ICv2 Lists North American Market’s Top Manga of Fall/Holiday 2014

ICv2, a retailer focused hobby game and comics/graphic novel markets news site associated with distributor Diamond, has published its list of top 10 manga properties for 2014’s Q4 fall and holidays season. This list was compiled based on interviews with retailers, distributors, and manufacturers.

1. Attack on Titan (Kodansha Comics)
2. Naruto (VIZ Media)
3. Sailor Moon (Kodansha Comics)
4. Pokémon (VIZ Media)
5. Black Butler (Yen Press)
6. Death Note (VIZ Media)
7. Fairy Tail (Kodansha Comics)
8. Soul Eater (Yen Press)
9. Fullmetal Alchemist (VIZ Media)
10. Maximum Ride (Yen Press)

Source: ICv2

New Cast Members Announced for the Sailor Moon R English Dub

VIZ Media announced the new English dub cast members for Sailor Moon R at the company’s Sailor Moon panel at Katsucon.

The new cast members include:

  • Sandy Fox is Chibi Usa/Black Lady
  • Veronica Taylor is Setsuna Meioh/Sailor Pluto
  • Brian Beacock is Ail/Seijuro Ginga
  • Johanna Luis is An/Natsumi Ginga

VIZ Media announced its license of all 200 episodes, the three feature films, and the assorted tie-in specials of the original Sailor Moon franchise and the new Sailor Moon Crystal anime series in July 2014. The original series is streaming on Hulu and VIZ’s Neon Alley service. The company is also simulcasting Sailor Moon Crystal as it airs in Japan along with Crunchyroll and Hulu.

VIZ released the second half of Sailor Moon‘s first season on home video on February 10, 2015.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Releases Another English Dub Clip From the First Season of Sailor Moon

VIZ Media is now streaming another English dub clip from the second half of the first season of the Sailor Moon anime. Along with the five main Sailor Guardians, the clip features Michelle Ruff as Luna and Johnny Yong Bosch as Artemis.

The second volume for the first season of Sailor Moon shipped on February 10, 2015 as a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack and in a stand-alone DVD set. The sets include uncut versions of episodes 24-46. The first volume featuring Viz Media’s new dub shipped on November 11, 2014.

VIZ Media announced the company has the license for all 200 episodes, the three feature films, and the assorted tie-in specials of the original Sailor Moon franchise and the new Sailor Moon Crystal anime series. The original series is streaming on Hulu and VIZ’s Neon Alley service. The company is also streaming Sailor Moon Crystal as it airs in Japan along with Crunchyroll and Hulu.

I am embedding the dub clip below, and I apologize in advance to any of my readers who are unable to view it due to region blocking.

Source: ANN

New Anime Releases: February 10, 2015

Here are the new anime releases for February 10, 2015. If you see any errors or omissions, please feel free to leave a comment and let me know.

Comic Party Original TV Series [DVD]
Engaged To The Unidentified Complete Collection [DVD]
Engaged To The Unidentified Complete Collection [Blu-ray]
Reideen Collection 2 [DVD]
Sailor Moon Season 1 Set 2 [DVD]
Sailor Moon Season 1 Set 2 [Blu-ray/DVD Combo]

VIZ Media Posts Another English Dub Clip for Sailor Moon

VIZ Media is now streaming another English-dubbed clip from the second half od the first Sailor Moon anime season. In addition to the five main Sailor Guardians, this clip also features Patrick Seitz as Kunzite in a major battle from the season’s third to last episode.

The second volume will ship on February 10, 2015 as a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack and in a standalone DVD set. The sets include uncut versions of episodes 24-46. The first volume featuring VIZ Media’s new dub shipped on November 11, 2014.

VIZ Media has the North American license of all 200 episodes, the three feature films, and the assorted tie-in specials of the original Sailor Moon franchise and the new Sailor Moon Crystal anime series. The original series is streaming on Hulu and VIZ’s Neon Alley service. The company is also streaming Sailor Moon Crystal as it airs in Japan along with Crunchyroll and Hulu.

I am embedding the dub clip below, and I apologize in advance to any of my readers who are unable to view it due to region blocking.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Posts English Dub Clip for the Second Half of the First Sailor Moon Anime

VIZ Media is now streaming an English-dubbed clip from the second half of the first season of the Sailor Moon television anime series. The clip features Wendee Lee as Queen Serenity, Michelle Ruff as Luna, and Johnny Young Bosch as Artemis.

The second volume will ship on February 10, 2015 as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and in a standalone DVD set. The sets include uncut versions of episodes 24-46. The first volume featuring VIZ Media’s new English dub shipped on November 11, 2014.

VIZ Media announced that it had licensed all 200 episodes, the three feature films, and the assorted tie-in specials of the original Sailor Moon franchise and the new Sailor Moon Crystal anime series. The original series is streaming on Hulu and VIZ’s Neon Alley service, and the company is also streaming Sailor Moon Crystal as it airs in Japan along with Crunchyroll and Hulu.

I am embedding the new English dub clip below, and I apologize in advance to any of my readers who are unable to view it due to region blocking.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Announces the Home Video Release of Sailor Moon Season 1, Set 2

VIZ Media is releasing the next Sailor Moon home media installment – Season 1, Set 2 – as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and as a Standard DVD set on February 10, 2015.

The latest home media release will contain Episodes 24-46 of the series, along with a variety of bonus material and special premium packaging. Uncut English dubbed as well as Japanese subtitled dialogue options will be available on both formats. Sailor Moon is rated “TV-PG.” The Sailor Moon Season 1, Set 2 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack will carry an MSRP of $69.99 U.S. / $81.99 CAN; the Standard Edition DVD will carry an MSRP of $44.82 U.S. / $51.99 CAN.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack will contain a deluxe, 6-disc collection (3 DVDs & 3 Blu-rays), packaged with a beautiful reflective holofoil slipcover with specialty printing. The Combo Pack also offers bonus content including Sailor Moon Day convention event highlights, Moonlight Memories Part 1, the complete 2014 Anime Expo Sailor Moon Panel and Cast Announcement, official cosplay team interviews, clean opening and ending segments, digital art galleries, and official series trailers. Blu-ray episodes are presented in full 1080p High Definition video.

The Sailor Moon Season 1, Set 2 DVD Set features 3 discs with beautifully illustrated variant O-card packaging and embossed holofoil printing. Episodes will be presented in 480p standard video format. Bonus features include Sailor Moon Day convention event highlights, the official series trailers, and clean opening and ending segments. Uncut English dubbed as well as Japanese subtitled dialogue options are available.

In the latest collection of episodes, Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, and Sailor Mars continue their quest for the Legendary Silver Crystal as two new powerful allies join the fight. Meet Sailor Jupiter, the tall and tough Guardian of Thunder, and Sailor Venus, Guardian of Love and most experienced member of the Sailor Guardians. Sailor Moon herself gets an impressive new power and learns more about the mysterious Tuxedo Mask. Could their distant past be intertwined, and does that have anything to do with the Moon Princess they seek? The final ordeal with Queen Beryl looms on the horizon, and it will take everything the Sailor Guardians have to be victorious!

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! Now Usagi must work with Luna to find the other Sailor Guardians and the Moon Princess, whose Legendary Silver Crystal is Earth’s only hope against the dark forces of the evil Queen Beryl!

The Sailor Moon anime series is inspired by the bestselling manga series created by Naoko Takeuchi.

SAILOR MOON ©Naoko Takeuchi/PNP, Toei Animation