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Sailor Moon - A Heroine Is Chosen

Animation movie directed by Junichi Sato

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charming anime

  • Jul 22, 2002
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SAILOR MOON is a charming Anime series based on the popular Manga comic books. 14-year-old schoolgirl Serena discovers that she is Sailor Moon, a soldier given the task of bringing to justice the evil Queen Beryl of the Negaverse.

To stop the evil Queen Beryl from taking over the Earth, Luna the magic cat seeks out Serena and reveals that she has the powers of the magic Sailor Moon. Although she's unsure of herself at first, Serena quickly learns that with belief in yourself, anything is possible. Together with the mysterious Tuxedo Mask and her friends, Sailor Moon leads the fight for love and justice! And when Amy discovers that she is really Sailor Mercury, the Negaverse and Queen Beryl don't stand a chance! Earth has a new protector, and her name is Sailor Moon!

Contains the following episodes - "A Moon Star is Born", "Talk Radio", "Slim City", "So You Want To Be a Superstar", "Computer School Blues" and "Time Bomb".

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High-pitched, relentlessly fast paced, and filmed in eye-gouging gumball colors, this video series combines two previously released dubbed episodes from the Japanese animated series, along with a couple of new ones. The adventures of a group of schoolgirl superheroes,Sailor Moonis a lighthearted kiddy variation on a ubiquitous Japanese subgenre, stories of alienated adolescents granted paranormal powers and enlisted on the side of virtue in apocalyptic struggles across space and time. Imported to the U.S. in an attempt to create a post-Power Rangersfranchise for girls, the show never became a mainstream megahit in the states, although it still has passionate fans (thanks to airings on the Cartoon Network). The chirpy, giggly tone may be off-putting, but the level of visual imagination (and the self-sufficient courage of the young heroines) can be exhilarating, especially when kids and parents watch together. This first volume kicks off with the "secret origin" episode, "A Moon Star Is Born," in which Tokyo middle-school student Serena is transformed into the title character by the occult power of a mysterious locket. She acquires a cute sidekick (a talking cat named Luna), and in the three succeeding episodes she begins to assemble her support team of spunky Sailor Scouts, with names like Sailor Mercury, Sailor Jupiter, and Sailor Venus. In the second episode, "Talk Radio," a phantom radio program is somehow connected with the door-to-door delivery of flowers whose fumes put ...
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Director: Junichi Sato
Genre: Animation
Screen Writer: Phil Harnage, Todd Swift
DVD Release Date: April 16, 2002
Runtime: 135 minutes
Studio: Adv Films
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