#13 Return of Sailor Saturn

MoonSticks Sailor Moon Comic/Doujinshi #13 - Return of Sailor Saturn featuring Sailor Saturn/Hotaru Tomoe, Sailor Pluto/Setsuna Meiou, Sailor Uranus/Haruka Tenou and Sailor Neptune/Michiru Kaiou

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Narrator: It is just a matter of time before Baby Hotaru is re-awoken as Sailor Saturn..
[[Baby Hotaru is looking up under a tree]]
Baby Hotaru: ?
Narrator: ..the Soldier of Ruin and Rebirth.

Narrator: 1 day later...
[[Child Hotaru is standing there with a cloth hanging over her shoulder]]
Haruka: WOW! What happened? Hotaru grew so quickly!
Michiru: She was still a baby yesterday!

Narrator: 2 days later...
[[Slightly taller Hotaru is standing there smiling]]
Setsuna: Her rapid growth is a sign the time is coming..
Michiru: The feared soldier will once again enter this world.

Narrator: 4 weeks later.
[[Hotaru is still standing there smiling]]
Haruka: Hey! She still looks the same!
Setsuna: *whispers* I think that's it.

100 Responses to “#13 Return of Sailor Saturn”

  1. MimiMoon November 10, 2021 at 1:11 pm #

    Baby Hotaru is straight adorable in panel 1 :D

  2. Gisela Caballini January 18, 2016 at 11:50 am #

    Lol! That is true! She actually didnt grow as old as she was in the sm ss. Weird, isnt it?

  3. Anne-Marie Duchesneau January 5, 2016 at 9:49 pm #


  4. pikachu jigglypuff June 25, 2014 at 11:38 am #

    What would happen if she grew too old, and they were all like, maybe we should kill her again.

    • SingingViolence July 17, 2015 at 6:01 am #

      XD That would be so funny.

  5. sailor mew mew July 15, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

    looking at hotaru on panel 1 makes me to hug her to death!!! too cute!!!!!!!! :-D

  6. fireflames August 27, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    Hotaru is so cute! Panel 1, it looks like she’s a baby pikachu from pokemon! too cute to resist!

  7. Dr. Rorschach June 2, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    Wish I were Hotaru to be a kid forever.

  8. Chronos Typhoon! I heart Set-chan! April 30, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    I agrie with Eris!

  9. Tsubasa Chronicles Starlight April 26, 2011 at 6:21 am #

    U know, if my 5 yr old brother EVER grows up that fast, Im takin him 2 the hospital which is what the Outers shoulda done!

  10. Eris January 25, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

    good point. thing that also leaves me confused: in SuperS manga she grows to preteen age then in Stars she’s back to being less than 8 y/o.

    • Kaiko Mikkusu September 25, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

      At the start of the first season, Usagi & co are 13 and Mamoru is 17, and by the time Sailor Moon R rolls over, Chibiusa comes from the future as a 6 year old, Usagi is 14 and Mamoru is 18. In the third series, Usagi turns 15, and Mamoru turns 19. Chibiusa returns as a 7 years old, Setsuna is 18, Haruka and Michiru are 16, and Hotaru is 13. At the end of the third series, Hotaru is rebirthed as a baby. At the beginning of the fourth series, Hotaru is 1 (cronologically 14), Usagi is 16, Mamoru is 20, Setsuna is 19, Haruka and Michiru are 17, and Chibiusa returns as a 8 years old. When Hotaru s’ powers “wake-up”, she turns into a 8 year old and stays that way. At the end of the fifth series, Usagi is 17, Mamoru is 21, Setsuna is 20, Haruka and Michiru are 18, and Hotaru is 9 (actually 15). A few months later, Usagi gets pregnant, and the New Crystal Millennium starts. Everyone gets encased in crystal and the Sailor Senshi become immortal. By then, it’s been 1000 years, but Usagi is 22, Mamoru is 26, Setsuna is 25, Haruka and Michiru are 23, Hotaru is 14 (actually 1020), and Chibiusa is 5, and their ages have been stopped, but if Usagi gets killed in battle, over-uses the Silver Crystal, or abdicates, then Chibiusa would be next in place and age up into whatever age she would be if their ages were not locked and the crystal-encasing did not happen.

  11. Starlight January 25, 2011 at 10:40 am #

    Lady Antebellum “American Honey”

    ……She grew good, she grew up slow….
    Not Hotaru under any circumstances.

  12. Starlight January 25, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    I don’t get it but ok. By the way, what the heck is up w/ Setsuna’s hand? Did she break her fingers or something???

  13. Sailor Asteroid September 15, 2010 at 7:58 pm #

    Luv it!

  14. bunnychan July 22, 2010 at 1:10 pm #

    I just noticed sailor pluo’s hand on the last panel

  15. luna lover July 5, 2010 at 11:42 am #

    wats up wit Pluto’s hand???

  16. Lucy April 7, 2010 at 8:19 am #

    lol oh my god, brilliant! Again, I thought the exact same thing!

  17. Usagi629 February 12, 2010 at 5:34 am #

    HILARIOUS!!!! ^_^

  18. Joine December 19, 2009 at 6:15 am #

    The look on Hotaru’s face is so cute! And oblivious! XD

  19. Sailor Mercury's Boyfriend November 7, 2009 at 7:58 pm #

    I beleive the reason why she did not grow up to her full age was because Galaxia needed her star seed to mature. She needed to age a certain amount for the seed to mature which explains the fast aging and the fast ending of it.Galaxia mentioned that slightly when Saturn/Hotaru was ready to destory her.
    I wish we got a transformation and attack from her, just one.
    Love this comic!!!

    • Chibi Jennifer March 5, 2010 at 1:29 pm #


    • Sailor_Lyoko June 14, 2010 at 10:03 am #


  20. break_through October 26, 2009 at 1:39 pm #

    lol i luv how you bring out the holes in the manga story

    • Chibi Jennifer October 26, 2009 at 2:56 pm #

      Thanks! ^_^ Though I always thought the holes were based on the anime XD

  21. Kibou no Hikari October 3, 2009 at 1:48 pm #

    XD I was expecting Hotaru to be too big in the last panel or something. Awesome job!

    • Chibi Jennifer October 3, 2009 at 3:23 pm #

      lol.. and they would have the same response..
      *whisper* Did something go wrong? XD

  22. Caroline September 26, 2009 at 3:04 pm #

    In this comic, baby Hotaru looks so cute on the strip-1!
    Ahaha, love it! <3

  23. Nameless August 17, 2009 at 11:32 am #

    Yah, <3 Hotaru-chan. I actually like her as her slightly younger self in Stars- so adorable. I don't know why she didn't grow up to her old age though, in the manga it looks like she does but in a lot of shots than she still looks young.

    • Chibi Jennifer August 25, 2009 at 7:11 pm #

      I guess it gives Chibiusa a friend closer her age ^^;

  24. Chibi-Toria July 19, 2009 at 3:21 pm #

    baby hotaru looks cuter here than in the anime!!! :D

  25. Lu June 26, 2009 at 8:11 am #

    I think Hotaru was cooler when she was a teenager. I didn’t really like her that much in Stars… :(

  26. RainStar June 25, 2009 at 2:54 pm #

    lol False alarm! Too cute! ^_^

  27. DrummerChick June 22, 2009 at 9:54 pm #

    Very nice Chibi-chan. =D You know what? Your comics have inspired me to start drawing again…

    • Chibi Jennifer June 22, 2009 at 9:55 pm #

      Thank you DrummerChick! And it’s great I was able to inspire you! I’d love to see some of your drawings =D

  28. Marcus June 22, 2009 at 9:51 pm #

    Hehe were you expecting her to turn into a granny or something XD?

    • Chibi Jennifer June 22, 2009 at 9:56 pm #

      hmm..actually you have a point. If she grew at a constant speed, she might actually be dead in 4 weeks. ^^;

  29. Odango-sama June 22, 2009 at 9:46 pm #


    I LOVE THIS! =^_^=

  30. Peter June 21, 2009 at 1:04 pm #

    LOL that’s great! I wondered the same exact thing, why didn’t she end up growing at least up to how old she was in S. It would’ve been cool if she aged up to everybody else, but it shows that size doesn’t always matter, she kicked a lot of butt anyways! She was about to put Nehelenia in check before Chibiusa stopped her. My favorite part is the last shot where Hotaru is still wearing the same smile she had before, as if she didn’t move an inch since last time. Setsuna’s comment is hilarious as well:)

    • Chibi Jennifer June 22, 2009 at 9:14 am #

      Thank you Peter! ^_^ Haruka wasn’t exaggerating when she said “she looks the same” XD ahahaha..

  31. Sage of Mudora June 21, 2009 at 6:55 am #

    Thanks again! As usually, very well done! Sorry this is so late!

    I think in the manga she was growing so quickly because of the Dead Moon Circus, and she stopped when they were defeated. I have no idea in the anime though. Good observation!

    • Chibi Jennifer June 22, 2009 at 10:18 am #

      oh, ahha that makes some sense! I haven’t really read much if the manga ;)

  32. Sailor Sun June 21, 2009 at 5:20 am #

    I don’t have any word to express how funny this comic is…
    I LOVE IT <3 I guess this is the best comics you have ever done (the rest are awesome but this is the funniest LOL)
    Honestly, I have never thought about not Hotaru's growing up in this way. You are really clever and observant ^^
    Really a great work..

    • Chibi Jennifer June 22, 2009 at 10:31 am #

      Thank you so much Sailor Sun :) I’ll continue to do my best to get some more funny ones out.
      Thanks for following all this time!

  33. curdey June 20, 2009 at 10:58 am #

    Very clever – I love your comics!!!

  34. Mamo-chan June 20, 2009 at 10:56 am #

    That’s so funny! lol
    I always wondered why she had to be younger in Stars than in S…

  35. Travis June 20, 2009 at 10:31 am #

    OMG Jen, that is your funniest one to date! I am glad I could be some assistance, but you really hit it out of the park.

    I also love the lighting effect in the first panel, reminds me so much of the scene from the first episode of Stars with baby Hotaru.

    • Chibi Jennifer June 20, 2009 at 10:59 am #

      Thanks for much for your awesome suggestion ^_^

      And yesh, I tried to make that scene similar :D

    • Sailor Sun June 21, 2009 at 5:18 am #

      Yeah with the cherry blossoms ^^

  36. jade June 20, 2009 at 5:40 am #

    ha ha,nice

    p.s,this happns on the show,exept the last 2 panels

    • Chibi Jennifer June 20, 2009 at 7:37 am #

      ^_^ Thanks

      Actually, the third frame happens too.. Sort of. XD

  37. newageretrohippie June 19, 2009 at 10:06 pm #

    For all we know she could be a 20 something midget who has the face of a ten year old. This show has done weirder things.

  38. AnimatedEvey47 June 19, 2009 at 10:05 pm #

    lol I never understand that either. How is it that she grows fast in two days but when she looks about 8/9 she just stays that way. Why couldn’t they make her grow up to be 14/15?

    • Chibi Jennifer June 20, 2009 at 7:40 am #

      I wish they’d make her grow back to the age when Sailor Saturn first appeared in Super season. I mean, even if they were reborn, it’s not like we’d see say a ..8/9 year old Sailor Jupiter for example ^^;

  39. Brad June 19, 2009 at 9:40 pm #

    GAH! You’re getting too popular! haha! Look at all these comments!

    Love this one! Great work as usual! Love your sense of humour!

    • Chibi Jennifer June 19, 2009 at 10:03 pm #

      Thank you Brad ^__^
      Glad it’s meeting your expectations.

  40. Jacky June 19, 2009 at 6:27 pm #

    Lol nice one!

  41. angelinamoon June 19, 2009 at 1:34 pm #

    I have to tell you, I am in love with MoonSticks! Every single comic is hilarious and adorable! I also love how you even have the outfits accurate — Like in comic #1, that’s what they were wearing that episode! So awesome and detail oriented.
    Love it!

    • Chibi Jennifer June 19, 2009 at 1:36 pm #

      Thank you so much for your kind compliments!
      I’m very happy you loved them all so far! :D

  42. Captain Ersatz June 19, 2009 at 9:29 am #

    Hotaru looks like Ayuma Kasuga!

    • Chibi Jennifer June 19, 2009 at 9:33 am #

      Who’s Ayuma Kasuga…?
      *searches google*

      Oh. XD

      ahhaha..really? I don’t think they look that alike..^^;

      • Miss Breeziness June 19, 2009 at 10:43 am #

        I love Azumanga Daioh. And come to think of it…Hotaru does kinda look like Osaka! :)

        • Fighter4Luv February 1, 2010 at 8:48 pm #

          I was just about to say the same thing. She shares that same “lights are on, but no one’s home” quality :P

  43. DREWdesu June 19, 2009 at 9:10 am #

    Lol it sounds like they are planting Hotaru XD

    • Chibi Jennifer June 19, 2009 at 9:18 am #

      lol, I re-read it, and you’re right! It does sound like she’s a plant ^^;;

  44. black_sonnet June 19, 2009 at 9:10 am #

    XD it is rather odd that happens but CUTE! :D

    • Chibi Jennifer June 19, 2009 at 9:17 am #

      Wonder if anyone can think of a logical explanation?

  45. Purenightshade June 19, 2009 at 8:42 am #

    Ha! Oh Saturn. She’s so short!

  46. Kressa June 19, 2009 at 8:42 am #

    LOL that’s funny. she’s actually one of my favorites :)

    • Chibi Jennifer June 19, 2009 at 9:15 am #

      ^____^ Seems to be quite a few Saturn fans here :D
      Glad you enjoyed it!

  47. Sailor Gold Rabbit June 19, 2009 at 7:46 am #

    Yay! Hortaru and Setsuna! Hooray!

    Once again, MoonSticks had made me laugh! Yay! :D

  48. Miss Breeziness June 19, 2009 at 7:18 am #

    For a second there, I was expecting a Hotaru either 50 feet tall or a middle-aged lady. :D

    • Chibi Jennifer June 19, 2009 at 7:29 am #

      ahahha yeah…except even if she did grow, she can only grow so much..being in a chibi comic XD

      • Miss Breeziness June 19, 2009 at 7:36 am #

        Good point. :)

  49. KTVB June 19, 2009 at 7:15 am #

    HAHHAHAH!!! Hilarious!!! I reckon lol I thought she was growing to grow older too lol

    Hotaru’s lost expression is priceless!

    YAY for a Hotaru comic ^_^ keep it up!

    • Chibi Jennifer June 19, 2009 at 7:28 am #

      XD We were all fooled… and disappointed…
      Seriously though..how come she stopped?

      Thanks ^_^!!

      • TimeSage October 23, 2009 at 4:17 pm #

        Shouldn’t we be asking YOU that?

  50. sourpunkgrrl June 19, 2009 at 7:05 am #

    Awwwwwww I love Hotaru!

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