We're getting a (Japanese) novelization of the Sailor Moon story ?!?

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John

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That back cover also says it's meant to be read by middle graders of elementary school & up. lol
I'm sure it will still be challenging for me but I'm going to do my best to read it! The best part about reading is that you can read things over and over again, so even if someone new to the language struggles the first time through, it's still a good learning tool. :)
 
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Rika-Chicchi

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I'm sure it will still be challenging for me but I'm going to do my best to read it! The best part about reading is that you can read things over and over again, so even if someone new to the language struggles the first time through, it's still a good learning tool. :)
Yeah, such children's books are good for learners of the language, & the furigana also muchly helps for Westerners. :)
 
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A children's book about Sailor Moon will be released on the 23rd! It seems to be an adaptation of the first volume of the manga and the price is 650 yen.

Here's the cover:



And here's the description translated into English (courtesy of Google Translate):

The children’s novel adaptation of Sailor Moon will finally be released in bookstores throughout Japan on Saturday, June 23, 2018! The story of Sailor Moon was completely novelized by Professor Miyoko Ikeda of “Saijyo Navi Luna.” The title can be read as “Sailor Moon vol 1, The Chosen Guardian.” Published by Blue Bird Paperback as “Sailor Moon 1, Selected Warrior”
 

Mitsukara

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I'm guessing if it's for children, they've softened it up a bit from the manga version. It might be cute and neat! I wonder if new art is being drawn by Naoko Takeushi, or what exactly.

But I do agree Sailor Moon feels more adult (or older teenager) oriented in most of it's iterations.
 
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Given that the cover art is recycled, it's safe to say that Naoko isn't doing any new art for this
 
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Literally just got mine in the mail

Heres a Chapter List

Manuscript runs from Page 6 to 227

Chapter 1 - Usagi Sailor Moon
Chapter 2 - Ami - Sailor Mercury
Chapter 3 - Rei - Sailor Mars
Chapter 4 - Masquerade
Chapter 5 - Makoto - Sailor Jupiter
Chapter 6 - Tuxedo Kamen

What appears to be panels from the manga are liberally interspaced throughout the manuscript as illustrations. There is plenty of furigana to help with reading kanji but I would say you need to have at least Level N3 to be able to think about attempting to read this.

No colour illustrations apart from the front cover.
 
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Let us know if the novel contains any new information (though I'm seriously doubting it).
 

Rika-Chicchi

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Literally just got mine in the mail

Heres a Chapter List

Manuscript runs from Page 6 to 227

Chapter 1 - Usagi Sailor Moon
Chapter 2 - Ami - Sailor Mercury
Chapter 3 - Rei - Sailor Mars
Chapter 4 - Masquerade
Chapter 5 - Makoto - Sailor Jupiter
Chapter 6 - Tuxedo Kamen

What appears to be panels from the manga are liberally interspaced throughout the manuscript as illustrations. There is plenty of furigana to help with reading kanji but I would say you need to have at least Level N3 to be able to think about attempting to read this.

No colour illustrations apart from the front cover.
Thx for the report :) - as expected, nothing exciting about it so far, & I also don't anticipate anything otherwise in due course.
 

sapphire91

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Too bad there is no way for me to purchase it legally. I have started learning Japanese and something like this - a children book would be nice. My grammar is still insufficient, but even as pure reading practice it would have been lovely.