Sailor Moon Set 2 DVD
About Sailor Moon Set 2 DVD
Sailor Moon Set 2 contains episodes 24-46.
Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, and Sailor Mars continue their quest for the Legendary Silver Crystal as two new powerful allies join the fight. Sailor Jupiter is the tall and tough Guardian of Thunder, and Sailor Venus is the Guardian of Love and the most experienced member.
Sailor Moon herself gets an impressive new power and learns more about the mysterious Tuxedo Mask. Could their distant past be intertwined, and does that have anything to do with the Moon Princess they seek? The final ordeal with Queen Beryl looms on the horizon, and it will take everything the Sailor Guardians have to be victorious!
Special Features: Sailor Moon Day Convention Event Highlights.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
- Publisher: VIZ
- Media: DVD
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Fantasy, Romance
- Themes: Battles, Magical Girl
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 510
- Year Created: 1992
- Release Date: 2/10/2015
- Dimensional Weight: 0.5
- Region Code: 1
Ratings & Reviews
Shut up and take my money! Also last episode needs a seizure warning.
In the 17 years since I started partaking in anime viewings, I will not lie when I say this is the 1st review I have ever written. I just never felt I needed to write a review until this moment.
From the first time I saw it on Toonami, I have never stopped loving the Sailor Moon series. What can I say, I have a love for shows that use the 'monster of the week formula'. I will not let my nostalgia bias this review though.
Sailor Moon is a show that is over 20 years old and was animated in the old tradition cel style. This means the quality may not be as superior as the newly rebooted series, SM Crystal. In some of the later episodes like episode 44 during a talk with Kunzite, the picture shakes up and down. Yet due to the animation process being shot with a camera and not done on a computer I can overlook it.
Now as for content, this show I said is over 20 years old, but I won't spoil a thing. This volume follows the Sailor Guardians on the search for the reborn Moon Princess and the Silver Crystal while fighting the Dark Kingdom to prevent the sun from being enveloped by dark shadows for all time.
Even though I just summarized the basic story into one sentence, there are more plot points like new character introductions, betrayals, and back stories. This is all spread out over 23 more episodes with severely altered canon. This is in part to when Sailor Moon first aired in Japan, the manga it was based off of had yet to be finished. So as a common practice with mostly all anime produced for TV, Studio Toei who animated the series created several plot points that are anime exclusive. Seasoned veterans of Sailor Moon will know that I speak of the Rainbow Crystal and Bewitched Endymion arcs. 1st time viewers may be turned off by them, but if they choose to follow through, a satisfying, climactic finale will be their reward.
Speaking of the final episode, I never remembered the flashes of sometimes white and other times red and purple being so abundant during that deciding battle. I am not susceptible to epilepsy or seizures but as a warning to those who can't handle strobe lights, just don't watch the last episode at night in a dark room. I got a headache during those 4 minutes. Still the picture quality is not at all grainy on the TV I viewed it on.
The scripts are more professionally done and I can't complain with the job the new actors are doing. I actually felt emotion and cried this time when Nephrite dies because Naru had a voice this time that wasn't insufferable.
Stephanie Sheh manages to capture the moments of a crying Usagi without it ever being intolerable as opposed to former Sailor Moon voice actress Linda Ballantyne *shudder.*
All around this set looks and sounds superior to the original DiC releases.
I cannot compare VIZ's release to the ADV subbed sets because I never bought them, if only because I prefer to watch and not read my anime.
So I am eternally grateful to you VIZ. Keep on rolling them out and you'll get my money every time.
Judge by what it IS, not what it could never have been
I can't understand why the other review gave this 2 stars. Criticizing something for being a part of it's time is WRONG. Sailor Moon is not my favorite anime by far, but within the framework it does a good job.
I found the ending incredibly moving. Sometimes a story about a less than perfect hero somehow managing to pull off a victory is better than any amount of superhero saves the day.