Pioneer Sailor Moon Movie Covers
The original Japanese Sailormoon R Movie LD cover (picture #1) features
Sailormoon with the ginzuishou in the foreground. In the background towards
the top are the side profiles of Tuxedo Kamen and Fioret. Below them, the
Sailor Team and Chibi-usa are in various poses.
The Pioneer Sailor Moon R Movie DVD cover and the Sailor Moon R
Movie dubbed VHS, Promise of the Rose, feature Princess Serenity
looking backwards over her shoulder. I don't know where this picture is
from; it looks different from most of the Sailormoon R season and movie
artwork, so my guess is that Pioneer had it created for the dubbed VHS and
DVD. Does anyone know for certain?
The Pioneer Sailor Moon R Movie subtitled VHS cover (the last image above)
is a combination of two separate images. In the picture, the Sailor Team in the
background and Princess Serenity is in the foreground. The picture of the four
Sailor Senshi comes from the introduction to the movie (picture #4). The image
of Princess Serenity (picture #5) comes from an important scene in the movie.
The first picture is of the Japanese Sailormoon S Movie LD cover. It
features a large picture of SuperSailormoon's head with SuperSailormoon
posed above a crowd of characters. In the center are human Luna, Kakeru with
Himeko, and the cats. On the left side are the three Outer Senshi and
Chibimoon; on the right is the Sailor Team. The LD cover is actually based on
a picture Naoko-san drew for the Lover of Princess
Kaguya manga. The only major differences are the poses of Neptune
and Chibimoon, and the lack of Snow Kaguya in the LD image (as she is replaced
by Sailormoon's body on the LD cover). (Note: For those of you who don't
know, Diana in the manga appears in the Black Moon arc. In the anime, Diana
doesn't appear until the SuperS TV series.)
The third and fourth images are Pioneer's Sailor Moon S Movie DVD and
dubbed VHS cover. Both have Super Sailor Moon on the front. This picture
is actually based on the second image above, which is the Japanese Sailormoon
S TV Series LD #1 cover. The Pioneer image was touched up so that
Sailormoon became Super Sailor Moon. Notice that Super Sailor Moon has pins
in her hair, different earrings, a different brooch, and the different
shoulder pads. However, the face and the hair are nearly identical, as well
as most of the shading.
The final picture is Pioneer's Sailor Moon S Movie subtitled VHS. It
has the Sailor Team, Chibimoon, and Tuxedo Kamen. This image is the last
scene in the third Sailormoon S TV Series opening. The original image
(picture #4) is cropped so that the Outer Senshi (Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto)
are not on the cover. They originally appeared to the right of Tuxedo Kamen
and the senshi.
The first picture is the Japanese Sailormoon SuperS Movie LD cover.
As you can see, SuperSailormoon and SuperSailorchibimoon are full-bodied
in the foreground. On either side of Chibimoon's legs are the Outer
Senshi to the left and the Sailor Team to the right. I'd like to think
that they're screaming, "Help me! I'm stuck behind Chibimoon's arse!" but
that would be immature. Anyway, further up in the background is
Chibimoon's current squeeze, Peruru, surrouned by Bon Bon Babies. Mmm.
The third and fourth pictures are Pioneer's Sailor Moon SuperS Movie
DVD and dubbed VHS covers. The image, the same on both, yet again has
Super Sailor Moon on it, only this time she's surrounded by different shades
of sunny yellow and white map stencil outlines. This picture is modeled
after the second image above, which is a Japanese trading card of part of
the SuperS TV Series opening. There are subtle differences between
these pictures; subtle partially because the trading card picture is so
small and blurry. Anyway, if you study the heads, you can tell that they're
a bit different- the ears, the neck, the smile, and the eyes. More obvious
are the hair and the front bow.
The final picture is Pioneer's Sailor Moon SuperS Movie subtitled
VHS cover. The cover has the Sailor Team and Chibimoon on it. The
original image comes from the end of the opening of the SuperS TV
Series, and cut out of it is Tuxedo Kamen. He was to the left of the
senshi, and the red from the inside of his cape was behind Mercury and
Chibimoon. The cape was edited out of course. Poor Tuxey.
The second picture above is the cover of Pioneer's box set for the Sailor
Moon movies. The image is based on the first image from the beginning
of the Sailor Moon R movie. The Dream Set, Pioneer's name for
the box set, is actually pretty boring and ugly IMO.
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