Sailor Moon - Volume 1 - Episodes 1-6 [DVD]
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The first six episodes of the animated fantasy series. In 'A Moon Star is Born' schoolgirl Serena realises that she is the Sailor Moon and it is her destiny to save the world. 'Talk Radio' sees the Queen of the Negaverse use a bogus radio show to drain humanity's affectionate energy. 'Slim City' has Serena foil the Queen's fitness scam. 'So You Want to Be a Star' finds Sailor Moon, Tuxedo Mask and Luna the Cat looking behind the scenes when suspect superstar Saffron arrives at Serena's school.
Sailor Moon is a cartoon story about a clumsy, crybaby 14-year-old girl named Serena. Life for Serena is pretty much the same as that of any young adolescent from any suburban town. Until one day she suddenly meets her destiny. Her universe is thrown into chaos when she makes the acquaintance of a strange messenger, a black cat named Luna. Serena learns that she is one of an elite group of warriors destined to find the lost princess of the moon. Serena and the other warriors (the sailor scouts) are champions of justice and must defend the earth and indeed the whole human race from the forces of evil. Luna the cat gives Serena some transformation magic and superpowers, which transform Serena into the pretty soldier Sailor Moon--ready to make her stand against evil.
This cartoon, created by Naoko Takouchi, is already a phenomenon on the other side of the Atlantic. The classic struggle between good and evil takes a different shape, away from Titans and Knights, in the form of the "American" girl next door. Children, between the age of 6 and 11 are probably most likely to enjoy the adventures of this heroine. A few moral messages, about the excess of modern society and its effect on teenagers in particular, pepper this rather classic Japanese production.
Each episode is about 20 minutes long and has been granted a U certification--Victoria McKenzie --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This DVD has missed out 3 episodes because the Americans did not translate them because of scenes that are unsuitable for kids!!! Sailor Mercury is not meant to appear until episode 8, but because they miss out 3 episodes she appears in episode 4. Speaking of scenes which are unsuitable for kids... the dubbed version has cut and edit out loads of them! and yes I mean lot's of them. The running length of an episode is meant to be just over 25 minutes, but it has been reduced down to approximately 22 minutes including the "Sailor Says" part which they add to make the episodes longer. The following episodes they missed out are:- I'll punish you! the fortune house is a Youma's house, the demonic scent! schaneera steals love, protect the song of love! Usagi(Serena) plays cupid.
Another major difference between the 2 versions are the music. The music in the dubb version is more up to date & the music in the Japanese version is old fashioned, but Sailor Moon has been around for more than 10 years now!
My final conclusion is that it dissapointed me alot! now we have got to hope that MVM will begin to re-publish all the Sailor Moon DVD's in Japanese with English subtitles.
Serena has found out her past as the Moon Princess, but is depressed over Darien. Mina suggests that she has a makeover to try and cheer herself up, but the salon turns out to be another place for the Negamoon to collect energy.
The girls attend a finishing school as Serena decides she would like to act more like a princess ... but she can't dance or eat nicely, the only thing she can do is throw a frisbee thanks to her Moon Tiara Magic attack!
There are some more cute episodes where the girls go skiing, and Serena goes on holiday with her family.
A good, edited dubbed version for younger fans of Sailor Moon; older anime fans may wish to seek out the uncut and more sophisticated, mature version.
The DVD shows the final conclusion to Alan's and Ann doom tree and a begining of a new enemy "Catzi", who is after Sailor Moon's daughter Rini. You will see Darien and Serena getting together for the first time. I find the DVD very funny as Serena crys and eats up all the food, my favourite episode is "Mirror, Mirror on the wall" In this episode Ann gets the role of Snow White to try to win Darien's heart, which Serena is not pleased with as she plays the role of the wicked witch, then Alan sends an enemy to capture energy, but the show must go on! I also like the episode "Secret garden" this is where Serena discovers the doom tree and where it gets exciting, but I hate spoiling the story so you will just have to watch it!
The only bad point about this DVD is that they cut and edit scenes out which is a let down, but overall it is enjoyable to watch! now if only they release a UK edition of the Sailor Moon TV series and movies in Japanese with English subtitles.....
The storyline follows Serena (usagi, bunny) who discovers she is the scout (senshi) of the moon and she must find her fellow scouts and then protect the moon princess and the silver imperium crystal.
Along the way clumsy cry baby serena ends up with a mystery man named Tuxedo Mask in tow with an annoying man named Darien Shields.
Although there are bif differences between the manga and in the anime you will easily pick up the terms. The story has also been modified to prolong the series, there are three episodes with just Serena in and around forty episodes until the series finale which is in book three of the manga. A quick glossary in which manga terms are modified to the series:
negaverse - negaforce
princess serenity - princess serena
bunny - serena
A lot of other things have been changed as well but you'll pick them up as the poor editing falls into place.
If you want better quality storylines and fast paced action with enjoyable scenes played into it buy the manga, it will give you a feel for the characters and the origanal story and it's creators wonderful artwork and writing skills.
Of course, I love this series, but watch out for the finale of the series. It's actually two japanese episodes mashed into one half hour american one!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's all right. I hadn't watched it in a long time though, I outgrew it but it's all right. Thanks.Published on 3 Sept. 2013 by JILLIAN
Brought back memories from my childhood...The only thing I don't like is the dubbing..Not too true to original and a bit too childish for my liking..Published on 5 July 2012 by jersey_di1
Sailor Moon is the only anime that I have ever watched or ever will watch religiously. Don't listen to the people who say the Japanese version is better - I'll take the dub over... Read morePublished on 16 July 2006 by P. Stevens
i think that this is one of the best anime around. Great animation and the storyline is well thought out. Read morePublished on 24 Jun. 2006 by J. E. Parkinson
Good anime and my kids just love it so i have to so i like it very much!Published on 5 Feb. 2006 by RACHEL DURNFORD
How can you even think to discribe this as a poor dub. I'm not even sure what difference there is beetween a dub and subtitles. Read morePublished on 5 Sept. 2005
The End of Sailor Moon R in this DVD!
This is the last DVD DiC edited and thank goodness! THis DVD see's Rini new transformation into "wicked lady" And the scouts final battle... Read more