In the manga, however, she transforms just
like anyone else....
In volume 14, when Saturn confronts Hotaru,
Hotaru is the one to introduce the Outers to super-senshi status.
Hotaru's henshin sparked a bit of taboo.
There was a era, which I call the Henshin Conspiracy
(about February 1998), whereat this series of images and moving gifs of
it were circulating around. Rumour had it this was, indeed, the Henshin
of the Silent Senshi.
Don't get me wrong, this was a jewel, a treasure,
etc. etc. But I wasn't exactly sure what to believe. If it WAS her henshin,
it was a bit of a gyp --we didn't even get to see the fabrication
of her fuku. Most respected sites assured us that Hotaru indeed had never
been shown to transform (obviously she had to at some point, please don't
confuse the context I use. I can be confusing) and though I had seen solitary
pictures of saturn which some unreliable sites claimed to be her henshin
before, it wasn't a substantial and besides, I wasn't inclined to believe
that since I wanted to create my own.
Basically, it came to this conclusion: The
Pics are shots from an aol avi file which was her henshin/intro from a
SuperS video game. There is an excellent moving gif at Pretty
Soldier Sailor Saturn's Homepage.