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Code Name wa Sailor V  
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Like Sailor Moon, Minako Aino is a normal 13-year-old schoolgirl until a fateful day when a white cat introduces himself to her and tells her she has the power to transform into the hero, Sailor V. Using a magic pen to transform, Sailor V fights the evil agents of the Dark Agency as she strives to protect the earth.


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Associated Names
Кодовое имя: Сейлор Ви
Code Name: Sailor V
Codename Wa Sailor V
Codename: Sailor V
Hasło brzmi: Sailor V

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)
2 Shinsouban Volumes (Complete)
2 Kanzenban Volumes (Complete)

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Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (118 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.16 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 17th 2016, 12:44pm PST



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Original Publisher
Kodansha (1993; 2004)

Serialized In (magazine)
Nakayoshi (Kodansha)
Run Run (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Kodansha USA (2 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #970 increased(+6)
Monthly Pos #2046 increased(+67)
3 Month Pos #2911 increased(+565)
6 Month Pos #4171 increased(+1022)

List Stats
On 82 reading lists
On 169 wish lists
On 368 completed lists
On 12 unfinished lists
On 116 custom lists

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Sailor V   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Larinelle
November 8th, 2015, 8:00pm
Iíve been an avid manga reader for close to 14 years now and yet I have never had any connection to the Sailor Moon universe; When it was shown on TV in Europe I moved to New Zealand and by the time I went back to Europe Sailor Moon was long gone. With that I only got my hands on copies of the Sailor Moon manga series about 20 years after its first release.

Sailor V is a lovely prequel to Sailor Moon. I love when stories have crossovers or when characters make a guest appearance. It was always fun discovering Usagi and the others in the odd panel here and there. I believe the Sailor Moon universe was mainly created for a younger audience. For those who are a bit older it may be more difficult to connect with this story if one, like me, hasnít grown up with it. But nonetheless, as long as you donít take it too serious and pin down everything that doesnít make sense (after all Ė itís a magical girl shoujo mangaÖ they hardly ever make much sense) it can be a very enjoyable read. Minako is a nice lead character who is both feminine and strong and always delivers hilarious scenes. Naoko Takeuchiís artwork is gorgeous. Some years back I didnít appreciate older manga style as much as I do these days but I had to stop on so many pages to admire her line art Ė she always manages to make sure graceful poses for her characters as well as the movement of hair and clothing!

I thought the ending was rather sad despite the overall comedic tone of the manga. Still Ė I thought it was a lovely setup for its transition to the sequel.

I feel lucky to own the older 3 Volume edition as I find the cover art to be so much nicer.
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Great maho shojo   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Shimma
November 6th, 2015, 8:02pm
Is an episodic shojo that not pretends too much: a lively girl who fights evil.
Code Name wa: Sailor V does its job well. Minako is a good character, the story is enjoyable and the art is clean and pretty, very shojo.
Minako has common shojo characteristics, like how she isnt good at studying, but has her good points: she is very lively, optimistic and independent.
Sailor Moon is a more mature and longer version. I really recommend this If you are into Sailor Moon, or If you are just looking a great Mahou Shojo.

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Pretty Good   
Rating: N/A
by Kawaiiprincess
June 20th, 2012, 3:26pm
I think Codename Sailor V is pretty good. Although if i had to improve 1 thing, it would be that i would have to improve the villains because every chapter, they have the same personality. I think that's booring
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