Burning Mandala

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Sailor Senshi Attacks
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Burning Mandala in the anime
Attack Name: Burning Mandala
Attack Name (kanji/kana): バーニング・マンダラー
English 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
Item Required: None
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!

Burning Mandala was an attack used by Sailor Mars in all Sailor Moon continuities.

Anime[edit]

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.

Manga[edit]

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Burning
Mandala in
the manga

Sailor Mars used this attack for the first and only time against Koan's Droids in Act 15 of the manga.

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon[edit]

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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.

Musicals[edit]

Burning Mandala appeared for the first time in the very first musical, Sailor Moon - Gaiden Dark Kingdom Fukkatsu Hen, where it was used against Jadeite.

Video Games[edit]

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 the arcade game Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars required four crystals to perform this attack. During the full-screen animation, she would call on Mars for strength, then release a stream of fire.

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.

Trivia[edit]

  • "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.