SAILOR MOON S: Heart Collection 2 (TV ep. 8-13) (1995)
DVD reviewed by Dennis A. Amith
DIRECTOR: Ikuhara Kunihiko
RATING: 13+
DURATION: 145 minutes

 
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Anime Synopsis:

Tuxedo Mask abducted! The heartsnatchers target the sailor Soldiers one by one, but Sailor Moon and her friends manage to thwart them time after time. However, when the evil Professor Tomoe targets Usagi, Tuxedo Mask is captured!

To make matters worse, Usagi cannot transform into Sailor Moon and Kaorinite knows her secret identity! Will the other Sailor Soldiers be able to recover Usagi's heart crystal from Kaorinite?

Six Full Unedtied Episodes!
The Labyrinth of Water! Ami The Targeted
Save Friends! Moon and Uranus Join Forces
The Kindness of a Man! Yuichiro, Heartbroken by Rei?
Retire from the Sailor Soldier!? Minako’s Concerns
Usagi in Tears! Glass Shoes for Her Birthday
The Pure Heart Stolen! Usagi’s Biggest Crisis


DVD EXTRAS:

• Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
• Color, Dolby, Animated
• Extras - Textless ending/karaoke, Sailor Jupiter profile
• 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 second DVD volume continues the storyline of the girls trying to pass their exams but they start to focus a bit more on Uranus and Neptune and why they are cold to the other Sailor Senshi.  By episode 12-13, things now begin to get serious but things get very serious near the end.

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 (episode 98-103).  There are 37 episodes total for the series and 6 episodes on this DVD. 

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

A series of the Sailor Moon Series that is important to the storyline.  Check it out! 

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

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