Act 5: Makoto – Sailor Jupiter

We are proud to release the next installment of the Sailor Moon “re-print” manga; Act 5: Makoto – Sailorjupiter!

This act focuses on the introduction of Kino Makoto, AKA Sailor Jupiter. This is a classic read and a must-have download for fans everywhere. We haven’t localized anything (except currency) and we explain any and all Japanese cultural references for the novice Japanophile.

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The exciting events of the masquerade ball have left Usagi in a daze – constantly dreaming about Tuxedo Mask and mysterious visions of her past memories. On the way to school, Usagi is so distracted that she nearly gets in a traffic accident!

At school, Naru excitedly discusses her cousin’s upcoming wedding with their classmates. All the girls gush over wedding details, until they discover Naru’s cousin’s fiancé has gone missing! It’s rumored that one of the bridal boutiques in the shopping district is haunted – by a ghostly woman causes men to stray from their partners!

At lunch, everyone notices the new girl Makoto Kino – she’s not even wearing the same uniform as everyone else! Everyone is scared to approach her because of rumours that she was expelled from her last school for fighting, but Usagi bravely makes friends with Makoto for the sake of food.

The girls meet up with Rei after school to discuss the ghost bride, and Makoto leaves on her own. Luna plans to have the girls visit the shop to check out the phantom bride.

On her way home, Makoto runs into Motoki from the Crown Game Center – and he confesses his love for her! But something isn’t quite right – Motoki has been possessed by the ghost bride and attacks Makoto! Who will warn Sailor Moon to come to her rescue?

When the sailor soldiers arrive on the scene, they discover the new girl Makoto isn’t as innocent as she seems – what kind of girl has the strength to throw a monster? When Nephrite appears, will they have enough strength to finally defeat the evil general?

7 Responses to “Act 5: Makoto – Sailor Jupiter”

  1. Rey

    Um, I have a question about something on page 8. In it, a teacher asks Mako about her hair color. And she says it’s naturally that color. Isn’t that an error? I know her hair color is brown, so that shouldn’t be unusual. And I thought the odd thing about Makoto, as far as her hair went, was its natural waviness, not the color.

    Just curious.

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      • Rey

        Now that just confuses me, since her hair is brown, and I don’t see the issue there.

        But on another note, I did find something else. On page 24, when Rei says “the power of mars”, Mars should be capitalized.

        Thank you

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        • Elly

          Most Japanese don’t have brown hair, they have black hair. So, maybe that’s the issue? But no commentary is made about the color of Usagi and Minako’s hair, or Ami’s for that matter so…I just take it at face value. ^__^

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  2. Rey

    Really? I mean I know black hair is most common in Japan, but with brown being just a variation of dark hair, I didn’t think it would be rare enough to automatically assume it’s a dye job. But then again what do I know? Still, no information I’ve found ever makes a big deal of the color, just the waviness, and how in Japan that’s considered a sign of being a juvenile delinquent.

    You are right that it’s weird. With the main character being blonde, and the main character of Sailor V being blonde, and both somehow being Japanese, and Ami’s hair… calling attention to brown hair doesn’t really hold, and…

    (crash!)

    …damages willing suspension, if not the fourth wall. Pardon me while I make repairs.

    Jokes aside, it may just have been an error in the original work. It happens after all. And I’ll just pretend their talking about the waviness of her hair and not the color.

    Thank you

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    • Carolina

      I know I’m late on this but I’m just reading that part and I thought the exact same thing, if Makoto has brown hair why would that be unusual or a dye job, in such case they should say the same about Ami’s blue hair (punk) or Usagi’s blonde hair which is super rare (no Asian is naturally blonde) lol so I was looking closely and found this thing about the manga, even though is black and white, Makoto’s hair seems to have two colors, it’s dark on top and clear on the hair tips… maybe the author of the manga first intended her to have two hair colors O_o who knows if that would be dark brown and light brown or brown and blonde or who knows… maybe her hair was simply red and I think that would be quite unusual as well, like many people back then dyed their hair red and they would be considered punks xD but I dunno…. maybe they changed it so she would have red-ish brown hair later…

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