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.
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.
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.
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.
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).