KODANSHA ANNOUNCES 2013 WORLDWIDE RELEASE OF SAILOR MOON ART BOOK

For Immediate Release:
NEW YORK, October 13, 2012 – Continuing the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Naoko Takeuchi’s manga masterpiece, SAILOR MOON, Kodansha is pleased to announce that The Sailor Moon Art Book will be released simultaneously throughout the world next year.

The Sailor Moon Art Book joins previous announcements about the future of Sailor Moon that include a new anime series, currently planned to debut next year. This new art book will feature Takeuchi’s most popular work selected from five Sailor Moon art books which had been previously published in Japan. It will also include several unpublished original drawings!

The Sailor Moon Art Book will be released in The United States, Japan, and five other countries simultaneously. Each country’s edition will be a trade paperback with dust jacket, in full color, and will have original, special bonus material. The trim size and page count will be identical for all seven releases.

Sailor Moon fans around the world can look forward to this amazing art book next year! Don’t miss it!

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19 Comments

  1. Posted October 13, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    I’m soo excited!!! I never got the chance to buy the copy from TokyoPop. This will be well worth the wait.

    • Azurite
      Posted October 14, 2012 at 12:14 am | Permalink

      What Tokyopop edition? Tokyopop never released any of the artbooks in English….

  2. Posted October 13, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    If this book has any artwork of Parallel Sailormoon, I will sincerely cry tears of joy. I’ve been waiting for news like this, I’m so happy right now!!

  3. Posted October 14, 2012 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    You guys have just literally made me scream! I am a huge sailor moon collector, and I’ve been waiting for a good announcement of something awesome to collect for a long time. This seems to just be the start! Is the unpublished art, new art from Naoko this year? Or is it older art that just never been published?

    Either way this is all so exciting, and I hope to see Bandai hop on board soon with a new line of toys in Japan (and possibly here?!) Long live SAILOR MOON!

  4. Sorrano
    Posted October 14, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    So excited! My guesses for the 5 mystery countries:
    UK (definitely)
    Australia
    Canada
    China
    And um…
    France?

    • interfear1
      Posted January 21, 2013 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

      More like Spain, France, Italy, Germany and Korea. Nice try though :)

  5. Bobby
    Posted October 14, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    Nice. I hope it has some correctly translated liner notes on the artwork. I hope it includes some rarer items as well. As for the boxed sets of the new manga editions (at least in English), how about offering people with the books already to be able to order the boxes without the books? I’m sure that could be possible.

    • Jes
      Posted October 16, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

      They’ve stated that the editions for the box set are a different size. The manga that’s already out won’t fit in those boxes.

  6. Posted October 16, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    screaming omfg!!!!!!!!!!!! this just made my day i f-ing can’t wait so excited!!

  7. Posted October 22, 2012 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    I am huge of the Manga series. And recently I saw Sailor Moon. I must admit that it is a clear masterpiece.

  8. Grant
    Posted November 9, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    WTF?! I NEED THE NEW BOOK!!!

    • Grant
      Posted November 9, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

      He grant ummmm all the books probably came out…

  9. Aryana
    Posted November 9, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    I love love love Sailor Moon!! I don’t have all the books because I don’t know where to find it all!! D:

  10. Alice
    Posted December 30, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Omg, i’m so excited!!! I had to sell my Artbook #5 due to college book fees T_T I’ve regretted it ever since! I can’t wait till they’re released!!!

  11. usagi tsukino
    Posted January 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    I hope they don’t cost a lot of money.

  12. Posted April 20, 2013 at 12:38 am | Permalink

    http://clubsailormoon.com

    Check them out!

  13. Blair
    Posted April 28, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    Is there any chance there been an official released date for sailor moon art book.

  14. Posted May 11, 2013 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    Need Vol.10 11 And 12 =)

  15. Posted March 14, 2014 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    Sailor moon is my favorite anime/manga of all time I can’t wait for the art book of sailor moon!!

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