July 6, 2011

Logo designs

As most of you are aware, the manga's impending release is only a mere two months away!! I thought the wait would be excruciatingly long, but somehow, it passed fairly quickly and now we're almost there Moonies!

After lots and lots of speculation, we finally have the final versions of both the Sailor Moon and Sailor V manga covers will look like. The imagery looks quite the same as the original japanese, but we finally have an official American logo!!


Sailor V has never been published before, so the logo is quite reminiscent of the Japanese logo, however, Kodansha did make an effort to create its own logo, giving the manga and anime different yet similar approaches. Also, the anime logo has only the words "Sailor Moon", while the manga incorporates the words "Pretty Guardian" in the title, as well as sticking to the more pink hues instead of the peachy ones. Other differences include the typeface, the swirls in the "S"and "M", a little more tracking (space between letters) and most noticeably, the placement and shape of the crescent Moon.
DIC Anime logo.
MIXX Manga logo.

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Japanese logo.

Sailor Moon anime logo (International branding).

Sailor Moon manga logo.


So what do you think Moonies? Old school logos, international anime logo or New manga logo? Which one is you fave? Remember this is the look for all future mangas and products from now on!! Answer on the poll at the right! :D

EDIT: I barely noticed just now the so called "American" manga logo is not American, they've been using it on the reprint of the Italian manga for a long time now, so I'll refer to it now as the "new manga logo" to avoid confusion. I can't change the name on the poll though, :/....

July 6, 2011

Logo designs

As most of you are aware, the manga's impending release is only a mere two months away!! I thought the wait would be excruciatingly long, but somehow, it passed fairly quickly and now we're almost there Moonies!

After lots and lots of speculation, we finally have the final versions of both the Sailor Moon and Sailor V manga covers will look like. The imagery looks quite the same as the original japanese, but we finally have an official American logo!!


Sailor V has never been published before, so the logo is quite reminiscent of the Japanese logo, however, Kodansha did make an effort to create its own logo, giving the manga and anime different yet similar approaches. Also, the anime logo has only the words "Sailor Moon", while the manga incorporates the words "Pretty Guardian" in the title, as well as sticking to the more pink hues instead of the peachy ones. Other differences include the typeface, the swirls in the "S"and "M", a little more tracking (space between letters) and most noticeably, the placement and shape of the crescent Moon.
DIC Anime logo.
MIXX Manga logo.

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Japanese logo.

Sailor Moon anime logo (International branding).

Sailor Moon manga logo.


So what do you think Moonies? Old school logos, international anime logo or New manga logo? Which one is you fave? Remember this is the look for all future mangas and products from now on!! Answer on the poll at the right! :D

EDIT: I barely noticed just now the so called "American" manga logo is not American, they've been using it on the reprint of the Italian manga for a long time now, so I'll refer to it now as the "new manga logo" to avoid confusion. I can't change the name on the poll though, :/....