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Encyclopedia > Codename wa Sailor V
Codename: Sailor V
Codename wa Sailor V (Book 2 cover)
コードネームはセーラーブイ
(Codename wa Sailor V)
Genre Magical girl, Romance, Shōjo
Manga: Codename Wa Sailor V
Authored by Naoko Takeuchi
Publisher Kodansha
Serialized in RunRun
Original run 1993 – 1997
No. of volumes Original: 3
Renewed: 2

Codename wa Sailor V (コードネームはセーラーブイ, Codename: Sailor V) is a manga created by Naoko Takeuchi in 1991, though finalised chapters ran from May, 1993 to March, 1994 in Kodansha's Run Run magazine, with its last chapter reappearing in 1997. It was later collected into 3 books, spanning the 15 chapters of Sailor V. Image File history File links Sailorv. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Look up romance, romantic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Shōjo or shoujo (少女 lit. ... Manga )   is the Japanese word for comics and print cartoons. ... Naoko Takeuchi (武内直子 Takeuchi Naoko), born March 15, 1967, is a manga artist who lives in Tokyo, Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... The head office of Kodansha Kodansha Limited ) is the largest Japanese publisher of literature and manga, headquartered in (Bunkyo), Tokyo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Tankōbon ) is the Japanese term for a compilation volume of a particular series (such as a manga or a novel series, magazine articles, essays, craft patterns, etc. ... Manga )   is the Japanese word for comics and print cartoons. ... Naoko Takeuchi (武内直子 Takeuchi Naoko), born March 15, 1967, is a manga artist who lives in Tokyo, Japan. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... The head office of Kodansha Kodansha Limited ) is the largest Japanese publisher of literature and manga, headquartered in (Bunkyo), Tokyo. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


This series is the basis for a sequel, Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon. The manga was translated into English by TOKYOPOP (then Mixx). ...

Contents

Story

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Codename wa Sailor V tells the story of Minako Aino, a 13 year old junior high student, who is slightly distracted, out-spoken and dreams about some day finding true love. But soon, her calm and normal life changes when she encounters a talking white cat with a crescent moon on its forehead. This cat introduces himself as Artemis and claims that Minako is a girl with the power to transform into a woman stronger and more beautiful than anyone. Minako Aino ) is a fictional character, a Sailor Senshi, one of the central characters in the metaseries known as Sailor Moon. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ...


He calls her Venus and tells her she has a mission to protect Earth in the name of her guardian planet Venus. To help her with her new mission, Artemis gives her two items. A crescent moon shaped compact and a magical pen. The magical pen allows her to transform into her alter-ego, the sailor-suited beautiful soldier of justice, Sailor V.


Sailor V begins fighting the evil agents known as the Dark Agency, who fight under Danburite's command. He's in charge of sending his many talented idols to enslave the public.


Sailor V has many adventures as a Soldier of Justice, some leaving her to spark the envy and admiration of the police force. She also later gained the aid of Kaitou Ace, who had for a moment taken her spotlight due to his TV show.


At the end Minako realizes that her duty is more important than romance and discovers her true mission as Sailor Venus.


Comparison with Sailor Moon series

Sailor Moon is the sequel to Codename wa Sailor V. When it was proposed that Codename wa Sailor V would be adapted as an anime, creator Naoko Takeuchi adapted the ideas from it to fit a team format and created Sailor Moon. Both manga ran simultaneously: Sailor V was published in the magazine Run Run, while Sailor Moon ran in Nakayoshi. Sailor Venus was added to the Sailor Moon manga cast in the 'Dark Kingdom' story arc and in the first series of the Sailor Moon anime, in The Final Sailor Senshi, Venus Appears/Sailor V Makes The Scene. Sailor Moon , officially translated as Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon) is the title of a famous media franchise created by Japanese manga artist Naoko Takeuchi. ... Nakayoshi (なかよし also spelled Nakayosi) is a Japanese magazine published by Kodansha concerning shōjo manga . ... See also Dark Kingdom (disambiguation) The two leaders of the Dark Kingdom: Queen Metallia possessing Queen Beryls body The Dark Kingdom is an organization of antagonists in the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Plot summary Spoiler warning: One day, a man is robbing a bank when suddenly, Sailor Moon appears out of nowhere and foils his plans heroically. ... Moon, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter unite against Malachite. ...


Usagi Tsukino is partly based on Minako, and thus they share some characteristics; however, due to the anime's prevalence in other countries, Minako is sometimes mistakenly considered the 'knockoff.' Usagi is generally considered slightly less intelligent, somewhat lazier and much less athletic than Minako, while Minako is more graceful and driven but not necessarily possessing foresight. Where Usagi is clumsy and a crybaby, Minako is merely over-dramatic. Usagi Tsukino ) is the protagonist and title character of the metaseries known as Sailor Moon. ...


The Sailor V manga actually fully concluded some time after the conclusion of the 18-volume Sailor Moon manga. It included cameo appearances by other Sailor Moon characters, including Usagi, Naru Osaka, Ami Mizuno, Makoto Kino, Rei Hino and a shadowy image of the 10 Sailor Senshi together, as well as a vision of the Inner Senshi together in the late Silver Millennium. However, as new chapters of the Sailor V manga were published less often than the Sailor Moon manga, it is only three volumes long. Tankōbon ) is the Japanese term for a compilation volume of a particular series (such as a manga or a novel series, magazine articles, essays, craft patterns, etc. ... Martin Scorsese appears briefly in an uncredited role in this scene from his feature film Taxi Driver. ... Naru Osaka (Ōsaka Naru), otherwise known as Molly Baker, is a fictional character in the anime and manga Sailor Moon. ... Ami Mizuno ) is a fictional character, a Sailor Senshi, one of the central characters in the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... Makoto Kino ) is a fictional character, a Sailor Senshi, one of the central characters in the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... Rei Hino ) is a fictional character, a Sailor Senshi, one of the central characters in the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... In religion, visions comprise inspirational renderings, generally of a future state and/or of a mythical being, and are believed (by followers of the religion) to come from a deity, directly or indirectly via prophets, and serve to inspire or prod believers as part of a revelation or an epiphany. ... The Silver Millennium was golden-age of an ancient civilization in the famous series, Sailor Moon. ...


Characters

Allies

Names are in the Western order, with the given name before the family name.

  • Artemis: Minako's cat partner in defending justice.
  • Boss: He gives his instructions to Minako, but helps Artemis with suggestions on how to train the new sailor soldier. We never find out his identity.
  • Hikaru Sorano: Hikaru and Minako have been best friends since elementary school. She looks like Ami Mizuno from Sailor Moon.
  • Minako's Mother: Is a housewife. Much of the time she is seen disciplining Minako for her bad deeds.
  • Motoki Furuhata: Motoki is the cute guy at the Game Center Crown who seems to be one of Minako's crushes. He also appears in Sailor Moon.
  • Gurikazu Amano: Amano is a geeky guy from Minako's school. Very similar to Umino.
  • Minako's Father: is a Company Employee.
  • Natsuna Sakurada : She is the superintendent-general of the Metropolitan Police Board and a huge fan of Sailor V. Her sister, Haruna Sakurada, is featured in Sailor Moon.
  • Toshio Wakagi: Wakagi is twenty-seven years old and a Special Officer of the Metropolitan Police Office. He doesn't like Sailor V because he feels that she makes a fool out of police officers.
  • Wakagi's brother: Wakagi's older brother.
  • Saitou-san: Once a student of Shiba Junior High School, Saitou-san is the leader of a high school gang and the biggest tough in Tokyo.
  • Okamoto-sensei: A home economics teacher at Shiba Junior High School.
  • Marie-sensei: The comic artist of Aurora Wedding which Minako reads.
  • Shinrou Baishaku: He is the younger editor of Marie-sensei.
  • Maiku Otonaru: He was one of Minako's many love interests.

Ami Mizuno ) is a fictional character, a Sailor Senshi, one of the central characters in the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... The following is a list of supporting characters from the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... Sailor Moon , officially translated as Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon) is the title of a famous media franchise created by Japanese manga artist Naoko Takeuchi. ... The following is a list of supporting characters from the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... Sailor Moon , officially translated as Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon) is the title of a famous media franchise created by Japanese manga artist Naoko Takeuchi. ...

Dark Agency

  • Narkissos
  • Takurou Ootaku
  • Pandora
  • Petite Pandora
  • Dark Guys
  • Twin Dark
  • Dark Shizuka-hime
  • Fluorite
  • Cyberwarrior Girl Luga
  • Hibiscusy
  • Vivian
  • DeBrine
  • Liquid Founda
  • Powder Founda
  • Water Founda
  • Solid Founda
  • Nyan-Nyan
  • Wan-Wan
  • Chuu-Chuu
  • Karaoke Soldier Mike Makkii
  • Princess Lin Lin
  • Danburite

Ace Kaitou

Ace Kaitou was a love interest of Minako's in Codename: Sailor V. He was an idol who appeared after an evil plot to make girls gain weight. He helped the girls of Tokyo to lose weight, had his own TV show, and fights alongside Sailor V (like Tuxedo Mask would later help Sailor Moon). It is later revealed that he is Danburite, who serves under the Shitennou. In the Silver Millennium, he was Adonis, a lowly foot-soldier posted to Venus. He saw Princess Venus and fell in love with her, but his love was hopeless. See also Dark Kingdom (disambiguation) The two leaders of the Dark Kingdom: Queen Metallia possessing Queen Beryls body The Dark Kingdom is an organization of antagonists in the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... The Silver Millennium was golden-age of an ancient civilization in the famous series, Sailor Moon. ...


Items

  • Transformation Pen (Volume 01, Book 01) This item is used to transform Minako into Sailor V. It is also used to communicate with "Boss".
  • Compact (Volume 02, Book 01) This item has many uses. It is used to disguise her as any type person she chooses, to help her see the enemy's true form, and it also helps her perform many of her attacks. It needs to be put in the full moon's light to charge. She still has it during Sailor Moon and uses it twice.
  • Katana (Volume 12, Book 03) She used this once to slice her enemy.
  • Venus Mike (Volume 14, Book 03) This item created sonic waves to destroy the karaoke enemy, Karaoke-senshi Mike Makkii.

Attacks

Minako Aino ) is a fictional character, a Sailor Senshi, one of the central characters in the metaseries known as Sailor Moon. ...

Books and Volumes

Original

  • Book 1:
  • ISBN 4-06-322801-0
    • Vol. 1 - Sailor V is born!
    • Vol. 2 - Minako in "Crown Game Center"
    • Vol. 3 - Sailor V appears! Channel 44 / Pandora's plot
    • Vol. 4 - Petite Pandora's plot
    • Vol. 5 - The Dark Agency's Plot
    • Vol. 6 - Showdown! Sailor V vs. Electronic Fighter Girl Luga
  • Book 2:
  • ISBN 4-06-322810-X
    • Vol. 7 - Sailor V's vacation / The Hawaiian Plot!
    • Vol. 8 - Love on the tree-lined road / Tearing at turbo full-throttle!
    • Vol. 9 - Sailor V vs. Debrine
    • Vol. 10 - Sailor V in a pinch!? Kaitou Ace appears!
  • Book 3:
  • ISBN 4-06-322834-7
    • Vol. 11 - The Pet Stories / Number 1: Nyan-Nyan's Plot
    • Vol. 12 - The Pet Stories / Number 2: Wan-Wan's Plot
    • Vol. 13 - The Pet Stories / Number 3: Chuu-Chuu's Plot
    • Vol. 14 - Youth Bet on the Hachimaki Stone!!
    • Vol. 15 - A New Journey Begins

Shinzoubon

  • Book 1:
  • ISBN 4-06-334929-2
    • Vol. 1 - Sailor V is born!
    • Vol. 2 - Minako in "Crown Game Center"
    • Vol. 3 - Sailor V appears! Channel 44 / Pandora's plot
    • Vol. 4 - Petite Pandora's plot
    • Vol. 5 - The Dark Agency's Plot
    • Vol. 6 - Showdown! Sailor V vs. Electronic Fighter Girl Luga
    • Vol. 7 - Sailor V's vacation / The Hawaiian Plot!
    • Vol. 8 - Love on the tree-lined road / Tearing at turbo full-throttle!
  • Book 2:
  • ISBN 4-06-334947-0
    • Vol. 9 - Sailor V vs. Debrine
    • Vol. 10 - Sailor V in a pinch!? Kaitou Ace appears!
    • Vol. 11 - The Pet Stories / Number 1: Nyan-Nyan's Plot
    • Vol. 12 - The Pet Stories / Number 2: Wan-Wan's Plot
    • Vol. 13 - The Pet Stories / Number 3: Chuu-Chuu's Plot
    • Vol. 14 - Youth Bet on the Hachimaki Stone!!
    • Vol. 15 - A New Journey Begins!! The First Volume
    • Vol. 16 - A New Journey Begins!! The Second Volume

See also

Minako Aino ) is a fictional character, a Sailor Senshi, one of the central characters in the metaseries known as Sailor Moon. ... The first cover of the Sailor Moon manga, February 1992. ... The five Sailor Senshi. ...

References


Sailor Moon series
v  d  e
Codename: Sailor V | Manga | Anime | Episode list | Stage musicals | Video games | Live-action | English adaptations | Actors | Story locations | Parallel
Protagonists (including Sailor Senshi)
Usagi Tsukino | Chibiusa | Mamoru Chiba
Ami Mizuno | Rei Hino | Makoto Kino | Minako Aino
Setsuna Meioh | Michiru Kaioh | Haruka Tenoh | Hotaru Tomoe
Queen Serenity | Luna, Artemis, and Diana
Sailor Starlights | Princess Kakyuu | ChibiChibi
Minor and supporting characters

Story arcs
Sailor Moon | SMR/Black Moon | SMS/Infinity | SuperS/Dream | Sailor Stars
Antagonists
Dark Kingdom (Shitennou/Generals)
Makaiju aliens | Black Moon Clan (Ayakashi Sisters)
Death Busters (Witches 5)
Dead Moon Circus (Amazon Trio, Amazoness Quartet)
Shadow Galactica (Sailor Galaxia, Sailor Animamates)
Chaos

Movies
Sailor Moon R movie | Sailor Moon S movie | Sailor Moon SuperS movie

 
 

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