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Sailor Venus
セーラーヴィーナス
Sērā Vīnasu
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Biographical
Alignment

Moon Kingdom, Crystal Tokyo

Resides in

Azabu-Juuban, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Occupation

Sailor Senshi

Aliases

Minako Aino

Titles

"Champion of Justice", "Soldier of Light and Beauty", "Soldier of Love", "Soldier of Love and Beauty", "Soldier of Love and Hope"

Forms

Princess Venus, Sailor V, Sailor Venus, Super Sailor Venus, Super Senshi Sailor Venus / Venus New Version, Future Venus

Associates

Solar System Sailor Senshi, Artemis

Personal
Age

13-16; 22 (30th Century)

Gender

Female

Species

Human

Production
First Appearance

Vol 1. - The Birth of Sailor V! (as Sailor V in Codename: Sailor V)
Setting Out on a New Journey, Part 2 (as Sailor Venus in Codename: Sailor V)
Act 8 - Minako, Sailor V (Sailor Moon (manga)

Related Pages

Anime Bio
PGSM Bio
Sera Myu Bio

"Agent of Love and Beauty, the pretty sailor suited soldier Sailor Venus! In the name of Love, I will punish you! "
— Sailor Venus's stock introduction
Sailor Venus is one of the five original Inner Sailor Senshi of the Solar System. She is the last of the Inner Senshi to join the group but the first to transform and battle the Dark Kingdom. Her civilian identity is Minako Aino. Her attacks are based around love and her powers are also associated with light and possibly metal and iron. This is the original depiction of the character created by Naoko Takeuchi.

Profile

Appearance

This was the first Senshi form that Minako had ever had. This form first appeared in Codename: Sailor V. She would fight against the Dark Agency with Artemis at her aid. This form appeared in many continuations of the series.

Minako's Senshi identity and second Senshi form, this was the form Minako took on when fighting alongside the other members of the Senshi.

This is Minako's third senshi uniform in the anime and manga that she transforms into first during Act 39 of the manga by using her Venus Crystal, given to her by Artemis, but no new name is given. In episode 143 of the anime she has a similar transformation and the title Super Sailor Venus is used.

This was a manga exclusive form of Minako after she was killed by Sailor Galaxia and revived in Act 49. She wears bracelets similar to Sailor Galaxia and fights for her to kill Sailor Moon.

This was an manga exclusive transformation of Minako's in Act 42, this form was unnamed but was similar to Eternal Sailor Moon albeit without wings.

During the Silver Millennium, she was the ruler of the planet Venus and was the leader of those who protected Princess Serenity. She wore a yellow gown with frills running down it. In her hair she wore a yellow bow and a rose, she also wore a choker that was tied in a ribbon at the back. During her time as a Princess she dwelt in Magellan Castle.

Biography

Codename: Sailor V

When Minako first became Sailor Senshi, she took on the alias of Sailor V. Together with her feline Artemis she battles the Dark Agency, a branch of the Dark Kingdom. In Chapter 16, Minako regained her memories of her past, and transformed into Sailor Venus. After Danburite's fall, Minako goes on to find her comrades.

Dark Kingdom Arc

Sailor V has been mentioned many times throughout the beginning of the manga. However, she doesn't make a formal appearance until Act 7. In Act 7, after a video tape popped out of the Sailor V Game machine, the machine started to act weird. Sailor V then appeared on the screen and told Usagi that the video that just popped out of the machine was a brain-washing video that was sent by the Dark Kingdom.

Black Moon Arc

Sailor Venus is targeted by Ayakashi Sister Calaveras in Act 18 on the manga. Calaveras embarked on 004: Operation Rebirth and disguised herself as a medium. She persuaded the people of Tokyo that the Sailor Senshi were going to destroy Earth and the Black Moon were coming to save them. When Sailor Venus confronted her, Calaveras first summoned the spirits of Sailor Venus' friends - Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars and Sailor Jupiter - through several of the Senshi's closest friends and showed them being tortured. She then summoned the spirits of her dead sisters to throw an energy blast at Sailor Venus. However, before Sailor Venus could be kidnapped, Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask defeated Rubeus and then killed Calaveras.

Infinity Arc

Dream Arc

Stars Arc

Powers

Transformation Phrases and Items

Attacks and Weapons

Other Items

Development

Her character design went through many changes before it was settled on the one used in publication. Earlier in development, each of the Senshi had a fully unique costume. Venus's costume was inspired largely by her Sailor V outfit. It was colored mostly in dark blue, with orange used only for the chest-ribbon (which was not bow-shaped and was shaped like the bow on her civilian school uniform), and included a crescent moon motif, prominent armor, and white and red stripes. Her red hair-ribbon and trademark Sailor V mask were also present. Also, her eye color was yellow. Later concept art showed a design that was much more closer to the final product, though with a couple of differences. In that design, her eye color was gold and she had a ring on her left hand. Other differences include yellow/ orange shoulder pads/sleeves, a ribbon around her neck that was tied in the back, and a yellow manicure.

As for her Sailor V design, in concept art, it was shown to have been similar to her Sailor V costume in the anime, only with the crescent moon on her forehead present. It was noted that the design included armor, as she shoulder pads and a chest protector. He image jewelry was noted topaz. Like the later Sailor Venus design, she had gold eyes.

Trivia

  • In the manga, Sailor Venus wore her chain around her waist. The Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, wore a golden girdle which had the power to make anyone fall desperately in love with its wearer.
  • Takeuchi has said that the reason Sailor 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.
  • In Japanese, the name for the planet Venus is Kinsei (金星), which is the first kanji indicating a metal (especially gold), and the second indicating a celestial object. Unlike the other Senshi, her special abilities are not derived from the element in her planet's name, but are instead based on the concept of love. This is a reference to Venus, the Roman counterpart of the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. However, metal does appear in her chain and she also had a few attacks with "crescent" in their names.
  • In the manga, it was Venus who killed Queen Beryl with the Stone Sword, but in the anime, it was Princess Serenity who got rid of Super Beryl with the Moon Stick.
  • Some fans think that Sailor Moon was the first Senshi to reawaken. However, it was technically Sailor Venus, considering she was famous before the start of the Sailor Moon series. Moreover, Sailor Moon herself was one of her biggest fans.
  • Sailor Venus's Ayakashi Sister counterpart was Calaveras. Her Witches 5 counterpart was Mimete. Her Sailor Quartet counterpart was CereCere/Sailor Ceres. The Shitennou general she's paired up with in Takeuchi's artwork is Kunzite.
  • Sailor Venus is on the cover art of volume five of the shinsouban and kanzanban editions of the manga.

Gallery

Sailor V Kick!
Sailor V kicking one of Narkissos' minions.
RunRun August 1991 Codename Sailor V
Sailor V on the cover of Vol.3
Sailor V Hawaiian
Sailor Venus wearing Hawaiian-themed accessories (relating to Chapter 7)
Remembering the Past
Sailor Venus remembering her past life.
Sailor V on the back of volume 1
Sailor V on the back of volume 1
Sailor V with Artemis Card
Sailor V & Minako
Sailor V and Minako on the cover of Vol.11.
Tropical
The colored version of the cover of Vol.7.
The World of Sailor V
Screaming
Sailor V recovering her memories

Sailor V data
Data on Sailor V.
Sailor Moon and Sailor V-enus Colored Kanzanban
A colored version of a page from Act 8 (kanzenban)
Princess Fake
Sailor Venus posing as Princess Serenity.

Super Sailor Venus in the manga
Super Sailor Venus

Evil Venus
Evil Sailor Venus.

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Sailor V on a badge

Mini Sailor Venus
Sailor Venus on the back of Volume 5 (rerelease)

All the characters in the artbook
All of the characters (including Sailor Mercury) in Sailor Moon Artbook I. Art by Naoko Takeuchi.
Chibi Senshi, Mask and Luna in the artbook
Chibi Senshi, Tuxedo Mask, and Luna in Sailor Moon Artbook I. Art by Naoko Takeuchi.
THIS IS GOING TO BE MY NEW WALLPAPER. I AM CALLING IT NOW
Sailor Moon and the Inner Senshi in Sailor Moon Artbook I. Art by Naoko Takeuchi.
Serenity, Tuxedo Mask, Shitennou, and The Sailor Senshi in the artbook
Princess Serenity, Tuxedo Mask, the Shittenou, and the Inner Senshi in Sailor Moon Artbook I. Art by Naoko Takeuchi.
The Inner Sailor Senshi in the artbook 3
The Inner Senshi in Sailor Moon Artbook I. Art by Naoko Takeuchi.
Sailor Moon, Inners, And Tuxedo Mask Artbook 1
Inner Senshi Ruins of the Moon Artbook 1
The Inner Senshi in Artbook 1. Art by Naoko Takeuchi.
Senshi and Tuxedo Mask and the Moon Cats Artbook 1
Inner Senshi, Tuxedo Mask, and the Moon Cats in Artbook 1. Art by Naoko Takeuchi.
Sailor Senshi in Color Borders
Sky Cape
Sailor Moon Original Cover 3
Sailor Moon, Sailor V, and Prototype Moon Artbook 1
Usagi, Sailor Venus, and Tuxedo Mask Artbook 1
Usagi, Sailor Venus, and Tuxedo Mask in Artbook I.

Olden Times
Sailor Venus and the other Solar System Senshi (excluding Sailor Moon) in Artbook III. Drawn by Naoko Takeuchi on August 5, 1994.

Chibi Super Senshi's
Super Sailor Venus, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter in Chibi style in Artbook IV. Art by Naoko Takeuchi.
Inner Warriors

Proto jupi
Sailor Venus's (left) prototype concept art.
Sailor V and Venus concept art.
Sailor V and Sailor Venus's early concept art.

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Artwork of Sailor Venus. Drawn by Naoko Takeuchi. Also, notice that this is based off of her appearance in Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon.
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The first preview of Sailor Venus Figurine
Sailor Venus Kanzanban 5
Sailor Venus on Kanzenban Manga Cover #5

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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