Today—in honor of Usagi’s birthday—Kodansha Comics announced the global English-language digital debut of one of the most beloved manga series of all time!
That’s right: Sailor Moon Eternal Edition Volumes 1-4 are now available to read digitally for purchase at all of our digital retail partners: Apple Books, BookWalker, comiXology, Kindle, Kobo, MyAnimeList, and nook. Volume 5 (just released in print) is coming soon digitally, and digital Volumes 6-10 will be released simultaneously with the print releases. Begun in print last September, these definitive Eternal Editions feature all-new cover illustrations by creator Naoko Takeuchi and newly revised translations. Each volume runs about 300 pages, and digital volumes retail for $13.99 each.
Today’s launch marks the first official digital English-language release of Sailor Moon, coinciding with the debut of digital releases in other languages around the world, including Japan! So digital readers around the world can now experience Sailor Moon like never before!
Teenager Usagi is not the best athlete, she’s never gotten good grades, and, well, she’s a bit of a crybaby. But when she meets a talking cat, she begins a journey that will teach her she has a well of great strength just beneath the surface and the heart to inspire and stand up for her friends as Sailor Moon!
“Fans who enjoyed Sailor Moon as children have now grown into full-fledged adults … I am extremely grateful that their love for Sailor Moon continues to this day,” says Fumio Osano, legendary editor of Sailor Moon. “Many people have told me they see the series in a different light now that they’ve reread it as adults. Takeuchi-sensei started the series in her twenties and drew it into her thirties, so now that the fans who enjoyed it as children and teens are the same age she was, I think they’re making new discoveries.”