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Warriors of Legend: Reflections of Japan in Sailor Moon

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  133 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Warriors of Legend The book "Warriors of Legend" is one of the first of its kind, using a specific Japanese anime/manga series- the megahit "Sailor Moon"- to teach about Japan. Neophytes to Japan studies will find "Warriors of Legend" an accessible way to learn about this fascinating country. Those who know quite a lot about Japan already will find their understanding enha ...more
Paperback, 148 pages
Published May 16th 2005 by Booksurge Publishing
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Jess Saxton
Apr 19, 2012 Jess Saxton rated it really liked it
Warriors of Legend is a great unauthorized book about the Japan of Sailor Moon. It discusses a lot of the real locations featured both in the Sailor Moon anime and manga, the differences between the manga and the anime based on where the anime production team was located and the Juban district they knew, and the cultural things that American viewers/readers would miss. This is definitely a great read for American fans of Sailor Moon who want to gain a deeper understanding of the culture and the ...more
Jan 02, 2008 Kate rated it it was amazing
A lot of people in the Sailor Moon communities have very different opinions about this book, but I found it wonderfully insightful for a non-Japanese lover of the Sailor Moon story arches. It helped inspire me to even write a wonderful paper (if you can believe it possible) on Sailor Moon.
Dec 22, 2015 Artemis rated it it was amazing
Such an enjoyable educational little read for any 'Sailor Moon' fan, and for people in the Western hemisphere interested in Japanese culture.

In 'Warriors of Legend', you learn how almost everything in the 'Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon' manga and anime reflects Japan in terms of its social, class, and education systems, as well as its historical and mythological references. 'Sailor Moon' mirrors the country in the 1990s when the franchise was being made and was at the peak of its phenomenal popul
Nov 15, 2014 Beatriz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No sabía exactamente qué iba a encontrar en este libro, pero me ha sorprendido gratamente. A pesar de ser un libro poco extenso (150 páginas que saben a poco), he aprendido mucho sobre Japón, y especialmente sobre Tokio. Es más, me han entrado unas ganas inmensas de ir a Tokio a fotografiar todos los lugares que salen en el manga/anime (la mayoría venían ya fotografiados en el libro). También me ha gustado que el traductor incluyese los diferentes nombres de las guerreros en Japón y en España pa ...more
Aug 10, 2013 Drucilla rated it it was amazing
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This book does such a great job of breaking down the series, you might feel a bit lost if you've only given the series (manga or anime) a passing glance. Then again, maybe this book will inspire you to take another look at the series and become a bigger fan. As a fan, I already knew much of what they discussed pertaining to the series and a little bit pertaining to Japanese culture. However, I learned quite a bit when they started to discuss the nuances of Japanese culture within the series. I f ...more
Jessalyn Herreria
Oct 03, 2013 Jessalyn Herreria rated it liked it
This book provided some really good information about the contextual background of Sailor Moon. It made me want to re-watch the anime and re-read the manga. However, I felt that there was a lack of organization within the book and that more information could have been provided.
Laura Rose
Jul 22, 2014 Laura Rose rated it really liked it
Fascinating book, but shoddy writing - at times it felt like I was reading someone's unpolished thesis. Nonetheless, worth a perusal or three, particularly for fans of Sailor Moon looking for a deeper cultural understanding of the series.
Juliette Jimeno
Sep 23, 2008 Juliette Jimeno rated it it was amazing
This book was my priority on year ago... But I forgot it when I fell inloved with Turkey lol. Nowdays it is my "to read" priority, so as soon as I find the way, I will bring it to Colombia!

I give it 5 stars just because it is a book about sailor moon :D my bookshelf is waiting for it!!!
Apr 24, 2012 Keytar rated it liked it
This book was a great supplement to both Sailor Moon and to mahou shoujo (magical girl) and sentai (team) shows, particularly those set in Tokyo, in general.
Rambles Corbeau
Apr 24, 2015 Rambles Corbeau rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this. Quick, enjoyable, informative. I learned some things. Deepened my understanding and appreciation! :)
Jul 09, 2011 Lilie added it
Excellent, réservé à tous les fans de Sailor Moon qui auront ainsi la certitude que Naoko Takeuchi n'a pas fait un manga pour enfants.
Oct 05, 2009 Victoria rated it it was amazing
Very intersting. Good for fans of the show or someone who is intrested in learning more about modern Japan.
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