Manga & Codename: Sailor V Information
Originally announced in late 2012, the Kanzenban are the second re-release of the Sailor Moon manga and started coming out on November 29th, 2013. This time, the books are A5 size, and have higher quality binding as well as foil lame covers with all new artwork. The main story as well as all side stories are contained within 10 volumes. Codename: Sailor V is condensed into two volumes.
The reprint editions of the manga were released to correspond with the release of the live action series in 2003, and shares the live action's official english title, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. More chapters are included per book, thus there are only 14 volumes total versus 18. The first 12 volumes contain the main storyline itself and two volumes, called Short Stories volumes, contain the side stories. The first of these volumes contains the Chibi-usa Picture Diaries as well as the Exam Battles, plus a new bonus story. The second volume contains Princess Kaguya's Lover, Casablanca Memory, and Parallel Sailor Moon, which had only previously appeared in the Materials Collection artbook.
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Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon was originally collected into 18 separate tankoubon, as the series was still being published in Nakayoshi. These 18 original volumes consisted of 52 acts, two specials (which are both contained in volume 11), as well as bonus stories. In addition to volume 11, the special story The Lover of Princess Kaguya (the manga version of the Sailor Moon S movie) was printed in a stand alone, special manga book. The original, color title pages that were used in the magazine Nakayoshi to start the chapter were reprinted in black and white in these volumes. These books went through numerous printings, but they eventually went out of print. From September 2003 to September 2004, the series was re-released into 14 volumes.
Manga Books: Original Picture Collections
Like many popular manga series of the past and present, the artwork of Sailor Moon was collected into several picture collections, or art books. The first five correspond to each of the five manga arcs and contain artwork from those stories. The Materials Collection was released after Sailor Moon had completed and it is a collection of concept art and character designs. The Infinity Volume, which is also one of the rarest and most sought after Sailor Moon items, was self-published by Naoko Takeuchi herself and only a limited number of copies were produced to be sold at Comic Market.