Tag: Sailor Moon

VIZ Media Announces Home Media Release of Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1

VIZ Media has announced the home media release of Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1 on August 16, 2016.

Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1 will be available as a special Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack as well as a multi-disc Standard Edition DVD Set. Pre-orders are available from a variety of leading outlets and online retailers beginning on May 6, 2016. Fans that pre-order from Rightstuf.com will receive a special acrylic sun-catcher featuring the Sailor Guardian team while supplies last.

Anime fans can dive into all the action of the first 14 episodes of the acclaimed reboot of the classic anime series based on Naoko Takeuchi’s original Sailor Moon manga series along with a host of extra bonus features. Uncut English dubbed as well as Japanese subtitled dialogue options are offered on both formats. The Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1 Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack will carry an MSRP of $79.99 U.S. / $99.99 CAN; the Standard Edition DVD will carry an MSRP of $39.99 U.S. / $51.99 CAN.

The Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack contains a deluxe, four-disc collection (two DVDs & two Blu-rays), packaged with an exclusive chipboard box with specialty printing. The Combo Pack also contains seven full-color collectible art cards and a premium full-color art booklet featuring episode summaries and more. Bonus content includes series trailers, a digital art gallery and a special “Introduction to Sailor Moon Crystal” featurette with the English voice actors. Blu-ray episodes are presented in 1080p HD video format from the Japanese home video masters.

The Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1 Standard DVD Set features four discs with beautifully illustrated variant O-card packaging and specialty foil printing. Episodes will be presented in 480p standard video format.

Naoko Takeuchi’s landmark series, Sailor Moon, returns for a new generation. Sailor Moon Crystal tells the story of Usagi Tsukino, an awkward teenage girl whose life is turned upside-down when she becomes Sailor Moon, guardian of justice and the Legendary Silver Crystal. With Tokyo under constant threat from the dark forces of Queen Metalia, Usagi’s arrival couldn’t have come at a better time. And luckily, she won’t have to do it alone. Other Sailor Guardians are awakening to join in the fight and help Usagi answer the biggest question of all: What power does the Legendary Silver Crystal hold?

VIZ Media to Simulcast the Third Season of Sailor Moon Crystal

VIZ Media delivers a special treat to U.S. anime fans as it announces the digital premiere of the latest season of Sailor Moon Crystal on April 4, 2016 on both VIZ Media’s streaming platform and Hulu.

The first subtitled episode of the brand new season will launch on VIZ Media’s anime streaming platform and will stream on Hulu in a special digital simulcast that will take place on the same day as its broadcast premiere in Japan. VIZ Media and Hulu will premiere future new simulcast streamed episodes of Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 on a weekly basis on Mondays.

Based on the legendary manga by Naoko Takuechi, Sailor Moon Crystal (rated “TV-PG”), retells the story of Sailor Moon and her fellow Sailor Guardians as they protect planet Earth from the dark forces of evil. Following their victory over the Death Phantom, Sailor Moon and her friends return to their regular lives. But peace is short-lived as a new enemy emerges from the shadows, as well as the appearance of two mysterious Sailor Guardians.

Earlier episodes of Sailor Moon Crystal are available on VIZ Media’s streaming platform at www.viz.com/anime/streaming/sailormooncrystal and on Hulu.

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