Another reprint of the Saailor Moon manga...in small format

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Rika-Chicchi

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^ I guess you can open the book in a way that its cover & back cover touch each other, hence turning it into a circular object. lol
 
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Not sure why you'd expect them to have completely new covers? At least they have a few cosmetic changes so they're not 100% the same covers as the kanzenban.

Since the first two volumes included recent but otherwise never before compiled illustrations as their frontispieces, I wonder what illustrations these volumes will include...
 

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I'm currently trying to make progress reading the Bunkoban version of Karakuri Circus.

The text can sometimes be frighteningly small to read - makes me glad for easy on the eye Kanzenban editions :/
 

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I'm currently trying to make progress reading the Bunkoban version of Karakuri Circus.

The text can sometimes be frighteningly small to read - makes me glad for easy on the eye Kanzenban editions :/
Use a magnifying glass (especially for the furigana), like what some elderly people do to read newspapers. lol
 

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It's a different market, this is supposed to be for the casual reader who buy manga in the train station, so it has to be pocket size. People don't carry in the train big books. Usually books are really small in Japan.
And there is no need of another reissue of the shinsoban since it's not out of stock and they haven't announced end of production. You can buy all the volumes in every single bookstore in Japan, along with the Kanzenban. As I said, an edition don't replace the other one, they are for different markets.
 

MariaTenebre

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At this rate, I wouldn't be surprised if they announced a re-release of the original tankoban version. Will we ever get a full-color release or those long-promised art books?

Still, I find that edited version of the perfect edition cover illustration interesting... Assuming they use that as the cover for volume 1 of this new release, I wonder if we'll get similarly edited versions of the other illustrations for the remaining volumes' covers...
I will honestly only buy a re release of the manga if they do a full color release otherwise I am happy with the ones I have.
 

sapphire91

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^ Then they should introduce an online version of the manga too. lol
Many artists are against kindle editions, mainly because they are very easy to pirate, although some of them point artistic reasons as well. Some people prefer pocket size manga and I guess some of them might want an edition with the newer cover art. The 10th anniversary manga edition is nice enough, but the more childish cover art might not be pleasing for older readers, so this is a nice addition. Many people find it milking but compared to Rose of Versailles that gets new edition every 2 years, this is really nothing.
 

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Some people prefer pocket size manga and I guess some of them might want an edition with the newer cover art. The 10th anniversary manga edition is nice enough, but the more childish cover art might not be pleasing for older readers, so this is a nice addition. Many people find it milking but compared to Rose of Versailles that gets new edition every 2 years, this is really nothing.
Perhaps the manga is now like the Bible, w/ so many various shapes & sizes from huge, hard-cover ones to tiny, pocket-sized ones, published continuously from time to time - afterall, the manga can be regarded as the bible of the fandom. lol
 

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Perhaps the manga is now like the Bible, w/ so many various shapes & sizes from huge, hard-cover ones to tiny, pocket-sized ones, published continuously from time to time - afterall, the manga can be regarded as the bible of the fandom. lol
nag, we do not een hae hard cover....
 

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nag, we do not een hae hard cover....
I was thinking only about the Bible, not the manga, when I typed that, lol but yeah, we've yet to see a huge, hard-cover version of the manga - perhaps Kodansha should consider publishing such "de luxe version" in due course, if not already so. :D

Will they fix Uranu's big insect arm this time?
Nah, they'll never do that, as it's already been a staple feature of the manga. :lol:
 
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So, to summarize, there are:

Coming soon:

- An aizoban edition
- A soshuhen edition
- A wide-ban edition
- A digital / e-book edition
- A pop-up book edition
- An edition with simplified Japanese text
- An edition with classical Japanese text
- A reissue of the tankobon edition
- A reissue of the serialized version of the manga sold as individual comics (a la Tokyopop/Mixx Comix)
- A reissue of the shinsoban (with stickers)
- A reissue of the shinsoban (without stickers)
- A stereoscopic edition
- A life-sized edition

And still there'll be no fully colorized version.
I was thinking today: what if they released a version of the manga where all the chapters (including the Sailor V ones) were compiled in their original release order. They could do it in ten volumes like so:


Volume 1:
August 1991 - Codename: Sailor V - Chapter 3
February 1992 - Sailor Moon - Act 1
March 1992 - Sailor Moon - Act 2
April 1992 - Sailor Moon - Act 3
April 1992 - Codename: Sailor V - Chapter 4
May 1992 - Sailor Moon - Act 4
June 1992 - Sailor Moon - Act 5
July 1992 - Sailor Moon - Act 6
August 1992 - Sailor Moon - Act 7
August 1992 - Codename: Sailor V - Chapter 5

Volume 2:
September 1992 - Sailor Moon - Act 8
October 1992 - Sailor Moon - Act 9
November 1992 - Sailor Moon - Act 10
December 1992 - Sailor Moon - Act 11
January 1993 - Sailor Moon - Act 12
January 1993 - Codename: Sailor V - Chapter 6
February 1993 - Sailor Moon - Act 13
March 1993 - Sailor Moon - Act 14

Volume 3:
April 1993 - Sailor Moon - Act 15
May 1993 - Sailor Moon - Act 16
May 1993 - Codename: Sailor V - Chapter 1
June 1993 - Sailor Moon - Act 17
July 1993 - Sailor Moon - Act 18
July 1993 - Chibiusa's Picture Diary #1
July 1993 - Codename: Sailor V - Chapter 2
August 1993 - Sailor Moon - Act 19

Volume 4:
September 1993 - Sailor Moon - Act 20
September 1993 - Casablanca Memories
September 1993 - Codename: Sailor V - Chapter 7
October 1993 - Sailor Moon - Act 21
November 1993 - Sailor Moon - Act 22
November 1993 - Codename: Sailor V - Chapter 8
December 1993 - Sailor Moon - Act 23
January 1994 - Sailor Moon - Act 24
February 1994 - Sailor Moon - Act 25

Volume 5:
March 1994 - Sailor Moon - Act 26
March 1994 - Sailor Moon - Act 27
March 1994 - Codename: Sailor V - Chapter 9
April 1994 - Sailor Moon - Act 28
May 1994 - Sailor Moon - Act 29
May 1994 - Codename: Sailor V - Chapter 10
June 1994 - Sailor Moon - Act 30
July 1994 - Sailor Moon - Act 31
July 1994 - Chibiusa's Picture Diary #2

Volume 6:
August 1994 - Sailor Moon - Act 32
September 1994 - Sailor Moon - Act 33
October 1994 - Sailor Moon - Act 34
November 1994 - Sailor Moon - Act 35
January 1995 - Sailor Moon - Act 36
February 1995 - Sailor Moon - Act 37
March 1995 - Sailor Moon - Act 38
March 1995 - Chibiusa's Picture Diary #3

Volume 7:
April 1995 - Sailor Moon - Act 39
May 1995 - Sailor Moon - Act 40
May 1995 - Makoto's Melancholy
June 1995 - Sailor Moon - Act 41
July 1995 - Sailor Moon - Act 42
July 1995 - Ami's First Love
July 1995 - The Lover of Princess Kaguya

Volume 8:
August 1995 - Sailor Moon - Act 43
September 1995 - Sailor Moon - Act 44
September 1995 - Codename: Sailor V - Chapter 11
October 1995 - Sailor Moon - Act 45
November 1995 - Rei and Minako's Girls' School Battle
December 1995 - Sailor Moon - Act 46
January 1996 - Sailor Moon - Act 47
February 1996 - Sailor Moon - Act 48
March 1996 - Sailor Moon - Act 49
April 1996 - Sailor Moon - Act 50

Volume 9:
May 1996 - Sailor Moon - Act 51
May 1996 - Codename: Sailor V - Chapter 12
June 1996 - Sailor Moon - Act 52
July 1996 - Sailor Moon - Act 53
July 1996 - Codename: Sailor V - Chapter 13
August 1996 - Chibiusa's Picture Diary #4
September 1996 - Sailor Moon - Act 54
September 1996 - Codename: Sailor V - Chapter 14

Volume 10:
October 1996 - Sailor Moon - Act 55
November 1996 - Sailor Moon - Act 56
December 1996 - Sailor Moon - Act 57
January 1997 - Sailor Moon - Act 58
February 1997 - Sailor Moon - Act 59
March 1997 - Sailor Moon - Act 60
May 1997 - Codename: Sailor V - Chapter 15
November 1997 - Codename: Sailor V - Chapter 16
1999 - Parallel Sailor Moon