Kenji Tsukino

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Name: Kenji Tsukino
Name (kanji/kana): 月野謙之
Alignment: Civilian
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Lives: Tsukino residence, Azabu-Juuban, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Occupation: Magazine editor
Family: Ikuko Tsukino (wife), Usagi Tsukino (daughter), Shingo Tsukino (son), Chibiusa (future granddaughter), Kousagi Tsukino (future granddaughter; "Parallel Sailor Moon" only), Mamoru Chiba (future son-in-law)
Associates: His family
Aliases: Kenji-papa
First Anime Appearance: Punish Them! The House of Fortune is the Youma Mansion
First Manga Appearance: Act 1 Usagi SAILORMOON
First PGSM Appearance: Special Act - We're Getting Married!
English Name: Serena's dad, Kenji Papa (manga)
Actors: Yuuji Machi (anime), Mitsuaki Madono (Crystal), Ryuuta Tasaki (PGSM), David Huband (dub), Keith Silverstein (Viz dub)

Kenji Tsukino was Usagi Tsukino's father in present-day Tokyo. He was not aware of his daughter's Senshi activities, nor did he know that his "niece", who appeared in the Sailor Moon R season, was in fact his granddaughter.

Kenji was portrayed in a very typical fatherly manner: he worked as a magazine editor and could not cook, but tried to help out by occasionally doing grocery shopping for his wife. He was very kind and a little over-protective; for example, when he found out Usagi had begun dating in Sailor Moon R/the Black Moon Clan arc, he feared that his daughter had become a delinquent. Usagi considered her perfect man to have the same attitude and character as her dad.

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon

Save for some mention by other characters, Kenji was almost completely absent throughout the live-action series. He only appeared in the Special Act to attend Usagi's wedding.

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