[US] Sailor Moon & Codename Sailor V manga kanzenban thread

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It's especially bizarre because a new illustration that's presumably the cover art for the first book, which is supposed to be a collection of the first three original art books, was released, and there were ~coming soon~ ads for it in magazines several months back, but there's been no follow up word since. I have no idea what they're doing. Disappointing mess.
 

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I'm not getting upset until they confirm it. It might be a placeholder meaning they don't know when it will be released. Honestly though, what could possibly take until March 2019.
 

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According to Amazon the release dates have changed again - volume 2 is November 13, 2018 and volume 3 is January 2, 2019. So at least they're not...quite as delayed anymore?
 

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Has anyone purchased the Eternal Editions yet? Are the translations really all that different from the previous editions? I know there are a few rough patches here and there with the dialogue in a couple of the volumes that Kodansha did.
 

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Has anyone purchased the Eternal Editions yet? Are the translations really all that different from the previous editions? I know there are a few rough patches here and there with the dialogue in a couple of the volumes that Kodansha did.
Can't purchase what hasn't been released yet. ;)
 

Sabrblade

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What do we think are the chances of the Eternal Edition eventually getting boxed set releases like the previous Kodansha USA release got?
 

SnowWolf

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Those pages look like the same translation as the bilingual release but I haven't got my copy any more to check.
 

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Shojo Power has added more preview pages.



Same translation as the bilingual release so far.

Looks like any sound effect that comes out of a characters mouth is now scrubbed out and replaced with English like Usagi gasping or the girls squeeing. The 2011 release didn't do that.
 
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Sabrblade

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MUCH BETTER translation!

Though, "delicate young lady" is still a bit too posh for Usagi.
 

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It does flow much better! They sound natural when they talk... except for the honorifics. But if it's the best we can get, I'll take it..
 
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Maybe reading the manga for the first time through the 2011 editions was a bad idea, because I always had mixed-negative feelings about it as a whole. Reading this better translation actually helps me enjoy and engage with it more. It's nothing super outstanding, but the 2011 version was so stiff and headache-inducing, it makes a huge difference. I don't even care about honorifics at this point. Let's pray to Queen Serenity that Sailor V gets this treatment too.

Also, are the pages supposed to be on the opposite side like this? Ones that were on the right before are now on the left, and vice-versa.
 
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