Viz Media revealed at Anime NYC last year the welcome news for Sailor Moon fans that they’re working through redubbing and bringing out the original series and that they’re now closing in on the Sailor Moon Stars portion of the franchise. With the set now scheduled for a June 18th, 2019 release, the $79.99 limited edition version has expanded what we know about it. We had the main box visual before but now we have a look at the full packaging spread for it and a closer look at the gift with purchase, which is the coin! Extras for the set include a new art gallery and a new round of cast interviews with more to be revealed.
The season ran for thirty-four episodes starting in 1996.
The show was directed by Takuya Igarashi based on the series composition by Ryota Yamaguchi. Katsumi Tamegai handled the character designs for it with Toei Animation behind the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Aya Hisakawa as Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury, Emi Shinohara as Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter, Kotono Mitsuishi as Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon, Michie Tomizawa as Rei Hino/Sailor Mars, and Rica Fukami as Minako Aino/Sailor Venus.
Plot Concept: Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians are about to face their greatest challenge yet — high school! But as the girls take their next big step in life and Chibi-Usa prepares to return to the future, a mysterious force frees the evil Queen Nehalennia! While the struggle to contain her old enemy will be difficult, it may be Mamoru’s year of studying abroad that hurts Usagi the most. But there’s even more to take Usagi’s mind off of long-distance love with the arrival of the villainous Sailor Anima Mates and the heroic Sailor Star Lights! Who could be behind this new wave of evil? And why are the Star Lights resistant to working with Sailor Moon? Usagi has her hands full, but she’ll always make time to write a love letter to her beloved Mamo.