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NEWS: Sailor Moon Manga Gets Worldwide Digital Release in 10 Languages Starting on July 1




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1dbad



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:14 am Reply with quote
Admittedly I'm not sure I want to triple dip for the series, but I do hope English will be one of the languages. A series as huge as Sailor Moon not having a digital release until now is just bizarre.

Hopefully Naoko can convince Togashi to do the same for Yu Yu Hakusho and Hunter x Hunter too. Laughing
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Cardcaptor Takato



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:04 am Reply with quote
I already have the physical copies of the manga so I don't really have a need for a digital release and I don't buy digital manga in general. I hope the digital release will make it easier for casual fans to read the manga if English is included.
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Lactobacillus yogurti



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:10 am Reply with quote
Cardcaptor Takato wrote:
I already have the physical copies of the manga so I don't really have a need for a digital release and I don't buy digital manga in general. I hope the digital release will make it easier for casual fans to read the manga if English is included.


Considering how English is the universal language for communication, I think it'l be one of the languages they'll translate it to.
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CANimeFan88



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:08 pm Reply with quote
I'm only starting to purchase and read the manga in print form. Since its such a classic with an iconic heroine, I plan to continue buying the rest of the volumes (even though it can have really scary looking villains).
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Adv193



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:40 pm Reply with quote
1dbad wrote:
Admittedly I'm not sure I want to triple dip for the series, but I do hope English will be one of the languages. A series as huge as Sailor Moon not having a digital release until now is just bizarre.

Hopefully Naoko can convince Togashi to do the same for Yu Yu Hakusho and Hunter x Hunter too. Laughing


Actually Viz has already released their digital copies of Yu Yu Hakusho a few years back which is available on their website and other digital platforms such as Amazon Kindle or ComiXolgy for $6.99 each which is $3 off the physical price.
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TsukasaElkKite



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:55 pm Reply with quote
I already have three physical editions of the series (Tokyopop, 2011 Kodansha release, and am currently collecting the kanzenban release) so I don’t see a reason to buy it as digital if it’ll be the same version that’s currently being released.
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Sir Daniel Fortesque



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:29 pm Reply with quote
Nice..
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:57 pm Reply with quote
Hasn't the 25th anniversary passed us by?
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murdock_tm



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:51 pm Reply with quote
BTW, all 10 volumes of the Ultimate Edition are now available on the Amazon Japanese Kindle Storefront - this is new as previously they were not available. (Here's hoping Sailor V becomes available on the storefront soon as well).

Nothing yet available on the US storefront except for copyright violations, but here's hoping that changes ... at some time on July 1
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Adv193



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:00 am Reply with quote
Just confirmed that US is one of these countries which is for the Eternal Editions only.

Here is a link to ComiXolgy to confirm this:

https://www.comixology.com/Sailor-Moon-Eternal-Edition-Vol-1/digital-comic/788769?ref=YnJvd3NlL25ldy1jb21pY3MvZGVza3RvcC9ncmlkTGlzdC9SZWNlbnRMaXN0MA

Their price is half off of the price for the physical release counterparts.
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kpossibles



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:02 am Reply with quote
Cardcaptor Takato wrote:
I already have the physical copies of the manga so I don't really have a need for a digital release and I don't buy digital manga in general. I hope the digital release will make it easier for casual fans to read the manga if English is included.


It's the Eternal Edition version which have a revised translation (I heard that there were some issues with translation in the 1st Kodansha Comics release)
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SnowWarren



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:58 am Reply with quote
kpossibles wrote:
Cardcaptor Takato wrote:
I already have the physical copies of the manga so I don't really have a need for a digital release and I don't buy digital manga in general. I hope the digital release will make it easier for casual fans to read the manga if English is included.


It's the Eternal Edition version which have a revised translation (I heard that there were some issues with translation in the 1st Kodansha Comics release)

Yep, I go over some of the differences between the eternal and previous Kodansha release here.
https://mangaanotherstory.blogspot.com/2018/09/sailor-moon-eternal-edition-volume-1.html

https://mangaanotherstory.blogspot.com/2019/01/sailor-moon-eternal-edition-volume-2.html
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Chiisuteru



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:00 pm Reply with quote
Kodansha Comics' new global English language digital debut of Sailor Moon.

ComiXology release appears washed out, with not enough contrast on the image to get a true black. The reds appear pink, and overall harder to read.

iBooks release has awkward white bars on the right hand side of the page, and sometimes shows a small portion of the next page on the left. But at least you can read it.

Wanted to share this information with other Sailor Moon fans.









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