Anime Sailor Moon Set to Hit U.S. Cinemas for Two Special Events in July and August
Fathom Events, VIZ Media and Toei Animation Bring the Treasured Animated
Features to Cinemas This Summer, Featuring an Exclusive Short
DENVER – June 7, 2018 – Sailor Moon, the beloved “Guardian who fights for Love and Justice,” returns to the big screen for “Sailor Moon R & S – The Movies” and “Sailor Moon SuperS – The Movie” this summer. “Sailor Moon R & S – The Movies” will feature an encore presentation of the first film, “Sailor Moon R,” followed by “Sailor Moon S,” where the Sailor Guardians unite once more to battle their chilliest adversary yet. “Sailor Moon SuperS – The Movie” features the classic anime’s third movie “Sailor Moon SuperS,” along with the never-before-seen short, “Ami’s First Love.” In addition to viewing the full-length features, attendees will receive a special event poster, while supplies last.
Tickets for both events are available at www.FathomEvents.com or participating box offices.
Anime fans can catch “Sailor Moon R & S – The Movies” on Saturday, July 28 at 12:55 p.m. and Monday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m. and “Sailor Moon SuperS – The Movie” on Saturday, August 4 at 12:55 p.m. and Monday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m. (all local times)
Fathom Events, VIZ Media and Toei Animation partner to present “Sailor Moon R & S – The Movies” and “Sailor Moon SuperS – The Movie” in more than 580 U.S. cinemas. A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Naoko Takeuchi’s popular manga series Sailor Moon has legions of devoted fans around the globe. “Sailor Moon R” was released in Japan in 1993 and “Sailor Moon S” was released in Japan the following year. These classic films were both directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara and written by Sukehiro Tomita. “Sailor Moon SuperS” was released in Japan in 1995 and was directed by Hiroki Shibata and animated by Toei Animation. It is the third and final film in the Sailor Moon series created by Takeuchi. All the features will be presented uncut and true to the original Japanese version, with English dubbed and subtitled showings also available.
“We are proud to partner again with Toei and VIZ Media to bring this revered anime title to anime devotees nationwide,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. “Fans in hundreds of cinemas across the nation will be thrilled with these exciting animated titles.”
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with participating theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top stage productions including Newsies! The Broadway Musical and George Takei’s Allegiance, major sporting events such as Mayweather vs. McGregor, epic concerts with artists like Lady Antebellum and Sammy Hagar, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events such as Is Genesis History? and IN OUR HANDS: The Battle for Jerusalem, and beloved anime titles like Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 912 locations and 1,427 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About VIZ Media
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan’s largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and ONE PIECE, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at www.VIZ.com.
About Toei Animation Inc.
Based in Los Angeles, Toei Animation Inc. manages the film distribution of Toei’s top properties, including Dragon Ball all series, Sailor Moon, One Piece, Digimon series, Saint Seiya, and many others to North America, Latin America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Toei Animation’s Los Angeles office further handles all categories of consumer product licensing based on its film and television brands within these territories.
For more information, please visit www.toei-animation-usa.com