I love the art for Vol 2!!!
Never seen this pic before it's obviously not new, but it looks new to me since I've never seen it.
Can't wait to see the art for the rest of the seasons when they're released eventually!!!
The first press extra is the slip case. No sign of anything beyond that. I missed out on Sailor Moon Crystal Season III as Animate had special box for those who bought all 3 but I bought off Rakuten instead . Only JUST realised....
I don't like the covers with the blue background but the others are really nice, in my opinion. They remind me of the artwork that was used for the original release back in the 90s, which I love. I'd love to collect these but it's just not worth the money.
I'm pretty doubtful this is VIZ's upscale. For anyone who isn't aware, Toei has been airing there own upscaled version for the past two years and it looks exceptionally better than what VIZ has been releasing, which is kind of a shame because it means we might never get Toei's new remaster in the States.
My only problem with Toei's new upscale is that, for some reason, when flashy effects are used (like the flames during Mar's transformation, or black electricity) the video becomes fuzzy for those specific moments. I think it's a lack of deinterlacing? I'm not sure that's the right term, I'm not an expert. I'm hoping that's not present in the bluray release. Otherwise, I'm loving Toei's new upscale. Looks pretty crisp on my HDTV and makes me resent Viz's release even more.
Anyway, R has a couple of episodes left. I can't wait to see S upscaled properly.
Yeah, it's definitely not perfect. Looks way better on my TV than anything VIZ released though, and I am happy with that. It'd be amazing to see certain episodes of Sailor Moon if they had been remastered with the film.
I have mixed feelings on it. I think just using the old artwork with a new background just looks bizarre. Sailor Moon is one of their biggest money makers, I don't understand why they couldn't produce new artwork. Babel II (1973) just got a BD release, and Toei made sure to get Michi Himeno to do the cover art (They probably would've had Shingo Araki do it if he was still alive).
Really? I know she had done new designs for Saint Seiya & Rose of Versailles' Blu-ray boxes but I didn't know about this. That's actually pretty cool considering her involvement with this series was only for the 1992 OVA that was done elsewhere.