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| Name                    = Ami Mizuno
 
| Name                    = Ami Mizuno
 
| JP Name                  = 水野亜美
 
| JP Name                  = 水野亜美
| Alignment                = [[Moon Kingdom]]
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| Alignment                = [[Moon Kingdom]], [[Crystal Tokyo]]
 
| Species                  = Human
 
| Species                  = Human
 
| Gender                  = Female
 
| Gender                  = Female
 
| Lives                    = [[Azabu-Juuban]], [[Minato-ku]], [[Tokyo]]
 
| Lives                    = [[Azabu-Juuban]], [[Minato-ku]], [[Tokyo]]
 
| Occupation              = Schoolgirl
 
| Occupation              = Schoolgirl
| Family                  = [[Ami's Mother|Mother]], [[Ami's Father|Father]]
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| Family                  = [[Saeko Mizuno|Mother]], [[Ami's Father|Father]], [[Ami Jr]] (future daughter; "[[Parallel Sailor Moon]]" only)
 
| Associates              = [[Usagi Tsukino]] and friends
 
| Associates              = [[Usagi Tsukino]] and friends
| Aliases                  = [[Sailor Mercury]]
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| Aliases                  = [[Sailor Mercury]], [[Princess Mercury]], [[Dark Mercury]] ([[Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon|PGSM]] only)
 
| Anime                    = [[Is the Genius Girl a Youma? Brainwashing School of Terror]]
 
| Anime                    = [[Is the Genius Girl a Youma? Brainwashing School of Terror]]
| Manga                    = [[Act 2 - Ami - Sailor Mercury]]
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| Manga                    = [[Act 2 Ami SAILORMERCURY]]
 
| PGSM                    = [[Act 2 - Ami Became a Friend]]
 
| PGSM                    = [[Act 2 - Ami Became a Friend]]
| Dub Name                = Amy Anderson (later Amy Mizuno)
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| Dub Name                = Amy Anderson ([[DiC]] dub), Amy Mizuno ([[Cloverway]] dub, [[TokyoPop|Mixx]] manga), Ami Mizuno ([[Kodansha]] manga, [[Viz Media|Viz]] dub)
| Actors                  = [[Aya Hisakawa]] (anime), [[Chisaki Hama]] ([[PGSM]]), [[Karen Bernstein]] (1-82 dub), [[Lisa Balkman]] (83+ dub)  
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| Actors                  = [[Aya Hisakawa]] (anime); [[Hisako Kanemoto]] ([[Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal|Crystal]]); [[Chisaki Hama]] (PGSM); [[Karen Bernstein]] (dub 1-82, S and SuperS movies), [[Liza Balkan]] (dub 83+); [[Kate Higgins]] (Viz dub)
 
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'''''Ami Mizuno''''' was the present incarnation of [[Sailor Mercury]], and appeared in all versions of ''[[Sailor Moon (series)|Sailor Moon]]''.
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'''''Ami Mizuno''''' is the present incarnation of [[Sailor Mercury]], and appears in all versions of ''[[Sailor Moon (series)|Sailor Moon]]''.
 
  
 
== Personality ==
 
== Personality ==
Ami is a shy girl who doesn't make friends easily, preferring to be alone with her books instead. She studies very hard and, with her superhuman IQ of 300, regularly finishes at the top of national exams. Math and science are her favorite subjects, and she is aiming to become a doctor like her mother. Usually calm and level-headed, she is the voice of reason of the Senshi team. The others often rely on her plans and analyses, but they think she should "loosen up" more.
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Ami was a shy girl who did not make friends easily, preferring to be alone with her books instead. Her classmates mistook her withdrawn nature for arrogance, so they did not approach her either until [[Usagi Tsukino|Usagi]] started doing so. She studied very hard and regularly finished at the top of national exams, leading her classmates to speculate that she was superhuman and had an IQ of 300. Math and science were her favorite subjects, and she was aiming to become a doctor like [[Saeko Mizuno|her mother]]. Usually calm and level-headed, she was the voice of reason of the [[Senshi]] team. The others often relied on her plans and analyses, but they often thought she should "loosen up" more.
  
Ami is a kind and gentle person who dislikes quarrels and abhors harming innocent people. This trait has even been cited in the title of a [[Sailor Moon S]] episode, ''[[Believe in Love! Ami, a Kind Hearted Senshi]]'', where she persuades [[Sailor Uranus]] and [[Sailor Neptune]] not to kill [[Hotaru Tomoe|Hotaru]]. Like her comrades, her loyalty to Sailor Moon is unwavering, and she will sacrifice her life for her princess if necessary.
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Ami was a kind and gentle person who disliked quarrels and abhorred harming innocent people. This trait was even cited in the title of [[Sailor Moon (anime)|anime]] [[Believe in Love! Ami, a Kind Hearted Senshi|episode 122]], where she persuaded [[Sailor Uranus]] and [[Sailor Neptune]] not to kill [[Hotaru Tomoe|Hotaru]]. Like her comrades, her loyalty to [[Sailor Moon]] was unwavering, and she would sacrifice her life for [[Princess Serenity|her princess]] if necessary.
  
In [[Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon]], Ami is far less innocent and trusting, and is a deeper character. In this continuity, her desire to become a doctor is actually due to pressure by [[Saeko Mizuno|her mother]].
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In [[Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon]], Ami was far less innocent and trusting, and was a more conflicted character. In this continuity, her desire to become a doctor was actually due to pressure by her mother, and it would take a while for them to reach an agreement. At one point in the series, she was kidnapped and brainwashed by [[Kunzite]]; her [[evil]] identity was referred to as "[[Dark Mercury|Akumi]]."
  
 
==Family==
 
==Family==
Ami lives with her mother in all the series' continuities, although she is often portrayed as not particularly close to her due to her mother's busy schedule as a doctor. Ami's father, a painter, is divorced from her mother. He sends Ami a birthday card every year, but she has not seen him for a long time.
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Ami lived with her mother in all continuities, although they were not particularly close due to her mother's busy schedule as a doctor. [[Ami's Father|Ami's father]], a painter, was divorced from her mother. He sent Ami a birthday card every year, but she had not seen him for a long time.
  
In the story [[Parallel Sailor Moon]], she is married to an unseen man, and has one child, also called [[Ami Jr|Ami]]. Ami works as an underpaid doctor alongside her husband, and her daughter is also a Sailor Senshi.
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In the story "[[Parallel Sailor Moon]]," she was married to an unseen man and had one child, also called [[Ami Jr|Ami]]. Ami worked as an underpaid doctor alongside her husband, and her daughter was also a Sailor Senshi.
  
 
== Hobbies ==
 
== Hobbies ==
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Ami spends most of her time studying and fighting as Sailor Mercury, leaving little for hobbies. However, she enjoys swimming and playing chess, both of which she excels at. She also likes listening to music.
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Ami spent most of her time studying and fighting as Sailor Mercury, leaving little for hobbies. However, she enjoyed swimming and playing chess, both of which she excelled at. She also liked listening to music.
  
In the anime, Ami also acquires other hobbies and talents, including songwriting and fixing cars.
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In the anime, Ami also acquired other hobbies and talents, including songwriting and fixing cars.
  
 
== Relationships ==
 
== Relationships ==
* In the [[Sailor Moon (first season)|first season]], Ami and [[Ryo Urawa]] develop feelings for each other, but Ami denies them at first, saying she has no time for a boyfriend. Eventually in another episode the two go out on a date, but Ryo leaves Tokyo soon after and finally appears in the [[The Sailor Senshi Die! The Tragic Final Battle|penultimate episode]] of the first season where he appears as a non-speaking illusion, but he is not mentioned in the story again after this.
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In the [[Sailor Moon (first season)|first season]] of the anime, Ami and [[Ryo Urawa]] developed feelings for each other, but Ami denied them at first, saying she had no time for a boyfriend. The two eventually went out on a date, but Ryo left [[Tokyo]] soon after, and though he appeared in [[The Sailor Senshi Die! The Tragic Final Battle|the penultimate episode]] of the first season as a non-speaking illusion, he was never mentioned in the series again. In the [[Sailor Moon Games|video game]] ''[[Sailor Moon: Another Story]]'', he returned for the holidays, but was attacked by [[Youma]]. He gave Ami a prophecy he learned in a vision, then disappeared shortly after and was not seen again.
* In [[Sailor Moon Sailor Stars]], Ami initially seems to be attracted by [[Three Lights]] keyboarder [[Kou Taiki]], who is also very intelligent and a scientist type like herself. However, Ami's idealism and her faith in Sailor Moon clash with Taiki's cold reasoning and dislike towards the Senshi. At one point, when Ami (as Sailor Mercury) is losing a battle against a monster, Taiki actually leaves instead of helping her. They interact quite a lot during the season, but there is no romance, even implied, between them.
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* In the somewhat infamous "Senshi/[[Shitennou]] pairing picture" drawn by Naoko Takeuchi, Ami is shown together with [[Zoisite]]. The only canon occurences of this pairing are in some of the musicals, but it appears in numerous fanfictions.
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In [[Sailor Moon Sailor Stars]], Ami initially seemed to be attracted to [[Three Lights]] keyboard player [[Kou Taiki]], who was also very intelligent and a studious type like herself. However, Ami's idealism and her faith in Sailor Moon clashed with Taiki's cold reasoning and dislike of the Senshi. At one point, when Ami (as Sailor Mercury) was losing a battle against a [[Monster-of-the-day|monster]], Taiki actually left instead of helping her. They interacted quite a lot during the season, but there was no romance, even implied, between them.
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In a Senshi/[[Shitennou]] pairing picture drawn by [[Naoko Takeuchi]], Ami was shown together with [[Zoisite]]. Before [[Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal|Crystal]] was released, the only [[WikiMoon:Canon policy|canon]] occurrence of this pairing was in the [[Sera Myu|musicals]], and both the songs "[[Itsuwari no Forevermore]]" and "[[Koi no Dangerous]]" dealt with their relationship. The pairing has also appeared in numerous [[fanfiction]]s. In the live-action series, she seemed to feel pity for [[Nephrite]] when she was Dark Mercury, and she gave him a new cape. After Nephrite's rebirth as [[Nefukichi|a human]], he tried to find a gift to repay her.
  
 
==Musicals==
 
==Musicals==
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In the musicals, Ami was played by [[Ayako Morino]], [[Yukiko Miyagawa]], [[Hisano Akamine]], [[Mariya Izawa]], [[Chieko Kawabe]], [[Manami Wakayama]], [[Miyabi Matsuura]], [[Momoyo Koyama]], [[Yume Takeuchi]], [[Riria Itou]], [[Miria Watanabe]], [[Cocona]], [[Umino Kawamura]], and [[Momoko Kaechi]]. Several of the musicals had a plotline that focused on Ami as a character, especially regarding her dreams or her loyalty to Sailor Moon; some examples include ''[[Sailor Moon S - Usagi Ai no Senshi e no Michi]]'', ''[[Sailor Moon SuperS - Yume Senshi - Ai - Eien ni...]]'', and ''[[Shin / Henshin - Super Senshi e no Michi - Last Dracul Jokyoku]]''.
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Ami in the musical continuity was far less shy and naive than in the other versions, and would sometimes even speak harshly to Usagi.
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==Trivia==
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* In [[Act Zero - The Birth of Sailor V|Act Zero]] of the [[Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon|live-action series]], before she discovered her identity as [[Sailor Mercury]], Ami imagined herself as "[[Sailor A]]," wearing the same costume of [[Sailor V]].
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* In the side story "[[Chapter 2 Ami-chan's First Love|Ami-chan's First Love]]" and [[Ami's First Love|the anime short]] based on it, it was revealed that Ami was allergic to love letters and would break out in a rash when she received them.
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* Ami's membership number in the [[Three Lights Fan Club]] was 25, making her the first one among her [[Senshi]] friends to join the club.
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* She was one of only two [[Solar System Senshi]] whose given name was written with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanji kanji], the other one being [[Minako Aino]].
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* In both the live-action series and the "Ami's First Love" special, she was sometimes shown wearing glasses. She said she did not need them though, and only wore them for the looks.
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* In [[Act 16 Yuukai SAILORMERCURY|Act 16]] of the [[Sailor Moon (manga)|manga]], Ami demonstrated the ability to sense water even when in civilian form.
  
* In the musicals Ami was played by [[Ayako Morino]], [[Yukiko Miyagawa]], [[Hisano Akamine]], [[Mariya Izawa]], [[Chieco Kawabe]] and [[Manami Wakayama]].  
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* In early promotional videos for the [[Sailor Moon in North America#English Dub|English dub]] of the [[Sailor Moon (anime)|anime]] presented by [[DiC]], Ami was called "Blue."
  
 
{{Civilian Identities}}
 
{{Civilian Identities}}
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[[Category: Civilian identities of Sailor Senshi]]

Latest revision as of 22:57, 27 April 2019

Character Information
amimizuno.jpg
Name: Ami Mizuno
Name (kanji/kana): 水野亜美
Alignment: Moon Kingdom, Crystal Tokyo
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Lives: Azabu-Juuban, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Occupation: Schoolgirl
Family: Mother, Father, Ami Jr (future daughter; "Parallel Sailor Moon" only)
Associates: Usagi Tsukino and friends
Aliases: Sailor Mercury, Princess Mercury, Dark Mercury (PGSM only)
First Anime Appearance: Is the Genius Girl a Youma? Brainwashing School of Terror
First Manga Appearance: Act 2 Ami SAILORMERCURY
First PGSM Appearance: Act 2 - Ami Became a Friend
English Name: Amy Anderson (DiC dub), Amy Mizuno (Cloverway dub, Mixx manga), Ami Mizuno (Kodansha manga, Viz dub)
Actors: Aya Hisakawa (anime); Hisako Kanemoto (Crystal); Chisaki Hama (PGSM); Karen Bernstein (dub 1-82, S and SuperS movies), Liza Balkan (dub 83+); Kate Higgins (Viz dub)

Ami Mizuno was the present incarnation of Sailor Mercury, and appeared in all versions of Sailor Moon.

Personality[edit]

Ami was a shy girl who did not make friends easily, preferring to be alone with her books instead. Her classmates mistook her withdrawn nature for arrogance, so they did not approach her either until Usagi started doing so. She studied very hard and regularly finished at the top of national exams, leading her classmates to speculate that she was superhuman and had an IQ of 300. Math and science were her favorite subjects, and she was aiming to become a doctor like her mother. Usually calm and level-headed, she was the voice of reason of the Senshi team. The others often relied on her plans and analyses, but they often thought she should "loosen up" more.

Ami was a kind and gentle person who disliked quarrels and abhorred harming innocent people. This trait was even cited in the title of anime episode 122, where she persuaded Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune not to kill Hotaru. Like her comrades, her loyalty to Sailor Moon was unwavering, and she would sacrifice her life for her princess if necessary.

In Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Ami was far less innocent and trusting, and was a more conflicted character. In this continuity, her desire to become a doctor was actually due to pressure by her mother, and it would take a while for them to reach an agreement. At one point in the series, she was kidnapped and brainwashed by Kunzite; her evil identity was referred to as "Akumi."

Family[edit]

Ami lived with her mother in all continuities, although they were not particularly close due to her mother's busy schedule as a doctor. Ami's father, a painter, was divorced from her mother. He sent Ami a birthday card every year, but she had not seen him for a long time.

In the story "Parallel Sailor Moon," she was married to an unseen man and had one child, also called Ami. Ami worked as an underpaid doctor alongside her husband, and her daughter was also a Sailor Senshi.

Hobbies[edit]

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Ami in PGSM

Ami spent most of her time studying and fighting as Sailor Mercury, leaving little for hobbies. However, she enjoyed swimming and playing chess, both of which she excelled at. She also liked listening to music.

In the anime, Ami also acquired other hobbies and talents, including songwriting and fixing cars.

Relationships[edit]

In the first season of the anime, Ami and Ryo Urawa developed feelings for each other, but Ami denied them at first, saying she had no time for a boyfriend. The two eventually went out on a date, but Ryo left Tokyo soon after, and though he appeared in the penultimate episode of the first season as a non-speaking illusion, he was never mentioned in the series again. In the video game Sailor Moon: Another Story, he returned for the holidays, but was attacked by Youma. He gave Ami a prophecy he learned in a vision, then disappeared shortly after and was not seen again.

In Sailor Moon Sailor Stars, Ami initially seemed to be attracted to Three Lights keyboard player Kou Taiki, who was also very intelligent and a studious type like herself. However, Ami's idealism and her faith in Sailor Moon clashed with Taiki's cold reasoning and dislike of the Senshi. At one point, when Ami (as Sailor Mercury) was losing a battle against a monster, Taiki actually left instead of helping her. They interacted quite a lot during the season, but there was no romance, even implied, between them.

In a Senshi/Shitennou pairing picture drawn by Naoko Takeuchi, Ami was shown together with Zoisite. Before Crystal was released, the only canon occurrence of this pairing was in the musicals, and both the songs "Itsuwari no Forevermore" and "Koi no Dangerous" dealt with their relationship. The pairing has also appeared in numerous fanfictions. In the live-action series, she seemed to feel pity for Nephrite when she was Dark Mercury, and she gave him a new cape. After Nephrite's rebirth as a human, he tried to find a gift to repay her.

Musicals[edit]

In the musicals, Ami was played by Ayako Morino, Yukiko Miyagawa, Hisano Akamine, Mariya Izawa, Chieko Kawabe, Manami Wakayama, Miyabi Matsuura, Momoyo Koyama, Yume Takeuchi, Riria Itou, Miria Watanabe, Cocona, Umino Kawamura, and Momoko Kaechi. Several of the musicals had a plotline that focused on Ami as a character, especially regarding her dreams or her loyalty to Sailor Moon; some examples include Sailor Moon S - Usagi Ai no Senshi e no Michi, Sailor Moon SuperS - Yume Senshi - Ai - Eien ni..., and Shin / Henshin - Super Senshi e no Michi - Last Dracul Jokyoku.

Ami in the musical continuity was far less shy and naive than in the other versions, and would sometimes even speak harshly to Usagi.

Trivia[edit]

  • In the side story "Ami-chan's First Love" and the anime short based on it, it was revealed that Ami was allergic to love letters and would break out in a rash when she received them.
  • In both the live-action series and the "Ami's First Love" special, she was sometimes shown wearing glasses. She said she did not need them though, and only wore them for the looks.
  • In Act 16 of the manga, Ami demonstrated the ability to sense water even when in civilian form.
  • In early promotional videos for the English dub of the anime presented by DiC, Ami was called "Blue."


Civilian identities of Sailor Senshi
Solar System Senshi
Usagi Tsukino | Ami Mizuno | Rei Hino | Makoto Kino | Minako Aino | Chibiusa
Haruka Tenou | Michiru Kaiou | Setsuna Meiou | Hotaru Tomoe/Miss Dream | Chibi Chibi
Luna Tsukino | Shiva Shingetsu Astarte
Kinmoku Senshi
Kou Seiya | Kou Yaten | Kou Taiki | Princess Kakyuu
Shadow Galactica Senshi
Chuuko Nezu/Chuu Rat | Reiko Aya/Half Bird | Akane Karasuma/Manila Karasu | Nyanko Suzu | Miss Butterfly
Senshi in Parallel Sailor Moon
Kousagi Tsukino | Ami Jr | Rei Jr | Mako Kino | Mina Aino