Season 4 movies update: Sailor Moon Eternal - Delayed to 2021 (Part 1 on January 8th & Part 2 on February 11th)

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MementoNepenthe

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^ And their theatrical release was a disaster, with theaters mistakenly playing the dub during screenings for the sub and vice-versa. I hope that doesn't end up happening again.
 
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Now I was thinking about a trailer. I guess they will drop one around the DoReMi premier. Maybe to show it before the film as advertising. So, my bet is November...
 
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yaya_ikuto

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I was talking about Japan. Once it is release there at least a home cinema release will be secured.
oh yes but it will take like 6 months or more to be released
in cinema, well we have the conditions and some wouldn't see, with only 30% of the capacity
thats why i prefer online almost everyone can watch it well maybe some that dont have internet or the streaming site but i think it will be more than 30%

Now I was thinking about a trailer. I guess they will drop one around the DoReMi premier. Maybe to show it before the film as advertising. So, my bet is November...
or maybe in december but the japanese dont show much about their movies, i only want a trailer with neherenia in it
 
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oh yes but it will take like 6 months or more to be released
in cinema, well we have the conditions and some wouldn't see, with only 30% of the capacity
thats why i prefer online almost everyone can watch it well maybe some that dont have internet or the streaming site but i think it will be more than 30%



or maybe in december but the japanese dont show much about their movies, i only want a trailer with neherenia in it
Some films do have full trailers. Like Violet Evergarden. Even DoReMi has a trailer... I really think this would be good advertiziment.
 
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With the second wave of coronavirus hitting Europe right now and the highly infectious rate, I have reasons to suspect that the movie will not get a theatrical release in Japan in January—unless they postpone the date again (and that would make fans sad).

I think the world has changed and that studios should innovate and adapt to change. A VOD release followed by a physical media release would make most sense, in my opinion.
 
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Well, it is beyond TOEI’s control.

We are facing a global pandemic—Europe facing a second wave right now— and I don’t think a government as lawful as that of Japan would authorize cinemas to function, especially in the winter, if the virus is not contained.

Studios have to be smart. We are at home, some of us are bored and craving for entertainment. I myself am watching the “Sailor Moon Crystal” DVDs from home. A VOD release makes most sense than delaying the release date, again.
 
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Every person outside Japan secretly hopes for a simulcast so they can watch the movie as soon as possible. Especially does of us that could never in million years get anime movie released in cinemas in their country. But such a release would still be a blow on the franchise. They were hoping for these ticket sales. I doubt they will give them up. I can totally see them delaying the films till Spring or even Summer 2021, so I doubt I will see these films till 2022... Of course at the moment Japan seems to be handling the situation way better than most of the world, so let's hope they still release the films on time. And if the campaign is as big as certain rumors suggest, Happy meal and all, a delay would cost a lot to Toei. But time only knows.
 
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If it is indeed true that they have invested that much money, then postponing the January release is what makes most sense.

My favorite fall shows (e.g. “American Horror Story“) were postponed and so were many Hollywood’s blockbusters (e.g. “Halloween kills”).

If this virus isn’t contained soon, though, the changes we are making in society will become more permanent (big corporations have realized that workers can perfectly work remotely, people have discovered they can get fit at their own homes)—and cinemas... cinemas might become a thing from the 20th-century.
 
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If it is indeed true that they have invested that much money, then postponing the January release is what makes most sense.

My favorite fall shows (e.g. “American Horror Story“) were postponed and so were many Hollywood’s blockbusters (e.g. “Halloween kills”).

If this virus isn’t contained soon, though, the changes we are making in society will become more permanent (big corporations have realized that workers can perfectly work remotely, people have discovered they can get fit at their own homes)—and cinemas... cinemas might become a thing from the 20th-century.
But these postponments are adding to the costs. Disney postponed Mulan several times which cost them so much they in the end released it digitally. So I guess there is some hope.
 

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But these postponments are adding to the costs. Disney postponed Mulan several times which cost them so much they in the end released it digitally. So I guess there is some hope.
Should it be released digitally in the end, maybe Toei would charge a huge sum to cover the costs, as per Mulan. :P
 

yaya_ikuto

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With all honesty this pandemic should prompt people to work extra hard for these vr cinema experiences.
yeah is sad but the company's need to find another way if they want to have money again
i was thinking that maybe a car cinema will do, but i dont know it says the Japanese are people with much cleaner house and places i dont know if that's true but maybe with that they can still have the cinemas open, and they are more careful with some diseases like the flu, i havent seen people with a flu using a mask like they do there
 
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With more people being stuck in the house it seriously deplets the sanity and social importance of being human beings (social creatures). I honestly am not okay with boxing up people in homes and can't wait until this pandemic is over. Both domestic abuse and suicide rates have skyrocketed.

I hope this film can and will be released theatrically in Japan and then how it gets released in other countries is up in the air. I am not opposed to it being streamed or anything of the sort though.

However, nothing will beat gather my movie friends and we high tailing to the movies or going to a con in our anime rage.
 
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yaya_ikuto

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To save the film from being a monetary disaster, they'd most likely would release it digitally. As I said (or at least I thought I did) Toei should make channel like Disney+ where they can just stream the movies or whatever and former shows if they don't already have something like that.
oh but there was a project for a youtube channel if i remember for passing anime legally outside japan they can use it inside japan like how they pass the 90s anime, and costing something or i dont know add it in amazon japan and you can buy it digitally
mh japan dosent have a digital platform to do it?