The English version of Sailor Moon Crystal Act 5, Makoto – Sailor Jupiter, is now available on Hulu

Sailor Moon Crystal Act 5 - Makoto Kino

The latest episode of Sailor Moon Crystal is now available in English on Hulu and Neon Alley. This week we get Act 5, Makoto – Sailor Jupiter. Makoto Kino, Sailor Jupiter, is voiced by Amanda Celine Miller who also provided her voice for Viz’s new dub of the original Sailor Moon anime. You can follow her on Twitter at @amanda_celine.

Sailor Moon Crystal Act 5 - Yumiko and Usagi in wedding dresses

Fans of the original anime who are new to Sailor Moon Crystal will find resemblences to two episodes of that series. The first is episode 25, Jupiter – the Powerful Girl in Love, which introduces us to Sailor Jupiter but generally doesn’t have much in common, instead introducing us to the concept of the Rainbow Crystals and “Game Machine Joe”. The other is episode 16, A Girl’s Dream: Usagi Becomes a Bride, which is all about wedding dresses. These are similarities to the original manga, to which Sailor Moon Crystal is very faithful, which the original anime was itself based on. We can see just how fast the story is progressing with Makoto being introduced so early, but keep in mind this season will only have 13 episodes in total.

Sailor Moon episode 16 - Usagi getting nasty with Rei

Next week is Act 6, Tuxedo Mask, in which we will see Mamoru with his shirt off.

Sailor Moon Crystal Act 5 - Makoto - Sailor Jupiter

Watch the English dubbed version of Sailor Moon Crystal Act 5, Makoto – Sailor Jupiter, this Friday December 11th at 9pm Eastern Time

Sailor Moon Crystal Act 5 - Makoto and her sempai

The latest episode of Sailor Moon Crystal will be released in English this Friday at 9pm Eastern Time, 6pm Pacific Time, on Hulu and Neon Alley. This week we get Act 5, Makoto – Sailor Jupiter, which introduces us to yet another Sailor Guardian. Makoto Kino is a new student at school and her and Usagi become instant friends. The episode focuses on a Bridal Boutique which is at the center of the Dark Kingdom’s plot. Fans will see an obvious similarity to Sailor Jupiter’s first appearance in the original anime in episode 25, Jupiter – the Powerful Girl in Love, but also to episode 16, A Girl’s Dream: Usagi Becomes a Bride, which centers around a wedding dress contest. This is a bit backwards of course. This episode of Sailor Moon Crystal is based on the equivalent chapter of the manga, as all episodes are. The original anime is more loosely based on the manga which accounts for these similarities.

Sailor Moon Crystal Act 5 - Flower Hurricane

The English voice of Makoto Kino is provided by Amanda C. Miller who also voiced her in the new English dub of the original Sailor Moon anime. You can follow her on Twitter at @amanda_celine. Let us know what you think of her voice!

Sailor Moon Crystal Act 5 - Makoto - Sailor Jupiter

Edit: The title originally said Act 4, though the content reference Act 5, which is the actual episode we are getting this week. This was a copy/paste error. It has been corrected.

12 new episodes of the Viz’s new Sailor Moon dub will be released during Moonlight Party 2 Friday November 21st at 7pm Pacific Time

Viz's Sailor Moon - Moonlight Party 2 logo

This coming Friday will be Moonlight Party 2, featuring new Viz dubbed episodes starring Sailor Jupiter and Venus. Once that starts, Friday at 7pm Pacific Time or 10pm Eastern Time, you will be able to view it by following this link. This will include a behind the scenes celebration with Viz as episodes 24 through 36 of the new dubbed episodes are available through Hulu and Neon Alley. Like with the first Moonlight Party in September there will be interaction with fans, contests and a chance to meet some of the voice actors.

Sailor Moon episode 24 - Naru crying

This event will also include watching episodes 24, 25, 33, 34 and 35. The episodes themselves will not be streamed on the YouTube link. Viewers will need to view these directly on the Hulu or Neon Alley sites, which are not available in Canada and other areas. Episode 24, Naru’s Tears: Nephrite Dies for Love, is as the title suggests the tragic death of Nephrite. Episode 25, Jupiter, the Powerful Girl in Love, is the introduction of Sailor Jupiter. We then skip over the other six Rainbow Crystals to episodes 33 through 35 which cover a short story arc which includes the introduction of Sailor Venus in Enter Venus, the Last Sailor Guardian, the revelation of the Moon Princess in The Shining Silver Crystal: The Moon Princess Appears and the aftermath of that in Returning Memories: Usagi and Mamoru’s Past.

Building up to this event Viz has released a couple of new clips from the upcoming second half of season 1 featuring the voices of Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Venus who did not appears in previously released episodes.

Sailor Moon episode 25 - Makoto Kino

Here are a couple of clips of Sailor Jupiter from her first episode, Jupiter, the Powerful Girl in Love. In the first clip Makoto and Usagi talk over lunch for the first time and in the second we see her learning that she is Sailor Jupiter and her first transformation. Sailor Jupiter is voiced by Amanda Celine Miller.

Shortly before this clip was released Amanda Celine Miller joked on twitter that the inspiration for her Sailor Jupiter voice came from Harvey Firestein.

Sailor Moon episode 36 - Minako does Usagi's hair

Two clips of Minako were also released. The first features Minako trying to cheer up Usagi while doing her hair in episode 36, Usagi’s Confusion: Is Tuxedo Mask Evil?. The second clip shows the Princess Seminar from episode 37, Let’s Become a Princess: Usagi’s Bizarre Training, which is really not a Sailor Venus centric clip but in it she does her Crescent Beam attack. Sailor Venus is voiced by Cherami Leigh.

In that second clip we hear a grunt by the new voice of Artemis, Johnny Yong Bosch, whose voice will be heard for the first time during the new episode we’ll see tomorrow.

Sailor Moon episode 37 - Artemis is Luna's contact

This event is publicity for the DVD and Blu-Ray set of season 1 part 2 which will be released in February 2015. Season 1 part 1 was released last week. The dubbed season 1 part 1 is also available on Amazon Instant along with the first season and a half of subbed episodes.

Read the whole press release about the event below:

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Sailor Moon episodes 25 and 26 are now available on Hulu

Sailor Moon episode 25 - Makoto Kino

The latest two episodes of Sailor Moon, 24 and 25, were added to Hulu and Neon Alley this morning. Viz will be adding two new episodes of Sailor Moon every Monday. These are subbed only episodes. Dubbed episodes will be added at a later date.

Sailor Moon episode 25 - Sailor Jupiter

Episode 25, Jupiter, the Powerful Girl in Love, starts us out on a lot of new things. In this episodes Zoisite takes over as the new bad guy searching for the Rainbow Crystals. This marks the introduction of Makoto Kino, Sailor Jupiter. Makoto defends Usagi and she is getting bothered by some thugs on the street and they become instant friends. Meanwhile Makoto has met Crane Game Joe, who uses his telekenetic power to cheat at crane games. As with many other Rainbow Crystal carriers, Joe posesses a unique power. These people can be tracked down thanks to the Moon Stick which Usagi recieves in this episode.

Sailor Moon episode 26 - Usagi strangling Umino

Episode 26, Restore Naru’s Smile: Usagi’s Friendship, gives us a look at how Naru is doing after her heartbreak from episode 24 when Nephrite died. She is still troubled by what she went through, but Usagi and Umino are there to help get her back in good spirits. This marks the begining of Naru and Umino’s relationship which is off to a great start as Umino puts himself in danger to defend Naru from a monster. Naru’s affections for Umino are shown as she uses the bandage that was all she has left of Nephrite to patch him up. It’s a good thing Naru has Umino to keep her company as Usagi’s growing circle of super powered friends is putting her on the back burner.

Sailor Moon episode 26 - Umino saving Naru

Buy the first half of season 1 on DVD and Blu-Ray this November.