Have you gotten a response from Madman? I've e-mailed three times inquiring about the existence of Sailor Moon R release (the non-chipboard version) and have not received any feedback. All I get it the auto response that they've received my email. I've never witnessed a company so completely abstract with their releases.
For the booklet, I think it could be related to the stories with the R1 edition, which probably Japan is refusing now. Because I do not see why there would have been so much delay at Madman.
Because I don't see Madman suddenly changing his style.