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Usagi Tsukino
月野 うさぎ
Tsukino Usagi
Sailor-moon-usagi-tsukino
Biographical
Full Name

Usagi Tsukino

Alignment

Moon Kingdom, Crystal Tokyo

Resides in

Azabu-Juuban, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Occupation

Juuban Municipal Junior High School Student (arcs 1-3)
Juuban Municipal High School student (arcs 4-5)

Aliases

Odango, Bunny, Bun-head, Dumpling head, Sailor Moon

Forms

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

Associates

Solar System Sailor Senshi, Luna, Naru Osaka

Personal
Birthdate

June 30th () [1]

Age

14 (arcs 1-2)
15 (arcs 3-4)
16 (arc 5)

Height

150 cm or 4'11"

Gender

Female

Species

Human

Blood Type

O

Relatives
Likes

Eating (especially ice cream, cake, and sweets), sleeping, reading manga, playing video games, shopping, the color white, home economics

Dislikes

Carrots, Math, English class, dentists, ghosts

Production
First Appearance

Act 1 - Usagi, Sailor Moon

Related Pages

Anime Bio
Crystal Bio
Sera Myu Bio
PGSM Bio

"Yes. New futures will always continue to be created. And there, light and darkness, war and hope, life and death, joy and pain, will all exist. Everything, this is this universe"
— Usagi's quote from Act 59 - Stars 10
Usagi Tsukino is the present-day form of Princess Serenity. A carefree sailor-suited schoolgirl, she is the civilian persona of Sailor Moon, leader of the series' primary heroines, the Sailor Senshi. Usagi is also the love interest and future wife of Mamoru Chiba. This is the original depiction of the character created by Naoko Takeuchi.

Profile

Usagi is a schoolgirl who lives in 20th Century Tokyo. At the start of the series, she is 14 years old and she is in her second year of middle school. Near the end of the series, she is 16 years old and she goes to high school.

Initially, Usagi was shown to not view life with a great deal of seriousness, apart of being somewhat immature and described herself as a bit of a "crybaby". Lively and ease-going, she usually goofs off and neglects her schoolwork to play video games or spend time with her friends.

Despite all this, Usagi acts friendly towards many people and tends to help others out with their problems, being a compassive and empathic person. As the series progresses, Usagi slowly matures and learns how to make decisions for herself as well.

Appearance

Usagi is a young woman who has a slim figure and pale skin. She has big sky blue eyes, and long, golden blonde hair kept parted in the center and typically tied into two buns/pigtails, odango hairstyle. She is described as being one of the shortest Senshi, said to be standing at 4'11" (possibly 5'0" or a bit taller in later volumes).

Biography

Codename: Sailor V

Usagi in Codename Sailor V Chapter 5

Minako walking past Usagi in Volume 5.

Before she appeared in Sailor Moon, Usagi appeared in Codename: Sailor V in both Vol.5 - The Machinations of the Dark Agency and Vol.6 - Showdown! Sailor V vs Cyber-Girl Warrior Lurga. In the former, she was seen looking at a poster advertising the Sailor V game (as well as possibly attending a Dark Guys concert at the beginning of the chapter). In Volume 6, she and Naru Osaka were outside of Game Center Crown, with Usagi wanting to go inside and play the Sailor V game, only to be stopped by Naru, who was afraid that they might be seen by one of their teachers and get into trouble.

In Vol.12 - Pet Chapter 2, Wan-Wan's Schemes!, Usagi and Naru are seen outside a bridal shop, admiring a wedding dress in the shop's window.

Dark Kingdom Arc

In Act 1, Usagi is seen running to school when she steps on a strange black cat. Noticing a layer of bandages on its head, she removes them and finds a crescent moon symbol. She arrives at school where she is forced to stand out in the hallway as punishment for being late. She also gets scolded by Haruna Sakurada for getting 30 percent on her test.

Usagi goes to Osa-P jewelry store with Naru Osaka to take part in a sale, where she briefly browses the inventory before leaving. She scrunches up her test and throws it over her shoulder, hitting Mamoru Chiba, who scolds her and makes fun of her test results. After this encounter, she goes to Game Center Crown to play the Sailor V Game. At Game Center Crown, she sees the same cat from that morning. When she arrives a home, her mother finds out about her tests results and gets kicked out of the house, only to be allowed back in after she started to cry and scream because she kicked the house door. When she goes into her room, she takes a nap insead of working on her homework and dreams about being in the Sailor V game and saving Motoki Furuhata, a worker at Game Center Crown, and the black cat. She is, however, woken up by the cat, who scratches her in the face for calling her crescent moon symbol a bald spot. The cat introduces herself as Luna and gives Usagi a brooch that allows her to transform herself into Sailor Moon. Usagi gets a call that her friend, Naru, is in danger and she runs to her rescue.

When she arrives, Naru is being attacked by a monster from Dark Kingdom. The monster asks for Usagi's identity and Usagi's instinct makes her say her legendary Sailor Moon speech. After a failed attempt to fight, Usagi falls on the floor and starts crying. Her hair accessory then releases high frequency waves and makes the civilians unconscious. A man in a tuxedo then appears and encourages Usagi to defeat the enemy. Usagi defeats her very first enemy with "Moon Tiara Boomerang." The man presents himself as Tuxedo Mask and leaves with a romantic parting phrase. This makes Usagi immediately fall in love with him. The next day, everything is back to normal and Usagi stands with her arms crossed and Luna on her shoulder, confused over these events not being a dream.

In the next chapter, Usagi is being irritated of having Luna watching her and Luna informs about the enemy and her mission. By the help of Luna, Usagi meets a girl named Ami Mizuno. Usagi introduces Ami to the game center, where she beats the Sailor V game's high score and obtains a pen. After some angry hits at the machine, Usagi gets one as well.

The next day Ami is too busy with something called The Crystal Seminar and can't talk. Usagi gets a flyer and finds out that the school is using some kind of "Crystal disc" that can make one more intelligent, which Luna suggests would be a good idea. Usagi disagrees and throws the paper away, so it accidentally hits Mamoru's face and he almost heard Luna talk. Later, Usagi and Luna investigates the disc and discovers a brainwashing program. Usagi uses her new pen to disguise herself into a doctor and runs into the Crystal Seminar to save the students. She transforms into Sailor Moon and battles the enemy. Ami reveals her power and creates a mist. With the help of Tuxedo Mask, Usagi lays a kick on the enemy and Tuxedo Mask leaves with a warning. Usagi then defeats the enemy with her "Moon Tiara Boomerang" again. Ami Mizuno is transformed into Sailor Mercury, who is the first found ally of Sailor Moon.

In chapter 3, Usagi sleeps in class and gets woken up by Luna. They decide to have a meeting with Ami after school, at the game center. Luna informs that their mission is to find and protect their princess and the "Legendary Silver Crystal." Usagi achieves two wrist watches from the game machine, which are taken by Luna and made into communicators. On the way home, Usagi hears about a beautiful girl who usually takes the 5.00 PM bus and also something called the "Demon 6.00 PM bus." Luckily, the two girls are riding with the first one and she sees a T.A. Girls' Academy student, with long black hair and a serious expression. Usagi decides to follow her because of her beauty. She arrives to a shrine, but is being attacked by ravens and the girl performs an exorcism on Usagi. The girl apologizes. but says that her ravens, Phobos and Deimos, hardly ever attacked humans. After some more rumors about the "Demon 6.00 PM bus," the girl, who's name seems to be Rei Hino, states her thoughts about the disappearances as "Being spirited away."

The rumors about the "Demon 6.00 PM bus" goes on the following day, so Luna suggests that they should investigate this and speak to Rei again, with the idea that she could be an ally. Usagi, however, thinks that she could be the enemy instead. They take the 5.00 PM bus, where they meet Mamoru for the third time. He reveals to be a 2nd high school student from Moto-Azabu high school. Usagi catches a glimpse of Mamoru Chiba in profile and gets reminded about Tuxedo Mask. She quickly turns away when he looks at her and Mamoru suddenly says "Guardian of Justice," which completely startles both Usagi and Luna. When they get off, they are relieved that Usagi's identity wasn't discovered. They see Rei being blamed for the incidents with the lost children, but are unable to help and walks away. Suddenly, the "Demon 6.00 PM bus" passes by, with Rei being trapped inside, and drives into a big portal. Usagi transforms herself into a stewardess, with the duty of looking after passengers safety, and jumps on the bus. She drops Luna and is left alone with the enemy for the first time.

Usagi arrives in some other dimension and finds Rei with Jadeite. She and Ami use their transformation power in order to transport Ami into the dimension as well. Jadeite notices the intruders and takes Rei as a hostage. Ami releases her "Aqua Mist," which he turns into drops of ice. Usagi uses her "Moon Tiara Boomerang" to trap Jadeite. Rei's hidden powers awaken and she kills Jadeite with "Evil Spirit Be Exorcised." They save the children and leave the dimension. Now Usagi/Sailor Moon has found her third ally, Sailor Mars.

As usual, Usagi has rush to her school in the morning. Today Princess D is coming to japan, to reveal a hidden treasure. Usagi, Rei and Ami sets a meeting in the game center after school, where Rei and Ami is trying to get more information about their mission, while Usagi plays on the game machine. They decide to visit Princess D's party, so Usagi transforms herself into a princess. She gets carried away and eventually gets lost. Tuxedo Mask suddenly appears and invites her to dance. He then leaves without a sign. Princess D rushes out from her room with the treasure, possessed by the enemy, and after an attempt to stop her, Usagi falls of the balcony. Tuxedo Mask catches her, but they both fall. However, Usagi's pen turns into an umbrella and saves them both. Tuxedo Mask thanks her and disappears. Usagi turns into Sailor Moon, but suddenly gets reminded that she lost her tiara. A sudden warm feeling reaches her and a new tiara appears. She uses it to attack the enemy with "Moon Twilight Flash." After the defeat, Usagi accidentally drinks a glass of alcohol and gets drunk. She bumps into Tuxedo Mask, who carries her to the balcony and kisses her. This will be remembered as Usagi's and Tuxedo Mask's very first kiss.

Usagi dreams about running in a fog and hearing a unknown man call for her. Luna wakes her up and tells her that she will be late if she doesn't hurry up. Luna thinks that Tuxedo Mask could be an enemy and wants Usagi to stay away from him. However, Usagi feels that their encounters happen by fate. In her own thoughts, she accidentally walks in front of a car, but is saved by a tall girl, with curly hair tied up and rose earrings. When she arrives to school, Naru is talking about her cousing having a wedding, but the groom is missing. Usagi bumps with the tall girl again and hears a rumor about her having Herculean strength and being kicked out from her previous school. At lunch time, Usagi sees the girl eating alone in the school garden. She suddenly gets protected from a baseball by the tall girl, who angrily throws away the ball. Usagi gets tempted by the girl's lunch and gets to taste some. She takes the girl to the game center, where they meet Ami and Motoki. The girl presents herself as Makoto Kino. They hear a rumor about a cursed mannequin who is trying to seduce men at nights, so they visit Rei in order to discuss the topic. Makoto leaves and Luna thinks that they should investigate this rumor.

In the night, Tuxedo Mask wakes Usagi up and leads her to Makoto, who is being seduced by Motoki, who was brainwashed by the mannequin. Usagi transforms into a groom to surprise the enemy. When the mannequin turns away, Usagi transforms into Sailor Moon and Sailor Mars and Mercury arrive. Makoto awakens into Sailor Jupiter, another ally. Nephrite appears and Makoto uses "Flower Hurriance" to confuse him. She then finishes him off with "Jupiter Thunder Bolt." Now when they are four guardians, Luna decides that it is time to give Usagi a new item and the role as leader. This item is called "The Moon Stick" and will be very helpful in their mission to find and protect the princess and "The Legendary Silver Crystal."

Next morning, Usagi goes to school much earlier than usual. She meets Ami and Makoto, who praises her for not sleeping to long. They run into Mamoru Chiba and Usagi gets a lot of questions about the guy, being suspected for liking him. The news suddenly starts talking about Tuxedo Mask revealing the existence of the "Legendary Silver Crystal." Usagi gets afraid that Tuxedo Mask could be an enemy and tries to deny it. Luna tells about the "Legendary Silver Crystal's" incredible power and that they were awakened by the moon. Usagi gets speechless of all this information and falls on her chair. She reflects a bit about it while playing the Sailor V game and notices Sailor V holding a stick similar to her own "Moon Stick." She starts to suspect that Sailor V could be on of the allies, while feeling a sort of connection to her.

Usagi watches some TV and accidentally get's hypnotized by the enemy to search for the "Legendary Silver Crystal." Peoples energy, including Usagi, then gets taken away. Usagi tries to walk outside but falls down. She then gets her strength back from Tuxedo Mask, who apologizes for his actions regarding the "Legendary Silver Crystal." He then tells Usagi to transform into Sailor Moon, which gives her a chock, but she follows his advice. The people starts collapsing and Usagi loses her confidence, thinking that she's powerless. Tuxedo Mask encourages her to trust herself and the "Moon Stick" suddenly appears. Usagi remembers the Sailor V game and heals the town with the weapon. Using to much power, she collapses. Tuxedo Mask gives her a kiss and carries her away. Usagi wakes up in a room, transforms back and finds a broken, star-shaped pocket watch. Mamoru Chiba then comes into the room. Usagi gets surprised, but notices Tuxedo Mask's uniform laying on the sofa. She takes the mask and holds it in front of Mamoru's face. He tells her his story, about getting a memory lost at young age and someone telling him to find the "Legendary Silver Crystal." He asks about Usagi's purpose regarding the crystal and she answers shortly with having to protect it. They look at each other for a moment, when Usagi suddenly needs to leave. Mamoru grabs her shoulder from behind and calls her "Usako," saying that she forgot her bag. She leaves with a happy feeling and decides to call him "Mamo-chan." She accidentally brought the pocket watch, but keeps it for the moment.

Next day, Usagi, Ami and Makoto is having lunch togheter in the school garden. Ami is researching data about Sailor V, but finds nothing useful. Usagi notices Sailor V having a crescent mark on her forehead and Ami suspects that Usagi may slowly awakening. Usagi keeps the fact about her and Mamoru knowing each others identities secret. Umino appears and starts planning on how to catch Sailor Moon. The girls notices that their classmates are all brainwashed and low energy. Luna takes one of their bags and finds a videotape from Rental Shop Dark. They try the video on the game machine, which immediately rejects it. Sailor V tells Usagi that it's a brainwashing video and that she has to defeat the enemy. Usagi transforms and heals the civilians with her "Moon Healing Escalation." Zoisite appears and grabs her around her throat. Her guardians tries to attack him, but fails. Then Usagi is told to dodge, by an unknown voice. Zoisite gets defeated by someone's attack and Sailor V appears. She reveals herself to be the last ally Sailor Venus, but also their lost princess Serenity. Usagi's tiara suddenly changes into a crescent shape. Sailor Venus tells Usagi about how she teached her to fight through the Sailor V game. They decide to go to the command center, so Sailor Venus undoes her transformation and present herself as Minako Aino, an ordinary middle school student, just like them. When they arrive, she explains about the enemy, which seems to be called Dark Kingdom, and about their mission's importance.

The next day, Usagi wakes up from a dream, where she cries for a man called Endymion, who is being attacked by something. The man called her Serenity for some reason. She walks down the stairs and surprises her father for waking up so early. She tells him that she is Sailor Moon, but he thinks she's just joking around and plays along. Usagi meets Mamoru in her way to school. She wants to give him back his watch, but he tells her to keep it until he has given her something that belongs to her. They make a promise to return their forgotten stuff the next time they meet. Then she joins the rest of the girls on their way to school. Usagi is happy that Sailor V was their ally and insists in calling her V-chan. Rei teases Usagi a bit as usual. Suddenly, Makoto gets shocked and falls on the ground. The electricity in town has been turned off by Kunzite and all the people are laying on the ground, losing their energy. The girls transform in order to fight him.

Black Moon Arc

Infinity Arc

Act 27, Infinity 1 begins with Usagi dreaming of her marriage with Mamoru but it's interrupted by her alarm clock, she then rushes off out the house, late again. Usagi meets Mamoru before school and he complains that he was going to leave, Usagi says she'll never be late again and proceeds to give him a kiss but Chibiusa jumps in to hug Mamoru before she can. Chibiusa then leaves for school and Usagi reminiscess about the battle against Black Moon. Mamoru suddenly feels something but shrugs it off when Usagi asks if he's okay, she then wonders how long their peaceful happiness will last. Usagi then arrives at the Crown game centre with Naru to meet up with Ami, Rei, Makoto and Minako, who show her a fun racing game. Usagi then tries out the game and notices someone next to them who aces the game, who the girls don't know is Haruka. Usagi crashes and complains about the realistic feel, Haruka compliments her saying she has the makings of a racer, he then pulls her hair and says they could race again together. Naru and Umino then tell Usagi that the guy was Haruka from Mugen Academy, Usagi then notices two Mugen Academy students and says how their uniforms are cute. Suddenly, Usagi's brooch starts to glow and one of the students turns into a monster. Mamoru takes Naru and Umino to safety while Usagi and the Inner Sailor Scouts transform. Sailor Venus and Jupiter kill the monster with Venus Wink chain sword and Jupiter Coconut cyclone making it detach from the girl. Later, the senshi question whether there is a new enemy and they decide to investigate the academy. Even later, at home, Usagi sees Chibiusa on the phone to Mamoru and complains that she wants to go with Chibiusa and Mamoru to the new amusement park near Mugen Academy. Mamoru then argues that she needs to investigate the academy with the senshi and Usagi later joins Ami, Rei, Makoto and Minako outside the academy while Chibiusa goes to the amusement part. To sneak into the academy Usagi uses her disguise pen to look like a Mugen Academy student, she explores a bit but doesn't find anything suspicious. Just then, everyone hears music being played by Michiru but it stops when Michiru notices Usagi watching her. Haruka then ambushes Ami, Rei, Makoto and Minako telling them to stop interfering while Michiru tells Usagi the same thing. Usagi flees the academy after another student notices her and question's her identity, she then runs into Chibiusa who went to look for her hat but found a girl in pain. Both Usagi and Chibiusa's brooches glow as another monster appears and they transform into Sailor Moon and Sailor Chibi Moon.

In the next act, it continues straight from act 27: the monster attacks Sailor Chibi Moon and Sailor Moon kills it with Moon Spiral Heart Attack. The monster is revealed to just be a cat and the girl questions who they are, Chibiusa responds and the girl heals her wounds. Usagi then notices what looks like a sailor scout and tuxedo mask running away, Ami, Rei, Makoto, Minako and Mamoru also see the two mysterious figures from where they are. Chibiusa then shows Usagi that her cut is healed and the girl introduces herself as Hotaru Tomoe. Back at the game centre they question whether the two mysterious figures are enemies but they draw no conclusions only marking the two Mugen Academy students: Haruka and Michiru. The next day, Usagi runs into Haruka at the game centre and asks if he's a sailor guardian, Ami, Rei, Makoto and Minako then tell him to stay away and he leaves. At the Parlor Crown, they find out that Rei has left to purify herself in the mountains for her 15th birthday, they also realise Mugen Academy students have gone to the mountain too. Ami, Makoto, Minako and Usagi then find Rei on the mountain and celebrate her birthday, they then sneak into the academy's judo class and Makoto practices with Haruka but is beaten. They then leave when Eudial notices they're not from the academy. Later, Ami wakes Usagi up to tell her Rei and Makoto are gone, they then find Sailor Mars and Jupiter fighting Eudial and Sailor Moon saves them with Moon Spiral Heart Attack, killing Eudial and releasing the students. Sailor Venus and Sailor Moon then feel someone watching them and turn around to see an unfamiliar sailor senshi.

Act 29 continues where act 28 left off: Sailor Moon chases the sailor scout and they kiss her telling her that the situation is dangerous, then they run off and Sailor Moon questions if they were a real sailor or not. Back at the game centre, Luna and the others ask Usagi what she saw off the sailor scout, Usagi repeats what she said but is vague about the situation, Usagi then realises the senshi looked a lot like Haruka. Later at night, Usagi has a dream about Haruka and the senshi, she questions who they are but they only say they have a mission, all the senshi then have the same dream of the deity of destruction and wake up. In the morning, Mamoru meets Usagi like usual but she feels bad about dreaming of kissing Haruka, she then remembers seeing Mamoru with Michiru and questions their relationship. After school Usagi goes to the game centre alone and finds Haruka again, she feels stressed at seeing him and wants to know more about him and Michiru. The next day Usagi goes to the game centre again to meet Ami, Rei, Makoto and Minako and sees posters for Mimi Hanyû's concert. Minako complains about how it's only for Mugen students but Usagi says she's going to the Michiru concert and invites everyone. Usagi, Ami, Rei and Makoto then go to the concert and see Mamoru and Chibiusa who had tickets of their own (from Michiru) and Usagi gets angry about how close Mamoru and Michiru seem to be. The concert suddenly stops half way through and Usagi recieves a call from Sailor Venus saying Mimi is the enemy and she needs help fighting her. Sailor Moon and the rest of the Inner scouts then join Venus and Sailor Moon defeats one of Mimi's (now Mimete's) daimons with Moon Spiral Heart Attack. Just before a daimons attacks Sailor Chibi Moon and Tuxedo mask, somebody kills it with Deep Submerge. Mimete is then killed with World Shaking and two new senshi: Sailor Uranus and Neptune are revealed.

Act 30 continues where act 29 left off: the Inner senshi are shocked at the two new guardians and the two tell them they are not allies, this shocked Sailor Moon and Tuxedo mask asks if they'll bring the world to destruction. Sailor Uranus and Neptune don't reply but attack the Inner senshi with World Shaking. Usagi then wakes up to see Ami, Rei, Minako and Makoto, Luna then tells them that Sailor Uranus and Neptune should not be there. Chibiusa adds that they are like Sailor Pluto: guardians far away from others, but still watching over people. Usagi insists that they can't be enemies but Minako and Makoto gives arguments against her point. Later on, Usagi and Mamoru have the same dream about the Deity of Destruction. In the morning, Usagi waits for Mamoru but instead Haruka meets her and Usagi asks why they can't be allies, Mamoru intercepts before Haruka kisses Usagi and he holds her as she cries without knowing why. Chibiusa then visits Usagi and Mamoru to ask for help with her school art project and she finds them together with a cold feeling in the room, she asks Usagi if she's been cheating on him and Usagi questions if what she's done is wrong. Chibiusa then makes Usagi and Mamoru work together to make the Legendary Holy Grail for her art project, Usagi then apologises to Mamoru and she realises he was jealous of her being with Haruka while she was jealous of him being with Michiru. They then make up, which was part of Chibiusa's plan all along. The next day, Ami tells the other she's going to Mugen Academy to investigate. Usagi then hears later, that Ami found out Mugen Academy is comtrolled by the Death Busters and she, along with Sailor Mars, Venus and Jupiter go to help. Sailor Uranus and Neptune arrive and help the senshi, killing Viluy with Space Sword blaster but leaving soon after.

In Act 31, Usagi wonders about Mamoru and Haruka and wants to find out more about the new sailor guardians. She then researches Professor Tomoe, who is the representative of Mugen Academy, and Hotaru online and realises that Chibiusa may not be safe playing at Hotaru's house. Later at home, Usagi insists she joins Chibiusa in going to Hotaru's house, when they get there, Chibiusa walks straight in and Kaori stops them. Shortly after, Hotaru insists they are guests and invites them into her room. Chibiusa then offers her art project of The Legendary Holy Grail to Hotaru but she declined knowing how much effort Chibiusa, Usagi and Mamoru put into it themselves. Usagi and Chibiusa leave soon after and in the street, on the way home, Chibiusa notices a woman who looks very familiar to her, she doesn't believe it and thinks it's not real. Later, Makoto, Minako, Ami and Rei run up to Usagi and Chibiusa, telling them the enemy is in Mugen Botanical garden. Usagi then notices Haruka and Michiru and chases them, she finds Haruka's apartment, and from the other side of the door asks again why they can't fight together. She then leaves to go to the Mugen Botanical garden where they find people on the floor and the place filled with plants called Telluns that suck out human energy. They then see Tellu, who created the Telluns and transform. Sailor Jupiter attacks Tellu with Jupiter Coconut Cyclone and Sailor Moon uses Moon Spiral Heart Attack but it's absorbed by Tellu. Sailor Chibi Moon then wishes to help and Luna P transforms to become a new rod for her. Sailor Chibi Moon kills Tellu's human form and turns her into a daimons. Suddenly, Tellu is finally killed by Dead scream and it is revealed to be Sailor Pluto.

The next act: Act 32, continues straight after act 31. Sailor Chibi Moon embraces Sailor Pluto and she tells Sailor Moon that she was reborn to carry out an important mission. Sailor Moon then transforms into Princess Serenity and the outer senshi bow before her, they then properly introduce themselves and explain how they used to protect Silver Millenium from afar. The outer senshi explain how taking down the Death Busters would be too much for the inner senshi and that they must defeat The Deity of Destruction. Later, at the game centre, Mamoru researches Professor Tomoe and discovers he worked on super life forms but was expelled from academic circles for taking his research too far and Luna then asks Chibiusa to check on Hotaru. Later, Usagi and Mamoru are out and it starts hailing, they run into Chibiusa who is on the ground. They meet up with Ami, Rei, Makoto and Minako and notice that the hail has made everyone attack each other in town, they proceed to find the outer senshi and aid them in battle. Outside Haruka's apartment the outer senshi begin to fight Cyprine, the Inner senshi appear but Cyprine attacks them causing the inner and outer senshi to attack each other. Sailor moon isn't affected and tries to help with Moon Spiral Heart Attack which causes Cyprine to split into two making her twin Ptilol appear. Sailor Chibi Moon and Tuxedo Mask appear and Sailor Chibi Moon attacks with Pink Sugar Heart Attack but is deflected by Sailor Jupiter and Mercury. Sailor moon is devastated thinking that everyone truly considers the others enemies in their hearts and wants everyone to unite their hearts and souls. Sailor Chibi Moon and Tuxedo mask then hold Sailor Moon's hand and they use their powers to make the Legendary Holy Grail appear.

Act 33 picks up where the last Act left off: Sailor Moon uses the power of the Holy Grail to stop all the senshi fighting and remove them from the control of Cyprine. Sailor Pluto, Uranus and Neptune's talismans resonate and the senshi give power to Sailor Moon. This allows Sailor Moon to transform with Crisis Make up into Super Sailor Moon and also changing the senshi's brooches into heart shaped crystals. Super Sailor Moon then kills Cyprine and Ptilol with Rainbow Moon Heartache. The outer senshi then realise they must work with Sailor Moon and the others as the talismans knew to give strength to Sailor Moon. The outer senshi then recall watching Princess Serenity and her guardian senshi die in the Silver Millenium, their talismans shining, and summoning Sailor Saturn to end the Silver Millenium. They then tell the others that the talismans will come together again and summon Sailor Saturn who is Hotaru, and they intend to kill Hotaru before she awakens. The inner senshi don't believe what they say and Chibiusa runs off to stop them committing the murder. Super Sailor Moon and Mamoru then find Chibiusa with her brooch and silver crystal stolen and Hotaru with immensley long hair and evil, empty eyes. Super Sailor moon then feels Chibiusa's hand, which is cold, and realises she isn't breathing.

Act 34 begins with Usagi and Mamoru at the hospital and a doctor telling them that Chibiusa's heart has stopped. They ask Ami, Rei, Makoto and Minako to leave and Haruka, Michiru and Setsuna arrive saying Chibiusa's host had been removed and that she'd die soon if the enemy possesing Hotaru wasnt stopped. Mamoru stays to protect Chibiusa and keep her body alive while the Inner senshi head to Mugenzu. When they enter they meet Cyprine and Ptilol who separate the inner senshi from each other, Sailor Moon realises she's been separated from the others and turns around to see battle wounded inner senshi who blame her for their scars and they say they're fed up with fighting. They then melt onto her and an angry Chibiusa appears, strangling her and telling her it's all her fault. The outer senshi appear to help Chibiusa kill Sailor Moon and Mamoru appears, telling Usagi she's die after he kills Hotaru and Chibiusa. Sailor Moon then realises it's a trick and dispells the illusion with Moon Spiral Heart Attack, she then realises she's in a room with the Witches 5 reborn who are holding the Inner senshi captive. Sailor Pluto and Neptune then destroy the Witches with Chronos Typhoon and Submarine reflection and release the inner senshi. They combine together again so Sailor Moon can transform into Super Sailor Moon. She then kills daimon Kaolinite with Rainbow Moon Heart Ache while Hotaru (now Mistrss 9) devours Chibiusa's silver crystal.

Dream arc

Stars arc

Development

Usagi's signature hairstyle derives from a "good luck charm" of the artist's. In college, Naoko Takeuchi would put her own hair up in odango before difficult class exams.[2] 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. Stylistic use of differently-colored hair does sometimes appear in later artwork. Out of all the Sailor Senshi, Usagi's personality is closest to Takeuchi's own personality at the time that the series was created.[3]

Certain background details of Usagi's character were chosen symbolically for instance, her Western astrological sign is given as Cancer, which in astrology corresponds to the moon. In reference to a popular Japanese belief, her blood type is given as O, supposedly indicating friendliness, optimism, and carelessness.

Etymology

The kanji of Usagi's surname translate as "moon" (月, tsuki) and "field" (野, no).

Her given name is in hiragana (うさぎ, usagi) and so its meaning is not inherent, but the word itself means "rabbit" and this is used as a pun frequently throughout the series, even in her hairstyle and possessions.

Her entire name is structured as a pun, as the syllable "no" can indicates a possessive, if it would have been written as の, so that her name can also be understood as "Rabbit of the Moon." This derives from a Japanese folktale about the rabbit that is said to be visible in the Moon's face, much like the Western Man in the Moon.

The English-language manga gives her the nickname Bunny to partially preserve this pun; many other localizations use the name Bunny as well. "Usagi" is not a common given name in Japan.

Her name completely in hiragana/katakana would be "つきのうさぎ" (Tsukino Usagi).

Trivia

  • In one piece of official artwork, Usagi's name is Romanized as "Usagi Tukino."
  • Usagi was the only character to appear in all of the acts in the manga.
  • "The Rabbit of the Moon" derives from a Japanese folktale about the rabbit that is said to be visible in the Moon crater's surface, much like the Western Man in the Moon.
  • Her odango give an impression of a rabbit's (albeit elongated) ears.
  • Her dream is to be a bride.
  • Usagi's family take their names from the real family members of the metaseries' creator, Naoko Takeuchi.
  • Usagi's crush on Motoki is not as big in the manga as it was in the anime.
  • In the manga, she is kissed by Mamoru Chiba several times, Prince Demande (once, unwillingly), Kou Seiya (once) and Haruka Tenou (twice, unwillingly).
    • In the manga and Crystal, Usagi slaps Demande immediately after he kisses her, in the first anime she also cries but she is saved by Tuxedo Mask before Demande kisses her.
  • She is hinted to have a physical relationship with Mamoru; she was seen sleeping with him in the last volume of the manga. She is seen sleeping with him once again on the cover of "Sailor Moon Short Stories Volume 2."
  • In Ami's Exam Battle Story, Usagi questions "Who's that?" when Ami mentions Albert Einstein.[4]

Gallery

For images of the manga incarnation of Usagi Tsukino, please see Usagi Tsukino/Image Gallery.

References

  1. Usagi Tsukino at Sailor Moon Official Website (Japanese)
  2. From Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Shinsouban Volume 3.
  3. Sailor Games - Interview of Naoko Takeuchi at the San Diego Comic-con
  4. Ami's First Love, page 12
Sailor Senshi
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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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