NEW YORK, NEW YORK (October 14, 2011) – Kodansha USA Publishing is pleased to announce that Sailor Moon volume 1 has sold out in just four weeks, so the company has commissioned a second print run equal to the first, doubling the initial 50,000 copy run and bringing the total to 100,000 copies in print.
Sailor Moon’s return to the U.S. market is a clear success, with the first volume currently holding the number one spot on The New York Times bestseller list for the third week in a row. Reviews of the new editions have been stellar as well, with great reviews coming in from all over.
Source: Anime News Network
I confess that, following an initial spark of excitement and flipping through the first few pages and reading the translation notes, my copies of Sailor Moon and Sailor V are sitting on the coffee table unread. So very pretty, but I can’t see myself actually rereading the whole series at this point. The thought of buying the rest of the series is suddenly very daunting. Wonder how much of the sales numbers is made up of nostalgia-based purchases that may go unread?