Sailor Moon Crystal Season 4: Release date, news and rumors
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Sailor Moon Crystal called Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal in Japan or Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn Kurisutaru in Japanese is an original animated adaptation of the world-famous manga series, Sailor Moon.
The manga is written and illustrated by Naoko Takeuchi. The first season of Sailor Moon Crystal was launched in 2014 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original series “Sailor Moon,” which aired in the 1990s.
Sailor Moon is among the most popular animations of the 90s and 2014. Sailor Moon Crystal has performed very well and was loved by all the Sailor Moon fans worldwide, which is why fans have been asking a lot for a Season 4. Keep reading to find out all the information available about Sailor Moon Crystal Season 4.
What Happened So Far In Sailor Moon Crystal
The anime follows the story of Usagi Tsukino, a 14-year-old girl who rescues a black cat named Luna. Afterward, the cat realizes that Usagi is the legendary Sailor Guardian, Sailor Moon, the guardian of Love and Justice. Luna tells Usagi that she must find the Legendary Silver Crystal and the Moon Princess before it is seen by the enemy called the Dark Kingdom.
During her fight against the Dark Kingdom, she finds new allies: Rei Hino, the Sailor Mars, Ami Mizuno, the Sailor Mercury, and Makoto Kino, the Sailor Jupiter. Minako Aino then joins these four Sailor Guardians, Sailor Venus, the famous Sailor V. She claims to be the long-lost Princess of the Moon. She also meets a strange Tuxedo Mask who’s searching for the Legendary Silver Crystal as well.
At the end of Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3, three main characters, Usagi, Chibiusa, and Mamoru, witness an eclipse. The show ends while Usagi and Chibiusa observe the eclipse, using eclipse glasses, and both hear a bell ringing. When they turn around, rose petals start flying across them, and the screen becomes blank.
What Is Going On With The Animation?
After completing Season 3, the studio remained active. It worked on various projects including, Tiger Mask W, Kado: The Right Answer, Bakutsuri Bar Hunter, Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya, and Future’s Folktales. Their most recent project is Digimon Ghost Game which will be aired on October 3, 2021.
What do we know about Sailor Moon Crystal Season 4 so far?
The Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie covers the manga’s Dream arc, its penultimate story arc. Season 4 can be expected to continue the story from where the movie had left. Unfortunately, Toei Animation has not yet made any official announcements regarding the release of Season 4.
There have been no rumors about it either. Although some plot spoilers are available from the manga, the studio is yet to give any information about it.
What are fans saying about Sailor Moon Crystal Season 4?
Sailor Moon has one of the largest fanbases, which is spread all across the world. Season three ended in 2016, and since then, fans have been desperately waiting for a Season 4 by skimming through anime news platforms, trying to find any info about it finally.
Some fans couldn’t wait anymore and suggested everyone read the manga instead.
Will there be Sailor Moon Crystal Season 4?
The previous seasons of the anime have been prevalent, as shown on Google Trends. Only on its first two days of streaming, Sailor Moon Crystal has received a viewership of more than one million on Niconico. The third season received praise from Michael S. Mamano of Den of Geek, who reviewed the first episode and rated it 4 out of 5. Since the anime has been so popular, it is likely to encourage the studio to produce a fourth season. Moreover, the third season ended on a cliffhanger when the girls heard a bell ringing, which can be considered a hint for Season 4.
However, the studio has not given any confirmation regarding the renewal of the show for another season. Moreover, the studio made an official announcement that the two-part anime movie titled Sailor Moon Eternal, released on January 8, and Part 2 on February 11, act as the “fourth season” of the anime, and it covers the Dream Arc, which comes after the arc in Season 3.
There is still source materials available for creating a Season 4. While the chances of producing the fourth season lowered because of the movies acting as a sequel to it, the creators might decide to change their mind and make a fourth season anyways because of the success of the previous seasons and the demand by fans. The credits of part 2 of Sailor Moon Eternal did say that there will be a continuation, which can either be an animation series or film.
When will Sailor Moon Crystal Season 4 be released?
The creators have not yet given any confirmation regarding the release of Season 4. Since its release is not confirmed, its date isn’t known either.
However, since the Sailor Moon Eternal movie was released recently in February 2021, if a Season 4 were to be released, it would probably be in 2022 or 2023.
What Can We Expect In Season 4 Of Sailor Moon Crystal?
Since the Sailor Moon Eternal movie covers the Dream arc, if there is a Season 4, it would cover the arc after it, which is the Sailor Stars arc. The fourth season would follow the story of Sailor Starlights, who will be against Sailor Galaxia and her evil forces for finding missing princesses of planet Kinmoku.
But Sailor Galaxia is not bothered by the Sailor Guardians (Sailor Starlights). She is consumed by her desire to get the most powerful Sailor Crystal, making her invincible by granting her extraordinary powers. But those aren’t her only plans; once she conquers the entire galaxy, there is more evil she intends to do in the world.