Madman Entertainment picks up Sailor Moon for AUS and NZ

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I just received my Sailor Moon S Part 1 set from Madman and the box is absolutely hideous... it sticks out like a sore thumb against the previous two pink sets and the background design is pretty horrendous too and not as pretty as the first two sets. But the video quality is so good!! :confused: mixed feelings...
 

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ChibiBoi said:
I just received my Sailor Moon S Part 1 set from Madman and the box is absolutely hideous... it sticks out like a sore thumb against the previous two pink sets and the background design is pretty horrendous too and not as pretty as the first two sets. But the video quality is so good!! :confused: mixed feelings...
Pics pls.
 

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I think the one that doesn't match most is Sailor Moon R Part 1 (of the standard DVD cases)

S Part 1 Limited Edition DVD
https://d1m6vmmwsgiy3l.cloudfront.net/media/Releases/35187/35187-1358438.jpg

S Part 1 Standard DVD
https://d1m6vmmwsgiy3l.cloudfront.net/media/Releases/35185/35185-1358419.jpg

S Part 1 iTunes - All the extra text makes this look bad
http://is5.mzstatic.com/image/thumb...726-f55ac4cf78df/source/100000x100000-999.jpg

R Part 1 Standard DVD
https://d1m6vmmwsgiy3l.cloudfront.net/media/Releases/35132/35132-1185468.jpg
 

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West said:
I think the one that doesn't match most is Sailor Moon R Part 1 (of the standard DVD cases)

S Part 1 Limited Edition DVD
https://d1m6vmmwsgiy3l.cloudfront.net/media/Releases/35187/35187-1358438.jpg

S Part 1 Standard DVD
https://d1m6vmmwsgiy3l.cloudfront.net/media/Releases/35185/35185-1358419.jpg

S Part 1 iTunes - All the extra text makes this look bad
http://is5.mzstatic.com/image/thumb...726-f55ac4cf78df/source/100000x100000-999.jpg

R Part 1 Standard DVD
https://d1m6vmmwsgiy3l.cloudfront.net/media/Releases/35132/35132-1185468.jpg
Is there a pic of all 3 side by side?
 
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ChibiBoi said:
I just received my Sailor Moon S Part 1 set from Madman and the box is absolutely hideous... it sticks out like a sore thumb against the previous two pink sets and the background design is pretty horrendous too and not as pretty as the first two sets. But the video quality is so good!! :confused: mixed feelings...
I thought the same thing when I received mine the other day, The blue sticks out SO MUCH compared to the pink! I don't know why they went with blue.
 
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There's just no sense of cohesion when you look at Madman's covers. They don't look good on the shelf together and also the placement of Sailor Moon is random when compared to each other.
 

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I think the madman ones look great next to each other. Far more interesting to look at compared to the Viz ones (which look lazy).
 
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Sera-V said:
I think the madman ones look great next to each other. Far more interesting to look at compared to the Viz ones (which look lazy).
On the contrary, Madman's actually looks like they didn't even bother checking the previous boxes before making their next artwork. Position of the logo is in different positions and sizes, same with the Sailor Moon artwork on the cover and the spines. It doesn't look like they paid attention to any detail at all whereas Viz's artwork has a LOT of detail and the shimmery embellishments make them look really good in person.

Madman's just looks more "interesting" because there's a lot of crap on it, but there's no thought behind any of it.

Also, if you wanna talk about lazy, the background for Madman's S cover looks lazy af. It looks like a cutout of Sailor Moon placed in front of a bunch of heart stamps and looks fan made.

I don't wanna bash Madman or anything because I love their picture quality and I appreciate them, but their box art just gets worse and worse like they don't care at all. Not to mention the actual DVD casework is even more completely inconsistent.
 

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Uhh, aren't all the box art "cut out" images on Sailor moon on some generic pattern? Viz is using stars and mm are using doilys. Colour scheme wise, using a single colour per season is standard nowadays, walk into DVD store and 80% of TVs series pull that trick. I like the fact that mm is not opting for that.

Is the sailor moon artwork on the spine really that different?...

That being said Kaze France have the best box art imo.
 
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ChibiBoi said:
Sera-V said:
I don't wanna bash Madman or anything because I love their picture quality and I appreciate them, but their box art just gets worse and worse like they don't care at all. Not to mention the actual DVD casework is even more completely inconsistent.
At least the spines don't end up like this
 
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Sera-V said:
Uhh, aren't all the box art "cut out" images on Sailor moon on some generic pattern? Viz is using stars and mm are using doilys. Colour scheme wise, using a single colour per season is standard nowadays, walk into DVD store and 80% of TVs series pull that trick. I like the fact that mm is not opting for that.

Is the sailor moon artwork on the spine really that different?...

That being said Kaze France have the best box art imo.
Yeah I do like Kaze France's complete season sets the best. They utilized the space really well, which is something that both Viz and Madman don't do really well, though Viz's covers look more calculated where as Madman looks like someone vomited on the floor and however things landed was how it was kept LOL

And Kaze's background doesn't look like a generic pattern. It looks like thought was actually put into it, which is what I hate most about Madman's covers. And don't even get me started about Madman's S standard edition cover and the placement of the Sailor Guardians...
 

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NJ_ said:
https://twitter.com/MadFest/status/824784948628295680

We’re extremely thrilled to reveal that #SailorMoonR: The Movie will premiere exclusively at #MadFest Perth~!
http://www.animefestival.com.au/events/ ... the-movie/
Just read that they also will be releasing this on DVD: http://b2b.madman.com.au/actions/catalogue.do?method=view&releaseId=39205

Why it'll be just DVD and not Blu-ray is way beyond me. I'd assume that the master copies of the feature films would be of nicer quality than the TV-episodes?