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| Lives                    = [[Azabu-Juuban]], [[Minato-ku]], [[Tokyo]]
 
| Lives                    = [[Azabu-Juuban]], [[Minato-ku]], [[Tokyo]]
 
| Occupation              = Schoolgirl
 
| Occupation              = Schoolgirl
| Family                  = [[Saeko Mizuno|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]], [[Princess Mercury]], [[Dark Mercury]]
 
| Aliases                  = [[Sailor Mercury]], [[Princess Mercury]], [[Dark Mercury]]

Revision as of 07:46, 15 December 2009

Character Information
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
First Anime Appearance: Is the Genius Girl a Youma? Brainwashing School of Terror
First Manga Appearance: Act 2 - Ami - Sailor Mercury
First PGSM Appearance: Act 2 - Ami Became a Friend
English Name: Amy Anderson (later Amy Mizuno)
Actors: Aya Hisakawa (anime), Chisaki Hama (PGSM), Karen Bernstein (dub 1-82), Liza Balkan (dub 83+)
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Ami Mizuno

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

Personality

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 Her classmates mistook her withdrawn nature for arrogance, so they did not approach her either until Usagi started doing so.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 an anime episode, "Believe in Love! Ami, a Kind Hearted Senshi," 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 deeper 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

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

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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

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 the somewhat infamous Senshi/Shitennou pairing picture drawn by Naoko Takeuchi, Ami was shown together with Zoisite. The only canon occurences of this pairing were in some of the musicals, but it 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

Trivia

  • 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.


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