Manga Review: Sailor Moon Volume 6

Manga Review: Sailor Moon Volume 6Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 6 by Naoko Takeuchi
Series: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon #6
Published by Kodansha Comics on July 3rd 2012
Genres: Manga
Pages: 237
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Just when all seems well again in the world, another enemy appears. Two new figures from the private school, Mugen Academe, appear and take a special interest in Sailor Moon and company. Who are they, and do they have anything to do with the strange occurrences that are suddenly taking place? Meanwhile, the appearance of two new Guardians takes everyone by surprise as our favorite Sailor heroes must once again face off against new enemies to save the world.

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

Plot:

Boy, oh, boy! This manga seems to be getting better and better with each installment.

Before we go any further, I have a confession to make. The Outer Sailor Guardians have never been my favorite. Actually, I am not even 100% sure I have ever completely read or watched their adventures. Sure, I know the overall plot line, but for some reason, I never cared for them the way that I did the Inner Sailor Scouts. But my opinion may be changing a bit.

Sailor Moon, Volume 6 was a bit different than previous volumes. By now, I had gotten use to the big, bad enemy taking center point while the character development would ease its way in any way that it could. However, this installment switches things up with Haruka and Michiru being the center focus.

With the renewal editions, I was hoping that we would get to see the relationship between Haruka and Michiru as it should be. Not censored. Not dumbed down. Two adults, regardless of gender, that have an amazing relationship. And that is exactly what I got.

Final Verdict:

Sailor Moon, Volume 6 was really surprising in a lot of ways. I still am not sure where I stand in terms of loving vs. disliking the Outer Sailor Guardians. But I know that in this volume they definitely grew on me more than I expected. Hopefully, the next installment will further that growth.

Kate

Kate is the co-blog owner of The Book Monsters. I am a twenty-something year old who is passionate about reading. I currently hold a B.A. in English and am married to my high school sweetheart. We have two (cat) children, Gracie and Kit, who are total divas. I have an insane and possibly unhealthy passion for reading. You can usually find me with my nose buried in a book.

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