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The mysterious Tuxedo Mask has revealed his identity, forcing Usagi to come to terms with her growing affections for the masked vigilante, all the while defending the people of Earth from renewed attacks by the sinister “enemy”. Everything threatens to overwhelm even Sailor Moon when suddenly a new Sailor Guardian appears. Could this new Guardian be the Moon Princess the SThe mysterious Tuxedo Mask has revealed his identity, forcing Usagi to come to terms with her growing affections for the masked vigilante, all the while defending the people of Earth from renewed attacks by the sinister “enemy”. Everything threatens to overwhelm even Sailor Moon when suddenly a new Sailor Guardian appears. Could this new Guardian be the Moon Princess the Sailor Guardians are sworn to protect?...

Title : Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 2
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ISBN : 9781935429753
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 235 Pages
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Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 2 Reviews

  • Mel
    2019-05-30 03:48

    3.5 stars.As the story gets more detailed and we finally get into a sort of plot I am really enjoying it a lot more! I still have major issues with Usagi and the art style but the story is really intriguing me now.

  • Macarena Yannelli
    2019-05-22 00:44

    El drama y los feels que me causa esta historia. Me encanta el arte de Naoko, es hermoso y la manera es que está todo distribuido *-*Espero que el próximo volumen salga pronto <3También me dio ganas de ver Sailor Moon Crystal... ¿debería?

  • Sarah
    2019-06-13 00:00

    Omg, the nostalgic feelings this brings me are to die for. I need to purchase the next ones and binge reread the rest

  • Steph Sinclair
    2019-06-07 23:34

    Another favorite shoujo and anime series is Sailor Moon. If you haven’t read this yet? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR IT’S LIKE THE BEST THING EVER. I’m slowly making my way through the new manga as they release them and let me just say that the colored pages are AMAZEBALLS. Also, SWEET NOSTALGIA. This was my face after I found out they were re-releasing the manga and rebooting the anime series:

  • Lauren
    2019-05-30 03:01

    Man, I love reading through these so much. I missed these characters more than I remembered!! I want to just keep reading these, I’m loving this.

  • Carla Dente
    2019-06-03 23:46

    ¡OMG! ESTE FUE MIL MILLONES DE VECES MEJOR QUE EL ANTERIOR *O*(btw, estoy por terminar la tercera temporada del anime de los 90 y ya soy fan de la vida)

  • Jesse Nicholas
    2019-06-09 23:33

    Sailor Moon Vol. 2 continues right from the ending of volume 1. The dark kingdom is relentless in their search for the silver crystal and energy to resurrect the dark queen. Not only that, but they’ve taken a hold of Tuxedo Mask’s mind and are using him against Sailor Moon! How rude.The love Usagi has for Chiba is so swoon worthy. Even as a kid I knew I wanted a love like theirs. It brings me to tears just thinking they might not be together (even though I know how it ends HA). I know the third volume is going to be explosive with the finale of the first story arc. I want the scouts to bust out and use their powers to dominate. I feel like that’s the one big difference from the anime. In the manga they don’t seem so cool and powerful, but in the anime they kick-ass and unapologetic about it. I just hope they get explored more!I highly recommend if you are a huge fan of Sailor Moon like I am, to read the original manga. You won’t regret it.

  • Emma
    2019-06-17 00:51

    How can it end there?! I need to know what happens next. It's interesting because some of this I watched in the dubbed anime but some is completely new (like most of this volume).

  • Beth
    2019-06-07 01:52

    One of the cool things about the manga and anime boom twenty years ago is that publishers are putting out nicer editions of the most popular material today to feed '90s kids' nostalgia.The Sailor Moon manga doesn't stand 100% on its own, in my opinion. From the beginning the manga story, serialized monthly in Nakayoshi, was set up as a companion piece for the anime which was aired in Japan at the same time, and much of the story here feels rushed. In these first couple volumes, we're introduced to each of the five Guardians, we're shown a bit of the moon civilization in the past, then off we go to the final battle of the first story arc.This isn't to downplay the good things about the manga. The story is easy to follow (if more than a bit nonsensical*), the characters are cute and charming, it's girly as heck if you're in the mood for that kind of thing, and the dramatic moments have a surprising amount of emotional impact. Naoko Takeuchi's art has a lot of heart and character, and while I don't think that she's an artistic/technical powerhouse, the lack of over-commercial gloss is a benefit here.*schooldays shenanigans and universe-wrenching conflict within panels of each other, a maiden's tear turning into a super-powerful mystical gem, instantaneous travel between dimensions or even planets? Just roll with it! Recommended whether you were a kid in the '90s or not. It's so sparkly and fun.

  • Nikki
    2019-06-17 07:44

    This is so good!! I need to start the next one ASAP!!

  • Lelu Mendez
    2019-06-11 06:38

    No puede terminar asiiiiiiii... mañana me compro el que sigue!

  • K.K. Summer
    2019-06-17 07:55

    ach es ist sailor moon was soll ich noch dazu sagen? :P

  • Jenna
    2019-05-30 23:51

    I enjoyed this one so much better than the first one. It had a lot more action and it didn't seem as confusing. Definitely interested in continuing on and have requested 3,4, and 5 from library.

  • Indya
    2019-05-24 00:59

    Very emotional. The story also progressed far quicker than in the anime, I find - perhaps because I can read faster than the show progresses.

  • Laura
    2019-05-28 23:43

    Volume 2 picks up right after Mamoru Chiba has taken Usagi to his apartment after she's used all her energy to revive the people of Tokyo. Sounds kina creepy, I know, but it's somehow endearing in this situation. Now Mamo-chan and Usako know each other's "secret" identities, and are becoming closer than ever. At the same time, Sailor V Makes The Scene (sorry, couldn't resist!) and announces that she is the long-sought Princess. However, once Tuxedo Mask is injured during his attempt to shield Sailor Moon, he's taken captive by Kunzite and the truth about the Princess is revealed. Usagi is understandably crushed at the loss of her Mamo-chan, and spends much of the rest of the volume despondent. The girls travel to the moon to learn more about their past and their destinies. Upon their return, during Act 11, Usagi meets the mysteries Endo, friend of Furu-chan, who is working at the Game Center. The volume ends as Queen Beryl appears with her newest pawn to attack the Sailor Guardians and obtain the "Legendary Silver Crystal" The DiC dub really is quite different from the original manga, especially dealing with the capture & return of Tuxedo Mask by the Dark Kingdom. I knew that, but I wasn't really familiar with exactly how it went down in the manga until the recent release of the Crystal anime episodes. I have to say, it was fun reading these acts with those episodes so fresh in my mind. They really did a nice job with the adaptation from the manga. Even so, it was interesting for me to see where they stayed "true" and where they mixed it up a little. Definitely 5 stars for the story and, of course, the art. However...I did notice a few issues with the book itself, including some typos and other incorrect information. For example, the table of contents in the front was incorrect. It says Act 9 begins on page 81, when it actually starts on page 96. The later acts are also incorrect. It's not really a big deal, just some sloppy editing. One typo I found was another example of sloppy editing. Sailor Moon often says "what'll I do?" when she's scared and unsure of how to fight the enemy she's up against. However, in one panel, the text says "What'll should I do?" I feel like I found a couple of other mistakes, but I can't remember them right now. Anyway, like I said, it's not really a big deal, but shouldn't have made it past the editors. I know some people complained about "stilted" translations, but I never really noticed that in the first volume or this one. I felt they've read very well. Nothing's ever going to be 100% perfect when you're translating from one language to another, especially when there are a lot of homophone puns involved that don't translate. Speaking of the translations, I have to say I love the little notes at the end, though I wish there were more! Also, in this volume, it was fun to see some of the concept art.

  • Shera (Book Whispers)
    2019-05-25 06:46

    Kukuku! This volume really surprised me! Especially the relationships between Usagi and Mamoru (Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask). Takeuchi did a wonderful job of making me feel for these two in such a short amount of time. Especially, once the all the scouts finally meet up—SailorV finally comes in. The whole Princess of the Moon was handled very well, and if the art for the missing princess had been a bit more vague I think it could have almost fooled readers. Make that a really big almost. Ok. No the readers would have never been fooled. Still it's the thought that counts. The art is still gorgeous and the color pages are so pleasing! Ah, they're fantastic. It all goes together well with the memory reveals, and the origin story. Mythology! Yes, thank you! (It was sorely missing from the anime.) The tragic past of Prince Endymion and Princess Serenity is the right kind of tragedy and melodrama I love. Especially when there's plenty of sweet notes to make my cynical heart go all "ahhhhhhhhh!" It can be argued that this volume still has it's "monster of the week plot". Let's be honest most super hero/fighting manga do. This time around Takeuchi does a wonderful job with volume two and lifts it up from the last volume’s cheesier standardized monster of the week fodder. Even more I enjoyed the gem stone guys—as I fondly call the guys named after rocks—when their twist came up. Which I wasn't expecting, but wish it could have been explored more! There was a hint of a lost love with Sailor Venus that is just begging to be realized! It's a official I'm hooked! Volume 2 is a great indicator of how this series can grow. Usagi has already grown so much, but what I love is that deep down she's still the fun and lazy person she was before. She's just growing up. More growth on the other scouts would be the cherry on top, but there's still plenty of time for that. The funny thing is that harsh manga judge inside of me wants to give this series a lower rating, but I've been converted. Especially since Sailor Moon gets to save damsel Tuxedo Mask as well as be saved sometimes. It's official the manga is working for me, when the anime couldn't. (I lied, I mentioned the anime.)Sexual Content: Some kissing not much else. Clean!4/5- Great! Really enjoyed it.Orginally reviewed at Book Whispers.

  • Guille Osorio
    2019-06-12 06:33

    A funny, lovely and touching story. Yes, it's corny, but we all are a little bit. Sometimes haahahahaI could read this manga forever. The artwork is SO beautiful <3

  • Maddie
    2019-06-12 03:46

    How many times could the words "The legendary silver crystal" be mentioned? Like a 1000? Felt like it. I did like this book better than the first though!

  • Ashley
    2019-06-13 07:41

    Continuing on my Sailor Moon 25th Anniversary manga read, this volume finds the Sailor Scouts completely united. Sailor Venus joins the party, and the other scouts mistakenly believe her to be the Princess that they are trying to protect. But *GASP* the princess is actually Sailor Moon! I know this story is 25 years old and created many tropes found in magical girl based media (and shojo manga in general) but some of the plot twists are pretty weak. The insta-love between Usagi and Mamoru is justified when everyone recovers their memories from a past life on the moon. Again, a trope that was kinda created with this title, so I can accept it. I like that they show how the baddies fit into the scout's past lives. The visit to the moon was pretty awesome, as well. Lots of important revelations in this volume, to be sure!What is still bothering me is that the scouts outside of Sailor Moon and Sailor Venus don't have much personality. Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter have a couple quirks. That's it. Sailor Moon is pretty well developed, though her fun personality was a bit clouded by drama and sadness in this volume. Venus, as the leader of the Sailor Scouts in her past life, has a lot of weight on her shoulders. The pressure that she feels is communicated well without much attention, but it was nice to see that bit of motivation from her. The volume ends with a bit of a cliff hanger (though most readers will know that the issues will be tidily resolved because NO ONE CAN DESTROY THE OTP), so I'll be interested to see how the manga deals with the big bad of this arc. I don't quite remember what happens in the anime, but the manga is so far off at this point that I don't think it matters.Another shout out to the perfect, frilly, expressive, soft, awesome shojo artwork by Takeuchi. <3

  • Mizuki Arjuneko
    2019-06-03 01:00

    Hubungan Usagi Tsukino dan Mamoru Chiba yang tadinya seperti anjing vs kucing menjadi semakin dalam begitu mereka saling mengetahui jati diri masing-masing. Sekejap plot Sailor Moon yang tadinya cerah ceria berangsur menjadi lebih gelap dan serius begitu cerita masa lalu tentang kejayaan Kerajaan Bulan Silver Millenium terkuak.Tragedi yang telah memisahkan cinta Princess Serenity dan Prince Endymion. Perang besar antara Kerajaan Bulan dan Bumi yang diakhiri dengan terbunuhnya Prince Endymion dan bunuh dirinya Princess Serenity. Rupanya karena itulah mereka semua terlahir kembali sebagai manusia bumi meskipun bulan telah lama mati: untuk membayar kesalahan mereka di masa lalu.Bagian favorit di sini adalah ketika Sailor Venus yang menyamar sebagai Serenity dimunculkan. Berbeda dengan imagenya yang berangasan di Code Name: Sailor V, Aino Minako tampil lebih anggun di sini karena misi penyamarannya sebagai Princess Serenity dan karena sebagai pemimpin para Soldier hanya dialah satu-satunya Sailor Senshi yang memiliki ingatan kehidupan masa lalu ketika Kerajaan Bulan masih ada.Di sini ketegaran Usagi Tsukino pertama kalinya diuji ketika sang Kekasih jatuh ke tangan Queen Beryl dan disihir menjadi sosok yang benar-benar berbeda.Btw ada yang nyadar nggak kalau setelah chapter di jilid ini kekuatan Usagi terpusat pada keberadaan tongkat ajaibnya? Berbagai item senjata yang diperkenalkan di volume 1 premium seperti Topeng yang berfungsi sebagai visor yang bisa memperlihatkan keberadaan dan aktivitas musuh dari jarak jauh, jepit rambut yang bisa dilempar seperti pisau, dan tiaranya yang bisa digunakan untuk menyerang musuh seperti bumerang tiba-tiba menghilang fungsinya.Hahahaha...

  • Artemis
    2019-05-23 03:58

    I'm finally doing it. I'm reviewing each of the 'Sailor Moon' manga volumes. Bit by bit I'll talk about a Magical Girl series so dear to my heart. A girl power series I love so much - out of nostalgia and current analysis, because despite what's on the surface, Naoko Takeuchi's popular manga is deeper and more meaningful, touching, complex and dramatic than one might expect.And the second volume is where things really get good.Gone are a lot of the silly quirks (though there are still a few funny, heartfelt moments), and the repetitive monster-of-the-week formula. The plot gets going, and quick.Rundown: Usagi Tsukino and Mamoru Chiba know each other's secret identities, and their relationship develops sweetly and beautifully from there, with no more secrets (Seriously, their love is swoon-worthy and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Even Tuxedo Mask is more tolerable to me as he develops). Like Mamoru, Usagi has an identity crisis. Who is she really - Sailor Moon, champion of love and justice? An ordinary, clumsy, sensitive schoolkid? Princess Serenity, the heir to the fallen Moon Kingdom? That's an awful lot of pressure to put on a fourteen-year-old. So yeah, to the surprise of no one Sailor Moon is revealed to be the missing Moon Princess (I know, shocker), and Tuxedo Mask her lover, Prince Endymion. Sailor V makes her grand debut outside of her own series, first acting as a decoy Moon Princess, and serving as a headstrong leader to the rest of the Sailor Guardians. Unlike the Sailors Mercury, Mars and Jupiter, Venus is already aware of her duty to protect the reincarnated Princess Serenity, plus the most powerful MacGuffin in the universe, the Legendary Silver Crystal, which the Dark Kingdom is desperate to find and take control of. But upon this discovery (it is explained throughout why it was kept from everyone beforehand, along with other important plot details), Mamoru/Tuxedo Mask is kidnapped and brainwashed by evil (the first of many times this happens in the series, it becomes funny). A bereaved Usagi/Sailor Moon is helped out of her depression by her friends the Sailor Warriors and Luna and Artemis. Then they are transported into space and onto the moon, where the Moon Kingdom - the Silver Millennium - once stood, and is now in ruins. A holo-Queen Serenity - activated by Sailor Venus pulling a sword from a stone - exposits all. The history of the Silver Millennium, its place in purging all evil on Earth while remaining distant from it, and our heroes' past lives - mainly Princess Serenity's and Prince Endymion's star-crossed love - and how they were met by war, are explained. Including the Moon Kingdom's destruction at the hands of Queen Beryl and the Dark Kingdom. Queen Serenity tells everyone their destiny; specifically that Sailor Moon must use the power of the Legendary Silver Crystal to defeat the Dark kingdom once and for all. But it will only work from within her heart, where her hope lies. Oh, and Beryl's four male minions are revealed to have been Endymion's guards in their past lives. Nice parallels abound.That's the gist of it. There's no messing around here. Stakes are high; not a single page in this volume is boring or feels drawn-out. The structure, the character development, the emotion, the action, the gorgeous artwork, are all solid. The story, and explaining of plot points, is rather cleverer than this magical girl gloss needed to be - even the moments of info-dump I can forgive due to the steady pacing, character interactions and pretty art. I give credit to Takeuchi-san for putting in that amount of effort. The characters' personalities shine through stronger than in the previous volume. Usagi may act like a useless, overly-emotional wallflower for most of the time - like her past self, pining over Mamoru/Endymion - but with strong support from her friends, she will always try to do the right thing, without resorting to thoughtless violence. At only fourteen, she isn't perfect, nor is she ever expected to be. Sailor Moon's curiosity and amazing capacity to love and believe anything is possible in the face of danger are other overlooked attributes to her character arc. This only grows - there is no zenith - the more the series progresses; the more reason to love her.Even Usagi's parents and friend Naru get their own little moments, such as them noticing that young Usagi is changing; and this might be a sign she is growing up - not into a warrior or queen, which they don't suspect, but a more mature person all around. Minako Aino/Sailor Venus is a tough, resourceful and serious leader, but in her civilian form she still retains some aspects of her old fun-loving, light-hearted and even clumsy self. I'll talk about the other Sailor characters more in future reviews when I feel they each get their breakout moments to shine. But at this stage in the game, they're still great. Ami, Rei, Makoto and Minako differ in personality, but a common thing they share is their unwavering friendship and trust in Sailor Moon, and in each other. They consistently try to be there for one another; and it doesn’t seem like it’s merely because it’s their destiny as guardians to do so. Romantic love is not the sole focus - how very noble, touching and progressive! It's one of the reasons I rate the 'Sailor Moon' manga over the anime, the latter of which has Sailor Moon not bond very well with the other Sailors - they are not together that often, and when they do team up they bicker a lot. Not only is it annoying, it makes their friendship feel a little forced. Probably this is so Sailor Moon can be saved by the not-that-dashing Tuxedo Mask some more.There are loving moments and there are scary moments. 'Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 2' is a great read overall. Stay tuned for reviews of further volumes!Final Score: 5/5P.S. At the end, Queen Beryl introduces herself as “Princess Beryl” to the Sailor Warriors, right before saying she’s the QUEEN of the Dark Kingdom. Uhhh...

  • Kailey (BooksforMKs)
    2019-06-01 00:53

    I liked Usagi much more in this volume, because she doesn't whine and cry about everything. (Well, I mean, she is crying sometimes, but at least she has a good reason to cry, and isn't just being a baby about every little thing!) She has some good character development, as she learns to step up and become a true Guardian and a leader.I loved seeing Tuxedo Masks's storyline taking center stage, and all those mysteries revealed!I especially like this volume because my favorite character is on the cover, Sailor Mercury! Although, she has very little to do in this volume other than fight alongside the others.

  • Marianna Rainolter
    2019-05-18 05:35

    Proseguono le avventure delle guerriere Sailor alla ricerca della principessa Serenity e del cristallo d'argento. E in questo volume compare una nuova guerriera, la fantomatica Sailor V che rivelerà molti particolari sulla loro missione. Inoltre scopriamo molto anche sull'affascinante Tuxedo Kamen e lo amiamo ancora di più. Mi sta piacendo molto rileggere Sailor Moon perché non l'ho mai seguito con ordine e quindi l'ho apprezzato molto di meno e questa nuova edizione mi piace e voglio proseguire la lettura

  • Bel Riddle
    2019-05-21 04:41

    Dos cosas: 1. Todos somos SailorMars-sexuales (?) 2. BOLÚ, QUE MANERA DE LLORAR CUANDO LLORA LA PRINCESA. All the feels.

  • A Bookworm Life
    2019-05-22 05:00

    Sailor moooohooon ohhhh Sailor moon!

  • Cath
    2019-06-10 07:42

    3/5 This wasn’t as good as the first one, but I still liked it. :)

  • Jessica
    2019-05-31 06:45

    Well that's a cliff hanger!!

  • Adam
    2019-06-02 01:47

    Is anyone else mildly attracted to Tuxedo Mask?

  • Natalie
    2019-06-08 03:00

    On the first volume of Sailor Moon my review is a quick summary of my thoughts concerning volumes 1-3 of Sailor Moon. For this review I'll be doing volumes 1 & 2. Volume 1 is as basic as you can imagine. Usagi finds out that she is Sailor Moon and she uses her powers to defeat evil and she also meets the other Sailor Guardians like Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, and Sailor Jupiter. Not to mention that she meets her love interest, Tuxedo Mask. The second volume gets a little more complex where we discover Sailor Venus, but she was first introduced to us as the Moon Princess, Princess Serenity. But then, predictably, Usagi is the Moon Princess and Sailor V is Sailor Venus who is actually the leader of the Sailor Guardians. We also find out that they all lived past lives years ago. Tuxedo Mask was Prince Endymion from Earth and Sailor Moon was Princess Serenity from the Moon Kingdom. They fell in love, which of course was forbidden because they were from different worlds. Then an evil came and took over the people of earth and they attacked the Moon Kingdom which resulted in the death of Prince Endymion and caused Princess Serenity to kill herself because she fell into despair over his death. Now normally I would have been angry at her stupidity because she still has a responsibility but decided to end her life over a man (which is very similar to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet). But I realized that these two royal idiots are young and this is probably the first time that they have been in love so naturally young love has the individuals involved act rather stupid. But what is interesting about this series is that at in the second volume Mamoru is kidnapped and it's up to Sailor Moon to save him. I really like the girl-saves-boy in this type of manga. That's nice even though the execution of it is on the cheesy side. The trip to the Moon Kingdom was very interesting and the information and backstory that the former Moon Queen gave was interesting too. As for the characters, there's not much to them. Usagi is a whiny, scaredy cat whose not very good on her own (although I will say that she's worse in the anime). Ami is smart, Rei is passionate, Makoto is brave and strong. Other than those traits, there's not much too them. But to the manga's credit, they are not focused much in the manga.This manga is okay. It's cutesy but it doesn't mind being cute

  • Deanna Reads Books
    2019-06-09 23:48

    This review was originally posted on my review blog Deanna Reads:Okay, I still love Sailor Moon, like so much, so of course I wanted to included a review of this second volume as a part of Comic Book Month. I think the only reason why I didn't give this one a 5-star rating is since I watched the TV series it seemed so familiar. I'm not sure why they wanted to reboot the anime, because I think as far as this volume goes the original tv series did this justice. So at times it does seem really repetitive to me. I don't think I would think that had I read the manga before the TV series. I really enjoy the artwork in this manga, and it definitely makes me want to rewatch the series, or just catch up on the current series. I really like how the panels are drawn and I love getting to the end of an Act to see the full page spreads leading you to the next one. It really does a good job of enticing me to continue to read. I also like that at the end there is a couple pages of translation notes to explain anything that might not make sense to an English-speaking audience. It definitely helps to understand the culture and time period of Japan when this was originally released. One problem I have with this one, is that I can never put it down! So not really a problem, but it makes it hard when all you want to do is read this in one siting but you have to be a boring adult and go to work. Or grocery shopping. Ew. Don't grow up, kids, it was the dumbest thing I ever did. I definitely will continue reading the manga, but not sure if I will continue to review it on here. If you like The Lunar Chronicles this series might seem really familiar to you. Princess of the Moon and an Earthen Prince get together in both, so you can really see how Marissa Meyer was inspired by this Manga. I highly recommend this one!Happy Reads Everyone!