SAILOR MOON S: Heart Collection 1 (TV ep. 1-7) (1995)
DVD reviewed by Dennis A. Amith
DIRECTOR: Ikuhara Kunihiko
RATING: 13+
DURATION: 210 minutes

 
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Anime Synopsis:

New enemies! The Sailor Scouts are back on the job! Serena and her friends would have enjoyed the peaceful rest since their last battle, but they have been studying for their high school entrance exams! However, a new plot is forming and their new enemies plan to conquer the world by harnessing a mysterious power generated by pure hearts! Sailor Moon and the Scouts are in trouble, when mysterious warriors suddenly help them who are they? And what is this new power that Sailor Moon suddenly can use against stronger enemies?


DVD EXTRAS:

Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
 Color, Dolby, Animated
Extras
Full-screen format

KNOWN DVD SECRET(S): None that I know of


DVD REVIEW:

This is the Sailor Moon Series that fans have been waiting for.  Of the four TV series arc (Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon R, Sailor Moon S and Sailor Moon Super S), Sailor Moon S is finally out and on DVD!!!  

What is so special about this series?  Well, it's not only because we have the introductions of the new sailor senshi scouts but also near the end of the series, it becomes SERIOUS.  The battles become intense and blows the previous two series away in terms of what you have seen from Sailor Moon before. I was lucky to see this when it was out in Japan and I am happy to see it out in the US for fans in Japanese with subtitles and um...English dubbed.  Just wait until Pluto and especially the other Senshi (secret!) comes to play a part in this anime TV series.

The first DVD volume is pretty much the girls trying to pass their high school exams and learning that there are more powerful enemies trying to cause problems.  Also, you are introduced to Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus.  This may confuse people if these two are lesbians but supposedly Uranus was a man who is now a female in his new incarnation.  Interesting...

Anyway, don't expect great quality for anime since this is an anime TV series not a movie or OAV. It was really good during it's time years ago and the paintings are marvelous but it's not sharp because it's a TV series (lower budget than movies).

So, this is the episode 90-127 storyline arc.  37 episodes total and 7 episodes on the DVD. 

As for special features, well there are hardly any.  A gallery with hardly anything and a karaoke opening and textless opening. 

This is one DVD you don't want to miss if you are a Sailor Moon fan. 

THE SERIES: A 
THE DVD EXTRAS: D+
THE DVD OVERALL: B-

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