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Encyclopedia > Cats (Sailor Moon)
Artemis, Diana, and Luna in the anime.

The Sailor Moon metaseries includes three different cat characters who act as advisors to their respective owners. Each has the power of speech, and bears a crescent moon symbol on his or her forehead. The two older cats, Luna and Artemis, lived millennia before the main plot in the Moon Kingdom and acted as advisors to Queen Serenity —the third, Diana, is much younger and was originally born on Earth. Because of this close association with the moon, they are each named after Greek and Roman moon goddesses (even though Artemis the cat is male). Image File history File links SMCats. ... Image File history File links SMCats. ... For the title character, see Sailor Moon (character) and for the first story arc, see Sailor Moon (arc). ... A metaseries includes series of stories which include references to each other and some overall similar chronological or cast backdrop, but are not similar enough to be considered direct sequels. ... Binomial name Felis catus Linnaeus, 1758 Synonyms Felis lybica invalid junior synonym The cat (or domestic cat, house cat) is a small carnivorous mammal. ... The Silver Millennium was golden-age of an ancient civilization in the famous series, Sailor Moon. ... The Silver Millennium was golden-age of an ancient civilization in the famous series, Sailor Moon. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... In the study of mythology, a lunar deity is a god or goddess associated with or symbolizing the Moon: see Moon (mythology). ...


Throughout the series, the cats serve as mentors and confidantes, as well as a source of information and new tools. They are able to advise the Sailor Senshi on their duties, on the history of the Moon Kingdom, and on ancient legends which illuminate the best course of action. In addition, they are able to produce special items that allow the Senshi to awaken, or that strengthen their powers. The feline characters are featured less prominently as the series progresses, but increased emphasis is placed on them as more than counselors. They are shown to have additional physical forms, a deeper backstory, and even an unrequited love or two. The Sailor Team and Chibichibi. ...


Although Luna takes the largest role of the three, technically Artemis was the first; he figures prominently in Codename: Sailor V, the manga series which preceded Sailor Moon.

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The cats

Luna

Luna first appears in the first episode or act of every version of the series. In the Silver Millennium, she was a servant to Princess Serenity, sworn never to leave her side, as well as an advisor to the Queen. When the kingdom fell, she and Artemis were put into a long sleep and sent down to Earth to look after the Senshi, who would eventually be reborn there. Part of Luna's memory was suppressed, in order to make her task easier; she only knew that she was supposed to find and awaken the Guardian Senshi.[1] She found Usagi Tsukino first and taught her to become Sailor Moon, not knowing that this was merely a disguise meant to hide Usagi's true identity as the reincarnated princess. She has blue eyes in the manga and live-action series, but red eyes in the anime. The Silver Millennium was golden-age of an ancient civilization in the famous series, Sailor Moon. ... The Sailor Team. ... Usagi Tsukino , or Serena in the English versions) is the protagonist of the Sailor Moon metaseries as well as its title character, best known by her pseudonym, Sailor Moon ). She is the de facto leader of the series primary heroines, the Sailor Senshi. ...


In the manga, anime, and live-action series, Luna provides the Senshi with many of their special items, particularly early on. The items always spring into existence, seemingly out of thin air, and it is unclear whether she is creating them herself or simply producing them from some other location.


Over the course of the series, Luna develops a close bond with Usagi, though early on it is on uneasy terms, as Luna often upsets Usagi by giving her advice she does not want, often leading to comic results. She also becomes good friends with Ami Mizuno. She and Artemis have an implied romantic relationship, which is confirmed when they meet Diana, who is their daughter from the future. During the Sailor Stars anime, Luna also develops a crush on Kou Yaten, one of the Three Lights. Ami Mizuno , or Amy in the English versions) is one of the central characters in the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... The anime series logo, which translates to Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars Sailor Stars is the shortened title of Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars ), which is the fifth and final major story arc in the anime Sailor Moon. ... The Three Lights are a boy band (idol group in Japanese) in the Sailormoon metaverse made up of Kou Seiya, Kou Yaten and Kou Taiki, each of whom can play electric guitars, drums and keyboards. ...


Luna has a special manga story devoted to her, entitled "The Lover of Princess Kaguya," in which she falls in love with a human named Kakeru. This story was adapted into the Sailor Moon S movie, and features Luna's first transformation into human form, which has blue eyes even in the anime. The Sailor Moon S movie is the second of three theatrically released Sailor Moon movies. ...


In the original anime, Luna is voiced by Keiko Han, the same woman who voiced Queen Beryl.[2] She was portrayed in the dubbed anime by Jill Frappier, who gave her a British accent and a much "older" voice than in any other version—even in the S movie, as a beautiful young woman, she has an almost elderly tone. Luna also appeared in the first musical, portrayed by Tomoko Ishimura, who wore a cat costume for the role. Voice Animage, a magazine about all things about seiyÅ«. For the retail company named Seiyu, see Seiyu Group. ... Keiko Han (潘 恵子 Han Keiko) is a seiyu who was born on April 5, 1953. ... The Dark Kingdom ) is an organization of antagonists in the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... Note: This page or section contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... Flyer from the 2004 Musical The Sailor Moon musicals ), commonly referred to as SeraMyu ), are a series of live theatre productions based on Naoko Takeuchis metaseries Sailor Moon. ... Tomoko Ishimura ), born February 24, 1972 in Zama, Kanagawa, is a seiyÅ« who works for 81 Produce. ...


Sailor Luna

Sailor Luna with her paper fan.

In the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon series, Luna is portrayed as a stuffed toy rather than a real cat. Usually she is represented by a puppet, though CGI effects are used for complicated scenes. Image File history File links SailorLuna. ... Image File history File links SailorLuna. ... Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon )[1] (often abbreviated to PGSM) is a tokusatsu television series in the Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon metaseries originally created by Naoko Takeuchi. ... A puppet is a representational object, usually but not always depicting a human character, used in play or a presentation. ... The seawater creature in The Abyss marked CGIs acceptance in the visual effects industry. ...


In Act 26 of the series, Luna gains the ability to turn into a young human girl, given the name Luna Tsukino, and is able to become a Sailor Senshi. Her personality as a human girl is essentially identical to her normal self, except that she has a mild obsession with sweet foods and behaves more like a real cat, in that she runs from dogs and is easily distracted by toys. She also has heightened hearing and is able to move extremely quickly. Luna involuntarily transforms back into a plushie under certain circumstances such as sneezing, taking a direct attack from an enemy, or falling unconscious. The Sailor Team and Chibichibi. ... A plush toy or plushie is a soft, often furry, stuffed toy made of plush. ...


By dialing 6-7-2 on her Lunatia S (a special cell phone) and shouting "Luna Prism Power," she can transform into Sailor Luna, the "Soldier of Love and Small Things."[3] In this form she uses a special attack called "Luna Sucre Candy" which bombards an enemy in exploding sweets. Her main weapon is a "candy" wand, which looks similar to Sailor Moon's "Moon Stick" and which she can transform into various other objects, such as a paper fan or a butterfly net.


In the Special Act epilogue, Luna is the only one of the Senshi who is still able to transform without outside assistance. She is also shown living mainly as a human with Usagi's family, with whom she gets along quite well, though she still takes on her cat form when necessary. She is also shown to have taken on some of the personality traits of Usagi and her mother, such as acting in the same melodramatic manner when waking up in the morning.


The character of Sailor Luna was designed by Naoko Takeuchi herself. The only time she appears in an outfit other than what Takeuchi designed—her Senshi uniform or her purple shirt and yellow skirt—is in the Special Act, where she serves as the flower girl at Usagi and Mamoru's wedding. The actress who portrayed Luna's human form has expressed that she wishes she could have played Chibiusa, because she likes pink. [citation needed] However, Chibiusa never appears in Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon and it is widely agreed that Sailor Luna was created to replace her. Naoko Takeuchi (武内直子 Takeuchi Naoko), born March 15, 1967, is a manga artist who lives in Tokyo, Japan. ... The bride and flowergirl share a moment. ... Chibiusa or Rini in the English versions), is one of the central characters in the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon )[1] (often abbreviated to PGSM) is a tokusatsu television series in the Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon metaseries originally created by Naoko Takeuchi. ...


For Luna's plushie form, Keiko Han reprises her original role as the cat's voice. When in human form, Luna is played by Rina Koike. Koike Rina was born September 3rd, 1993, in the Tochigi Prefecture. ...


Artemis

Artemis first appears in Act 1 of the Sailor V manga, Act 7 of the Sailor Moon manga, Episode 33 of the anime, Episode 1 of the dubbed anime, and Act 11 of the live-action series. He is the companion to the leader of the Guardian Senshi—he trained Minako Aino as Sailor V, and remains by her side when she takes on her proper role as Sailor Venus. His memory of the Silver Millennium seems to be more intact than Luna's—in fact, before appearing in the Sailor Moon series he guides her through the Sailor V video game at the arcade. Later, he fills in the details of her true mission.[1] He has green eyes in the manga and live-action series, but blue eyes in the anime. The Sailor Team. ... Minako Aino , or Mina in the English versions) is one of the central characters in the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... The List of Sailor Moon locations tries to enumerate the most important locations found in the world of Sailor Moon, an anime/manga metaseries set mostly in a fictionalized version of Tokyo, Japan. ...


Artemis is more easygoing than Luna, and has a "big brother" relationship with Minako, although his attraction to her is sometimes implied.[4] He also cares very deeply about Luna, often comforting her when she is distressed and stating his admiration of her. In addition, he is a good father to Diana as evidenced by her affection for him.


In the Sailor V manga and the live-action series, Artemis gives special items to the Senshi, although unlike Luna he does not seem to produce them himself. He never does this in the Sailor Moon manga or the anime. He also does not seem to mind the fact that he is named after a female goddess, even when teased about it by Minako.[5]


In the original anime, Artemis is voiced by Yasuhiro Takato.[2] He is portrayed by Ron Rubin in the English dub with no particular accent, in contrast to Luna. He appears in the first Sailor Moon musical, played by a cat-suited Keiji Himeno. In the live-action series, he is represented as a toy, stuffed cat, and is voiced by Kappei Yamaguchi. Yasuhiro Takato (高戸靖広 Takato Yasuhiro) is a seiyu who was born on January 23, 1968 in Okayama and works for Aoni Production. ... Ron Rubin (born August 27, 1959 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is a veteran voice actor whose voice is most easily recognized as that of Artemis from the English translation of Sailor Moon. ... Kappei Yamaguchi ) (real name: Mitsuo Yamaguchi )) (born May 23, 1965) is a male seiyū from Fukuoka, Fukuoka, affiliated with Gokū and 21st Century Fox. ...


Diana

Diana is the third of the feline characters to appear, though the circumstances of her introduction vary. In the manga, she first appears when the Senshi travel to the 30th century in Act 18. There, she is revealed as the child of Luna and Artemis, and when the Senshi return to the 20th century in Act 23, she goes with them. The 30th century of the anno Domini (common) era will span the years 2901–3000 of the Gregorian calendar. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999...


In the anime, she does not appear until Episode 133 of the SuperS series, when the grey kitten suddenly jumps out of the bushes, calls Artemis her Daddy, and nuzzles up against him. Artemis is confused and horrified, while an infuriated Luna accuses him of an affair and scratches him across the face before running off. Only later is it revealed that Diana has come from the future. In both versions of the series, Diana has red eyes.


Just as Luna and Artemis guide Usagi and Minako, Diana acts as a guardian to Chibiusa. She is very curious, eager to help, and deeply polite, always addressing Usagi and Mamoru with the Japanese honorific "-sama" and calling Chibiusa by her formal title, Small Lady. She is also able to help the Senshi on occasion, despite her youth, and often because of the knowledge she has gained in the future. In Act 46 of manga, having returned to the future along with Chibiusa, she is able to sense the danger her parents are in and go back in time to save them from being killed. Chibiusa or Rini in the English versions), is one of the central characters in the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... An honorific is a term used to convey esteem or respect. ...


On one occasion, when Sailor Pluto is not able to guard the Door of Space Time, she leaves it in Diana's care.


Kumiko Nishihara provides the voice of Diana for the original anime.[2] She is voiced by Loretta Jafelice in the English-dubbed series, and by Naomi Emmerson for the English Sailor Moon SuperS movie. She does not appear in either the musicals or the live-action series. Kumiko Nishihara (西原 久美子 Nishihara Kumiko, born April 27, 1965) is a seiyū who was born in Kanagawa and works for Aoni Production. ... The Movie Poster The Sailor Moon SuperS movie is the third theatrically released Sailor Moon movie. ...


History

Artemis, Diana, and Luna as humans in the manga.

In the anime, it is never suggested that the cats are anything but cats, and only Luna ever transforms into a human. In Act 41 of the manga, however, Sailor Moon's power causes her companions to revert to their truest forms. The Sailor Senshi become princesses, and the three cats are teleported to Sailor Moon's location, where they take on human forms. Luna's shape is the same as she had acquired previously, Artemis gets reverted to the form he had taken earlier in the arc to save Minako, while Diana is shown this way for the first time. (Both Luna and Diana have odango incorporated into their hairstyles, probably modelled after Usagi.) Image File history File links HumanCats. ... Image File history File links HumanCats. ... It has been suggested that chignon (hairstyle) be merged into this article or section. ...


The reason for their transformation is not discussed until Act 46 of the manga, in which the three are attacked by Sailor Tin Nyanko. She calls them traitors, using her power to change them once again into humans, and then chasing them and trying to kill them. When she introduces herself to Sailor Moon, Luna realizes who she really is—a false Senshi from their original planet, Mau, which had once been protected by Sailor Mau. Artemis terms it a peace-loving world, but Tin Nyanko informs him that after he and Luna "abandoned" it, its people were wiped out by Sailor Galaxia. At this point, Diana, also in human form, arrives from the future and tries to intervene, but Tin Nyanko hits all three of them with blasts from her bracelets, and they shift to ordinary cats, unable to speak. The Sailor Animamates , occasionally romanized as Sailor Anima-Mates) are a fictional squadron in the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... Sailor Galaxias evil form as seen in Sailor Stars Sailor Galaxia is a fictional character in the Sailor Moon metaverse. ...


Later, as they care for the badly injured cats, Princess Kakyuu tells Usagi that the three of them have powerful starseeds, as brilliant as Sailor Crystals. In Act 47, it is revealed that their inability to speak is a result of injuries to the crescent moon symbols on the cats' foreheads, and before leaving to fight Galaxia, Usagi leaves them in the care of her mother. In the next Act, they are brought to the River Lethe and killed by Sailor Lethe. Presumably they are reincarnated at the end of the series with everyone else. Princess Kakyuu )[1] is a fictional character from the fifth arc of the Sailor Moon series. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The following is a list of supporting characters from the Sailor Moon metaseries. ... Shadow Galactica ) is a fictional organization from the Sailor Moon metaseries. ...


References

  1. ^ a b Takeuchi, Naoko (1992). "Act 9", Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Volume 2. Kodansha. ISBN 4-06-178731-4. 
  2. ^ a b c Doi, Hitoshi. Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon. Retrieved on 6 October, 2006.
  3. ^ Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Act 27.
  4. ^ As when he spies on her in the shower, with "a lover's eyes." Takeuchi, Naoko (1995). "Act 38", Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Volume 13. Kodansha. ISBN 4-06-178820-5. 
  5. ^ Takeuchi, Naoko (1993). "Volume 2", Codename wa Sailor V Book 1. Kodansha. ISBN 4-06-322801-0. 

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Sailor Moon series
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Codename: Sailor V | Manga | Anime | Episode list | Stage musicals | Video games | Live-action | English adaptations | Actors | Story locations | Parallel
Protagonists (including Sailor Senshi)
Sailor Moon | Tuxedo Mask | Chibiusa
Sailor Mercury | Sailor Mars | Sailor Jupiter | Sailor Venus
Sailor Pluto | Sailor Neptune | Sailor Uranus | Sailor Saturn
Queen Serenity | Luna, Artemis, and Diana
Sailor Starlights | Princess Kakyuu | ChibiChibi
Minor and supporting characters

Story arcs
Dark Kingdom | R / Black Moon | S / Infinity | SuperS / Dream | Sailor Stars
Antagonists
Dark Kingdom (Shitennou/Generals)
Makaiju aliens | Black Moon Clan (Ayakashi Sisters)
Death Busters (Witches 5)
Dead Moon Circus (Amazon Trio, Amazoness Quartet)
Shadow Galactica (Sailor Galaxia, Sailor Animamates)
Chaos

Movies
Sailor Moon R movie | Sailor Moon S movie | Sailor Moon SuperS movie

 
 

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