Sailor Moon: Season 1 - Set 1 [Limited Edition] [6 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD]

  • SKU: 9643207
  • Release Date: 11/11/2014
$42.99

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (45 out of 47)

    Special Features


    • Announcement panel & fan reactions
    • Dub recording behind the scenes
    • Art gallery
    • Official announcement trailer
    • Clean opening & ending


    Customer rating

    4.6
    96%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great show, terrible Blu-ray transfer.

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      TTC817
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      Sailor Moon is one of the best anime series of all times. The series mixture of action, romance, drama, and humor has helped it to stand the test of time. Sadly, its North American video release history has been very spotty. We've have to endure edited DVDs, DVDs missing episodes, and poor video transfers. Finally, Viz Media, who worked wonders with their Ranma 1/2 DVDs in recent years, got the rights to the series and has stated they will be releasing the COMPLETE series, including the fifth series, Sailor Stars, not previously released in America. This set constitutes the first half of the first season - 23 episodes total. It comes in a collectors box that will house the second half of the season when it is released on Blu-ray later on; the booklet included is very attractive and includes summaries for the later episodes as well, which will be in the second set. The problem here is the video transfer. Rather than a faithful master, the video here has been slathered with digital noise reduction and artificial sharpening. It looks murky and unnatural throughout. For an example of anime done right on Blu-ray, look at the cancelled Dragon Ball Z Level sets, or Viz's own Ranma Blu-rays. As is, I cannot recommend the series on picture quality alone; this transfer is NOT Blu-ray worthy. In addition to the Japanese audio, you also get a new English dub track. Reception to this track has been mixed, but overall, even if a few of the voice actors sound a little too similar, my opinion of this is positive. We will finally have consistency in this regard throughout the whole series, which is a major plus. Thank God Naru no longer talks in a fake New York accent, and Luna no longer sounds like a British nanny. If you are a fan of Sailor Moon this set is a no brainer. But do not buy it expecting gorgeous picture perfect video. You may as well save money and get the DVD version.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Finally back in circulation and on Blu-Ray!

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      ClevelandRocker
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      This review pertains to the Blu-Ray release. After years of waiting Sailor Moon finally gets a remastered Blu-Ray release in North America. Contained within the very pink box which will, eventually, hold all 45 episodes of Season 1 on a Blu-Ray/DVD combo are the first 26 episodes of season 1. Our story focuses on 14 year old Usagi Tsukino who after rescuing a cat named Luna with a crescent moon “bald spot” is gifted a transformation and is told her destiny. That destiny is fight the evil threatening the Earth and to find the Moon Princess and the other Sailor Guardians. Usagi is hardly thrilled as she is scared, emotional, and would much rather snack, sleep, and just enjoy being a normal girl. But enough series synopsis onto the review of the remastered video and completely new English dub. I admit not knowing the technical aspects of the video remastering but it cleans up well in HD on my PS3 and the colors are vibrant and details in the background are clear. Previous releases the color was very washed out and background details were not very visible. The new English dub from what I have heard so far seems spot on and since this translation is uncensored and truer to the original it is almost like watching a completely different series. Remastered Japanese audio is also included. Bear in mind this is NOT the original censored dub from the 90s so you will be disappointed if that is what you are looking for. Overall I would say if you were a fan of the original be it the Japanese or English I would say it is worth picking up for the loving treatment it has gotten.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Return of an Anime Classic!

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      NGSC
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      Its been a long while, and after so long, Sailor Moon makes a return to Anime form, all in its Uncut and Original version, not only that, but a very good re-dub with the new voice cast (and yes, it also includes the original JP voice track too.) For what its worth, the LE set, which most should know (which you can find an unboxing over Viz Media's YT), includes both the BD/DVD's in 3 separate discs each (6 total), an LE booklet with a gallery and episode synopsis and other stuff (including some extras in/on the discs), and a space to put in Set 2 of the LE when that's released in Feb of 2015. Getting to other matters at hand, yes, I've heard lately that there's issues concerning this release within its Video problems, but I don't mind it and I enjoy it for what it is. (Though if you want to hear about the issues, head over to Anime News Network's ANNCast and listen to the article "Over the Moon") Anyways, if you're a SM fan and enjoy the series as much as it is, there's also the Manga (and its side stories too), and don't forget that SM Classic and SM Crystal is still currently streaming with new episodes added every now and then as well. And with that, I give it my 5 stars here! X3 (Yes, I know there would and will be opinions from some people regarding this, but at least I'm being honest!)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Classic Childhood Anime Returns

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      MixMasterMike
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      When I found out that Viz Media acquired the rights to Sailor Moon and were redubbing it, I was shocked. It was a dream come true, one of the most treasured anime of my childhood was back. I immediately had to get it and don't regret it. I got the DVD only version but didn't matter. I remember the first time Sailor Moon aired in the US in 1995 on Toonami I fell in love with it. Now 20 years later, I am reliving my childhood. Like some other reviewers have said, the new dub is great and fits the character. I was initially surprised that it was using the Japanese character names instead of the English names in the original DiC dub. The Japanese dub option is still there for those who prefer the Japanese dub.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Cute Packaging

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      akw1
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      I have been watching Sailor Moon since I was 4 years old and knowing that VIZ media got the rights to re-dub the series made me ecstatic knowing nothing was going to be cut out this time. The only issue I have with the set is how they remastered it some scenes are too smooth and others are grainy and seeing as this show started in '92 it's understandable but I think if they had or took more time with it it could have had an even better result. Other than that the voices are spot on and I'm glad I can finally replace my VHS tapes with this Bluray DVD combo pack on my shelf.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      finally

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      Zoneflare
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      I have been a fan for years and was happy to add this to my collection. With this set you get 23 episodes with a nice book and a nice artbox that holds both sets of the first season. it does host a new dub which is different than the old DIC one so if youre a big fan of that old dub than this is not for you. The video is 4:3 aspect ratio and not the 16:9 remastered that the japanese version will be have in the coming months. All and all if youre a fan and want to see the series uncut then this is a must buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great for a collector

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      crow
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      Beautiful packaging and nice extras along with a great new dub by Viz. Did not give 5 stars because the video quality is sub par. I don't know if Viz just got really bad masters or what but in making these HD almost all detail has been washed away and hard core interlacing is apparent on the master. For video quality the Madman DVD releases are the best as they use the superior Italian masters and they have the same Viz audio dub tracks (just not in as high of quality). As a collector I have both.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Sailor Moon

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      Marina
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      How could you not love Sailor Moon on Blue-Ray?! I bought this because Sailor Moon is my favorite anime and I am sure considered a classic anime. The only thing that would send me sailing over the moon is if it came with a digital code, so I can always watch it on the go. I also enjoyed that it came with a little book giving background on some of the Sailor Scouts and some neat art.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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