Viz Media’s Sailor Moon Moonlight Slumber Party

 

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Breaking news coming from Viz Media’s camp. Viz is holding a special event this coming Friday at 11PM Eastern/8PM Pacific on Hulu and on Viz Media’s Youtube to live stream the first 4 episodes of the new redub to Sailor Moon. Viz as you may know this year acquired the US liscensing rights to the anime which includes Sailor Moon Crystal and the redub to the original anime.

Not only will Viz have the special stream, but during which they’ll be showing more info to the release of the redub and holding a photo contest which includes them giving away Sailor Moon swag and promo stuff for lucky contest winners.

All info for the stream will be on Viz Media’s Facebook page and info on the stream can be found there and on the streams twitter which is @sailor_moon_na including the link for the Youtube stream. To further help all you Moonies on the internet, Click Here for the Youtube stream that’s going to be shown on Friday or check your Hulu.

Source for pic: Viz Media

Sailor Moon Petite Étrangère Musical Going on in Japan Now! NicoNico Live Webcast Announced.

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Sailor Moon News has given us news about the new Sailor Moon Musical! The new Sailor Moon Musical: Sailor Moon Petite Éntrangère is going on now in Japan! It ran from August 21-31 in Tokyo and runs from September 7-9 in Osaka with another showing in Shanghai, China in January 2015, the first time a Sailor Moon Musical has been shown outside of Japan.

Japanese Video Website NicoNico ( Site In Japanese) has announced a live webcast of the Musical on September 7th, 2014. This gives fans a chance to enjoy the musical without the need to travel all the way to Japan or China.

The musical takes place around the time of Classic Sailor Moon R, around the battle with The Black Moon Clan and the first appearance of Chibi-Usa. The official Sailor Moon website has announced a DVD release of the Musical at the price of 7800 yen (about $75 USD) and will release on January 28, 2015.

Here’s a Preview of the Musical

Source: Sailor Moon News

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.

BREAKING NEWS! Crunchyroll to stream Sailor Moon Crystal

Fans rejoice! Crunchyroll has just announced that they will be simulcasting Sailor Moon Crystal!

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Originally announced to be streaming on NicoNico, Sailor Moon Crystal has also been licensed to Crunchyroll! It is slated to start airing online July 5 at 6:00 AM, Pacific Time in the US. Currently, we have no other regions confirmed as having access to the simulcast, though the press release has stated that a list of offical territories will be announced in the future. The classic 90’s Sailor Moon will not be appearing on Crunchyroll. A representative from Crunchyroll confirmed with Emily at Anime North that Viz Media and Hulu currently have an exclusive agreement in regards to the streaming rights of the old show.

 
For those new to Crunchyroll, you need an account to watch the videos on their site. Free accounts receive ads during the stream, usually at the start, middle, and end of each episode. New simulcasts have a one week delay from their air date before becoming open to free users. Paid members get instant access, and higher quality, no ad streams. An anime streaming membership costs $6.95 per month with a free two week trial.

Meet the Staff of Sailor Moon Crystal

Last week, Sailor Moon’s official site posted a countdown to a sneak peek at the new Sailor Moon anime. One day after the countdown went up, however, the promotional image was leaked online. A little after that, the official site removed the countdown and gave us our first look at Sailor Moon Crystal!

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                Reaffirming the July release date, the new artwork is a gorgeous first look at the new show. The summary on the website also reiterates that this is a new series that starts right at the beginning, where crybaby Usagi Tsukino one day meets a mysterious black cat named Luna who tells Usagi she is Sailor Moon, a guardian with a mission to find the lost Moon Princess and the ‘Illusionary Silver Crystal’ along with the other guardians.

You know the story, and you know the Sailor, so now let’s introduce you to some of the staff.

 

Director-Munehisa Sakai

His notable works include directing several episodes of Heartcatch Precure and Smile Precure, as well as the series Suite Precure.  He has also directed two One Piece movies and done work on several more Dragon Ball Z films.

 

Producer-Atsutoshi Umezawa

Producer of Smile, Suite and Heartcatch Precure, he has also done planning work on multiple One Piece movies. As well as episode direction on Marmalade Boy and Fist of the North Star.

 

Series Composition/Scripts-Yuji Kobayashi

His works include writing scripts for Suite Precure, Heartcatch Precure, Saint Seiya Omega and Aoi Bungaku.

 

Character Design-Yukie Sako

His most recent claim to fame is being the chief animation director on Majestic Prince and the Stony Cat, and Nyan Koi, but he has also done key animation on Pretear and Uta no Prince-Sama.

 

Art Directors-Takashi Kurahashi and Yuki Hosaka

Takashi has done art design and directing for Air the Movie, Digimon Xros Wars, Mononoke and Gatchaman Crows. Yuki has also worked on Gatchaman and Mononoke, as well as background art on Comic Party and Gravitation.

 

Quite the mix we have there! This appears to be a promising roster for a fantastic new anime.