Viz Media Releases Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Venus Voice Clips

Viz Media has released four voice clips on their Youtube page in the past month, showcasing the last two of our original line of five Sailors, Jupiter and Venus!

Our first introduction to Sailor Jupiter is a clip from her very first appearance in episode: “Jupiter, the Powerful Girl in Love”. Amanda Celine Miller plays our outgoing tomboy, Makoto, as she finds out she’s a Sailor Guardian and helps blast away the monster of the day.


Joining Amanda, Cherami Leigh makes her debut as Sailor Venus in a clip from “Let’s Become a Princess: Usagi’s Bizarre Training” where the Dark Kingdom targets Usagi, Rei and Minako (Venus) after they fail to pass an etiquette test.

There are two more clips on the Viz Media page, another scene from Jupiter’s introduction episode where Usagi and Makoto have a conversation over lunch, and one more clip of Minako from “Usagi’s Confusion: Is Tuxedo Mask Evil” where she shares a quiet moment with Usagi, trying to cheer her new friend up.

Also, Viz has posted the second half of season one’s dub on Hulu for a limited time! Check it out while you still can, and remember to preorder your season one, part two sets!
For U.S. Amazon shoppers, you can preorder the combo pack, or DVD only set here. Amazon.Ca shoppers can preorder the DVD set here, and the Blu Ray combo pack here!
Rightstuf has sold out of their gift with purchase combo pack sets, but still have the regular Blu Ray/DVD combo packs, and a DVD edition for preorder, hitting the streets February 10th, 2015! Preorder here for the combo pack and here for the DVD set. Rightstuf also is selling a combination set containing both parts one and two(the DVD/Blu Ray combo packs), with the part one Limited Edition chipboard box and part two, you can preorder that here!
As a quick note for curious fans: while part one had a limited edition set that came with a box to hold both parts, part two is only available in the two regular editions.

Sailor Moon Season One, Part One Viz Unboxing Video & Season One, Part Two Release Date

A few weeks ago, Viz Media posted a video on their Youtube page showing off the packaging for the Sailor Moon Season One, Part One Blu-Ray and DVD sets! Both sets include the first twenty three episodes, with remastered footage and both the new dub and original Japanese track.


Both sets have a pink color scheme, featuring a shot of Sailor Moon on the front cover. The Limited Edition set includes a foil board box that is designed to hold Season One, Part Two and also contains an eighty page booklet filled with character art and song translations for the opening and endings. It also has many bonus features, including behind the scenes clips and an art gallery! The DVD set has gold foil stamped corners, and has less bonus features, just convention highlights and trailers.


Set One Standard Combo Pack

For those looking for something a little less costly than the Limited Edition set, or might not be able to pick it up before it’s gone, we have good news! A Standard Edition Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack is up for preorder! It includes the same bonus features as the Limited Edition set, but will not come with the artbox or booklet. Also, while the DVD set and Limited Edition set will be released November 11th, this combo pack has a release date of November 25th.

That’s not all! Mark your calendars for February 10th, 2015, the day that Sailor Moon Season One, Part Two will be released on Blu Ray/DVD combo pack, and its DVD counterpart! While the DVD set only promises convention highlights as its only bonus feature, the combo pack is once again loaded with extras. Art galleries, cosplay team interviews, convention highlights and a feature titled ‘Moonlight Memories, Part One’. According to the Youtube video, it’s a segment where “It’s a trip down memory lane. Talking to various people involved in Sailor Moon about their favorite memories involving Season One”.

Just like Part One, Part Two will have a limited gift with purchase to go with orders until they run out if you order through Rightstuf. This gift with purchase is a set of reversible cards featuring the Sailor Guardians and Tuxedo Mask on the front, with Queen Beryl and the other Dark Kingdom villains on the back


You can purchase any of these sets, or a set that contains Part One and Part Two of the DVD/Blu-Ray combo packs here:

Rightstuf (US)

Amazon (US)

LE Combo Pack (Amazon, CA)

SE Combo Pack (Amazon, CA)

DVD Set (Amazon, CA)

Otakon Announces Sailor Moon Voice Cast Guests and Sailor Moon Day


To go along with some of our Classic Sailor Moon voice veterans Linda Ballantyne, Katie Griffin, and voice director John Stocker, Otakon has two more voice actors to add to the list. Sailor Moon’s new voice actress Stephanie Sheh will be attending the convention, as well as our new Tuxedo Mask, Robbie Daymond! See their press release here!

Otakon has also planned a Sailor Moon Saturday in partnership with Viz Media to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show! To start, they are inviting cosplayers to attempt to break Anime Expo’s largest U.S. Sailor Moon gathering Saturday morning. Then in the afternoon, attendees will be treated to a preview of the new Classic dub, along with a Q&A with Stephanie Sheh and Robbie Daymond after the episodes are shown. Also, Otakon has stated that this event will feature two never before seen dubbed episodes! There will be an exclusive poster to go along with the Official Sailor Moon Autograph Session hosted at the convention too! Then in the evening, the first two Sailor Moon Crystal episodes will be screened to round off the day. For more details, see their press release here.


Viz Media will bring in some special items for the convention as well. These will be offered throughout the weekend at their booth in the Dealer’s Hall, but quantities are limited when they’re gone, they’re gone!

Our first item will be a limited edition Sailor Moon coin, in an exclusive color for Otakon. This coin can be earned by participating in the Sailor Moon Stamp Rally. Simply ask one of the Sailor Guardians at the Viz booth for a stamp card and then go off on your search to collect stamps and defeat the Dark Kingdom…And earn that fancy coin. Note: These will be handed out in a limited quantity per day.

The other exclusive Otakon product is a Sailor Moon T-shirt! It will be available in both ladies’ and men’s sizes (S, M, L, XL, XXL) and will feature metallic pink lettering on a “deep heather silver” 100% cotton shirt.

The third item is the aforementioned poster, which shall be given out for free at the Autograph Session and the Sailor Moon Panel. Once again, quantities are limited so be sure to get yours ASAP!

Catching Up On Sailor Moon News

It’s been a busy time for the Moon-Chase staff, so here’s a quick post catching up on some details we’ve been waiting on some confirmation for and details around the Sailor Moon Classic release set for this November.

Viz Media announced our dub’s producers in a press release earlier this week, Jamie Simone and Rita Majkut. Suzanne Goldish was announced to be the dub’s voice director. Jamie Simone has worked on a multitude of anime, producing the English version of Bleach, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden and Tiger & Bunny. Rita Majkut has fewer works under her belt, but all of them are producer roles. Some of her featured works would include Digimon Fusion, Digimon Data Squad, and the Digimon Frontier movie as well as Rave Master and Zatch Bell. Suzanne Goldish has done ADR directing and voice directing for Bleach, and voice direction for K.

We also have a few more details on the Blu Ray and DVD release of Sailor Moon Season One, Part One. (Out November 11) It’s once again been confirmed that it will be shown in its original 4X3 aspect ratio, with a 1080p remaster. New details include the mention of a ‘signs and songs’ subtitle track that will be included in the release. One of the bonus features will include footage from the Sailor Moon Panel at Anime Expo. The Limited Edition Blu Ray will come with a foil accented box that will also hold Season One, Part Two. The Standard DVD release is not being ignored however, the three disc set will have a foil accented O-card cover (Slip cover) as well! The DVD release will also feature the ‘signs and songs’ subtitle track. Below is a picture of the Limited Edition box that will hold Season One, Parts One and Two.

Sailor Moon Blu Ray

Speaking of conventions, be sure to check out a recording of the Anime Expo panel, here! Part 2. Part 3.


For a little more information on the release, we emailed Viz Media with a few questions, it’s formatted like a Q&A below for easy reading:

Q. When you mean “chipboard” boxset, are we talking as in made out of pressed wood or reclaimed paper? And will this roughly look like other boxsets of anime series past where usually volume 1 would come in a special box with room for the other volumes?

A. Sailor Moon Season 1 Part 1 will be packaged in a similar fashion to other Limited Edition DB/DVD box sets. To see the chipboard outer box, here’s an unboxing video of one of our other release, K, so you can see the thickness (Link). Keep in mind Sailor Moon will look different as it will have 23 episodes, rather than the standard 12-13. The Sailor Moon Season 1 Part 1 LE will have a space to fit Season 1 Part 2 when it releases. When Sailor Moon R Part 1 releases, the plan is to have a Limited Edition option similar to Season 1 with space for part 2 and so forth, making for 5 total LE boxes across the 200 episode Sailor Moon series.
Q. Another fan has asked if the main cast will remain consistent throughout the series.
A. The plan is to keep the cast consistent throughout the 200 episode series, specials and movies, yes.


Q. When will Sailor Moon Crystal be dubbed? After all of the existing series and movies have been dubbed or will this be done concurrently?

A. There is no news on a dubbed production at this time. For anime properties, dubbed productions generally happen after a series is shown in Japan, but there is no news specifically on Sailor Moon Crystal at this time. We hope fans continue to show their support for Sailor Moon Crystal as well as Sailor Moon by watching the official simulcasts on, Neon Alley and Hulu. All these outlets are free and these views do a lot to show the creators fan support for the series.


Q. Will any of the theme song or ending singles be released in North America from Viz?

A. There is no news on any possible Sailor Moon North American music releases at this time.

Viz Media Posts Third Official Sailor Moon Classic Dub Clip

Start your weekend with our first introduction to Queen Beryl and Jadeite! Cindy Robinson and Todd Haberkorn are the features of our new sneak peek at Sailor Moon’s new dub.

Don’t forget to watch episode two of Sailor Moon Crystal as well! It’s up for streaming on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and NicoNico! Episode three will air Saturday, August 7.