[US] Sailor Moon SuperS Viz Blu-ray/DVD sets

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Umino

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Here's the final clip for today, the final scene of SuperS!


Personally, I think Viz did a very great job. There are instances where I think CWi had the better lines, like Serena's final words to Nehelenia, Nehelenia's reflection talking back to her in an old voice from the backstory, and Rini's final sentence in the last episode, but I also saw improvements in how the Amazoness' talked between one another and Nehelenia's outer monologue after Usagi jumped down to Chibiusa. Overall, a great product and I eaerly await Stars!
I think Viz and CWI are about tied here. I really don't like the Amazoness' goodbye in the Viz version though. VesVes and JunJun sound bad. I always liked Karyn Dwyer's delivery of "Ya never know... we might see them again sometime". It was sad while also sounding a bit optimistic.
 
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The dumbest thing i read is people complaining about prices of the dvds and comparing them to the dbz season sets. How can they not know economics.
 
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The dumbest thing i read is people complaining about prices of the dvds and comparing them to the dbz season sets. How can they not know economics.
$50 CAD for SuperS Part 2 wasn't bad at all in my opinion. You would usually pay half that amount for a theatrical film upon release, and you're getting more content with television show sets like this. Sailor Moon was a franchise that pribably wasn't easy for Viz Media to license, let alone go back and re-dub what is now 4 seasons of old content. It makes complete sense why it's a tad more expensive than a lucrative franchise like DBZ that has always saturated the marketplace.
 
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$50 CAD for SuperS Part 2 wasn't bad at all in my opinion. You would usually pay half that amount for a theatrical film upon release, and you're getting more content with television show sets like this. Sailor Moon was a franchise that pribably wasn't easy for Viz Media to license, let alone go back and re-dub what is now 4 seasons of old content. It makes complete sense why it's a tad more expensive than a lucrative franchise like DBZ that has always saturated the marketplace.
Me thinks its still pretty expensive though I mean I think its easier to justify the prices for the first half LE boxsets but 50+ for half a season is steep.
 

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And done with the set.

DVD menus:













(the setup & extra menus use the same artwork as Part 1 so no need to repost them here)

Blu-ray Extras:

-Interview with Sandy Fox (Chibi Moon) & Chris "Kirbopher" Niosi (Pegasus/Helios) - 8 minutes long
-Interview with Sailor Moon and the Guardians - With Stephanie Sheh, Kate Higgins, Amanda Miller & Cherami Leigh, 23 minutes long
-Interview with Chibi Moon and the Guardians of the Outer Planets - With Sandy Fox, Erica Mendez, Lauren Landa, Veronica Taylor, Christine Cabanos & Chris Niosi - 22 minutes long
-Interview with Erik Scott Kimerer (Fish Eye) - 11 minutes long
-Interview with Chris Niosi - Separate interview from the others, 13 minutes long
-Art Gallery
-Clean Second Opening
-Clean Second Ending

The first 3 interviews and Erica's script interview on Part 1 look to have been taped on the same day since she, Sandy & Chris have the same outfits and they took place in the same room. There was also this tweet from Stephanie back in January that teased there would be an interview but not four separate ones and with more people than just those five.
The Erik & Chris solo interviews were apparently taped in May and look to have been on the same day as well judging by background.
 
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Tuxedo Kevin

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And done with the set.

DVD menus:













(the setup & extra menus use the same artwork as Part 1 so no need to repost them here)

Blu-ray Extras:

-Interview with Sandy Fox (Chibi Moon) & Chris "Kirbopher" Niosi (Pegasus/Helios) - 8 minutes long
-Interview with Sailor Moon and the Guardians - With Stephanie Sheh, Kate Higgins, Amanda Miller & Cherami Leigh, 23 minutes long
-Interview with Chibi Moon and the Guardians of the Outer Planets - With Sandy Fox, Erica Mendez, Lauren Landa, Veronica Taylor, Christine Cabanos & Chris Niosi - 22 minutes long
-Interview with Erik Scott Kimerer (Fish Eye) - 11 minutes long
-Interview with Chris Niosi - Separate interview from the others, 13 minutes long
-Art Gallery
-Clean Second Opening
-Clean Second Ending

The first 3 interviews and Erica's script interview on Part 1 look to have been taped on the same day since she, Sandy & Chris have the same outfits and they took place in the same room. There was also this tweet from Stephanie back in January that teased there would be an interview but not four separate ones and with more people than just those five.
The Erik & Chris solo interviews were apparently taped in May and look to have been on the same day as well judging by background.
Toei is being really nice to Viz. I remember a brazilian company trying to put a interview with the voice cast of Saint Seiya as an extra in a DVD release (of the CGI movie, if I recall correctly) and were given a big NO fom Toei. They had to put that up on Youtube instead.
I guess that's their policy of treating bigger markets better than smaller ones. Just like Naoko reportedly does with the rights of the manga. Ah, the Japanese way of business...
 

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The keyword is relatively.

It’s significantly cheaper than an original animation. Like I said Viz isn’t Disney or Warner they’re also doing far less expensive work
Exactly, of course dubbing is much much cheaper than producing new animation. But it's not cheap at all.
Maybe Disney or Warner can afford dubbing the whole series at once so they save costs, but probably Viz has to refinance their dub with the earnings of previous sets.
 

Tuxedo Kevin

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Exactly, of course dubbing is much much cheaper than producing new animation. But it's not cheap at all.
Maybe Disney or Warner can afford dubbing the whole series at once so they save costs, but probably Viz has to refinance their dub with the earnings of previous sets.
I don't think that's their problem. Israel aired the whole series dubbed within a year back in 2011. That included the OPs/EDs and insert songs, so they actually had to put more effort than Viz. And they weren't selling DVDs or Blurays, just airing it on TV.
I guess Toei and PnP are the ones responsible for the delays. Sailor Moon taking lots of time to be released in home video format happens all around the world, even if the material had already been dubbed years before. Take a look at the Mexican Talk Boxes. They took three years to release 5 sets, and didn't even finish S.

And really... This "dubbing Sailor Moon is really expensive for Viz" thing is getting old. The dub is not even Union.
 
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Viz's Sailor Moon dub came about around the time they were wrapping up their Bleach dub (also non-Union and with Studiopolis), so it probably just replaced that in their company budget. Studiopolis is pretty busy though also working on Naruto, various video games (Sonic, etc), Marvel cartoons, and the like, so they might be responsible for some of the delays. Didn't Robbie Daymond say there was some kind of pay dispute (which also happened on Bleach and resulted in several actor departures)?
 

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Didn't Robbie Daymond say there was some kind of pay dispute (which also happened on Bleach and resulted in several actor departures)?
I wish I could find that but I don't remember if it was posted here or at the Blu-ray forums plus the forum switch earlier this year made searching here impossible.

As for Bleach, I remember David Lodge (Kenpachi) leaving over money but who else? The only other thing I can remember was that "hack actors" rant from Orion Acaba but then he was never involved with that dub...
 

Tuxedo Kevin

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Viz's Sailor Moon dub came about around the time they were wrapping up their Bleach dub (also non-Union and with Studiopolis), so it probably just replaced that in their company budget. Studiopolis is pretty busy though also working on Naruto, various video games (Sonic, etc), Marvel cartoons, and the like, so they might be responsible for some of the delays. Didn't Robbie Daymond say there was some kind of pay dispute (which also happened on Bleach and resulted in several actor departures)?
No, they can't possibly be. When a dubbing studio is hired, they are supposed to meet deadlines. If they told Viz "oh, we're too busy and so we decided to delay Sailor Moon" Viz would just get annoyed at their lack of professionalism and move their productions to another studio.
 

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So they kept Palla Palla referring to herself in the 3rd person in the dub. VIZ kepts that, but Funimaiton takes Juvia referring to herself in the 3rd person in their Fairy Tail dub.
 
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I wish I could find that but I don't remember if it was posted here or at the Blu-ray forums plus the forum switch earlier this year made searching here impossible.

As for Bleach, I remember David Lodge (Kenpachi) leaving over money but who else? The only other thing I can remember was that "hack actors" rant from Orion Acaba but then he was never involved with that dub...
Mela Lee quit voicing Hiyori and was replaced with Laura Bailey around that time. Supposedly Michelle Ruff also almost quit the show, but I think they decided to increase her salary since she was a main character. I haven't heard that from a definitive source though.

I know Kim Strauss and Michael Lindsay also quit the show, but those may have been at different points.
 
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Mela Lee quit voicing Hiyori and was replaced with Laura Bailey around that time. Supposedly Michelle Ruff also almost quit the show, but I think they decided to increase her salary since she was a main character. I haven't heard that from a definitive source though.

I know Kim Strauss and Michael Lindsay also quit the show, but those may have been at different points.
Michelle Ruff almost left Bleach or Sailor Moon?
 

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Michelle Ruff almost left Bleach or Sailor Moon?
Well, considering that none of the other actors PurpleWarrior13 mentioned have been on Sailor Moon...
 
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Well, considering that none of the other actors PurpleWarrior13 mentioned have been on Sailor Moon...
Just wanted to be sure they didn't lead into Sailor Moon. The conversation did start because of a supposed rumor of a pay dispute between R and S so I thought maybe it was Michelle. It's not a Sailor Senshi role but still a very important character so I thought it might have been her.