The fourth complete season set of the original Sailor Moon anime is now out on Blu-ray! Sailor Moon SuperS The Complete Fourth Season was released on January 30th in stores and online. You can buy the set from Amazon to support the site. Previously the season had been split up into two instalments but we now have it all together as one set. These newer releases have generally been of better quality than the older sets. That said as the seasons went on the quality of the original sets improved, so the difference between this release and the earlier one is likely to be less noticeable than other seasons.
If you’ve been following The Discourse these sets also have a pinkish hue which you may never have noticed until people started to make a deal about it. It’s something that’s visible with side by side screenshots but nothing I ever made much notice of while watching the series.
Sailor Moon SuperS mainly focuses on Chibiusa as she befriends Pegasus and the girls face off against the Dead Moon Circus. This is an adaptation of the Dream arc of the Sailor Moon manga. It isn’t the strongest or most popular season but it does have some solid episodes and redeeming qualities such as the humourous monster designs. I’m looking forward to rewatching these episodes.
Did you pick up this set? What do you think of it?
The next season of Sailor Moon will be coming to Blu-ray soon. Viz Media posted to their Twitter account to share that Sailor Moon SuperS Complete Fourth Season will be released on January 30th. This includes our first look at the cover art. The set is on Amazon but it doesn’t have price listed yet. That listing shows us the back cover of the set as well.
The first three season sets included improved video quality compared to the earlier Blu-ray releases which had a half season per set. As time went on the quality of those releases got better. While I expect this set will also include better video quality we don’t know for sure if they will have used better masters or how big the difference in quality, if any, will be. We will know for sure once the set is released early next year.
Sailor Moon SuperS covers the Dream arc of the Sailor Moon manga. It has the Sailor Guardians along with Chibiusa fighting the Dead Moon Circus including the Amazon Trio, Amazoness Quartet, Zirconia and Nehelenia. Do you plan on pick up this set? Have you gotten the earlier releases? You can support the site by ordering them using the Amazon links below.
Today is the day that fans have been anticipating for … well a few months I suppose. Sailor Moon S Complete 3rd Season releases today online and in stores. This set, like the two others which came before it, has updated video quality better than the sets released many years ago. Is it worth upgrading? I can’t tell you what to do but I’ve been happy to pick up these sets and am enjoying rewatching the series for the first time in a bit. We all need something to do while we wait for Sailor Moon Cosmos after all. You can support the site by buying the set using the Amazon link below.
This set, like others released by Viz, includes the new English dub, Japanese audio with English subtitles and many special features. Are you picking this set up? What’s your favourite part of the Sailor Moon S season?
Viz has released the trailer for Sailor Moon S: The Complete Third Season on Blu-ray and DVD. While it isn’t up on any online stores just yet we do have a released date, July 25th. Didn’t Sailor Moon R just come out? I’m still watching my set! You can watch the whopping 18 second trailer below.
Why, you may ask, would I buy Sailor Moon S on Blu-ray again? The series was released in two parts years ago. This set, like Viz’s new release of the first season and Sailor Moon R, will include updated higher quality video. While the S season did not have quite as many quality issues as the first two seasons in its original release it did suffer from some problems and will likely look much better in this release. It’s also a single release with the entire season instead of two individual half season sets. Do you plan on picking this release up?
There isn’t much in the trailer but we do have our first look at the cover art!
Great news for people who live in the United States of America and pretty much no one else. There are a couple of ways to watch Sailor Moon for free online! A couple of weeks ago Viz uploaded all episodes of the original Sailor Moon anime and Sailor Moon Crystal to their YouTube channel. You can watch them through this handy playlist. As I’m Canadian I only see an empty playlist but it seems Americans should see actual episodes there. Enjoy!
Yesterday Pluto TV added a Sailor Moon channel to its lineup. What exactly that looks like I couldn’t really say because as a Canadian I don’t have access but Americans should be able to see something.
But don’t worry fellow Canadians! Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal have been free on Tubi for years. The original Sailor Moon anime is also available on the streaming service Crave for those who have a subscription to that.
Of course you can always just buy the Blu-ray sets and watch those if you’re into physical media.
Today is the day! The second full season Sailor Moon Blu-ray set with remastered video has been released. Why, you may ask, would I buy this set? Well maybe you didn’t buy Sailor Moon R Part 1 and 2 when they were released many years ago or if you did perhaps you’re quite picky about the quality of your anime and want to experience Sailor Moon R in the best quality possible! This set, like the first season set released last year, is made from new masters which are of considerably better quality than the first release. To be clear this is still an upscaled release meaning they used a standard definition source and used software to convert it to high definition, rather than going back to the film source, but the quality of the source material and the process used to upscale it have yielded a better result than what was release in 2015. Beyond that the price is better! MSRP is $49.99 US and the set is on sale on Amazon for only $39.99 right now. If you’re looking to order it you can support the site but using the Amazon link below.
I got my set today and am looking forward to watch it. Did you pick it up?
A full eight months after the first season of the original Sailor Moon anime was released on Blu-ray we are finally getting Sailor Moon R released as well! This single release containing the entire second season of Sailor Moon is coming February 28th 2023 with an MSRP of $49.99. Like with the season 1 release this is likely a new and improved version of the Blu-ray with better video quality than what was released in 2015. This release will have the original Japanese audio, Viz’s new English dub and optional subtitles. I was very happy with the first season release and look forward to getting this!
Does the box art look familiar? It should! This art was originally used for a Laserdisc cover for the first season release of the original Sailor Moon anime. This image of Sailor Moon appeared on volume 4. This was reused for the first VHS and DVD cover of the dub only release by ADV, the first DVD cover of the original Japanese DVD release and the inside cover of the first Japanese Blu-ray. It’s also similar to a pose that Sailor Moon makes in the intro to the Sailor Moon R Movie. Seeing it used as a Sailor Moon R cover is a bit odd but it does seem that they updated Sailor Moon’s broach to the season appropriate Crystal Star.
By looking at the back of the box we don’t get much of an indication of anything new. As with the first season it seems likely we will get the same features as were included in the 2015 DVD and Blu-ray release. Since the first season set had a new interview included it is possible that some new content is in this set, but we don’t see it listed at this time.
Will you be picking up this set? Is it worth double dipping for you? I bought the first season again and am very happy with the set!
Great news for Sailor Moon fans with an appreciation of antiquated media! It’s not just about VHS and laserdiscs anymore! A new album will be released exclusively on vinyl. This two record set is called the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon The 30th Anniversary Memorial Album.
Where’s the CD version? There is none. Unlike with the earlier Memorial Albums this only includes songs which were previously available in other soundtracks so there is no need for a CD release as fans can get these tracks on CD elsewhere or in some cases listen to them through a streaming service. This is a two disc or rather a two record set with each record having a side A and B. The records themselves are pink! The set is not that expensive with an MSRP of 5800 yen which is about $40 US. It is available to pre-order from a number of Japanese retailers.
The box art features a number of images. The blue images show art in the style of the original Sailor Moon anime while the pink ones are Sailor Moon Crystal. This reflects the fact that the first record contains songs from the original anime and the second contains songs from Sailor Moon Crystal.
While the last two Anniversary Memorial Albums contained a lot of covers of popular Sailor Moon songs by other bands and singers this version is basically a collection of theme songs by the original artists. It’s basically all of the opening and ending themes from the original Sailor Moon anime and Sailor Moon Crystal as well as the themes from the films.
A track list with an explanation of what the songs are from is included below.
1. Moonlight Densetsu (Moonlight Legend) – DALI – The original Sailor Moon theme song
2. Heart Moving – Misae Takamatsu – The first ending theme for the first season of the Sailor Moon anime
3. Princess Moon – Ushio Hashimoto – The second ending theme for the first season of the Sailor Moon anime
4. Maiden’s Policy (Otome no Policy) – Yoko Ishida – The ending theme for Sailor Moon R
5. Tuxedo Mirage – Kotono Mitsuishi, Michie Tomizawa, Aya Hisakawa, Emi Shinohara, Rika Fukami – The ending theme for Sailor Moon S
6. Watashi-tachi ni Naritakute (Wanting to Be Together with You) – Miwako Fujitani – The first ending theme for Sailor Moon SuperS
7. “Rashiku” Ikimasho (I’ll Go As Myself) by Meu – The second ending theme for Sailor Moon SuperS
1. Sailor Stars Song by Kae Hanazawa – The opening theme for Sailor Stars
2. Kaze mo Sora mo Kitto… (“The Wind, the Sky, Surely…”) by Arisa Mizuki – The ending theme for Sailor Stars
3. Moon Revenge by Kotono Mitsuishi, Michie Tomizawa, Aya Hisakawa, Emi Shinohara, Rika Fukami – From Sailor Moon R The Movie
4. Moonlight Destiny by Hiroko Asakawa – From Sailor Moon S The Movie
5. Morning Moon de Aimashou (Let’s Meet at the Morning Moon) by Pretty Cast – From Sailor Moon SuperS The Movie
1. Moon Pride by Momoiro Clover Z – The first opening theme for Sailor Moon Crystal
2. New Moon ni Koishite (In Love With the New Moon) by Etsuko Yakushimaru – The first version of the opening theme for Sailor Moon Crystal Season III
3. New Moon ni Koishite (In Love With the New Moon) by Mitsuko Horie – The first version of the opening theme for Sailor Moon Crystal Season III
4. New Moon ni Koishite (In Love With the New Moon) by Momoiro Clover Z – The first version of the opening theme for Sailor Moon Crystal Season III
5. Gekkou (Moonbow) by Momoiro Clover Z – The first ending theme for Sailor Moon Crystal
6. Eternal eternity by Junko Minagawa and Sayaka Ohara – The first ending theme for Sailor Moon Crystal Season III
1. Otome no Susume (Maiden’s Advice) by Misato Fukuen – The second ending theme for Sailor Moon Crystal Season III
2. Eien Dake ga Futari o Kakeru (Only Eternity Brings the Two Together) by Kenji Nojima – The third ending theme for Sailor Moon Crystal Season III
3. Tsukiiro Chainon (Moon Color Chainon) by Momoiro Clover Z, Kotono Mitsuishi, Hisako Kanemoto, Rina Satoh, Ami Koshimizu and Shizuka Itoh – The opening theme for the Sailor Moon Eternal films
4. Watashi-tachi ni Naritakute (Wanting to Be Together with You) by Yoko Ishida – The ending theme for Sailor Moon Eternal Part 1
5. “Rashiku” Ikimasho (I’ll Go As Myself) by Anza – The ending theme for Sailor Moon Eternal Part 2
6. Moon Effect by Kotono Mitsuishi, Misato Fukuen, Hisako Kanemoto, Rina Sato, Ami Koshimizu, Shizuka Itoh, Junko Minagawa, Sayaka Ohara, Ai Maeda and Yukiyo Fujii – A song from Sailor Moon Eternal Part 2
Will you be picking up this set? Do you have something to play it on or are you just looking to keep it as a collectible?