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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
Красавица-воин Сейлор Мун
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon
Czarodziejka z Księżyca
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon
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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.12 by StarryHeaven over 8 years ago
v.2 c.11 by StarryHeaven over 9 years ago
v.2 c.10 by StarryHeaven over 9 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: 8.3 / 10.0 (496 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.19 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 12th 2017, 9:31am 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 #546 increased(+224)
Monthly Pos #1313 increased(+170)
3 Month Pos #1864 increased(+86)
6 Month Pos #2131 increased(+3)

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On 513 reading lists
On 473 wish lists
On 1221 completed lists
On 113 unfinished lists
On 320 custom lists

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Sailor Moon Gets New Anime in Summer 2013 about 1 year ago
Sailor Moon Returning to the US! over 5 years ago

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by crimson-fire
July 11th, 2008, 10:05am
I love it! First manga and anime I ever read and i can still reread it over and over again. I'm glad that Starry Heaven is translating it since the English version of it is low quality and the flipping of the art ruined the pleasure of having an english copy for me.
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Classic manga   
Rating: N/A
by annaivida
October 17th, 2007, 10:42pm
I love the manga far more better than the anime. The manga, shows the progress and growth of Usagi and that they can recognize each seishi with their feelings and powers of being one of them... The artwork is beautifully drawn and each and every chapter the characters are growing with more and more maturity.

And this is the first anime ive ever loved and the manga is still the best...
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My first manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Stickwitu
September 23rd, 2007, 2:17pm
This is the first manga that I've read and it will be always my fave one!!
I love everything about this manga! It's the best one ever!
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like it a lot   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by gurrla
July 12th, 2007, 4:25pm
It's wayyyyy better than the anime. Although there is a lot of excitement in the episodes of the anime version, it drags on in the latter version. But reading the manga, I'm half way done and the characters are so much different. Usagi is def. more mature and grown than in the anime, not always a cry baby...I think that was only in the first volume. Problems get solved quicker and it's not as it might be when watching the anime. I like it much better tha the anime version.
The characters are just so much better in the manga and you actually are more likely to believe in usagi and mamoru's love for one another through the manga. They constantly hold hands, kiss, etc...inseparable, which the anime doesn't show. Don't judge bishoujo senshi sailor moon solely on the anime. With the manga you may get a fuller picture of things.

It's sort of long, but I liked it a lot!

... Last updated on June 3rd, 2014, 6:27am
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One of 'the' shoujo series   
Rating: N/A
by PrincessVera
June 22nd, 2007, 1:36pm
Much better than the anime. The characters develop more, and they spend more time developing the plot than fighting endless hordes of monsters. And while the characters (especially the main character) can get annoying, it's still a lot of fun to read. I wish there was a high-quality copy available to read... still recommended for all shoujo fans.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Bikuki
March 16th, 2007, 5:08pm
i preferred the comedy in the anime, but i liked how things turned out in the manga ^^

... Last updated on December 1st, 2007, 4:55am
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it's not perfect, but it's a classic and a milestone (for the worse or for the better). The manga is much better than the anime   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by elianthos
February 18th, 2007, 9:24am
Manga version is much better than the anime one, for instance in the characters' development department (well, at least concerning the 'good guys'). Among the biggest and better differences, Usagi/Serena actually grows up as a person, Mamoru/Darien has both a more than decent personality -ok, I love the guy ;p - and more than decent powers not to mention a better fashion sense. And Chibi-Usa/Reenie is a quite likeable character, and so on... .
Moreover, the monsters-of-the-day are almost absent (hooray), and the 'Power Ranger' factor is thankfully very low (double hooray): you can appreciate more and more the lack of these elements as the story goes on ;).

Emphasis on 'as the story go on' because the story starts as fairly episodic, it's only later that you start to see the big picture.
And, boy, what a BIG picture turns out to be, and a surprisingly coherent one (considering the number of characters alone, it's impressive. Add to this the work overload - the author ended up working contemporarily on the manga, the anime, the musical version, then the live action... all of them with some major plotline and characterization differences -. Sometimes it's quite easy to see the artist just went with the flow with her golden egg goose, but she managed to wrap basically everything together in the end (and the loose ends are absolutely yummy: no wonder Sailor Moon has a huge fandom and fanfiction base even now. With some good-to-excellent writers on top of it).
Some plot-twists and settings in the manga were just great and unexpected (especially in the last two arcs -aka the (in)famous Super S and Stars anime seasons) and IMO basically balanced out and/or even redeemed some of the plot devices repetitions and shoujo clichès.
On the other hand, of course there are some plot-holes and the aforementioned loose ends; the villians are not developed as they could have been (and sometimes as they should have deserved too); the art may not be pleasant to everyone (both style and quality can vary a lot too. My appreciation of it varies a lot too up to the moment, and I 'm supposed to be a hard-core fan).

In the end, it's a series with an amazing and fascinating potential, that puts together both East and West in regards to myths, folklore, and literature references/influences, not to mention it weaves together different manga genres. Sometimes the mix doesn't blend very well, but when it does, it's great. Personally, I still love this story: both thanks to and in spite of the contradictions due to all the different cultures' elements and the 'Romeo and Juliet + superheroes action' core.

So, yes, I'd suggest you to try the manga (unless you can't stand romance at all, because you'll find plenty of it bigrazz ). The hard copies for English audience (and not only for English people :/) may be hard to find due to the whole matter of copyrights controversy between the mangaka and the publishing/anime companies. But the manga has now been completely scanlated by Royal Orange, and you can still found the torrents for the Mixx version around the web (hint: Google search for 'Sailor Moon Center' or 'Anime Avatar')

Overall Rating: 8.0/8.5. It had the *potential* for a 10 though.
I'm rating it 10 nonetheless for the sake of global rating in the page.

... Last updated on March 31st, 2008, 4:56am
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^-^ i'm glad that StarryHeaven is scanlating-   
Rating: N/A
by sakana-rin
February 11th, 2007, 1:02pm
-should be beautiful!

the old tokyopop mixx and smile comics english scans are low quality.
looking forward to scanlations~
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I'm different...   
Rating: N/A
by deathbypenguin
January 23rd, 2007, 4:40pm
This may be a classic,'s annoying and dumb.
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gotta love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sapphiresky
October 8th, 2006, 10:46am
well this is a series which at least half of us remember as one of the first anime's we've ever watched and the manga is just as good or better. whether you like action, romance, shojo or none of the above i think its a great read and you won't finish it feeling you've wasted your time.
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