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Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon  
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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.

Note: Naoko Takeuchi released a re-illustrated version starting in 2003 after she had dropped Love Witch. This new edition had new cover art and title logo as well as slight corrections to dialogue and the artwork.
Won the Kodansha Manga Award for shōjo in 1993.


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Associated Names
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon
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Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
Thủy thủ mặt trăng
Красавица-воин Сейлор Мун

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.12 by StarryHeaven over 9 years ago
v.2 c.11 by StarryHeaven over 10 years ago
v.2 c.10 by StarryHeaven over 10 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)
12 Shinsouban Volumes (Complete)
10 Kanzenban Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (1992, Different Settings) / Vol 1, Chap 1 (2014)
Ends at Vol 18 End

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (506 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.29 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 27th 2018, 3:58am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Nakayoshi (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Kodansha USA (12 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #424 increased(+177)
Monthly Pos #956 increased(+208)
3 Month Pos #1575 increased(+165)
6 Month Pos #1709 increased(+359)
Year Pos #2286 decreased(-15)

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On 533 reading lists
On 488 wish lists
On 1255 completed lists
On 117 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
Sailor Moon Gets New Anime in Summer 2013 over 2 years ago
Sailor Moon Returning to the US! over 6 years ago

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It's pretty funny   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by jptranslator_girl
January 17th, 2014, 8:10am
My first manga series was actually Hareluya II Boy, and I was like 7 when I started sneaking copies home (lived in Japan for the better part of my life), so I didn't start out on the girlie end of the spectrum either. I, too, was a huge tomboy and hated pretty much everything that was even remotely girlie. But I did read Sailor Moon as one of my best friends at the time--who was a boy, believe it or not--had talked me into reading it. For those of you who don't know this, I just want to state that there are some rather HUGE DIFFERENCES in the manga and the anime:

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
--Rei's not a huge bitch
--Usagi is not as airheaded in the manga. She's actually pretty strong.
--The manga gets straight to the point and doesn't have many fillers.
--The bad guys aren't as dorky as they are in the anime
--Mamoru isn't a pedo in the manga (LOL), and he's actually quite blatant in his feelings for Usagi
--Usagi doesn't get saved by Tuxedo Mask
--Bad guys actually bite it in the manga, and that's that

So even if you didn't like the Sailor Moon anime, then maybe give a chapter or two of the manga a try. The manga moves at a much faster pace than the anime, so that may or may not be a good thing s to some (I personally love that), and Usagi isn't made out to be a dimwitted wuss like she is in the anime. Actually, I didn't really like much of the anime series save for a few episodes.

But yeah...huge differences between the two.

... Last updated on January 17th, 2014, 8:13am
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First Anime.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by P_O_C_K_Y
May 29th, 2013, 1:13pm
Didn't read the manga until late primary school (around 6th grade), but I do remember running home after reception class to watch this anime on TV (all 200 episodes on VHS later on because the UK didn't have all the seasonsTT_TT). Oh looking back on it now you can criticize the voice acting or how the anime is not as good as the manga, well excuse me, I like to preserve those amazing memories of dressing in my SailorMoon Hallows costume, with my stuffed Luna doll and my collection of the Sailor Moon Barbies (ahem, ahem full collection). I was a pretty top first year:]

Anywho, back to the manga. Like I said I didn't read it until late primary school which left my mind quite foggy on how well the two coincided, but as far as I can tell they follow each other well. Both are beautifully romantic, action-packed, suspenseful, tragic?, and brilliantly executed. Loved it always have and always will.

Where's your childhood? Haven't read or watched yet? Go watch it now!

... Last updated on May 29th, 2013, 1:14pm
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First manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ivypaw1
December 3rd, 2012, 12:08am
This is my very very first manga I have ever read. It will also be the very best manga! I can still remember the storyline although it has been 5 years that I have completed a manga. Whee... When I was young, it was the best anime I have ever watch.. Forever the first and the best
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Classic shoujo / Still the best   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cheesiediva
December 21st, 2011, 9:09pm
This is an unabashedly girl-power read. But hey, that's the whole point! This series began in the early 1990s as a girl counterpoint to the male-centric entertainment at the time (think Power Rangers or Ninja Turtles). Although Sailor Moon was my first introduction to manga, it still rates at the top of my list. So then, why does it still seem so fresh after all these years?

Although written with a young teenage audience in mind, Sailor Moon is surprisingly deep. Takeuchi-sensei incorporated astrology, Greek mythology, and complex symbolism to create the backdrop for her school-girl champions of love and justice. This manga's art is cute and girly, but the story is rich in detail and sometimes quite dark. Each character is well-developed and each personality is distinct (with each sailor senshi corresponding to the different signs of the Western zodiac). Everyone in Sailor Moon has believable flaws and strengths (villain and hero alike), so that you become invested in what happens in the plot.

Of course, the romance between Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask is worth noting. It is sweet and romantic without ever becoming explicit. (Again, this was written for a young audience, but that doesn't mean a chastely depicted romance can't be enjoyable! In my opinion it's nice not to have the explicit smut that seems to pervade shoujo these days...)

The conclusion is a little rushed but oh-so-satisfying. I think, if you come in knowing what kind of genre you're in for, you'll come away with a special place in your heart for this classic series, as I do.

... Last updated on January 24th, 2012, 12:46am
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miss it!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by femalecorpse
August 28th, 2010, 4:28am
miss this manga very much. maybe this is the first manga and anime i've ever watched. i can't forget how me and my friends were crazy about sailormoon stuff.
the story is good if compared with the other manga with same genre. read this and you'll never regret
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It was the first   
Rating: N/A
by mmiiaa
July 16th, 2010, 6:43pm
Ok, so like anyone who was growing up/living in the 90s, you know the Sailor Moon series. Everyone loved watching it on Cartoon Network and it was probably some people's first exposure to anime. It certainly was mine and I fell in love!! Although the dub wasn't too great and doesn't do the manga justice, it was pretty good.
Ok, now onto the actual manga. (I doubt anyone is going to be reading Sailor Moon now though..You should!) The manga is SO much different than the anime. The characters are more mature, Darien/Mamoru actually has a use other than throwing roses and swishing a cape, and the art is just gorgeous! I love Naoko's full color works (look up her artbooks and original cover art!), they are just wonderful. I love the watercolors and different techniques. Also, for a early 90s manga, I find her art is pretty darn decent compared to some other works then like BB Fish, Baby and Me, and other such 90s art..Anyways!
The story has the same arcs as the anime, except the useless filler and Monster of the Day crap is cut out. The romance between Serena/Usagi and Mamoru is much deeper and mature than the anime and the manga even has some ''steamy'' scenes. The plot definitely feels much more involved and fast paced than the anime. My only irk about it was that it wasn't as funny as the anime, except for the side stories, but hey, what can you do?
In general, Sailor Moon is a great read for fun or just to immerse yourself in the legend that forever lives. smile
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childhood memories   
Rating: N/A
by morrison
May 6th, 2010, 11:26am
Luckily the German anime had the original episodes sans episode 89 which was nt shown.
Over a friend I had I also learnt off the Manga and bought it from that point on biggrin

I also think that the manga is brilliant because it is depper and can concentrate more on the characters and the arcs (obv because there is no need of a demon of the day) and I liek the maturing of the characters , and also like the short stories and side notes by the author biggrin

... Last updated on May 6th, 2010, 11:28am
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Thank you   
Rating: N/A
by Nanoo
January 5th, 2009, 11:26am
When I was a little girl I first saw the anime and when I was about 13 I remembered it and it opend a whole new world to me, so I'm just saying that a "cartoon" can really change a persons life --> Thanks to 'Sailor Moon' I've learnded to dream BIG

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love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by gawdess
September 7th, 2008, 3:17am
best series ever!
The American version of the anime is awful... I can understand why a lot of people criticize it. Please consider watching the original japanese video with english subs and you'll love it!
My first manga/anime ever, the best so far.
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wov it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by KittyTeea
August 3rd, 2008, 12:28pm
wow i saw the anime like 10 years ago and i loved it, but the manga seems so much better or at least different. i love it.
and even though i kinda know the story it still is veeeeeeeeeeeryyyy addicting

... Last updated on August 3rd, 2008, 2:03pm
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