Today's post is on Codename: Sailor V volume 1 by Naoko Takeuchi. It is 276 pages long and is published by Kodansha Comics. The cover has Sailor Venus in the center making a 'V' for victory sign at the reader. The intended reader is someone who likes classic manga and shojo manga. There is no foul language, no sex, and very mild violence it in this manga. The story is told from third person close of Minako. There Be Spoilers Ahead.
From the back of the book- Like Sailor Moon, Minako Aino is a normal 13-year-old schoolgirl until a fateful day when a white cat introduces himself to her and tells her she has the power to transform into the hero, Sailor V. Using a magic pen to transform, Sailor V fights the evil agents of the Dark Agency as she strives to protect the earth.
Review- A fun beginning to a the Sailor Moon saga. I love(d) Sailor Moon as a teenager when it first came over to the US so it was fun to see where the storygot Takeuchi started . We even get to see some of the other Sailors in the background of Minako's adventures. The main purpose of this volume, if not the second one as well, is setting up the world for the Sailor Moon saga. We get to see some of the bad guys and their world. We get to see Sailor Venus as she gets her super-hero feet under her and we get some of the mystery that is the heart of Sailor Moon. I had a every nice time with this volume and I am curious about how and where the prequel is going to end.
I give this volume Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for review and I bought this manga with my own money.