Characters: Sailor Moon Others
This page covers the (mostly) recurring minor characters of Sailor Moon
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Portrayed in PGSM by: Chieco Kawabe
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: The dynamic with Nephrite and Naru in The Nineties anime. Naru knows he isn't a good person and is aware that he has tried to use her, particularly since he tells her as much. Yet she admits to a worried Usagi that she can't help loving him. Then Nephrite turns out to not be a monster... only to die in her arms.
- Ascended Extra: In the first season of The Nineties anime and the live-action, she has a bigger role than in the manga.
- Badass Normal: Despite how often she gets targeted by the villains, Naru has quite a number of achievements listed in the "Moments of Awesome" page.
- Beta Couple/Official Couple: In The Nineties anime with Umino, once they get their Relationship Upgrade.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The redhead to Usagi's blonde and Yumiko and Kuri's brunettes.
- Break the Cutie: The deal with Nephrite sends her into an Heroic BSOD and it takes her a while to get better.
- Damsel in Distress/Designated Victim: She needs to be saved from a Monster of the Week attack fairly regularly.
- Demoted to Extra: Ever since the end of the Alien arc of season R. And she and Umino were still luckier than Yumiko and Kuri, who never made it past the original series. Averted in the live-action. It's as if she knew that she was gonna be replaced as Usagi's BFF and struggled not to let that happen.
- Expy: Of Hikaru from Codename: Sailor V. Both are the Muggle Best Friend of the main character.
- Fiery Redhead: Subverted, she's more of The Cutie, though she did have two or three moments.
- Hair Decorations: Her green hairbow, especially in her school uniform. She sometimes changes color hairbows, depending on her wardrobe like a red hairbow as you can see a bit from the picture.
- Heroic Bystander: In both the first series and S, trying to get the energy-sucking plant out of Nephrite despite being affected by them herself and then trying to protect Umino from a Monster of the Week which was after his Pure Heart.
- Kansai Regional Accent: Lampshaded by her last name. It becomes a Brooklyn accent in the original English dub.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Doesn't know of Usagi's identity as Sailor Moon, though she may have become aware of it in the R season. At the very least, she knows she is part of something important and that Usagi doesn't want Naru to ask what. Which Naru accepts.
- Morality Pet: In The Nineties anime, she becomes one for Nephrite, triggering his Redemption Equals Death.
- Muggle Best Friend: To Usagi.
- Second Love: For Umino.
- Secret Secret Keeper: It is heavily implied during R/the Black Moon arc that Naru had figured out Usagi's identity as Sailor Moon since she knows that Usagi is part of something unusual and important, but that Usagi doesn't want her to ask about it, so she complies as to not put pressure on her.
- Spoiled Sweet: According to the first episode of Crystal, Naru is intelligent, popular, and has wealthy parents, and she's nice and down to Earth.
- Those Two Guys: She and Umino become this after the other Sailor Senshi start showing up.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly girl to Usagi's tomboy, despite Usagi not being that boyish.
- Tsundere: Very light Type B, towards Umino.
- Unfazed Everyman: Being best friends with Sailor Moon and a victim or witness of so many attacks, she has become this regarding the Sailor Senshi and youma.
- Weirdness Magnet
: Keiichi Nanba
(original series), Daiki Yamashita (Crystal
) (JP), Roland Parliament (DiC and Cloverway), Ben Diskin
(Viz) (EN), Isabel Wolmar (PT)
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Both anime series give him brown hair. It's blonde in the manga.
- Adapted Out: In the live-action.
- Beautiful All Along: According to Word of God, he is a bishonen without his glasses.
- Beta Couple/Official Couple: In The Nineties anime with Naru, once they get their Relationship Upgrade.
- Bishōnen: Take God's Word for It
- Brainy Brunette: In the anime.
- The Chew Toy
- Crazy Jealous Guy: After he starts dating Naru, he acts this way about her to a mild extent.
- Demoted to Extra: Ever since the end of the first season/first episodes of R.
- Distressed Dude
- Dogged Nice Guy: For Usagi. By the time he falls for Naru though, he drops the most annoying traits.
- Drowning My Sorrows: Parodied in Super S, when he attempts it with milk shakes. Chibi-Usa's grossed out face says all.
- Expy: In the forerunner series, Codename: Sailor V, Minako had an otaku pal named Amano who is identical to him, though Amano is much more proactive and able to aide Sailor V on several occasions.
- Extraverted Nerd
- Heroic Bystander: In both the first series and S, he tries to defend Naru from a Monster of the Week. The second time, the monster was specifically targetting him.
- Innocently Insensitive: For example, when Usagi and Umino went to visit Naru after after Nephrite's death, Umino casually said, "I thought you didn't go to school because you were sick, but I see it was just heartbreak," resulting in Usagi hitting him. Once they gone out, he didn't take (or didn't seem anyway) into consideration Naru's feelings. Later on however, he hinted to have felt bad because of this trope. Thanks to Character Development, he became a bit less of this trope later on.
- In the same scene, he tried to comfort Naru... by mentioning Nephrite's disappearance.
- Know-Nothing Know-It-All
- Last Name Basis: Umino is his surname, but that's what everyone calls him.
- Nerd Glasses
- The One Guy: Of Usagi's circle of friends at the start of the series.
- Otaku: He's called this several times by other characters.
- Plucky Comic Relief
- Second Love: For Naru. Who also was his second love, since Umino had a crush on Usagi at first.
- Teen Genius: So much that he is unhappy when he only gets a 95 on a test.
- Those Two Guys: He and Naru become this after the other Sailor Senshi start showing up.
- Unfazed Everyman: To a somewhat lesser extent than Naru.
The Tsukino family
- Gender-Equal Ensemble: Two females (Usagi and Ikuko) and two males (Shingo and Kenji). Later subverted when Chibiusa comes along, and even more so when Kenji stops appearing.
- Nuclear Family
- Theme Naming: Usagi's family is named after (and based on) Naoko Takeuchi's real-life family.
: Chiyoko Kawashima
(original series), Seira Ryu (Crystal
) (JP), Julie Lemieux (DiC and Cloverway), Nicolas Roye (Viz) (EN), Rogério Jacques (PT)
Portrayed in PGSM by: Naoki Takeshi
- Adaptation Dye-Job: In The Nineties anime, his hair is light brown. Crystal keeps it blonde like the manga, though, so he and Usagi have more of a family resemblance in that series.
- Adorably Precocious Child: Can slip into this sometimes, and don't think he won't if it works to his advantage.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Milder version. He can be annoying and nagging, but otherwise is less whiny than other kids like him. Mostly because his sister is more than whiny enough for the both of them and it's often him who's exasperated with her. He provides the trope image for a good reason, though.
- Art Evolution/I Got Bigger: One of the few characters to visibly age in The Nineties anime. The first season drew him the way most children appear in anime. In later appearances he looks more (appropriately) like a preteen and has had something of a growth spurt. This was probably done to make him look older than Chibi-Usa but still younger than Usagi.
- Ascended Extra: Somewhat in The Nineties anime, where he appears in many episodes and gets multiple days in the limelight.
- Big Brother Instinct: Stands up for Chibiusa when Usagi picks on her. He also tries to protect girls he cares about from enemy attacks.
- Brainy Brunette: In The Nineties anime.
- Brilliant but Lazy: Gets good grades with zero effort and spends the rest of his time playing video games, reading comics, and messing with his sister.
- Brutal Honesty: Generally he will speak his mind or tell it like it is, and can be pretty tactless about it. Usually at Usagi's expense.
- Deadpan Snarker: He often walks away with some of the best lines when he shows up.
- Demoted to Extra: Ever since the first season/first episodes of R.
- Fanboys My Alter Ego: More exactly, he's a Sailor Moon fanboy.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible to Usagi's foolish.
- Heroic Bystander: For a preteen, Shingo has some serious cojones. Aside from his brief fear of cats, he rarely loses his head when he ends up in the middle of weirdness Usagi attracts, and once even tried to fight a villain head on to protect Ami, buying enough time for the rest of the Sailor Senshi to find them.
- Insufferable Genius: He's a great student, his sister is a Book Dumb Ditz and he won't let her forget it.
- In the Name of the Moon: A somewhat parody of one where he imitates the Sailor Senshi at a virtual reality arcade, calling himself "Sneakers Shingo" ("Super Sammy" in the English dub) and even quoting Sailor Moon's phrase "In the name of the moon, I will punish you!"
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be snarky and ruffle Usagi's feathers, but don't think that he doesn't care about his family and friends.
- Jerkass Façade: Certain materials suggest that he's hard on Usagi simply because that's just his job as her little brother, and he's trying to toughen her up to not be such a crybaby.
- Platonic Life Partners: With The Nineties anime-only character Mika. They're childhood best friends with a lot affection, but Ship Tease aside, there's no actual romance between them and it irks Shingo when people think there is.
- The Prankster: Towards Usagi.
- Precocious Crush: Has a huge crush on Ami in one episode of The Nineties anime.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Is terrified of cats in The Nineties anime, due to an traumatic incident when he was a toddler. As a result, a whole first season episode is dedicated to Usagi trying to get Luna in his good graces, and after that it's never mentioned again.
: Sanae Takagi (original series), Yuko Mizutani
) (JP), Barbara Radecki (DiC and Cloverway), Tara Platt
(Viz) (EN), Cristina Cavalinhos (PT)
Portrayed in PGSM by: Kaori Moriwaka
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Her hair in the manga is either bright pink or bluish-purple. Both anime series settled on the latter.
- "Blind Idiot" Translation: In the re-released manga, Kenji and Ikuko refer to each other as papa and mama. To be fair, in some older anime and manga, parents refer to each other not by their names but by their positions in the family (i.e., Kyo's parents in The King of Fighters: KYO and Haruto's parents in Haunted Junction.) The joke went Lost in Translation.
- Education Mama: While nowhere near as bad as Minako's mother in Codename: Sailor V, to the point that Minako lists her "hag of a mom" as one of her dislikes, she's still this, and it's a Justified Trope when you remember how completely unmotivated Usagi is when it comes to school work; of course Ikuko's going to be mad when her eldest daughter is always bringing home 35s and 20s on her tests.
- Good Parents: She and Kenji don't have a big role, but they are portrayed as typical loving parents to their children.
- Happily Married
- House Wife
- Muggle Foster Parents: Averted. Usagi was reincarnated, so the Tsukinos are her biological family.
- Open-Minded Parent: In relationship subjects.
- Parents in Distress: Was attacked by Hawk's Eye in Super S.
- Secret Secret Keeper: The manga drops a hint of this towards the end. When Usagi leaves (to battle Sailor Galaxia, but obviously she can't say that), Ikuko says that she has a feeling that Usagi may not come back, as she looks up to the sky cradling Luna in her arms.
- Sexless Marriage: She and her husband sleep in separate beds.
- Unnamed Parent: Canadian dubs only, where she is merely identified as "Serena's mom". Later subverted when the Cloverway dub once refers to her as Ikuko.
- What Happened to the Mouse??: Averted, as she is one of the only supporting characters to appear throughout all five major arcs. Though in Sailor Moon S, she only appeared in the manga, not the anime.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: Though more tempery than the standard, she is hinted to have Kenji-papa very whipped in The Nineties anime.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
Portrayed in PGSM by: Ryuuta Tasaki
- "Blind Idiot" Translation: Mild version: In the recently re-released manga, Kenji and Ikuko refer to each other as papa and mama (although sometimes Truth in Television as once they become parents couples may often find themselves calling each another "Mom" and "Dad" or some variation).
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Although Usagi's entire family was Demoted to Extra, her mother and brother still made token appearances later in the series, but her father's last appearance was only in the second season.
- Good Parents: He and Ikuko don't have a big role, but they are portrayed as typical loving parents to their children.
- Happily Married
- Henpecked Husband: In The Nineties anime, by his own admission.
- Heroic Bystander: In the Hot Springs Episode when the Tsukinos are on vacation, he attempts to defend his family against the Monster of the Week.
- He Who Must Not Be Seen: Live-action only; even has his face obscured by a camera at Usagi's wedding.
- Muggle Foster Parents: Averted. Usagi was reincarnated, so the Tsukinos are her biological family.
- Not So Different: Initially suspicious of Mamoru, but some comments imply he was very similar in his youth. It might be that this is what actually bothers him.
- Overprotective Dad: He nearly drives off the road on learning that Usagi is dating. And this is before he learns of the age difference.
- Papa Wolf: The few times he was under attack, he immediately leapt to his family's defense.
- Sexless Marriage: He and his wife sleep in separate beds.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome
- Unnamed Parent: Canadian dubs only, where he is merely identified as "Serena's dad".
Portrayed in PGSM by: Tomoko Otakara
- Adapted Out: Averted in all adaptations (even the musicals), making her the only civilian to appear in every version of the series.
- Ascended Extra: When you think about it, she had a much bigger role early in The Nineties anime than in the manga. Then after the Alien Arc of R, she was Put on a Bus. She has a valid reason for disappearing once the girls moved on to 9th grade.
- Brainy Brunette: Light brown in the Crystal anime and she is a teacher, after all.
- Butt Monkey: A frequent youma victim alongside Naru. And even beyond that, there's the incident where she thinks she is Defiled Forever.
- Christmas Cake: And how.
- Damsel in Distress/Designated Victim: Like Naru, she was a frequent victim of attacks by the Dark Kingdom during the first season. Her obsession with finding a husband made her an easy target.
- Defiled Forever: This is what she believes when the second episode of The Nineties anime had Umino (under a monster's influence) flip her skirt up revealing her smiley face panties. She started crying that she wouldn't be able to get married now.
- Fiery Redhead: Has auburn hair in the 90s anime with a temper to match.
- First Name Basis: Her students call her Haruna-sensei. The first English dub switched it to make Haruna her last name, though.
- Goofy Print Underwear: The above incident revealed a smiley face on it.
- Panty Shot: See Defiled Forever.
- Rapunzel Hair
- Sensei-chan: Frequently acts young for her age and engages in doing rather childish things.
- Stern Teacher: Was very exigent towards Usagi, but genuinely cared for her and her friends.
- Team Mom
- Temporal Theme Naming: Meta-example. Naoko Takeuchi's other series Codename: Sailor V, The Cherry Project and P.Q. Angels have characters named Natsuna Sakurada, Akina Sakurada and Fuyuna Sakurada. Collectively, they are named after the four seasons.
- You Look Familiar: Her sister was Chieri's teacher in Naoko's previous manga The Cherry Project. In addition, Chiyoko Kawashima, who voices Haruna, also voices Sailor Pluto and Shingo Tsukino.
: Hiroyuki Satou (original series), Hiroshi Okamoto
) (JP), Colin O'Meara (DiC), Steven Bednarski (Cloverway), Lucien Dodge
(Viz) (EN), Rogério Jacques (PT)
Portrayed in PGSM by: Masaya Kikawada
- Ascended Extra: A bit, in the live-action. He even gets to propose to Makoto in that continuity.
- "Blind Idiot" Translation: In the recently re-released manga, Motoki's nickname is translated as 'bro'. This gets incredibly awkward later on, when Makoto refers to him as 'the bro at the Game Center.' Uhh....
- Chubby Chaser: Somewhat. In the anime he told Usagi he found chubby girls cute. She saw this as an excuse to stop dieting and go back to her regular eating habits, until Luna clarified that he said "chubby", not "fat".
- Green Eyes
- I Will Wait for You: When Reika decides to go to study in Africa, he decides to wait for her for as long as she is gone. The second time she leaves for ten years and he is still willing to wait.
- Like Brother and Sister: Despite Makoto and Usagi's crushes on him, it is established that they are only younger sisters to him (except in the live-action, where Makoto is his love interest).
- Men Can't Keep House: His apartment is in a terrible state.
- Muggle Best Friend: In the live-action to Mamoru, as well as being Makoto's Muggle Love Interest.
- Nice Guy
- Official Couple: With Reika in the anime and manga, or with Makoto in the live-action.
- Satellite Character
- Secret Keeper: In the manga and the live-action.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Mamoru's Manly Man.
- They Do: He and Makoto in Special Act of the Live Action version.
- Trash of the Titans: His apartment, in The Nineties anime.
- Turtle Power: In the live-action, he has a pet turtle named Kamekichi and seems to be generally obsessed with them, owning lots of turtle-themed accessories and bonding with other turtle owners.
: Miyako Endou and Eriko Hara
(JP), Sabrina Grdevich (DiC), Catherine Disher (Cloverway) (EN), Isabel Wolmar (PT)
Other friends of the Sailor Senshi
: Rika Fukami
(original series), Mai Nakahara
) (JP), Daniela Olivieri (season 1), Wendy Lyon (R
) (DiC), Katherine Trowell (Cloverway), Erica Mendez
(Viz) (EN), Vera Sachetti (PT)
- Adaptation Dye-Job: In The Nineties anime, Reika is a brunette. In the materials collection, she has strawberry pink hair, but in further colored manga artwork, she's blonde.
- Adapted Out: In the live-action.
- Adventurer Archaeologist: Her work, in the anime.
- Art Shift: In The Nineties anime, her eyes had a distinctively different appearance from the rest of the cast. That changed when she returned in season four.
- Cool Big Sis
- Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: In the manga, Reika was really into gemstones, as she studies mineralogy at KO University. While she doesn't drape herself in jewels, she does wear rather stylish earrings and necklaces tastefully. A caption refers to her as a "high maintenance $6900 Versace queen."
- Long Distance Relationship: With Motoki.
- Official Couple: With Motoki. Except in the live-action, where it's not certain she even exists.
- Put on a Bus: Twice
Yumiko and Kuri
Yumiko voiced by
: Mayumi Seto and Chieko Nanba (original series), Hyang-Ri Kim (Crystal
) (JP), Stephanie Morgenstern (DiC and Cloverway), Michelle Ruff
Kuri voiced by
: Masami Kamiyama and Etsuko Nishimoto (original series), Yukiko Morashita (Crystal
) (JP), Katie Griffin (DiC and Cloverway), Julie Ann Taylor
: Taeko Kawata
(JP); Mary Long (DiC), Tanya Donato (Cloverway) (EN)
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Manga illustrations show her with pinkish or purple hair. In early 90's anime appearances, her hair was brown, but in the fourth season it became purple with no explanation, yet didn't match the manga. Her eyes also changed from a light blue to bright purple.
- Alliterative Name
- Anime Chinese Girl: Dresses as one, her family owns a Chinese restaurant.
- Art Evolution: As with Shingo, Momoko visually ages a little over the course of her appearances. In R, she appears around six or seven like Chibi-Usa, while in S and Super S, she's taller and has a visible bustline. Her bangs and side strands also went from being straight to curly. These changes in her look match up with her manga appearance.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: In an episode of the R season, when she's accidentally infused with Black Energy. Chibi-Usa manages to debrainwash her, though.
- Cool Big Sis: Acts like this towards Chibi-Usa.
- Series Continuity Error: Her hair color is switched from brown to purple in Super S without any explanation, and her eyes go from being a light blue to an identical shade of purple.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair
Kyousuke and Kotono Sarashima
- Continuity Cameo: His single appearance in The Nineties anime.
- Demoted to Extra: He appears a number of times in the manga, beginning in the Black Moon arc, but only appears once very briefly in The Nineties anime in the final season, and even then, his name only appears in the credits.
- Last Name Basis: He's usually just called Asanuma.
- Paranormal Investigation: He's a member of the Sci-Fi Club at his school, to which he reports any UFO sightings. In fact, after witnessing Mamoru healing himself and Luna talking to Usagi, he thinks that their group might be aliens.
- Secret Keeper: In the manga, after he reveals to Makoto what he saw, she confesses the Sailor Senshi's identities to him and even kisses him on the forehead.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Averted. Like Ikuko Tsukino but unlike the rest of the civilian cast, he actually appeared as late as Stars.
Other Families of the Sailor Senshi
Dr. Saeko Mizuno
Portrayed in PGSM by: Mariko Tsutsui
- Invisible Parents: In the anime, we only see her back in the OP for the Super S movie.
- The Ojou: Older version.
- Named by the Adaptation: The live-action gives her first name as Saeko.
- Non-Idle Rich: She is fairly wealthy, yet she still works full-time.
- Parents as People: She truly cares for Ami, lamenting how her work kept her away from her girl. Ami might be a Lonely Rich Kid but she generally doesn't hold it against her mom, and it's because of Mizuno-sensei's example that she wants to be a doctor when she grows up.
: Tomomichi Nishimura
(JP), David Fraser and John Stocker (DiC and Cloverway), Michael Sorich (Viz) (EN), Rogério Jacques (PT)
- Adaptation Distillation: Rei's grandfather is an entirely different character in the manga, compared to The Nineties anime. In the manga he's a slightly younger grandfather, taller, and when he is in a story he offers key insight to Rei's history and personality, and also suggests that he knows she's destined to do great things in some way, but not at that shrine.
- Adapted Out: In the live-action.
- Ascended Extra: Somewhat, early in The Nineties anime.
- Badass Grandpa: Manages to fend off Zoisite's attack in episode 30 of the 90s anime. Zoisite is appropriately shocked by this: "I thought you were just an old man, but...you're good!" Oh, and he survived falling off the shrine roof.
- Bi the Way: Rei remarks at one point while complaining about his antics that "He'll hit on anyone regardless of gender"
- Dirty Old Man: The Nineties anime only. He keeps embarrassing Rei whenever he tries to pick up girls and convince them to become Mikos at Hikawa Jinja.
- Invisible Grandparent: In the live-action, possibly. It's not certain he exists in this continuity, though if he doesn't, that begs the question of who is Rei's guardian and the shrine's priest.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: Provides the trope image.
- Nice Guy: In the manga.
- Parental Substitute: Raised Rei after his daughter/her mom died of illness.
- Plucky Comic Relief: In the anime.
- Secret Secret Keeper: Implied in the manga. Watching Rei grow up and from the way she instinctively interacted with Phobos and Deimos, he understands that Rei has some kind of grand destiny ahead of her that doesn't involve him or the shrine.
- Trickster Mentor: To Yuuichirou, in The Nineties anime.
Takashi and Risa Hino
Takashi portrayed in PGSM by: Takeshi Masu
Mr. and Mrs. Kino
- Death by Origin Story: Both died in a plane crash before the series takes place. Though, like with Mrs. Hino, a picture of them appears in the manga.
Mr. and Mrs. Aino
- Canon Foreigner: Obviously, since they were created specifically for the anime.
: Bin Shimada
(JP), Steven Bednarski (DiC), Jason Barr (Cloverway), Wally Wingert
(Viz) (EN), António Semedo (PT)
: Shinichirou Ohta (JP), Eric Kimmel (DiC), Vic Mignogna
"Usagi's Fat Friend"/Loraine
Movie and side story characters
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Kakeru. In the manga version of the Princess Kaguya story, she's already pregnant with their child when she goes to space.
- Closer to Earth: She's very logical and mature, in contrast to the more "dreamy" Kakeru.
- Hot Scientist
- Meaningful Name: The "take" ("bamboo") and "Hime" ("princess") parts of her name are references to the original Princess Kaguya myth.
Naruru Osaka and Ruruna Kobe
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Naruru is Naru's younger sister, though we only see them together for two panels.
- Brand X: Ruruna is an avid buyer of "Channel" brand items, and Naruru is an avid buyer of "Guccicci" brand items.
- Buffy Speak: The two of them use words like "Haggened" or "Frappaccinoed" to abbreviate that they got ice cream or frappuccinos, among other things.
- Cosplay Otaku Girl: The two of them like to dress up as Sailor Soldiers.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Naruru Osaka's from Osaka. Ruruna Kobe's from Kobe.
- Fangirl: Both of them are fans of Sailor Moon.
- Fiery Redhead: Naruru. But in an energetic way.
- Genki Girl: Both of them.
- Valley Girl: Their dialogue is often translated this way, though technically they're actually kogals.
- Younger Than They Look: The two of them are supposed to be Chibi-Usa's classmates, but they dress in short skirts, high heels, and have clearly visible cleavage. They're also both much taller than Chibi-Usa is.
Kousagi Tsukino/Parallel Sailor Moon