Today I am out to review the Sailormoon Livre Grand, or for you english speakers "The Big Book of Sailormoon!" I got this about a half hour ago in the mail and was DELIGHTED of how quickly it arrived! I today will review the book and the TRANSLATING! I notice many people don't write on how the translator handled it I'm sure if your a fan of Sailormoon you have already seen the stunning scans from mangastyle so, here we go!
Cover Art: The Cover is absolutly stunning. The original Japanese Cover was kept intact, and what I REALLY like is how they kept "Sailormoon" in there, with only a bit of French Overhead. I like how it's not "Sailor "crescent moon" Moon. It looks like a mature of beautifaul artbook, almost like the original(and hey! they have "Volume 1" on there, so I hope to see some other's soon!"
Back Cover: The back cover is exactly like the Japanese, no text, small barcode
*My only complaint about these two things is that they look slightly blurred...
When you open it:
When you first open this book you'll see two purple pages, then comes the most wonderful idea I have EVER seen:
A translucent tissue-like paper is what you see, and the first picture you can see through it. Written on it is:
"Le Grand Livre De Sailormoon
I think it's marvelous how they handelled this.
Pictures: The pictures are as beautiful and vibrant as ever, they are printed on thick paper and with wonderful inking. In the last two pictures the words are translated: But into the original Japanese so it's all good! The two comics after it are kept in their Japanese aswell.
The end is the translated comments of Naoko Takeuchi. It's printed in a slightly less translution than the cover, it's nice and not a pain to the eye, they show a small(mirrord) purple version of the picture, followed by the comments translated into french.
Well, I must say it's certainly worth the money I paid for it! And don't be turned off by the fact that it's in French! They'res hardly ANY text, and the stuff that IS there you can get translations for online!
BEAUTIFAUL JOB GLENAT!