of the film's release was announced at Usagi Birthday Special Party 2019, a fan club event.

It was earlier revealed that the fourth "Dead Moon" arc would be produced as a two-part feature film, with Kazuko Tadano, character designer for the original “Sailor Moon” animated TV series, reprising her role for the latest project.

The film will be directed by Chiaki Kon, who also handled the third season of the “Sailor Moon Crystal” series covering the “Death Busters” arc.

The original manga creator, Naoko Takeuchi, will serve as supervisor for the film.

To celebrate the announcement, a teaser visual based on character designs by Tadano and a special clip have been unveiled.

“Sailor Moon” is also marking its 25th anniversary with a series of projects, including its first digital books released July 1.

For more information about the franchise, visit the official website at (http://sailormoon-official.com/).

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