The first issues of the Complete Edition of the Sailor Moon manga are now out in Japan

Large display promoting the new Sailor Moon manga

The new release of the Sailor moon manga is finally out in Japan and with that we can get a better look at a lot of the differences with this edition. This Kanzenban or “Complete Edition” is larger than any previous release and is hard cover.

Manga size comparison

Left to right the original release, the 2003 reprint and the 2013 edition

The actual art inside is updated like the version released in Japan 10 years and ago, which had the same art as the version which was recently released in North America by Kodansha.

Comparison of the original and 2013 release

In addition to some colour pages at the front of the book which had been included in the last version we also have some additional colour pages previously seen only in the pages of Nakayoshi, the magazine in which Sailor Moon was originally published in Japan. In the photo below you can see that the new version has colour pages for the title page of a chapter which is in the middle of the book. For comparison that same page from the last version released is in black and white.

Colour pages from the 2013 release of the Sailor Moon manga

2013 Edition

Black and white pages from the 2003 release of the Sailor Moon manga

2003 Edition

Finally we also have a sneak peak at the covers of volumes 3 and 4 of the manga which are set to be released on December 28th. There will be two books being released at one month intervals for future releases.

Preview of the covers for the volumes 3 and 4 of the manga

I haven’t received my copy of the books yet but I expect to get them next weekend. Expect a full review at some point. I ordered my books from Amazon Japan (vol. 1, vol. 2). You can also pick them up from CD Japan (vol. 1, vol. 2).

Thanks to all of the twitter users who’s images I used in this post. Give a follow to @rararanfancy, @amano_sira_sagi, @hiro4leaf, @omansiru and @oozorakeroko2 to show your appreciation.

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