Tag: Sailor Moon

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Is Highest Ranking Manga on Diamond’s Graphic Novels List for 2015

Diamond Comic Distributors has announced its list of the 1,000 bestselling comics and graphic novels for 2015. VIZ Media’s The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past by Shotaro Ishinomori ranked at #105 on the list of top graphic novels, making it the highest placed manga on the list.

The following manga also appeared on Diamond’s list:

  • #145: Attack on Titan 1 by Hajime Isayama
  • #149: Tokyo Ghoul 1 by Sui Ishida
  • #320: Tokyo Ghoul 2 by Sui Ishida
  • #330: Attack on Titan 15 by Hajime Isayama
  • #373: Attack on Titan 2 by Hajime Isayama
  • #374: One-Punch Man 1 by Yuusuke Murata and ONE
  • #386: Tokyo Ghoul 3 by Sui Ishida
  • #418 (tie): Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s 7 by Masahiro Hikokubo and Masashi Sato
  • #435: Big Hero 6 1 by Haruki Ueno
  • #436: Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga 2 by Jiro Kuwata
  • #449 (tie): Death Note Black Edition 1 by Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba
  • #449 (tie): Naruto 69 by Masashi Kishimoto
  • #451 (tie): Attack on Titan 16 by Hajime Isayama
  • #462 (tie): Naruto 70 by Masashi Kishimoto
  • #500: Naruto 72 by Masashi Kishimoto
  • #528: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 1 by Akira Himekawa
  • #538: Sailor Moon 1 (Kodansha Edition) by Naoko Takeuchi
  • #572 (tie): One-Punch Man 2 by Yuusuke Murata and ONE
  • #610: Attack on Titan 17 by Hajime Isayama
  • #617: Naruto 71 by Masashi Kishimoto
  • #682: Tokyo Ghoul 4 by Sui Ishida
  • #683 (tie): Attack on Titan 3 by Hajime Isayama
  • #685 (tie): Sword Art Online: Progressive 1 by Reki Kawahara and Kiseki Himura
  • #729 (tie): Kill la Kill 1 by Kazuki Nakashima and Ryou Akizuki
  • #773 (tie): The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask by Akira Himekawa
  • #825: Black Butler 1 by Yana Toboso
  • #828 (tie): Attack on Titan: Before the Fall 4 by Ryo Suzukaze and THORES Shibamoto
  • #921: Attack on Titan: No Regrets 1 by Hajime Isayama, Hikaru Suruga, and Gun Snark
  • #942: New Lone Wolf and Cub 4 by Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima, and Hideki Mori
  • #964 (tie): Assassination Classroom 2 by Yusei Matsui
  • #979 (tie): The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 2 by Akira Himekawa
  • #993 (tie): Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s 8 by Masahiro Hikokubo and Masashi Sato
  • #995 (tie): New Lone Wolf and Cub 5 by Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima, and Hideki Mori

Diamond also reported that VIZ Media ranked as the 10th highest-selling comic book and graphic novel publisher in 2015, with a 0.93% retail dollar share and 0.35% unit share for the year. The publisher shipped 270 graphic novel titles in 2015.

Diamond’s rankings include sales made to comic book specialty shops worldwide, and may also include sales made to online merchants and other specialty stores.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Outlines Sailor Moon R Season 2 Set 2 Disc Replacement

VIZ Media has outlined the program to replace a disc with an audio syncing issue in its Sailor Moon R Season 2 Set 2 with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE). WBHE will send a free replacement Disc 2 to people who call the telephone number 800-553-6937 and provide their name, address and telephone number.

VIZ shipped the set in a Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo edition and a standalone DVD edition on October 27, 2015. The audio syncing issue appears in episode 80 of the anime series.

The faulty Blu-ray (Part # 2000109001) will be replaced with a disc with Part # 2000117933. The faulty DVD (Part # 2000108875) will be replaced with a disc with Part # 2000117931.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media to Replace Sailor Moon R Disc With Audio Sync Issue

Anime News Network is reporting that VIZ Media discovered an audio syncing issue in episode 80 on disc two of its Sailor Moon R Season 2 Set 2. VIZ said it is working on a replacement solution, and will announce details as soon as possible.

The company provided Anime News Network with the following statement:

We discovered an audio-visual issue with our recent release of SAILOR MOON Season 2 Set 2, located in episode 80, on disc #2 of both the Blu-ray/DVD combo and standard DVD editions. The issue does not affect the rest of the set.
We, along with legions of SAILOR MOON fans, were excited to see the latest adventures of the Sailor Guardians. We are deeply sorry for the issue.

We are working on a replacement solution for fans who have already purchased the set, and details will be announced as soon as possible.

VIZ Media shipped the set in a Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo edition and a standalone DVD edition on October 27, 2015.

Source: ANN

English Cast for the Sailor Moon S Villains

VIZ Media revealed its full English cast for the main villains of Sailor Moon S at its Sailor Moon panel at New York Comic Con. The cast is as follows:

  • Tara Platt is Kaolinite
  • Christine Marie Cabanos is Mistress 9
  • Erin Fitzgerald is Eudial
  • Kira Buckland is Mimete
  • Laura Post is Tellu
  • Cricket Brown is Viluy
  • Johanna Luis is Cyprine / Ptilol

The previously revealed main new cast members are:

  • Erica Mendez is Haruka Tenoh / Sailor Uranus
  • Lauren Landa is Michiru Kaioh / Sailor Neptune
  • Christine Marie Cabanos is Hotaru Tomoe / Sailor Saturn
  • Keith Silverstein is Professor Souichi Tomoe

Silverstein also plays Usagi’s father Kenji Tsukino in VIZ Media’s English version.

Source: ANN

Missing Sailor Moon R Set 1 Reversible Covers to Receive Free Replacements

North American anime retailer Right Stuf addressed customer reports of missing reversible covers on VIZ Media’s limited edition Sailor Moon R Part 1 Blu-ray/DVD sets:

A number of customers have contacted us regarding the reversible covers of the Sailor Moon R Set 1 Limited Edition, reporting that their copy does not have a reversible cover. If your copy of Sailor Moon R Set 1 Limited Edition does not contain a reversible cover, a replacement cover will be provided to you directly from Warner Brothers Home Entertainment at no cost to you. Please call the toll-free number 1-800-553-6937, where you will be asked for your name, mailing address, and telephone number so you can receive your replacement. Thanks everyone for your incredible patience while we worked with the manufacturer to resolve this issue.

A deadline for when the replacement covers can be requested was not listed.

Source: ANN

Review: Sailor Moon Crystal: Episode 25 – “Act.25 SHOWDOWN -DEATH PHANTOM-“

Sailor Moon Crystal is a remake of the original Sailor Moon television anime series that began airing in Japan in 1992. Unlike the original anime series, Sailor Moon Crystal aims to remain as faithful to the original manga source material as much as possible. While this new series utilizes more modern animation techniques, the character designs try to retain as much of the early 1990s look as it possibly can.

Episode 25 sees Sailor Pluto play a very important role at the beginning of it, but her actions have dire consequences for her. But what Pluto does is a very important plot point because it stops the end of the world and it becomes the catalyst for something very important that happens to Chibi-Usa. The first half of this episode packs quite the emotional punch.

It’s also thanks to Pluto’s actions that everything with the Sailor Guardians and Mamoru seem to be returning to normal. Nemesis tries to taunt Usagi and the others, and this makes Usagi angry enough that she transforms into Sailor Moon. I really liked seeing Usagi’s conviction right before her transformation, because it shows that she’s not unsure of herself and thinks of the welfare and safety of her friends over herself at that particular moment.

But as we see, Sailor Moon can’t take on Nemesis alone because she doesn’t have enough power to counter him. With the help of Mamoru and the other Sailor Guardians, it looks like Nemesis has been defeated. But as the suspense was drawn out, I could tell that they hadn’t succeeded. But when Nemesis attacks, Demande surprises everyone by jumping in front of the group and trying to fight Nemesis himself. Demande had a very selfish reason for trying to save Sailor Moon, since he wanted to be the one to defeat her himself, but at least she and the others were saved for that particular instant. But let’s just say that this isn’t enough to stop Nemesis.

Just like near the end of the previous Sailor Moon Crystal story arc, this episode makes it clear by the end that it’s building up to a major climax to take place in the next episode, which is the final one of this arc. In some respects, what happened in the previous two episodes can be seen as formulaic, since there’s a lot of similarities between details that happened here and details that happened near the end of the previous arc. But there are just enough differences that the similarities don’t immediately jump out unless you start thinking about them.

So all that’s left is one more episode of Sailor Moon Crystal, and then the series will be finished for the time being. It sounds like there’s supposed to be more Sailor Moon Crystal at some point in the future, so I’ll be curious to see how the next episode will end. Will it simply bring about a conclusion to this arc, or will it possibly hint at what could be coming in the future?

VIZ Media Announces Sailor Moon S English Cast

VIZ Media announced new English cast members for the Sailor Moon S anime series at its Sailor Moon panel at Anime Expo. The new cast members are:

  • Erica Mendez is Haruka Tenoh / Sailor Uranus
  • Lauren Landa is Michiru Kaioh / Sailor Neptune
  • Christine Marie Cabanos is Hotaru Tomoe / Sailor Saturn
  • Keith Silverstein is Professor Tomoe

Silverstein also plays Usagi’s father Kenji Tsukino in VIZ Media’s English version.

VIZ Media will release the first set of Sailor Moon R on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on July 14, 2015. The company released the second half of Sailor Moon‘s first season on home video in February 2015.

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

Source: ANN