Sailor Moon Manga All Color Edition - Discussion (Vol 3-4 announced)

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MariaTenebre

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Nice I like finally seeing Kaidou and Rei's Mother in full color. It really makes me excited for when they finally do Casablanca Memories. Interesting design for Lilica. On the SuperS species she had more bluish violet hair and eyes but in this they gave her white hair and eyes.
 

Lady Pen

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Seriously, why don't they stick to this color palette?

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Look at King's face. It seems they erased softly at the middle of every face, so they look a little oily.


For me, this color manga is a "what if Crystal had adapted this part" version of Sailor Moon.
After having a look (again) at the Act 1 displayed at the 2016 exhibition, I've seen how the backgrounds were coloured depending on Usagi's feelings or the scene mood in question.

Leaving white backgrounds in the official release makes this edition quite boring and bland.
 

Memento

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There are places where the white backgrounds work and make the characters pop even more, but a lot of the time it's just very "we waited two years for THIS?" Don't get me wrong, I still love these volumes and think they're beautiful and everything, but they could have been SO much more.

Maybe for the 50th anniversary we'll get a new color version of the manga. The Double Rainbow Moon Edition :lol:
 
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The good thing is that they didn't cancel this project. I still wish they had used the "clear" images of the enemies for coloring. Since shinsouban, Metalia and Death Phantom are blurred for no reason. What a shame.
 

Jawshx

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To be honest, some of it looks nice. But then other times it kind of gives me ‘14 year olds first time coloring in manga pages with the Photoshop airbrush tool on a multiply layer’ type vibes.

Also, adding color to everything also makes Naoko’s questionable drawing skills more apparent. I feel like you can get away with something more sketchy and unpolished in black and white than you can with color.

I would be interested to hear what the hold up was beacuse this definitely does not scream 2 years in the making to me.
 
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Rika-Chicchi

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Also, adding color to everything also makes Naoko’s questionable drawing skills more apparent. I feel like you can get away with something more sketchy and unpolished in black and white than you can with color.
Maybe for the 50th anniversary we'll get a new color version of the manga. The Double Rainbow Moon Edition :lol:
W/ each & every panel redrawn like the artbook illustrations. :oh my: :googly:
 
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Lady Pen

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Also, adding color to everything also makes Naoko’s questionable drawing skills more apparent
I don't understand why she hasn't redrawn most of the panels of the Black Moon & Death Busters arcs after 3 editions, it's been almost 20 years since the shinshouban... laziness? Those 2 arcs look sketchy to me.
 

sapphire91

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I do not find the hate deserving. I know people are a bit salty with the franchise as a whole and we tend to nitpick about everything, but have you guys seen other color manga editions? While not perfect the Rainbow edition is done way better compared to most of them.
 
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I do not find the hate deserving. I know people are a bit salty with the franchise as a whole and we tend to nitpick about everything, but have you guys seen other color manga editions? While not perfect the Rainbow edition is done way better compared to most of them.
I will be salty if they don't release the physical copy. Because this way of coloring is indeed for the purpose of ink saving.
 

Starlight

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I know people are a bit salty with the franchise as a whole and we tend to nitpick about everything, but have you guys seen other color manga editions? While not perfect the Rainbow edition is done way better compared to most of them.
I've seen the color edition of Sugar Sugar Rune--incidently another magical girl manga serialized in Nakayoshi and published by Kodansha--and it's way better than Sailor Moon's. They colored in the backgrounds, there's no grayscale, and the colors pop!
 

sapphire91

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I've seen the color edition of Sugar Sugar Rune--incidently another magical girl manga serialized in Nakayoshi and published by Kodansha--and it's way better than Sailor Moon's. They colored in the backgrounds, there's no grayscale, and the colors pop!
To me it has that overdigital smoothness that flattens the artwork and turns it into the likes of these web comics, but people have preferences.I still find it pretty good and it is so underrated. Do you know if the anime is as good as the manga>