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Viz Plans Moonlight Party for Sailor Moon Dub Premiere

If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate the premiere of the first newly-dubbed episodes of the classic Sailor Moon anime, Viz has you covered with a special event. Fans are invited to join a live stream slumber party on Friday, September 5, where they’ll be able to dig into the first four episodes of the new dub.

Moonlight Party: A Celebration of SAILOR MOON Reborn! will take place on Viz Media’s YouTube channel, with the festivities set to kick off at 8:00pm Pacific Time (11:00pm Eastern). Viewers will be able to simultaneously watch the episodes on Hulu while the Viz staff provides a lively evening of commentary, inside facts, and more from the company’s San Francisco headquarters.

More details from the press release:

Throughout the Moonlight Party fans may submit their SAILOR MOON questions via YouTube in the comments sections of the livestream, on the official VIZ Media Facebook page, and Twitter by using the special hashtag, #MoonlightParty for a real-time Q&A with VIZ Media staff that will run throughout the event. Fans can interact with members of the VIZ Media SAILOR MOON team, which will be participating in the live stream to answer questions and offer lively commentary and little known information about the series and the premiere episodes. A SAILOR MOON trivia contest also will take place and fans are invited to participate and submit answers via Facebook and Twitter to win special prizes. Sailor Moon fans nationwide are also encouraged to share pictures from their own Moonlight Parties by using the hashtag #MoonlightParty on their favorite social media platforms.

VIZ Media’s first-ever Moonlight Party kicks off the premiere of a host of new SAILOR MOON content that will air exclusively on Neon Alley and Hulu beginning in September for a limited time. In addition to the premiere of Episodes 1-4 on Friday, September 5th, viewers can catch more of SEASON 1 of the classic, uncut SAILOR MOON featuring the new English dub as Episodes 5-23 become available to stream beginning at 12:00am (PST) on Sunday, September 7th. Brand new subtitled SAILOR MOON Episodes 35-36, which present the entire Sailor Guardian team together as one for the first time, along with the Princess they seek, also will premiere on Hulu and Neon Alley, for a limited time only beginning at 12:00am (PDT) Monday, September 8th to celebrate the weekly Moonday.

Fans can also catch the brand new SAILOR MOON reboot – SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL – with the premiere of Episode 5 (subtitled), which introduces the fan favorite character Makoto Kino, Sailor Jupiter, on Hulu and Neon Alley beginning at 3:00am (PST) on Saturday, September 6th.