Characters / Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon

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    The Sailor Senshi 

Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon/Princess Serenity
Portrayed by: Miyuu Sawai

  • Blessed with Suck: Even more so after we find out the truth about Serenity.
  • The Chick: More so than any of the other girls, as per all the incarnations of the characters.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: More like a Dark and Troubled Past Life as Princess Serenity, who destroyed the Moon Kingdom and the Earth Kingdom when Endymion died trying to protect her.
  • Image Song: Here We Go! The Power to Believe and Over Rainbow Tour, emphasizing Usagi's upbeat personality.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Serenity, especially when everyone learned of her true nature.
  • Light Is Not Good: As Serenity.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Serenity, whose response to the death of Endymion is to destroy the world.
  • Mythology Gag: Usagi's name translates to Rabbit of the Moon. The show does not shy away from lampshading this as much as possible, from Usagi's room full of rabbit-themed items, a Sailor Rabbit costume, etc.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: With Mamoru, much more so in this version than in the anime and manga.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Serenity, who has a tendency to show up after the five Senshi combined have trouble taking down a youma after numerous tries, and proceeds to one-shot it.

Ami Mizuno - Sailor Mercury / Darkury
Portrayed by: Rika Izumi (aka Chisaki Hama)

  • Berserk Button: Being ignored as Dark Mercury.
  • Beta Couple: With human!Nephrite. Their arc was left unresolved.
    • This begins during the Dark Mercury arc, where she patches up his cape after he is punished for failures, though it is somewhat undercut by her calling him pathetic.
  • Catchphrase: Ami wags her index finger and remarks, "It's useless to run away!" She also uses this as Dark Mercury.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: In episode 16, Ami gets jealous of Naru because of how close she is to Usagi.
  • Cool Sword: Ami used a variety of water and ice-based swords throughout the series.
  • More Than Mind Control: Dark Mercury is initially unable to be purified by the Silver Crystal not only because of Metaria's power, but because of her underlying resentment that her friends will never spend time with her due to being wrapped up in other issues.
  • Mythology Gag: Ami uses dowsing to track down a youma hiding in the forest. This ability was straight from the manga that wasn't used in the anime.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: During the Dark Mercury arc, she won't attack Usagi at school because she enjoys school too much to disrupt it.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Dark Mercury is considerably more powerful than she was before her corruption, to the point where she is almost able to kill Sailor Moon, but not as powerful as Mercury after her "activation" as a Senshi shortly after returning to normal.

Rei Hino - Sailor Mars
Portrayed by: Keiko Kitagawa

  • Mythology Gag: In a literal sense. Mars and Venus are lovers in Classical Mythology, which is why the Mars and Venus daggers are used as a pair by Rei and Minako in separate incidents.
    • Rei's constant search of Minako makes her take over Minako's hobby of chasing idol singers. Her bickering with Minako is very akin to Usagi/Rei's frienship/rivalry in the anime.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her mother died when she was young and grew up resenting her politician father.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When Minako dies, Rei is on the verge of an emotion breakdown... until she focuses all that hurt onto the enemy and becomes quite a frightening berserker.

Makoto Kino - Sailor Jupiter
Portrayed by: Mew Azama

Minako Aino - Sailor V / Sailor Venus
Portrayed by: Ayaka Komatsu

  • Adaptation Personality Change: Downplayed example as while her basic nature is intact, elements of the Outer Senshi's personalities and backstories are inserted.
  • The Artifact: The hair ribbon was a fashion fad during the manga's publication, and was retained in the series since Venus' hair ribbon was her defining accessory. In PGSM, Minako's civilian form preferred caps and cowboy hats instead.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower/Muscles Are Meaningless: True to the anime and manga, the petite, delicate-looking Minako can perform superhuman feats of athleticism, even while depowered. Twice in the series, Minako (in civilian form) manages to kick a youma, sending him crashing to a solid wall.
  • Death by Adaptation: She is suffering from a fatal illness in this incarnation and dies off-screen in a failed surgery near the end of the series. She gets better.
  • Good Is Not Nice: As the leader of the Sailor Senshi with a limited amount of time to fight the Dark Kingdom, she takes her mission to prevent the fall of the Moon Kingdom extremely seriously...which means she is confrontational, condescending, and distant towards the other Inner Senshi, whom she feels are too idealistic about their roles as the guardians of the world.
  • Hand Blast: Venus Beam and Rolling Heart Vibration.
  • Idol Singer: While the original Minako dreamed of becoming one, in PGSM she actually is one.
  • Image Song: True to her idol persona, Minako has no less than five songs alluding to her singing career and senshi alter-ego.
  • Ill Girl: She has some kind of fatal illness.
  • Infinity+1 Sword: Venus Dagger.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At times Minako can act like a bitch, particularly towards Rei. Her intentions, however, are good.


The Youma

The Shitennou

  • Anti-Villain: As with the original, the Shitennou were originally servants of Prince Endymion who were brainwashed by Queen Beryl. This is taken further than in the anime and manga; like the Senshi, they begin recovering memories of their "past lives" partway through the story, which causes them to question their devotion to Beryl.
  • Four Is Death: Even explicitly refer to the trope by calling them "The Shitennou."
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: Although considerably less "quirky" than they were in the anime.



  • Adaptation Dye-Job: He's a redhead here as opposed to the brunette that he was in the manga and both anime adaptations.
  • Brought Down to Normal: After Princess Serenity's reawakening.
  • Butt Monkey: He's never successful at anything.
  • Fiery Redhead: The most hotheaded of the Shitennou.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Towards everyone and everything, regardless of whether someone is nice to him or not.
  • The Unfavorite: Beryl doesn't particularly favor any of the Shitennou, especially when all of them except Jadeite are revealed to have their own agendas, but it's pretty clear that she doesn't care for Nephrite at all going by her attitude. She takes it a step further by offing him in front of everyone purely to show Mamoru what will happen if he doesn't surrender.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: He's got white hair hear as opposed to the blond hair he had in the manga and both anime adaptations.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: After his memories of the past life return.
  • Elegant Classical Musician: A male version of the trope. He plays the piano.
  • Musical Assassin: At one point, he has a Youma sing a work of music he's written called "Requiem for a Princess," designed to harm any girls who hear it who consider themselves "princesses." Even after that, his music seems to have certain magical powers such as forcing the other Shitennou to recall their past-life memories.
  • Mystical White Hair: For some reason, he got Kunzite's hair color from the manga.
  • Token Good Teammate: Zoisite is the only one of the Shitennou that tries to act for the good of the other Shitennou and his former Master Endymion as a result of regaining his memories. It puts him at odds with everyone else, much to his dismay.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He doesn't want Mamoru and Usagi to get together for fear of what she did in the past.


  • Amnesiac Dissonance: Begins as a normal human with no memory of his evildoings, who initially befriends Usagi and Mamoru. When he reawakens, he seems to view his human form with disdain.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: Kunzite holds no loyalty to Beryl and acts on his own from the moment his memories are awakened.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Had short hair in his human form; it becomes long when he reawakens as Kunzite.
  • The Starscream: He was the one Shitennou Beryl/Metallia deemed dangerous enough to need a complete memory wipe. When he's finally awakened, Beryl almost instantly regrets it.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: In his initial appearance.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He wants the world not to blow up from an emotional mess. His methods of trying to avoid that happening are questionable, but it's hard not to sympathize with him.


  • All Love Is Unrequited: Her main motivation in the latter half of the series is her unrequited feelings for Endymion and jealousy toward Usagi.
  • Anti-Villain: Compared to Princess Serenity, anyway. She actually wants to protect the Earth - even if it's only so that she can rule it.

Mio Kuroki

  • Came Back Strong: In the special episodes, she comes back to life and gains power of her own, even if said powers are weak compared to what Beryl used to be capable of.
  • Disney Death: Appears to explode into black petals when Metaria!Endymion cuts her. She comes back strong.
  • Do Not Adjust Your Set: Broadcasts her desire to Take Over the World in the special episodes.
  • Idol Singer: Set up as a rival to Minako, probably because she's the only Senshi who sees through Mio right from the beginning.
  • The Mole: Along with trying to sabotage Usagi's reputation, she was basically created to keep an eye on her for Beryl.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Several of her schemes involve feigning innocence and cluelessness.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Seems to have a permanent smirk on her face.
  • With Friends Like These...: Her guise is to pretend to be Usagi's friend, although it's obvious at least from her second appearance that she has no intention of truly being friends.

Queen Metaria

  • Expy: Metaria is more like Chaos in the anime than the original Metaria, being more of an energy force behind evil in the world than an individual, sentient being. Unlike Chaos, though, Metaria can be defeated.
  • Made of Evil: It's more of an energy source of pure evil than a character.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Though less the case than in the original; Beryl and the Shitennou seem aware of Metaria's evil and destruction potential to the point that they actually seem to be working against it by the final episodes.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Mamoru takes it into his body and tries to get killed before it can possess him. He fails.

    Other Characters 

Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Kamen/Prince Endymion

Luna and Artemis

Naru Osaka

  • Secret Keeper: After Usagi reveals her identity to her.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Being the main character's friend makes her a target of all sorts of things.

Motoki Furuhata

  • Ascended Extra: He gradually increases in importance throughout the storyline, going from "guy who runs Crown" to Mamoru's friend to Makoto's love interest.
  • Cloudcukoolander: A mild version, but he's a bit... Off.
  • Muggle Best Friend: For Mamoru. (Also, Makoto's Muggle Boyfriend.)

Hina Kusaka

  • Arranged Marriage: Her engagement to Mamoru, although she has feelings on her end.
  • Disposable Fiancée: It's a bit of a Foregone Conclusion that Usagi and Mamoru are going to end up together in the end.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Realizes Mamoru doesn't feel the same way for her as he does for Usagi so she graciously steps out of their way.
  • Nice Girl: As is clear when Usagi tries to dislike her because she's her romantic rival and just...can't.
  • Romantic False Lead: She's an original character created purely to throw a wrench into Usagi and Mamoru's budding romance.