Friday, October 14, 2011
Sailor Moon volume 1 gets another 50,000 printed
Kodansha has announced that Sailor Moon Volume 1 will be getting another print run of 50,000 after selling out of its first print run of 50,000 copies in less than four weeks. The second print run brings the grand total of the Sailor Moon volume 1 manga printed to 100,000 copies.
Kodansha's release of Sailor Moon marks the second release of the Sailor Moon manga in the states. Tokyopop originally released Sailor Moon under its MIXX line and became the first manga to sell a million copies in the United States. It was loved by fans since it gave them a glimpse into Nakao Takeuchi's original manga that started a phenomenon. The original Tokyopop release had a flawed translation, flimsy paper quality, and the books broke over time, but it obtained high prices online due to the dedicated fanbase and limited print run that ended shortly after release.
Kodansha released a second edition a couple of years ago that garnered much attention due to some redrawn art, gorgeous covers, and they took out the extras to streamline the Sailor Moon experience. Kodansha's September release of Sailor Moon and Sailor V marks the first American release of Sailor Moon and Codename Sailor V's second edition, and the first major sailor moon release in over 12 years.
Sailor Moon's second edition release will likely take the crown from the previous highest selling manga of all time in the United States, Fruits Basket. It feels good to have the manga that got a generation of fans into anime and manga in the top again.
Source: Anime News Network