In celebration of Sailor Moon’s 20th anniversary, Kodansha is releasing a kanzenban or “complete edition/full version” of the Sailor Moon manga series. The interior artwork has been digitally remastered and reviewed and approved by Naoko Takeuchi. All color pages from the original serialization are included. The complete edition is printed in the A5 size and is larger than any previous release (even the English editions), with high quality binding and partially-holographic covers with new art by Takeuchi.
Volumes 1 through 10 include the main Sailor Moon story arcs and the side-stories. Two volumes have been published every month from November 2013 to March 2014. Each volume includes a raffle entry ticket to win various prizes (source).
Codename Sailor V was originally scheduled to be released as volumes 11 and 12 but is now being released separately as volumes 1 and 2 on May 28, 2014, per the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Official Site.
I’m not entirely sure what is meant by “digitally remastered”. The artwork was touched up and partly redrawn for the 2003 release already. What more needs to be revised? The posts on the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Official Site refer to the quality of the reproduction of the color pages and the beautiful binding supervised by Naoko herself (everything has to be approved by Naoko nowadays so that’s not surprising).
The new covers with the gold and silver foil lettering are absolutely stunning. These would be a beautiful set to have on one’s shelf. I’m quite happy with my English “new edition” versions, but these are very, very nice productions that make Sailor Moon look quite classy.
Available now at JList.