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Minako Aino
愛野 美奈子
Aino Minako
Minako in the manga
Biographical
Alignment

Moon Kingdom, Crystal Tokyo

Resides in

Shiba Koen, Minato, Tokyo, Japan

Occupation

Shiba Koen Junior High School (Codename: Sailor V and arcs 1, 2, and 3)
Juuban Municipal High School (arcs 4 and 5)
Teen Idol

Aliases

Mina, Mina-P

Forms

Sailor V, Sailor Venus, Super Sailor Venus, Princess Venus, other unnamed form similar to Sailor Moon's Eternal form

Associates

Artemis, Solar System Sailor Senshi, Boss, Natsuna Sakurada, Toshio Wakagi, Hikaru Sorano, Gurikazu Amano

Personal
Birthdate

October 22nd () [1]

Age

13 (Codename: Sailor V)
14 (Dark Kingdom and Black Moon arcs)
15 (Infinity and Dream arcs)
16 (Stars arc)

Height

157cm or 5'2"

Gender

Female

Species

Human

Blood Type

B

Relatives

Mrs. Aino (mother) Mr. Aino (father)
Mina Aino and unnamed husband (Parallel Sailor Moon only)

Likes

Playing pranks, chasing after idols, curry, video games, jokes, physical education, the colors yellow and red[2]

Dislikes

Her mother, police officers, math, English class, shiitake, nerds (in Codename: Sailor V)

Production
First Appearance

Vol 1. - The Birth of Sailor V! (Codename: Sailor V)
Act 8 - Minako, Sailor V (Sailor Moon manga)

Related Pages

Anime Bio
Crystal Bio
Sera Myu Bio
PGSM Bio

Minako Aino is the present-day incarnation of Sailor Venus and the civilian identity of Sailor V. This is the original depiction of the manga character created by Naoko Takeuchi.

Profile

Minako is an friendly and athletic teenage girl who likes playing sports and video games. She also likes idols and dreams to become an idol as well.

Appearance

Minako Aino has blue eyes and blonde hair, preferring to wear her hair down with a simple red bow in it. When she was in junior high, she wore a sailor-style school uniform like the other Senshi did in their civilian forms, but with a few differences. Also, the uniform was the most classic or orthodox among those of the Sailor Team.

Biography

Codename: Sailor V

Minako is introduced as lazy and unwilling to study—but also athletic and an avid gamer. One day at her physical education class, she sees a white cat and accidentally lands on it after she fails at doing a mid-air somersault. This, however, does not ruin her good mood, as she plans on giving Higashi, a member of the basketball team, a love letter. She tries to give him her letter but she gets stuck in a crowd of girls who are looking at and petting the white cat that she landed on. We later see her in class eating an early dinner and getting scolded at for both eating and low tests grades once the teacher comes into the class room.

Dark Kingdom Arc

Minako's first appearance in her civilian form when she de-transformed after she saved Sailor Moon from Zoisite.

Black Moon Arc

Infinty Arc

Dream Arc

Stars Arc

Minako and Rei state that they don't date because they have dedicated their lives to their duty of protecting Usagi.

Powers and Abilities

Artemis states that Minako possesses good reflexes while watching her playing games, in the Chapter 2 of Codename: Sailor V, and as story goes, she also excels at martial arts as well. In the final chapter, she is shown to have the ability to sense other Sailor Scouts' presence.

Development

In the transition between the Sailor V and Sailor Moon series, Minako's basic character design did not change. In fact, Naoko Takeuchi had written that the concept of Minako has barely changed at all from the first moment she was created. Run-Run, the magazine that serialized Sailor V, had intended to produce an OVA based on the character, but it went bankrupt, before it could happen, so Minako was relegated to the sidelines as one of Sailor Moon's co-stars, to Takeuchi's regret.

Etymology

Her family name begins with the character meaning "love" (愛), which still indirectly represented the planet of Venus, as Venus was the goddess of love in Roman mythology.

Her first name, Minako (美奈子), contains the kanji for "beautiful" (美, mi) and "child" (子, ko), along with 奈 (na), a phonetic character.

Minako's full name means. "Beautiful Child of Love" in Japanese.

Trivia

  • Takeuchi has said that the reason Venus looks so much like Sailor Moon was in fact because it was her duty to take Serenity's place to keep her from danger.
  • Minako is the only Senshi of this Solar System whose civilian family name does not begin with the Japanese kanji character(s) directly denoting the corresponding celestial object.
  • "Minako" can alternatively be read as Venus (Biinasu).
  • Her surname is a pun on a phrase meaning "of love," making her name sound like "Venus of Love".
  • Minako's birthday is October 22nd, which means she is a Libra. Libra's domcile is the planet Venus.[3]
  • The style of her uniform reflects the Japanese militarized schooling system of the past, which could be traced back to the Meiji (明治) Period.
    • However, it actually originated in Europe, where it was also worn by school boys and was not exclusively for girls as in Japan.
  • She is the only character who awakened twice as two different senshi identities: First as Sailor V, then as Sailor Venus.
  • Minako is the fifth sailor senshi. Her civilian identity name, Sailor V, the letter V is the roman numeral for 5.

Gallery

For images of the manga incarnation of Minako Aino, please see Minako Aino/Image Gallery.

References

  1. Minako Aino at Sailor Moon Official Website (Japanese)
  2. Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Volume 10 (tankoban version)
  3. Libra (astrology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sailor Senshi
Bowandcrisis

Solar System Senshi Sailor MoonSailor MercurySailor MarsSailor JupiterSailor Venus/Sailor V
Other Senshi Sailor Luna
Civilian Identities Usagi TsukinoAmi MizunoRei HinoMakoto KinoMinako AinoLuna Tsukino
Allies Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo MaskLunaArtemis

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