Sailor Moon R: The Movie, known in Japan as Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon R: The Movie (劇場版 美少女戦士セーラームーンＲ Gekijōban Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn Āru?), is a 1993 Japanese anime fantasy film directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara and written by Sukehiro Tomita based on the Sailor Moon manga series written by Naoko Takeuchi. It takes its name from the second arc of the Sailor Moon anime, Sailor Moon R, as Toei Company distributed it around the same time. The events portrayed seem to take place somewhere in the very end of the series, as Chibiusa knows about the identities of the Sailor Guardians, the characters are in the present rather than the future, and Mamoru and Usagi are back together.
Japanese theaters featured a 15-minute short recap episode before the film titled Make Up! Sailor Soldier (メイクアップ!セーラー戦士 Meikuappu! Sērā senshi?).
The film debuted in Japanese theaters on December 5, 1993 and Pioneer Entertainment released it in the United States on February 8, 2000 as Sailor Moon R: The Movie: The Promise of the Rose. On January 13, 2017, Viz Media re-released the movie re-dubbed and uncut for the first time in American theaters. The Sailor Moon R: The Movie redub also included the English dubbed 15-minute short Make Up! Sailor Guardians.
When Mamoru was little he gave a rose to a little boy named Fiore. Fiore promised that one day he would bring Mamoru lots of flowers. Now Fiore has come back to earth but his intentions are not merely to fulfil a promise…
SAILOR MOON R THE MOVIE: THE PROMISE OF THE ROSE RELEASE DATE
In Theaters January 19, 2017
SAILOR MOON R THE MOVIE: THE PROMISE OF THE ROSE CREDITS
Starring: Kotono Mitsuishi, Tôru Furuya, Michie Tomizawa
Written By: Sukehiro Tomita (screenplay), Naoko Takeuchi (author: Kodansha Monthly Nakayoshi)
Directed By: Kunihiko Ikuhara
Run time: 1h 1m