Sailor Moon Volume Seven is a manga with the story and art by Naoko Takeuchi. Kodansha Comics has the North American distribution rights for the manga, and their English adaptation of this volume was released in 2012. Sailor Moon is rated “T” for teens 13 and up.
Volume Seven sees several revelations being made; these include learning about Sailor Neptune, Sailor Uranus, Sailor Pluto, and Hotaru Tomoe. Another big revelation is the fact that there exists another Sailor Scout: Sailor Saturn.
It’s also learned that there’s a connection between the three talisman that Mamoru and Rei received warnings about and Sailor Saturn. The last major revelation is the fact that Sailor Moon has a way to acquire more power to battle against her enemies that had not been discovered prior to this point in the manga.
With all of these revelations, as well as the pacing of the story in this volume, I had thought that the story arc would reach its conclusion in this volume. However, it turned out that my assumption was wrong, and the story arc continues into Volume Eight. With the execution of this story, I’m now left wanting to know how the story will progress from the point that it ends at.
The plot in this volume of Sailor Moon really puts the relationships between the Sailor Scouts to the test. I also appreciated seeing Takeuchi delve into a moralistic issue that Sailor Moon has to face when she learns about Sailor Saturn, the identity of Sailor Saturn, and what will happen if Sailor Saturn is awakened. Basically, she is torn between taking one life in the hope of saving the world, or not taking that one life and risk having the world be destroyed.