Sailor Moon: v. 1

Sailor Moon: v. 1

Book rating: 05 Paperback Sailor Moon (Kodansha)

By (author) Naoko Takeuchi

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  • Publisher: Kodansha Comics
  • Format: Paperback | 248 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 188mm x 15mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 13 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1935429744
  • ISBN 13: 9781935429746
  • Sales rank: 4,406

Product description

Usagi Tsukino is a normal girl until she meets up with Luna, a talking cat, who tells her that she is Sailor Moon. As Sailor Moon, Usagi must fight evils and enforce justice, in the name of the Moon and the mysterious Moon Princess. She meets other girls destined to be Sailor Senshi, and together, they fight the forces of evil!

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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.

Customer reviews

By Jessica Abrahams 03 Jan 2014 4

“In the name of the moon, I will punish you!”

Tsukino Usagi is a fourteen year old middle school student that cries too much and is a klutz. However, she is actually Sailor Moon, a Sailor Scout and along with the other Sailor Scouts, they must find the Moon Princess and the Silver Imperium Crystal.


Story 4/5
I’ve realised that I need to stop thinking about the anime while I’m reading the Sailor Moon manga. Yes, there are and will be chapters that were animated but I need to remind myself that the manga was the original. It came out before the anime. That was my thought after reading the chapter 5 and 6 (the last two chapters of volume 1) which weren’t animated in the Sailor Moon anime. Just those two chapters made me enjoy the story even more than when I read chapters 1-4.

Art 3.5/5
This manga is very shoujo but I’ve taken into account that this volume had been created in 1992, so the art is different to some manga series. I really like how Usagi and the other Sailor Scouts are drawn when they transform.

Characters 3.5/5
We are introduced to Usagi, Luna, Amy, Rei, Makoto, Mamoru (Darien in English version) as well as Usagi’s classmates Molly and Melvin. Personality wise, I don’t like Usagi. She’s immature and cries way too much, but I do hope that as the story progresses, she toughens up. Since each of the characters have different personalities, it allows the conversations between the characters to be fairly interesting to read.

Enjoyment 4/5
When I was reading this volume, I kept thinking back to the anime and the opening theme song would get stuck in my head. Since I grew up with watching Sailor Moon on TV, it feels like I’m reliving the Sailor Moon experience to a certain degree. But what not necessarily bothers me is that whenever someone learns they’re a Sailor Scout, they’re so relaxed about it, especially when they transform! If I suddenly changed outfits and learnt that I was a Sailor Scout, I would be freaking out, not continuing with whatever I was doing at the time.

Overall 4/5
When I started reading the first chapter I didn’t think I’d enjoy it that much. Although, when I finished the volume, I did enjoy it quite a bit. I’m looking forward to how the story progresses, despite knowing little snippets of the story at the end due to accidentally spoiling myself while looking at a Sailor Moon website.

By Iara Monteiro de Lima 16 Jun 2012 5

I'm a brazillian girl, in my country is really hard to find out Sailor Moon's manga.
I was Sooooo happy when I find this manga in BD.
Sorry for my bad grammar, but believe me, Sailor Moon is the best Shoujo ever, a classical and you should be read it!

By Becca Greensmith 11 Jan 2012 5

This book is a long awaited masterpiece. For any true sailor moon fan in England- you will have found it tough to locate any of the original print sailor moon manga series.
Your wait is over. These books are beautifully put together, with some full colour pages with all the amazing art work that we've missed.
A must have for any collector! I fully recommend this book.

By Fabia 04 Dec 2011 5

Sailor Moon will always be my favorite series!

By Tom Verkaaik 08 Sep 2011 5

Sailor Moon is back! After the manga being out of print (in english) for many years it is being re-realeased. With the first volume we meet Usagi Tsukino (Serena in the english anime), who meets the talking cat, Luna and discovers that she is Sailor Moon (read the manga to find out what happens next!)
An amazing manga with amazing art-work.

Review quote

"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"