Sailor Moon

Two More SDCC Exclusives from Monogram

The show may be just days away, but I’ve got two more Monogram SDCC exclusives to share with you. Both of these will be available at the Monogram booth at SDCC, #3645.

The Sailor Moon figural key chain set includes Luna, Sailor Moon and Tuxed Mask which will make their debut at SDCC in advance of the blind bag series they are included in. This set is limited to 600 pieces and is priced at $25.

Monogram is also offering a Marvel figural keychain set which includes Gwenpool, Fin Fang Foom and Iron Heart. All three of these characters are making their Monogram debut in this set, which is limited to 300 pieces. This set is priced at $25.

See both of these new exclusives below.


VIZ MEDIA Announces Home Media Release of Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1

viz media logoVIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor, publisher and licensor of anime and manga in North America, will delight anime fans as it announces the anticipated home media release this summer of SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL SET 1.

Scheduled for release on August 16th, SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL SET 1 will be available as a special Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack as well as a multi-disc Standard Edition DVD Set. Pre-orders are available from a variety of leading outlets and online retailers beginning today. Fans that pre-order from will receive a special acrylic sun-catcher featuring the Sailor Guardian team (while supplies last).

Anime fans can dive into all the action of the first 14 episodes of the acclaimed reboot of the classic anime series based on Naoko Takeuchi’s original Sailor Moon manga series along with a host of extra bonus features. Uncut English dubbed as well as Japanese subtitled dialogue options are offered on both formats. The SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL SET 1 Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack will carry an MSRP of $79.99 U.S. / $99.99 CAN; the Standard Edition DVD will carry an MSRP of $39.99 U.S. / $51.99 CAN.

The Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack contains a deluxe, 4-disc collection (2 DVDs & 2 Blu-rays), packaged with an exclusive chipboard box with specialty printing. The Combo Pack also contains 7 full-color collectible art cards and a premium full-color art booklet featuring episode summaries and more. Bonus content includes series trailers, a digital art gallery and a special Introduction to SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL” featurette with the English voice actors. Blu-ray episodes are presented in 1080p HD video format from the Japanese home video masters.

The SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL SET 1 Standard DVD Set features 4 discs with beautifully illustrated variant O-card packaging and specialty foil printing. Episodes will be presented in 480p standard video format.

Naoko Takeuchi’s landmark series, Sailor Moon, returns for a new generation! Sailor Moon Crystal tells the story of Usagi Tsukino, an awkward teenage girl whose life is turned upside-down when she becomes Sailor Moon, guardian of justice and the Legendary Silver Crystal. With Tokyo under constant threat from the dark forces of Queen Metalia, Usagi’s arrival couldn’t have come at a better time. And luckily, she won’t have to do it alone! Other Sailor Guardians are awakening to join in the fight and help Usagi answer the biggest question of all: What power does the Legendary Silver Crystal hold?

Fans are also invited to enjoy the original, classic SAILOR MOON anime series available from VIZ Media as Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Packs as well as a multi-disc Standard Edition DVD Sets.

For more information on SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL or other award-winning anime titles from VIZ Media, please visit



VIZ Media’s SDCC Plans

cc15 tnVIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, announces its return to San Diego, CA for the 2015 Comic-Con International with an impressive roster of manga creator personal appearances, informative panel discussions, interactive activities, promotional giveaways, and a wide selection of special retail products available exclusively at the event.

Attracting more than 125,000 attendees annually, Comic-Con International is one of the nation’s largest comic book, science fiction and pop culture events, and takes place July 9th-12th at the San Diego Convention Center, in San Diego, CA. Complete details on Comic-Con are available at:

Located on the main show floor, VIZ Media’s booth will be a central hub of activity that will be a must-see for anime and manga fans. This year, VIZ Media presents the first international appearance by the creators of the new ULTRAMAN manga series. Stop by to purchase an exclusive advance copy with an exclusive figure from Japan and have it signed by Eiichi Shimizu and Tomohiro Shimoguchi. Check the booth for the daily signing schedule. Also join the creators for an insightful panel discussion on the global ULTRAMAN phenomenon on Friday, July 10th.

VIZ Media commemorates the 10th Anniversary of its Shojo Beat imprint with a beautifulin-booth display of shikishi (special Japanese art boards) featuring original artwork by a host of well-known manga creators that were created specifically for the imprint’s 10-year anniversary. Also spin the Shojo Beat Prize Wheel to win exclusive collectable items from Japan!

Celebrate the return of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: A LINK TO THE PAST by picking up Link’s Hylian Shield, only at the VIZ Media booth! Copies of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: A LINK TO THE PAST graphic novel will also be available for purchase (MSRP: $20)

NARUTO fans can try their hand at Bandai Namco’s latest NARUTO SHIPPUDEN video game, which debuts this Fall! Or try out a special demo of the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Deck Building Game from Cryptozoic (copies will be available for purchase, $40 each).

VIZ Media booth visitors can score free Shonen Jump ONE PIECE, ONE-PUNCH MAN or DRAGON BALL Z posters and also pick up a SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL Card, which offers a free trial subscription to Hulu Plus. Take a SAILOR MOON survey and also receive either a SAILOR MOON tiara or poster!

Also don’t miss the following product exclusives and special advance releases available (while supplies last) at the VIZ Media booth:

  • Advance pre-street manga releases for:
  • MY HERO ACADEMIA Vol. 1 ($10)
  • MAID-SAMA! 2-In-1 Vol. 1 ($15)
  • TOKYO GHOUL Vol. 2 ($13; Vol. 1 also available)
  • ULTRAMAN Vol. 1 – available with a special collectable Ultraman figure ($30) – get them personally signed by the series creators!
  • ONE PIECE and NARUTO Replica Manga Artwork – Exclusive from Japan! ($15 each)
  • DRAGON BALL Replica Manga Artwork – Full Color & Framed! Exclusive from Japan! ($150)
  • WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Annual Membership – digital subscription to the world’s most popular manga magazine also includes exclusive NARUTO Game Mat, Collectible NARUTO Yearbook (ships October 2015) and Exclusive YU‐GI-OH! Promo Card: Frightfur Tiger! ($25)
  • NARUTO: THE LAST 3D Movie Poster – Exclusively available from VIZ Media! ($25)
  • Exclusive SAILOR MOON R T-shirts – Ladies & Unisex styles; available only from VIZ Media! ($15 each)
  • Exclusive DORAEMON Plush – 2 different cute designs; (Small version $10; Large version $18)
  • 2015 Eisner Award nominated manga titles – MONSTER: PERFECT EDITION Vol. 1 ($20), ALL YOU NEED IS KILL ($15), HELLO KITTY, HELLO 40 (Special Edition $50)

A limited edition VIZ Media tote bag featuring iconic characters from celebrated VIZ Media series in 3 designs will be given as free gift with purchase of any item from VIZ Media. Select from SHONEN JUMP (double-sided featuring Luffy and Naruto),SAILOR MOON or THE LEGEND OF ZELDA!

VIZ Media Comic-Con Panels & Special Events:

Thursday July 9th


Hang out with the English-language editors of the world’s most popular manga, plus special surprise guests! We’ve got exciting news about the latest new series, all-time fan favorites, and everything in between. Plus a chance to win amazing prizes by showing off your SJ trivia skills.

11:00AM   ULTRAMAN Creator Signing, VIZ Media Booth #2813

4:00PM – 5:00PM    Official VIZ Media Comic-Con Panel – Room 7AB

Come party with VIZ Media! And by party, we mean sit in a chair and listen to thrilling tales of upcoming releases and other Earth-shattering announcements from North America’s largest distributor of manga and anime! VIZ Media has brought fans thousands of acclaimed anime and manga titles including hits like NARUTO, DEATH NOTE, SAILOR MOON, RANMA ½, TOKYO GHOUL and more!

Friday July 10th

3:00PM – 4:00PM     VIZ Media Presents: ULTRAMAN –  Room 23ABC

4:30PM    ULTRAMAN Creator Signing VIZ Media Booth #2813

Saturday July 11th

10:00AM  ULTRAMAN Creator Signing VIZ Media Booth #2813

1:30PM – 2:30PM  VIZ Media & Perfect Square Present: THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: A LINK TO THE PAST – Room 5AB

Zelda fans are invited to take up their Master Swords and join VIZ Media staff and special guests for a celebration of one of the most acclaimed video games of all time, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. VIZ Media will provide a special a behind-the-scenes look at the return of the classic graphic novel that was originally featured in Nintendo Power™magazine in the 90s and will also answer questions and give out a fun array of Zelda prizes.

1:30PM  ULTRAMAN Creator Signing VIZ Media Booth #2813

Sunday July 12th

1:00PM – 2:00PM         VIZ Media Presents Official SAILOR MOON Panel –  Room 6A

VIZ Media is releasing the 200 episode classic SAILOR MOON anime series for the first time on Blu-ray and with an all-new completely uncut and uncensored English dub. Join members of the VIZ Animation team for a special presentation on all the ins and outs of the production of this legendary anime series as well as updated news about the all new series, SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL!

Finally, don’t forget to check the 2015 Comic-Con screening schedule for a variety of VIZ Media anime titles including showings of BLEACH, BLOOD LAD, GARGANTIA ON THE VERDUROUS PLANET, INUYASHA, and SAILOR MOON and SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL!

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