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VIZ Media Announces Pre-Orders for Sailor Moon R Set 1

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VIZ Media has announced the forthcoming home video release of the second season of the Sailor Moon anime series as a Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and as a Standard DVD edition with Sailor Moon R Set 1 on July 14, 2015.

Sailor Moon R Set 1

Sailor Moon ©Naoko Takeuchi/PNP, Toei Animation

The Sailor Moon R Set 1 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and Standard DVD Set are rated “TV-PG” and contain Episodes 47-69 along with special premium packaging and some notable bonus features. Uncut English dubbed as well as original Japanese subtitled dialogue options are available on both formats. The Limited Edition Sailor Moon R Set 1 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack will carry an MSRP of $79.98 U.S. / $93.99 CAN — Buy it here for $71.98; the Standard Edition DVD will carry an MSRP of $44.82 U.S. / $51.99 CAN.

The Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack will contain a deluxe, six-disc collection (three DVDs and three Blu-rays), packaged with a beautiful reflective holofoil slipcover with specialty printing. The Combo Pack also offers bonus content including a 96-page full-color episode guide along with exclusive interviews with the English cast, a special behind-the-scenes peek at the recording sessions to create the fresh English dub, and a video art gallery and official series trailers. Blu-ray episodes are presented in 1080p video preserving the original 4:3 aspect ratio.

The Sailor Moon R Set 1 Standard DVD Set features three discs with beautifully illustrated variant O-card packaging and embossed holofoil printing. Episodes will be presented in 480p standard video format. Uncut English dubbed as well as Japanese subtitled dialogue options are available.

“The greatest magical girl anime series of all time reawakens with the start of the exciting second season of Sailor Moon,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Marketing Manager, Animation. “Fans can continue to expand their personal Sailor Moon home media collections with 22 exciting un-cut episodes available for the first time ever on Blu-ray and loaded with never-before-seen extras. Pre-orders are available now from leading online anime and video retailers!”

In Sailor Moon R, Usagi and her friends return to their normal lives after their epic battle, but the Sailor Guardians are called back into action when powerful new enemies appear. By the power of the Legendary Silver Crystal, Sailor Moon gains strength with a dazzling new attach and transformation. The coming battle won’t be easy, but things get even more complicated when a mysterious pink-haired girl falls form the sky and goes after Mamoru.

The Sailor Moon anime series is inspired by the bestselling manga series created by Naoko Takeuchi. In the series, Usagi Tsukino is a clumsy but kindhearted teenage girl who transforms into the powerful guardian of love and justice, Sailor Moon. Meeting allies along the way who share similar fates, Usagi and her team of planetary Sailor Guardians fight to protect the universe from forces of evil and total annihilation.

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