Code Name wa Sailor V
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Code Name wa Sailor V

Alternative Titles

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

Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 15
Status: Finished
Published: 1991 to 1997
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance
Theme: Mahou Shoujo Mahou Shoujo
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Run Run
Authors: Takeuchi, Naoko (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.511 (scored by 62216,221 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #28572
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1551
Members: 12,652
Favorites: 357

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Chapters: /15

Synopsis

"The Pretty Guardian in a Sailor Suit! Sailor Venus has arrived!"

13-year-old Minako Aino is an active tomboy who loves idols and video games, and is a popular member of Shiba Koen Junior High School's volleyball team. One day during her PE class, Minako accidentally stumbles upon a white cat, who later sidetracks her from talking to her crush. At home, Minako wonders if she is beautiful, and hearing this, the cat introduces himself as Artemis and gives her a compact mirror that shows Minako more than just her beauty...

Before she can fully take in the cat's words, Minako receives a special pen that can transform her into masked champion of justice, Sailor V! As her carefree love-seeking days begin to include adventures against the energy-seeking Dark Agency, Minako will learn to embrace the full extent of her destiny in this prequel to Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

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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Characters

Kino, Makoto
Supporting
Mizuno, Ami
Supporting
Oosaka, Naru
Supporting
Furuhata, Motoki
Supporting
Okamoto
Supporting

Reviews

Aug 26, 2023
Personally it was really enjoyable, of course not everyone will since it basically was just a rough draft of Sailor Moon, but I do think it is an important part of Sailor Moon history and is often looked over when looking back on the series. I also like how it gives us a backstory on Minako Aino AKA Sailor Venus, or Sailor V in this manga. She has always been my favorite sailor senshi in the whole franchise. If you are debating on reading Sailor V, go for it and it least give it a chance, of course it is not for everyone though.
Sep 3, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Reads very much like a rough draft of Sailor Moon, but still a good time for anyone who's a fan of the franchise or typical 90s shoujo.

The art is typical Natsuki Takaya, not particularly good proportions but still polished and pretty. Story is, as aforementioned, very much like early chapters of Sailor Moon - but less of the fantasy elements and more of the superhero/crime fighting. It gives a nice look into Mina's character, as well, though again, it is very evident that she was an early version of what would become Sailor Moon.

Overall, I enjoyed it, but I most likely won't be going back ...
Feb 21, 2021
It is possible to acknowledge that a work was influential to a genre, while also recognizing its faults. This is the case with 'Codename: Sailor V', whose existence and success made it possible for 'Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon' to exist — whose role in making both anime and the mahou shoujo subgenre popular all over the world, you are already familiar with.

One day, 13-year-old middle schooler Minako Aino is approached by a talking cat, who introduces himself as Artemis and claims that she has magical powers and has been chosen to fight against mysterious creatures that want to drain the population's energy, which she does ...

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