Sailor Venus and the wrong genre

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CrystalBard

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Does anyone feel like when Sailor Venus reincarnated something didn't quite take? I always feel like she belongs in some epic fantasy world. I can't quite explain why. Maybe because she was the first to awaken and seems to revel in battle a little more than the others. And her sword.
 
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Does anyone feel like when Sailor Venus reincarnated something didn't quite take? I always feel like she belongs in some epic fantasy world. I can't quite explain why. Maybe because she was the first to awaken and seems to revel in battle a little more than the others. And her sword.
Welll, we all read Code Name Sailor V - she is right at home in the Sailor Moon manga. Plus, all problems aside, the Sailor Moon manga is quite epic.
 

lord Martiya

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I always feel like she belongs in some epic fantasy world.
Technically, she's a tokusatsu character (think of Power Rangers and Kamen Rider, to cite two of the most well known franchises of the genre) who found herself in a magical girl series and started a whole new genre, the magical girl warrior.
I've never read Codename Sailor V. Is it good?
It's quite good, and it also explains quite a bit of Minako's character. In particular, the enormous shift in her anime characterization between the original series and the rest of the anime: in short, she just shifted the character she was playing, from what the others needed to pull it through the battle with the Dark Kingdom to what she wanted to show to keep them from worrying about her (her actual personality is somewhere between these two extremes with an addition of PTSD, but we rarely see it).
In the manga her "hero personality" act is milder, and so she never shift character until she's forced to abandon the act altogether during the Dream arc (though she pulls it again for a joke in the Stars arc).
 
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I've never read Codename Sailor V. Is it good?
Yeah like others said it feels like the 90s show. Quite light and comedic but still very entertaining and gets a bit more serious near the end. She has grown a lot between Sailor V and Sailor Moon, but unlike the 90s anime she feels like the same characters throughout. In the 90s anime Minako totally shifted her personality after Classic as they probably didn't know what to do with her.