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Lisa Lumby-Richards (adaptation) (English version)
Naoko Takeuchi (author: Kodansha Monthly Nakayoshi)
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Fiore, an old friend from Mamoru's lonely childhood who couldn't survive on Earth, returns with flowers he promised Mamoru... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Kotono Mitsuishi ... Usagi Tsukino / Sailor Moon (voice)
Tôru Furuya ... Mamoru Chiba / Tuxedo Kamen (voice)
Michie Tomizawa ... Rei Hino / Sailor Mars (voice)
Aya Hisakawa ... Ami Mizuno / Sailor Mercury (voice)
Emi Shinohara ... Makoto Kino / Sailor Jupiter (voice)
Rica Fukami ... Minako Aino / Sailor Venus (voice)
Keiko Han ... Luna (voice)
Yasuhiro Takato ... Artemis (voice)
Kae Araki ... Chibiusa (voice)
Wakana Yamazaki ... Flower Youma Gurishina (voice)
Hiromi Nishikawa ... Flower Youma Kanpanyura (voice)
Megumi Ogata ... Young Mamoru (voice)
Tomoko Maruo ... Young Fiore (voice)
Mahito Ôba ... Newscaster (voice)
Hikaru Midorikawa ... Fiore (voice)
Yumi Tôma ... Xenian Flower (voice)
Terri Hawkes ... Serena / Sailor Moon (voice: English version)

Tracey Hoyt ... Rini (voice: English version)

Susan Roman ... Lita / Sailor Jupiter (voice: English version)
Karen Bernstein ... Amy / Sailor Mercury (voice: English version)

Katie Griffin ... Raye / Sailor Mars (voice: English version)

Stephanie Morgenstern ... Mina / Sailor Venus (voice: English version)

Vince Corazza ... Darien / Tuxedo Mask (voice: English version) (as Vince Corroza)

Jill Frappier ... Luna (voice: English version)
Ron Rubin ... Artemis (voice: English version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steven Bednarski ... Fiore (voice: English version)

Sabrina Grdevich ... The Kisenian Blossom (voice: English version)

Julie Lemieux ... Young Darien (voice: English version)
Mary Long ... Young Fiore (voice: English version)

Directed by
Kunihiko Ikuhara 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lisa Lumby-Richards  adaptation (English version) (as Lisa Lumby Richards)
Naoko Takeuchi  author: Kodansha Monthly Nakayoshi
Sukehiro Tomita  screenplay

Produced by
Hideki Goto .... supervising producer (English version) (as Henry Goto)
Louis Hurtubise .... producer (English version)
James McGowan .... executive producer (English version)
Janice Sonski .... executive producer (English version)
Tsutomu Tomari .... executive producer
Hiroe Tsukamoto .... producer (English version)
Original Music by
Takanori Arisawa 
Cinematography by
Motoi Takahashi (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Yasuhiro Yoshikawa 
Art Direction by
Junichi Taniguchi 
Production Management
Munehisa Higuchi .... production manager
Toshiro Takamizu .... assistant unit manager
Makiko Takane .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Takuya Igarashi .... assistant director
Art Department
Tadao Kubota .... art supervisor
Kunio Tsujita .... color key
Sound Department
Yasuyuki Konno .... sound effects
Angelo Oddi .... sound mixer (English version)
Adam Smith .... sound recording engineer (English version)
Yoshikazu Suzuki .... sound recording assistant
Yasuo Tachibana .... sound recordist
Kozue Tsuruta .... sound effects assistant
Special Effects by
Chiaki Hirao .... special effects
Norio Katsuoka .... special effects
Masayuki Kawachi .... special effects
Yoshiaki Okada .... special effects
Nao Ota .... special effects
Shôji Satô .... special effects
Nobuhiro Shimokawa .... special effects
Animation Department
Yasuhiro Aoki .... key animator
Takashi Aoyama .... key animator
Koichi Arai .... key animator
Kazuhisa Asai .... background artist
Yuki Enatsu .... inbetween animator
Mikiko Enomura .... ink and paint artist
Hideki Hamazu .... key animator (as Hideki Hamasu)
Shinya Hasegawa .... key animator
Kazuyuki Hashimoto .... background artist
Jun'ichi Hayama .... key animator
Shinichi Hirai .... inbetween animator
Daisuke Hiruma .... key animator
Masae Honbashi .... ink and paint artist
Yasuko Horii .... ink and paint artist
Nao Ikeda .... background artist
Yuu Ikeda .... inbetween animator
Tetsuya Inukai .... background artist
Kiyomi Ishiwatari .... inbetween animator
Yasue Itasaka .... ink and paint artist
Ikuko Itô .... key animator (as Ikuko Ito)
Hisashi Kagawa .... key animator
Kyoko Kametani .... inbetween animator (as Kyoko Kameya)
Yasuko Kanno .... ink and paint artist
Ai Kikuchi .... inbetween animator
Yuya Kishi .... inbetween animator
Hisatoshi Kokubo .... inbetween animator
Yoshimi Komai .... inbetween animator
Takeshi Kumagaya .... inbetween animator
Ayako Kurata .... inbetween animator
Mamoru Kurosawa .... key animator
Ryoichi Kyakumoto .... inbetween animator
Kaori Masaoka .... inbetween animator
Yoshihiko Matsui .... inbetween animator
Yuichiro Matsumoto .... inbetween animator
Hiromi Matsushita .... key animator
Hisashi Mawatari .... inbetween animator
Sonomi Mori .... inbetween animator
Tomoyoshi Muruyama .... inbetween animator
Michiyo Nagai .... ink and paint artist
Koji Nashizawa .... key animator
Masumi Nikaido .... ink and paint artist
Kinue Nishida .... inbetween animator
Yoko Obori .... ink and paint artist (as Yoko Ohori)
Morihito Ohara .... background artist
Hiroko Oshima .... inbetween animator
Kayo Oshima .... inbetween animator
Tsuneo Ozeki .... background artist (as Tsueno Ozeki)
Kouji Sakagi .... background artist (as Koji Sakaki)
Yoshiko Sakuma .... ink and paint artist
Takeshi Sasaki .... inbetween animator
Miyuki Sato .... background artist
Aiko Seguchi .... ink and paint artist
Naotoshi Shida .... key animator
Yoshiyuki Shikano .... background artist
Hiromi Shirakami .... inbetween animator
Shigeyuki Suga .... key animator
Noriko Sugiyama .... inbetween animator
Kazuko Tadano .... animation director
Shino Tagami .... inbetween animator
Kenichi Tajiri .... background artist
Mineko Takaishi .... ink and paint artist
Kazuhiro Takamura .... inbetween animator
Setsuya Tanabe .... inbetween animator
Yûichi Tanaka .... key animator (as Yuichi Tanaka)
Junichi Taniguchi .... character designer
Yuka Terao .... inbetween animator
Akiko Tokinae .... ink and paint artist
Yukiko Tominaga .... ink and paint artist
Shinichi Toyonaga .... ink and paint artist
Keiko Tsuchiya .... inbetween animator
Tomoko Ueki .... ink and paint manager
Atsuko Ueno .... inbetween animator
Chika Ueno .... inbetween animator
Tatsuya Uetsu .... inbetween animator
Yukiko Ueyama .... ink and paint artist
Kenichi Umemoto .... inbetween animator
Jean Uramoto .... ink and paint artist
Hiroshi Washizaki .... background artist
Maki Yamada .... inbetween animator
Noriyasu Yamauchi .... key animator
Masahide Yanagisawa .... key animator
Miki Yoshikawa .... inbetween animator
Mitsuo Yoshino .... background artist
Keiko Yoshizawa .... ink and paint artist
Minoru Ôkôchi .... background artist (as Minoru Ôkouchi)
Editorial Department
Igor Boros .... editor: video (English version)
Scott Broad .... editor: video (English version)
Matthew Clayson .... editor: video (English version)
Music Department
Angelo Oddi .... music designer (English version)
Bob Summers .... composer: additional music (English version)
Other crew
Iriya Azuma .... planning
Igor Boros .... video designer (English version)
Scott Broad .... video designer (English version)
Matthew Clayson .... video designer (English version)
Janice Sonski .... story editor (English version)
John Stocker .... voice director (English version)
Rika Takahashi .... English subtitles
Nicole Thuault .... dubbing coordinator (English version)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gekijô-ban - Bishôjo senshi Sêrâ Mûn R" - Japan (original title)
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60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Argentina:Atp | Canada:G (Manitoba) (special edition) (DVD) | Canada:PG (Nova Scotia) (special edition) (DVD) | Spain:T

Did You Know?

Continuity: Tuxedo Mask knocks Fiore's sword out of his hands and it lands between Artemis's legs. As Fiore's nails are growing, Luna is where Artemis should be and she has the sword between her legs. The other cat is missing. Then when Tuxedo Mask falls down, both of the cats are back and they are lying down by the sword with Artemis in front again.See more »
Rini - Sailor Mini Moon:Why is it do you think we fight for you?
Serena - Sailor Moon:Mental void?
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Movie Connections:
Moon RevengeSee more »


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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Excellent, polished and fast-paced Sailor Senshi action that never loses it's thrill., 1 September 2001
Author: vkn from Amsterdam

Even after watching this several times, this film still leaves a very strong impression on one. It helps if you at least have some familiarity with the Sailor Moon saga (and the thrill will be intensified a lot of you happen to be a major fan, it did for me at any rate ^^). But even those who only know the series by name will have a good time watching this; it's not too hard to follow for the non-fan.

What's mostly impressive is the lightning quick pace of it all; after an introduction to the film's (admittedly flimsy) intrigue, we're treated to a -tremendous- battle scene in Tokyo between the Sailor Senshi and a flower monster. Backed by some hyper-infectuous music and all the funky transform and attack scenes of the early seasons, it's a supreme treat for Sailor Senshi fans. And it's only the beginning; the battle moves to an asteroid in space afterwards. There, the impressive action scenes continue and the plot thickens with insights into the "villain" Fiore that reveal him to be a very interesting character.

Granted, the concept of a misguided "non-villain" who is not properly evil has been done before, but the theme is treated with lots of style in Fiore's case and works excellently; both his sympathetic moments and his flashes of nastiness can be related to, making him a well-built character (and he looks damn cool with that hair, even if it -is- an obvious take on the earlier Ail and Ann designs). All the other characters get some very good moments as well, with Mamoru in particular gaining some much-needed depth to himself in the form of a dark childhood and the mention that he's "been alone all his life". The others do a good job of providing moments of touching friendship and understanding of each other, as well as some utterly hilarious comical moments that manage to give one hysterics every time (Usagi landing flat on her bum while the other leap through the air with grace springs to mind). And of course everyone's amusing typical character traits we know and love from the series rear their heads.

The theme of despairing loneliness, and how it is to find a friend who breaks through all this seems to be the main message of the movie. The way it's treated may strike some as a bit corny, but it works well for those who are prepared to use their imagination for it. It's mainly due to the pretty images and the great music that the film succeeds in making you feel moved and excited all along. Beautiful color palettes are used to create different moods, especially during flashbacks, and there are several subtelties in the visuals that deserve praise; note how the rooms in both flashbacks between Usagi and Mamoru look oddly similiar but with very different colors, and the recurring image of a flower is quite beautiful (there's also a scene that seems like an amusing little nod to Aliens, see if you can pick it out). The thrilling final descent back to earth, set to the beat of the gorgeous song "Moon Revenge" is a simply unforgettable moment which on it's own gives the movie a lot of impact (and it's reason enough to avoid the US dub like the plague; I'm told they chopped out the song as well as the usual scandalous butchery job they've done to the series). It's animation directed at it's very best. The only niggle I can find about the story and the directing is that the Senshi are somehow able to breathe in space, apparently. But, this being a fantasy story, one can hardly blame it for being built on... well, fantasy, basically.

The overall quality of the animation has stood the test of time well and remains very presentable despite never really soaring to eye-popping levels. The detail on the artwork and characters is still quite good and refined, and as stated above, it's the clever use of colors and images that give this movie a lot of strength in the sentimental moments. All of this action, emotion and beauty packed in just over an hour makes for a stunning film that leaves one impressed time and time again (Disney, and in fact all of Hollywood can merely stand and weep in front of Japanese skill of this calibre). It has all the typical fun a Sailor Senshi fan can expect coated with plenty of extra gloss and even a good deal of substance. Fans of the saga or of pretty shojo series in general need not hesitate, and others are encouraged to let themselves be tempted by this little gem. It has that special kind of spark that makes a movie fun to re-visit time and time again.

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