Characters: Sailor Moon Supporting Cast
This page covers Tuxedo Mask, the cats, and others in Sailor Moon
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Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask
Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask
: Tōru Furuya
as an adult and Megumi Ogata
as a child (first anime), Kenji Nojima
) (JP), Rino Romano
(eps 1-11), Toby Proctor (eps 12-65) (DiC), Vince Corazza (DiC eps. 66-159, movies (DiC/Cloverway)), Robbie Daymond
(Viz) (EN), Genaro Vazquez and Gerardo Reyero (LatAm), Esteban Massana, Mario Arenas and Angel Sacristan (Spain), Matthias von Stegman and Dominik Auer (GER), Marco Balzarotti (ITA), Cassius Romero (PT-BR, Classic), César Marquetti (PT-BR, R-Stars), Rogério Jacques (PT), Fredrik Dolk (Swedish)
Portrayed in PGSM by: Jouji Shibue
- Alien Animals: Cat aliens from the planet Mau.
- Badass Adorable
- Cats Are Magic: Well, not all cats, just alien ones with crescent moon sigils.
- Cats Are Snarkers: Are they EVER! (Well, at least the adult cats — Diana doesn't seem to quite have grasped what sarcasm is for yet.)
- Cat Stereotype: Luna, the black cat, is more temperamental and stubborn than Artemis, the white cat. Both of them act as The Mentor and are undeniably magical. Diana, who is light gray (alternately light purple) seems to take more after Artemis, which fits with how light gray cats in fiction often follow the same stereotypes as white cats.
- Cute Kitten
- Demoted to Extra: Happens to all of them, to some degree, in both manga and anime. Artemis was a major character in the Codename: Sailor V manga, but got a far smaller role in Sailor Moon, while Luna played a major role in the early parts for the manga and anime, only to have her role drastically reduced in later arcs — and both cats have notably larger roles in the earlier parts of both manga and anime than they have towards the end. As for Diana, she has a larger role in the manga, but gets very little screen-time or importance in the anime.
- Killed Off for Real: In the manga, with an odd What Happened to the Mouse? feel, as they're the only ones of Usagi's friends not shown to be resurrected.
- Mentor Mascot
- Morphic Resonance: In the manga, their human forms' hair and eye colours are the same as their cat forms.
- Spared by the Adaptation: While they're killed off in the manga, they survive in the anime, and even have speaking roles in the last scene.
- Telepathy: Luna and Artemis displayed the ability to restore memories in the anime.
- Through a Face Full of Fur
: Keiko Han
(first anime), Ryo Hirohashi
) (JP), Jill Frappier (DiC and Cloverway), Michelle Ruff
(Viz) (EN), Rocío Garcel and Cristina Camargo (LatAm), Márcia del Monaco (PT-BR, Classic), Márcia Gomes (PT-BR, R-Stars) António Semedo
- Adaptational Badass: In Sailor Moon Crystal she is more in charge and competent in her role as guide and advisor to the Sailor Senshi.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon's Canon Foreigner Sailor Luna's appearance differs in execution from Naoko Takeuchi's series' specific original concept art While most of the basics carried over, the costume designer opted to give Luna bright blue hair to match the in-series blue Luna plushie instead of the deep purple/black Takeuchi depicted. Her petticoat was also brightened from deep purple to magenta.
- Bed Trick: A variant. In one episode of Stars, Luna is found by Yaten of the Three Lights. Luna goes with him because she thinks he's cute. When Luna returns to the girls, Minako notices she smells like scented soap, and Luna mentions while blushing that she shared a bath with Yaten. The fact is, Yaten had no idea Luna is sentient, and it's actually more creepy than funny as the show had intended.
- Beware the Nice Ones: In the fourth episode of the anime, Luna threatened to claw Usagi's face when she didn't feel like helping stop the Monster of the Week and looked damn scary doing it
- Beleaguered Assistant: She sometimes feels like this when it comes to assisting Usagi.
- Brown Eyes: In both the original Sailor Moon anime and Sailor Moon Crystal, Luna is the sole brown-eyed protagonist in the cast, serving as a grounded mentor, advisor and Beleaguered Assistant to the plucky-but-flaky Usagi.
- Cat Girl: In PGSM, once the Silver Crystal gives her a half-human form.
- The Comically Serious: Occasionally, most notably in the American dub.
- Cool Big Sis: Sometimes, though in some incarnations she is said to be younger than Usagi.
- Deadpan Snarker: Not as deadpan as Artemis, and more likely to start lecturing or losing her temper, but she can still snark with the best of them.
- Eccentric Mentor: Blame Queen Serenity for removing her memories.
- Hypocrite: When she merely thinks Diana is the lovechild of Artemis and another cat, she violently rages at him. Fast-forward to Sailor Stars, where she openly fawns over Yaten, perfectly fine with the fact that Artemis knows.
- Interspecies Romance: She gets a crush on Hot Scientist Kakeru in the S movie and the short manga story it was based of. Then in Stars she gets a brief crush on Yaten.
- Jerkass: While she's not a huge one per say, she has her moments of Jerkass in the anime. While Luna can get exasperated at Usagi for how childish she can act, some of Luna's responses and insults cross the line, especially in the weight shaming fourth episode. She also tends to treat Artemis very poorly, especially in the S movie where she ignores him for the sake of Kakeru and only goes back to him as if he's her back-up option. As mentioned in Hypocrite there's also the incident where she attacked him for thinking he cheated on her with another cat. Then there's the episode where she's found by Yaten and goes through a seeming retread of the S movie, only things get a little creepy in this episode where Yaten has no idea he shared a bath with a sentient cat.
- Ms. Exposition
- Odango Hair: In her human form in the manga.
- Only Sane Cat: Regards herself as this sometimes.
- Rescue Romance: Her crushes on humans start when both of them save her: Kakeru pulls a Diving Save when she's about to be run over by a car, Yaten saves her from birds.
- Sixth Ranger: Only in the live-action series as Sailor Luna.
- Tsundere: Towards Artemis. Also towards Usagi, in a non-sexual way.
- The Unfair Sex: Luna gives Artemis nothing but grief when she thinks he's being unfaithful, but when Luna shows romantic interest in somebody else everybody gushes about Luna finding love.
- Vague Age: Though she is technically Really 700 Years Old, her physical age is uncertain and even seems to vary between incarnations. It's particularly notable in the live-action series, where her cat form sounds and acts identical to her anime counterpart (who is a full-grown cat), but when she transforms into a human, she takes on the form of a young child.
: Yasuhiro Takato
(first anime), Youhei Oobayashi (Crystal
) (JP), Kappei Yamaguchi
, JP), Ron Rubin
(DiC and Cloverway), Johnny Yong Bosch
(Viz) (EN), Salvador Delgado (LatAm), Marcelo Campos (PT-BR, Classic), Carlos Silveira (PT-BR, R-Stars), Cristina Cavalinhos
: Kumiko Nishihara
(JP), Loretta Jafelice (series) and Naomi Emmerson (Black Dream Hole
) (Cloverway) (EN), Connie Madera (LatAm), Fátima Noya (PT-BR, SuperS), Cristiane Bullara (PT-BR, Stars), Cristina Cavalinhos (PT)
- Badass Adorable: More in the manga than in the anime.
- Cat Girl: In the manga, she can take on human shape in times of crisis. Unlike Luna and Artemis, she keeps her tail when human.
- Cheerful Cat Child
- Cute Kitten: Her parents are cute too, but Diana takes the cuteness Up to Eleven. Just look at her!
- Head Pet: Often sits on Chibi-Usa's head.
- Kid from the Future: Luna and Artemis's daughter.
- Odango Hair: Her human form in the manga.
- Wise Beyond Her Years: She's generally portrayed as rather innocent, but on many occasions reveals herself as extremely perceptive. In the manga, Sailor Pluto even trusts her to guard the Time Gate for short periods of time.
Phobos and Deimos
Queen Serenity of the Moon Kingdom
Queen Serenity of the Moon Kingdom
: Mika Doi
(first anime), Mami Koyama
) (JP), Wendy Lyon (DiC), Wendee Lee
(Viz) (EN), Patricia Acevedo (LatAm), Raquel Marinho (PT-BR, Classic), Denise Simonetto (PT-BR, R-Stars)
- Adaptation Dye-Job: In the Sailor Moon Crystal Title Sequence, she's depicted as having the same blonde hair as her daughter, rather than the usual Mystical White Hair, which serves to exaggerate their already Strong Family Resemblance. Turns out it was done accidentally though — by episode 6 it's back to its proper color.
- Big Good: She predates the series in this role, and she passes the role on to her daughter.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She knew very well that releasing the full power of the Silver Crystal would ultimately kill her, but she did it anyway to banish the Dark Kingdom singlehandedly.
- The High Queen
- Ms. Exposition: Almost at the end of the anime, she's the one who explains the whole backstory of the Silver Millenium to the Senshi.
- Mystical White Hair
- Odango Hair
- Rapunzel Hair
- Spirit Advisor: In the R anime.
- Thanatos Gambit: In the anime, knowing that the Dark Kingdom would be reborn sooner or later, Queen Serenity used the last bits of energy she had to release the souls of the fallen Senshi, Endymion and Princess Serenity so they'd be reincarnated as well, while also freezing Luna and Artemis in a Convenient Coma so they could become their guides.
- Truly Single Parent: Implied in the anime (we never hear about her having a husband or Princess Serenity having a father) while the manga seems to confirm it by showing Queen Serenity bringing the shell of a star to the Galaxy Cauldron, then Princess Serenity's birth. Not to mention the two of them look almost exactly alike.
- Woman in White
- The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask
The Sailor Starlights
The Sailor Starlights
Seiya voiced by
: Shiho Niiyama
(JP), Irwin Daayan
and Mónica Villaseñor (LatAm), Marcelo Campos and Eleonora (Prado PT-BR), Rogério Jacques (PT)
Taiki voiced by
: Narumi Tsunoda (JP), Jose Gilberto Vilchis
and Norma Echeverría (LatAm), Tatá Guarnieri and Denise Simonetto (PT-BR)
Yaten voiced by
: Chika Sakamoto
(JP), Sergio Bonilla and Circe Luna (LatAm), Rodrigo Andreatto and Letícia Quinto (PT-BR). Miguel Feijão (Taiki and Yaten
- Ascended Extra: All of them; Naoko Takeuchi herself didn't quite understand why they were given such a major role in the anime.
- Attractive Bent-Gender: Undoubtedly easy on the eyes as women and men.
- Badass Bookworm: Taiki.
- Beauty, Brains and Brawn: Yaten, Taiki and Seiya respectively.
- This is particularly shown in the manga when Michiru, Ami, and Haruka are shown up by each of them respectively and are pretty sore about it.
- Bifauxnen: In the manga, while in their civilian forms.
- Brutal Honesty: Yaten will tell you exactly what she thinks, regardless of how rude it is.
- Chivalrous Pervert: Seiya, who comes damn close to stealing Usagi away, but in the end doesn't take advantage of her when she's at her most vulnerable.
- Deadpan Snarker: Yaten.
- Drama Queen: Yaten.
- Frickin' Laser Beams: Seiya's attack.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Senshi form.
- Hot-Blooded: Seiya.
- Human Aliens: Apparently a given for the Sailor Moon universe.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Yaten has her moments.
- Mystical White Hair: Yaten.
- Rapunzel Hair: Their incredibly long ponytails. Only added because Takeuchi was told short-haired wigs are hard to make for dolls.
- Romantic Runner-Up: Seiya ultimately loses out to Mamoru for Usagi's affections, though not for lack of trying. It's implied she had unrequited feelings for Princess Kakyuu as well.
- Shell Shocked Veterans
- Short Hair with Tail: They all have this hairstyle, both to show their masculine vs. feminine traits and because Takeuchi was told that short-haired wigs would be difficult to make for dolls.
- Sixth Ranger
- The Stoic: Taiki.
- Stripperiffic: Their senshi forms are some of the most revealing outfits in the series.
- Sugar and Ice Personality: Yaten, in the anime.
- Super Gender-Bender: In the anime, where they actually are male in their civilian forms instead of just pretending to be.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: In the manga, where they're only disguised as boys rather than transformed into them.
- Zettai Ryouki: When transformed. Of the hotpants + Thigh-High Boots variety.
Voiced by: Taiki Matsuno (JP), Robert Bosckstael (Cloverway) (EN), Luis Daniel Ramirez (LatAm), António Semedo (PT)
: Sakiko Tamagawa
(JP), Connie Madera (LatAm), Raquel Marinho (PT-BR), Cristina Cavalinhos (PT)
- Big Damn Heroes: In the anime, she appears for the first time by saving Usagi from having her Star Seed taken away by Sailor Lead Crow, as well as neutralising the black hole Crow had summoned (and which had just killed her).
- Demoted to Extra: In the anime.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: She's killed off around two episodes after her introduction, through an Heroic Sacrifice. She revives later.
- Everything's Better with Princesses
- Expy: Of Helios, in relation to Chibi Chibi but without the Toy Ship.
- Facial Markings: The one on her forehead. It's a Sweet Osmanthus, called kinmokusei in Japanese
- Flower Motifs: The sweet olive, aka Osmanthus fragrans. This is part of a multi-layered pun: the Japanese name of her flower is kinmokusei, but -sei (using a different character) is the suffix for indicating the name of a planet. Thus her planet Kinmokusei (Planet Kinmoku) is the same as her flower, the kinmokusei.
- Fiery Redhead: Averted, she's polite and serene. Her NAME means fireball however.
- Magical Girl: She has a senshi form called, strangely Sailor Kakyuu (Most would expect Sailor Kinmkou
- Red-Headed Heroine
- The Worf Effect: With fatal consequences, in the anime.
- We Would Have Told You, But...: Kakyuu could have gotten out of the small kettle Chibi-Chibi kept on her own, but she was injured after escaping her doomed planet and wanted to wait for the right moment to reveal herself.
Chibi Chibi/Sailor Chibi Chibi Moon
Chibi Chibi/Sailor Chibi Chibi Moon