Sailor Moon (manga)
Sailor Moon (manga) refers to the original incarnation of Sailor Moon, which was written and illustrated by Naoko Takeuchi, and published in Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine between 1992 and 1997. The first edition consisted of 18 volumes covering 52 acts. However, Volume 11 contained short stories that did not follow the main storyline. Beginning in 2003, the series was re-released in Japan in a new format known as the "Renewal Edition" or "Shinzoban" (新装版; Newly Bound Edition); this new edition had new cover art and title logo, as well as slight corrections to dialogue and the artwork in some panels. The new edition consisted of 12 volumes covering 60 acts, as well as two additional volumes separating the short stories from the main storyline.
An English translated version was produced by TokyoPop soon after the first Japanese edition, and a second edition version based on the Shinzoban edition was released by Kodansha Comics beginning in September 2011.
Naoko Takeuchi also released seven artbooks containing art from the manga series, including the cover illustrations, pictures from the chapter heading pages, and other images of the characters.
The original storyline is sometimes referred to as the "Dark Kingdom" arc. This story arc basically corresponds with the first season of the anime series and live-action series. It consists of Acts 1-13 (overlapping slightly with the second story arc), and was contained in Volumes 1-4 of the original tankoubon and Volumes 1-3 of the reprint manga.
|Act 1 Usagi - Sailor Moon||Act 1 Usagi SAILOR MOON||Act 1 Usagi, Sailor Moon|
|Act 2 Ami - Sailor Mercury||Act 2 Ami SAILOR MERCURY||Act 2 Ami, Sailor Mercury|
|Act 3 Rei - Sailor Mars||Act 3 Rei SAILOR MARS||Act 3 Rei, Sailor Mars|
|Act 4 Kamenbutoukai - Masquerade||Act 4 Kamenbutoukai MASQUERADE||Act 4 Masquerade Dance Party|
|Act 5 Makoto - Sailor Jupiter||Act 5 Makoto SAILOR JUPITER||Act 5 Makoto, Sailor Jupiter|
|Act 6 Tuxedo Kamen - Tuxedo Mask||Act 6 Tuxedo Kamen TUXEDO MASK||Act 6 Tuxedo Mask|
|Act 7 Mamoru Chiba - Tuxedo Mask||Act 7 Mamoru Chiba TUXEDO MASK||Act 7 Mamoru Chiba, Tuxedo Mask|
|Act 8 Minako - Sailor V||Act 8 Minako SAILOR V||Act 8 Minako, Sailor V|
|Act 9 Serenity - Princess||Act 9 Serenity PRINCESS||Act 9 Serenity, Princess|
|Act 10 Moon - Tsuki||Act 10 MOON Tsuki||Act 10 Moon|
|Act 11 Saikai - Endymion||Act 11 Saikai ENDYMION||Act 11 Reunion, Endymion|
|Act 12 Kessen - Reincarnation||Act 12 Teki QUEEN METARIA||Act 12 Enemy, Queen Metalia|
|Act 13 Shuuketsu Soshite Hajimari - Petit Etranger||Act 13 Kessen REINCARNATION||Act 13 Final Battle, Reincarnation|
|Act 14 Shuuketsu Soshite Hajimari PETIT ÉTRANGER||Act 14 Conclusion and Commencement, Petite Étrangere|
No musical covered this arc's story, but its villains were featured in Gaiden Dark Kingdom Fukkatsu Hen and its revision, Sailor Moon Super Spring Festival, Eien Densetsu and its revision, Shin Densetsu Kourin, Starlights - Ryuusei Densetsu, and Kakyuu-Ouhi Kourin.
The second story arc corresponds with the second part of the second season of the anime series. It comprises Acts 13-23, contained in Volumes 4-7 of the original tankoubon and Volumes 3-5 of the reprint manga.
|Act 13 Shuuketsu Soshite Hajimari - Petit Etranger||Act 14 Shuuketsu Soshite Hajimari PETIT ÉTRANGER||Act 14 Conclusion and Commencement, Petite Étrangere|
|Act 14 Black Moon Koan - Sailor Mars||Act 15 Shinnyuu SAILOR MARS||Act 15 Infiltration, Sailor Mars|
|Act 15 Black Moon Berthier - Sailor Mercury||Act 16 Yuukai SAILOR MERCURY||Act 16 Abduction, Sailor Mercury|
|Act 16 Black Moon Petz - Sailor Jupiter||Act 17 Himitsu SAILOR JUPITER||Act 17 Secret, Sailor Jupiter|
|Act 17 Black Moon Calaveras - Sailor Venus||Act 18 Shinryaku SAILOR VENUS||Act 18 Invasion, Sailor Venus|
|Act 18 Time Warp - Sailor Pluto||Act 19 Time Warp SAILOR PLUTO||Act 19 Time Warp, Sailor Pluto|
|Act 19 Crystal Tokyo - King Endymion||Act 20 Crystal Tokyo KING ENDYMION||Act 20 Crystal Tokyo, King Endymion|
|Act 20 Nemesis - Sakusou||Act 21 Sakusou NEMESIS||Act 21 Complication, Nemesis|
|Act 21 Nemesis - Anyaku||Act 22 Omowaku NEMESIS||Act 22 Hidden Agenda, Nemesis|
|Act 22 Kougeki - Black Lady||Act 23 Anyaku WISEMAN||Act 23 Covert Maneuvers, Wiseman|
|Act 23 Saisei - Never Ending||Act 24 Kougeki BLACK LADY||Act 24 Attack, Black Lady|
|Act 25 Taiketsu DEATH FANTOM||Act 25 Showdown, Death Phantom|
|Act 26 Saisei NEVER ENDING||Act 26 Replay, Never Ending|
The third story arc corresponds with the third season of the anime series. In this story arc, the act titles began to match the arc name, and it includes Acts 24-33, which were contained in Volumes 7-10 of the original tankoubon and Volumes 6-8 of the reprint manga.
|Act 24 Mugen 1 - Yokan||Act 27 Mugen 1 Yokan||Act 27 Infinity 1, Premonition|
|Act 25 Mugen 2 - Hamon||Act 28 Mugen 2 Hamon||Act 28 Infinity 2, Ripples|
|Act 26 Mugen 3 - Futari - New Soldiers||Act 29 Mugen 3 Futari NEW SOLDIERS||Act 29 Infinity 3, Two New Soldiers|
|Act 27 Mugen 4 - Sailor Uranus - Tenou Haruka Sailor Neptune - Kaiou Michiru||Act 30 Mugen 4 SAILOR URANUS Tenou Haruka SAILOR NEPTUNE Kaiou Michiru||Act 30 Infinity 4, Sailor Uranus Haruka Ten'ô, Sailor Neptune Michiru Kaiô|
|Act 28 Mugen 5 - Sailor Pluto - Meiou Setsuna||Act 31 Mugen 5 SAILOR PLUTO Meiou Setsuna|
|Act 29 Mugen 6 - Three Senshi||Act 32 Mugen 6 3 Senshi|
|Act 30 Mugen 7 - Henshin - Super Sailor Moon||Act 33 Mugen 7 Henshin SUPER SAILOR MOON|
|Act 31 Mugen 8 - "Labyrinth Mugen" 1||Act 34 Mugen 8 "Labyrinth Mugen" 1|
|Act 32 Mugen 9 - "Labyrinth Mugen" 2||Act 35 Mugen 9 "Labyrinth Mugen" 2|
|Act 33 Mugen 10 - Mugendai||Act 36 Mugen 10 Mugendai - Joukuu|
|Act 37 Mugen 11 Mugendai - Shinpan|
|Act 38 Mugen 12 Mugendai - Tabidachi|
This arc was covered by the musicals Usagi Ai no Senshi e no Michi, Henshin - Super Senshi e no Michi and its revision, Shin / Henshin - Super Senshi e no Michi - Last Dracul Jokyoku, and Mugen Gakuen - Mistress Labyrinth and its revision.
The fourth story arc corresponds with the fourth season of the anime series. It includes Acts 34-42, which were contained in Volumes 12-15 of the original tankoubon and Volumes 8-10 of the reprint manga.
|Act 34 Yume 1 - Nisshoku Dream||Act 39 Yume 1 Nisshoku Dream|
|Act 35 Yume 2 - Mercury Dream||Act 40 Yume 2 Mercury Dream|
|Act 36 Yume 3 - Mars Dream||Act 41 Yume 3 Mars Dream|
|Act 37 Yume 4 - Jupiter Dream||Act 42 Yume 4 Jupiter Dream|
|Act 38 Yume 5 - Venus Dream||Act 43 Yume 5 Venus Dream|
|Act 39 Yume 6 - New Soldier Dream||Act 44 Yume 6 New Soldier Dream|
|Act 40 Yume 7 - Elysion Dream||Act 45 Yume 7 Mirror Dream|
|Act 41 Yume 8 - Dead Moon Dream||Act 46 Yume 8 Elysion Dream|
|Act 42 Yume 9 - Earth and Moon Dream||Act 47 Yume 9 Moon Dream|
|Act 48 Yume 10 Princess Dream|
|Act 49 Yume 11 Earth and Moon Dream|
Elements of this arc appeared in the musicals Sailor Moon SuperS - Yume Senshi - Ai - Eien ni... and its revision, Sailor Moon SuperS Special Musical Show, and Shin Densetsu Kourin.
The fifth and final story arc corresponds with the second part of the last season of the anime series, though the anime finished before the manga run was completed, and there are some large differences in the plot. It includes Acts 43-52, which were contained in Volumes 16-18 of the original tankoubon and Volumes 11-12 of the reprint manga.
|Act 43 Stars 1||Act 50 Stars 1|
|Act 44 Stars 2||Act 51 Stars 2|
|Act 45 Stars 3||Act 52 Stars 3|
|Act 46 Stars 4||Act 53 Stars 4|
|Act 47 Stars 5||Act 54 Stars 5|
|Act 48 Stars 6||Act 55 Stars 6|
|Act 49 Stars 7||Act 56 Stars 7|
|Act 50 Stars 8||Act 57 Stars 8|
|Act 51 Stars 9||Act 58 Stars 9|
|Act 52 Stars 10||Act 59 Stars 10|
|Act 60 Stars 11|
Elements of this arc were featured in many of the musicals, most notably in Sailor Moon Sailor Stars and its revision, Eien Densetsu and its revision, Shin Densetsu Kourin, Starlights - Ryuusei Densetsu, and Kakyuu-Ouhi Kourin.
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