So, some of you may remember that in the distant past I was posting the first arc of Sailor Moon. You can see the first 13 chapters aaaaallll lined up in this tag!
Well, the reason I sort of stopped is that something extraordinary happened, and you've all probably heard about it by now- the Sailor Moon manga was announced to be released for reprint in September, as is Sailor V.
The whole reason I was posting Sailor Moon pages here was that the manga was wonderful and so different even from the anime, but it had been long out of print, and the stuff that had come out in the US was badly translated, flopped and with outdated art to boot. So I wanted to expose people to the scanlation stuff available. But now, an excellent reprint with the updated art in it's original form and what is sure to be a proper translation at last are coming out! I encourage everyone who is a Sailor Moon fan to buy it and support Sailor Moon and this finally happening.
You can preorder it on Amazon here
as well as other sites. This should be way better than scanlations!
So, with this news and my sort of drifting away from s_d, I had no real motivation to post the rest of the manga-in fact, I don't want to spoil people for the reprints- but I felt I should at least post Chapter 14 to finish the arc and get the news out.. But various things came up (and I had a hard time picking out which pages to use and then I was figuring it had been so long I would look stupid posting about the rerelease, and next thing you know, months later.
But I was linking a friend my post on Mars's first appearance and was reminded of this, and figured I may as well post this- better late than never. At long last, the epic finale to the first arc of Sailor Moon, here to motivate you to pick up the reprints if you can and want to!( Act 14- An Ending and Then a Beginning )
I hope you guys have enjoyed my posts and maybe they've reminded or shown some of you how fun Sailor Moon is, despite the massive delay on the last one, and, I am just so happy the reprint is coming out! so this manga can be available to everyone again! I even wrote an essay
in anticipation analyzing and explaining the manga at the time of the announcement that garnered a lot of attention for some reason. The manga just gets better from here, so if were interested in what you saw and can do so, pick up the reprint manga when it comes out! Also, pick up the rerelease of Codename wa Sailor V, the fabulous prequel manga to Sailor Moon that was responsible for launching the whole franchise. I've posted a bit of the first chapter here
and did an overlong post describing/analyzing/gushing about the series here.
For more rambling/screencaps/doujinshi of Sailor Moon, there's always my tumblr.
(Sorry for the shameless self promotion, just trying to get more info about the manga and stuff out!)
I guess this post is sort of a goodbye to s_d since I don't really hang out here anymore for various reasons (I've quit DC with the reboot because of Babs, Cass and Steph anyway), though maybe I will still look in or even comment once in a blue moon. So thanks for everything! This community was the main reason I got into comics fandom, it taught me a lot, and there's a lot of great memories and people that were met here (I'm keeping in touch with most of you tho).
So yay comics! Yay Sailor Moon! Yay scans_daily!