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VIZ Media Announces Home Media Release of ‘Sailor Moon R: The Movie’

First feature film of cult-classic anime series comes to Blu-Ray and DVD.

VIZ Media announced that it will release Sailor Moon R: The Movie as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack as well as a Standard Edition DVD Set on April 18. The film, which premiered theatrically in North America earlier this year, was the first feature for the franchise, which has a cult following worldwide.

The DVD filled with never-before-seen extras. Uncut English dubbed as well as Japanese subtitled dialogue options are available on both formats. Sailor Moon R: The Movie features an English dub cast that includes Stephanie Sheh (Usagi/Sailor Moon), Robbie Daymond (Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask) and Ben Diskin (Fiore).

In the film, long before Mamoru found his destiny with Usagi, he gave a single rose in thanks to a lonely boy who helped him recover from the crash that claimed his parents. This long-forgotten friend, Fiore, has been searching the galaxy for a flower worthy of that sweet gesture long ago. The mysterious flower he finds is beautiful, but has a dark side - it has the power to take over planets. To make matters worse, the strange plant is tied to an ominous new asteroid near Earth. Faced with an enemy blooming out of control, it’s up to Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians to band together to stop the impending destruction.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack has an MSRP of $29.98 ($34.99 CDN). The Standard Edition DVD Set will cost $19.98 ($24.99 CDN). Both include the Sailor Moon anime short, Make Up! Sailor Guardians! The Blu-ray also includes voice cast interviews and Los Angeles premiere event Q&As.

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.

Source: VIZ Media