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“Sailor Moon” movie to hit U.S. theaters this month

You know 2017 is already better than 2016 when anime films are releasing in U.S. theaters. Joining “Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale” and “Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions” releasing this spring is a re-release of “Sailor Moon R: The Movie”!

Credit: Toei Animation
Credit: Toei Animation

VIZ Media and Eleven Arts have teamed up to bring “Sailor Moon” fans the film this month starting Jan. 19 at more than 300 theaters in the U.S. Both English language dubbed and Japanese audio with English subtitled showings will be offered. The “Sailor Moon” anime short “Make Up! Sailor Guardians” will screen just before the film. According to, fans will get an exclusive Sailor Guardian character art board as a gift with ticket purchase, while supplies last and those who attend the English language dubbed showings will also get to see an exclusive interview and introduction by the English voice cast.

Credit: Toei Animation
Credit: Toei Animation

The film first released in 1993 in Japan and screened for Western audiences in 1999. The plot follows “Tuxedo Mask when Mamoru is a kid. He gives a flower to another child named Fiore, who then promises Mamoru he will come back to repay him for the kindness. However, Fiore’s return isn’t exactly pleasant, and it falls to the Sailor Scouts to prevent his scheming plot (”

There will be screenings in five Texas cities.

  • Austin: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Austin Village) on Jan. 24
  • Dallas: Angelika (Dallas) on Jan. 19, 21, 23
  • Plano: Angelika (Plano) on Jan. 19 and 22
  • Houston: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Mason Park) on Jan. 24, 25
  • El Paso: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on Jan. 26

Check out the trailer below!

To purchase tickets, see Eleven Arts’ website

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