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. ^_^
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!