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This article is about the title character. For other uses, please see Sailor Moon (disambiguation)

Sailor Moon
セーラームーン
Sērā Mūn
Sailor Moon as seen in the Manga
Biographical
Alignment

Moon Kingdom, Crystal Tokyo

Resides in

Azabu-Juuban, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Occupation

Sailor Senshi

Aliases

Usagi Tsukino

Titles

Soldier of Love and Justice, Champion of Justice, Soldier of Mystery (title given to by Neo-Queen Serenity), Pretty Guardian in a Sailor Suit

Forms

Princess Serenity, Sailor Moon, Super Sailor Moon, Eternal Sailor Moon, Neo-Queen Serenity, Sailor Cosmos

Associates

Luna, Solar System Sailor Senshi, Tuxedo Mask

Personal
Age

14-16

Gender

Female

Species

Human

Blood Type

O

Production
First Appearance

Act 1 Usagi - Sailor Moon

Related Pages

Anime Bio
Sera Myu Bio
PGSM Bio

"Pretty Guardian of Love and Justice in a Sailor Suit! Sailor Moon has arrived! In the name of the Moon, I'll punish you!"
— Sailor Moon's catchphrase
Sailor Moon is the title character and leader of the Sailor Senshi and the secret identity of Usagi Tsukino. This is the original depiction of the character created by Naoko Takeuchi.

She was the first Senshi to be awakened by the moon cat Luna and the second Senshi to be awakened. She is the only Senshi that appears in every chapter of the manga.

Profile

When Usagi fights evil as Sailor Moon in the beginning of the story, she is portrayed as a "reluctant heroine", who is unwilling to fight and flees from her enemies, often having to be bailed out or rescued by others, especially by Tuxedo Mask. Throughout the series, Usagi begins to develop into a mature, confident, and reliable lady, but has her crybaby moments every now and then.

Appearance

Sailor Moon's fuku consisted of a white leotard with a blue collar that had three stripes on it, light yellow shoulder pads, and a blue skirt, along with red chest and back bows. She wore red knee-high boots with a white border at the triangular top which had a crescent moon at the middle and white gloves with red borders. Her accessories were a tiara, feather barrettes, golden five-pointed star earrings with a crescent moon beneath each star, white-bordered red circular hairpieces (one for each odango), a choker with a golden crescent moon on it with a clip similar to her transformation brooch attached to it, a brooch that was worn in the middle of her chest bow, and a mask that disappeared in Act 16.

Her tiara also changed a few times in the manga. At first, it was a golden tiara with a red gem in the middle. It later disappeared after she threw it at Jadeite in Act 3. A new one appeared in Act 4 which looked like the old one, but the gem in the middle became bigger. After she met Sailor Venus in Act 8, the tiara changed into a crescent moon with a gem in the middle.

As Super Sailor Moon, her uniform almost completely changed. She wore two wing-like barrettes in her hair. Her earrings were no longer dangling moons, but were simply crescent moons affixed to her ears. Her choker became yellow with a red heart. The stripes on her collar were changed from white to yellow. Her shoulder pads became translucent and more wing-like in shape. The back waist bow was long, white, and billowy, and wore a yellow belt on her waist. However, the most obvious change by far was that her skirt was no longer blue, but white with a yellow and blue border at the bottom. There are some more noticeable changes in the manga. Her collar was blue in the front and yellow in the back, with the colors blending into each other over her shoulders. Instead of two different-colored stripes at the bottom of her skirt, the colors seemed to blend into each other, creating a subtle transition from yellow to blue.

In this form, her fuku has the most radical change. She no longer wears a tiara; a gold cresent moon on her forehead takes its place. Her earrings now have a star at the bottom of each crescent moon. Her choker is red with a dark yellowish orange heart and a gold cresent moon under it, and wears the same white wing barettes in her hair. Her collar is like her old one except the color is dark blue with two gold stripes and in place of her shoulder pads she wears short solid pink bubble-like sleeves with a red band at the end. In place of her front bow she has a gold heart with a cresent moon at the bottom of it with what appears to be four angel wings growing out of it. Her gloves are the same as before except that there is a red v-shape border with a gold star. Her skirt is attached to her top in a red v-shape with a crescent in the middle of the v, and also has three layers to it. The top one is yellow, the middle one is red, and the bottom one is blue. Her back bow has been replaced with a huge set of angel wings and two very thin and long red ribbons coming down. Her boots are now knee length with v-shape borders with a a cresent moon on them.

Main Page: Princess Serenity
Princess Serenity was the pre-incarnation of Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon. While Usagi was shown have abundant powers as Sailor Moon and her future self, Neo-Queen Serenity, Princess Serenity did not have any significant powers.

Main Page: Neo-Queen Serenity
Neo-Queen Serenity is Usagi Tsukino's future form. She is the Queen of Crystal Tokyo and the Earth, and is shown having strong powers. Eternal Sailor Moon is closest to this form.

Biography

Dark Kingdom arc

While running to school, Usagi accidentally steps on a cat; she then removes a bandage on its forehead, revealing a crescent moon (which Usagi first thought to be a "bald spot"). She then hears the bell and continues to hurry off to school. Later, she sees the cat again at the Game Center Crown staring at her. Feeling awkward, she goes home. After waking up from a nap, she sees the cat again. It reveals itself as a talking cat named Luna who tells Usagi that she is Sailor Moon. Thinking that it's part of a dream, she goes back to sleep. Luna then gives her a brooch and Usagi takes it. The brooch starts to glow and Usagi is told to say "Moon Prism Power, Make Up." By doing so, she transforms into Sailor Moon. After this, she goes to save Naru and the jewelry store. While fighting the youma, she gets saved by Tuxedo Mask whom she gains a crush on, then uses her Moon Frisbee (known as "Moon Tiara Boomerang" in the rerelease) to destroy the youma. When investigating a Crystal Seminar, she figures out that it is a trap set up by the Dark Kingdom. When a fog appeared during a fight with another youma, she gets saved by Tuxedo Mask again. When the fog lifts, the source is revealed to be her new fellow Senshi, Sailor Mercury.

Sailor Moon eventually investigated mysterious disappearances on buses that pass a temple, where she meets a priestess, Rei Hino. Sailor Moon manages to get onto a vanishing bus where shere faces off against the Dark Kingdom Shittenou, Jadeite, who has captured Rei. She uses her tiara to trap Jadeite, and Rei transforms into the new Senshi Sailor Mars, destroying the general, and they escape the dimension with the other bus victims.

Black Moon arc

Infinity arc

Dream arc

Stars arc

Powers

Transformation Phrases and Items

Attacks and Weapons

Other Items

Development

In the initial proposal for the Sailor Moon series, each of the five heroines had a completely unique outfit. Eventually it was determined that they would wear uniforms based around a single theme, and Sailor Moon's costume concept was the closest to that which would eventually be used for all the girls. The original did have some small differences, including color changes, an exposed midriff, and ribbons around the gloves and boots. She also had a mask, which would appear in a few chapters of the manga itself before being discarded. These aspects of Sailor Moon's costume are shown in multiple pieces of early artwork, along with a gun and cloak, which were also parts of the original concept. In later concept art, her design was much more closer to the final design, with a few differences. In that design, her gloves and shoulder pads/sleeves were red, she wore a white ribbon around her neck that had a crescent moon with an accessory similar to her brooch attached to it, the borders of her gloves were orange, her mask was very thin, her brooch looked a bit different, and her hair clips were attached to her tiara. It was also noted that she had a pink manicure.

In the initial sketches, Sailor Moon had silver hair. By the intermediate stages of development, Takeuchi planned to have the character's hair be blonde in civilian form and change to silver when she transformed, but she was told by her editor that silver hair would be too plain for cover art.[1] Nevertheless, stylistic use of differently-colored hair does sometimes appear in later artwork, and the concept of the heroines' hair changing color when transformed is used in the live action adaption.

The Moon represents Yin in Chinese mythology, which is the receptive and passive feminine life principle. This explains Usagi's fear to fight as Sailor Moon at first. Also, in many prehistoric and ancient cultures, the Moon was personified as a lunar deity or other supernatural phenomenon. This could be why she was referred to as the "Soldier of Mystery" by Neo-Queen Serenity.

Trivia

  • In a 1996 interview with Animerica magazine, Naoko Takeuchi explained her motive for the creation of Sailor Moon`s character as her wanting to create someone as close as possible to her own personality.
    • Regarding Moon`s appearance, however, Takeuchi noted that her drawing style`s having been inspired by that of Galaxy Express creator Leiji Matsumoto was something of a hindrance to her vision. ``Matsumoto`s women are all adult and sexy,`` she lamented. ``I wish I could have made Usagi a little chubbier.``
  • In the manga, she was the only "Eternal" Senshi with wings and a skirt of three layers.
  • Her odango give an impression of a rabbit's (albeit elongated) ears.
  • On the back of her head near the bottom of where her hair parts, one can see two pieces are sticking out. They form a crescent moon shape.
  • Out of all the other members of the Senshi, Sailor Moon was the one who had the most transformation phases and sequences.
  • In the manga, Sailor Moon is the only Solar System Senshi who has never turned evil.
  • Sailor Moon is on the cover art of volume one on all versions of the manga.

Gallery

For images of the manga incarnation of Sailor Moon, please see Sailor Moon/Image Gallery.

References

  1. Interview of Naoko Takeuchi in ROLa Magazine

External links

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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