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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 woma 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?! This new edition of Sailor Moon features: - An entirely new, incredibly accurate translation - Japanese-style, right-to-left reading - New cover art never before seen in the U.S. - The original Japanese character names - Detailed translation notes


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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 woma 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?! This new edition of Sailor Moon features: - An entirely new, incredibly accurate translation - Japanese-style, right-to-left reading - New cover art never before seen in the U.S. - The original Japanese character names - Detailed translation notes

30 review for Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 5

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    Ahhh, volume 5. The introduction of my absolute favourite Sailor Moon villain. I think the Black Moon arc is just my favourite overall really (both in manga and the anime). I could write a really in depth review talking about why I think Black Lady (AKA Wicked Lady for those like me who grew up with the English dub) is THE BEST EVAHHH... Or I could ransack this review with wicked cool (see what i did there?) images of her instead... Annnnd I'm done. BEST. <3 <3 <3 Eheheheh Ahhh, volume 5. The introduction of my absolute favourite Sailor Moon villain. I think the Black Moon arc is just my favourite overall really (both in manga and the anime). I could write a really in depth review talking about why I think Black Lady (AKA Wicked Lady for those like me who grew up with the English dub) is THE BEST EVAHHH... Or I could ransack this review with wicked cool (see what i did there?) images of her instead... Annnnd I'm done. BEST. <3 <3 <3 Ehehehehe... but seriously, how messed up is that?!... I love it.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Indya

    **SPOILERS** Wow. SO MUCH happened in this book! First of all, everyone found that Chibiusa is Usagi and Mamoru's child, which I knew was coming up soon, so that didn't shock me too much. I also knew that she eventually turned into Black Lady, but I hadn't seen any of the episodes of the anime where that happens, so I was excited to finally learn the story behind it - and, oh my, was that an emotional storyline! First of all, Black Lady kissing Mamoru TWICE was super uncomfortable. The fact that n **SPOILERS** Wow. SO MUCH happened in this book! First of all, everyone found that Chibiusa is Usagi and Mamoru's child, which I knew was coming up soon, so that didn't shock me too much. I also knew that she eventually turned into Black Lady, but I hadn't seen any of the episodes of the anime where that happens, so I was excited to finally learn the story behind it - and, oh my, was that an emotional storyline! First of all, Black Lady kissing Mamoru TWICE was super uncomfortable. The fact that no one really cared was also alarming. I looked into it and realise that it's not saying Chibiusa has incestous feelings for her father and that it's about jealousy and her wish to be more like her mum, but still. Strange. And, of course, Sailor Pluto. Oh Sailor Pluto, you did not deserve that. Neither did Chibiusa. I understand why Chibi was so resentful and brat-like now, and for her to see her one and only friend die right in front of her eyes was truly heartbreaking. Pluto was such a kind soul, and did not deserve that. I never thought anyone on the good side would die in this series, so that was a shock. Chibiusa finally transforming into a guardian is really exciting though! I've read about her weapons and different attacks, and I know eventually she gets a unicorn and a boyfriend or something like that, so I'm super excited to watch her grow as I read more. I'm really loving this series, and I really wish it didn't have to end!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Rita

    I knew what was going to happen in this volume. I still had to cry at those last few pages. The Nemesis as the second big enemy was defeated and I'm now excited to see what the next volume will bring as I haven't read it yet. Things I loved in this volume: - the transformation of "Small Lady" to "Black Lady" to "Sailor Chibimoon" - the love and friendship between Chibiusa and Sailor Pluto - the bickering between Usagi and Chibiusa I knew what was going to happen in this volume. I still had to cry at those last few pages. The Nemesis as the second big enemy was defeated and I'm now excited to see what the next volume will bring as I haven't read it yet. Things I loved in this volume: - the transformation of "Small Lady" to "Black Lady" to "Sailor Chibimoon" - the love and friendship between Chibiusa and Sailor Pluto - the bickering between Usagi and Chibiusa

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mehsi

    The conclusion to the Black Moon saga (and the beginning of a new one I am guessing, these poor girls never have a moment rest). I disliked Chibi-Usa so so so much. I get that she wants to be an adult, it must be horrible to be 900 years old and not get bigger. But bitch, no. The things she did in this one were just horrible. She is selfish, horrendous, and should understand things a bit more. And oh boy that incest. Girl, I get that you are infatuated with your daddy, but oh no you don't do shi The conclusion to the Black Moon saga (and the beginning of a new one I am guessing, these poor girls never have a moment rest). I disliked Chibi-Usa so so so much. I get that she wants to be an adult, it must be horrible to be 900 years old and not get bigger. But bitch, no. The things she did in this one were just horrible. She is selfish, horrendous, and should understand things a bit more. And oh boy that incest. Girl, I get that you are infatuated with your daddy, but oh no you don't do shit like this. That is just gross disgusting. This was a tough volume to read. I didn't like that Chibi-Usa got to have powers. It felt a bit like, aww you poor poor thing, you did shitty things but it is OK, you had a harsh past. Here some magical powers to make things go away. I loved how the Dark Moon saga ended though, and I loved the love and compassion that Usagi showed in this one. Wiseman was just freaking creepy and a manipulative ass. I felt so sorry for Pluto. The decisions she had to make in this one were heartbreaking. I wasn't happy with the ending. Could we please just have a volume or two without that little brat? Please? Please? Gorgeous art though, it just pulls you in. Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/

  5. 4 out of 5

    Natália Lopes

    The reason why this got a higher rating than the last one, despite having some of the same issues and the ending to the Black Moon arc was somewhat lacking (the actual final battle was like 1 page long and it didn't even show the actual fight - the "final" battle with all the senshi united was FAR more interesting).: SAILOR PLUTO AND BLACK LADY. Also, ChibiUsa (when she returned), was far less annoying in this one, mainly because she finally evolved and was able to grown (and I believe, mature) The reason why this got a higher rating than the last one, despite having some of the same issues and the ending to the Black Moon arc was somewhat lacking (the actual final battle was like 1 page long and it didn't even show the actual fight - the "final" battle with all the senshi united was FAR more interesting).: SAILOR PLUTO AND BLACK LADY. Also, ChibiUsa (when she returned), was far less annoying in this one, mainly because she finally evolved and was able to grown (and I believe, mature) and access her power. Also, the inner senshi were finally back (although not participating enough), so that's a plus. I think that's the main reason why this arc doesn't work as well - it's too focused on the Royal Family (Mamoru, Usagi and ChibiUsa) and it leaves the other characters aside, to a point where they are only good to be captured and further Sailor Moon's plot. Anyway, the S arc is coming next volume AND IT'S MY SECOND FAVORITE AFTER STARS AND THE OUTER ARE COMING AND SAILOR SATURN IS COMING AND I'M EXCITED!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Emma

    You know anything with Sailor Pluto gets five stars.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Shera (Book Whispers)

    "Vomits in corner." Is actually an update I posted while reading. There was a part of this story where I actually walked away. Don't get me wrong, I love it when a story goes out of the lines to shock me and give me something different. However, transforming someone, then basically have some incest kissing, making me gasp in horror—and the characters—then ignoring it after that is sloppy. And disturbing. Whey was that even put in? This whole volume for me was sloppy. A huge step down. Besides th "Vomits in corner." Is actually an update I posted while reading. There was a part of this story where I actually walked away. Don't get me wrong, I love it when a story goes out of the lines to shock me and give me something different. However, transforming someone, then basically have some incest kissing, making me gasp in horror—and the characters—then ignoring it after that is sloppy. And disturbing. Whey was that even put in? This whole volume for me was sloppy. A huge step down. Besides that vomit inducing bit that had no purpose or follow up. As if the author was in a rush to get to the end of this plot arc. My over analyzation of why Mamoru ignores Usagi and showers his love on Chibiusa was for not. Because everything is explained away. Mamoru loves Usagi so much that he doesn't want her to be worried so he protects Chibiusa so that Usagi doesn't have to worry. Though I think a "Be safe my love, I'll protect Chibiusa don't worry!" Would be nice. Or if they're not in danger a little affection for both the girls would be good. The choppy parts finally show that Mamoru, Usagi, and Chibiusa spent fun time together. Yet the way even that information is divulged is so choppy that it can only be assumed that was in the past. The cold Neo Queen Serenity wakes up. And suddenly she's not cold. She's regal but clearly has some of the fun quirks that makes us love Usagi! It's just weird. The impression that was given before was that Serenity was cold and aloof to everyone but King Endymion. Was she just playing at it so that she wouldn't change the future? Usagi is then suddenly explaining how much she loves Chibiusa. Even though all readers have seen is how suspicious and cold she is of Chibiusa. This is baaaaad. No plot development or character growth here. Things are just kind of explained and readers are just supposed to go with the flow. Well. I'm disappointed. What I do love is that this is Mamoru and Usagi's first real "fight". They survive it and come out stronger and more in love. Which is lovely. Usagi loves Chibiusa now, which makes for some warm and more interesting moments. Chibiusa becomes stronger . . . somehow though her transformation into Dark Lady is really shoddily put together. In this state the vomit inducing moment happens . . . and is ignored. What drove this to happen? (Oh, I know what it is. But this is a kids manga!) Besides that there really isn't anything else of note on character development. There's a tragic death that "wakes" everyone out of their stupor and tries to "explain" everyone's sudden change of heart. But the death is lost on me as the character was not well developed enough to pull on my heart strings. Though part of me goes, "ah, and I wanted more of her." However, this series has already proven that it can and will bring characters back to life, so maybe readers will get to see more. In the end. This was crappy plotting. Horrid. This volume. No. The Black Moon arc as a whole needed more time to develop. The pacing and tiny amount of time it was given to be told really held this story back. Worst, it held every single character back! (Though I did get some Makoto development in the previous volume. Thank you.) Points for the artwork still being solid. The art has clearly grown even lovelier. It's a shame it seems everything else has digressed backwards. Takeuchi admits that Chibiusa and this arc was created to give her somewhere to go with he story, and it shows. Here's hoping she gets her footing in the next arc. Warily I go trudging on ahead. Sexual Content: Some incest kissing. And then some nice safe kissing. 2/5- Average/disappointing, library check-out. Originally reviewed at Book Whispers.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Yes, I still grit my teeth over the internal contradictions in the story line, and often I just wish the story had gone in a different direction than it did. But generally, I find this volume to be stronger than most of the ones before it. We're past the formulaic "attack each senshi in turn" chapters, and now with each chapter pushing the story forward, it's a lot more interesting. We see more of the friendship between Chibi-Usa and Sailor Pluto, and get a clearer idea of Chibi-Usa's relationsh Yes, I still grit my teeth over the internal contradictions in the story line, and often I just wish the story had gone in a different direction than it did. But generally, I find this volume to be stronger than most of the ones before it. We're past the formulaic "attack each senshi in turn" chapters, and now with each chapter pushing the story forward, it's a lot more interesting. We see more of the friendship between Chibi-Usa and Sailor Pluto, and get a clearer idea of Chibi-Usa's relationship with her parents, and I think Takeuchi is doing better at connecting those relationships to the characters' actions (including, alas, Black Lady's feelings towards Mamoru…). A fairly good volume, with better things to come.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Artemis

    A magnificent, breathtaking conclusion to the Black Moon Arc of 'Sailor Moon'. Each arc delivers on excitement and a beating heart. Space-time has been distorted; a storm of chaos ensues throughout the time dimensions. Chibiusa is awakened by Wiseman into Black Lady, Queen of Darkness and of the cursed planet Nemesis. Usagi, imprisoned on Nemesis in Black Moon castle, searches around for answers, and with her belief in the Legendary Silver Crystal's goodness, and the help of her still-dormant fut A magnificent, breathtaking conclusion to the Black Moon Arc of 'Sailor Moon'. Each arc delivers on excitement and a beating heart. Space-time has been distorted; a storm of chaos ensues throughout the time dimensions. Chibiusa is awakened by Wiseman into Black Lady, Queen of Darkness and of the cursed planet Nemesis. Usagi, imprisoned on Nemesis in Black Moon castle, searches around for answers, and with her belief in the Legendary Silver Crystal's goodness, and the help of her still-dormant future self, she unleashes new unlimited power. As Sailor Moon once more, she frees the other Guardians from a darkness-chamber deep within Nemesis's core. Together, along with Sailor Pluto, the girls set out to find and save Chibiusa and Tuxedo Mask, who's been brainwashed again. More than anything, Black Lady wants him to herself - in all her cunning and wicked glory, she's also a dark reflection of Usagi, and her jealousy of Mamoru and Chibiusa’s closeness. Wiseman is revealed to be Nemesis itself - the planet of darkness of the future, and origin of the Malefic Black Crystal, the evil counterpart to the Legendary Silver Crystal. Wiseman is then revealed to be Death Phantom, the criminal Neo-Queen Serenity banished to Nemesis centuries ago. The battle is on: Nemesis is coming into orbit with the earth of the past, engulfing everything in darkness. The betrayed and malevolent Prince Demande plans to put the Legendary Silver Crystals of the past and the future together and destroy the universe. But then, after little Diana offers to take her place temporarily as guardian of the Door to Space and Time, Sailor Pluto breaks the biggest taboo - using her Garnet Rod, she stops time. And so she dies. At the death of the most precious friend she's ever had in her lonely and unsatisfied life, a grieving Black Lady turns back into Chibiusa - and awakens as a Sailor Guardian. This is the key to reviving Neo-Queen Serenity from her crystal slumber; at her daughter's finally experiencing life as a true adult and royal of the Silver Millennium. Near the end the queen shows, for wanting the Small Lady to grow to believe in herself, that she does love her only daughter more than anything; that the former protector of love and justice still has a heart after a thousand years of ruling a kingdom. Anyway, Sailor Moon's and Tuxedo Mask's love and powers combined quite literally help give birth to Sailor Chibi-Moon and her power of light alongside them, and together they seal away Dark Phantom/Nemesis. Black Moon is defeated and Silver Millennium is restored. The Sailor Guardians are given new titles by Neo-Queen Serenity: Mars, Guardian of War; Mercury, Guardian of Wisdom; Jupiter, Guardian of Protection; Venus, Guardian of Love. And Sailor Moon, Guardian of Mystery. Sailor Moon briefly meets her future self - no longer than necessary in case of a time paradox - and back in the present earth we are granted a tearful reconciliation between Usagi and Chibiusa, as through hardships in space and time and chaos the two have become bosom friends. They say their goodbyes as Chibiusa returns to the 30th century, not yet a woman but not quite a little girl anymore... But then she returns under the pretence of Usagi offering to train her as a Sailor Guardian. Let the hilarity ensue! End of the Black Moon Arc. Every panel in this edition to the 'Sailor Moon' manga series is a marvellous treat. It is a dark story that retains a hopeful heart in the presence of Sailor Moon herself. While the other Guardians don't get to do much in this finale, the Pretty Guardian of Love and Justice demonstrates the strongest resolve to fight, and a determination to protect everyone, than she's ever had before. It really is as if she's grown with the power of herself as a queen and mother in the unfathomable but blessed utopian future. For a queen and mother is what she will be someday. She is drawn in the best fighting poses, and the art even has her clenching her fist in anger at the enemy. Yet there are panels which show her in prayer; at inner peace and tranquillity when up against evil. When taken prisoner by Prince Demande, Usagi doesn't wait to be rescued - without hesitation she uses the opportunity to bravely seek out her captured friends. She also reveals more of her pessimistic-yet-reasonable side when she begins to have doubts about whether the Legendary Silver Crystal's power does more harm than good, like Black Moon believes; and whether she is in fact a “fearsome woman”, as they call her. However, Usagi wants to believe in peace and the goodwill of others - a strength befitting a queen. Sailor Moon is more multilayered than anyone gives her credit for, and at any stage of her life she will fight to protect the universe and those she loves at any cost. There are other outstanding, heartfelt moments: Such as Sailor Pluto finding a new friend in the cute little kitty Diana, just before her death scene. Her speech to Chibiusa about there being different kinds of love and different ways of expressing it is also superb. Then there’s Usagi and Chibiusa's growing development as they come to work as a team, and their words of farewell which feel unscripted and true. Everything is wrapped up neatly and with all the sentimentality known and loved in 'Sailor Moon'. Next up, the Death Busters Arc! Final Score: 5/5

  10. 5 out of 5

    Amber Elizabeth

    This one might be my favourite! I love this series so much!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Caryn - iam.caryn

    It’s amazing how much this series grew over so few “acts”. If you compare Vol 1 to Vol 5, it boggles the mind. So entertaining.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    This volume gives us the conclusion of the Black Moon arc. I said it on my previous review, but I'll say it again here: I really like this arc! Not only for Chibi-Usa/Black Lady, though that's a big part of it. I like the time travel, the "taboos" and getting to see a glimpse of Usa-ko & Mamo-chan of the future. Speaking of taboos...Not just the time taboos that Queen Serenity explained to Pluto long ago, but the taboo of Black Lady and Endymion. The Electra Complex to the extreme. And while it This volume gives us the conclusion of the Black Moon arc. I said it on my previous review, but I'll say it again here: I really like this arc! Not only for Chibi-Usa/Black Lady, though that's a big part of it. I like the time travel, the "taboos" and getting to see a glimpse of Usa-ko & Mamo-chan of the future. Speaking of taboos...Not just the time taboos that Queen Serenity explained to Pluto long ago, but the taboo of Black Lady and Endymion. The Electra Complex to the extreme. And while it may be a little uncomfortable for readers, I think that it's "edgy" (for a "kid's" comic book) and I like that added element in brings to the story. I think a lot of people forget that this isn't the "real" Chibi-Usa, but instead a dark, corrupted version of her created by Nemesis to get to Sailor Moon et al. Her feelings of wanting to be the center of attention, and the love her father has always shown for her are warped into what we see. One recurring theme through this manga is how love will conquer. Not only romantic love like between Usa-ko and Mamo-chan to work together to defeat Nemesis, but here we also get to see the love of friendship and how it saves Small Lady and Pluto. We (finally) also see some parental love from Neo Queen Serenity towards Small Lady. It breaks my heart to think that she waited 900 years for a simple hug from her mother. I agree with another reviewer who said that if this is what maturity looks like on Usagi - basically ignoring her daughter and never showing affection - I don't like it. At least we do see some care and affection from Usagi toward Chibi-Usa, even if there is still some jealousy and annoyance. I can only hope that that means her future self will be more loving! One thing that I didn't like - no translation notes?! In the translation notes of the following volume, it refers to the "translation notes in volume 5," but my copy doesn't have any! :( I don't know if this is a misprint from the 1-6 volume set or what, but I was disappointed.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Elaine

    Unfortunately, this story arc isn't my favorite and while there is some great characterization going on with Pluto and Chibi-usa, the vehicle by which the characterization is presented just doesn't really capture me. Also, the weird way that Chibi-usa sees Endymion and Neo-Queen Serenity as her parents and Tuxedo Mask and Sailor Moon almost as a pair of strangers that she meets and not connected to her in any way is disconcerting. Her desire to monopolize Tuxedo Mask/Mamoru is kind of cute when Unfortunately, this story arc isn't my favorite and while there is some great characterization going on with Pluto and Chibi-usa, the vehicle by which the characterization is presented just doesn't really capture me. Also, the weird way that Chibi-usa sees Endymion and Neo-Queen Serenity as her parents and Tuxedo Mask and Sailor Moon almost as a pair of strangers that she meets and not connected to her in any way is disconcerting. Her desire to monopolize Tuxedo Mask/Mamoru is kind of cute when she's in the body of a child, but when she "grows up" the image of them together is a bit creepy and has a slight incestuous suggestion, even though you know that it's just an extension of a child's desire to monopolize a parent (thinking otherwise makes my head want to explode). Almost an example of an Oedipus/Electra Complex I suppose. However, in spite of all that weirdness, the gorgeous art shines through. There are some really nice panels and spreads in the volume which are really noticeable because you get beautiful pages with all this white space in the sea of super dense and dark panels containing the Black Moon scenes. Can't wait for the next volume, finally the intro of the Outer Senshi!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jen • Just One More Page

    This review is also posted on my blog. (view spoiler)[First thoughts: Yaaaaaas I’m caught up with the show - which is at the moment no longer currently airing - and I CAN MOVE ON TO NEW CONTENT! Second thoughts: Damn though SMC was GOOD with staying accurate to the manga. Nearly everything was the SAME. I don’t have any new thoughts again or remember enough of what I felt while watching the show to put them down here. But I will try to remember basics. Like.. holy SHIT Black Lady. Pluto’s death This review is also posted on my blog. (view spoiler)[First thoughts: Yaaaaaas I’m caught up with the show - which is at the moment no longer currently airing - and I CAN MOVE ON TO NEW CONTENT! Second thoughts: Damn though SMC was GOOD with staying accurate to the manga. Nearly everything was the SAME. I don’t have any new thoughts again or remember enough of what I felt while watching the show to put them down here. But I will try to remember basics. Like.. holy SHIT Black Lady. Pluto’s death and Chibi-Usa’s cry DESTROYED me. SAILOR CHIBI MOON FINALLY SHOWS UP YESSSSS. Everything turns out happyyyyy and leading smoothly into the next arc omg I can’t wait. HOLY NEO-QUEEN SERENITY. AND A NEW BROACH. EYYYY IT’S THE ONE ON MY CELL PHONE CHARM. AAHHHH I’M MUCH CLOSER TO UNDERSTANDING THE REST OF THE SERIES NOW. *flail flail flail* I hope to get to volume six sooooon! (hide spoiler)]

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kailey (Luminous Libro)

    Time travel always has its problems, but oh my goodness! So many ridiculous scenarios that couldn't possibly make sense with everyone time traveling around like crazy. (view spoiler)[I hate when Chibi-Usa grows up into the Black Lady. She's creepy and gross and she kisses her own father!! Bleh!! This is so disgusting I want to vomit. (hide spoiler)] I really love Sailor Pluto! She's so stalwart and dependable, and then she risks her life to save everyone. It's her faithful love that saves the day Time travel always has its problems, but oh my goodness! So many ridiculous scenarios that couldn't possibly make sense with everyone time traveling around like crazy. (view spoiler)[I hate when Chibi-Usa grows up into the Black Lady. She's creepy and gross and she kisses her own father!! Bleh!! This is so disgusting I want to vomit. (hide spoiler)] I really love Sailor Pluto! She's so stalwart and dependable, and then she risks her life to save everyone. It's her faithful love that saves the day! I like how there is a lot of emphasis on believing in yourself and lending strength to your friends.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    Well my first official book for 2017 is read. This particular volume of sailor moon was a lot darker (and sometimes even a little frightening) than I thought it would ever be and also highly different from the anime. There were beautiful romance parts and such heartfelt emotional moments that made it great as well.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Davor Salopek

    This manga is perfect. I love the ending and the love between Usagi and Chibiusa before she goes back to 30th century and I laughed so much at the little picture of Neo Queen Serenity on the letter.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Lady Flo

    Happy ever after, forever and ever. Hope so :)

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kirra

    Wow, this volume was so intense and almost all of it was action because it was the ending of a major story arc and the introduction of a lot of other things as well as a lot of danger for the Sailor Senshi. To save Chibiusa and defeat Dark Nemesis they must travel to an alternate dimension in search for the ones they love. I enjoyed seeing more from Sailor Pluto and the struggle she had against keeping her vow to protect the door or go and help a loved one was so intense! I also loved seeing Dar Wow, this volume was so intense and almost all of it was action because it was the ending of a major story arc and the introduction of a lot of other things as well as a lot of danger for the Sailor Senshi. To save Chibiusa and defeat Dark Nemesis they must travel to an alternate dimension in search for the ones they love. I enjoyed seeing more from Sailor Pluto and the struggle she had against keeping her vow to protect the door or go and help a loved one was so intense! I also loved seeing Dark Lady finally, because I always thought she was such an interesting and mysterious character in the show. It's too bad her time in the manga was so short but I guess that wouldn't have worked out if she was a villian for any longer than that. (view spoiler)[The whole thing with the Dark Lady and Mamoru/Endymion was super weird. I did read into it later on where over some forums people discussed why Chibiusa's older, dark self would possibly be romantically drawn to the younger version of her father. Personally, it is not for me, but I understand now that since she always felt like her parents didn't care for her, she clearly craves their attention, especially from her mother, and in her own way she doesn't associate the present day Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask as being her parents since they're so different in the 30th century. One thing I really did love though was the happiness between Chibiusa and Neo-Queen Serenity when she was awoken and Chibiusa was awoken with her powers and she lets her know that she actually does love and care for her so much but she just hadn't been showing it. That was a totally happy ending and a great way to wrap up this storyline. I'm really glad she came back to present day to train with the Sailor Scouts and Sailor Moon and I'm excited to read more! (hide spoiler)]

  20. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    This volume finishes the "Sailor Moon R" arc from the anime. I liked the promise of new powers for the Inner Senshi that came along with the conclusion of the major storyline, although much of what came in the meantime felt rote. The "main boss" Nemesis and their main lieutenant were dispatched in a page or two, and a friendly secondary character died beautifully (and predictably), and... eh. I'm still not a fan of Chibi-Usa. Her issues were resolved just as quickly as those of the larger plot we This volume finishes the "Sailor Moon R" arc from the anime. I liked the promise of new powers for the Inner Senshi that came along with the conclusion of the major storyline, although much of what came in the meantime felt rote. The "main boss" Nemesis and their main lieutenant were dispatched in a page or two, and a friendly secondary character died beautifully (and predictably), and... eh. I'm still not a fan of Chibi-Usa. Her issues were resolved just as quickly as those of the larger plot were. The mantle of Sailor Moon came to her as she bloomed instantly into adolescence, her Oedipal issues were erased without a mention, and centuries of maternal neglect on Queen Serenity's part were undone with a simple embrace. Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter didn't have much to do as things wrapped up, and Venus was only marginally less useless. As the cast inevitably expands in later arcs, I fear their roles will become more and more vestigial. I recommend this series, imperfections and all, both as a huge part of so many fans' lives and as a fun, exuberant story in its own right.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lauren Schnoebelen

    3.75 ⭐️ This was an action packed finale to the battle with the Wiseman. I loved the visual presentation of jealousy through the creation of Black Lady as well as seeing a bit more maturity forming within Usagi. The story line of Pluto was a tugger on the heartstrings because of her devotion to the Sailor Guardians, Neo Queen Serenity and Small Lady. Was a good read but not enough to reach 4 ⭐️s but man I can not wait for the next volume.

  22. 5 out of 5

    David H.

    The conclusion of the Black Moon plot! I found the villains either confusing or exhausting, but it was interesting seeing Sailor Moon's maturation in this volume, as well as some interesting Chibi-Usa development! I sure hope what happened to (view spoiler)[Sailor Pluto (hide spoiler)] isn't permanent though, she seemed really cool. Another squicky moment, but hopefully that was just the influence of the ultimate villain here. No cliffhanger for this volume for once, ha! The conclusion of the Black Moon plot! I found the villains either confusing or exhausting, but it was interesting seeing Sailor Moon's maturation in this volume, as well as some interesting Chibi-Usa development! I sure hope what happened to (view spoiler)[Sailor Pluto (hide spoiler)] isn't permanent though, she seemed really cool. Another squicky moment, but hopefully that was just the influence of the ultimate villain here. No cliffhanger for this volume for once, ha!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Enia

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. ewwwwwwwwwwwww..... Chibiusa kissed her own father!!!!! I seriously consider watching the anime because so far Im not impressed by the manga. It used to be so much better and so much fun at least that was how I remembered it when I used to watch the anime religiously when I was a kid. I really want to dnf the series but I already bought the all set so I hae to finish it. I really, really, really wish it would get better though. ewwwwwwwwwwwww..... Chibiusa kissed her own father!!!!! I seriously consider watching the anime because so far Im not impressed by the manga. It used to be so much better and so much fun at least that was how I remembered it when I used to watch the anime religiously when I was a kid. I really want to dnf the series but I already bought the all set so I hae to finish it. I really, really, really wish it would get better though.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ezgi Neşe

    One does not simply get rid of Chibiusa 😂 I love Usagi and Mamoru in the manga!! The anime didn't spend so much time on their united power and where it comes from, but the manga really establishes the connection they share. It's really sweet. Same questionable character dynamics here...Black Lady and Endymion...just why It's already an ambiguous situation with Chibiusa being a 900 year old kid, then you add Endymion being his future father... All the incest reminds me of Renaissance plays I've read One does not simply get rid of Chibiusa 😂 I love Usagi and Mamoru in the manga!! The anime didn't spend so much time on their united power and where it comes from, but the manga really establishes the connection they share. It's really sweet. Same questionable character dynamics here...Black Lady and Endymion...just why It's already an ambiguous situation with Chibiusa being a 900 year old kid, then you add Endymion being his future father... All the incest reminds me of Renaissance plays I've read in EL202.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Mikala

    I haven’t read a sailor moon book in a couple of months, so I was very confused as to what was going on at the start. But Chibi-Usa growing up and being verily was really cool, though I did not like her obsession with Mano-chan that was hella weird. And the whole past and present versions of everyone was hella weird for me lol. It was still cute though

  26. 4 out of 5

    Danielle

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I can’t say the child of me and my boyfriend from the future storyline is something I find interesting, especially since it is often used to create ~Drama~! I think this could feel a bit more natural if it was saved for a flash forward story as an update on how everyone is doing and then trouble arises! And there could be a cameo from the younger Sailor Scouts. Also something, something Electra complex... Anyway, that’s the end of that arc so I’m taking a break from Sailor Moon for now.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Emma ☽

    Best one so far, and I'm still crying my eyes out at an certain scene. 😭😭😭 Best one so far, and I'm still crying my eyes out at an certain scene. 😭😭😭

  28. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    I like the part when Pluto stops time.

  29. 5 out of 5

    jade

    This fifth volume of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon wraps up the Black Moon arc. Picking up where we left off, with Sailor Moon in the clutches of Prince Demande and Chibi Usa lost in the fabric of space-time, the story shows Sailor Venus’, Sailor Pluto’s, and Tuxedo Mask’s desperate plight to save both the remaining Sailor Senshi and the future Crystal Tokyo. Meanwhile, a new villain shows up – a tall, mature woman named Black Lady who looks a lot like Sailor Moon, save for the dark crescent moon m This fifth volume of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon wraps up the Black Moon arc. Picking up where we left off, with Sailor Moon in the clutches of Prince Demande and Chibi Usa lost in the fabric of space-time, the story shows Sailor Venus’, Sailor Pluto’s, and Tuxedo Mask’s desperate plight to save both the remaining Sailor Senshi and the future Crystal Tokyo. Meanwhile, a new villain shows up – a tall, mature woman named Black Lady who looks a lot like Sailor Moon, save for the dark crescent moon mark on her forehead and the slightly different styling of her pink hair. Serving Wiseman, the dark power that has been advising Prince Demande of the Black Moon gang all this time, she manages to make a subservient slave out of Tuxedo Mask. The relationship between the Sailor Senshi is expanded upon, and they are shown to be true and close friends in several situations (‘showing’ instead of ‘telling’ being the key word, here). They are supportive of each other and of Usagi as their leader, and that’s the only thing I wish we saw more of in the series as a whole – just the five girls interacting like the normal high schoolers they are. It makes them more relatable and believable as a group of five Guardians trying to save the Earth and the universe. The big bad behind Wiseman is revealed, as well as the role of Black Lady. (view spoiler)[She’s a grown-up version of Chibi Usa, whose Guardian powers have yet to awaken, who walked straight into Wiseman’s hands while she was wandering through time. Always feeling inadequate and insecure compared to her beautiful and powerful mother, the Sailor Moon of the future, she grasped her new powers and maturity offered by Wiseman at her first chance. (hide spoiler)] A showdown of epic proportions starts, with Tuxedo Mask still acting like a brainwashed servant of Black Lady, and Prince Demande also joins in on the fight because he wants the power of the Legendary Silver Crystal for himself (instead of acquiring it for Wiseman, like Black Lady does). This volume was pretty intense, and the relationship between Black Lady and Tuxedo Mask is ridiculously weird at best. I loved how they managed to show all the genuine affection and friendship between all the inner Senshi, but the rest of it all was a bit out there. Sailor Moon finally meeting her future counterpart, the Queen of Crystal Tokyo, was also a touching moment. Though Black Moon was a more formidable enemy than the Dark Kingdom in the previous arc, the Dark Kingdom did feel closer to home mainly because Queen Beryl was tied in with Sailor Moon’s and Tuxedo Mask’s previous reincarnations. Black Moon and Wiseman are mostly tied in with future Sailor Moon, though the addition of Black Lady as a villain was heart-breaking – you know how she got there, thanks to her own insecurities and it also makes you consider that future Sailor Moon really isn’t the best parent there is. Enjoyable, exciting, but ultimately I find the ‘in-between’ volumes of the arcs so far more engaging and interesting.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Alana

    I have been rereading the Sailor Moon manga recently, and I have to say that I am keeping my previous opinion that Usagi herself isn't nearly as interesting or competent as any of the other characters (except Chibiusa, who is also quite annoying). One of the frustrating things about this manga is that the other characters keep acting like Usagi has gotten so mature and awesome, when really she is the same idiot she has always been, except she gets handed more power each story arc. Case in point, I have been rereading the Sailor Moon manga recently, and I have to say that I am keeping my previous opinion that Usagi herself isn't nearly as interesting or competent as any of the other characters (except Chibiusa, who is also quite annoying). One of the frustrating things about this manga is that the other characters keep acting like Usagi has gotten so mature and awesome, when really she is the same idiot she has always been, except she gets handed more power each story arc. Case in point, the fact that the supposedly wise and benevolent Neo-Queen Serenity (how someone who never leaves her palace can be a decent ruler is another story) is basically the only reason that Death Phantom was able to merge himself with Nemesis and wreak havoc in the first place. If she hadn't exiled him there, rather than just executing him, which would be both the sensible and humane alternative to sending him to an evil planet of negative energy to die anyways, this all could have been avoided. But we are told that she is the wisest, most beautiful ruler, so this is sort of just glossed over. Chibiusa is also hard to like and kind of useless-- not in the sense of not having powers, but in acting like a child when she is actually 900 years old. I mean, couldn't she have learned some impulse control in all that time? The sad thing is, much like Tuxedo Mask, she is much more competent and interesting when she is evil. It isn't much of an endorsement of goodness, really. So, why do I give it four stars? For the same reason that I originally loved the manga and anime-- the other senshi. Not are they better developed and more interesting, but they also are generally more competent. (Please note that being more powerful is not the same thing as being competent) Sailor Venus especially is an excellent leader and strategist, which makes it a pity that she is usually overshadowed by Sailor Moon's pulling a new power out of nowhere. I also adore Sailor Pluto and wish she had had more screen time. Seriously. Oh, and also, the artwork is gorgeous, as always. That counts for a lot.

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