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Code Name wa Sailor V

Code Name wa Sailor V

Alternative Titles

English: Sailor V
Synonyms: Codename Sailor V, Codename Is Sailor V, Codename wa Sailor V
Japanese: コードネームはセーラーV


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 15
Status: Finished
Published: 1991 to 1997
Authors: Takeuchi, Naoko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Run Run


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Aino Minako was just a normal girl until a talking white cat named Artemis transformed her into the super heroine SailorV! Now Minako's duty is to fight evil, but with already having troubles in her love life and regular interests (not to mention her school work), what's a girl to do with so much responsibility? Everyone's always hearing about SailorV in Takeuchi Naoko's other series, Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon, so here's her story!

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Code Name wa Sailor V was serialized in the RunRun magazine as the Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon manga ran in Nakayoshi, with a much slower release rate than the latter.

The series was published in English by Kodansha Comics USA from September 13, 2011 to November 15, 2011, along with the republishing of the Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon manga.

Code Name wa Sailor V had an OVA adaptation planned, but it never happened; the Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon anime was created instead.

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Jul 10, 2008
Panda-Chan (All reviews)
On a night that Neo Nobility was down, I decided to finally get around to reading "Codename: Sailor V" on MangaFox. I finished less than two days later. "Codename: Sailor V" was exactly what I expected it to be.

Story: Plot wise, the story wasn't special. You know the early filler episodes of Sailor Moon that involved the enemies stealing energy in whatever way they can? That is basically what the entire Sailor V manga was. Although it's not as good as Sailor Moon plot wise, it is funnier. There are a few moments that made me laugh out loud, such as the part where read more
Jun 8, 2016
majokkodaisy (All reviews)
Codename : Sailor V was originally written as a one shot in the summer season issue of RunRun by Naoko Takeuchi, most famously known for writing the series ' squeal, Sailor Moon. Shortly after, it began its serial run also in RunRun and was later complied into 3 volumes by Kodansha. As of 2011, Kodansha Comics USA has condensed those 3 volumes into 2 and released both in English.
The Sailor V serial focuses around Minako Aino, your typical Japanese middle schooler. She's somewhat lackadaisical, but is still free spirited and energetic. One day, she encounters a mysterious talking cat read more
Jan 30, 2015
chubar (All reviews)
This manga is the prequel to the all-famous franchise. Originally, it was supposed to be only a oneshot but Naoko decided to continue it as “Sailor Moon”.

But is it any good? Is it really worth the read to learn about Sailor Venus’s origins and why she managed to get Artemis?

Well, you won’t really miss much if you don’t. The manga was only supposed to be a oneshot after all, and it shows.

The battles itself are really episodic and really formulaic – Minako nearly falls into a villain’s trap where they’re to get human energy by manipulating means and she defeats them. Artemis tries to motivate read more
Jan 6, 2012
KhaliaRose (All reviews)
I would say that reading a lot of manga is boring and hard to get into, but since I watched Sailor Moon before reading Codename Sailor V, I had Minako's voice already in my head and her mannerisms were the same and really enjoyable for me. I have only read volume 1 so far and it is more story than fighting which I LOVE. Her character is charming and funny just like you'd expect! Great so far. Read this if you want to know Minako's story.


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