Librarian s note There is an Alternate Cover Edition for this edition of this book hereOne of the most beloved of all Japanese manga titles, Naoko Takeuchi s Sailor Moon has enthralled millions of readers worldwide since its debut in book form in earlyWhen Usagi Tsukino adopts a stray cat, she gets than she bargains for The talking cat, Luna, informs Usagi that she is actually Sailor Moon, a magical princess from the future and protector of the Solar System With the help of her new friends, the Sailor Scouts, and the mysterious Tuxedo Mask, Sailor Moon embarks on a quest to save us all from the evil powers of the Negaverse


10 thoughts on “Sailor Moon, Vol. 1

  1. Lainey Lainey says:

    The nostalgia is so real I m reading the 98 English translation versions because that is what I grew up with So as I re read this, essentially all of them will be 5 star because 7 year old Lainey won t allow me to rate them any less.


  2. Hayley ☾ (TheVillainousReader) Hayley ☾ (TheVillainousReader) says:

    FIGHTING EVIL BY MOONLIGHT Sailor V kick and strikes a pose I ve been worshipping Sailor Moon pretty much my whole life I remember watching it on Saturdays and picking the movies out at the movie store when those were still a thing Safe to say, I m a Sailor Moon freak and while I love the anime the Japanese version of course, though they did redo the english version and took out all the censorship, their American names, etc, which I m very happy about I knew to be a true sailor moon is m FIGHTING EVIL BY MOONLIGHT Sailor V kick and strikes a pose I ve been worshipping Sailor Moon pretty much my whole life I remember watching it on Saturdays and picking the movies out at the movie store when those were still a thing Safe to say, I m a Sailor Moon freak and while I love the anime the Japanese version of course, though they did redo the english version and took out all the censorship, their American names, etc, which I m very happy about I knew to be a true sailor moon is my heart and soul fan I had to read the manga And like most books I ve heard the manga was way better andfleshed out, especially when it came to Mamo chan and Usagi s relationship which even though I loved it, I always felt like it was a little. off balance. Like. I knew he loved her but he kind of treated her like a child And not really like a partner Like he was a little bit, always annoyed with her Which I get because she is pretty ridiculous but I wanted to see that partnership Short winded response in regards to that long winded mini rant, I feel like I m going to get that from the manga and I m so excited This was so fun and cute and funny and I loved it It was exactly what I was hoping it would be and I m crazy excited to continue onnnnn I haven t read a lot of manga so I don t really feel like I can rate this at the moment But I loved it


  3. April April says:

    Sailor Moon without a doubt made most of my childhood sparkle I remember dressing up as Tuxedo Mask for Halloween one time and praying for a magica girl to serenade hello, high school sexuality problems I also remember acting out the transformation sequences with all of the merchandise I was able purchase with my measly allowance Everything was just so colourful and magicthan anything I wanted to be a badass Sailor Scout I m not really able to critique Sailor Moon exactly because i Sailor Moon without a doubt made most of my childhood sparkle I remember dressing up as Tuxedo Mask for Halloween one time and praying for a magica girl to serenade hello, high school sexuality problems I also remember acting out the transformation sequences with all of the merchandise I was able purchase with my measly allowance Everything was just so colourful and magicthan anything I wanted to be a badass Sailor Scout I m not really able to critique Sailor Moon exactly because it became such an important piece of my childhood and self so there s nothing I can really say bad about it The cheesy dialogue and other things were simply what made it so appealing to me as a child I still remain a fan and I always will Sailor Moon is just too precious to me and it s a gem that I ll forever hold in my heart


  4. Irena Irena says:

    I watched Sailor Moon right when I returned from Hungary to live in the post war Bosnia We didn t have electricity so my father would start up the electricity generator so that sis and I could watch Sailor Moon I ve seen the German, dubbed version and I think they did a great job Sailor Moon was called Bunny and it sounds OK to me even now, so many years later Apart from teaching me right from wrong, it was a really well done anime perfectly suitable for little girls romance, friendship, fi I watched Sailor Moon right when I returned from Hungary to live in the post war Bosnia We didn t have electricity so my father would start up the electricity generator so that sis and I could watch Sailor Moon I ve seen the German, dubbed version and I think they did a great job Sailor Moon was called Bunny and it sounds OK to me even now, so many years later Apart from teaching me right from wrong, it was a really well done anime perfectly suitable for little girls romance, friendship, fight against evil, cute talking kittens, prince in the..black tuxedo with a rose that seems deadly enough to pawn enemies back then we didn t question such things As far as the manga goes..I didn t like it so much Volume 1 is so fast paced that it allows absolutely no character development and all it keeps repeating is I m Usagi Tsukino A 14 year old girl who is most happy when she s snoozing 3 or Sailor Mercury The brain of the group The Genius Girl with an IQ of 300, Amy chan The way that all the other scouts accept their destiny and Luna s missing explanation as to what the hell just happened to them is just silly Be as that may, I still enjoyed the whole feelgood story, the dreamy art and the back of the manga explanation regarding the translation.Listen to this below DGerman Sailor Moon Intro


  5. Rebecca McNutt Rebecca McNutt says:

    Reading Sailor Moon takes me way back Born in the Nineties, most girls and even some guys in my generation was into either The Powerpuff Girls, The Winx Club or Sailor Moon I was definitely a Sailor Moon fan, but I had no idea that there was a whole graphic novel series It s from 1992, it s old now I feel old because the last time I even watched Sailor Moon I was four years old, in 2001 wow, this is nostalgic Anyway, amazing book, I ll definitely be reading the rest in the series Reading Sailor Moon takes me way back Born in the Nineties, most girls and even some guys in my generation was into either The Powerpuff Girls, The Winx Club or Sailor Moon I was definitely a Sailor Moon fan, but I had no idea that there was a whole graphic novel series It s from 1992, it s old now I feel old because the last time I even watched Sailor Moon I was four years old, in 2001 wow, this is nostalgic Anyway, amazing book, I ll definitely be reading the rest in the series


  6. Kate Kate says:

    2.5 5starsI M SORRY.this was just SO young I m sure I woulda absolutely LOVED this if I d read it when I was 10 but as a 23 year old woman with no nostalgia for this series, this was incredibly young, repetitive, and honestly just boring.


  7. Starbubbles Starbubbles says:

    I got all 11 Sailor Moon books in the mail on the 14th, and when i was finally able get around to reading them, I devowered them I loved every moment of every single book It was just as good, if not better than the anime Though, everytime I saw In the name of the moon, you re punished, I read it as On behalf of the moon, I will punish you Ah, good ol Sailor Moon Plus, the theme song is one of my all time favorite theme songs Now, if they could coordinate playing the theme song when yo I got all 11 Sailor Moon books in the mail on the 14th, and when i was finally able get around to reading them, I devowered them I loved every moment of every single book It was just as good, if not better than the anime Though, everytime I saw In the name of the moon, you re punished, I read it as On behalf of the moon, I will punish you Ah, good ol Sailor Moon Plus, the theme song is one of my all time favorite theme songs Now, if they could coordinate playing the theme song when you open the book, I think it would then become beyond perfect


  8. Lara Mi Lara Mi says:

    Review for complete seriesSailor Moon is a fundamental series of manga Most manga fans and readers will have read it or at the very least be familiar with the character and plot I was one of those who did not grow up with Sailor Moon I never really saw the anime episodes and by the time I started to read the manga the Sailor Moon series was long out of print Nonetheless, I had an idea of what the series was about, the characters and of course the fact that it was famous and very popular By Review for complete seriesSailor Moon is a fundamental series of manga Most manga fans and readers will have read it or at the very least be familiar with the character and plot I was one of those who did not grow up with Sailor Moon I never really saw the anime episodes and by the time I started to read the manga the Sailor Moon series was long out of print Nonetheless, I had an idea of what the series was about, the characters and of course the fact that it was famous and very popular By now I have watched the first season and have read the series Prior to reading it my expectations of this series were not too high sure, there must be something about it that so many people would love it But I also thought that a lot of its high praise must come from that air of nostalgia that Sailor Moon will always have Despite my doubts, after having read it I feel that this manga truly deserves all the praise it receives There are a few things that I did not like but that holds true for most things For one thing, Sailor Moon does, in no way, look or act like a 14 year old I would have been much happier if she were just a few years older Mamoru is a nice character but the poor guy is pretty much the only representative of males All other male characters that appear are only around for a couple of chapters, villains, minor characters or women disguised as men And then, although it is typical for magical girl manga, the name of their attacks I do not mind them having hearts and whatnot all over their costumes but all the spells with sugar heart rains and the like were too much for me However Sailor Moon was so muchthan what I expected of a magical girl series Magical girl types of series often leave me with a lot of disbelief and hardly ever dothan just provide a bit of entertainment I always thought of Sailor Moon to be just like that but the author delivered such beautiful and logical explanations to all the events happening I loved the whole concept of the story and it let the characters be true guardians of the earth rather than teenagers in sparkly costumes I am no big fan of science fiction but I loved how the author played with time and space Because she managed to make Sailor Moon s role so muchbelievable for me, it was so much easier to route for her and feel with her through all the hardships I loved the power of friendship in this work and the romance between Sailor Moon and Mamoru was beautiful I watched the first season of the anime before reading the manga the relationship between Sailor Moon and Mamoru was ridiculous but the manga version just made my heart feel warm The beautiful artwork of the author helped, of course But all scenes between Sailor Moon and Mamoru were so gentle and warm I loved how their memories of their past lives slowly returned to them The other thing is the art The artwork is one of the most important things for me when reading a manga and Sailor Moons is just so astonishingly beautiful Sailor Moon as a character was also very nice she grows so much throughout the series and she is nowhere as annoying as she was in the anime adaption It is also nice how the author goes into the other characters dreams and wishes and does not only focus on Sailor Moon another thing that many magical girl manga do The series delivers many lovely and also comical scenes which is good because it also has many to me unexpected dark scenes I probably enjoyed the middle arcs the most However, I was very interested in the final arc about Sailor Galaxia and was rather disappointed that it fell so short I think there could have been a lotabout that arc and I would have liked to have learnedabout Sailor Galaxia s motives and origins as well as the purpose and system of the Cauldron and how it creates the stars and planets All in all nothing but the highest praise for Sailor Moon I liked this series so muchthan what I always what I always thought I would and I think it is never too late to become a fan


  9. Lauren Lauren says:

    Story Who does not love want to be a young girl that one day out of the blue discovers you have magical powers and are going to fight the forces of evil to help the world I know I certainly did Serena, a somewhat whiny and dim witted girl is able to transform herself into Sailor Moon and along with the help of her friends is able to fight Queen Beryl and the rest of the goons She also sparks up a love interest with Darien, a much older and smarter guy who seems miles out of her league There Story Who does not love want to be a young girl that one day out of the blue discovers you have magical powers and are going to fight the forces of evil to help the world I know I certainly did Serena, a somewhat whiny and dim witted girl is able to transform herself into Sailor Moon and along with the help of her friends is able to fight Queen Beryl and the rest of the goons She also sparks up a love interest with Darien, a much older and smarter guy who seems miles out of her league There are of course a great deal of cheesy lines spread throughout the whole series making for some dorky moments however, the plot itself progresses nicely throughout.Drawing Style The features of the characters were all realistic in appearance with enhanced details and interesting lines and styles for the villains Characters The backgrounds of each of the characters was clearly developed throughout ongoing chapters and each character had their own distinct personalities that contributed to the series as a whole The multitude of different types of character personalities also gives the series arealistic nature with clashing attitudes and emotions everyone does not always agree with one another but there is also the voice of reason to figure everything out.Overall This family friendly, romantic comedy brings in a new element to the powers of righteousness and teaching kids what is right and wrong.Note This review was completed after reading volumes 1 3


  10. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    People on this site seem to have a real love hate relationship with Sailor Moon Personally, I ve always been a fan I watched the DIC dubbed anime when I was a kid, a few years ago I picked up the English subbed one to experience it in a new manner, and now that I am introducing to my 6 year old daughter, I picked up a few volumes of the manga For nostalgia purposes The art is beautiful, the story is as fun as I remembered, and the characters are loveable It s a great fast read.