The quest for the Magic Heart Crystals grows increasingly baroque as the sinister Professor Tomoe replaces his lieutenant, Eugeal, with the star-struck Minet. Sailor Scouts Serena, Amy, Raye, Lita, and Mina (Usagi, Ami, Re... more »i, Makoto, and Minako in Japanese) continue their difficult alliance with Michiru and Haruka, Sailors Neptune and Uranus, and are joined by Setsuna/Sailor Pluto. These three Scouts have come from the past and the future to aid in the struggle. The presence of the three Crystals causes the Holy Grail to appear (a cross between a Fabergé Easter egg and an urn, rather than the legendary chalice), but who will wield its awesome power, the long-sought Messiah or the evil Messiah of Silence? This apocalyptic crisis often takes a back seat to the Sailor Scouts' exams, snacks, and romances--as fans of Sailor Moon expect. Rated 13 Up: violence and brief nudity. --Charles Solomon« less
MEDINA ALBERTO | MIAMI, Florida United States | 05/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sailor Moon was the first anime that I see and just was cool for me, I had seen all the serie and it's really amazing. I hope that this DVD contains the episodes where they find the "sacred coup" (I from Venezuela and I know it as Copa Lunar) and also the episodes in wchich Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune are killed and the arrived of the nasty and boring Mimette. By the way don't miss the Pink Sugar Hearth Attack of Sailor Chibi Moon (I know to many people love this little girl) But still wanted this wonderfull DVD and of course hope to have all the DVD collection. I also hope that they reliese all the serie I mean: Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon R, Sailor Moon Super S & "Sailor Moon Stars"."
Rainbow... Moon... Heart... ACHE!
Mr. P. Reuben | Leeds, United Kingdom | 08/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, as stupid as this may sound, my favourite part of the whole DVD was seeing Super Sailor Moon's new Rainbow Moon Heart Ache attack in the series itself for the first time. It has really funky music that they didn't use in the S movie (the only time I'd seen this attack until now), and I kept playing it over and over again (and I'm sure all the people who hate Sailor Moon for its constant use of stock footage are going, "Huh!?") Anyway, onto the review itself ^_- Suffice it to say, the video and audio quality are about the same as before. However, from this disc onwards (I'm not sure what episode exactly), the problem with the episodes having the wrong opening credits is fixed! It's not because Pioneer fixed it though, it's just because now that Sailor Pluto and Hotaru have arrived, the animation they've been using all along is the correct one for the episodes ^^; The menus feature Sailor Mercury, and are one of the many reasons for this disc being my favourite out of the four released. Containing another 6 episodes in uncut subtitled and uncut dubbed format, this is the best disc so far in terms of content. There's one filler episode on this disc, and another three that seem like any other filler episode but do advance the storyline (and of course the fourth episode has Rainbow Moon Heart Ache ^^). However, the remaining two episodes are the best so far in the series, with the Talismans and Holy Grail that Uranus and Neptune have been searching for finally appearing (along with Sailor Pluto), Sailor Moon gaining a new power, and Eugeal getting killed (technically a spoiler, but was there are single person here who didn't think she'd get killed eventually? No? Good.) Eugeal's successor as Professor Tomoe's main henchman (henchwoman?) is the celebrity-obsessed Mimet, who's very... celebrity-obsessed ^^; Towards the end of this disc we also get introduced to Hotaru, a frail girl with an imporant secret who Chibi-Usa becomes friends with... The outside cover shows Super Sailor Moon, and is the best one so far - yes, even better than the Mars/Venus picture. It's a shame Amazon don't have a picture of it, but if you search online I'm sure you can find one somewhere else. The inside cover shows Sailor Pluto and is kind of boring in my opinion, but at least the choice is there. Time to sum up. If you've bought the first three already you must like the series at least a little bit, and this is the best one so far, so get this. Although I think most people buy one disc at a time, so if you've bought the first three you're probably somewhere between liking the series and being scarily obsessed with it (I won't comment on where I go on the scale ;), so it's pretty much a given that you'll want to buy this. ^^"
Loved This Season
Sarah Finley | Beaverton, OR USA | 06/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have actually seen the entire run of Sailor Moon in its original Japanese, and I personally loved this particular season. Hotaru is one of my favorite characters. She's not what she seems. There are several different personalities in her all at once. She appears weak but in fact is very powerful. Her friendship with Chibi-Usa is very touching. Many of these episodes are very touching, but only in their original Japanese with English subtitles. When it was dubbed, it lost a great deal of its seriousness, as if America is afraid that an animated tv show should have any sort of value or that it should in any way relate to real feelings. Of course the whole concept of Sailor Moon in the literal sense isn't believable, but when she's Usagi, she's definitely a normal teenage girl with many hopes and dreams, just like many girls her age. So if you're going to watch the last few seasons of Sailor Moon, do yourself a favor and watch it in its original Japanese with English subtitles."
Sailormoon S - The Mid-Season CLIMAX!
miakarayne | Tucson, AZ United States | 06/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This disc contains some of the most important episodes of the S season. And if you are a Sailormoon fan these episodes SHOULD NOT BE MISSED! As seen in their ORIGINAL form!First, Minako has a problem. After so many attacks by the Death Busters on Pure Hearts, she is beginning to wonder... Since she hasn't been attacked, does that mean she isn't "pure"?? Secret identities are revealed to all, and the TRUE holders of the Talismans are found! This revelation means a new power-up for Sailormoon, Super style! Uranus and Neptune must sacrifice their lives?!! Sailorpluto makes the scene again, along with a NEW character named Hotaru (my favorite character in the series, along with Mars ^_^). Chibi-usa finds a friend in Hotaru, but there's something strange about her... This is a new twist in the S series and nothing is what it seems...Honestly, these are a few of the most emotionally compacting episodes of the Sailormoon series. In many of the episodes the animation is top-notch, and the original seiyuu (voice actors/actresses) are superb in carrying out what these episodes demand (by way of emotion)... I really can't recommend it enough!"
One of the Best Sailormoon DVDs Yet
A Saliormoon Fan | USA | 01/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Before we get started, I cannot stress enough: watch this DVD in japanese with subtitles. You really do miss much of the emotion and meaning if you listen to the english dubbed.Sailor Moon S has a reputation for being the best of the Sailor Moon seasons. This DVD will not let you down. "A Time of Shock! True Identies Revealed to One Another"
-This episode gets the action rolling. Uranus and Neptune reveal their identies to the Sailor senshi at last."Death of Uranus and Neptune!? Talismans Appear... This is, without a doubt, my favorite episode of all time. Haruka and Michiru fans rejoice as Haruka and Michiru finally reveal- or at the least strongly suggest- their romantic feelings to each other, only to have to pay the ultimate price later in the episode. The japanese voice actors did an amazing job, and really poured emotion in the voices. I could keep praising, but time to move on. :)"The Grail's Divine Power! Moon's Double Transformation"
-Well, the title gives away most of the episode: Sailor Moon finally gets ahold of the grail and transforms into Super Sailor Moon- but whether she's the Messiah remains to be seen. A must see!"Who is the True Messiah? Chaos of Light and Darkness" and "A House Full of Evil Presence! The Secret of the Beautiful Girl, Hotaru"
-These two episodes focus on Professor Tomoe's switch to the bubbly celebrity-crazy Mimet as his assisant, and the introduction of Chibi Usa's mysterious new friend Hotaru- who happens to be Proffesor Tomoe's daughter. Defiantly worth watching!"Crazy for Celebrities! Mimet, in Doubt"
-This is a light-hearted episode, a perfect end note after all the drama. The Death Busters are still out in search of pure heart crystals- however this time, they're just mass-collecting them for the awakening of their evil Messiah of Silence...All in all, I give this DVD 5 stars. Enjoy!"