Sorry for the delay in my putting this post up, even though I said I’d do it yesterday. A late night babysitting job, combined with a particularly hyper and vocal dog, make for not a lot of blog-writing time! In case you didn’t see my last post, in it I wrote about the first three Sailor Senshi from Sailor Moon. Today, I am going to write about the next two: Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Venus.
Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter was the fourth sailor to be introduced, as the new “tough girl” at Usagi’s school. Makoto is almost never called Makoto by her friends, who instead call her Mako-chan. After an incident involving a man, a monster, and a claw crane (not giving too much away!), Mako proved herself to be unusually strong, even in her civilian form. Once she became Sailor Jupiter, her strength and toughness was still a big part of her personality. At the same time, Mako is also an excellent cook, and she is very good at cleaning. The two sides to her personality make her both the most masculine and most feminine senshi at the same time. Mako’s signature colours are green and pink, and she always (in both her civilian and sailor forms) wears a pair of rose-shaped earrings and a green bobble bunch in her hair. Her attack is supreme thunder. This of course involves electricity, which, along with wood, is the theme for her powers. Her powers are pretty, well, powerful, and hers and Rei’s are my favourites. Outside of battle, Mako uses her strength to beat up bad guys – even in civilian form! Mako is another one of my favourite senshi. And yes, I know I have way too many, but they’re all great!
Minako Aino/Sailor Venus is first brought into the programme as Sailor V – a crime-fighting, anonymous celebrity (well, it’s not really that anonymous – in fact it’s quite obvious who she is). During the start of the season she is shown as a character in computer games, and is talked about by Usagi’s friends as Sailor V, until she finally reveals herself as a Sailor soldier. Even though Minako is technically the fifth Sailor soldier to be discovered, it turns out that she was awakened to her identity long before any of the others. She actually starred in her own manga, even before Sailor Moon was created. Minako is generally cheerful and optimistic, with a habit of misquoting sayings and proverbs (Ami quickly corrects her each time). She dreams of being a star, and in some versions of Sailor Moon, namely the live-action series, she is a famous singer. Minako’s trademark colours are orange, with a little bit of red in the form of the bow she always wears in her hair. Her powers are centered around love, light and beauty, and her attack is crescent beam. Being the most widely travelled of the senshi, Minako lived in England for some time, and as a result can speak English fluently. Minako isn’t one of my favourite characters, but that said, I do like her character a lot.
So that’s all of the Sailor Senshi for now! Later in the series, even more sailors come into it, and lots more supporting characters. I might do some more on Sailor Moon and the characters in the future. I hope you look forward to it!