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Character Information
Name: Phobos
Name (kanji/kana): フォボス
Alignment: Moon Kingdom
Species: Crow (anime, PGSM, musicals); shapeshifting humanoid from the planet Coronis (manga, Crystal)
Gender: Female
Lives: Hikawa Shrine
Occupation: N/A
Family: Deimos (twin; manga and Crystal)
Associates: Rei Hino/Sailor Mars, Sailor Lead Crow (manga and Crystal only)
Aliases: None
First Anime Appearance: Cursed Buses! Fire Senshi Mars Appears
First Manga Appearance: Act 3 Rei SAILORMARS
First PGSM Appearance: Act 3 - The Third Senshi is Miko Rei
English Name: Phobos
Actors: Kanami Taguchi

Phobos and Deimos were Rei Hino's guardian crows, named for the two moons of Mars.

In the anime, Phobos and Deimos were two crows that lived at the Hikawa Shrine. They seemed to have some ability to sense evil, and would attack those who threatened Rei.

Phobos in Crystal

In the manga and Sailor Moon Crystal, Phobos and Deimos had a much larger role. The two of them could assume human form, and did much more to help Rei. In Act 41 and Sailor Moon Eternal, they gave her the Mars Crystal, allowing her to transform into Super Sailor Mars. In Act 52 and Sailor Moon Cosmos, they encountered Sailor Lead Crow, whom they knew from their home planet of Coronis, where they all trained together before Phobos and Deimos were chosen to become companions of Sailor Mars. They were killed by Lead Crow, who took their Star Seeds.

Phobos and Deimos were almost identical in their humanoid forms, with the only difference being the color of their clothing. In the artbook Original Picture Collection Volume IV, Phobos was in purple clothing and Deimos in red, but in Original Picture Collection Volume V, the colors were reversed. In Sailor Moon Eternal, the twin wearing red introduced herself to Rei as Phobos, but according to the subtitles of the Japanese Sailor Moon Cosmos Blu-ray as well as the visual book released along with that movie, Phobos was the one who wore purple.

In the live-action series, Phobos and Deimos only appeared once, as CG crows in Act 3.

In the musical Sailor Moon S - Usagi Ai no Senshi e no Michi, Death Ru disguised himself as Phobos in order to trick Ami. In that musical, it was implied that Phobos and Deimos were just crows.


In Greek mythology, Phobos and Deimos were the embodiments of fear and terror, respectively. They were twin brothers and the sons of Ares, the Greek equivalent of the Roman war god Mars.