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Sailor Moon Crystal Gets Third Series, Original Sailor Moon Hits Japanese Blu-Ray

Moon, sequel power! Make Up!

Earlier today, the Sailor Moon 25th Anniversary website revealed that a new Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal anime series is in the works. As of now, details on the project are unknown, and the site promises that details will be shared at a later date.

At the moment, though, the site wants to shine the spotlight on their upcoming Sailor Moon anime Blu-Ray sets. The original Sailor Moon anime series will hit Japanese Blu-Ray in two 23-episode sets:

  • Set 1: 6/14/2017
  • Set 2: 8/9/2017

The sets will retail for 21,384 yen ($188.25 USD) each. According to the site, the transfer will be an HD “upconversion” of the original material. Fans who purchase the first run will receive a “deluxe” slipcover.

The Blu-Ray releases are slated to continue with Sailor Moon R and the three films.

Boxart for both Sailor Moon Blu-Ray sets can be seen below:

Naoko Takeuchi’s Sailor Moon debuted in Nakayoshi magazine on December 28, 1991. the series, which ran through February 1997, spans 18 collected volumes.

The Sailor Moon manga spawned two anime adaptations. The original series (I’m bundling R, S, Super S, and Stars into this one, folks) ran from 1992 through 1997. Kunihiko Ikuhara (Penguindrum, Revolutionary Girl Utena), Junichi Sato (Aria The Animation, Magic User’s Club!) and Takuya Igarashi (Bungo Stray Dogs, Soul Eater) helmed the project through the course of its run, while Toei Animation produced the animation.

Modern adaptation Sailor Moon Crystal debuted on Japanese streaming service NicoNico in July 2014. During its initial run, new episodes aired on the first and third Saturdays of each month. The second series, which debuted on March 4 2016, covered the “Death Busters” arc of the manga and introduced the Outer Guardians.

Viz Media Currently holds the rights to both Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal in North America.

Source: Comic Natalie

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