...shamefully let down by the translation.
You would think that when a company such as Kodansha reprint such a classic, well known manga as "Sailor Moon" every possible effort would be made for the translation to be... well, perfect.
Unfortunately, it just doesn't come close. The dialogue is clunky in more than one place, and although possible to follow it easily jerks the reader out of the story on more than one occasion. There is even inconsistencies in the naming of the MAIN VILLAIN. Metaria or Metallia - only one of them can be correct, so why are both used?
The inclusion of suffixes (-chan, -san etc.), while it doesn't particularly bother me, is also a huge error. Translated manga (emphasis on translated) should not contain these. They are a quirk of the language that, while perhaps interesting or charming to some, are not correct English, and may even require some people to look them up in order to understand quite how a person is being addressed.
As the title indicates, the art is beautiful and I think the colour pages of this issue are the best and brightest yet. It's certainly worth buying to read such a classic, it's simply a shame it wasn't translated with more care.
For a long term fan of the series, this release is more than a little disappointing.