Act 1 - Usagi, Sailor Moon is the first chapter of the Dark Kingdom arc of the manga and the first chapter overall.
Fourteen-year-old Usagi Tsukino meets a talking black cat named Luna who informs her that she is really Sailor Moon, a Sailor Senshi of Love and Justice; and that her life's mission is to find and recruit the other four Sailor Senshi in order to protect both the supremely powerful Silver Crystal and the long-lost Princess of the Moon from the Dark Kingdom.
A newspaper featuring Sailor V appears in the beginning, being read by Ikuko Tsukino. She calls to her daughter saying that it's past 8:00 in the morning. The girl wakes up, terrified that she will be late for school.
The girl introduces herself as Usagi Tsukino, a 14-year-old, second year middle-school student and a self-described clumsy crybaby. On her way to school, she accidentally steps on a cat and apologizes to her, but the cat scratches her face. Noticing that there are Band-Aids on the cat's forehead, Usagi realizes that she wants them to be removes and takes them off to reveal a crescent moon on its forehead. ...