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Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Alternative Titles

English: Sailor Moon
Synonyms: Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
Japanese: 美少女戦士セーラームーン

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 18
Chapters: 61
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 28, 1991 to Feb 3, 1997
Authors: Takeuchi, Naoko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Nakayoshi

Statistics

Score: 8.301 (scored by 13595 users)
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Ranked: #3342
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Popularity: #198
Members: 26,786
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Synopsis

Tsukino Usagi is 14-year-old and in her second year of middle school. She's a bit of a crybaby and klutzy. However, she can transform into a warrior of justice, Sailormoon! An eternal classic that should be read by all.

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Background

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon received the 1993 Kodansha Manga Award in the shoujo manga category. It has received wide critical acclaim, being credited with redefining the magical girl genre.

It was adapted to multiple anime series, two series of stage musicals, as well as a 49-episode live-action series from October 4, 2003 to September 25, 2004. A twelve-volume shinsouban (renewal edition) was published in Japan from September 22, 2003 to September 22, 2004, including two volumes containing short stories. This new edition had new cover art and title logo, as well as corrections in some panels.

The series was published in English by Mixx (later Tokyopop) as a serial in two magazines, MixxZine and Smile, beginning in 1997. The series was later published in eighteen volumes, from December 1, 1998 to September 18, 2001. Tokyopop's license expired in May 2005 and this edition went out of print. It was later republished by Kodansha Comics USA from September 13, 2011 to November 26, 2013, based on Japanese shinsouban reprint. The series was also published in Polish by Japonica Polonica Fantastica.

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Jan 29, 2008
coop52 (All reviews)
Story: The Sailor Moon series (dubbed) is what got me into anime and manga. Fans of the anime or of shoujo in general would love this series. The story spans over 17 of the 18 volumes in 5 arcs (one of the volumes is filler). The manga story often deviates from its anime counterpart, often taking a darker turn. However, the manga still has plenty of comedy, especially in the Exam Battle Chapters. Fans of romance would enjoy the story as well. I gave the story a 10 because I found it epic, classic shoujo.

Art: The artwork is great. I really love the trademark read more
Apr 28, 2008
bitsypookums24 (All reviews)
This is where the whole phenomenon started, and it won't disappoint. More direct than the anime (okay 90% of the anime is filler/ bad guy of the week) and more serious, the story line is still the same, with some new characters and transformations thrown in. Some of the main characters (specifically Mars) are very different from their anime counterparts (I actually liked Usagi more than I wanted to strangle her!). A little less childish than the anime (but not that that's a bad thing), for any Moonie, it's a treat.
May 24, 2014
silphidae (All reviews)
Sailor Moon is definitely one of the classic anime. Nearly everyone who watches or reads Japanese cartoons, and even those that don't, have heard of this popular show named after the main character.

I read this years ago, and enjoyed it immensely. The strong, positive female role models make it a wonderful read for impressionable young girls, and the romance to ass-kicking ratio is fairly even. However, the manga is not nearly as light-hearted as the anime, but it still has it's comedic moments.

Each of the Sailor Senshi have a distinct personality and complimenting traits. People can easily relate to at least one main character in read more
May 25, 2008
RICEA42991 (All reviews)
Whoever loves SM would love the manga it's like the whole backstory of it. There's soo many valuable things that the anime left out that once you read it you'll be shocked.


For the Classic Arc - The generals(shittenou) weren't purly evil as the anime protrays them, there are much deeper then that. Zoisite and Kunzite weren't gay, and Rei's personailty is complete contrast to what the anime made her.


S- Amara(Haruka) was much more fememine hence she wore girl clothes at times unlike the anime where she never did.


SuperS Arc- Rini(Chibi-Usa) wasn't all alone in the future but had scouts of her own and read more

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