Posts tagged sailor moon

Posted 2 years ago

Kodansha: Sailor Moon 1 Reprinted after 50,000 Sell Out

Kodansha USA Publishing, the American arm of the Japanese publisher Kodansha, announced on Friday that the English version of Sailor Moonmanga volume 1 will get a second print run after the first print run of 50,000 copies “sold out in just four weeks.” 


Kodansha USA did not specify if the 50,000 copies of Naoko Takeuchi's magical girl manga sold out at the distributor level or at the retailer level. With the second print run, the volume will have 100,000 copies in print.

Kodansha noted that the first volume of Sailor Moon has stayed on top of The New York Timesmanga bestseller list for a third week in a row since it debuted on September 13. Takeuchi’s related Codename: Sailor V volume 1 had two weeks at #2 after debuting on September 13.


Posted 2 years ago

'Sailor Moon' Tops the September Graphic Novel List

The world’s most famous magical girl, Sailor Moon, has returned to North America through Kodansha’s new release of the manga. Now the first volume has taken the top spot in Nielsen BookScan’s chart of best selling graphic novels for September 2011.

Codename: Sailor V placed second and Naruto volume 52 took third.

Previously Sailor Moon was released in North America through Tokyopop. The series had been out of print since 2005 before Kodansha USA released it on September 13. Codename: Sailor V never saw a North American release until September 13. 


Posted 3 years ago

Kodansha USA to Publish Sailor Moon, Sailor V Manga

Kodansha USA Publishing announced on Friday that itsKodansha Comics imprint will publish Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon magical girl manga and its two-volume prequel Codename: Sailor V starting this September.

The former has been condensed into 12 bi-monthly “deluxe-edition” volumes (from its original 18), and two more volumes of short stories have been added.

The new edition — with "new cover art, retouched interior art and dialogue along with extensive bonus material from Takeuchi" — is based on the 2003 Japanese re-release of the manga.

The 1991 manga Codename: Sailor V revolves around middle schooler Minako Aino, a magical girl and crime fighter. In the more well-known 1992 Sailor Moon series, Minako Aino is the side character “Sailor V” while Usagi Tsukino (“Bunny” in the previous English-language manga edition and “Serena” in the English version of the television anime adaptation) takes the lead role, the titular Sailor Moon.

Mixx Entertainment (now called Tokyopop) licensed the manga for English release in North America, but the series has been out of print for six years.Codename: Sailor V has never had an official English-language release in North America.

In 1992, Toei Animation premiered a television anime adaptation that would run through 1997, and then be dubbed into Italian, Spanish, German, English, Tagalog, and other languages. The anime has seen a resurgence of interest in recent months, including an upcoming Italian videogame for the Nintendo DS and a relicensing by m4e in Germany