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3.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful art, translation still a little iffy, November 13, 2011
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This review is from: Sailor Moon 1 (Paperback)
I am not reviewing the Sailor Moon series, which is perfect, but the reprint. The art is still very beautiful and I like the colored, glossy pictures. The re-done covers are fun, too. As for the translation, one thing I did like is the use of the original Japanese names! Usagi, Mamoru, Makoto... they're all there! However, I was a little disappointed overall with the new translation. I thought since this series is known to be so popular here in the US, that they would have put in a little more effort this time around to give us a translation that is accurate AND makes sense. This translation is accurate, but some of the translations don't make sense... For example, the constant use of the word "bro" when the girls are talking about Motoki at the arcade. Are they middle school girls or college frat boys? Its just weird! Also, some of the word choices were strange, Usagi uses words that you wouldn't expect a 14 year old girl to use. I don't usually nitpick things like this, but these are things that would have been easy to fix! Anyways, ultimately I am just glad we have Sailor Moon back here in the States :)
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Initial post: Dec 29, 2011 1:44:32 PM PST
Insightful review--thank you for your thoughts and comments! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 7:29:16 PM PDT
FearTheSwans says:
I can put some insight into the use of the word bro. Rather than Keep the term Motoki ni-san Which would roughly translate out to them shouting out 'Big Brother Matoki!' They tried to condense it into Bro. Either way the Ni-san in the way it is intended in Japanese is not going to translate well into english no matter how they try to do it, but wanting to translate that phrase into english, they settled on Bro, which might work well for guys talking to guys that are buddies, but for Girls in america, not so much.
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