'Sailor Moon R: The Movie' Adds More Theaters For Its Limited Showing, Where You Can See It

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Sailor Moon R: The Movie is being shown in more than 300 theaters for the first time in North America this month, with several showings providing viewers the option of seeing it in the original Japanese language with English subtitles or its brand new English dub. More theaters have been added to the list, and showings are extending into early February.

The animated short Make Up! Sailor Guardians is also playing with the film, and those who see the movie in English also get to watch a brief interview with the English voice cast.

As the L.A. Times notes, many fans regard Sailor Moon R: The Movie as the best of the three films. Up until this point in the anime series, Mamoru a.k.a. Tuxedo Mask's past has been shrouded in mystery due to his amnesia. And although Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask have had their relationship strained before, an old friend from Mamoru's past puts their love through yet another test all while the villain tries to destroy the world with poisonous flowers -- naturally. Of course, the entire troupe of Sailor Guardians is along for the ride and themes of love and friendship abound, which should please its intended audience.