Usagi's name is a pun on the phrase "the rabbit of the moon".
This derives from a
Japanese children's story about the rabbit that is said to be
visible in the Moon's face, much like the Western Man in the Moon.
manga translation, which otherwise uses the standard American names
for the five
Inner Senshi, gives her
the nickname Bunny to partially preserve the pun;
localizations, such as the German and Polish, give her name as
"Bunny" in both
the anime and manga.)
Similarly, "Serena" is probably at least in part a play on the word
Selene, a moon goddess in Greek mythology who
fell in love with a shepherd named
Endymion. It also derives from the
name of the moon princess, which is alternately either
"Selenity" (from Selene) or "Serenity" (from the Sea of Serenity on the
(In an early DiC promotional tape that
advertised Sailor Moon to television stations,
Usagi was called Victoria.
Another preliminary name, that appeared on Kodansha's
English website in an
advertisement for the series, was said to be Celeste.)
Name (Japanese): 月野うさぎ
Transliteration: Tsukino Usagi
North American Name: Serena Tsukino
Meaning: "Rabbit of the Moon" (野 is effectively an ateji)
Age: 14 (beginning of storyline), 16 (end of storyline),
between 20-30 (as
Height: 150 cm
Birthday: June 30
Blood Type: O
Astrological Sign: Cancer
Guardian Cat: Luna
Boyfriend/Future Husband: Mamoru Chiba
Favorite food: Ice cream
Least favorite food: Carrots
Favorite color: White and Pink
Senshi uniform colors: Blue, white, red, yellow
Favorite Subject: Home
Least Favorite Subject: Math, English
Hobbies: Eating, eating cakes,
Dislikes: Tests and Ghosts
Dream: to be a bride
Special Traits: Loyal Friend, caring personality,
courageous, gentle person,
honest and truthful
School: Azabu Juuban Junior High School, known as
Crossroads Junior High in
Azabu Juuban High School (in Sailor Stars only)
Moon Prism Power, Make-up! — Used to transform into Sailor Moon in
Dark Kingdom saga. In the English anime, she does not say Make-up!.
Moon Power! — Used with the Disguise Pen to change forms.
phrase ni nare in the anime.)
Moon Crystal Power, Make-up! — Used to transform into Sailor Moon
the Makaiju and Black Moon sagas. In the English anime,
she does not say
Make-up!. In some episodes of the English version, the phrase
Star Power was used instead.
Moon Cosmic Power, Make-up! — Used to transform into Sailor Moon in
Infinite saga. In the English anime, she does not say Make-up!.
Crisis, Make-up! — Used to transform into Super Sailor Moon in the
Infinite saga. In the English anime, she says Moon Crisis Power!.
Moon Crisis, Make-up! — Used to transform into Super Sailor Moon
the Dreams saga. In the anime, she transforms together with
Sailor Chibi Moon, and in English the phrase Moon
Cosmic Dream Action
(or Super Moon Crisis Power in the dubbed version
of the SuperS movie) is used.
Silver Moon Crystal Power, Make-Up! — The transformation phrase
the manga, used to transform into Eternal
Sailor Moon in STARS saga.
Moon Eternal, Make-Up! — The transformation phrase in the
anime series Sailor Stars (and also
her first transformation
of equivalent manga arcs). It is used to transform into
Eternal Sailor Moon.
Most of Usagi's anime transformations involve the use of shiny red or pink
ribbons that form the leotard, boots, and gloves. These ribbons come
her brooch. When her detransformation is shown (which is rare),
unravel from around her body and go back into the brooch,
leaving her in the
clothes she was wearing before she transformed.
The one exception is her
transformation to Eternal Sailor Moon,
in which feathers are substituted for the
Series 1: Sailor Moon / Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
Moon Frisbee — Sailor Moon uses her tiara as a frisbee to attack
opponent. In the anime, this is called Moon Tiara Action,
and in English
is called Moon Tiara Magic. This attack was used
extensively during the
first series, rarely used afterwards.
Chou Onpa (超音波, chō onpa,
"super sound waves") — Sailor Moon
uses her hairpieces to amplify sound.
This attack does not have a name in the anime.
Moon Tiara Stardust — An anime-only attack which is a variation of
Moon Tiara Action, but instead of attacking the enemy it would circle
over them and shed purifying dust over them. Only used once in episode 5,
was never shown in the English dub as the episode was cut.
Moon Tiara Boomerang — A PGSM attack, also the attack
at the very beginning of the Japanese manga series.
Sailor Moon Kick — Sailor Moon jumps and kicks. Sometimes used
Usagi when she is not transformed, to kick doors/siblings.
Later used as a dual
attack with Sailor ChibiMoon.
Moon Twilight Flash — In manga, causes a bright light to
her second tiara. In the live action, she uses her Moon Stick for this attack.
Moon Healing Escalation — Used in combination with the
Moon Stick/Crescent Moon Wand to turn people possessed by the
Dark Kingdom into their original forms. Once she acquires the Silver Crystal
this attack is powered up.
In the Japanese anime, it causes
the monster to yell "Refresh!" before returning
In the English anime, the attack is called Moon Healing
Series 2: Sailor Moon R
Moon Princess Halation — Used in combination with the Cutie Moon Rod
to attack enemies. It is called Moon Scepter Elimination or
Scepter Activation in the English television series, and Moon Princess
in the dubbed movie and various subtitled episodes. The attack
the Cardians to yell "Cleansing!" before transforming back into cards.
Moon Crystal Power — This is not really an attack, as it is only used
transform the Akayashi Sisters into normal women. It causes them to say
'Refresh!' in a more pleasant tone than when 'healing' a monster.
involves holding up the Crystal Compact, and uses the
same animation as the
start of Moon Crystal Power Make-Up, albeit
with a gloved hand instead of a bare
hand. In the dub this is
refered to as Moon Crystal Healing Activation!
Sailor Moon Body Slam — Sailor Moon slams her body against her
Series 3: Sailor Moon S
Moon Spiral Heart Attack — Used with the Spiral Heart Moon Rod
attack enemies. In the anime (dubbed and original Japanese),
it usually causes
the monster to yell "Lovely!" before returning to normal.
Rainbow Moon Heart Ache — An upgrade of the "Moon Spiral Heart
that could only be used as Super Sailor Moon. In the English version of
"Sailor Moon S: The Movie", it was called Rainbow Moon Heartache Reform.
It also causes the monster to yell "Lovely!" before returning to normal.
Rainbow Double Moon Heart Ache — A manga-only
attack used by Sailor
Moon and Sailor Chibi Moon.
Series 4: Sailor Moon SuperS
Moon Gorgeous Meditation — In the manga, this was an attack used
Sailor Moon and Sailor Chibi Moon.
In the anime (SuperS), Chibi Moon
would summon Pegasus after which Sailor Moon
would use this attack. The lemures
("monster-of-the-day" for this series) would
scream "Stage out!" before being
destroyed by rainbow light-flashing, shattered
mirrors rapidly fired at their direction
from Super Sailor Moon's Kaliedo
Moon Scope. In the SuperS movie, both Moon
and Chibi Moon used this attack
to kill Badiane, who had merged with her Black
Dream Hole. In the SuperS dub, it
was referred to as Moon Super Moon Target,
in the first episode and
Super Moon Target in the second episode.
Series 5: Sailor Moon Sailor Stars
Starlight Honeymoon Therapy Kiss — Her first attack as Eternal Sailor
In the manga, it is used to defeat Queen Nehellenia. In the anime,
she uses it to
return phage to their original forms
(the phage would yell "Beautiful!" before
returning to normal).
Silver Moon Crystal Power Therapy Kiss — In the manga,
Moon uses this attack to destroy the zombified Sailor Soldiers.
Silver Moon Crystal Power Kiss — In the anime, it is an upgrade to
"Starlight Honeymoon Therapy Kiss". Eternal Sailor Moon
blows feathers in the
direction of the opponent. In the anime,
she uses it to return phage to their
(the phage would yell "Beautiful!" before returning to normal).
Silver Moon Crystal Eternal Power — A manga-only attack
the Sailor Crystals
to destroy Chaos.
Thanks to Wikipedia for the information!