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Sailor Moon, Vol. 01 (Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon #1)

4.28 of 5 stars 4.28  ·  rating details  ·  22,656 ratings  ·  275 reviews
One of the most-beloved of all Japanese manga titles, Naoko Takeuchi's Sailor Moon has enthrailed millions of readers worldwide since its debut in book form in early 1992. When Bunny Tsukino adopts a stray cat, she gets more than she bargains for The talking cat, Luna, informs Bunny that she is actually Sailor Moon, a magical princess from the future and protector of the S ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Tokyopop (first published July 6th 1992)
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This is the one true original manga/anime. For me, at least.

This is what started it all. I remember being six and running downstairs at seven o'clock on a Saturday morning to turn on Fox Kids and watch this with my sister, who must have been something like eight at the time. Now it's however many hundreds of years later, and I remain a fan. A more mature one, I'll admit, and one that understands the later themes a lot better, but still, a fan all the same.

Sailor Moon is one of those animes/manga
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
Jul 01, 2012 April rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Magica fans, children who want a good childhood


Sailor Moon without a doubt made most of my childhood sparkle. I remember dressing up as Usagi for Halloween one time and praying Tuxedo Mask would swoop in at the dead of night to sweep me off my feet. 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 magic; more than anything I wanted to be a Sailor Scout or Sailor Senshi (and that topped wanting to be a mermaid/powerpuff girl w
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 ...more
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 ...more
DNF at p.119

I really wanted to like this, but this was awful. I'm sure a lot of people really like this sort of thing, but it's not for me. FMA was so much better than this.

Usagi drove me nuts. She's so immature and vacuous. She introduces herself at the beginning of every act. WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE.

At the the point where I would have given it 3/5 stars, I was considering reading the second one to see if there's an improvement, but now?


After a certain point, I didn't have a clue what was going o
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.
Ah, good ol’ pretty sailor warriors! Despite being the series most other mahou shoujo copied thereafter, it remains in the tops because very few managed to have its variety and vividness. Plus, I like it too.

ART SECTION: 7/10 [Bishoujos in Sailor Suits.]

Following the trend, the artwork is extremely shoujo, that means very breezy sketches and loose borders between frames. It looks very amateurish in the first part but along the way it improves considerably and towards the
Kate E.A.
I read all the volumes of Sailor Moon when it was released to us in English. This series was a huge love of my life years ago, and it still makes me nostalgic and happy to return to it.

忘れないわ, セーラームーン.
Lavinyaa Pash
SAILOR MOON was first a stereotype for the beginning of the Mahou Shoujo (Magical Girls) era. So, knowing not more than one-two Mahou Shoujo anime/s that I liked, I was kind of judging it.

But reading it is awesome.
I have a certain law: If a book really leaves me with the immediate need for the sequel, then it deserves 5 stars. It applied, though I delayed reading manga for a while from etc. reasons.

But anyway, SAILOR MOON remembered me what I loved at animes/mangas when I was a child and this fe
Ayu Puspita Sari
This rating and review are for all completed volumes.

Sailor Moon adalah judul komik pertama yang saya baca dan yang paling bertanggung jawab atas proses fast-forward kedewasaan pemikiran saya. LOL. Ada yang bisa menebak usia saat saya membaca volume 1 Sailor Moon? 5 tahun. Yes, people, freaking. FIVE. years old reading a story for teens. Imagine the trauma! LOL.

Tapi saya dulu ingat sangat menyukai komik ini. Bukan karena ceritanya, tapi karena itu pertama kalinya saya membaca komik dan karena ma
It is no secret that this title is a genre defining one in it's own right, both inside and outside of Japan. Many will remember waking up in the 90's to watch the Sailor Moon anime show that would air, a moment from childhood for many fans that they still remember. But the manga series is where it all began.

This is one of my favourite manga series, and remains so even today. Takeuchi creates a lovely story that teaches about friendship, loyalty, strength and never giving in. She creates a group
Sep 09, 2011 Bonnie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Would rather recommend the anime; but take a look at the original manga for artwork at the least.
Shelves: graphic-novels
I used to watch the television series when I was younger and continued to do so watching the later arcs, the most memorable being the Heart Snatchers arc and the one that came after. However I haven't seen the arcs between the first arc and the Heart Snatchers but eventually I try to find the time. Sailor Moon is nostalgic to me as to a great deal many others to old and new fans alike. Quite recently a roommate of mine watched the whole series to completion and enjoyed it a great deal.

Now there
This review and rating is for the whole series. I remember as a kid waking up first thing Saturday morning to tune in to all my favorite shows. "Sailor Moon" was one of them. The cute outfits, awesome powers, and the fact that everything on that show seemed to sparkle had me hooked. Only recently did I pick up the manga, and I'm glad I did. I haven't watched the anime in years, and I miss it so. Reading the manga refreshed my memory of the story and my love for it. Although now I realize that a ...more
Alyssa Blaine B
One of Tokyopop first big translation jobs that was defintly geared towards young adults in the language use department but still I neat read for any even remotly interested in reading the story of the ever popular heroine Sailor Moon/ Usagi (Serena to all you daytime dubbed cartoon watchers).

While not one of the best or brightest classic girls shojo mangas out there the ditzy Usagi and her fellow sailor scouts and love interest Tuxedo Mask (aka Darien Shields to American audiences, or Mamour (?
Booker Like a Hooker
I also read this manga this summer and first I watched the first anime. I'm currently watching the modern one too. FOREVER TUXEDO <3
Genre & Audience
Magical Girls

Quality and detail level of the artwork is on par with this genre. The look of the evil beings err on caricatures.

A focused story that moves along at a good pace. With three sides, the plot is complex enough to be interesting. The light humor about everyday life is entertaining and provides a way for readers to relate to the story. Near the end, some panel transitions jump too far ahead or the background doesn't show where the characters are.

(A little bit of) Background: I'm a huge fan of Sailor Moon, but have never actually read the manga. When they announced the new anime, I decided to finally do something about that. I thought it would be fun to compare the original English version to the new re-release so I did. (I only have access to the first arc right now, but the others will come eventually.)

The first thing I noticed was how fast the action is. I feel like a lot of manga nowadays can have chapter after chapter where

Bunny Tsukino is just your ordinary 14 year old girl. Ditsy, whiny, and a crybaby with bad grades, she would be the last person you would think could become a hero. One day after coming home from school, Bunny discovers Luna, a cat from the moon. She reveals Bunny's true identity, "Sailor Moon", the magical warrior of justice destined to save the galaxy from Evil. Sailor Moon hates battles, and cries whenever she even gets a scrape on the knee. Fortunately, she will not be fighting th
La verdad es que yo no soy así, de leer estas tipo de cosas.
De pequeña solía ver la serie, y como toda niña pequeña recuerdo que sólo la veía porque me gustaban los personajes y nunca acabé de verla por alguna razón que no recuerdo.

Tampoco en esa edad sabía que un principio eran mangas y después se hacían series (o al revés, que se yo) y nunca leí uno ni me di el tiempo de tratar de... porque no sabía como se leían, lol.
Me puse a leer la historia de sailor moon porque me recordó mi niñez así q
You know, I loved this TV Show as a 10 yr old child but I absolutely ADORE this series even now at 20 yrs old. The TV show is a little juvenile for my taste now but the mangas have so much more to offer and so i still get my daily dose of my favorite sailor-suited senshi!
For anyone who liked the show ---> HIGHLY RECOMMEND
For anyone barely interested ---> GIVE THE MANGA A CHANCE, IT'S WORTH IT!!!!
I reread this to avoid comfort eating while i was upset after breaking up with my boyfriend last week. I couldn't get enough of this in seventh grade, but rereading this 8 years later isn't quite the same. Its a little silly, repetitive, but enjoyable none the less. Definitely an excellent mindless read, especially when stressed (and healthier than eating a package of oreos!). :)
Sailor Moon was the first comic series I ever collected. The comics brought me a lot of joy back then and still do. I feel like I owe any artistic skill to them. I traced until I no longer needed to. I am proud to still be collecting; I own every comic I've listed on this site. Sailor Moon is definitely closest to my heart.
Nata Zulu_linares
Calentando motores para junio ♥
Não tenho palavras para descrever o amor que eu sinto pela Sailor Moon. A série é simplesmente divina; provavelmente, o melhor (se não o mais importante) mangá shojo da história.
Finalmente li a primeira edição em português, recentemente lançada no Brasil. Mal posso esperar pelas próximas! <3
I first decided to read Sailor Moon after seeing it all over Pinterest, and knowing that almost everyone who likes mahou shoujo manga has read it. I started it with low expectations, and with a mindset that I probably wouldn't be able to grasp the plot, which I thought was going to be very complex. And let me tell you, after finishing it, I could not be more pleased. It had a simple, easy to follow storyline. Even though there are a lot of characters, they are all very memorable for their unique ...more
This is the first manga series I seriously collected, starting when it was first released in the US, and one of the few I still own most of in both graphic novel and classic comic format. It's been many years since I cracked one open and decided it was time for a reread. While it was a fun read and trip down memory lane, the story in in this first book is not quite as charming or developed as other manga series of its time. It rushes a bit through discovering the scouts and interactions with Tux ...more
I loved Sailor Moon growing up. I devoured the manga too. Sure it may not be the most sophisticated, but it gets points for nostalgia's sake.
Amanda Gonzalez
sailor moon is the best kid and anime book ever lol i love to watch the movies or episode and reading the books.
Stephanie Kurisunkal
Chapter 5 is my favorite since Tuexedomask figured out Serena is Sailor Moon! But she doesn't know that lol
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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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“Who wants that? I'd rather choose to fall in love and be hurt. Sometimes I can't even sleep because I love someone too much. And there's always sadness in our lives. It's that sad feeling that keeps us going. - Usagi/Sailor Moon” 58 likes
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