I just finished reading the two Codename Sailor V volumes for fun. They weren't as good as the two Sailor Moon volumes I read a few months ago, but I had already read some reviews on the first volume, so I was prepared for that. They were still pretty enjoyable. In both volumes, the first few chapters were pretty repetitive, especially in the first volume, but the last three or four chapters ended the volume on a stronger note. Minako was a more annoying lead character than Usagi, but it might help that I got tired of her constantly falling in love with someone or worshiping an idol in every chapter. Even so, it was nice to read something for fun after reading those different books for my classes in the last couple of months and it was kind of interesting to see how this series basically set the foundation for Sailor Moon.