Burning Mandala in the anime
|Attack Name:||Burning Mandala|
|Attack Name (kanji/kana):||バーニング・マンダラー|
|North American Dub Name:||Burning Mandala (manga, Viz dub); Mars Celestial Fire Surround, Mars Fire Surround, Celestial Fire Surround, Mars Fire Ignite, Mega Mars Fire Rings Flash (dub)|
|Performed by:||Sailor Mars|
|First Used (anime):||Women Should Be Strong and Beautiful! Rei's New Killer Move|
|First Used (manga):||Act 15 Shinnyuu SAILORMARS|
|First Used (PGSM):||Act 48 - Mamoru is Captured by Metalia!|
|First Used (musical):||Sailor Moon - Gaiden Dark Kingdom Fukkatsu Hen|
Sailor Mars first used Burning Mandala in episode 63 of the anime, while fighting Koan. Unlike her previous attack Fire Soul, Burning Mandala proved powerful enough to overwhelm Koan's Dark Fire. To perform this attack, she moved her hand in a circular motion around her body, creating a ring of fire. The ring then turned into eight smaller rings that flew toward the enemy.
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
|Burning Mandala in PGSM|
Sailor Mars also used this attack once in the live-action series, against Metalia Endymion. In this version, eight globes encircled her and a mandala appeared behind her, but instead of multiple rings of fire, the attack took the form of a large burst of flame.
This attack appeared in several video games. In Sailor Moon R for the Super Famicom, it was a special move which could only be used twice during each chapter, and was powerful enough to empty the life bars of all surrounding enemies.
In Sailor Moon S Kurukkurin and Sailor Moon S: Kondo wa Puzzle de Oshiokiyo!, this attack could only be used at certain points during the game in order to either inconvenience the opponent or improve the player's game.
In Sailor Moon: Another Story, it was performed the same way it was in the anime: she created a circle of fire which then separated into eight fire rings that flew at all the enemies.
- "Mandala" is a Buddhist term imported from China, though it originated in India.
- The eight symbols which appeared in this attack are Buddhist symbols which stand for the eight corners of the world: North, Northeast, East, Southeast, South, Southwest, West, and Northwest.