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Aino Minako / Sailorvenus
More Venus Info:

Kanji for Venus


Meaning: Beautiful Child of Love
Birthday: October 22
Astrological Sign: Libra
Family Members: Father; Mother (Dedicated Housewife)
Interests: Playing games
Sports: All
Favorite Colors: Red and Yellow
Favorite Class: Gym
Least Favorite Class: Anything not gym
Favorite Food: Pulled noodles, Curry, Spaghetti
Least Favorite Food: Shiitake mushrooms
Hopes To Go To: Inside a Space Shuttle
Fortune Tells: Hard Money
Small Habit: When she becomes jealous of things, she has a fit
Good At: Cheats others
Likes: Annoying things
Dislikes: Mama and the Police
Motto: When you fall down, pretend nothing happened and get back up.
Favorite Stone: Topaz
Seiyuu: Fukami Rica

Minako goes to a different junior high school from the other Inner Senshi, but in SailorStars, she attends Juuban High School with them. Her guardian cat is Artemis. She's like Usagi--well, they could be twins. They look almost exactly alike, except that her hair color is a shade different, and they have many moments throughout SM when they do exactly the same things. For example, in the first season, the skating episode, when they convince the others to go skating with them. Also when they stalk Haruka in S, for most of the episode they copy each other...

Minako was the first Sailor Senshi, becoming Sailor V after meeting Artemis. She fought villains there as V, and she was friends with Alan and Katarina, a police officer, while living in England. However, she fell in love with Alan, but both Alan and Katarina thought of her as only a child, and they fell in love with each other. When V and Katarina were investigating a warehouse, a grenade exploded inside, and Katarina thought Minako was killed. It was then as V watched Katarina and Alan embrace that she realized they were in love, and so she left, leaving them to think her dead. She returned to Japan and became Sailorvenus, joining the rest of the Inner Senshi.

In the anime, Venus's role as the leader of the Inner Senshi is a little less defined than in the manga, and at times Mars looks like more of the leader. Strangely enough, Minako in the first season is extremely mature; the episode about her past, episode 42, reveals the complexities of her life while as V in England. Somewhere between SM and SMR, Minako apparently gets a ditz attack because after the first season, she shows practically no real maturity as she did before, when Usagi tells the others that "Minako is the most mature out of all of us".

She has two forms:

Sailorvenus: [SM - SMS]

SuperSailorvenus: [SuperS - SailorStars]

Her items as Sailorvenus include:

  • Henshin Stick
  • Star Henshin Stick
  • Communicator Watch
  • Chain-Whip thingy

    Important Episodes:

  • Sailormoon #33: Sailorvenus first appears. "Crescent Beam" first used.
  • Sailormoon #34: Aino Minako first appears.
  • Sailormoon #36: "Venus Power, Make-Up" is first used.
  • Sailormoon #42: Minako's past as Sailor V in England is explained.
  • Sailormoon #45: Sailorvenus dies.
  • Sailormoon #46: Minako is brought back to life with no memory of her past.
  • Sailormoon R #48: Minako remembers her past as Venus.
  • Sailormoon R #52: "Crescent Beam Shower" is first used.
  • Sailormoon R #65: "Venus Star Power, Make-Up" is first used. "Venus Love-Me Chain" is first used.
  • Sailormoon S #109: Minako's heart crystal is extracted.
  • Sailormoon SuperS #141: Minako's dream mirror is removed.
  • Sailormoon SuperS #143: Venus is powered up to SuperSailorvenus.
  • Sailormoon SuperS #154: "Venus Crystal Power, Make-Up" and "Venus Love and Beauty Shock" are first used.
  • Sailormoon SailorStars #196: Venus dies, her star seed taken.

    As Sailorvenus, she has the following powers:


    Venus Power, Make-Up: Minako's henshin phrase

    Crescent Beam: A beam of light shoots out from her finger

    Sailormoon R

    Venus Star Power, Make-Up: Her henshin phrase in R

    Crescent Beam Shower: Her powered up attack of Crescent Beam; first arc only

    Venus Love-Me Chain: Her second arc attack in which a chain made of hearts attacks the enemy

    Sailormoon S

    Same as S, except no Crescent Beam Shower

    Sailormoon SuperS

    Venus Crystal Power, Make-Up: Her henshin phrase to transform into SuperSailorvenus

    Venus Love and Beauty Shock: Her attack in which she throws a deadly kiss

    Sailormoon SailorStars

    Same as SuperS anime

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