Three More Cast Members Announced for the English Dub of Sailor Moon SuperS

Three more cast members have been announced for the English dub of the Sailor Moon SuperS anime:

  • John Eric is Tiger’s Eye
  • Michael Yurchak is Hawk’s Eye
  • Erik Scott Kimerer is Fish’s Eye

Sailor Moon Super S is the fourth television anime series based on Naoko Takeuchi’s Sailor Moon manga.

Source: ANN

New Cast Member Announced for the English Dub of Sailor Moon SuperS

VIZ Media announced at its Sailor Moon panel at Comic-Con International that Chris Niosi will voice Pegasus in its English dub of Sailor Moon SuperS.

Sailor Moon SuperS is the fourth television anime series based on Naoko Takeuchi’s Sailor Moon manga. VIZ Media is streaming all five television anime series on Hulu with English subtitles. The company is also releasing the anime on Blu-ray Disc and DVD with a new English dub. As of this writing, it has released Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon R, and Sailor Moon S on home video.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Welcomes the English Voice Cast of Sailor Moon and Boruto at Comic-Con 2017

VIZ Media welcomes English voice actors from the anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations and Sailor Moon for special appearances and panel discussions at Comic-Con International 2017.

Comic-Con International, which is one of the nation’s largest comic book, science fiction and pop culture events, will take place July 19–23, 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, California. VIZ Media will be located in Booth #2813. Complete details on Comic-Con are available at: Comic-Con.org.

Join the English voice casts of two of VIZ Media’s anime series as they participate in panel discussions and autograph sessions throughout the convention.

Friday, July 21, 2017

3:30pm – 4:30pm Shonen Jump Panel with Special Guests Room 5AB
Come hang with your Shonen Jump pals and select English Boruto voice actors. We’ll be making announcements, discussing Shonen Jump manga, and giving you the chance to answer ridiculously easy trivia for prizes.

Catch key cast members from Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. Scheduled to appear will be:

  • Amanda Celine Miller (Boruto)
  • Cherami Leigh (Sarada)
  • Robbie Daymond (Mitsuki)

5:30pm BORUTO English Voice Cast Autograph Session VIZ Media Booth #2813
Stop by the VIZ Media booth after the panel for a special Boruto: Naruto Next Generations voice cast signing. See the booth’s front desk for full details.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

1:30pm – 2:30pm Official SAILOR MOON Panel Room 5AB
Everyone’s favorite Guardian of Love and Justice is back and better than ever. Join the Sailor Moon team for all the news and updates on the anime series, as well as some special guest appearances.

Catch the cast of Sailor Moon at the panel. Scheduled to appear will be:

  • Amanda Celine Miller (Sailor Jupiter)
  • Cherami Leigh (Sailor Venus)
  • Robbie Daymond (Tuxedo Mask)

3:30pm SAILOR MOON Voice Cast Autograph Session VIZ Media Booth #2813
Catch the voice cast after the panel for a special signing session at the VIZ Media booth starting at 3:30pm. Stop by the booth’s front desk for full details.

Sailor Moon Crystal Anime’s Fourth Season Revealed as Two-Part Film Project

The official website for the Sailor Moon franchise has announced that the fourth season of the Sailor Moon Crystal anime series will be a two-part theatrical anime project. The films will cover the “Dead Moon” arc of Naoko Takeuchi’s original manga. Chiaki Kon is returning from the anime’s third season to direct the two films.

The staff of the anime originally made the announcement at the “25th Anniversary Usagi Birthday Event” in Tokyo on June 30, 2017.

Source: ANN

List: My Favorite Anime Cats

This time, I’m trying my hand at another list article, this time on my favorite anime cats. Rather than being a top 5 list, however, I am presenting my choices in alphabetical order.

Chi from Chi’s Sweet Home

My first exposure to Chi came from reading the Chi’s Sweet Home manga. I loved following the stories of this curious young kitten in print, but I wondered what it would be like to see Chi in an animated form. I was thrilled when I discovered I could get a hold of the North American releases for the Chi’s Sweet Home anime through my local library system.

Seeing Chi moving around in an animated form made me like Chi even more. Let’s admit it, Chi looks really cute. And for the anime, the director chose the perfect voice actor to portray Chi, because the cuteness level of the voice matches the character’s adorable look.

Chi is one of my favorite anime cats thanks to being so cute, adorable, and lovable. If Chi was a real cat, she’s one I would love to just hold and cuddle all day long.

Jiji from Kiki’s Delivery Service

Jiji is the familiar for Kiki, a young witch in training. But he’s not just an ordinary cat, he’s a talking cat. Early on in the film, Jiji seems to fill in for the role of a guardian, since Kiki leaves home and doesn’t have her parents around. He serves as the voice of caution and reason, although he can be a little over-the-top at times. But Jiji always has Kiki’s best interests at heart.

Jiji is also there to help Kiki out when she needs it. When she loses a black cat toy that she was supposed to deliver, Jiji fills in for the stuffed toy until Kiki can locate it. Yes, he agrees to do it grudgingly, but he still does it. How many cats would be willing to go that far for their owner?

I like Jiji because even though he can be snarky, he still cares about Kiki and wants to do what he can to help her succeed in her training.

Karin from Dragon Ball

Karin is a wise old cat who is over 800 years old and lives on top of a giant tower. He’s also a martial arts master. We first meet Karin in Dragon Ball, when Goku climbs up Karin Tower in order to drink the “Sacred Water” that is supposed to increase his strength and speed. Goku hears about Karin before heading up the tower, but has no idea that Karin is actually a cat. Over the course of the Dragon Ball franchise, just about anyone who encounters Karin are surprised to discover that he’s actually a cat.

Karin is a martial arts master, but he’s also got a bit of a tricky and sarcastic streak in him. But considering that Karin later winds up having Yajirobe hanging around him at the top of the tower, that sarcastic streak certainly comes in handy! But even though Karin can be sarcastic, he still does genuinely care about the other characters.

I like Karin because he can teach others how to effectively use martial arts, and be snarky yet caring.

Luna from Sailor Moon

Luna is another black talking cat, but unlike Jiji, she’s from the Moon Kingdom and serves as an adviser to Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon. While their bond is an uneasy one at first, both Usagi and Luna grow closer over time. Luna tends to give unsolicited advice, which annoyed Usagi early on. But as time goes on, Usagi seems to start to realize that Luna is trying to help, rather than annoy her, with the advice.

Like the other talking cats that appear on this list, Luna will sometimes get some witty lines… with some of those lines being slightly snarky observations of Usagi. I don’t think Luna intends to be mean when she says these things, though. I think she says them more out of frustration than anything else.

But Luna is cool for more than just being able to talk. She can also use a computer when she provides aid and knowledge for Sailor Moon and the other Sailor Guardians. I guess the fact that Luna comes from the moon makes her more technologically advanced than regular cats.

Even though Sailor Moon also features two other cats, Artemis and Diana, I think that Luna is the best one of the three. To be honest, it’s always felt like that Artemis and Diana were never as well developed of characters as Luna was.

Yoruichi from Bleach

Yoruichi has a major difference from the other cats on the list. Yoruichi is actually a female human who has the ability to transform into a small black cat. In her black cat form, Yoruichi has a distinctive male voice when she speaks. Yoruichi appears to prefer spending her time as cat rather than as a human. She loves her cat form so much that she will become upset if someone damages it or insults it.

Regardless of what form Yoruichi is in, she is witty and has a vast knowledge of Soul Society. Her knowledge comes in handy, especially early on in the series when she’s helping to train Ichigo Kurosaki. But she also likes to tease people if she can.

No matter what form Yoruichi is in, she can be rather badass, which is why I wanted to include her cat form in this list. I have to admit that I wanted to limit this list to include only one human who can transform into a cat, so I had to make a choice between Yoruichi and Kyo from Fruits Basket. While I like Kyo, I ultimately ended up choosing Yoruichi because of how she can kick butt, but can also be laid-back and flirty when she wants to be.

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.