Satomi Okubo, who previously played Sailor Moon, has been cast as Sailor Cosmos in the Le Mouvement Final musical

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Sailor Cosmos has been cast in the upcoming Sailor Moon Le Mouvement Final musical and she will be played by none other than Satomi Okubo, the actress who played Sailor Moon before Hotaru Nomoto took over the role. Satomi Okubo was Sailor Moon in the La Reconquista, Petite √Čtrang√®re and Amour Eternal musicals. This is such an interesting casting choice when considering the actual identity of Sailor Cosmos. Spoilers below for those who may not have read the manga!

Sailor Cosmos

Sailor Cosmos is basically Sailor Moon from the very distant future. This is way beyond when she was Neo Queen Serenity. There is some disagreement amongst the fan community about what exactly this means. Is Sailor Cosmos just a really old but still alive version of the Sailor Moon we see in the series or is she a reincarnated version, much like Princess Serenity from Silver Millennium is the Sailor Moon we know? Alternatively some fans think of her more like a descendant of Chibiusa, which isn’t really an interpretation I can get behind. It seems like Sailor Cosmos once was Sailor Moon which is what makes this casting so brilliant. Here is a great way to have a slightly older version of Sailor Moon that looks totally familiar. With there being less than two years between the ages of the two actresses the difference isn’t all that drastic, but it’s a nice touch.

Spock and Spock - Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy

This reminds me of a few other instances in fiction where a similar interaction with a prior actor occur. The most similar comparison to me is the 2009 Star Trek movie which included a completely new cast but included interactions between the new Spock, Zachary Quinto, and older time traveling Spock played by the original actor Leonard Nimoy. In this case everything down to the time travel similarity is in place. The X-Men film franchise did something similar as the Days of Future Past film from 2014 included new cast members James MacAvoy and Michael Fassbender as Professor X and Magneto acting alongside their original series future counterparts of Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen.

Professor Xs - James McAvoy and Patrick Stewart

There are a few other not totally similar examples. John Wesley Shipp played the Flash in a 1990 TV series and returned to play the father of the Flash in the 2014 Flash TV series. His name changed but it was an interesting juxtaposition. Batman The Animated Series did similar things a few times. The Grey Ghost was a Batman like character from Bruce Wayne’s childhood who was played by Adam West who had played Batman in the 1966 series. In the 1999 series Batman Beyond Bruce Wayne was portrayed by Kevin Conroy who voiced him in the 1992 animated series. In this case the new Batman was Terry McGinnis, a completely new character, so it’s not really the same thing. Doctor Who is all about changing his face and time traveling so this has happened in the series more times than I would attempt to count.

All we need now is a movie in which Thomas Dekker and Edward Furlong meet! Can you think of any other examples in which an actor previously portraying the role met with a new actor?

Source: Sailor Moon Official Site

“The Adventures of Tuxedo” Sailor Moon/Batman shirt available today at ShirtPunch

The Adventures of Tuxedo - Sailor Moon/Batman shirt at ShirtPunch

Here’s a nice looking shirt that crosses Batman: The Animated Series and Sailor Moon which will be for sale today, February 6th, at ShirtPunch. Like with other shirt a day sites is it only available for a day at a low price of $10. The shirt has Tuxedo Mask posing as Batman like he looks in the logo for Batman: The Animated Series.

Batman: The Animated Series

The shirt’s artists is TeeKetch who recently did a similar design showing Tuxedo Mask in a Batman style pose on a rooftop. More of his work can be found on his Facebook page and Twitter feed.

“Tuxedo Returns” Batman/Tuxedo Mask shirt for sale today at ShirtPunch

"Tuxedo Returns" Batman/Tuxedo Mask shirt at ShirtPunch

Today only, January 21st, ShirtPunch is selling this “Tuxedo Returns” shirt which shows Tuxedo Mask looking a lot like Batman on a rooftop. As is always the case with ShirtPunch this shirt will be for sale for 24 hours for $10 before disappearing forever!

Batman on a rooftop

This shirt’s artist is TeeKetch who also recently did a shirt of the Sailor Senshi in front of the Moon which also sold on ShirtPunch. You can check out his Facebook Page or Twitter feed for more of his stuff.

Sailor Moon/Batman Moon Knight Rises shirt available until Sunday at OtherTees

Sailor Moon/Batman "Moon Knight Rises" shirt at OtherTees

From today until 4pm EST on Sunday, December 29th, you can pick up this Moon Knight Rises shirt from OtherTees for $11. This is a reprint as the shirt was sold on this same site in February of this year. The shirt features a silhouette of Sailor Moon on a rooftop looking like Batman, with a crescent Moon in the background that is being projected like the Bat Signal.

Batman Bat Signal

The shirt’s artist is angicitarocks. Check out her web site, Facebook page or twitter feed for more of her work.

Sailor Moon/Batman “Moon Knight Rises” t-shirt for sale today at Qwertee

Moon Knight Rises - Batman/Sailor Moon shirt from Qwertee

Here’s a great shirt that will be available for $12 for only another 19 hours at Qwertee. Since this is a European site their day begins and ends differently than in North America, so the shirt will stop being on sale at 6pm tomorrow afternoon EST. Pick it up while you can! This Batman/Sailor Moon mash up has Sailor Moon on top of a building with a crescent moon being projected on the clouds as if it were the bat signal.

Batman Bat Signal

This shirt is designed by artist angicitarocks. Check out her web site Mundos de Papel to see more of her art.