|SMR Press Release and Box Art (July 4th, 2003)|
Just days away from the release of the season one box, ADV announces the release of Sailor Moon R. Their press release can be found on their site alongside other press releases:
ADV ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR SAILOR MOON: SEASON TWO UNCUT
NEVER BEFORE AVAILABLE IN U.S., ADV FILMS RELEASE INCLUDES PREVIOUSLY CENSORED CONTENT; IN STORES SEPTEMBER 16, 2003
HOUSTON, July 3, 2003?ADV Films today announced a September 16, 2003 release date for Sailor Moon: Season Two Uncut, a huge DVD collection of the uncensored original source for the breakout U.S. children?s hit Sailor Moon. In this English-subtitled, Japanese-language release, ADV Films has returned to the original masters, which include mature content that was excised from the U.S. children?s release, and the original graphic title treatment. The result is a far more sophisticated series, with significantly broadened appeal for mature anime fans. The release (1000 minutes total running time) is on eight DVDs in two cases, which are in turn packaged in a handsome, high-quality (?hard?) foil-stamped custom art box.
The second season of Sailor Moon was directed by noted anime fantasy creator Junichi Sato (creator of the forthcoming ADV co-production Kaleido Star), with character designs by Kazuko Tadano (Wedding Peach).
The Story: Based on a manga by Naoko Takeuchi, Sailor Moon is the story of a teenage girl who meets a magical cat who gives her super powers. She becomes the leader of a team of brave girls, known as the Sailor Warriors. Sailor Moon has long been justifiably renowned for the strength of its plot, its direct and honest treatment of romance and, in this uncut version, a realistic and unflinching acceptance of death as a possible consequence of a righteous fight.
Sailor Moon: Season Two Uncut (SRP $149.98) is a DVD-only release on eight discs, in Japanese with English subtitles. DVDs are in two four-disc cases, packed in turn in a high-quality (?hard?) foil-stamped custom art box. Includes a printed episode guide and ADV previews.
The art for the box was also released with this press release. Images will be constantly updated as better quality images are found.