|Occupation:||Princess; Sailor Senshi|
|Associates:||Artemis, Princess Serenity, other Inner Senshi|
|Aliases:||Minako Aino, Sailor Venus, Sailor V|
|First Anime Appearance:||N/A|
|First Manga Appearance:||Act 41 Yume 8 - Dead Moon Dream|
|First PGSM Appearance:||N/A|
Princess Venus was the previous incarnation of Minako Aino and the original name of Sailor Venus in the manga and Codename: Sailor V. She was the guardian princess of the planet Venus and its inhabitants during the era of the Silver Millennium. She was also the incarnation of the goddess Venus.
Princess Venus was also a member of the Moon Kingdom and was loyal to the kingdom's ruler, Queen Serenity. In this past life, she lived in the Magellan Castle; a palace overlooking her planet, and which had been given to her by Queen Serenity at her birth. Later, Princess Venus was present at the Queen's daughter's, Princess Serenity, birth ceremony were she, along with Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, and Sailor Mercury swore to protect the Moon Princess with their lives; an oath they would carry on even in their next life.
In the past, she was loved by a man from her people, Adonis who revealed a great deal about her backstory. According to him, the princess was born from the foam of the sea of Venus and when she did, a droplet spilled from her body and became a jewel. Adonis also explained that even though he loved Venus from the moment he met her, the princess never knew him. Princess Venus was eventually called to pursue her mission as Sailor Venus, and had to leave her planet and settle on the Moon to take care of Princess Serenity. When war broke out between the Earth and the Moon, she fought and eventually died. She was reincarnated as a human girl who was eventually awakened as Sailor V by Artemis, while Adonis was reincarnated as Danburite, and became her enemy.
In the present, Princess Venus appeared in Act 41 when Sailor Moon needed her to summon the power of her castle, which combined with that of the other Sailor Senshi allowed Moon to reach her "Eternal" form.
- Although this character is not mentioned by name in the musicals, Sailor Venus is confirmed to be the princess of her planet in Yume Senshi - Ai - Eien ni... and its revision.
- Referencing her crush on Kunzite, Adonis said that Minako had been having the tendency of falling in love on a whim even way back during her days as Princess Venus.