Sailor Moon (美少女戦士セーラームーン) is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Naoko Takeuchi. The series follows the adventures of a young schoolgirl named Usagi Tsukino as she transforms into the titular character to search for a princess and an artifact called the "Legendary Silver Crystal". During her journey, she leads a diverse group of comrades, the Sailor Soldiers - Sailor Guardians in later editions - as they battle against villains to prevent the theft of the Silver Crystal and the destruction of the Solar System.
Writer and Illustrator: Naoko Takeuchi (武内 直子) born March 15, 1967 is a Japanese manga artist. She is best known for her manga series Codename: Sailor V (1991 - 1997) and Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon (1991 - 1997). She earned the 2nd Nakayoshi Comic Prize for Newcomers in 1985 for Yume ja Nai no Ne and the 1986 New Artist award for Love Call. Her next manga Sailor Moon, went on to become one of the most popular and successful manga aro