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美少女戦士セーラームーン 9 [Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon 9] (Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Renewal Editions #9)

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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 (Sailor Scouts), and together, they fight the forces of evil!
Paperback, 新装版, 259 pages
Published April 23rd 2004 by 講談社 (first published 2004)
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Denise Hutchins
While the story and plot itself is just as good as any Sailor Moon volume has ever been, I docked a star from my rating for two irksome reasons: first is Takeuchi-sensei's renderings of Helios in pegasus form. They're so distracting, with very bad anatomy that should have been easy to draw using reference images of horses. When I eventually saw a beautifully depicted elephant in one frame of this volume, it frustrated me even more that Helios wasn't given that kind of attention. The other negati ...more
The Dead Moon Arc is one of the weaker Sailor Moon arcs, primarily because Chibi Usa is allowed to step in as co-main character. No. Just no. Listen, I'm cool with Chibi Usa growing as a character. I'm fine with her fighting right alongside Sailor Moon, but the story definitely loses some traction when we focus on her rather than Usagi. Usagi is the heart and soul of the story and trying to pretend that Chibi Usa has the same gravitas is just that: pretending.

That said, since pretty much every c
This might be the single volume I was most looking forward to adding to my collection. Because Pluto was always my favorite, of course. As I get deeper into the series, I'm realizing that I remember the story less and less clearly. Obviously because I read the first few volumes dozens of times, but the last few only a couple of times each. One of my favorite single chapters is in this volume, showing Haruka, Michiru, and Setsuna's quiet, private lives raising baby/toddler Hotaru. Very sweet chap ...more
Stewart Tame
I think the story is starting to wear just a bit thin after so many volumes. Takeuchi excels at concepts and character designs, but her actual writing can be a bit messy and cliche-ridden. This volume relies a bit too much on what I call "echo chamber padding." I'll give you an invented example: Luna cries out, "When the comet arrives, it will turn everything to cheese!!" Cut to a shocked and panicked Usagi, who cries, "The comet will turn everything to cheese?!" Cut to several smaller panels of ...more
Delicious Strawberry
The new Sailormoon series has more per volume than the old one, so this series' vol 9 is actually further along than the vol 9 of the original translation released in America. I am also digging the new covers. Don't get me wrong, the old covers were nice but the new ones are more uniform with one another, which I really like. This volume is about the Dead Moon Circus, and as quite a bit that you would not find in the anime. A solid volume.
Pamela D
This is a review for all 12 volumes.

I grew up watching the anime version of Sailor Moon. I have been enjoying watching Sailor Moon Crystal and the old episodes of Sailor Moon on Hulu. When I discovered that my local library had the manga, I had to read it.

These books are so much fun and ridiculous. I will caution the prospective reader that the manga is a bit disjointed at times. The original anime did a much better job at character development than the manga. Even though the series is a bit si
Miss Bookiverse

Ich liebe den Handlungsstrang um Helios und den Dark Moon Circus.
This was an interesting volume. I liked the beginning, with Usagi shrunk and Chibi-Usa grown. The panel where the girls thought she was Black Lady was funny. I never realized that Chibi-Usa didn't know about Black Lady. But I did wonder how Chibi-Usa thought she could fool Ikoku and Kenji (which was incorrectly written as "Kanji") into thinking she was Usagi - doesn't she have pink hair? Wouldn't they notice it wasn't yellow? I guess it didn't matter as she used Luna-P to temporarily hypnotize h ...more
This may be spoilers for anyone who hasnt either read the manga this far ahead or seen the anime (give or take the basic... I said basic!... plot is the same).

But really, are you going to be looking at reviews for SM vol 9 if you havent at least seen or read this far ahead, or plan on being spoiled?

Either way, I warned you!

I love this arc. Ok, I love all the arcs. And Black Moon is still my favourite. Chibi Usa/Rini isnt my favourite soldier... but for some reason all the arcs I really love an
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We're finally getting into the final stages of the series, with this volume inching us closer to the end of the Dark Moon arc. I enjoyed this volume a good deal more than the previous one, as it's more action packed and shows ChibiUsa as more of her own character than the Scrappy Doo of the Sailor Moon world.

The artwork remains one of the best things in this series to date. Takeuchi has such a graceful style of illustrating the scenes and characters that it's no wonder that so many people striv
I love Sailor Moon, always have since I started watching the English dubbed version when I was 11. I love this volume even more than the others as it is an early Birthday treat!

This volume of Sailor Moon, as with the others, picks up immediately after the end of the last and in full Sailor Moon style ends on one annoying cliffhanger. I think if you were reading these when they were first released (and therefore chapter by chapter) it would not be so bad because you would be used to it, but getti
I apologize if this review seems unnecessary, but I am trying to review every book I read to get back into the motions. So this volume of the manga stands as one of the reasons I prefer the manga to the show overall. We get a lot of inner depth and conflict for the Sailor Scouts. There is great insight into who these women are, what they stand for and what their dreams are, as people and as scouts. We also see the bond between the inner and outer scouts which is an older sister- role model relat ...more
What a great read! This volume gives the reader the pleasure of some sorely needed one on one time with each of the scouts. Our girls, Mars, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter have been shoved into the background in the past few volumes and I was thrilled to see them back in the spotlight and fully capable of looking after themselves!
In fact, I felt every scout got fairly equal billing. We find out what Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and Saturn have been up to since their departure, and we get to see Mini Moon
I’m still enjoying the reissue of the Sailor Moon manga. I’m almost used to reading the book backwards, though I still have some difficulty figuring out which panel to read in which order. Reading from top right corner to bottom left is hard when you grew up reading the opposite way.

It’s interesting seeing what the Sailor Guardians dream of, and the insecurities about those dreams that they have to overcome. The insecurities are perfectly normal and reasonable, even though they are forced on the
To be honest, I hadn't really noticed much in the way of translation differences between the first renditions of the Sailor Moon series put out by PocketMixx back in the 90s to this new translation released by Kondansha, but in this collection, the translation is pretty clunky.

I know that in some cases, PocketMixx changed things up so that audiences in the US would understand the comic better (I don't recall Saturn reciting Yeats in the PocketMixx version), but there are phrases in this vol. lik
This volume was a great addition to the series and I really enjoyed reading about Chibi-Usa & Helios. There are also several great chapter about some of the Sailor Scouts in this volume were we get to learn more about them. I am looking forward to reading what happens in the next volume.

Contains Acts 40 - 44
Act 40: Dream 2, Mercury Dream
Act 41: Dream 3, Mars Dream
Act 42: Dream 4, Jupiter Dream
Act 43: Dream 5, Venus Dream
Act 44: Dream 6, New Soldiers Dreams
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No, Endymion! He better be okay in the end! The story got a bit confusing at times in this volume, but the story was amazing as always. I really missed seeing Endymion in action, though. What made up for it, though, was seeing Artemis' human form.

But, seriously, Endymion better be okay.
Omg that Alicorn is so fucking dumb. Still, the 'Dream' chapters have a nice kind of "face your darkest self" aspect to them, and that is basically my jam. The chapter where you get to see a bit of the Outer Senshii's domestic life was absolutely the highlight of this book for me.
Great continuation of the story about the "Dead Moon Circus"!

Things I loved the most in this volume:
- every Sailor senshi shows a more powerful strength
- a whole chapter dedicated to the outer Senshi
- Chibiusa's love life
Niko Ramsey
For the life of me, I can't quite figure out what it is that makes Sailor Moon work, exactly. The villains don't really do much, the heroines are prone to whining and running off over stupid things, and the plotlines are cheesy- but for some reason, I love every minute of it. The characters, while they are whiny, teach readers all about unconditional love and friendship, all while showing that GIRLS have the power to kick ass- and look glamorous while doing so. The artwork is beautiful, and ther ...more
ahahaha man, the more i read this series the more i realize rei is basically me. who needs dudes? i mean maybe for labour, sure mina, but basically i'd be down with just loving on my friends forever. we've even got the religious person thing in common! possibly she's a better priestess than i am a muslim though. v_v i'm working on it

enough talking about myself! this is an excellent volume, gives space to each of the ensemble. i'm super into everything i saw of the outer senshi raising haruka, i
Pato Myers
The pacing of this story slowed down a little bit and it's nice, it's not over in a single book. Plus the individual characters are getting some focus which I appreciate.
Anna Nowinski
In terms of the start of a new arc, the first few chapters of Dead Moon/Dream are certainly one of the best since possibly the Dark Kingdom arc. Looking forward to finishing it in the next volume.
So far, the Dead Moon Arc had been one of my favourites. I love that the focus has momentarily been dragged away from Usagi, and that we get to see a little more of the other guardians.

3.5. This book suffered from one of its typical plot fails, which is when a certain baddie is fought and it's repeated FIVE TIMES OVER, nearly identically, for each of the five main guardians. One the plus side, Chibi finally met the first man who ISN'T HER OWN FATHER. So that's good. But it did mean I was subjected to her feeling conflicted, like that she was cheating on her father, who she referred to as her soul mate. (I'm starting to think Silver Millennium/Crystal Tokyo is not quite the uto ...more
Bethan Richardson
The start of arcs is always a little less enthralling than the end of previous ones but I enjoyed this nevertheless and am definitely looking forward to the next volume :)
Some of the dialogue was a little confusing but other than that, another great volume. This arc is definitely more interesting than the anime made it.
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Naoko Takeuchi (武内 直子, Takeuchi Naoko) born March 15, 1967, a manga artist (mangaka), lives in Tokyo, Japan. Takeuchi's works have a wide following among anime/manga fans. She has become a well-known mangaka worldwide. Her most popular work, Sailor Moon, rose to become one of the most recognized manga/anime figures to date.

Takeuchi is married to Yoshihiro Togashi, the author of YuYu Hakusho series
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