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The Beginning that Shines Above the Rest
on 3 July 1999
The beginning to the Sailor Moon saga is one of the most plot filled books that I've ever read. This story began a vast wave of popularity in Japan, with seventeen more books (a total of eighteen), three animated movies, and a television series that ran for five seasons. Sailor Moon is a wonderful collection of fantasy for people of both sexes and of all ages because of it's humorous content, magic, good verses evil action, and for it's lost lovers. The story begins with a girl trying to get by in school, but still have fun and be lazy whenever she can (which is almost always) when she encounters a cat who changes her life forever. The girl finds out she is the figher Sailor Moon defender of love and justice. However, this majorly cramps the girl's life style, and she soon comes to find out being a Sailor Scout isn't so great. This story really gives it's readers a sense that the characters are real, and have a real life and personality. This is always a great quality in a book, which makes Sailor Moon even better. Later in the story, the girl developes a crush on a dreamy guy in a tuxedo suit, which would be so typical of a teenage girl. All of the above has attracted me and many others to the Sailor Moon saga. I am also familiar with Japanese, and I own the first Sailor Moon comic book written intirely in Japanese. The translation from Japanese to English is very well done, and for those who are looking to learn some Japanese have a great opportunity to learn from this comic book. If you have the comic in Japanese, but don't understand it, buying the English novel could be the best thing for you. The translation from Japanese to Englsih is also reason why this book is great! I have found Sailor Moon to be a great hobby, and a wonderful story. This is the book to read if you want to laugh, get a real sense of how characters feel, and to be anxious to see what's going to happen next.