Madman Entertainment has just announced that they have licensed the anime adaptation of Sailor Moon. The license includes a digital and home video release for all 200 episodes, the additional specials and the three feature films. This will be the first time that Sailor Moon S, Sailor Moon Super S and Sailor Moon Sailor Stars will be made available in Australia.
Based on the bestselling manga series by Naoko Takeuchi, the anime follows “Usagi Tsukino, a clumsy but kind-hearted 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”.
The release will be presented uncut and uncensored in its original 4:3 aspect ratio. It will include all of the original character names, plot elements and relationships. It will include the brand new English dub.
The first twelve episodes of Sailor Moon will premiere on AnimeLab today with episodes from the rest of season one and the other seasons being made available in 2015. It will receive a deluxe DVD and Blu-ray release, with a release date to be announced in 2015. More details of these deluxe releases will be revealed soon.
In addition to this announcement, Madman has also acquired the rights to the 2014 series Sailor Moon Crystal, which will be available for streaming on AnimeLab beginning today and released on home video at a later date.