YAYAY they are bring back sailor moon!!!! this was the very first manga I read and I loved it !!!! and it is back!! I can not wait to get this whyyyyyy does it have to be in September why not now!!!! Thank you Kodansha Comics you guy are awesome!!!!
I finished collecting all of the Mixx editions four years ago. It makes me excited to see that Kodansha is re-releasing these, because as much as I enjoyed the originals, I can't help but expect to see a better quality of book. I especially would like to see the use of Naoko Tackeuchi's original names, and the Japanese manga format.
I'm not generally a fan of shojo manga, but I do tend to enjoy the ones that blend a little bit of shonen style into their work, like Keiko Takamiya and Rumiko Takahashi, and I wish there were English editions of Ryoko Ikeda's work Rose of Versailles. But I'm glad that I'll get a chance to sample Sailor Moon. It's been a shame that it languished under Tokyopop for so long. "Hey, we have this popular manga that helped create our reputation! Now let's cast it aside and not reprint it any more." Yeesh.
Not only did they lose the rights to it, but (from what I remember) Takeuchi & Kodansha were pretty ticked off by what Mixx/Tokyopop did with the series so talk between the two companies were pretty tense during that time. One of the big rumors during that era was that Takeuchi had put her foot down saying that she didn't want the manga released state-side again. That was the rumor, anyway. Not sure how much of that is true, but I do remember hearing that NT was pretty upset at the liberties TP was taking with her series so odds are she just didn't want TP getting their mitts on it again, not that I blame her.
OMG OMG OMG OMG! I remember when I was younger and wished I could afford the Manga's when they were in the stores. And as I got older I would constantly go in to get some but I could find none. My heart was shattered when I realized that the Manga was no long being published in the US. Sailor Moon was the FIRST Anime I ever saw and I always regretted NEVER reading the Manga. The fact that this is coming out I'm just sooooooo excited now. I cant wait tell September!
Same for me! (Except for the fact that I didn't even know what Manga was until my last couple years of high school, when some friends of mine told me about it.) But I used to watch the show when it was on TV, and now that the Manga series is being re-released, I would LOVE to finally read it!!!
YEAH! The same thing happened to me! I went to B&N all the time years back and then BAM! there weren't there anymore! Luckily I completed my collection by scouring eBay. I am happy you now get to enjoy the series!
My beloved manga is back! ^__^ I can finally complete and replace my collection WITHOUT being stabbed by the prices. People were wanting $20 + for a book that originally cost (here in the US) $12 and change. The ones I have are from Mixx/TokyoPop...they might end up being collector's editions now. lol. But I can't wait to buy them. The prices so far look very reasonable, but I will wait to see what shipping does to it. Though it's more understandable should they be coming from overseas.
Once again..... ^____________________________^ to my manga coming home!
I'm looking forward to the Sailor V manga too. I have all the sailor moon manga in pretty good condition. I wonder if the anime will be rereleased because of this? I sure don't want to pay $200 for one season!
I'm really excited for this manga... I want it to be successful in the market... every real Moonie does. The fact that they condensed this manga series to 12 books instead of 18 is better financially for me.
And, I compared the 2011 Italian version of this manga to the old 90s English Mixx version... and it looks like they redrew the lines and recolored it and everything! They really fixed up mistakes that were in the comic. I'm very happy.
This re-release is being based on the re-release that was done in Japan in the early 2000's which I think was for an anniversary of the series. The anime license is held by a different company. Toei was looking for someone to pick up the US license about a year ago, but I never heard of any takers
I thought there were 18 tankubon/18 volumes and 5 story arcs. They're combining volumes?
I have like 3-4 of the former Mixx/Tokyopop version, and I used to have vol.1-5 of the manga in Japanese. But I loan to someone the first three volumes to translate for me and they swore they got it back to me and never did. I even went as far as getting the transcalation of the manga on CD thru ebay. But I think I would like to get these new re-published version since it should have more accurate translation w/o leaving out things. Would love to hold these mangas in my hands. I'd definitely would buy it from amazon if the prices remain the same or reasonable.