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Azabu-Juuban, Minato-ku, Tokyo
January 1st (Capricorn)
155 cm or 5'1"
Naru Osaka is Usagi Tsukino's childhood friend and schoolmate. This is the original depiction of the character created by Naoko Takeuchi.
Naru has wavy reddish-brown hair and blue eyes. She often wears a bow in her hair.
In the manga, she is kind, friendly, and is outgoing. Naru Osaka appears in Act 1 of the manga. She does not have as large a role in the manga as she does in the anime, and never develops relationships with either Nephrite or Umino. She is Usagi's best friend, and Usagi thinks very highly of her, telling her that she is a princess and that she is smart (she made an 85 on the quiz in Act 01). Her mother owns a jewelry store called OSA-P that is the scene of one of Jadeite's energy-stealing schemes in Act 01. Naru is very trendy and popular. She makes fewer and fewer appearances as the series progresses. Later, in ChibiUsa's Picture Diary #4, Volume 17, we learn that Naru has a younger sister in elementary school named Naruru Osaka. Naruru is only Naru's sister in the manga.
Unlike in the anime, it is shown that Naru attended Juuban High School in the last arc, as she is shown in one panel to be eating lunch with Usagi.
- Fans have long speculated that Naru is actually the non-existent Sailor Earth. Fans from all over the world draw dōjinshi of her in Sailor Senshi garb. However, the truth of this is negated by the fact that Mamoru holds the Earth's sailor crystal and that Naru was not present in The Silver Millennium.
- Naru had a much more prominent role in the anime than in the manga