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.