Manga Review: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Volume 5

Manga Review: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Volume 5Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 5 by Naoko Takeuchi
Series: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon #5
Published by Kodansha Comics on May 1st 2012
Genres: Manga
Pages: 249

Chibi-Usa gets sucked into the far reaches of space-time and vanishes! It’s up to Tuxedo Mask to reach her and get her back safely while Sailor Moon and the others must escape Nemesis and the evil clutches of Wiseman and his cronies. But as Tuxedo Mask travels through the space-time storm, he encounters an ominous woman claiming to be his daughter! Who is this strange woman? Is she really Chibi-Usa?!

* Review and Summary may contain spoilers from previous books of the series.
Read at your own risk *

Wow, oh wow! Sailor Moon, Volume 5 was abundant with surprises. First and foremost, I was pleasantly surprised with how the manga handled the dark transformation of Chibi-usa. The Sailor Moon characters are all so good that it borders on tooth-breaking sweet. So, to see them in a different light is always a nice change of pace… except for the daddy issues. Now that is, and probably will be forever more, a plot thread that I can live without.

However, these changes (to a certain extent) are needed to allow for character growth. Which is the main happening in this installment. In its conclusion, we are finally another boss guy down. Sailor Moon and her friends are returning to a ‘normal’ life. But we all know that this will not stay that way for long.

Final Verdict:
Sailor Moon, Volume 5 was quite possibly the best installment to date. The past and the future have now been fully explored. What’s left? I don’t know (well, I sorta do), but I am ready to find out.

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5 responses to “Manga Review: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Volume 5

  1. Ahh see? Chibi-Usa isn’t nearly as bad in the manga as she is in the anime, even though her whole Black lady thing still creeps me out to no end. Next to come is the fun stuff though and one of my favorite arcs or the series. 😀

    My manga monday @ Book Brats (Soul Eater Vol. 1)

  2. Cindy

    I’ve always wanted to read Sailor Moon! It might one of the next series I pick up. I am glad you are liking it 🙂

  3. Alison Can Read

    So cool that Sailor Moon is getting better and better. I’d really like to read it some time.

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