- Author: Naoko Takeuchi
- Series: Sailor Moon #1
- Genre: Sci-fi
- No. of pages: 304
- Dates read: 18.11.2022 – 21.11.2022
- Star Rating: 5 stars
Plot: Teenager Usagi is not the best athlete, she’s never gotten good grades, and, well, she’s a bit of a crybaby. But when she meets a talking cat, she begins a journey that will teach her she has a well of great strength just beneath the surface and the heart to inspire and stand up for her friends as Sailor Moon!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! It is officially the 1st of December and as someone who celebrates Christmas, I am so excited! I thought I would start the last month of 2022 with a review of a 5 star read!
Growing up I had always wanted to read or watch Sailor Moon. It looked so cool and I loved the idea of young girls dressing up, fighting crime and saving the world. But I would only get to read the manga years later and let me tell you… my inner child was healed!
Starting off with the art style. I will be honest and say with the first couple of chapters, a lot was going on visually, and it did get a bit overwhelming. But I did enjoy the comedic side of the art, the fight scenes were done so well and I loved every single transformation ever! The art was so beautiful.
In terms of structuring the plot, the chapters did get quite repetitive but I didn’t care in the slightest. I loved meeting each new Sailor Soldier and learning more about the threat to Earth. With each chapter, you learnt something new and that last chapter specifically packed a punch.
I loved all the characters we meet whether good or evil. They are all vibrant, bright and different from one another. I am a sucker for an assigned role in a team so meeting the brains, the braun, and the power of the Sailor Soldiers was so much fun. Usagi herself was incredible. 14-year-old me would have loved her growing up as I could see myself reflected in her and her choices. Not a massive fan of the 17/18 year old love interest though. I wish they would have shortened the age gap.
The storyline was so much fun but I am super looking forward to reading the next volume as things seem to really be kicking off. I felt this volume was all about setting up plot points and characters and now we can just dive into the core parts of the story.