Kodansha to publish new English editions of Sailor Moon and Codename wa Sailor V

Kodansha Comics USA is publishing new English language editions of Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon and its prequel Codename wa Sailor V starting September 13, 2011. The new editions, which feature new cover art, retouched interior art and dialogue along with extensive bonus material from Naoko Takeuchi, are based on the Japanese new cover editions published in 2003.

Kodansha Comics USA states that this new edition of Sailor Moon “will be completely true to original” and both series will feature:

- An entirely new, incredibly accurate translation!
- Japanese-style, right-to-left reading!
- New cover art never before seen in the U.S.!
- The original Japanese character names!
- Detailed translation notes!

The books are available at Amazon at a nice preorder discount:

Codename: Sailor V Vol. 1 at Amazon.com
Release date: Sep 13, 2011.
Codename: Sailor V Vol. 2 at Amazon.com
Release date: Nov 15, 2011
Sailor Moon Vol. 1 at Amazon.com
Release date: Sep 13, 2011
Sailor Moon Vol. 2 at Amazon.com
Release date: Nov 15, 2011
Sailor Moon Vol. 3 at Amazon.com
Release date: Jan 17, 2012
Sailor Moon Vol. 4 at Amazon.com
Release date: March 13, 2012

9 thoughts on “Kodansha to publish new English editions of Sailor Moon and Codename wa Sailor V

  1. Quis says:

    Nice layout!

    Will they have 18 volumes of the manga like the original as well? I originally started collecting and reading the manga in Chinese, but I don’t have all of them. Thus, I’m not sure I’d spend the money to get “repeat” volumes (but if I had the money, I totally would!). So, it would be great if they publish the same amount of chapters in each volume!

  2. Katie Weiss says:

    Thank you guys so much for re-releasing Sailor Moon (and releasing Sailor V)!!!! I pre-ordered back in April and I’m so psyched about this entire project!!! I was to young to collect the manga the first time around, so this is great. Also, I love that you guys threw in the Japanese names and not the Western :P The only think I would improve is using more Japanese words (ex: Mamo-chan calls Usako “Ms. Bun-Head” (ick!) I’d prefer to see it as Odango Atama), but I guess it’s better than Bunny!

    Thanks again!!!

    XOXOXOX

    Katie

  3. Sadie Ruiz says:

    I love this website! I come here all the time and usually spend hours looking at all the pictures. I love the new layout too! :D

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