Codename: Sailor: v. 1

Codename: Sailor: v. 1

Book rating: 05 Paperback Codename: Sailor V

By (author) Naoko Takeuchi

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  • Publisher: Kodansha Comics
  • Format: Paperback | 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 190mm x 24mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 13 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1935429779
  • ISBN 13: 9781935429777
  • Sales rank: 13,730

Product description

Like Sailor Moon, Minako Aino is a normal 13-year-old schoolgirl until a fateful day when a white cat introduces himself to her and tells her she has the power to transform into the hero, Sailor V. Using a magic pen to transform, Sailor V fights the evil agents of the Dark Agency as she strives to protect the earth. Codename: Sailor V, created by the author before she created the mega-popular Sailor Moon, has never before been available in the U.S. This books features: - An incredibly accurate translation! - Japanese-style, right-to-left reading! - New cover art never before seen in the U.S.! - The original Japanese character names! - Detailed translation notes!

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Author information

Naoko Takeuchi lives in Tokyo, Japan. Takeuchi's works have a wide following among anime and manga fans worldwide. Her most popular work, Sailor Moon, rose to become as of 2011 one of the most recognized manga and anime products to date. The author lives in Tokyo, Japan.

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By Chelsea K. 20 Feb 2014 5

I loved this manga! It was really fun getting to read about how and when Sailor V first became a Sailor Scout and getting to see how she adapted to her new life as well as seeing her early missions. This volume also gives the reader a chance to really get to know Mina and better understand her character. I am looking forward to reading the next volume.

Contains Vol. 1 - 8
Vol. 01: The Birth of Sailor V!
Vol. 02: Minako in 'Game Center Crown'
Vol. 03: Sailor V Arrives! "Channel 44" Pandora's Ambition
Vol. 04: The Ambition of Petite Pandora
Vol. 05: The Machinations of the Dark Agency
Vol. 06: Showdown! Sailor V vs. Cyber-Girl Warrior Lurga
Vol. 07: Sailor V on Vacation - Desire for Hawaii!
Vol. 08: Love on the Boulevard - Full-Throttle Turbo

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"With its whimsical sense of fashion, thrilling adventure and complex backstory, Sailor Moon was like little else young girls had ever before seen on television, and miles above anything American animators were offering them. The anime led to interest in the manga, which in turn became the sort of success that made the bookstore market sit up and take notice. Scratch a modern-day manga fangirl, and you're likely to find someone who watched Sailor Moon when she was young." -"The Comics Journal"