Interest New York Comic Store to Host Sailor Moon Manga Release Event
posted on 2011-09-12 19:00 EDT by Joseph First
The Forbidden Planet Manga, comic and collectible toy store in New York City will host a Sailor Moon "Sailor-bration" event on Saturday, September 17. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and admission is free.
Forbidden Planet will host a trivia contest, a presentation, and a cosplay contest at the event. Forbidden Planet, Kodansha USA and Funimation will provide prizes for the event. Funimation has noted on its Facebook page that it is only supplying prizes for the event because it has "worked with Forbidden Planet NYC in the past and they've been a good partner."
The event will celebrate Kodansha USA's release of Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon manga and its two-volume prequel Codename: Sailor V through the Kodansha Comics imprint. Kodansha USA is releasing the first volumes of both series on Tuesday.
The Sailor Moon manga is being condensed into 12 bi-monthly "deluxe-edition" volumes (from its original 18), and two more volumes of short stories have been added. The new edition — with "new cover art, retouched interior art and dialogue along with extensive bonus material from Takeuchi" — is based on the 2003 Japanese re-release of the manga.
Mixx Entertainment (now called Tokyopop) licensed the manga for English release in North America, but the series has been out of print for six years. Codename: Sailor V has never had an official English-language release in North America.
The Boston comic shop Comicopia is also hosting a Sailor Moon release event at its store at midnight on Tuesday.
Thanks to NJ_ for the news tip.