Azabu Juuban, Tokyo
Mayumi Ōsaka, Naruru Ōsaka
MangaEditIn the manga, she is kind, friendly, and is outgoing. Naru Osaka appears in Act 01, Volume 01 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 Jewelry 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; in the anime, Naru states that she is an only child in episode 014. </span>
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.
From the very beginning of the show, Naru had a tendency to be attacked by The Shitennou, The Youma and The Droids, and is referred to by some fans as Youma bait.
Naru at first doesn't know that Usagi is Sailor Moon and since she isn't a Sailor Senshi, Usagi isn't seen spending as much time with Naru as she used to.
Umino Gurio later becomes her boyfriend. By the beginning of the Black Moon Clan Saga of Sailor Moon R she became a minor character. It is possible that she has figured out who Sailor Moon is. It's strongly hinted towards the end of the Black Moon Arc.
Pretty Guardian Sailor MoonEditIn the Live Action Sailor Moon series, towards the end of the series, Naru finds out that Usagi is Sailor Moon and is injured when Sailor Moon transforms into Princess Sailor Moon.
- In the English dub Naru was given a strong Brooklyn accent. In the original Japanese anime Naru has a heavy Osaka accent.
- It could be, however, that the dubbers did this to reflect her speech patterns from the original, much like how the dubbers for Yu-Gi-Oh! did with Katsuya Jonouchi (Joey Wheeler in English).
- 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 show than in the manga