One Sailor Moon cosplay has gone viral for giving the Sailor Scouts a buff new look! Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon franchise is one of the longest running franchises there is, so the Sailor Scouts at the center of it all have undergone several different makeovers over the years. With not only their original looks in the manga, but designs adapted through the several anime outings as well. The Sailor Scouts even got yet another major makeover with the release of the dual Sailor Moon Eternal movie project. So one viral cosplay making each of them super buff honestly fits right into the franchise as a whole!
As part of a celebration for the release of Sailor Moon Eternal's release in theaters in Japan, artist @AkihitoAll expressed their desire to see the new release with a photo of their cosplay group on Twitter as they take on the various Sailor Scouts in the line up (and Luna, for an extra bit of hilarity). But this group has gone viral for giving each of the scouts a muscular new frame. Check it out:
セーラムーン今日から公開…早くいかないきゃ pic.twitter.com/X05IhNglyr— AKIHITO@筋肉紳士集団ALLOUT (@AkihitoAll) January 8, 2021
Sailor Moon Eternal is actually a two-film long event release co-produced by Toei Animation and Studio DEEN. With the first film now making its way through theaters in Japan, attention is already being paid toward the next release coming to theaters on February 11th. The second film will be giving each of the scouts a brand new form as they unlock a new level of power, and fans of the original run of the series will soon get to see these final forms in a whole new way.
Original character designer from the 1990s anime series, Nazuko Tadano, actually provided the designs for the new films, and Chiaki Kon returns from the Sailor Moon Crystal revival anime to direct the two-film event since it serves as a replacement for a fourth season of that series. Unfortunately for fans outside of Japan, an international release for either Sailor Moon Eternal film has yet to be confirmed as of this writing.
What do you think of this take on the Sailor Scouts? Who is your favorite scout in the Sailor Moon line up overall? Are you hoping to check out Sailor Moon Eternal some day too? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or you can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!