VIZ Media Announces Home Media Release of Sailor Moon S Part 2

VIZ Media invites Sailor Moon and anime fans to dive into the latest episodes available on home media with the release of Sailor Moon S Part 2 on June 20, 2017.

This set features the much anticipated second-half of Season 3, Episodes 109-127, of the classic anime series based on Naoko Takeuchi’s original Sailor Moon manga series. Sailor Moon S Part 2 will be available as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack as well as a Standard Edition DVD only set.

Fans that order Sailor Moon S Part 2 from RightStufAnime.com will receive a special set of ten art cards while supplies last.

In the latest episodes, Sailor Uranus and Neptune’s search for the three talismans has led them to become targets of the Witches 5, the Death Busters’ beautiful and deadly agents, who also seeks the talismans to summon the powerful Holy Grail. Now, Sailor Moon and the other Sailor Guardians are on a race against time to save their friends’ lives, and to prevent the power of the Holy Grail from falling into the wrong hands. Meanwhile, Chibi-Usa befriends a young girl named Hotaru, whose mysterious power quickly attracts the attention from both friend and foe. Is there a connection between Hotaru and the enemy? And who is the Messiah of Silence that is said to bring destruction? Will Sailor Moon’s new power be enough to protect the world from the coming Apocalypse?

The Sailor Moon S Part 2 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack will carry an MSRP of $69.99 U.S. / $81.99 CAN; the Standard Edition DVD set will carry an MSRP of $39.99 U.S. / $52.99 CAN.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack features three Blu-ray discs, three DVDs and special features including clean opening and closing segments, a digital art gallery, English voice cast interviews and official series trailers.

The Standard Edition DVD Set features three discs, clean opening and closing segments and official series trailers.

Fans are also invited to enjoy the classic Sailor Moon and the all-new Sailor Moon Crystal anime series, which are available from VIZ Media on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Packs as well as multi-disc Standard Edition DVD sets. VIZ Media also recently released the home media edition of Sailor Moon R: The Movie.

VIZ Media Presents Sailor Moon Day At Anime NYC

LeftField Media and VIZ Media have announced that the inaugural Anime NYC festival will play host to Sailor Moon Day – a series of guest appearances and special events in celebration of the beloved anime and manga saga. Anime NYC is a new Japanese pop culture convention launching November 17-19, 2017 in New York’s Javits Center powered by Crunchyroll, and it will bring fans together with creators and companies from across America and Japan. VIZ Media’s Sailor Moon Day festivities will take place within Anime NYC on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

VIZ Media and Anime NYC are honored to jointly welcome 10 members of Sailor Moon Crystal‘s English cast together for the first time on stage:

  • Stephanie Sheh (Sailor Moon / Usagi Tsukino)
  • Kate Higgins (Sailor Mercury / Ami Mizuno)
  • Cristina Vee (Sailor Mars / Rei Hino)
  • Amanda Celine Miller (Sailor Jupiter / Makoto Kino)
  • Cherami Leigh (Sailor Venus / Minako Aino)
  • Sandy Fox (Chibi-Usa / Black Lady)
  • Erica Mendez (Sailor Uranus / Haruka Tenoh)
  • Lauren Landa (Sailor Neptune / Michiru Kaioh)
  • Christine Marie Cabanos (Sailor Saturn / Hotaru Tomoe)
  • Robbie Daymond (Tuxedo Mask / Mamoru Chiba)

In addition to on-stage appearances, Anime NYC fans can also expect group autograph signings, screenings, giveaways, and more throughout Sailor Moon Day – with further details to be revealed across the summer and fall.

Sailor Moon means something special for generations of fans, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to present its main cast in New York,” said Peter Tatara, Anime NYC’s Programming Director. “We look to showcase the best of Japanese animation at Anime NYC, and Sailor Moon is the perfect way to start.”

“New York City is the biggest city in America, so we wanted to make sure we did something big for Anime NYC,” said Charlene Ingram, VIZ Media’s Director of Animation Marketing. “We’re very excited to bring so many of the Sailor Moon cast together for the first time, and I know all of them are just as excited to meet their fans in NYC!”

Sailor Moon is one of the most beloved Japanese pop culture icons on the planet, and the Sailor Moon anime series is inspired by the bestselling manga series created by Naoko Takeuchi. VIZ Media is proudly releasing the original Sailor Moon anime uncut for the first time and the all-new series Sailor Moon Crystal to North American fans.

Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll will continue to announce guests, premieres, and special events throughout 2017, and fans can expect to three days and nights of anime, manga, and cosplay featuring Crunchyroll, VIZ Media, FUNimation, Kinokuniya, Kodansha Comics, Sentai Filmworks, Tokyo Otaku Mode, Vertical, Yen Press, and more. Tickets to Anime NYC are available now at animenyc.com, and fans wanting to learn the latest news can follow Anime NYC on Facebook and Twitter.

VIZ Media Announces Home Media Release of Sailor Moon R: The Movie

VIZ Media prepares to thrill magical-girl fans across the nation with the home media release of Sailor Moon R: The Movie on April 18, 2017.

The film, which premiered theatrically to rave reviews in North America earlier this year, will be released as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack as well as a Standard Edition DVD Set. Fans can expand their Sailor Moon personal home media collections with this feature film that is presented for the first time in 1080p High Definition on Blu-ray and filled with notable never-before-seen extras.

Uncut English dubbed as well as Japanese subtitled dialogue options are available on both formats. Sailor Moon R: The Movie features an English dub cast that includes Stephanie Sheh (Usagi/Sailor Moon), Robbie Daymond (Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask) and Ben Diskin (Fiore).

In the film, long before Mamoru found his destiny with Usagi, he gave a single rose in thanks to a lonely boy who helped him recover from the crash that claimed his parents. This long-forgotten friend, Fiore, has been searching the galaxy for a flower worthy of that sweet gesture long ago. The mysterious flower he finds is beautiful, but has a dark side – it has the power to take over planets. To make matters worse, the strange plant is tied to an ominous new asteroid near Earth. Faced with an enemy blooming out of control, it’s up to Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians to band together, stop the impending destruction and save Mamoru.

The Sailor Moon R: The Movie Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack will carry an MSRP of $29.98 U.S. / $34.99 CAN. Notable bonus content includes voice cast interviews, Los Angeles Premiere Event Q & A, the exclusive Sailor Moon anime short, Make Up! Sailor Guardians! and more.

The Sailor Moon R: The Movie Standard Edition DVD Set will carry an MSRP of $19.98 U.S. / $24.99 CAN and also includes the Sailor Moon anime short, Make Up! Sailor Guardians!

“We invite Sailor Moon fans to join the Sailor Guardians in their very first feature film adventure,” says Charlene Ingram, VIZ Media’s Director of Animation Marketing. “Witness how the power of friendship forever changes the lives of Mamoru and Fiore, and Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians in this not-to-be-missed release!”

The Sailor Moon anime series is inspired by the bestselling manga series created by Naoko Takeuchi. In the series, Usagi Tsukino is a clumsy but kindhearted teenage girl who transforms into the powerful guardian of love and justice, Sailor Moon. Meeting allies along the way who share similar fates, Usagi and her team of planetary Sailor Guardians fight to protect the universe from forces of evil and total annihilation.

VIZ Media Announces Home Media Pre-Orders for Sailor Moon R: The Movie

Toei Animation Inc. and VIZ Media announce pre-orders for the home media release of Sailor Moon R: The Movie.

Presented uncut and available for the first time in North America, Sailor Moon R: The Movie will be released on April 18, 2017 as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack (MSRP: $29.98 U.S. / $34.99 CAN) and as a Standard Edition DVD (MSRP: $19.98 U.S. / $24.99 CAN). Pre-orders are now available from a variety of outlets and online retailers.

The Sailor Moon R: The Movie Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack contains a two-disc collection (one DVD and one Blu-ray disc), with beautifully illustrated variant O-card packaging and specialty foil printing. The Combo Pack also contains an all new HD-remaster, cast interviews, the exclusive animated short, Make Up! Sailor Guardians! and more. Blu-ray film and short are presented in 1080p HD video format.

In the film, long before Mamoru found his destiny with Usagi, he gave a single rose in thanks to a lonely boy who helped him recover from the crash that claimed his parents. This long-forgotten friend, Fiore, has been searching the galaxy for a flower worthy of that sweet gesture long ago. The mysterious flower he finds is beautiful, but has a dark side – it has the power to take over planets. To make matters worse, the strange plant is tied to an ominous new asteroid near Earth. Faced with an enemy blooming out of control, it’s up to Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians to band together, stop the impending destruction and save Mamoru.

Sailor Moon R: The Movie features the English language cast already familiar to fans from the VIZ Media-distributed Sailor Moon anime series. Voice actress Stephanie Sheh reprises her leading role of Usagi Tsukino / Sailor Moon along with actor Robbie Daymond as Mamoru Chiba / Tuxedo Mask. Newcomer Ben Diskin will voice the role of the film’s villain, Fiore.

The Sailor Moon anime series is inspired by the bestselling manga series created by Naoko Takeuchi. In the series, Usagi Tsukino is a clumsy but kindhearted teenage girl who transforms into the powerful guardian of love and justice, Sailor Moon. Meeting allies along the way who share similar fates, Usagi and her team of planetary Sailor Guardians fight to protect the universe from forces of evil and total annihilation.

VIZ Media and Eleven Arts Announce Canadian Theatrical Premiere for Sailor Moon R The Movie

VIZ Media and Los Angeles based film distribution company, Eleven Arts, have announced the theatrical premiere of Sailor Moon R: The Movie across Canada starting March 1, 2017. Canadian fans will have this special opportunity to catch the legendary anime film’s big-screen debut at 39 theaters in key cities including Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton, and more.

For the full Canadian theater listing, additional information and to purchase advance tickets, please visit: www.elevenarts.net/sailormoon.

Sailor Moon R: The Movie premieres across Canada following a highly successful opening in the U.S. at more than 300 theaters earlier this year, the majority of which were sold-out screenings. The exclusive event also features the Canadian theatrical debut of the original Sailor Moon short, Make Up! Sailor Guardians. English language dubbed will be offered. Fans attending the Canadian screenings a showing will receive an exclusive Sailor Guardian character art board as a gift with ticket purchase, while supplies last.

Presented uncut and for the first time in North American theaters, Sailor Moon R: The Movie features the English language cast already familiar to fans from the VIZ Media-distributed Sailor Moon anime series. Voice actress Stephanie Sheh reprises her leading role of Usagi Tsukino / Sailor Moon, along with actor Robbie Daymond as Mamoru Chiba / Tuxedo Mask. Ben Diskin will voice the role of the film’s villain, Fiore.

In the film, long before Mamoru found his destiny with Usagi, he gave a single rose in thanks to a lonely boy who helped him recover from the crash that claimed his parents. This long-forgotten friend, Fiore, has been searching the galaxy for a flower worthy of that sweet gesture long ago. The mysterious flower he finds is beautiful, but has a dark side – it has the power to take over planets. To make matters worse, the strange plant is tied to an ominous new asteroid near Earth. Faced with an enemy blooming out of control, it’s up to Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians to band together, stop the impending destruction and save Mamoru.

The Sailor Moon anime series is inspired by the bestselling manga series created by Naoko Takeuchi. In the series, Usagi Tsukino is a clumsy but kindhearted teenage girl who transforms into the powerful guardian of love and justice, Sailor Moon. Meeting allies along the way who share similar fates, Usagi and her team of planetary Sailor Guardians fight to protect the universe from forces of evil and total annihilation.

Sailor Moon Musical Coming to Anime Matsuri

The official website for the Sailor Moon franchise has announced that the current stage production of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: The Musical will have a special performance at the Anime Matsuri convention. The production is also planning to hold a new run in Japan in Fall 2017.

The cast members who are scheduled to appear include:

  • Hotaru Nomoto (Sailor Moon)
  • Yume Takeuchi (Sailor Mercury)
  • Karen Kobayashi (Sailor Mars)
  • Kaede (Sailor Jupiter)
  • Rimo Hasegawa (Sailor Venus)
  • Syu Shiotsuki (Sailor Uranus)
  • Sayaka Fujioka (Sailor Neptune)
  • Mikako Ishii (Sailor Pluto)
  • Karin Takahashi (Sailor Saturn)
  • Yuga Yamato (Tuxedo Mask)
  • Dancers: Risa Kawamura, Yoshimi Hidano, Ayano Nagasawa, Ayumi Sagisaka

Anime Matsuri will be taking place April 7-9, 2017 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. The musical’s special performance is scheduled for April 7, 2017.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media and Eleven Arts Expand Special Premieres of Sailor Moon R: The Movie to Additional U.S. Theaters

VIZ Media and ELEVEN ARTS have increased the number of cities and theatres that will present the U.S. premiere of Sailor Moon R: The Movie. The special limited engagement will be hosted in more than 240 theaters starting January 19, 2017, with theaters continuing to be added in the coming weeks. Newly added screenings are in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Denver, and more. The exclusive event will also feature the North American theatrical debut of the original Sailor Moon short, Make Up! Sailor Guardians.

For a full list of participating theaters, specific screening date times, and to purchase advance tickets, please visit: www.elevenarts.net/sailormoonwww.elevenarts.net/sailormoon.

In Sailor Moon R: The Movie, long before Mamoru found his destiny with Usagi, he gave a single rose in thanks to a lonely boy who helped him recover from the crash that claimed his parents. This long-forgotten friend, Fiore, has been searching the galaxy for a flower worthy of that sweet gesture long ago. The mysterious flower he finds is beautiful, but has a dark side – it has the power to take over planets. To make matters worse, the strange plant is tied to an ominous new asteroid near Earth. Faced with an enemy blooming out of control, it’s up to Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians to band together, stop the impending destruction and save Mamoru.

In Make Up! Sailor Guardians, Usagi and Chibi-Usa are at a cafe when they overhear two girls debating which one of the Sailor Guardians is the best. Will Usagi’s alter-ego, Sailor Moon, end up being their favorite? Fans will not want to miss the answer.

Presented uncut and for the first time in North American theaters, Sailor Moon R: The Movie features the English language cast already familiar to fans from the VIZ Media-distributed Sailor Moon anime series. Voice actress Stephanie Sheh reprises her leading role of Usagi Tsukino / Sailor Moon along with actor Robbie Daymond as Mamoru Chiba / Tuxedo Mask. Newcomer Ben Diskin will voice the role of the film’s villain, Fiore.

The Sailor Moon anime series depicts the adventures of Usagi Tsukino, a cheerful 14-year-old schoolgirl who often finds herself in unwanted trouble. One day, she saves a talking cat named Luna from some mean kids, and her life is changed forever. Luna gives Usagi a magic brooch that transforms her into Sailor Moon, guardian of love and justice.

The Sailor Moon anime series is inspired by the bestselling manga series created by Naoko Takeuchi. In the series, Usagi Tsukino is a clumsy but kindhearted teenage girl who transforms into the powerful guardian of love and justice, Sailor Moon. Meeting allies along the way who share similar fates, Usagi and her team of planetary Sailor Guardians fight to protect the universe from forces of evil and total annihilation.