Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie Part 2 Review

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie Part 2 Review

The Outer Planet Guardians Return

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie Part 2 (Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal Movie 2 / 劇場版 美少女戦士セーラームーンEternal) wraps up the Dark Moon Parade arc. As I mentioned in my review of Part 1, this is the fourth story arc. There’s only one more to go after this.

Okay, so, when watching Eternal Part 1, I didn’t remember why the outer planet guardians weren’t around. I remembered that in Crystal Season 3, Sailor Saturn tried to end the world. But, I didn’t remember that she got turned into a baby and the other three were raising her.

According to this movie, that’s what happened. Fine. I have no problems with that. And, I liked seeing that content at the start of the movie. I love the outer planet guardians — they’re better than the inner planet guardians. So, I’ll always take content revolving around them.

Setsuna, Michiru, and Haruka from the anime movie Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie Part 2
Setsuna, Michiru, and Haruka

There are some things I want to point out in regard to this opening part of the movie, though. First of all, Setsuna Meiou is hot. I already thought Sailor Pluto was cool because she has the power to control time and space. But, the outfit she wears at the start of this movie has me even more interested.

As far as Michiru and Haruka go, I don’t have too much to say. They’re still gay/trans icons. However, I don’t know if we knew that Haruka is an F1 driver before now. That took me by surprise. But, it does tell us when this arc takes place. If Haruka raced in (South) Africa, it has to be in 1992 or 1993.

Finally, there’s Hotaru Tomoe. Why does nobody think it’s weird that she’s growing at an alarming rate? Have they just accepted that it’s magic? It seems concerning.

Super Sailor Moon? No, That’s Eternal Sailor Moon!

In my review of Part 1, I discussed the Sailor Guardians’ new transformations. Specifically, I discussed how there wasn’t much of a point to them. The solar eclipse made it so they couldn’t transform anymore. So, they simply transformed in a different way to get around that.

These new transformations didn’t give them any new powers or anything. And, it’s not like they had to undergo some training or meaningful self-reflection to awaken them. Sure, there was some level of self-reflection required. But, it was only surface-level.

With the outer planet guardians, we’ve stopped pretending there’s a point to these transformations. They go through literally no self-reflection before unlocking them. Saturn awakens on her own and then gives the new transformations to the other three. That’s all there is to it. And, again, these “new” transformations don’t do anything new.

Eternal Sailor Moon from the anime movie Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie Part 2
Eternal Sailor Moon

There’s only one truly new transformation in all of Sailor Moon Eternal. Sailor Moon unlocks a new, even more powerful (I assume) form called Eternal Sailor Moon. First, she was Sailor Moon. Then, she was Super Sailor Moon. And now, she’s Eternal Sailor Moon. Will this be her final form? I doubt it.

But, something I thought was pretty funny was how Eternal Sailor Moon came to be. There have been multiple holy grails present throughout these movies. However, the last holy grail we see is different. It’s silver instead of gold and it’s what the powers of the Sailor Guardians go into to turn Sailor Moon into Eternal Sailor Moon.

What was funny about this is what Venus says when this holy grail shows up. She says that it’s the holy grail they’ve been searching for. What? Since when? When have they ever said they were searching for a holy grail? That’s news to me.

Four New Sailor Guardians

At the end of Eternal Part 2, there was a twist I didn’t see coming. The Amazoness Quartet are actually Sailor Guardians. Now, I know there are a lot of Sailor Guardians in the extended Sailor Moon universe. But, I wasn’t expecting more to show up here.

These four new Sailor Guardians are the protectors of the four asteroids. There’s Sailor Ceres, Sailor Pallas, Sailor Juno, and Sailor Vesta. But, how do they fit into the Sailor Guardians at large? Don’t their powers overlap with those of the original Sailor Guardians?

Ceres has the power of love, like Venus. Pallas has the power of water, like Mercury. Juno has the power of plants (and maybe lightning), like Jupiter. And Vesta has the power of fire, like Mars. So, what’s the point of these new Sailor Guardians? The point is that they’re the next generation’s Sailor Guardians.

Sailors Vesta, Juno, Pallas, and Ceres from the anime movie Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie Part 2
Sailors Vesta, Juno, Pallas, and Ceres

Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter are Sailor Moon’s guardians. Ceres, Pallas, Juno, and Vest are Sailor Chibi Moon’s guardians. After Crystal, I kind of thought that’s what the outer planet guardians were supposed to be. But, I guess not. Chibi Moon has her own, separate guardians.

So, will we be seeing these asteroid guardians again? There’s only one arc of the series left, at this point. So, if they’re going to reappear, it’s going to be then. But, if you ask me, I’d prefer that they didn’t show up.

I think it was fine to introduce the Sailor Guardians associated with Chibi Moon. However, Chibi Moon’s story feels like something that we shouldn’t be covering. Sailor Moon’s story isn’t even done yet. So, leave whatever Chibi Moon and the asteroid guardians get up to for the future — even if we don’t get to see that future.

Final Thoughts

In the end, I gave Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie Part 2 a 6/10. It was better than Part 1, which I also gave a 6. But, I don’t think it was good enough for me to give a 7. The plot wasn’t that good and I would have liked to see more character development.

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