Codename Sailor V, Book 1

Codename Sailor V, Book 1

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by Naoko Takeuchi
     
 

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.

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Overview

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.

Codename: Sailor V, created by the author before she created the mega-popular Sailor Moon, has never before been available in the U.S. This books features:

- An 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!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"With its whimsical sense of fashion, thrilling adventure and complex backstory, Sailor Moon was like little else young girls had ever before seen on television, and miles above anything American animators were offering them. The anime led to interest in the manga, which in turn became the sort of success that made the bookstore market sit up and take notice. Scratch a modern-day manga fangirl, and you're likely to find someone who watched Sailor Moon when she was young." -The Comics Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935429777
Publisher:
Kodansha International
Publication date:
09/13/2011
Series:
Kodansha Sailor Moon Series
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
159,568
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.86(d)

Meet the Author

Naoko Takeuchi lives in Tokyo, Japan. Takeuchi's works have a wide following among anime and manga fans worldwide. Her most popular work, Sailor Moon, rose to become as of 2011 one of the most recognized manga and anime products to date. The author lives in Tokyo, Japan.

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Codename Sailor V, Book 1 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
PoisonApple1104 More than 1 year ago
I am so happy that they finally printed Codename: Sailor V in English for the first time in twenty years! (Even I can't believe it!) I enjoyed reading this manga so much and discovering who Sailor V was and who she would later become. It was nice to see some brief appearences of Sailor Moon characters in her story as well. This was worth the wait when I pre-ordered it back in July and reading it brought back memories of my childhood in the 90's :) Go buy it all you Sailor Moon and Sailor V fans!
MoonFan More than 1 year ago
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. This series is a prequel to the Sailor Moon manga books. If you plan on reading Sailor Moon read Sailor V FIRST to better understand both ends of the story. Codename Sailor V includes..... - 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!
ladyofwesttower More than 1 year ago
I was so excited when I heard Codename Sailor V was coming to the United States at long last. The translation was excellent and the story line was fun. I highly enjoyed it. It was interesting seeing that they joined up what was three manga into two for America's release. If you're a Sailor Moon fan or just a Magical Girl fan, this is a fabulous series. Lots of great memories came back reading this manga. :D If you're a Sailor Moon fan, be sure to find "Sailor Moon Forever!" on Facebook. A group of fans together, keeping up with the manga and the upcoming remake of the Sailor Moon series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For the first time in twenty years,codename sailor v is finally released in north america. The premise revolves around 13 year old minako who one day meets a talking cat artemis and tells her she was destined for big things like becoming sailor v and defeating the evil beings of the dark agency. The story is adventerous, dramatic, and funny to follow on how mina and artemis try to get along with these missions they have from time to time. Overall the manga is a great read and a must for all u sailor moon fans.
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I loved this manga! There were a few bad translations but they weren't where you couldn't understand the story. But I will tell you, Motoki was called Motoki-oniisan and onii-san means brother but this oniisan just meant that the characters showed great respect to him. But in this traslations they called him "bro." I would recommend this to any Sailor Moon fan and any anime, manga fan! I can only recommend 5 books, but I also recommend "Codename: Sailor V 2"
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This comic is very nice. I really enjoy the first few pages in color!! That is something I did not like about the early english editions of Sailor Moon. The story is interesting and it makes the plot of Sailor Moon (both anime and manga) clearer. Particularly about how Artemis and Minako knew more about their mission and past than Luna and Usagi did in the beginning. For example Artemis saying that Minako was the moon princess in the manga while already knowing that Usagi was and in the anime he is the one giving Luna the orders. Very clear pictures even though its in black and white. Another thing that was the problem in early editions of Sailor Moon. But the main thing I like is the translation. Its very clear and makes sense. Which if you have read the original Sailor Moon you will know what I am talking about. They also did not edit out japanese honorifics and things that are more prevalent in their culture versus ours. Making it very true to the original. I definitely can't wait till the next volume comes out and cannot wait to read Sailor Moon!!
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SMfanSince95 More than 1 year ago
Oh my god!! I have been waiting for a very long time for the english translated version of Codename: Sailor V!! Sailor Moon and the sailor scouts have been my hero since I was 4 years old and I am super excited that theya re finally comming out with the Codename in english!!! I am so happy that I will be able to read and reread my favorite child hood heros whenever I want and I'm also excited that younger generations will be able to read the series and have Sailor Moon and the rest of the scouts become their heros too! :D
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