Digital Full Color Manga Release Announced

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snowgeisha

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#21
Don't you find it weird that they announced this today, at 23:00 Japan's time? I mean, we have Usagi 's birthday in 3 days. It would suit more to announce this in such a special date. Now I'm worried by a possible lack of news on the 30th lol.
Maybe this leaked too soon? I have a feeling this was the news. They probably were initially going to do something in line for Eternal, but then it got postponed.
 

GuerreroLuna

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#23
Also, someone suggested on Twitter that these covers may have been done for the Ice Skating show that was delayed.
Now that I see it I find it totally possible. That would explain the dynamic and "weird" poses and the reason why we don't see their feet, not even the upper part of Sailor Moon's boots at all.
Mercury's cover is a bit more weird. The pose is quite "skaty" and the way her feet disappear is also suspicious.
 

Seira Hazuki

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Also, someone suggested on Twitter that these covers may have been done for the Ice Skating show that was delayed.
Now that I see it I find it totally possible. That would explain the dynamic and "weird" poses and the reason why we don't see their feet, not even the upper part of Sailor Moon's boots at all.
Yeah, I definitely see it. It's so sad that this year was really going to be HUGE for the franchise. Imagine the hype of the Ice Skating show, the new Musical, and Eternal films and then getting a full color manga release?
 

GuerreroLuna

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Yeah, I definitely see it. It's so sad that this year was really going to be HUGE for the franchise. Imagine the hype of the Ice Skating show, the new Musical, and Eternal films and then getting a full color manga release?
Yeah but at the same time 2021 is going to be huge, as well since we'll have two movies, musical and the Ice show. I just hope the restaurant reopens(they will get loads of tourists with the Olympic Games) .
 
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I can definitely see these cover illustrations as having been recently done with the idea of using them to promote the ice show.

But Usagi's holding roses, which makes me think of the cover illustration for the art book that was announced in 2017 where all the girls are holding roses, so possibly these illustrations were done way back then? And they've been working on this since around then? Perhaps the art books have been delayed because they wanted to include these covers and thus wait until the color editions could be released?

Whatever the case, I can't wait to get these! I hope fans outside of Japan will be able to get (DRM-free) copies. Only 3 more days!!!!!

ETA: It seems the coloring has been edited a bit from the original 2014 Roppongi Hills exhibition showing:




Seems like they've removed some background colors and changed some text colors, which would make sense for a print release to cut down on ink costs, but for a digital release??
 
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I'd say she did the original colorization of Act 1 for the art exhibition, but it seems they've redone it and now the coloring looks simpler. So yeah, she's probably just supervised a staff and is likely not doing any (or at least much) of the actual coloring. It'll all still be her vision though.
 

GuerreroLuna

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#30
I can definitely see these cover illustrations as having been recently done with the idea of using them to promote the ice show.

But Usagi's holding roses, which makes me think of the cover illustration for the art book that was announced in 2017 where all the girls are holding roses, so possibly these illustrations were done way back then? And they've been working on this since around then? Perhaps the art books have been delayed because they wanted to include these covers and thus wait until the color editions could be released?

Whatever the case, I can't wait to get these! I hope fans outside of Japan will be able to get (DRM-free) copies. Only 3 more days!!!!!

ETA: It seems the coloring has been edited a bit from the original 2014 Roppongi Hills exhibition showing:




Seems like they've removed some background colors and changed some text colors, which would make sense for a print release to cut down on ink costs, but for a digital release??
Maybe this was going to be released at the same time with the Ice Skating show or Corona made it impossible to get it printed in time.
Or they are just seeing if it sells good enough in digital to release a printed version which will be more expensive.
 
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Maybe this was going to be released at the same time with the Ice Skating show or Corona made it impossible to get it printed in time.
Or they are just seeing if it sells good enough in digital to release a printed version which will be more expensive.
I believe it was supposed to be paired with Sailor Moon on ice as they are basically figure skating. Hard to imagine Haruka doing it though. I am super happy it is digital release as well. I mean everybody wants it printed and hard covered, but I find color art popping up much better in digital format. And it would cost oh so much.
 
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I can definitely see these cover illustrations as having been recently done with the idea of using them to promote the ice show.

But Usagi's holding roses, which makes me think of the cover illustration for the art book that was announced in 2017 where all the girls are holding roses, so possibly these illustrations were done way back then? And they've been working on this since around then? Perhaps the art books have been delayed because they wanted to include these covers and thus wait until the color editions could be released?

Whatever the case, I can't wait to get these! I hope fans outside of Japan will be able to get (DRM-free) copies. Only 3 more days!!!!!

ETA: It seems the coloring has been edited a bit from the original 2014 Roppongi Hills exhibition showing:




Seems like they've removed some background colors and changed some text colors, which would make sense for a print release to cut down on ink costs, but for a digital release??
Can you post this cover with Usagi holding roses for the new artbook. I have never seen it.
 
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Seira Hazuki

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#35
I have no interest in the artbook considering whatever new art will probably be just stuff we've already seen from like the Sailor Moon exhibit at Roppongi Hills.
 
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What I would like is the original art books reprinted. I only have the first 2 because everyone is being ridiculous and charging anywhere between $200-$1000 each for the rest lol.
 
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#40
This sounds amazing and the new colors look great! ::love::


@sapphire91- This is the roses cover:
oh, it was used as cover on an album. Totally gorgeous. Honestly, with this news about the manga, Eternal is long forgotten by me. The manga is my favourite and I never imagined of such a release. I did, but found it impossible.