Sailor Moon 5 Paperback – May 8 2012
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About the Author
Naoko Takeuchi lives in Tokyo, Japan. Takeuchi's works have a wide following among anime and manga fans worldwide. Her most popular work, Sailor Moon, rose to become one of the most recognized manga and anime to date, and with this reissue, it has once again taken its place as one of the most popular manga in America.
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An amazing finish to the Sailor Moon R arc. This book will take you from the middle of Usagi's kidnapping by Prince Diamond to end of the anime version of the Sailor Moon R arc (the end of the Dark Moon saga). I really like all the frames we see with Neo Queen Serenity!
The artwork is amazing as usual, and the translation has improved from the previous volumes. I like the colour pages in the beginning. I am glad that these volumes were condensed from the original 14 volumes because now you get to read more of the storyline in one book.
I have two problems with the adaption of this manga. The first is that the writing in the book is too close to the spine, which makes you have to bend the book open a lot to read it. The second is that they didn't translate Naoko's comments and just put small images there.
Overall, an amazing value for the price. You are getting almost 250 pages of fantastic artwork and the legacy of sailor moon for around $10!
And for those of you who didn't know, Japan has a re-re-release of the SM manga. I don't know if that's coming to NA...
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My only problem with the books, is that there's a couple of mis-printed words. Like the words "the the" or instead of "this" it's printed "tis." I've also heard a few of the translations were wrong. That I can't confirm though. ;)
If you haven't read Sailor Moon before, what's wrong with you? Lol. If your a fan of manga/anime you have to read it. It's what originally made manga/anime so popular in the states. If you have a child, it also has a great life lessons about love, friendship, never giving up, etc. And if you just want a feel good read, well, I can speak for my self when I say Sailor Moon and Sailor V mangas make me feel good. It's heart warming. <3
The next volume of the reprints of Sailor Moon in line is volume 5, with a pretty pic of Eternal Sailor Venus on the cover, and just like the previous releases, features gorgeous art and of course, a new, great translation (if not, then better than Tokyopop's back in '97). As the review says, this book concludes the Black Moon Arc of Sailor Moon with the appearances of Black Lady, Death Phantom, Chibiusa's new henshin and many other surprises featuring Neo Queen Serenity, Usagi, Sailor Pluto and many others. What I'm happy about now is that the next Arc in the series is the Infinity Arc in volume 6. That's when the popular Outer Senshi appear. Now that the two plain sagas (but still good!) are finished, we can look forward to the reprint releases of the Infinity, Dream and Stars Arcs, and hopefully the two short story volumes. This volume shouldn't disappoint fans old or new. It just came out today, so run over to Barnes & Noble and go grab a copy!