- Author Bio
Before Sailor Moon, there was Sailor V! Minako Aino is 13 years old when she meets a talking white cat named Artemis, who tells her something unbelievable: With a magic pen, she has the power to transform into the elegant, masked hero Sailor V. Experience Minako’s adventures, before she became Sailor Venus, featuring a new, glittering cover, a fresh translation, and remastered interior art!
A year before meeting Sailor Moon—and her destiny as a member of the Sailor Guardians—Minako was the first hero to find her calling. At age 13, all this teen can talk about is finding a boyfriend, but her dreams change when a talking cat with a crescent moon on his forehead reveals her true identity as the Soldier of Justice, Sailor V! Miracles have returned to modern Tokyo, and she must use her powers to stop the Dark Agency, which is trying to manipulate Japan’s entertainment industry and enslave the population.
This definitive, two-volume “Eternal Edition” of the Codename: Sailor V manga follows the ten-volume Sailor Moon Eternal Edition. They feature new cover illustrations by Sailor V and Sailor Moon creator Naoko Takeuchi, a new translation, entirely redesigned lettering, and, for the first time, all the color pages from the original magazine run in the 1990s, at the largest size available anywhere in the world!
In the name of Sailor V, don’t miss this chance to complete your collection!
Story Locale: Modern-day Tokyo, Japan
This franchise is still going strong, with two original anime films bound for theaters this year (the first in 25 years). Both the premium Eternal Editions and cheaper paperbacks are among Kodansha’s top sellers.
The “prequel” to Sailor Moon features the popular Sailor Venus on solo adventures before meeting up with the other Sailor Guardians.
New cover, translation, and lettering will draw new readers & old fans looking for an improved experience.
Ages 13 and up.
Features large size, all the original color pages, and a sparkling, glitter coating, plus French flaps.
Naoko Takeuchi lives in Tokyo, Japan. Takeuchi’s works have a wide following among anime and manga fans worldwide. Her most popular work, Sailor Moon, has become one of the most recognized manga and anime to date.
Author Residence: Japan
Author Hometown: Japan
Marketing: Advertising in Diamond Previews
Publicity: Ongoing collaboration with Sailor Moon anime licensor Viz Media, including at Anime Expo (110,000 attendees) and other events
Major announcement and support by Kodansha Comics on their social media (56,000 Twitter followers, 11,000 Instagram followers, 18,000 Facebook follows, and growing)
Promotion on Kodansha’s email newsletter (around 20,000 subscribers)
Sales materials shared with Diamond retailers and indie accounts through direct newsletter
“Sailor Moon was like little else young girls had ever before seen on television, and miles above anything American animators were offering them. The anime led to interest in the manga, which in turn became the sort of success that made the bookstore market sit up and take notice. Scratch a modern-day manga fangirl, and you’re likely to find someone who watched Sailor Moon when she was young.” -The Comics Journal