Kodansha USA Publishing, the American arm of the Japanese publisher Kodansha, announced on Friday that the English version of Sailor Moon manga volume 1 will get a second print run after the first print run of 50,000 copies “sold out in just four weeks.”
Kodansha USA did not specify if the 50,000 copies of Naoko Takeuchi’s magical girl manga sold out at the distributor level or at the retailer level. With the second print run, the volume will have 100,000 copies in print.
Kodansha noted that the first volume of Sailor Moon has stayed on top of The New York Times manga bestseller list for a third week in a row since it debuted on September 13. Takeuchi’s related Codename: Sailor V volume 1 had two weeks at #2 after debuting on September 13.