VIZ Media invites SAILOR MOON fans across North America to join the company’s anime team as it hosts a special SAILOR MOON R Mini-Moonlight Party to mark the series’ English dub episode debut of the final episodes of SAILOR MOON R Part 1 on its streaming platform, Neon Alley.
The SAILOR MOON R Mini-Moonlight Party takes place this Friday, May 8th, beginning at 6:00pm PST on VIZ Media’s YouTube channel at: http://bit.ly/MnMlPMAY. The interactive live-stream event will complement the Neon Alley/Hulu streams of SAILOR MOON R Episodes 61 and also Episode 67, which has never been released in English in North America.
As the episodes stream via Neon Alley/Hulu, viewers can take part in a live Q&A with VIZ Media SAILOR MOON team that will run in real-time throughout the evening. Fans are also encouraged to send “Sailor Selfies” showing their love of SAILOR MOON via the official VIZ Media Facebook page, and via Twitter using the special hashtag, #MoonlightParty. The team will also be running special SAILOR MOON trivia.
“We invite fans and viewers to join us for a special Mini-Moonlight Party to celebrate the premiere of these new dubbed episodes with a fun evening of SAILOR MOON revelry,” says Charlene Ingram, Senior Marketing Manager, Animation. “Don’t miss the never before seen dubbed episode 67 featuring fun in the sun for our favorite Guardians. Join in the fun this Friday evening!”
Viewers can complement their episode streams with interactive commentary from the VIZ Media staff, who will answer questions and offer little known facts about SAILOR MOON R and the evening’s streamed episodes. Viewers also may submit questions throughout the event via YouTube, in the comments sections of the actual live stream (as available). A trivia contest will award knowledgeable fans a variety of SAILOR MOON prizes including posters, art cards, t-shirts and more! Viewers will be able to submit their answers via Facebook and Twitter.
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!
Home media pre-orders are available now from all major online retailers for the classic SAILOR MOON R anime series which will be released on July 14th as a Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and also as a Standard DVD edition. The new SAILOR MOON R Set 1 Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack and Standard DVD Set are rated “TV-PG” and contain Episodes 47-68 along with special premium packaging and notable bonus features. The new sets notably include the previously unaired Episode 67: “The Beach, the Island and a Vacation: The Guardian’s Break,” which was never broadcast or released during the SAILOR MOON’s original North American run.
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 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!
SAILOR MOON Season 1 also is available from VIZ Media on home video as Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Packs and Standard Edition DVD sets. Fans can also catch the brand new SAILOR MOON reboot – SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL – with brand new episodes (subtitled) available to stream on the first and third Saturdays each month on Hulu and Neon Alley.
For more information on SAILOR MOON, or other award-winning anime titles from VIZ Media, please visit www.VIZ.com.
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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 ONE PIECE, 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.