Usagi Tsukino

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Character Information
Name: Usagi Tsukino
Name (kanji/kana): 月野うさぎ
Alignment: Moon Kingdom, Crystal Tokyo
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Lives: Azabu-Juuban, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Occupation: School girl
Family: Ikuko Tsukino (mother), Kenji Tsukino (father), Shingo Tsukino (younger brother), Mamoru Chiba (future husband), Chibiusa (future daughter), Kousagi Tsukino (future daughter; "Parallel Sailor Moon" only)
Associates: Luna, Naru Osaka, Solar System Senshi
Aliases: Sailor Moon, Princess Serenity, Neo-Queen Serenity, Messiah; Princess Sailor Moon, "Sailor Rabbit" (PGSM only)
First Anime Appearance: Crybaby Usagi's Magnificent Transformation
First Manga Appearance: Act 1 Usagi - Sailor Moon, The Machinations of the Dark Agency (non-speaking; Codename: Sailor V)
First PGSM Appearance: Act 1 - I am Sailor Moon!
English Name: Serena Tsukino (anime), Bunny (Mixx manga), Usagi Tsukino (Kodansha manga)
Actors: Kotono Mitsuishi (anime 1-43, 51-200), Kae Araki (anime 44-50); Miyuu Sawai (PGSM); Tracey Moore (dub 1-11, 15, 21), Terri Hawkes (dub 12-14, 16-20, 22-82, movies), Linda Ballantyne (dub 83-159)
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Usagi Tsukino

Usagi Tsukino was the present incarnation of Princess Serenity, who was awakened as Sailor Moon, and was the protagonist in all versions of Sailor Moon.

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[edit] Appearance

Usagi was the shortest of the teenage Sailor Senshi, and the Materials Collection noted that she was a little "chubby." In the anime and manga, she had blue eyes, and wore her blonde hair in two pigtails topped with buns known as odango. In the live-action series, she had black hair and brown eyes, but still wore her hair in the odango style.

[edit] Personality

Usagi was a bit selfish and very much a crybaby, and was lazy, clumsy, and an academic underachiever. She was also a terrible cook, as shown several times during the series. She could be jealous and possessive of Mamoru, as shown in episode 136. However, it was shown that she cared very deeply for her friends and family.

She was very trusting, and believed that everyone had a better nature; this could be both a character strength and a character flaw at times. She did not believe in killing innocent humans, even when they had been transformed into vicious monsters, and always sought ways to heal them instead.

Over the course of the series, Usagi matured a great deal, and even though she was still prone to some childish behavior and bouts of silliness, she became a capable young woman.

[edit] Family

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Usagi in the anime

Usagi lived at home with her family in the Azabu-Juuban district of Tokyo. Her mother, Ikuko, was a housewife who had a good relationship with her daughter, but could be quite the disciplinarian when it came to studies, and was often disappointed in Usagi's poor school performance. Her father, Kenji, was a magazine editor who to some extent still viewed Usagi as a little girl; he was horrified when he discovered that Usagi was dating. Usagi was the only Senshi to have a sibling, and she and her younger brother Shingo had a typical brother-sister relationship: caring but rife with sibling rivalry. Shingo often would side with Chibiusa in arguments with Usagi.

Chibiusa was Mamoru and Usagi's daughter from the future. In the future, Chibiusa respected and adored her mother, but in the 20th century, she and Usagi had a relationship more like squabbling sisters than mother and daughter. Usagi also met her past-life mother Queen Serenity, or at least her spirit, and loved her dearly; they did not have a strong relationship, though, as she was mostly confined to within Usagi's subconscious mind (in the anime) or the Moon Palace computer (in the manga).

In the story "Parallel Sailor Moon," she and Mamoru had a second-born daughter named Kousagi Tsukino.

[edit] Relationships

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Usagi in PGSM

Usagi was in a steady relationship with her past-life lover and future husband, Mamoru Chiba, whom she loved very deeply, even though they did bicker a lot before they started dating. The two later became the parents of Chibiusa in their future incarnations Neo-Queen Serenity and King Endymion.

At the beginning of the series Usagi had a rather large crush on Motoki Furuhata. It also appeared that she was attracted to Haruka before knowing her true gender, though this was more pronounced in the manga than the anime. Kou Seiya was attracted to Usagi and even managed to take her out on a date in the anime, but Usagi was always oblivious to Seiya's affections.

[edit] Hobbies

Usagi listed her hobbies as eating (especially cake) and sleeping. Usagi also enjoyed reading manga, shopping, and playing video games. In the live-action series, Usagi also loved karaoke, a favorite pastime of teenagers at the time. She had a tendency to force her interests on others, and especially tried to get Rei, a karaoke hater, to like karaoke. At the beginning of the Dream arc of the manga, Usagi said she wanted to join a manga drawing club.

[edit] Musicals

In the musicals, Usagi was played by Anza Ooyama, Fumina Hara, Miyuki Kanbe, Marina Kuroki, and Satomi Okubo‎.

[edit] Trivia

  • Mamoru often called Usagi by the nickname "Usako" (うさ子; Little Rabbit).
  • Her full name is a pun on the phrase "tsuki no usagi" (月のうさぎ) which means "rabbit of the moon."
  • Usagi was the only character to appear in all 200 episodes of the anime.
  • In early promotional videos for the English dub of the anime presented by DiC, Usagi was called "Victoria." On Kodansha's English website, she was originally referred to as "Celeste."


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