SAILOR MOON S: Heart Collection 5 (TV ep. 26-31) (1995)
DVD reviewed by Dennis A. Amith
DIRECTOR: Ikuhara Kunihiko
RATING: 13+
DURATION: 145 minutes


 
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Anime Synopsis:

Chibi-Usa's new best friend, Hotaru, has another personality with awesome powers! Unfortunately, her father, Professor Tomoe, is also part of the Death-Busters who are attempting to destroy the world. As Hotaru's powers grow stronger, so do the suspicions of Sailor Uranus, Sailor Neptune and Sailor Pluto. Soon everyone suspects that Hotaru may not only be Sailor Saturn, but also the Sovereign of Silence - the nightmare that brings the world of darkness and destruction! The three Outer Solar System Sailor Soldiers are determined to prevent the darkness, but can they destroy a fellow Sailor Soldier?!


DVD EXTRAS:
* Special two-sided, reversible DVD cover of volumes 9 and 10!
* Bilingual: English and Japanese audio with optional English subtitles.
* Interactive menus with scene access and extras.
* Six episodes on one DVD!

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


DVD REVIEW:

This is the fifth volume of the most popular arc in the Sailor Moon series.

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. 

The fifth DVD volume finally gets to the beginning to the awesome Sailor Moon S series Sailor Saturn Arc. The three Sailor Soldiers (Venus, Uranus and Pluto) must destroy Hotaru (aka Sailor Saturn) before she awakens as the Messiah of Silence and brings armageddon to the planet. But an obstacle stands in there way and that's Sailor Moon and her fellow Sailor soldiers. Things will start to get serious from here on in and this is what made the Sailor Moon S series quite popular among fans.

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 115-120).  There are 37 episodes total for the series and a total of 6 episodes on this DVD. So, one more DVD left in the series!

As for special features, well there are hardly any.  A gallery with hardly anything and a profile of Sailor Mars.

So if you want to see the beginning of the serious part of Sailor Moon S, this is the DVD to start out with.  Check it out! 

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

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