Get Caught Up to Speed on Sailor Moon Eternal with a Recap of the First Movie

With only a few days until the release of the second Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal movie in Japan on 2/11, Toei Animation has just released a new clip on YouTube that recaps the dramatic events of the first film in just over 4 minutes.

There’s some stunning visuals on display (courtesy of Studio DEEN of Fate/Stay Night fame), the whole thing is playfully narrated by the famed Sailor Scouts themselves, and the magical girl vibes of Naoko Takeuchi’s original manga are strong.

The first film in the two-part Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal story was released barely a month ago on January 8th, but as you probably know by now, times really flies, thus this recap is super helpful.

While no official North American release for the Sailor Moon Eternal movies has yet been announced, the rumor on the street is that Netflix will have the goods. Until then, here’s a summary of both films via Wikipedia

Part 1

A solar eclipse suddenly happens in the month of April. As the moon covers the sun, Usagi and Chibiusa meet a Pegasus named Helios, who's looking for two "chosen maidens" to help break the seal of the Golden Crystal. He appears in Chibiusa's dream, seeking her help. Meanwhile, a mysterious group called the Dead Moon Circus appears in Juban. Their goal is to scatter nightmare incarnations called Lemures across the world, obtain the Legendary Silver Crystal, rule the Earth and Moon, and eventually the universe. Chibiusa, who was called a "young maiden" by Helios, begins developing feelings for him. Mamoru distances himself from Usagi, fearing that being near her will put her in danger.

Part 2

The ten Sailor Guardians have gathered for the final battle. However, the Queen of the Dead Moon, Nehelenia, attacks with the power of her "nightmares". Helios uses his last ounce of strength to save the Earth. Usagi is drawn into the Nehelenia's nightmare, but is encouraged by the strong heart of Tuxedo Mask. Joining forces with her fellow Super Sailor Guardians, she transforms into "Eternal Sailor Moon". Finally, all "Eternalized" Sailor Guardians have gathered.