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Anime Expo 2016: Viz Reveals Sailor Moon S Blu-Ray Release Details


In the name of the moon, we’ll, ah… buy some merch?

Earlier today, Viz Media announced that they’ve begun taking pre-orders for the first Sailor Moon S Blu-Ray and DVD sets. The series will ship in a limited-edition Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack, as well as a standard Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack and a DVD edition.

The limited edition will be bundled with a chipboard box, a companion booklet, and a filler box for part 2. The standard edition sets will include a slipcover.

Sailor Moon S Blu-Ray LE Boxart 001 - 20160703

Sailor Moon S Part 1 will hit stores on November 15. Viz Media uploaded a trailer for the set shortly after Anime Expo’s Sailor Moon panel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zV2O9T1zZc

Viz Media began announcing new Sailor Moon S dub cast members at Anime Expo 2015. The company unveiled the actors for Sailors Neptune, Uranus, and Saturn, as well as Professor Tomoe at the event. The remaining cast members were unveiled through 2015.

The new dub cast members include:

  • Haruka Tenoh/Sailor Uranus: Erica Mendez
  • Michiru Kaioh/Sailor Neptune: Lauren Landa
  • Hotaru Tomoe/Sailor Saturn: Christine Marie Cabanos
  • Professor Souichi Tomoe: Keith Silverstein
  • Kaolinite: Tara Platt
  • Mistress 9: Christine Marie Cabanos
  • Eudial: Erin Fitzgerald
  • Mimete: Kira Buckland
  • Tellu: Laura Post
  • Viluy: Cricket Brown
  • Cyprine/Ptilol: Johanna Luis

This is Silverstein’s second role in the series. He also portrays Usagi’s father in Viz Media’s dub.

Sailor Moon S is the third series in the original Sailor Moon anime franchise. The title was directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara (Revolutionary Girl Utena, Penguindrum), and animated by Toei Animation. Sailor Moon S aired from March 1994 through February 1995, and contained 38 episodes.

Viz Media announced that they acquired the domestic rights to the entire run of the original Sailor Moon, as well as Sailor Moon Crystal in May 2014. The company will release all 200 episodes, three feature films, and myriad specials in the franchise.

Viz released Sailor Moon R‘s first set on DVD and Blu-Ray on July 14, 2015. The second set hit retailers three months later, October 27.


Update 8/22/2016: Unfortunately, it looks like we had a slight release date mix-up slip through the cracks. Sailor Moon R‘s first set hit retailers on July 14, 2015. Set 2 shipped to retailers on October 27, 2015. We’ve made a minor edit for clarity.

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