Sailor Moon (or Usagi Tsukino, as many know her), is the princess of the Silver Millennium moon kingdom, leader of the Sailor Soldiers, and on her off days, a regular school girl. The Sailor Moon universe has been part of popular culture worldwide since its introduction in 1991 and is still going strong; fans never tire of watching Usagi and her friends fight against their enemies and protect Earth (and each other). Out now from VIZ Media are two new home media sets for fans hungry to add to their library: Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1, which includes the first fourteen episodes of the Dark Kingdom arc, and Sailor Moon S, the third season (episodes 90-108) from the anime series. Both include English and Japanese audio and English subtitles.
Fans interested in Crystal Set 1 have a few format options (all available on Amazon): a Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack ($64.89), a Standard Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack ($54.90), and a Standard Edition DVD Set ($26.99). Both combo packs (2 Blu-ray and 2 DVD discs) feature Blu-ray extras including a digital art gallery, trailers, and a featurette with the English voice actors ("Introduction to Sailor Moon Crystal"). The Limited Edition combo pack includes an 88-page color art booklet and seven color collectible art cards. The DVD set doesn't have any bonus features (except for trailers), but for those who just want the episodes on disc, it gets the job done.
Sailor Moon S is also offered in all three formats: the Limited Edition and Standard Edition combo packs include 3 Blu-ray discs and 3 DVD discs and boast bonus features including digital art galleries, opening and ending songs, special cast interviews, and more. The Limited Edition set also includes a 96-page color episode guide. As with Crystal Set 1, the standard DVD set doesn't have any bonus features, but it's a serviceable option for someone who just wants the main content on the shelf. On Amazon, the Limited Edition combo pack is priced at $62.19, the Standard Edition combo pack is $52.89, and the DVD set is $34.99.