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Sailor Moon (Viz Dub)
Sailor Moon (Viz Media) Poster
Official poster for Viz Media's Sailor Moon
Country of origin Japan (original broadcast, 1992),
United States (streaming, 2014-2015)
No. of episodes 200
Premiere "The Crybaby: Usagi's Beautiful Transformation"
Finale "A Guardian’s Realization: Strength Lies Within a Pure Heart"
Movie
Broadcast
Original channel Hulu (2014-2015),
Neon Alley (2014-2015)
Original run May 19, 2014 - July 20, 2015 (Hulu)
Time slot Hulu: 6:30 AM (Monday, 2014), 6:30 AM (Friday, 2015)
Neon Alley: 6:30 AM (Monday, 2014), 6:30 AM (Friday, 2015)
Season chronology
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The Viz Media dub of Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon (美少女戦士セーラームーン Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn?, lit. Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon), (sometimes referred to as "Sailor Moon Classic"), is the second English localization of the Sailor Moon series. The Viz Media dub of Sailor Moon’s is a unabridged localization of Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon. Names for characters, locations and other content originally cut for time or deemed inappropriate for children or "Americanized" in the original localization by Optimum Productions, for DiC, Pioneer Entertainment and Cloverway Inc., are retained.

Viz Media's English localization of the first and second seasons of Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon R, debuted on Hulu and Viz Media's Neon Alley on May 19, 2014 and April 11, 2015. Both seasons were streamed on a weekly basis until July 20, 2015. Viz Media has since continued to release Viz's English localization of the series in two-part DVD and Blu-ray sets.[1][2]

Story

"Usagi Tsukino is a cheerful 14-year-old schoolgirl who often finds herself in unwanted trouble. One day, she saves a talking cat named Luna from some mean kids, and her life is changed forever. Luna gives Usagi a magic brooch that transforms her into Sailor Moon, defender of love and justice! Now Usagi must work with Luna to find the other Sailor Guardians and the Moon Princess, whose Legendary Silver Crystal is Earth's only hope against the dark forces of the evil Queen Beryl!"
—Rightstuff.com[1]

Summary

Season 1

See: Pretty Solider Sailor Moon (Season 1)

Season 2

See: Pretty Solider Sailor Moon (Season 2)

Season 3

See: Pretty Solider Sailor Moon (Season 3)

Episode Guide

The following episode guides below refers to episodes streamed online, not the seasons that were released on DVD afterward.

Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon (2014)

Main article: Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon (DVD)
Ep. # Episode Title Streamdate
1 "The Crybaby: Usagi's Beautiful Transformation" May 19, 2014
2 "Punishment Awaits: the House of Fortune Is the Monster Mansion" May 19, 2014
3 "The Mysterious Sleeping Sickness: Protect the Girls in Love" May 19, 2014
4 "Learn How to Be Skinny from Usagi" May 19, 2014
5 "Scent of a Monster: Chanela Will Steal Your Love" May 26, 2014
6 "Protect the Melody of Love: Usagi Plays Cupid" May 26, 2014
7 "Usagi Learns Her Lesson: Becoming a Star Is Hard Work" June 2, 2014
8 "The Girl Genius Is a Monster: The Brainwashing Cram School of Horror" June 2, 2014
9 "Usagi's Disaster: Beware of the Clock of Confusion" June 9, 2014
10 "The Cursed Bus: Enter Mars, the Guardian of Fire" June 9, 2014
11 "Usagi vs. Rei: Nightmare in Dream Land" July 16, 2014
12 "I Want a Boyfriend: The Luxury Cruise Ship Is a Trap" July 16, 2014
13 "Girls Unite: The End of Jadeite" June 23, 2014
14 "A New Enemy Appears: Nephrite's Evil Crest" June 23, 2014
15 "Usagi's Panic: Rei's First Date" August 11, 2014
16 "A Girl's Dream: Usagi Becomes a Bride" June 30, 2014
17 "Usagi's a Model: The Flash of the Monster Camera" June 30, 2014
18 "Shingo's Love: The Grieving Doll" July 7, 2014
19 "Usagi's Joy: A Love Letter from Tuxedo Mask" July 7, 2014
20 "The Summer, the Beach, Youth and Ghosts" July 14, 2014
21 "Protect the Children's Dreams: Friendship Through Anime" July 14, 2014
22 "Romance Under the Moon: Usagi's First Kiss" July 21, 2014
23 "Wish Upon a Star: Naru's First Love" July 21, 2014
24 "Naru's Tears: Nephrite Dies for Love" July 28, 2014
25 "Jupiter, the Powerful Girl in Love" July 28, 2014
26 "Restore Naru's Smile: Usagi's Friendship" August 4, 2014
27 "Crushing on Ami: The Boy Who Can See The Future" August 4, 2014
28 "The Painting of Love: Usagi and Mamoru Get Closer" August 11, 2014
29 "Total Chaos: The Messy Love Rectangle" August 11, 2014
30 "Grandpa Loses Control: Rei in Danger" August 18, 2014
31 "Love and Chased: Luna's Worst Day Ever" August 18, 2014
32 "Umino's Resolve: I'll Protect Naru" August 25, 2014
33 "Enter Venus, the Last Sailor Guardian" August 25, 2014
34 "The Shining Silver Crystal: The Moon Princess Appears" September 1, 2014
35 ""Returning Memories: Usagi and Mamoru's Past" September 1, 2014
36 "Usagi's Confusion: Is Tuxedo Mask Evil?" September 8, 2014
37 "Let's Become a Princess: Usagi's Bizarre Training" September 8, 2014
38 "The Snow, the Mountains, Friendship and Monsters" September 15, 2014
39 "Paired with a Monster: Mako, the Ice Skating Queen" September 15, 2014
40 "The Legendary Lake Yokai: The Bond of Usagi's Family" September 22, 2014
41 "I Won't Run Away from Love Anymore: Ami vs. Mamoru" September 22, 2014
42 "Sailor Venus' Past: Minako's Tragic Love" September 29, 2014
43 "Usagi Abandoned: The Falling-Out of the Sailor Guardians" September 29, 2014
44 "Usagi's Awakening: A Message from the Distant Past" October 6, 2014
45 "Death of the Sailor Guardians: The Tragic Final Battle" October 6, 2014
46 "Usagi's Eternal Wish: A Brand New Life" October 13, 2014

Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon R (2015)

Main article: Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon R (DVD)
Ep. # Episode Title Streamdate
1 "Moon Returns: The Mysterious Aliens Appear" April 11, 2015
2 "For Love and for Justice: Sailor Guardians Once Again" April 11, 2015
3 "For Whom is the White Rose? The Moonlight Knight Appears" April 11, 2015
4 "Usagi's Crisis: The Tiara Stops Working" April 11, 2015
5 "A New Transformation: Usagi's Power-Up" April 11, 2015
6 "The Targeted Kindergarteners: Venus to the Rescue" April 11, 2015
7 "Mamoru and Usagi's Babysitting Mayhem" April 11, 2015
8 "The School Festival Is for Me?! Queen Rei's Song" April 11, 2015
9 "Is Seijuro the Moonlight Knight? Mako On Fire" April 11, 2015
10 "Steal a Kiss from Mamoru! An's Project Snow White" April 11, 2015
11 "After School Trouble: Usagi is a Target" April 11, 2015
12 "Disconnecting Love: The Raging Makai Tree" April 11, 2015
13 "True Love Awakens: The Makai Tree's Secret" April 11, 2015
14 "Angel or Devil? The Mysterious Girl from the Sky" April 11, 2015
15 "Usagi Devastated: Mamoru Declares a Break-Up" May 8, 2015
16 "A Guardian's Friendship: Goodbye, Ami" May 8, 2015
17 "Women Must Be Strong and Beautiful: Rei's New Special Technique" May 8, 2015
18 "In Search of the Silver Crystal: Chibi-Usa's Secret" May 8, 2015
19 "Dispute Over Love: Minako and Makoto's Conflict" May 8, 2015
20 "Usagi's Parental Love: The Curry Romance Triangle" May 8, 2015
21 "The Beach, the Island and a Vacation: The Guardians' Break" May 8, 2015
22 "Protect Chibi-Usa: Clash of the Ten Warriors" May 8, 2015
23 "Awaken the Sleeping Beauty: Mamoru's Distress" July 20, 2015
24 "Battle of the Flames of Love! Mars vs. Koan" July 20, 2015
25 "For Friendship! Ami vs. Berthier" July 20, 2015
26 "Rubeus the Heartless: The Tragic Sisters" July 20, 2015
27 "A UFO Appears: The Sailor Guardians Abducted" July 20, 2015
28 "Defeat Rubeus: The Battle in Space" July 20, 2015
29 "Total Chaos: The Messy Love Rectangle" July 20, 2015
30 "The Mysterious New Guardian: Sailor Pluto Appears" July 20, 2015
31 "Magic of Darkness: Esmeraude's Invasion" July 20, 2015
32 "Shared Feelings: Usagi and Mamoru in Love Once Again" July 20, 2015
33 "Venus: Minako's Nurse Mayhem" July 20, 2015
34 "Artemis' Adventure: The Monster Animal Kingdom" July 20, 2015
35 "The Terrifying Illusion: Ami All Alone" July 20, 2015
36 "The Dark Gate Is Completed? The Targeted Elementary School" July 20, 2015
37 "Journey to the Future: Battle in the Space-Time Corridor" July 20, 2015
38 "The Shocking Future: Demande's Dark Ambition" July 20, 2015
39 "Wiseman's Evil Hand: Chibiusa Disappears" July 20, 2015
40 "The Dark Queen: Birth of Black Lady" July 20, 2015
41 "Saphir Dies: Wiseman's Trap" July 20, 2015
42 "Believing in Love and the Future: Usagi's Decision" July 20, 2015
43 "The Final Battle Between Light and Dark: Pledge of Love to the Future" July 20, 2015
44 "Usagi and the Girls' Resolve: Prelude to a New Battle" July 20, 2015

Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon S (2016-2017)

Main article: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon S (DVD)

Characters

Inner Sailor Guardians

Character Cast
Usagi Tsukino (Sailor Moon) Stephanie Sheh
Ami Mizuno (Sailor Mercury) Kate Higgins
Rei Hino (Sailor Mars) Cristina Vee
Makoto Kino (Sailor Jupiter) Amanda Miller
Minako Aino (Sailor Venus) Cherami Leigh
Chibiusa (Sailor Chibi Moon) Sandy Fox

Outer Sailor Guardians

Character Cast
Setuna Meioh (Sailor Pluto) Veronica Taylor
Haruka Tenou (Sailor Uranus) Erica Mendez
Michiru Kaiou (Sailor Neptune) Lauren Landa
Hotaru Tomoe (Sailor Saturn) Christine Marie Cabanos

Other Characters

Character Cast
Mamoru Chiba (Tuxedo Mask) Robbie Daymond
Luna Michelle Ruff
Artemis Johnny Young Bosch
Naru Osaka Danielle Nicole
Shingo Tsukino Nicolas Roye
Ikuko Tsukino Tara Platt
Kenji Tsukino Keith Silverstein
Gurio Umino Ben Diskin

Dark Kingdom

Character Cast
Queen Beryl Cindy Robinson
Jadeite Todd Haberkorn
Nephrite Liam O'Brien
Zoicite Lucien Dodge
Kunzite Patrick Seitz

Black Moon Clan

Character Cast
Koan Claudia Lenz
Berthier Cindy Robinson
Calaveras Cassandra Lee Morris
Petz Jessica Gee
Rubeus Steve Cannon
Esmeraude Rena S. Mandel
Saphir Greg Felden
Prince Demande Matthew Mercer

Death Busters

Character Cast
Souichi Tomoe Keith Silverstein
Germatoid Keith Silverstein
Kaorinite Tara Platt
Eudial Erin Fitzgerald
Mimete Kira Buckland
Tellu Laura Post
Viluy Cricket Brown
Cyprine Dorothy Elias-Fahn
Ptilol Susan Aceron
Mistress 9 Christine Marie Cabanos
Pharaoh 90 N/A

Production

New English Distribution

May 16, 2014, North American manga and anime distributor Viz Media announced that they acquired the entire Sailor Moon series, as well as the three films and specials for an English-language re-release in North America.[3] The series began streaming on Neon Alley and Hulu in the United States on May 19, 2014 and to released the first unedited and remastered and bilingual Blu-ray and DVD set, containing 13 episodes in Fall 2014.

Similarly sized sets followed in 2015, 2016 and 2017.[3] The same year, Viz Media announced that they would produce an English localization for Sailor Moon Crystal. July 5, 2014, Viz Media held a special panel for "Sailor Moon Day" at the Anime Expo in Los Angeles, California.

There, they revealed the new cast of voice actors for the new localization of the first season of Sailor Moon, which included the likes of Johnny Young Bosch. They also announced plans to distribute a limited edition Blu-Ray box set of the first season November 2014, with special purchase incentives from Rightstuff.com.

Streaming Sites

All four seasons of Sailor Moon that were originally broadcast in the United States under the licence of DiC, Pioneer Entertainment, and Cloverway Inc., were officially released on Hulu and Neon Alley on Monday, May 19, 2014, subtitled with the original Japanese audio.[4]

The first four episodes of the first season's new English dub was released for free on the aforementioned streaming sites. Both Hulu and Neon Alley, broadcast two episodes of the first season every Monday from May 2014 to October 2014.[5][note 1]

The English dub for the second season, Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon R, was later broadcast in fourteen to eight-episode chunks from in April 2015[6], May 2015[7] and later July 2015 on Friday.[8] Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon R are the only two seasons that were streamed every Monday with Viz's English dub from 2014 and 2015 respectively.[9] Hulu.com has since become a paid service website[10], while Viz Media's Neon Alley remains a free streaming site. The Viz Media dubs for Sailor Moon were also made available for for free on Hulu's affiliate side, Yahoo! View.[10]

Home Video Release

The DVD and Blu-Ray release of Pretty Solider Sailor Moon was November 15, 2014[1][2] and February 10, 2015.[11] Special features included a behind the scenes featurette on the recording sessions, art galleries, and a featurette on the Anime Expo convention.[1] Default languages include English and Japanese with English subtitles.

The first part of Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon R was released July 14, 2015.[12] and the second part on October 27, 2015.[13] The first part of Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon S was released on Blu Ray and DVD November 15, 2016[14] and the second part was released later June 20, 2017.[15][1]

Home Video Guide

Media Title Release Date
Sailor Moon Season 1, Part 1 November 15, 2014
Sailor Moon Season 1, Part 2 February 10, 2015
Sailor Moon R, Part 1 July 14, 2015
Sailor Moon R, Part 2 October 27, 2015
Sailor Moon S, Part 1 November 15, 2016
Sailor Moon S, Part 2 June 20, 2017
Sailor Moon SuperS, Part 1 TBA
Sailor Moon SuperS, Part 2 TBA
Sailor Moon Sailor Stars, Part 1 TBA
Sailor Moon Sailor Stars, Part 2 TBA
Sailor Moon R: The Movie April 18, 2017
Sailor Moon S: The Movie TBA
Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie TBA

Videos

Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon

Trailers

Clips

Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon R

Trailers

Clips

Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon S

Trailers

Clips

Sailor Moon: The Movie

Trailers

Gallery

Promotional

Notes

  • Viz Media's distribution of Sailor Moon marks the first time the original anime's first season will be presented uncut with an English-language dub.
  • Rightstuff.com members will receive an exclusive 1.5" goldtone coin featuring Sailor Moon's broach and transformation broach.

See also

Note

  1. Mary Sue: "But lo, the powers of good have triumphed at last, for on Monday, May 19, Sailor Moon will begin streaming on Hulu and Neon Alley. The inaugural day will bring us the first four episodes, with two new episodes appearing every Monday until the saga is complete. Uncut, unspoiled. No missing scenes or kissing cousins. And as if that weren’t enough, the series is coming to DVD and Blu-ray, too. This, my friends, is a new age."

References

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