We're getting a (Japanese) novelization of the Sailor Moon story ?!?

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Author -> 池田美代子 Ikeda Miyoko who is the author of Fairy Navigator Runa
Why am I not even surprised that the author is not Naoko Takeuchi? She had no job for some twenty years, and she is a story writer, so she could at least write a novel about Sailor Moon. But we all know too well already that no amounts of money and no sportcars thrown at her can force Naoko to ever get involved with Sailor Moon again. :diana:
 
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I am curious as to how long it will be, whether it'll just be a novelization of the manga or a more original take (and if the former, does that mean we'll get one novel per volume of the perfect edition?), how much of the story it'll cover, if it'll be illustrated, if Naoko is in any way involved, and if/when it'll be translated.
 
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I will be picking them up as they get released - the brand looks like "Junior" easy to read versions so I should be able to glark most of what is going on. Will report on what I can. If I have time will try to translate an excepert or too.

If this is anything to go by -

CCS Novels were released recently and there were 2 volumes per Clow and Sakura Arc - and it looks like 2 volumes for Clear Card too.
 

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Why am I not even surprised that the author is not Naoko Takeuchi? She had no job for some twenty years, and she is a story writer, so she could at least write a novel about Sailor Moon. But we all know too well already that no amounts of money and no sportcars thrown at her can force Naoko to ever get involved with Sailor Moon again. :diana:
From what I've seen, manga authors typically don't write novelizations of their own work. They do, however, usually provide the illustrations. We can hopefully look forward to new artwork from Takeuchi. Unless they hire a completely different artist, or get an animator from Crystal to do it.

Did the novelization of the musical have any artwork?
 
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^ No it didn't sadly.

I do hope we get new artwork from Naoko for this book. I will scream if they reuse an old picture, and if they had someone from Crystal do the artwork I'd be disappointed. I hope we get the cover art soon. Maybe when it goes up on Amazon?
 

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I wish we got something a'la Harry Potter where each arc gets a novel edition but i doubt it. I wonder how many pages there will be
Even though this is like the eight retelling of the Dark Kingdom arc, I'm still kind of curious about this, especially if they do keep adapting the rest of the series that don't get as many retellings as the Dark Kingdom arc. I hope Kodonsha USA will be able to license it because I want to own as much Sailor Moon content as I can. And I would also love the idea of Sailor Moon as a full book series adapting each arc. This makes me think of the old Tokyopop American novelizations.
 
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Hopefully it will be a great masterpiece as the American Novels!

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“After school, Serena and Molly bumped into Lisa Brownridge, Kim Matthews and Rica Kelton running out in a hurry.”
 
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This is EXTREMELY INTERESTING! I wonder that if this could mean a rebirth for Sailor Moon at some particular point. I'm sorry but Naoko has been a lousy team player recently I feel (whether it's fault of her own or not). She has very little to no part in Crysral or any new reincarnations of SM project. This could be a huge thing for the franchise now, especially if they sell well and they're very well-written.
 

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I'm sorry but Naoko has been a lousy team player recently I feel (whether it's fault of her own or not). She has very little to no part in Crysral or any new reincarnations of SM project.
She's a manga artist, not a publicist. Publicity and managing the brand is the responsibility of the company that owns the rights, and there's nothing that says the original creator of a property needs to keep working on it indefinitely.
 
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For those who are more "in the know" about these sorts of things...

1. How common is it for manga to receive novelizations?
2. How faithful/liberal do these novelizations tend to be?
3. How popular are these novelizations?
4. How good of a writer is Miyoko Ikeda?

The announcement for this seems very low-key and there hasn't been much of a reaction to it, so I feel like this probably isn't as big of a deal as I'd like it to be?
 

Seira Hazuki

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^ It’s probably not a huge deal being that it’s a kids book and the author only has one work under her name (and it looks like it’s a pretty cliched shoujo).

Of course, I could be wrong and it could be amazing. But I’m not holding my breath. Even if it’s OK, but ends up being successful and opens the door to more Sailor Moon content in the future, I’d take it as a win.