Original Sailor Moon licensed by Viz Media; to be released uncut

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Longtime anime fans will be overjoyed to hear that a beloved series from many years ago has just been picked up for re-release in North America. At Anime Central Viz Media has announced that they have acquired the rights to the original Sailor Moon anime in all forms. This means that they have all two hundred episodes of the series, all the movies, and the various tie-in specials that were created for the series.

The series will be released with a brand new English dub that is going to be entirely uncut and the series will be released without any edits and in the original 4:3 uncropped ratio. This means that the relationships between the characters and their names will also remain untouched. Viz announced that they are planning on releasing the series digitally with subtitles starting next week while the new English dub episodes will debut starting sometime in late 2014. They are planning on releasing DVD and Blu-ray/DVD combo packs containing half-seasons starting this fall as well.

The official announcement trailer for this pick up can be found below.

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