Kodansha Announces "Battle Angel Alita" Follow-Up, "Sailor Moon Eternal Edition" And More

Joined by by Yumi Sukemune, the Japanese editor of Princess Jellyfish, Kodansha Comics had a series of manga announcements to make at Anime Expo

Joined by by Yumi Sukemune, the Japanese editor of Princess Jellyfish, Kodansha Comics had a series of manga announcements to make at Anime Expo. These included Sailor Moon Eternal Edition, Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle and more digital releases.  


Sailor Moon Eternal Edition 

The new premium paperback edtion features all-new cover illustrations by creator Naoko Takeuchi! Volume 1 releases January 2018—available for preorder now! Details:

• new, revised translation and all-new lettering
• premium white paper, French flaps—Sailor Moon has never looked better!
• 7”x10” trime size, making this the BIGGEST Sailor Moon edition ever!
• beautiful metallic ink and holographic effect on cover 

• at 290 pages per volume, this new edition will reach 10 volumes total

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card 

Following the digital debut of Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, Kodansha Comics confirmed licensing of the print edition, scheduled for later this year. Seventeen years after the original Cardcaptor Sakura manga ended, CLAMP returns with more magical clow card adventures! Volume 1 releases November 2017—available for preorder now

Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle Yukito Kishiro finally reveals Alita’s early years on Mars in this finely detailed prequel. Print and digital release February 2018.

Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Edition 

After more than a decade out of print, the original cyberpunk action classic returns in these glorious 400-page hardcover deluxe editions, featuring an all-new translation, color pages, and new cover designs. Just in time for the major Hollywood film adaptation from Robert Rodriguez! Volume 1 of the deluxe print editions releases November 21.

More digital-first titles revealed—available on all digital retail channels July 18

Kounodori: Dr. Stork:

 A smash-hit in Japan, this drama looks at the lives of the men and women who work to deliver one million new lives into the world each year in Japan. 

Hotaru's Way (aka Hotaru no Hikari) 

"I'd rather nap at home than fall in love."  27-year-old Hotaru is a career woman and a himono, who unexpectedly finds herself involved with a younger man—who happens to be her boss! How will this josei romance play out!?

Love's Reach (aka Kinkyori Renai

Yuni likes the way her new substitute English teacher looks—but he's kind of a jerk. Then she starts getting afterschool lessons from him!

Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime. 

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