Sailor Venus

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Character Information
Name: Sailor Venus
Name (kanji/kana): セーラーヴィーナス
Alignment: Moon Kingdom, Crystal Tokyo
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Lives: Shiba Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Occupation: Sailor Senshi
Family: Mother, Father, Mina Aino (daughter; "Parallel Sailor Moon" only)
Associates: Artemis, Boss (Codename: Sailor V only), Solar System Senshi
Aliases: Minako Aino, Sailor V, Princess Sailor Venus (PGSM only), Princess Venus (manga and Codename: Sailor V only)
First Anime Appearance: Crybaby Usagi's Magnificent Transformation (non-talking), The Last Sailor Senshi! Sailor Venus Appears
First Manga Appearance: Setting Out on a New Journey
First PGSM Appearance: Act 12 - Sailor V's True Identity was the Princess!
English Name: Sailor Venus
Actors: Rica Fukami (anime), Nanae Sumitomo (part of ep 163); Ayaka Komatsu (PGSM); Stephanie Morgenstern (dub 1-82, movies), Emilie Barlow (dub 83+)
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Sailor Venus

Sailor Venus was the first Sailor Senshi to be awakened by the moon cats, one year before Sailor Moon, but she was the last Senshi to appear in the show's first season. Her civilian identity was Minako Aino, or Mina in the English dub. She met Artemis when she was 13 years old.

Sailor Venus worked solo for many months as Sailor V, trying to trick the Dark Kingdom (then acting as the Dark Agency) into thinking she was the Princess while looking for the real one herself. Since Sailor Moon did not originally exist in the Silver Millennium, she was the "true" leader of the Inner Senshi. Depending on the continuity, she referred to herself as the "Soldier of Love and Beauty" (愛と美の戦士) or the "Soldier of Love" (愛の戦士), under the guardianship of the "Planet of Beauty" (美の星).

She was also the only Senshi to have her own independent series.

Contents

[edit] Anime

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Sailor Venus
in the anime

[edit] Powers

[edit] Transformations

[edit] Attacks

  • Crescent Beam - Sailor Venus's first attack. She sent a beam of light at the enemy.
  • Sailor Kick - Sailor Venus used this attack when she was disguised as Sailor Moon.

[edit] Costume

  • Sailor Venus' (Classic, R, S) dominant color was orange (choker, collar, center of front bow, elbow fittings of gloves, skirt, shoes, and earrings) and her accent colors were blue (front bow) and yellow (tiara gem and back bow). Her collar had one white stripe near the edge of the collar (not at the center), and her shoes were orange heels with ankle straps.
  • After the "Super" upgrade (SuperS, Stars), her earrings were the same shape but darker in color, her choker had a yellow star attached to it, her collar had one white stripe down the center, the center of her front bow was an orange heart, the bottom of the shoulder pads was translucent, and the back waist bow was enlarged and lengthened.

[edit] Manga

In the manga, Sailor Venus was known as Princess Venus during the time of the Silver Millennium, and ruled her home planet from the Magellan Castle. In the Codename: Sailor V manga, Artemis stated that she was the incarnation of the goddess Venus, and Danburite confessed that when he was still Adonis, one of her subjects, he had loved her in secret.

Though her home was on Venus, Sailor Venus was present at the ceremony where she and the other Guardian Senshi swore to protect Princess Serenity and faced Queen Nehellenia for the first time, and then seemed to take up primary residence on the Moon in order to protect the Moon Princess. She was the leader of the Guardian Senshi, and was shown retrieving Serenity from the Earth when she visited in secret to see Prince Endymion. During the war between the Earth and the Moon, she was the one who killed Queen Beryl with the Holy Blade, but she was eventually killed in turn and was reborn as Minako in the modern day.

As Sailor V she fought both the Dark Agency and common criminals, becoming famous before the other Senshi ever awakened. When she finally joined with the Sailor Team, she originally pretended to be the Moon Princess until Sailor Moon awoke as Princess Serenity. Sailor Venus died with the other Guardian Senshi during the battle against Queen Metalia, but was later revived with the other Senshi by Sailor Moon. When the Black Moon Clan appeared she battled Calaveras and went to the 30th century to continue the fight until Death Phantom was defeated.

Sailor Venus' powers were eventually upgraded by Neo-Queen Serenity and she reached her "Super" form along with the other Sailor Senshi near the end of the Infinity arc. In the Dream arc, she was the last to regain her powers, until she was attacked by Xenotime and Zeolite and rescued by Artemis, who gave her the Venus Crystal which allowed her to transform directly into her Super form and upgrade her Chain to the Love Whip. She later appeared in her princess form, along with the other Senshi, in order to give Sailor Moon the power of their castles and allow her to transform into Eternal Sailor Moon.

She underwent the last upgrade of her powers and costume in the Stars arc, during which her Sailor Crystal was stolen by Sailor Galaxia after her fight against Sailor Lead Crow. Sailor Galaxia later threw the stolen Sailor Crystals of the Solar System Senshi into the Galaxy Cauldron, where they melted, but Sailor Moon retrieved all of her fallen friends from the Cauldron and they were allowed to return to their former lives. In the future, it was shown that Sailor Venus was loyal to Neo-Queen Serenity and King Endymion, and she protected Crystal Tokyo along with all her comrades.

[edit] Powers

[edit] Transformations

  • Venus Power, Make Up - Used her first transformation pen to transform into Sailor Venus.
  • Venus Star Power, Make Up - Used her Star Power Stick to transform into Sailor Venus.
  • Venus Crystal Power, Make Up - Used her Venus Crystal to transform into a super version of Sailor Venus.

[edit] Attacks

  • Venus Love-Me Chain - Sailor Venus used her chain to hit or grab the enemy.
  • Venus Wink Chain Sword - Used only in the manga and numerous video games. Sailor Venus used her chain as a sword to damage the enemy.
  • Venus Love and Beauty Shock - Sailor Venus gained this power after transforming with the Venus Crystal. She used her Love Whip to attack her enemy.

[edit] Costume

  • Sailor Venus' first costume was mostly identical to the anime version, the only difference being that she had her chain around her waist. In some artbook illustrations, her shoulder pads were a pale orange as well.
  • Her brooch changed from a circle to a heart after Sailor Moon first transformed into Super Sailor Moon.
  • After the "Super" upgrade, her costume was almost completely identical to the anime version, but the star on her choker had an orange gemstone in the center.
  • After the last upgrade in the Stars arc, her choker was V-shaped and the center of her front bow was an orange five-pointed star. Her shoulder pads were large yellow puffs with two patches of orange fabric attached to the bottom. Her gloves became longer, reaching to her upper arms. In artbook illustrations, she had orange V-shaped wristbands with golden five-pointed stars on them, but they were not present in the manga. Her belt consisted of two ribbons - one orange and one yellow, with two long, thin back ribbons, clipped together by a golden five-pointed star. Her back bow was yellow. Her skirt became two-layered, the top layer being orange and the bottom layer yellow. Her boots were knee-length and white, and each had an orange V-shaped border with a five-pointed star at the top. Her tiara gem was an orange five-pointed star and her earrings were orange, dangling five-pointed stars.

[edit] Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon

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Sailor Venus in PGSM

In the live-action series, Sailor Venus only rarely fought along with the other Sailor Senshi. At first, this was because she was pretending to be the Princess (see Princess Sailor Venus) and wanted to remain distant, but after the real Princess was revealed, she still did not get close to the other Senshi. The reason for this was never fully explained, but hints indicated that it could have been because she was more focused on the mission from the past life than the others (and had more of her memories), or because she did not want to become friends with the others because then they would be sad when she died.

[edit] Powers

[edit] Transformations

  • Venus Power, Make Up - This was Sailor Venus's only transformation in PGSM.

[edit] Attacks

  • Venus Beam - A beam-like attack used by Sailor Venus. It resembled the Crescent Beam she used in the anime and Sailor V manga.
  • Venus Love-Me Chain - Sailor Venus sent a whip to hit or grab the enemy. It could also be used to deflect attacks.
  • Rolling Heart Vibration - Used only in the manga, live-action series, and numerous video games. Sailor Venus sent forth a rolling heart to damage the enemy.
  • Unnamed attack - Sailor Venus used another attack which was not named on screen, in which she used her Sailor Star Tambourine to send star-shaped energy toward her target.

Along with her magical attacks, Sailor Venus also had a weapon known as the Crescent Moon Cutter which she could use to attack both by cutting, as though it were a knife, or by throwing it like a boomerang.

[edit] Costume

  • Sailor Venus' costume in PGSM was mostly identical to the manga version, one of the differences being that her hair bow had a decorative heart in the center. At first the bow also had strands of beads dangling from it, but after several episodes they were no longer present, with no explanation given. Her hairstyle was also slightly different; she had two small odango on either side of her head, and her hair also had a wave to it instead of being straight. Her back bow was also orange instead of yellow, and on some promotional images the ankle straps on her shoes were missing.

[edit] Musicals

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Erica as Super Sailor
Venus

In the musicals, Sailor Venus was played by Nana Suzuki, Sakae Yamashita (CD only), Chizuru Soya, Kanatsu Nakaya, Akiko Miyazawa, Miyu Otani, Nao Inada, Yuki Nakamura, Ayumi Murata, Mizuki Watanabe, Momoko Shibuya, Erica, and Shiori Sakata. She had one image song, "Traditional the Grace ~Ai no Arashi~".

[edit] Costume

Sailor Venus' sailor fuku in the musicals had two major versions.

  • In the first version, Sailor Venus' bows, glove fittings, and sleeves were purple, while her skirt, collar, and choker were orange. Later versions of the costume changed her sleeves to orange and her front bow, glove fittings, and bottom skirt layer to blue. The brooch attached to the front bow was heart-shaped and golden, with yellow gems. She also had a golden heart in the center of her choker and golden heart earrings. All of the trim on her costume, as well as the stripes on her collar, was gold. This version was never shown after Sailor Moon S - Henshin - Super Senshi e no Michi (Kaiteiban).
  • The second version was essentially faithful to her "Super" version in the manga and anime. At first her front bow and glove fittings were blue, her collar and choker were orange, and her back bow was gold. Her skirt had two layers, the top one orange and the bottom one purple. Later versions of the costume changed her glove fittings to orange instead of blue and her bottom skirt to blue instead of purple. Her choker ornament was a golden star with an orange circle and the Venus symbol in the center. The brooch on her front bow was a heart-shaped orange gem ringed in gold. Her earrings were round and gold. Her shoes were slightly different from the anime and manga, as they had a strap across the instep instead of around her ankle. There was one exception, however: in Sailor Moon SuperS - Yume Senshi - Ai - Eien ni... and its revision, she had ankle straps in addition to the usual strap across the instep.

[edit] Video Games

[edit] Powers

In the video games in which she appeared, Sailor Venus used the powers standard to her appearances in other versions of canon, but the following are powers unique only to the video games.

[edit] Attacks

[edit] Trivia

  • In the manga and live-action series, Sailor Venus wore her chain around her waist. The mythological Aphrodite, the Greek equivalent of the Roman goddess Venus, wore a golden girdle which had the power to make anyone fall desperately in love with its wearer.



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