DATE PUBLISHED: 6th July 1992
One of the most-beloved of all Japanese manga titles, Naoko Takeuchi’s Sailor Moon has enthralled millions of readers worldwide since its debut in book form in early 1992. When Usagi Tsukino adopts a stray cat, she gets more than she bargains for The talking cat, Luna, informs Usagi that she is actually Sailor Moon, a magical princess from the future and protector of the Solar System. With the help of her new friends, the Sailor Scouts, and the mysterious Tuxedo Mask, Sailor Moon embarks on a quest to save us all from the evil powers of the Negaverse.
Sailor Moon is one of my favourite anime’s from my childhood. Therefore I absolutely had to read the manga that started this franchise. Volume 1 focuses on Usagi’s discovery that she is Sailor Moon, fighting evil by moonlight and introduces the Negaverse and the danger this holds in store for Earth.
So, Usagi’s character is dorky and geeky and extremely girly, which can be overwhelming but I do know her character will be balanced out by the other Sailor Scouts. The plot gave me serious nostalgia and I loved every minute of reading it. The artwork was stunning with the black and white drawings with the anime style characters. I am looking forward to continuing on this series in anime form.
Keep Calm and Read On,