Sailor Moon R: The Movie to Screen in Canada
posted on by Karen Ressler
Viz Media confirmed with ANN on Friday that Sailor Moon R: The Movie will screen in Canada. The Cineplex theater group will begin screening the film on March 1, and Viz will reveal more details at a later date.
Viz Media and Eleven Arts hosted a premiere screening on January 13 in Los Angeles, and is expanding to over 300 theaters in the United States beginning on Friday. Select theaters began screening the film starting Thursday.
The U.S. screenings also include the "Make Up! Sailor Guardians" (Make-Up! Sailor Senshi) anime short alongside the film. Viz Media and Eleven Arts are screening the film and short in both an English-dubbed version and an English-subtitled version. Those who attend the English-dubbed screenings will also see an interview and introduction by the English voice cast. Theatergoers will also get a bonus gift while supplies last.
Viz describes the film:
Long before Mamoru found his destiny with Usagi, he gave a single rose in thanks to a lonely boy who helped him recover from the crash that claimed his parents. This long-forgotten friend, Fiore, has been searching the galaxy for a flower worthy of that sweet gesture long ago. The mysterious flower he finds is beautiful, but has a dark side- it has the power to take over planets. To make matters worse, the strange plant is tied to an ominous new asteroid near Earth! Faced with an enemy blooming out of control, It's up to Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians to band together, stop the impending destruction and save Mamoru!
The film originally opened in Japan in 1993. Geneon Entertainment previously released the film on VHS and DVD between 1999-2004. The "Make Up! Sailor Guardians" anime short also premiered in 1993.
[Via Sailor Moon News]
Thanks to Rukiia for the news tip.