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Viz Media To Give Sailor Moon R: The Movie US Theatrical Run

sailor-moon-r-key-art-001-20161112Moon, theater power, make up!

Last night, Viz Media announced that they will give Sailor Moon R: The Movie (Sailor Moon R Movie: Promise of the Rose) a theatrical run in the United States. The company is working with Eleven Arts, who will screen the feature across the country in January.

The screenings will also show anime short Make Up! Sailor Guardians (Make Up! Sailor Senshi) as part of the event. The film will be presented in both dubbed and subtitled formats, and fans will receive a bonus gift while supplies last.

The news was announced last night, at Viz Media’s Moonlight Party live streaming even. The company also showed a trailer for the film, which casts Ben Diskin as Fiore.

Diskin appeared on the show to confirm his role in the movie.

Sailor Moon R: The Movie is a sequel to the Sailor Moon R TV series. Series director Kunihiko Ikuhara (Revolutionary Girl Utena, Penguindrum) directed the feature at Toei Animation and TV Asahi, with Kazuko Tadano (Wedding Peach, Dancougar – Super Beast Machine God) providing character designs. Sukehiro Tomita (Ceres, Celestial Legend, Kimagure Orange Road) wrote the film’s screenplay.

Sailor Moon R: The Movie originally hit Japanese theaters in May 1993. Pioneer Entertainment released the feature in North America on DVD.

Viz will released Sailor Moon R‘s first set on DVD and Blu-Ray on July 14, 2016 and the second set hit retailers on October 27. Sailor Moon S is due to hit stores on November 15. The company released an extended trailer for the release in July:

Source: YouTube (VizMedia)

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