Viz Media Europe Acquires "Sailor Moon"
Toei Animation Europe announced on its official website this week that a deal for DVD distribution rights to the classic magical girl series Sailor Moon has been signed with Viz Media Europe. Per this agreement, plans are in place for Sailor Moon to be released in Germany and “all the French-speaking European countries”. The French publisher Kazé will begin by releasing the first 46 episodes that make up the series’ first storyline. For the German release, Viz Media Switzerland intends to release the complete 200 episodes that comprise Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon R, Sailor Moon S, Sailor Moon SuperS and Sailor Stars. The German and French releases will include dubs in their respective languages, as well as the original Japanese voice track with subtitles. Though further release details are still to be announced, a German newsletter issued from Viz Media Switzerland anticipates the DVD release for late this year or early 2014.