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Mamoru Chiba
Mamoru Chiba
Mamoru as Prince Endymion
Mamoru as Prince Endymion

Mamoru Chiba (地場 衛 Chiba Mamoru) is the only major male human character appearing in the manga and anime known as Sailor Moon. His 'code name' in battles is Tuxedo Kamen ('Kamen' pronounced [ˌkaˈmɛn] in IPA) or Tuxedo Mask. References either way are almost even (with "Tuxedo Mask" slightly outweighing "Tuxedo Kamen"). Most recent print sources refer to him as "Tuxedo Mask," while older print sources are mixed between both names. He is known as Darien Shields in the English adaptations. In DIC's first promo for the American adaptation, he was known as "The Masked Tuxedo". Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... Prince Endymion Prince Endymion is a fictional character of the Sailormoon metaverse. ... Image File history File links Chiba Mamoru from Sailor Moon This work is copyrighted. ... Image File history File links Chiba Mamoru from Sailor Moon This work is copyrighted. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Princeface. ... Prince Endymion Prince Endymion is a fictional character of the Sailormoon metaverse. ... A page from the Marmalade Boy manga, volume 1 (Japanese version) Manga (漫画) is the Japanese word for comics and/or cartoons (not necessarily animated, this includes print cartoons); outside of Japan, it usually refers specifically to Japanese comics. ... A scene from Cowboy Bebop (1998) Anime (アニメ) is a style of animation originating in Japan. ... Sailor Moon (in full, 美少女戦士セーラームーン, Bishōjo Senshi SÄ“rā MÅ«n, literally Beautiful young girl soldier Sailor Moon) is the title of the famous series originally authored as a manga by Naoko Takeuchi that resulted in multiple other types of media, including anime, musical theatre, video games and recently tokusatsu... The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a system of phonetic notation devised by linguists to accurately and uniquely represent each of the wide variety of sounds (phones or phonemes) used in spoken human language. ...

He is most known to Sailor Moon fans as the rose-throwing Tuxedo Kamen of the Japanese anime. Wearing a mask to conceal his identity, he interferes with the Dark Kingdom's operations and encourages the Sailor Team with advice appropriate for the situation. However, since he is currently studying in America he is not seen as Tuxedo Mask often.

The kanji breaks down as such: first kanji chi means earth, ground which is the same kanji that is used in the word chikyuu which refers to the planet Earth. The second kanji ba translates to location, place. Together, they form the word chiba which, when the two kanji are placed together like this mean local. The third mamoru litterally translates to protector, guardian. So his name would be translated as "Local Guardian." The English dub parallels this by naming him Darien which means "protector".



Sailor Moon (Dark Kingdom Arc)

Tuxedo Mask
Tuxedo Mask

Mamoru Chiba's past is completely unknown even by him. This is because his parents died in a car crash when he was very young, and because of the severity of the accident he has blocked the memories of his past life from his head. This often causes him physical pain which makes him vulnerable to mental attacks by the Dark Kingdom, among other enemies. ImageMetadata File history File links Tuxtall. ...

From the first series, Mamoru Chiba's alter ego is Tuxedo Mask. In the beginning, he would always get these terrible headaches and would blackout whenever Sailor Moon was in danger. He had no idea that during the time when he have these blackouts, he would turn into Tuxedo Mask and go and rescue Sailormoon. Aside from his headaches and blackouts, he would also have these dreams of a princess urging him to help her find the ginzuishou, a mystical silver crystal imbued with great power. (The ginzuishou is called a variety of different names in the dubbed American version, the most popular being "the Empyrium Silver Crystal." Literally translated, ginzuishou means "silver water crystal.") Sailor Moon (in full, 美少女戦士セーラームーン, Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn, literally Beautiful young girl soldier Sailor Moon) is the title of the famous series originally authored as a manga by Naoko Takeuchi that resulted in multiple other types of media, including anime, musical theatre, video games and recently tokusatsu...

In order to find the ginzuishou, one must gather the seven nijizuishou ("Rainbow Crystals" in the dub). It is during this time that both the Dark Kingdom and the Sailor Scouts are also looking for the nijizuishou. Zoisite and Kunzite, two of the Shitennou, set up a trap so that Tuxedo Mask would come and rescue a fake Sailor Moon. While fighting Tuxedo Mask's fell away, revealing Mamoru's identity and he was also injured in the process. Zoisite calls for a meeting with Tuxedo Mask at the Starlight Tower. The injured Mamoru makes his way to the Tower and bumps into Usagi Tsukino in the process. Usagi realizes that Mamoru is injured and follows him to the Tower. Later, trapped in the elevator, Mamoru finds out that Usagi is actually Sailor Moon! Mamoru's identity as Tuxedo Mask was also revealed to Usagi. Protecting Sailor Moon, Tuxedo Mask was stabbed by spears thrown by Zoisite that was meant for Sailor Moon. Grieving for Mamoru, Usagi's hidden power was revealed and her teardrop was combined with the seven nijizuishou to turn into the ginzusihou. Usagi turns into Princess Serenity (her reincarnation from her past life) and memories from their past life are revealed. One of the revealed truths is that Mamoru turns out to be the reincarnation of Prince Endymion. The Shitennou or Shitennō (Four Kings) are Queen Beryls four subordinates in the various incarnations of Sailor Moon, each is named after minerals of the same name (See Jadeite, Nephrite, Zoisite and Kunzite). ... It has been suggested that Princess Serenity be merged into this article or section. ...

During the Silver Millennium, Prince Endymion was the ruler of the Planet Earth. He and Princess Serenity from the Moon Kingdom fell in love with each other. However, Beryl, from Earth was possessed by an evil force, Queen Metallia, and swore to take over the Moon Kingdom. A war broke out between the Earth and Moon; Prince Endymion defected and swore to protect Princess Serenity. Beryl, who had her sights set on Endymion, killed both him and Princess Serenity. Queen Serenity sacrificed herself and used the power of the Silver Crystal to seal away Beryl and Metallia. With the last of her strength, she sent Princess Serenity, Prince Endymion, the Sailor Senshi to Earth to be reincarnated. Queen Metallia is the real power behind Queen Beryls throne in the Sailor Moon universe. ...

After all of the senshi's past memories returned, Queen Beryl took the injured Mamoru away and brainwashed him into becoming a villain. He goes by the name Prince Endymion as a villain. In the final fight with Queen Beryl, Endymion dies while protecting Sailor Moon once again. At the end of the first series, Usagi pleads for the ginzuishou to grant her wish to return everything to normal. Everyone was brought back to life, and their memories of the Dark Kingdom, and of Mamoru and Usagi's relationship with each other, were locked away. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

Sailor Moon R

Mamoru had no memory of anything that happened in the first series. Usagi did her best to revive his memories of her and their love together. During this time, a mysterious character, the Tsukikage no Knight (literally, "moon shadow knight," known as the Moonlight Knight in the dubbed American version), appears each time that Sailor Moon gets into trouble, similar to the fashion in which Tuxedo Mask/Kamen appeared. Later on, it was revealed in the English version that the Tsukikage no Knight was actually a part of Mamoru's soul, whose love for Usagi is so strong that the knight was created so that he could continue to protect his beloved. In the Japanese version, the Tsukikage no Knight is actually the embodiment of Mamoru's past memories, separated from his body by Usagi's crystal. [1]

After the Makaiju arc of the anime (which did not exist in the original manga), Mamoru's memory was returned but just when things were going well for him and Usagi, Chibiusa appeared. Mamoru started having strange dreams again. In these dreams, he was in the middle of a wedding ceremony with Usagi when disaster struck. A voice in his dream warns him that tragedy will come if he continued a romantic relationship with the princess. Because of these dreams, Mamoru tells Usagi that he needs some time away from her. (This is a source of constant consternation for fans, especially manga purists, for Mamoru more or less disregarded his disturbing nightmares in the manga. However, the anime Mamoru decided to follow the voice because he loved Usagi enough to protect her, even if that resulted in his own discomfort.) Chibiusa Chibiusa (ちびうさ) (As said in manga Volume 11); formally Usagi Tsukino or Tsukino Usagi Small Lady Serenity (manga only) is a fictional character from the manga/anime Sailor Moon. ...

Later on, it turns out the voice in his dreams was actually King Endymion, ruler of Crystal Tokyo in the 30th century -- Mamoru's future self. When Tuxedo Kamen travels with the senshi to the 30th century to save it, King Endymion (or a holograph of him) exapains that the purpose of the dream was to test the strength of the love between Mamoru and Usagi.

Sailor Stars

At the beginning of the Sailor Stars series, the villainess from the previous arc (Sailormoon SuperS), Nehelenia (also spelled Nepherenia and Neherenia) is resurrected. When she shatters the mirror she was trapped inside, shards fall in the eyes of people across Tokyo, including Mamoru. The shard causes him to have extreme pain in his eye; later he also has headaches. At the most advanced stages, he is controlled by Nehelenia, who takes him to her palace/headquarters. As a result, the timeline is bent, causing Chibi-usa to fade out of existence (since her existence is uncertain). Sailor Moon travels to Nehelenia's point and heals Mamoru.

In the fifth series, Mamoru leaves to study at a University in the United States. Before he leaves, he slips a ring on the fourth finger of Usagi's left hand. Although he doesn't say anything, most fans see this as a tacit proposal. He promises to answer Usagi's letters as she writes (and the opening scenes/synopsis of the episodes are usually in the form of Usagi's letters to Mamoru.)

However, sometime when plane was in the air, Sailor Galaxia -- the head villainess in this arc -- attacks the plane, having sensed a true starseed (which is something like the essence of life force of a person. Every person has a starseed, but only senshi have true starseeds). Mamoru, as Tuxedo Kamen, attempts to confront her, but she easily extracts his starseed, effectively killing him. As he dies, he warns Galaxia that the Sailor Senshi on Earth would stop her ambition. When the power of Sailor Moon's forgiveness gave Galaxia the power to expel Chaos from her body, Mamoru was resurrected in episode 200. He was last seen kissing Usagi. His current location is unknown. We do not know if he remained in Tokyo or returned to his studies in America. Sailor Moon (in full, 美少女戦士セーラームーン, Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn, literally Beautiful young girl soldier Sailor Moon) is the title of the famous series originally authored as a manga by Naoko Takeuchi that resulted in multiple other types of media, including anime, musical theatre, video games and recently tokusatsu...


Tuxedo Kamen was portrayed slightly differently in the manga version of the series. The most pronounced difference is that he never threw or even held a rose throughout the entire manga series. Instead, he had the power of psychometry. This was not explored in detail until the second arc (the equivalent of Sailor Moon R) where Kino Makoto explained that he had the ability to transfer energy and read impressions of objects through touch. He was also taught by the future version of himself to use this ability offensively, an attack called "Tuxedo La Smoking Bomber," a pun on the French word for "Tuxedo." He is accepted at Harvard University in the STARS manga, but is killed by Sailor Galaxia before he can travel to America. In parapsychology, psychometry is a psi (or psychic) ability in which the user is able to relate details about the past condition of an object or area, usually by being in close contact with it. ... Makoto Kino Makoto Kino (木野 まこと Kino Makoto) is one of the Sailor Senshi -- that is, a character in the manga, musical theater, and television adaptations of the metaseries known as Sailor Moon. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... Sailor Galaxia is a fictional villain in the anime and manga series Sailor Moon. ... ...

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon

In the live action version, Mamoru is a much more silent, yet dedicated person. He is in search of the Silver Crystal due to his amnesia and dreams that told him that the magical object could restore his memories. To do this, he donned the Tuxedo Kamen disguise and became a thief, searching for the legendary crystal. Once his memories of his past and present lives were restored, he assumed his Endymion form to help the Senshi and tried his best to protect Usagi from the dangerous aspects of overusing the Silver Crystal. However, this went a bit too far when he joined the Dark Kingdom to understand more of the link between the Silver Crystal and Metallia. Learning that the Silver Crystal made Metallia stronger everytime Sailor Moon used it, Endymion took Metallia into his body before succumbing to its dark power. Now an evil parody of himself, Dark Prince Endymion, he almost killed Sailor Mercury when Sailor Moon was forced to kill him to stop Metallia. He was revived once Sailor Moon managed to finally control the Crystal's power and destroyed Metallia for good.


  • Name: Chiba Mamoru
  • Meaning of Name: Local Protector
  • Birthday: August 3
  • Blood Type: A+
  • Age: 18 (end of manga); 20 (end of anime)
  • Source Planet: Earth
  • Eye/Hair: Blue/Black
  • Alter Egos: Tuxedo Mask; Prince Endymion; Moonlight Knight (anime)
  • Future Identity: Neo-King Endymion

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  • Tuxedo La Smoking Bomber - As Tuxedo Mask, he blasts the enemy with energy from his hand. This attack is only used in the manga.
  • Pink Sugar Tuxedo Attack - Used in combination with Sailor Chibi Moon. This attack is only used in the manga.
  • Red Rose Throw - As Tuxedo Mask, he throws a rose to distract the enemy's attention. It has also been shown to have power as an attack. This attack is only used in the anime.
  • Black Rose Throw - As Prince Endymion, he throws a rose to distract the enemy's attention. Used while he was under the influence of the Dark Kingdom. This attack is only used in the anime.
  • As Tuxedo Mask, Mamoru's primary weapon is his cane; as Prince Endymion, his primary weapon is his sword.

Chibiusa Chibiusa (ちびうさ) (As said in manga Volume 11); formally Usagi Tsukino or Tsukino Usagi Small Lady Serenity (manga only) is a fictional character from the manga/anime Sailor Moon. ...


  • In the anime series, Mamoru is played by veteran voice actor Tohru Furuya, also well-known as the voice of Amuro Ray in Mobile Suit Gundam and Pegasus Seiya in Saint Seiya.
  • In the English-language dub, Darien is played by Rino Romano (episodes 1-11), Toby Proctor (episodes 12-65) and Vince Corrazza (episodes 66-82, 90-166, and the movies). Of the three, Toby Proctor is the most popular.
  • In the Swedish-language dub, Mamoru is played by Fredrik Dolk and Dick Eriksson (episode 34 and 36).
  • In the musical version, Mamoru has been played by 8 actors: Mizuki Sano (Sano Mizuki), Yuuta Mochizuki (Mochizuki Yuuta), Yuuta Enomoto (Enomoto Yuuta), Hironari Amano (Amano Hironari), Edo Hidemasa (Hidemasa Edo), Kenji Urai (Urai Kenji), Yuu Shirota (Shirota Yuu) and Gyo Miyamoto (Miyamoto Gyo).
  • In the live action series Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Mamoru is played by Jyouji Shibue.

A scene from Cowboy Bebop (1998) Anime (アニメ) is a style of animation originating in Japan. ... Tohru Furuya (古谷 徹 Furuya Toru) is a veteran seiyuu who was born on July 31, 1953. ... Amuro Ray, as he appeared in Mobile Suit Gundam. ... Mobile Suit Gundam Mobile Suit Gundam (Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダム) is a televised anime that was written and directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino and is made up of 43 episodes that were aired in 1979. ... Saint Seiya original Japanese logo. ... Rino Romano (born 1969) is a Canadian voice actor probably best known for his voice roles as Bruce Wayne on the television show The Batman and as Darien Shields in the dub of the popular anime Sailor Moon. ... Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon was a tokusatsu TV series in the Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon fictional universe originally created by Takeuchi Naoko. ...

This logo was used for the Sailor Moon anime.
Sailor Moon Characters edit
This logo was used for the live-action Sailor Moon series.
Protagonists Usagi Tsukino | Ami Mizuno | Rei Hino | Makoto Kino | Minako Aino | Setsuna Meioh | Michiru Kaioh | Haruka Tenoh | Hotaru Tomoe
Mamoru Chiba | Chibiusa | Chibi Chibi | Sailor Starlights | Princess Kakyuu | Luna | Artemis | Diana | Queen Serenity

Antagonists "Dark Kingdom": Queen Metallia | Queen Beryl | Shitennou ("Four Kings") | Mio Kuroki
"Doom Tree": Ail (Alan) | En (Ann) | Makaiju (Doom Tree)
"Black Moon": Death Phantom | Prince Demande | Blue Saphir | Green Esmeraude | Crimson Rubeus | Ayakashi Sisters
"Death Busters": Pharaoh 90 | Mistress 9 | Professor Tomoe | Germatoid | Kaolinite | Witches 5
"Dead Moon Circus": Queen Nehellenia | Zirconia | Zircon | Amazon Trio | Amazoness Quartet
"Shadow Galactica": Sailor Galaxia | Sailor Iron Mouse | Sailor Aluminum Siren | Sailor Lead Crow | Sailor Tin Nyanko | Chaos

Support Cast Shingo Tsukino | Ikuko Tsukino | Kenji Tsukino | Naru Osaka | Gurio Umino | Haruna Sakurada | Motoki Furuhata | Unazuki Furuhata | Yūichirō Kumada

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