Sailor Moon R: The Movie
|Bishoujo Senshi SEERAA MUUN R|
December 5, 1993
|NORTH AMERICAN DUB|
“Sailor Moon R: The Promise of the Rose”
February 8, 2000
The Sailor Moon R movie was the first movie based on the Sailor Moon anime, and was originally released in 1993 in Japan. When shown in theaters, it was screened with the animated short Make up! Sailor Senshi at the beginning. It was released in English with the subtitle "The Promise of the Rose." This film has been rated G by MPAA.
A CD, Sailor Moon R Movie Music Collection, was released on December 21, 1993, and it contained the soundtrack for the film
Fiore, an old childhood friend of Mamoru's, returns to Earth with the flowers he promised him when he was younger. But, an evil flower called the Xenian Flower takes over his weak mind, and controls him. Now, it's up to Sailor Moon and the Inner Senshi to save Mamoru and the Earth from destruction.
- Due to Chibiusa's inclusion in the main cast and her knowledge of the Sailor Senshi's identities, and also Mamoru and Usagi's intact relationship, this story most likely took place after episode 77 and before episode 82 since Chibiusa was still in the present.
- When this movie was screened in theaters in France (as Sailor Moon: Les Fleurs Maléfiques ("Sailor Moon: The Evil Flowers"), the short Make up! Sailor Senshi was replaced by another short based on the anime Tsuyoshi Shikkari Shinasai.
- In Pioneer's R1 DVD release of the movie, the voice of young Mamoru was incorrectly credited as "Emi Ogata."
- The display in the Mercury Goggle was in German in the movie, as opposed to English in the television series.
- In the English dub, the song "Moon Revenge" was replaced with "The Power of Love." The original song was restored for the unedited DVD release.
- The English dub left out the first scene entirely.