Viz Media has issued the following press release on August 22, 2016:
Popular Updated Anime Series Based On The Classic
SAILOR MOON Manga Debuts As A Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Featuring 14 Uncut Episodes Along With Special Bonus Features
San Francisco, CA, August 22, 2016 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, thrills anime fans and legions of aspiring interstellar guardians with the home media release of SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL SET 1.
SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL SET 1 is available as a special Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack as well as a multi-disc Standard Edition DVD Set and Standard Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. The SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL SET 1 Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack carries an MSRP of $79.99 U.S. / $99.99 CAN (Standard Edition $69.99 U.S. / $81.99 CAN); the Standard Edition DVD carries an MSRP of $39.99 U.S. / $51.99 CAN.
With these new home media releases, audiences can enjoy 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 notable bonus features.
The SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL SET 1 Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack contains a deluxe, 4-disc collection (two DVDs & two Blu-rays), packaged with an exclusive chipboard box with specialty printing. The LE Combo Pack also contains seven full-color collectible art cards and a premium 88-page full-color art booklet featuring episode summaries, exclusive interviews, character settings and more. Blu-ray 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.
“The saga of Sailor Moon and her band of legendary interstellar guardians is wonderfully updated for a new generation of fans in SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL and we are proud to deliver the first home media release for the new series,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Marketing Manager, Animation. “We know many new viewers along with fans of the original series have anticipated this release and they will be delighted with the crisp HD presentation and the many extra features we also included.”
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?
Fans are also invited to enjoy the original, classic SAILOR MOON anime series available from VIZ Media as Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Packs as well as a multi-disc Standard Edition DVD Sets.
For more information on SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL or other award-winning anime titles from VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the field of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.
Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at www.VIZ.com.