After so many years, VIZ Media has finally got the 5th Season of Sailor Moon (Sailor Moon Sailor Stars) to be released on Blu-Ray and DVD. While this is a delight for its long-time fans in the West, some have reported that in the SAILOR MOON SAILOR STARS booklet, Haruka (Sailor Uranus) and Michiru (Sailor Neptune) were described “as Friends”.
The Sailor Moon community was vocal enough to catch this error and VIZ Media has updated and released a statement regarding this, finally acknowledging them “as partners”.
Their full statement says:
The team here at VIZ was very excited to take on the honor of localizing SAILOR MOON, especially acknowledging that Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus are not friends, but in fact, partners.
We made a mistake in the SAILOR MOON: SAILOR STARS booklet, and we deeply apologize for the implications of our error. We have initiated a reprinting of the booklet with updated language.
Thank you to the SAILOR MOON community for bringing this to our attention. We have been proud of our work supporting the series and will continue to do so in the future.
More details to follow about how to receive a replacement booklet.
Sailor Moon Sailor Stars originally aired in Japan from March 1996 to February 1997 for a total of 34 episodes. VIZ Media announced during their Sailor Moon panel in Anime NYC last year that they will be releasing the series on DVD and Blu-Ray. The first volume was released this month.
Source: VIZ Media (Newsroom)