Naoko Takeuchi, author of "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" (known in English as "Sailor Moon"), is just as talented and strong-willed as her famous heroines.

Since its debut in 1992, "Sailor Moon" has sold over 35 million copies worldwide and launched a multibillion dollar franchise including animated movies and a TV series, merchandise, art books, video games, cafes and stage musicals.

One of the most popular manga for girls of all time, the impact of "Sailor Moon" ignited a resurgence of manga targeted to teenage girls, and "beautiful guardian warriors" remains a global trend across a wide spectrum of adolescent literature today.