Haruna Sakurada

From WikiMoon
Jump to: navigation, search
Character Information
haruna-sensei.png
Name: Haruna Sakurada
Name (kanji/kana): 桜田春菜
Alignment: Civilian
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Lives: Tokyo
Occupation: English teacher at Juuban Municipal Junior High School
Family: Father, mother, younger sister (unnamed; anime only)
Associates: Higure Akiyama, Usagi Tsukino and the rest of her class
Aliases: "Haruna the Dreamer" (anime), Haruda (manga), Manegin (musicals), Miss H (dub)
First Anime Appearance: Crybaby Usagi's Magnificent Transformation
First Manga Appearance: Act 1 Usagi SAILORMOON
First PGSM Appearance: Act 1 - I am Sailor Moon!
English Name: Patricia Haruna, Miss H (DiC, Mixx manga); Haruna Sakurada (Kodansha manga, Viz dub)
Actors: Chiyoko Kawashima, Akemi Kanda (anime); Tomoko Otakara (PGSM); Nadine Rabinovitch (dub); Julie Ann Taylor (Viz dub)

Haruna Sakurada was Usagi Tsukino's 8th-grade homeroom and English teacher at Juuban Municipal Junior High School. She had little patience with her students, and often yelled at Usagi for her poor grades and tardiness.

She acted a little immature for a woman her age, and often rather like her students. In the live-action series, when Mio Kuroki transferred into her class she joined in with the students who were excitedly fawning over the famous idol. In one episode she forgot to dismiss two students who had been given detention while she went out on a date, leaving them stuck in the classroom for hours. She dreamed of finding a man and marrying one day.

Haruna was frequently the target of attacks by the Dark Kingdom toward the beginning of the anime series, but showed up less often in later seasons.

Musicals[edit]

haruna.jpg
Kasumi Hyuuga
as Haruna Sakurada

Haruna Sakurada appeared in the first two musicals, Sailor Moon - Gaiden Dark Kingdom Fukkatsu Hen and its revision. She invited Usagi and her friends to accompany her on a foreign vacation during their summer break, but was revealed to be the Youma Manegin. She was played by Kasumi Hyuuga and Kiho Seishi.

Trivia[edit]

  • Fans have theorized that she may be related to Natsuna Sakurada as they both share the same family name and their given names both follow the pattern of [season] + "na" (菜; vegetable). In two of Naoko Takeuchi's other series, The Cherry Project and P.Q. Angels, there are characters who also have the family name Sakurada and whose names follow this pattern: Akina Sakurada (桜田秋菜) and Fuyuna Sakurada (桜田冬菜).
  • Haruna Sakurada was the only civilian to appear in all versions of the series.