This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.
Growing up in South Korea, I watched Sailor Moon on Korean television channel in Korean dubs. However, because my Korean wasn’t that strong, I never did understand the plot to the point of retaining it in my memories. Ergo, when I read the mangas, I remembered virtually nothing of the plot. But I remember liking the animes, so when I saw that these manga boxsets were on sale, I decided to get them, but only after I got the okay from my best friend who’d buy the set off of me if I ended up hating the mangas.
Well, I read the mangas, and my verdict? It’s readable, but it’s not the best thing in the world. I did like the world sensei created, and the colourful cast of characters were fun, but the plot itself? Let’s just say by the time I was in the Dead Moon Circus arc, I felt like the whole thing was getting very, very repetitive. And maybe it was just me, but I felt like the scenes in the manga didn’t transition smoothly (especially in the last few volumes), so there were many times I was left confused and had to re-read the scene or read the summary on the Internet.
The art itself is very pretty, though. And I really did like the Outer Senshis and the Starlights Senshis — I just found them more interesting than the Inner Senshis. I liked some of the villains, too, but they tended to die off very quickly and were pretty one-dimensional. Otherwise, though, I did enjoy the mangas as a whole, but it’s not going to make it onto my top ten list or anything.