Manga on the Brain (Spoilers for Volume 5 of Ai Yazawa’s PARADISE KISS)

You know you’ve been obsessing too much about a particular manga when you: 1.) Go out of your way to dig up artwork from the manga-ka’s previous work and 2.) take the time to write a thoroughly detailed response on the AoD manga boards when someone complains about how “your” series ends.

Since I know it will eventually be erased, here’s my commentary on the ending of Ai Yazawa’s Paradise Kiss.

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Sailor V (& Artemis) by Naoko Takeuchi

Sailor V (& Artemis) by Naoko Takeuchi
Sailor V
(& Artemis)
by Naoko Takeuchi

For January 2004, this month’s blog image is a drawing of Sailor Venus from the manga/anime series, Sailor Moon, and drawn by Naoko Takeuchi.

I’ve always had a soft spot for Sailor V. First of all, she’s the only other senshi to have her own cat guardian (Artemis), also she plays the shiny, happy persona to the hilt, but in reality — at least in the manga — she really is a leader.

And then there’s her inimitable fashion sense… ^_^

This has always been one of my favorite manga drawings. (It can be found on the dust jacket of the Japanese Sailor V tanks.) 💖