Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Manga, Perfect Edition, Volume 6 (美少女戦士セーラームーン)

June 2nd, 2014

In Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Manga, Perfect Edition, Volume 6 (美少女戦士セーラームーン), the Death Busters Arc comes to a climax with all of the things happening all at once.

Mistress 9 appears and finds herself locked in a battle for Hotaru’s body with Sailor Saturn…which is really super creepy and could have carried the story by itself if it had had to.

Sailor Moon finds herself powering up yet again, and so much so that she drags all the Senshi with her to “Super” form. Sailor Saturn destroys everything and Sailor Moon saves it and Michiru, Haruka and Setsuna take Hotaru away to raise her as the most awesome alternative family in all of manga. But I’m not biased or anything. ^_^

The story ends with the Outers helicoptering off to their Yuri paradise in the sky. This is still the best arc of the manga, hands down. ^_^

Following all of this is the lead-in to SuperS season, which is my least favorite, so expect me to review it in one fell swoop. But. I find, for some reason unknown to me, Chibi-Usa is not annoying me as much this time around. We’ll see how I feel after re-watching the old anime and being reminded of Araki Kai’s epic whine, if that remains true. ^_^

The extras are another of Chibi-Usa’s diary, this one a little ditty about Sailor Moon souvenir watches and evil energy suckers, and the poignantly sweet story about when Luna falls in love that was turned into the Super S Movie which was really pretty good, actually. ^_^

Ratings:

Art – 8
Story – 9 (When Saturn swings her Silence Glaive, I get chills)
Characters – 9
Yuri – 2 In Luna’s story, there’s an ever-so-small moment between Haruka and Michiru.
Service – 3 On principle for long legs and short skirts.

Overall – 9

Best cover, some of my favorite artbook images, and generally speaking, the strongest story – Volume 6 is great in reality, not just in memory. ^_^ Many thanks to Okazu Superhero Jye N. for his sponsorship of today’s review!

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4 Responses

  1. Sean G says:

    SuperS is actually my favorite manga season, for some strange reason. Everything clicks for me. The anime, not so much.

  2. Grisznak says:

    “The story ends with the Outers helicoptering off to their Yuri paradise in the sky.”
    Poor Setsuna. She spent thousands of years being alone, guarding gates of time and dreaming ’bout Enydmion and now she has to be baby sitter in the lesbian arcadia.
    This story about Luna was cool indeed.

    • I wrote a story with a conversation about this very issue, Rescue in Time

      Setsuna explains her dating difficulties to Haruka: “I am, to all intents and purposes, the single mother of a teenaged daughter. That’s difficult enough in this world, but I also share parenting duties with a lovely lesbian couple who, while obviously devoted to each other, make it extremely difficult to explain my household arrangements in a few words.”

      To which Haruka replies: “I suppose simply stating that you’re a nearly immortal, magically endowed soldier of a forgotten kingdom is out?”

      ^_^

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