Sailor Moon Crystal Box Sets 3, 4, and 5 Out in Japan!

Hello Sailor Moon Fans!

Now the end of Crystal season 1 is over and Season 2 is among us,  it is noticed  that the box sets for season 1 are still coming out. Box Set 3 of Sailor Moon Crystal, which includes episode 5-6 came out on December 10, 2014.

Box Set 3 of Crystal features the lovely Hino Rei/Sailor Mars on the box.

 

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Like most of the box sets from before, this one comes with the Box Packaging, the Mars Heshin/Transformation pen charm for the charm bracelet from box set 1, as well as the 24 page colored booklet.  The set goes for 7020 Yen after taxes (about $60.00) on the sales website CD Japan.

 

Box set 4 of Sailor Moon Crystal features the lovely Kino Makoto/Sailor Jupiter on the box.  Box Set 4 was released January 14, 2015. It includes episodes 7-8 of the first season.

Sailor Moon Crystal Blu-Ray 4 JAN 14 2015Box Set 4 comes with the Box packaging, the Jupiter Heshin/Transformation Pen Charm for the Charm bracelet as well as its own 24 page color booklet. It is priced at 7020 Yen after taxes (about $60) on the sales website CD Japan.

 

Finally, Box set 5 of Sailor Moon Crystal was released on February 11, 2015. It features the lovely Aino Minako/Sailor Venus on the cover, just in time for Valentines Day. It contains episodes 9-10 of the first season.

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Box set 5 comes with the box packaging, the Venus Heshin/Transformation Pen Charm for the Charm bracelet as well as its own 24 page color booklet. It is priced at 7020 Yen after taxes (about $60) on the sales website CD Japan.

 

It should be noted that these are the Limited Edition Blu-Ray box sets. The regular Blu-Ray sets are 4500 Yen (About $38) and the regular DVD sets are 3500 Yen (About $30). These can be accessed from the limited edition pages. These come with just the DVD.

 

I have currently not found dates for box sets 6 and 7 but once I find out, I will update with those dates.

Momoiro Clover Z/KISS Collaboration

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What do you get when you cross a American Rock Icon with a popular J-pop band? A rather interesting collaboration. Recently Momoiro Clover Z who is known for their song “Moon Pride” from Sailor Moon Crystal made a recent collaboration with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and Rock Legends, KISS (who happen to be one of the authors favorite bands) to do a song and a recent music video of their new song “Yumeno Ukiyoni Saitemina” while KISS also made a song with them entitled “Samurai Son”.

In a video that was on youtube showed the two meeting as well as making the video as well as showing the girls judging by their body language and a video of them in KISS makeup as huge fans of the group and seemed both bands enjoyed working with one another on this collaboration.

For those who aren’t familiar with KISS, KISS is the band who has been around since 1973 and are well known for their over the top makeup, costumes, stage show and rocking tunes from “Detroit Rock City”, “Rock and Roll All Nite”, “Calling Dr. Love” to name a few. All these helped propel the band to becoming one of rock’s well known and famous icons today. During the bands last night of their Japanese leg of their tour in Japan at the Tokyo Dome their special guests will include Momoiro Clover Z on March 3rd.

For those who are curious, here is their music video for everyone’s viewing pleasure and also KISS themselves made their version of the song as well. Enjoy Moonies :) : “Yumeno Ukiyoni Saitemina”

Sera Myu: Petite Étrangère Coming to DVD

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Coming January 28th (As of this article its now past) is the release of the recent Sera Myu Musical “Petite Étrangère” which came out in summer 2014 in Japan. For us Moonies out in the US, the musicals are unfortunately still out of our reach for actually attending unless you visit the country, but the DVD is the next best option in this case. The more recent musical is based off of the Sailor Moon R storyline that the upcoming Sailor Moon Crystal season will be covering (coming to a Crunchyroll source nearest you) which features the debut of Chibi Usa into the story along with Sailor Pluto, one of the Outer Senshi.

Extras include a behind the scenes making of feature that shows how the musical was made, a “party” video and commentary from the from some of the main cast of the show.

Currently the DVD is released at 8,424 Yen (70 dollars US) and was released the same time as Momoiro Clover Z’s new song “Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina” which is a song that was collaborated by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, KISS. For those who are interested, the DVD is available on this link.

Sailor Moon Merchandise & Media Presentation – January 2015 Edition

Hello Sailor Moon fans!

This slideshow presentation was updated this January with various Sailor Moon merchandise (interesting items and new items) as well as a breakdown of some of the latest media news related to Sailor Moon.

Please note that the presentation is very picture heavy. As Moon Chase staff will be making posts about quite a few of the newer items shown in the presentation, I won’t be including my full set of notes here (which is quite long). But if you have any specific questions, feel free to comment on this post and I would be happy to answer.

You can download the presentation at this link.

This presentation was given at Frostcon 3 in Toronto on January 31st at 1 pm.

I hope that those who attened enjoyed the live presentation, and I hope that if you couldn’t make it out, you will still enjoy the download.

Keep on chasing Sailor Moon! The next presentation will be at Anime North and I hope to see you there!

Shino Kakinuma Appearing at Otakon Vegas 2015

Shino Kakinuma cardShino Kakinuma, the voice of Naru Osaka in Sailor Moon, will be appearing at Otakon Vegas 2015 alongside her husband, veteran voice actor Toshio Furukawa.

Otakon Vegas will be taking place January 16th-18th this year at the Planet Hollywood Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Fans interested in attending Otakon can purchase a badge online. Full details about registration are available here. Pricing is $39 for the weekend for members pre-registering, $55 for the weekend for non-members pre-registering, $60 for the weekend at the door, or $40 for a day pass at the door. There is also a meal pass available for discounted food at the convention.

The complete list of guests for Otakon Vegas is available here.