I Will Punish You: Why I’m Excited About The New Sailor Moon Anime

Just last week an image and some minor details about the upcoming reboot of the Sailor Moon anime has been released. According to Anime News Network, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal will debut in Japan sometime in July and will be available to stream worldwide through the Niconico website. Toei Animation, the same studio that did the first anime series, is behind the new anime. It has been emphasized by producer Atsutoshi Umezawa that this anime is not a remake of the first one, but a completely brand new series that will closely follow Naoko Takeuchi’s original manga series.

It may seem strange to get a whole new reboot of Sailor Moon after all these years, but when it was first announced back in 2012 that Sailor Moon will be getting a revival and it’ll closely adapt the manga series, as it should have been originally, I was ecstatic by the news.

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Manga Review: Codename Sailor V – Volume 2

Being a Warrior of Justice isn’t all fun and games. Sometimes sacrifices and hard decisions have to be made for the good of all mankind. Volume 2 of Codename Sailor V is the final book in Naoko Takeuchi’s short series that follows the adventures of bubbly teenager Minako Aino who was simply Sailor V before she became Sailor Venus of the Sailor Scouts in the Sailor Moon saga. As a warning for those who have yet to read this series, there will be some spoilers in my discussion of this volume. Only read this review after you have read the series or don’t mind spoilers.

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Manga Review: Sailor Moon Vol. 1, Kodansha vs. Tokyopop

As promised, I am writing my review on Sailor Moon Vol. 1. I meant to get this out last Friday, but the review went longer than I expected. This review is more of a comparison of the English translated manga done as a re-release by Kodansha Comics and the first English translated release done by Tokyopop.

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Revisiting the Sailor Moon manga

When I first saw on Amazon that the Sailor Moon manga was going to be re-released under Kodansha Comics in the USA, I wasn’t entirely sure if I wanted to go through the trouble of buying the whole series again. I did read somewhere on the web that Kodansha will be revamping the translations and keeping the Japanese names of all the characters and the Japanese cultural references, instead of Americanizing it for the U.S. market like the now defunct Tokyopop did.

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