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VIZ Media Presents a Special Red Carpet Event for the Theatrical Premiere of Sailor Moon R: The Movie

Toei Animation Inc. and VIZ Media present an exclusive opportunity for Sailor Moon fans. Through their partnership, they have organized a very special one night presentation at Downtown LA’s legendary Theatre at Ace Hotel in celebration of the U.S. theatrical premiere of Sailor Moon R: The Movie.

The Theatre at Ace Hotel in the former home of the Historic United Artists Theatre, will host the film’s theatrical premiere in a gala event on Friday, January 13, 2017.

The Theatre at Ace Hotel
929 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
https://theatre.acehotel.com/

General admission tickets to attend the red carpet premiere are $29.99 each and go on sale on December 8, 2016 at 10:00am and are available on the Ace Hotel website. The VIP Red Carpet event starts at 6:00pm, doors open at 7:00pm to general ticket holders and the film will screen at 8:00pm. The event also features an exclusive interview with the English Cast and the North American theatrical debut of the original Sailor Moon short, Make Up! Sailor Guardians.

Attendees will receive an exclusive free gift of a Sailor Moon Character Board and have the opportunity to purchase Sailor Moon merchandise at the show, including official apparel and animation products. A variety of Sailor Moon-themed cocktails will be served at the beautiful Spanish Gothic-styled Theatre at Ace Hotel Bar. The audience will also be treated to a live Q&A with members of the English language cast as well as the staff behind the feature film.

Sailor Moon fans will not want to miss this incredible opportunity to be among the first to catch the theatrical premiere of this monumental film next month,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Marketing Manager, Animation. “From collectible Sailor Moon premiums and a special live interview session with the voice cast, to creative themed drinks that many fans will recognize from previous Moonlight Party events in the Theatre at Ace Hotel Bar, this will be a fun and truly memorable way to celebrate the continuing legacy and popularity of Sailor Moon. We encourage all who get a ticket to come dressed to impress and enjoy an evening among moonlight royalty!”

VIZ Media and film distributor, ELEVEN ARTS, will present the U.S. premiere of Sailor Moon R: The Movie in a series of special limited engagements in late January 2017 at more than 300 theaters across the U.S. A comprehensive list of participating theater locations and advance ticket information will be available soon at www.elevenarts.net/sailormoon.

In Sailor Moon R: The Movie, 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, stop the impending destruction and save Mamoru.

The Sailor Moon anime series depicts the adventures of Usagi Tsukino, a cheerful 14-year-old schoolgirl who often finds herself in unwanted trouble. One day, she saves a talking cat named Luna from some mean kids, and her life is changed forever. Luna gives Usagi a magic brooch that transforms her into Sailor Moon, guardian of love and justice.

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.

VIZ Media Announces Exclusive Sailor Moon R: The Movie U.S. Theatrical Premiere

Toei Animation Inc. and VIZ Media, teams with Los Angeles-based film distribution company, ELEVEN ARTS, to present the U.S. premiere of Sailor Moon R: The Movie in a series of special limited engagements in late January 2017 at more than 300 theaters across the U.S. The exclusive event also features the North American theatrical debut of the original Sailor Moon short, Make Up! Sailor Guardians.

Screenings will be offered English dubbed, with select screenings in Japanese with English subtitles (please check theaters for info). A special Sailor Moon bonus gift will be given to ticket holders at the screenings while supplies last. A comprehensive list of participating theater locations and advance ticket purchase will be listed soon at www.elevenarts.net and https://www.viz.com/blog/posts/sailor-moon-r-the-movie-coming-to-theaters.

Presented uncut and for the first time in North American theaters, Sailor Moon R: The Movie features the renowned English language cast already familiar to fans from the VIZ Media-distributed Sailor Moon anime series. Voice actress Stephanie Sheh reprises her leading role of Usagi Tsukino / Sailor Moon along with actor Robbie Daymond as Mamoru Chiba / Tuxedo Mask. Newcomer Ben Diskin will voice the role of the film’s villain, 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, stop the impending destruction and save Mamoru.

In the Make Up! Sailor Guardians short, Usagi and Chibi-Usa are at a cafe when they overhear two girls debating which one of the Sailor Guardians is the best. Will Usagi’s alter-ego, Sailor Moon, end up being their favorite? Fans will not want to miss the answer.

Sailor Moon holds a special place in the hearts of multiple generations of anime fans and these exciting premieres present the film in a vivid way befitting its celebrated status among viewers,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Marketing Manager, Animation. “Fans will love the new, uncut English dub and we’ve worked closely with our partners at Toei Animation and ELEVEN ARTS to bring Sailor Moon R: The Movie to many major cities and metropolitan area across the U.S. We look forward to audiences enjoying all the action and drama as the Sailor Guardians face their new foe on the big screen!”

“We are beyond thrilled to present Sailor Moon in theaters for the first time in North America. Watching anime on the big screen is an electrifying experience that no other setting can match. We invite theatergoers to root for their favorite Sailor Guardian alongside us at the premiere of this fantastic anime adventure,” says Ko Mori, President/CEO, ELEVEN ARTS.

Sailor Moon has always had a special place in the hearts of fans who grew up with the series. Now, with a new generation of viewers, the unending love for these characters is very gratifying,” said Masayuki Endo, President of Toei Animation Inc. “We are excited to welcome everyone to attend these special screenings and experience Sailor Moon R: The Movie in the way it was meant to be experienced.”

The Sailor Moon anime series depicts the adventures of Usagi Tsukino, a cheerful 14-year-old schoolgirl who often finds herself in unwanted trouble. One day, she saves a talking cat named Luna from some mean kids, and her life is changed forever. Luna gives Usagi a magic brooch that transforms her into Sailor Moon, guardian of love and justice.

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.

VIZ Media Announces the Home Media Release of Sailor Moon S Set 1

VIZ Media announces the next home media installment of Sailor Moon with the release of Sailor Moon S Set 1 on November 15, 2016.

Season 3 of the legendary magical girl anime series will be offered in a Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and also as a Standard DVD edition. Pre-orders are available now from authorized VIZ Media retailers and also from a variety of leading online outlets.

The Sailor Moon S Set 1 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and Standard DVD Set are rated “TV-PG,” and contain Episodes 90-108 along with special premium packaging and a variety of notable bonus features. Uncut English dubbed as well as original Japanese subtitled dialogue options are available on both formats. The Limited Edition Sailor Moon S Set 1 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack will carry an MSRP of $79.99 U.S. / $99.99 CAN; the Standard Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack will carry an MSRP of $69.99 U.S. / $81.99 CAN; a Standard Edition DVD-only set also will be available with an MSRP of $39.99 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 and extra space to house the concluding edition of the third season of the series. The combo pack also includes exclusive bonus content such as special cast interviews, clean opening and ending segments, digital art galleries, and official series trailers. The Limited Edition Pack also comes with a 96-page full-color episode guide. Blu-ray episodes are presented in 1080p video preserving the original 4:3 aspect ratio.

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

As Season 3 of Sailor Moon begins, Usagi’s friend Rei has been plagued by disturbing visions of the Apocalypse just as a new enemy appears in the city. The maniacal Professor Tomoe, leader of the Death Busters, has been targeting innocent citizens in a search for three special pure heart crystals. Usagi is prepared to confront this dangerous new foe, but two powerful new Sailor Guardians are already seeking the crystals and have no interest in working with Sailor Moon and the other Guardians. Where did they come from, and what is their plan for the talismans?

The Sailor Moon anime series depicts the adventures of Usagi Tsukino, a cheerful 14-year-old schoolgirl who often finds herself in unwanted trouble. One day, she saves a talking cat named Luna from some mean kids, and her life is changed forever. Luna gives Usagi a magic brooch that transforms her into Sailor Moon, guardian of love and justice. Now Usagi must work with Luna to find the other Sailor Guardians and the Moon Princess, whose Legendary Silver Crystal is Earth’s only hope against the dark forces of the evil Queen Beryl.

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.

VIZ Media Announces Home Media Release of Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1

VIZ Media has announced the home media release of Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1 on August 16, 2016.

Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1 will be available as a special Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack as well as a multi-disc Standard Edition DVD Set. Pre-orders are available from a variety of leading outlets and online retailers beginning on May 6, 2016. Fans that pre-order from Rightstuf.com will receive a special acrylic sun-catcher featuring the Sailor Guardian team while supplies last.

Anime fans can dive into all the action of the first 14 episodes of the acclaimed reboot of the classic anime series based on Naoko Takeuchi’s original Sailor Moon manga series along with a host of extra bonus features. Uncut English dubbed as well as Japanese subtitled dialogue options are offered on both formats. The Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1 Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack will carry an MSRP of $79.99 U.S. / $99.99 CAN; the Standard Edition DVD will carry an MSRP of $39.99 U.S. / $51.99 CAN.

The Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack contains a deluxe, four-disc collection (two DVDs & two Blu-rays), packaged with an exclusive chipboard box with specialty printing. The Combo Pack also contains seven full-color collectible art cards and a premium full-color art booklet featuring episode summaries and more. Bonus content includes series trailers, a digital art gallery and a special “Introduction to Sailor Moon Crystal” featurette with the English voice actors. Blu-ray episodes are presented in 1080p HD video format from the Japanese home video masters.

The Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1 Standard DVD Set features four discs with beautifully illustrated variant O-card packaging and specialty foil printing. Episodes will be presented in 480p standard video format.

Naoko Takeuchi’s landmark series, Sailor Moon, returns for a new generation. Sailor Moon Crystal tells the story of Usagi Tsukino, an awkward teenage girl whose life is turned upside-down when she becomes Sailor Moon, guardian of justice and the Legendary Silver Crystal. With Tokyo under constant threat from the dark forces of Queen Metalia, Usagi’s arrival couldn’t have come at a better time. And luckily, she won’t have to do it alone. Other Sailor Guardians are awakening to join in the fight and help Usagi answer the biggest question of all: What power does the Legendary Silver Crystal hold?

VIZ Media to Simulcast the Third Season of Sailor Moon Crystal

VIZ Media delivers a special treat to U.S. anime fans as it announces the digital premiere of the latest season of Sailor Moon Crystal on April 4, 2016 on both VIZ Media’s streaming platform and Hulu.

The first subtitled episode of the brand new season will launch on VIZ Media’s anime streaming platform and will stream on Hulu in a special digital simulcast that will take place on the same day as its broadcast premiere in Japan. VIZ Media and Hulu will premiere future new simulcast streamed episodes of Sailor Moon Crystal Season 3 on a weekly basis on Mondays.

Based on the legendary manga by Naoko Takuechi, Sailor Moon Crystal (rated “TV-PG”), retells the story of Sailor Moon and her fellow Sailor Guardians as they protect planet Earth from the dark forces of evil. Following their victory over the Death Phantom, Sailor Moon and her friends return to their regular lives. But peace is short-lived as a new enemy emerges from the shadows, as well as the appearance of two mysterious Sailor Guardians.

Earlier episodes of Sailor Moon Crystal are available on VIZ Media’s streaming platform at www.viz.com/anime/streaming/sailormooncrystal and on Hulu.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Is Highest Ranking Manga on Diamond’s Graphic Novels List for 2015

Diamond Comic Distributors has announced its list of the 1,000 bestselling comics and graphic novels for 2015. VIZ Media’s The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past by Shotaro Ishinomori ranked at #105 on the list of top graphic novels, making it the highest placed manga on the list.

The following manga also appeared on Diamond’s list:

  • #145: Attack on Titan 1 by Hajime Isayama
  • #149: Tokyo Ghoul 1 by Sui Ishida
  • #320: Tokyo Ghoul 2 by Sui Ishida
  • #330: Attack on Titan 15 by Hajime Isayama
  • #373: Attack on Titan 2 by Hajime Isayama
  • #374: One-Punch Man 1 by Yuusuke Murata and ONE
  • #386: Tokyo Ghoul 3 by Sui Ishida
  • #418 (tie): Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s 7 by Masahiro Hikokubo and Masashi Sato
  • #435: Big Hero 6 1 by Haruki Ueno
  • #436: Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga 2 by Jiro Kuwata
  • #449 (tie): Death Note Black Edition 1 by Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba
  • #449 (tie): Naruto 69 by Masashi Kishimoto
  • #451 (tie): Attack on Titan 16 by Hajime Isayama
  • #462 (tie): Naruto 70 by Masashi Kishimoto
  • #500: Naruto 72 by Masashi Kishimoto
  • #528: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 1 by Akira Himekawa
  • #538: Sailor Moon 1 (Kodansha Edition) by Naoko Takeuchi
  • #572 (tie): One-Punch Man 2 by Yuusuke Murata and ONE
  • #610: Attack on Titan 17 by Hajime Isayama
  • #617: Naruto 71 by Masashi Kishimoto
  • #682: Tokyo Ghoul 4 by Sui Ishida
  • #683 (tie): Attack on Titan 3 by Hajime Isayama
  • #685 (tie): Sword Art Online: Progressive 1 by Reki Kawahara and Kiseki Himura
  • #729 (tie): Kill la Kill 1 by Kazuki Nakashima and Ryou Akizuki
  • #773 (tie): The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask by Akira Himekawa
  • #825: Black Butler 1 by Yana Toboso
  • #828 (tie): Attack on Titan: Before the Fall 4 by Ryo Suzukaze and THORES Shibamoto
  • #921: Attack on Titan: No Regrets 1 by Hajime Isayama, Hikaru Suruga, and Gun Snark
  • #942: New Lone Wolf and Cub 4 by Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima, and Hideki Mori
  • #964 (tie): Assassination Classroom 2 by Yusei Matsui
  • #979 (tie): The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 2 by Akira Himekawa
  • #993 (tie): Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s 8 by Masahiro Hikokubo and Masashi Sato
  • #995 (tie): New Lone Wolf and Cub 5 by Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima, and Hideki Mori

Diamond also reported that VIZ Media ranked as the 10th highest-selling comic book and graphic novel publisher in 2015, with a 0.93% retail dollar share and 0.35% unit share for the year. The publisher shipped 270 graphic novel titles in 2015.

Diamond’s rankings include sales made to comic book specialty shops worldwide, and may also include sales made to online merchants and other specialty stores.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Outlines Sailor Moon R Season 2 Set 2 Disc Replacement

VIZ Media has outlined the program to replace a disc with an audio syncing issue in its Sailor Moon R Season 2 Set 2 with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE). WBHE will send a free replacement Disc 2 to people who call the telephone number 800-553-6937 and provide their name, address and telephone number.

VIZ shipped the set in a Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo edition and a standalone DVD edition on October 27, 2015. The audio syncing issue appears in episode 80 of the anime series.

The faulty Blu-ray (Part # 2000109001) will be replaced with a disc with Part # 2000117933. The faulty DVD (Part # 2000108875) will be replaced with a disc with Part # 2000117931.

Source: ANN