Codename: Sailor V

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Codename: Sailor V (コードネームはセーラーV) was the manga which started the entire Sailor Moon franchise. Originally intended as a one-shot in Nakayoshi, it was the story of Minako Aino, a girl who was approached one day by a talking cat called Artemis who told her she was an incarnation of the goddess Venus, and gave her a pen and a mirror which allowed her to transform into the heroine Sailor V.

The series continued in RunRun as the Sailor Moon manga ran in Nakayoshi, but at a much slower release rate than the latter. It ended shortly after the Sailor Moon manga ended and was collected into three tankoubon. In autumn 2004, the manga was re-released in a new two-book "New Cover" edition, following the Sailor Moon manga re-release in 2003-2004. This new version had 16 chapters as opposed to the original 15, because the last chapter had been split in two for the later release.[1] A Codename: Sailor V OVA was planned, but never happened.[2]

An English-translated version of the new edition of the Sailor V manga was released by Kodansha Comics beginning in September 2011.

Chapter List (original release)[edit]

  1. The Birth of Sailor V!
  2. Minako in "Game Center Crown"
  3. Sailor V Arrives! - "Channel 44" Pandora's Ambition
  4. The Ambition of Petite Pandora
  5. The Machinations of the Dark Agency
  6. Showdown! Sailor V vs Cyber-Girl Warrior Lurga
  7. Sailor V on Vacation - Desire for Hawaii!
  8. Love on the Boulevard - Full Throttle Turbo
  9. Sailor V vs deVleene!
  10. Sailor V in Trouble?! Phantom Ace Arrives!
  11. Pet Chapter 1, Nyan-Nyan's Schemes!
  12. Pet Chapter 2, Wan-Wan's Schemes!
  13. Pet Chapter 3, Chuu-Chuu's Schemes!
  14. The Young Man Who Bet on the Headband Stone
  15. Setting Out on a New Journey


  1. The Sailor Moon Soapbox - Analysing the new Sailor Moon manga - Sailor V #2 - Ian Miller
  2. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Volume 3 liner notes