VIZ Media Unveils New English Dub Cast for the Legendary Sailor Moon
By Staff Reports
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, unveiled the brand new English voice cast for SAILOR MOON to a packed audience of enthusiastic fans at the 2014 Anime Expo in Los Angeles. The company also announced that preorders would be available soon for Blu-ray and DVD for the first home media release of the series that hits retailers on November 11th, making these sets an ideal purchase for the coming Holiday season.
VIZ Media has licensed all 5 seasons of the original SAILOR MOON anime series (rated ‘TV-PG’), spanning 200 episodes, as well as all three feature films and specials. As part of the return of the series, VIZ Media is releasing SAILOR MOON , restored for the modern Blu-ray format, with its original un-cropped 4×3 aspect ratio using the original Japanese character names, story elements and relationships, but with an all-new, uncut English dub approved by the original creator, featuring a English voice cast consisting of fan favorites, seasoned talent and exciting new voices. The new production is produced by Jamie Simone and Rita Majkut, with Suzanne Goldish as Voice Director.
The New SAILOR MOON English Cast Includes:
Usagi Tsukino / Sailor Moon – Stephanie Sheh
Ami Mizuno / Sailor Mercury – Kate Higgins
Rei Hino / Sailor Mars – Christina Vee
Makoto Kino / Sailor Jupiter – Amanda Miller
Minako Aino / Sailor Venus – Cherami Leigh
Mamoru Chiba / Tuxedo Mask – Robbie Daymond
The SAILOR MOON Supporting Cast Includes:
Luna – Michelle Ruff
Artemis – Johnny Yong Bosch
Naru Osaka – Danielle Nicole
Gurio Umino – Ben Diskin
Ikuku Tsukino – Tara Platt
Kenji Tsukino – Keith Silverstein
Shingo Tsukino – Nicolas Roye
Queen Beryl – Cindy Robinson
Jadite – Todd Haberkom
Nephrite – Liam O’Brien
Zoicite – Lucien Dodge
Kunzite – Patrick Seitz
VIZ Media also thrills fans as it presents SAILOR MOON for the first time, uncut and re-mastered, on Blu-ray and DVD. Pre-orders are now available for Season One, Part 1 (Episodes 1-23) of SAILOR MOON in a special Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, as well as a Standard Edition DVD-only release. Watch our social media channels for coming information on how you can be among the first to secure your home media order for SAILOR MOON, which will debut on November 11th. Fans who preorder at RightStuf.com and select anime specialty retailers will receive a limited edition collectible memorial coin for Season One Part 1 (while supplies last), first in a series of 5 that features Usagi’s transformation brooch and iconic phrase! The coin is 1.5” diameter in size, and made from sturdy gold-tone metal.
SAILOR MOON Limited Edition Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack Season One Part One · Available November 11 · Preorders Available Soon!
Special set contains 23 episodes on 3 Blu-ray discs and 3 DVDs that are packaged in a premium shimmery rainbow foil-accented chipboard box. Set also includes a collectable full-color 88-page SAILOR MOON booklet filled with art, character profiles, episode guides and more. Episodes are presented in 1080p High Definition with a 4×3 native aspect ratio, and English and Japanese stereo audio and available English subtitles; a ‘signs and songs’ subtitle track will also be included. An interactive art gallery along with an exclusive all-new behind the scenes footage and special SAILOR MOON convention panel footage and trailers are also included. Packaging art will be unveiled soon.
SAILOR MOON Standard Edition DVD Set Season One Part One ·
Available November 11· Preorders Available Soon!
Set features Season One, Part 1 (Episodes 1-23) on 3 DVDs offered in a full-color, elegant foil-accented O-card cover package. English and Japanese stereo audio is available, along with English subtitles and a ‘signs and songs’ subtitle track. Standard DVD set also includes an announcement convention reel. Packaging art will be unveiled soon.
Also don’t miss brand new remastered episodes of SAILOR MOON, available now on Hulu and NeonAlley.com, VIZ Media’s consolidated online destination for FREE streaming anime content in the U.S.! Two new episodes (subtitled) debut each Monday.
The smash hit SAILOR MOON anime series is inspired by the bestselling manga (graphic novel) series created by Naoko Takeuchi (published in North America by Kodansha). In the series, Usagi Tsukino is 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, defender 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!
Additional information on Neon Alley is available at: www.NeonAlley.com.
For more information on SAILOR MOON, or other award-winning anime titles from VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan’s largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and INUYASHA, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.