VIZ Media Releases First Set of Sailor Moon S
VIZ Media announced the next home release date of the iconic anime, Sailor Moon.
In a press release sent on November 3rd:
Season 3 Of The Legendary Anime Series Available This Fall As A Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack And A Standard Edition DVD Set
San Francisco, CA, November 3, 2016 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces the next home media installment of SAILOR MOON with the release of SAILOR MOON S Set 1 on November 15th.
Season 3 of the legendary magical girl anime series will be offered in a Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and also as a Standard DVD edition. Pre-orders are available now from authorized VIZ Media retailers and also from a variety of leading online outlets.
The SAILOR MOON S Set 1 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and Standard DVD Set are rated “TV-PG,” and contain Episodes 90-108 along with special premium packaging and a variety of notable bonus features. Uncut English dubbed as well as original Japanese subtitled dialogue options are available on both formats. The Limited Edition SAILOR MOON S Set 1 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack will carry an MSRP of $79.99 U.S. / $99.99 CAN; the Standard Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack will carry an MSRP of 69.99 U.S. / $81.99 CAN; a Standard Edition DVD-only set also will be available with an MSRP of 39.99 U.S. / $51.99 CAN.
The Limited Edition 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 and extra space to house the concluding edition of the third season of the series. The combo pack also includes exclusive bonus content such as special cast interviews, clean opening and ending segments, digital art galleries, and official series trailers. The Limited Edition Pack also comes with a 96-page full-color episode guide. Blu-ray episodes are presented in 1080p video preserving the original 4:3 aspect ratio.
The SAILOR MOON S Set 1 Standard Edition DVD Set features 3 discs with beautifully illustrated variant O-card packaging and embossed holofoil printing. Episodes are presented in 480p standard video format. Uncut English dubbed as well as Japanese subtitled dialogue options are available.
As Season 3 of SAILOR MOON begins, Usagi’s friend Rei has been plagued by disturbing visions of the Apocalypse just as a new enemy appears in the city. The maniacal Professor Tomoe, leader of the Death Busters, has been targeting innocent citizens in a search for three special pure heart crystals. Usagi is prepared to confront this dangerous new foe, but two powerful new Sailor Guardians are already seeking the crystals and have no interest in working with Sailor Moon and the other Guardians. Where did they come from, and what is their plan for the talismans?
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 (published in North America by Kodansha). 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 S was originally aired in from March 1994 to February of 1995, with the Sailor Moon S movie premiering in May 2000. As noted in the press release, Sailor Moon S focuses on the Death Busters story arc, which introduces three additional outer scouts. 2016’s Sailor Moon Crystal anime recently completed its adaptation of the Death Busters arc this past June.
In 2003, Sailor Moon was adapted into a live-action tokusatsu series named Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon that aired from October 2003 to September 2004 and adapted the series’ first story or Dark Kingdom arc.
Source and Images: VIZ Media Press Release