Series: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon #5
Published by Kodansha Comics on May 1st 2012
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?!
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.
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.