Classic Sailor Moon’s Release Date & Meet the cast of Sailor Moon’s VIZ Redub!

Well, looks like the VIZ staff at Anime Expo had a busy weekend! First, we have a release date for the first Sailor Moon Blu-Ray and DVD sets. Set your calendars for a November 11 release! The Blu-ray combo pack set has three Blu-Ray discs packed in a box that includes space for the second part, as well as a collectable booklet with episode guises, character profiles and other art. Though we have no box art, RightStuf is already offering the set with a special coin with a Sailor Moon’s transformation brooch design for a limited amount of copies!

We also have our classic Sailor Moon redub’s cast listing! Listed below are all of our confirmed cast members and some roles you might know them from.
Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon – Stephanie Sheh
-Bleach as Orihime Inoue
-Kannazuki No Miko as Himeko Kurusugawa
-Lucky Star as Akira Kogami
- The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya as Mikuru Asahina

Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury – Kate Higgins
-Code Geass as C.C.
-Bleach as Karin Kurosaki, and Retsu Unohana
-Fate/Stay Night as Saber

Rei Hino/Sailor Mars – Cristina Vee
-Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha as Nanoha Takamachi
-Puella Magi Madoka Magica as Homura Akemi
-K-On! as Mio Akiyama

Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter – Amanda C. Miller
-Squid Girl as Takeru Aizawa
-Blue Exorcist as Yoshikuni
-K-ON! Season 2 as Nobuyo Nakajima

Minako Aino/Sailor Venus – Cherami Leigh
-Fairy Tail as Lucy Heartfilia
-Shakugan no Shana (Seasons 2 & 3) as Shana
- Peach Girl as Sae Kashiwagi

Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask – Robbie Daymond
He’s done very little work on anime, but you might know him from these:
-Breadwinners as SwaySway
-Transformers: Rescue Bots as Evan / Myles
- Fairy Fencer F as Bernard
Also, check out some of his voice demos on his Vimeo page here.

Michelle Ruff – Luna
- Bleach as Rukia Kuchiki
-The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya as Yuki Nagato
- Paranoia Agent as Tsukiko Sagi
-Kannazuki no Miko as Chikane Himemiya

Johnny Yong Bosch – Artemis
Bleach as Ichigo Kurosaki
Wolf’s Rain as Kiba
Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit as Sagum
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya as Itsuki Koizumi

* Naru Osaka – Danielle Nicole (Unknown Actress)

Gurio Umino – Ben Diskin
-Codename: Kids Next Door as Nigel Uno (Numbuh 1), and Hoagie P. Gilligan Jr. (Numbuh 2)
- Blood Lad as Wolf
- Naruto – Arashi Fuma

Ikuko Tsukino – Tara Platt
- Fate/stay night as Caster
-Rave Master as Reina
-Naruto as Tenmari

Kenji Tsukino – Keith Silverstein
-Monster as Johan Liebert
-Naruto/Naruto Shippuden as Kimimaro, Yura
- Accel World as Red Rider

Shingo – Nicolas Roye
- Mikey Kudo in Digimon Fusion
- Muta Arabume in Naruto Shippuden
- Bhakti in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Queen Beryl – Cindy Robinson
- Dr. Atsuko Chiba/Paprika in Paprika
- Balsa in Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
- Pepper Potts in Iron Man anime

Jadeite – Todd Haberkorn
- Shiro Iori in Kill la Kill
- Italy in Hetalia
- Death the Kid in Soul Eater

Nephrite – Liam O’Brien
- Garra of the Sand in Naruto
- Captain Jushiro Ukitake in Bleach
- Vincent Law in Ergo Proxy

Zoicite – Lucien Dodge
- Yukio Hans Vorarlberna in Bleach
- Isaac in Tiger & Bunny
- Waver Velvet in Fate/Zero

Kunzite – Patrick Seitz
- Franky in One Piece
- Luke Valentine in Hellsing
- Ira Gamagoori in Kill la Kill

 

With such an impressive mix of talent, it will be very interesting to see how the redub turns out!  We will post more details as available.

And don’t forget about rings!  These are your first pieces of merchandise from Sailor Moon Crystal. Similar to other rings that have been released, fans have a choice of which character’s color gem they would like, and are coated in 18-carat gold. They are available to order at P-Bandai and cost $111.10 USD.

 

Viz Media Announces Sailor Moon Crystal to Stream on Hulu, Anime Expo Sailor Moon events

Viz Media is hard at work preparing us for a summer we won’t forget! They’ve released the Sailor Moon Crystal trailer with English subtitles on their official Youtube page, which included the notice that Neon Alley and Hulu will join the list of companies streaming Crystal alongside Crunchyroll and NicoNico. Check it out below!

 

 

They have also released their Anime Expo panel schedule, which includes a Moon filled Saturday! (Check out their Facebook posting for the full schedule of events.) Included in the list is a special panel showcasing the world premiere of the first two episodes of the new 90’s Sailor Moon dub! Attendees will also have a Sailor Moon Crystal screening to check out as well!

For more details on all of the fun filled Sailor Moon activities they have planned like their photo shoot and autograph panel, please see their detailed listing on their official website that Emily also mentioned on our Facebook page!

Exclusive: Photo of Kirsten Bishop from the Sailor Moon Wrap Party

This photo comes to us from Roland Parliament. He sent us this photo of Kirsten Bishop (Kirsten Bishopric) from the Sailor Moon wrap party with the words:

I think it shows her true beauty and wonderfulness.

She was a real acting dynamo and someone I will miss for the rest of my life.

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Sail on, Kirsten.

(photo from Roland Parliament, image editing by Emily for colour correction)

Rob Tinkler & Julie Lemieux in “The Day My Butt Went Psycho”

Robert Tinkler

This just in from an anonymous tip. Rob Tinkler plays the part of a butt named Deuce in the series The Day My Butt Went Psycho that recently started airing on Teletoon.

From the press release:

The series is a co-production from award-winning creative studios Nelvana (Canada) and Studio Moshi (Australia.) in association with Scholastic. It is directed by Matt Ferguson (Scaredy Squirrel). The show first premiered on Australia’s Nine Network in September 2013.

The show airs Thursdays on Teletoon at 6:30pm and is based on the popular children’s novel by Australian author Andy Griffiths. (US Link for the book) (Canadian Link for the book)

Teletoon has even created a butt themed website for the show.

Here’s the promo for the show:

You can also watch more clips and episodes where you can hear Rob’s voice on the Teletoon website.

Edit: We have also discovered that Julie Lemieux has a part in the show as well!

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She plays “Gran,” the grandmother of the main character. A good episode for hearing her voice is the third episode, which is all about grandparents’ butts. On the Teletoon website video page, just click on “episode 2B” (we can’t link to a page with the specific episode because all of their videos are embedded in a Flash page)

Stephanie “Sugar” Lyn Beard and VIZ Media at Anime Revolution

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Stephanie “Sugar” Lyn Beard (Sailor Mini Moon/Rini #2) is going to be appearing at Anime Revolution in Vancouver this year.

Anime Revolution will run August 22nd-24th at The Vancouver Convention Centre. Tickets range from $50-$60 for a day pass (available at the door) or $75 for a general weekend pass (for attendees 13 and up). Weekend general admission passes are currently on sale for $60!

Also appearing at Anime Revolution will be Charlene Ingram and VIZ Media!

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Canadian fans on the west coast will have the opportunity to see three panels hosted by Charlene and ask questions about the new Sailor Moon license. Maybe we will also hear more there about how Sailor Moon will be available in Canada?

Either way, it sounds like Anime Revolution is going to be a good convention to attend this year!

As always, we will be keeping an eye out for more Sailor Moon guests at this convention and we will keep you posted if more are announced.