Real Name: Aino Minako
Name meaning: beautiful little child of love
Birthday: October 22nd
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Senshi Position: Inner Senshi
Fighting Style: offensive
Secret Weapons: being Sailor V
Favorite Color: yellow and red
Hobbies: chasing after her idols
Favorite Subject: Physical Education
Worst Subject: Math, English
Favorite Food: curry
Favorite Gemstone: topaz
Family: both parents alive but never shown
Dream: to be a singer
Seiyuu: Fukami Rica
|Minako is a lot like Usagi
at first glance: an airhead, clumsy, boy-crazy, etc. She's not so
much of this in the first season, but as the series progresses she gets
more laid back and generally insane. See, while other characters
get more mature, Minako gets less mature. She always misquotes phrases,
such as "Life is short, experience the fish climbing the falls." (which
Artemis tells her is actually said as "Life is short, experience love young
girl.") At first in the series she's not so boy-crazy all the time, but
that's because she had just been hurt by a guy. While she was Sailor
V, she liked this guy but he liked her best friend or something to that
effect. The guy and her friend both thought she had died, so she
went off to Juuban with the others and stopped being Sailor V, instead
going as Sailor Venus like she was supposed to. Because of the crescent
moon on V's forehead, the others think she's Princess Serenity (this was
in the manga, and this was when they first met V and didn't know that Usagi
was actually the princess). She had been set up as a "decoy princess"
to fool the Dark Kingdom in case they tried to capture her.
Venus is actually the leader of the senshi. Not Sailormoon, it's Venus. Because in the Silver Millenium someone had to lead the senshi, since Sailormoon wasn't around, she was the princess. So the obvious choice would be Venus, since I guess she was probably closest to the Princess Serenity and maybe the most leader like. Really, as much of an airhead as Minako can be sometimes (okay, most of the time), she has some leadership qualities. She's had the most experience of the senshi from being Sailor V, and she can be very determined sometimes (such as the times in SMS when she's had to save various famous guys from Mimete). Although she likes to show off and make grand entrances sometimes, she's very serious. She's always making these little speeches just to have everyone paying attention to her, and she loved it when she had to dress up as Sailormoon to try to trick the Death Busters.
Minako's dream is to be an idol singer (possibly because she'd get attention from guys?). She likes to be the center of attention, and would do anything if it meant she'd be famous (like when she tried out for the TV show). She'll sometimes do crazy things to get guys' attention, like when she and Usagi stalked Haruka all over the city, or the many times she's chased after the Three Lights. Ironically though, being the senshi of love and even having the Japanese word for love in her name, she hasn't been too lucky in love. Almost every guy she goes after says he doesn't like her, or just wants her as a friend, or he has another girlfriend, or Minako thought he was a guy but he's really a girl. She just can't win sometimes. Oh, and some people have said that Minako and Rei are lesbians, nope, not true. See, this is a misinterpretation of a scene in the manga wherein Minako and Rei are talking about their devotion to Princess Serenity, but since they don't really say it's Serenity, people think they're talking about each other. But they're not, although I guess it would make sense since in the manga Rei doesn't like guys, but...Minako's way too boy-crazy to have a lesbian relationship (though she might do it as a last resort, or because she made the same mistake as she did with Haruka...*ahem*).
So basically Minako is a lot like Usagi. She's rather airheaded, and like Usagi she's always failing tests and being late and sleeping in. She's also just as bad as Usagi is at cooking and household skills (such as the one episode where she was cutting a carrot and thought she'd cut her finger off). She's more boy-crazy than Usagi, but a lot less lucky in that Usagi has Mamoru. She can be a crybaby sometimes, but she's not quite so clumsy as Usagi because she actually plays sports (actually, she's very athletic). She's also more self-deprecating than Usagi (thinking she's not pure enough and trying to out-perform herself). So she's a more complicated, more insane version of Usagi.
Venus Star Power, Make-Up
Venus Crystal Power, Make-Up
Crescent Beam Shower
Venus LoveMe Chain
Venus Love and Beauty Shock