- Actors: Kotono Mitsuishi, Tôru Furuya, Michie Tomizawa, Aya Hisakawa, Emi Shinohara
- Directors: Kunihiko Ikuhara
- Writers: Lisa Lumby-Richards, Naoko Takeuchi, Sukehiro Tomita
- Producers: Hideki Goto, Hiroe Tsukamoto, James McGowan, Janice Sonski
- Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
- Rated: General AudienceG
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: Geneon [Pioneer]
- VHS Release Date: February 8, 2000
- Run Time: 60 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 759 customer reviews
- ASIN: B00003E47U
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,917 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Sailor Moon R The Movie - The Promise of the Rose [VHS]
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The one problem that open-minded American fans may have is the names. This is a subtitled movie, and therefore, Usagi is Serena and Mamo is Darien. This is just something any American fan should be aware of.
This is a very good movie, althought I must say, that many people who are in the Americas (me included) have seen it illegally through pirated copies or internet sites. Reguardless, I plan on buying this video because it will have better resolution than the version I saw on the internet.
Or maybe not. I, too, grew up watching the US version of Sailor Moon back in the 90s and while I also miss the English cast from that edition it has been awesome to watch that series again in its original Japanese format. For me it's been like watching the Director's Cut of the series. I applaud Viz Media and the fervent devotion of Sailor fans everywhere for this Sailor Moon revival.
Anyway, I watched the blu-ray of the movie and it looks great. Visuals are crisp and bright, sound is good, the English dub is okay but I preferred the Japanese track with subtitles. I honestly don't fully recall the original VHS version but something tells me the gay subtext between Mamoru and Fiore was downplayed because, well, it was the 90s. Welcome to 2017 where that aspect of the story is on full display. No beating around the bush here.
Only hiccup I saw was the first reveal of Fiore's asteroid. Hey, it was the dawn of CGI so, yeah, compared to today's standards it is on the rough side. Then again, it's a big rock. It's not supposed to be pretty, lol. Also took a minute to get back in the original Moon mode. After immersing myself in the more serious minded tone of the Crystal series I had to readjust for the slightly lighter version of the 90s series.
The story is like a condensed version of a Sailor Moon season. They go from everything's fine to battle action to valiant self-sacrifice within a 90 minute time frame. Complete with all the heightened melodrama, friendly hijinks and heated monster fights that Sailor Moon-heads have come to love. Hoping Viz Media will release the other movies sooner than later. I'll definitely be buying.
It is even better when that anime is Sailor Moon.
This isn't an anime just for kids. People here have the concept that Sailor Moon is a kid's show. Far from it. Some of the images in the uncut version from Japan are quite intense, and is laced with some adult humor as well.
I recommend these DVD's if anyonewants to se the REAL Sailor Moon, and not the watered down DIC version on Cartoon Network.
Well worth the price.
The action is pretty consistent, and of course there's your cheesy "power of love" moments, but its Sailor Moon...this is to be expected.
Disc was in great condition and played perfectly. The added dual language (English/Japanese) option is very welcomed, as I cannot stand to watch the English dub.
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