Fighting Evil By Moonlight: A Look at Volume One of “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon”
If you’re a nostalgic ‘90s kid or someone who enjoys reading manga, then check out our gallery of selected artwork from volume one of the re-released Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. Kodansha Comics and Random House published the 12 volume series from September 2011 to July 2013.
For those of you who never watched the animated series or read the manga, Sailor Moon was created by Naoko Takeuchi and revolves around a clumsy 14-year-old girl named Usagi Tsukino who meets a talking cat named Luna. Her new pet gifts her with a magical locket and tells her it’s her destiny to become a guardian of love and justice, a warrior named Sailor Moon. Not only that, but Luna adds that Usagi has to find a mysterious object called the Silver Crystal, as well as allies to help her in her quest.
Although this is a heavy burden to place on a young girl, especially one as clumsy and awkward as Usagi, after defeating some of her enemies who are also looking for the Silver Crystal, and will gladly steal the energy of humans to do so, the 14-year-old manages to turn herself into a butt-kicking, world-saving heroine.
Whether you’re tired of the stereotypical “tough girl” heroines and long for a more realistic strong female character, or if you grew up watching the English-dubbed version of the anime and collected the first edition of the manga, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon has lovable female characters, a hefty dose of “girl power,” and stunning artwork.