The Shougo Manga that started it all

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 1  - Naoko Takeuchi, William Flanagan Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 2 - Naoko Takeuchi, Naoko Takeuchi, William Flanagan Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 3 - Naoko Takeuchi, William Flanagan

To be honest, I didn’t think I was going to like this manga. In fact, I was expecting to loathe it. To my surprise, I didn’t. But let me be clear in saying that I didn’t love this manga. I don’t know what it is about this manga but it’s a manga that I would love to bash but at the same time there’s this charm and likability to it that I just can’t hate it.


I don’t know why people label this a sci-fi manga. I mean, yeah, the characters came from the moon but the rest of the elements make this manga a fantasy.


So, now that I got that out of the way let’s take a look at the story. Sailor Moon is the shojo manga that basically started the magic girl story in manga. It’s very predictable and cheesy. I mean unbelievably cheesy. Like nacho cheese cheesy. Since it is also a romance, it tends to have those romantic clichés like the main couple being total opposites and not getting along.


But no matter how many flaws this manga has, I have to admit that there is this charm to it that just makes it kind of likable. Some of the characters are likable and the plot did move surprisingly fast. I’ll probably read the rest of the series, who knows? I might like it more.