Sailor Moon Crystal Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray vol. 2 review

Sailor Moon Crystal Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray vol. 2 - Inside

The latest volume of Sailor Moon Crystal was released on Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray on November 12th (Amazon Japan, CD Japan, JList, YesAsia) while the regular edition Blu-Ray (Amazon Japan, CD Japan, YesAsia) and DVD (Amazon Japan, CD Japan, YesAsia) will be released on December 10th. This release, like the first one, only included two episodes. This month we have Act 3, Rei – Sailor Mars, and Act 4, Masquerade Dance Party. To celebrate Sailor Mars’s appearance we have Sailor Mercury on the cover and a Sailor Mercury charm included. Each Deluxe Limited Edition set comes in a fancy box with a special book and a charm to add to the charm bracelet which was included with vol. 1. This charm is of Sailor Mercury’s transformation pen.

Sailor Moon Crystal Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray vol. 2 - Sailor Mercury Charm

The disk itself is similar to the first one. Episodes are included in HD with great image quality. Some of the scenes which originally had some pretty bad animation have been touched up. The Blu-Ray is region A, which will play in a North American Blu-Ray player, however the audio is in Japanese and there are no English subtitles. An audio commentary is included, also in Japanese, so I don’t have any real details on what they talk about!

Sailor Moon Crystal Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray vol. 2 - Box

The box also comes with a special 24 page book. This includes a summary and images for act 3 and 4, interviews with Atsutoshi Umezawa, executive producer for Sailor Moon Crystal, and Hisako Kanemoto, the voice actress for Sailor Mercury, character art for Sailor Mercury and other characters, backgrounds and a special page by Osabu, Fumio Osano, editor of Sailor Moon.

Sailor Moon Crystal Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray vol. 2 - Book - Act 3 - Rei - Sailor Mars

The set is expensive for only including two episodes, but has a lot of cool extras. It may be of interest to collectors but if you’re just looking to watch the show, you may want to stick with the free and totally legal streaming version.

Keep reading for more images from this set including photos of all pages of the included book.

Sailor Moon Crystal Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray vol. 2 - Back

Sailor Moon Crystal Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray vol. 2 - Spine

Sailor Moon Crystal Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray vol. 2 - Disk

Sailor Moon Crystal Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray vol. 2 - Full disk cover

Sailor Moon Crystal Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray vol. 2 - Book - Cover

Sailor Moon Crystal Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray vol. 2 - Book - Inside cover

Sailor Moon Crystal Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray vol. 2 - Book - Interview with Atsutoshi Umezawa - Executive producer for Sailor Moon Crystal

Sailor Moon Crystal Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray vol. 2 - Book - Act 4 - Masquerade Dance Party

Sailor Moon Crystal Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray vol. 2 - Book - Act 4 - Masquerade Dance Party

Sailor Moon Crystal Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray vol. 2 - Book - Interview with Hisako Kanemoto the voice of Sailor Mercury

Sailor Moon Crystal Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray vol. 2 - Book - Sailor Mercury Art

Sailor Moon Crystal Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray vol. 2 - Book - Various art

Sailor Moon Crystal Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray vol. 2 - Book - Indoor shots and backgrounds

Sailor Moon Crystal Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray vol. 2 - Book - Osabu's page

Sailor Moon Crystal Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray vol. 2 - Book - Credits

Sailor Moon Crystal Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray vol. 2 - Book - Back

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2 thoughts on “Sailor Moon Crystal Deluxe Limited Edition Blu-Ray vol. 2 review

  1. I contacted CD Japan about the region code of all the Crystal Limited Edition Blu-Rays. They said it’s not Region A and that region is free so you can play it on any blu-ray player. Here’s the mail:
    “Thank you for contacting CDJapan.
    That Blu-ray disc is actually region free. It seems like a lot of sites do not have the willingness to spend any time to look up the actual region code.
    Instead, they just automatically list the region code of all Blu-ray titles automatically as region A without doing anything to verify that information.
    We did the same thing with DVD, because in case of DVDs, all DVDs published in Japan are definitely region 2. However, publishers in Japan did not really advocate region control to begin with. So, the vast majority of Japanese Blu-rays released by Japanese publishers and record companies are region free, including this specific Blu-ray in question.
    Understanding this, we list the region codes accurately, because we are actually very interested in serving people outside of Japan.”

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