Sailor Venus (セーラーヴィーナス, Sērā Vīnasu?) is one of the central characters in the Sailor Moon metaseries. Her real name is Minako Aino (愛野 美奈子, Aino Minako?, or Mina Aino in the English versions), a cheerful schoolgirl who can transform into one of the series' specialized heroines, the Sailor Senshi.

Sailor Venus is the fourth member of the Sailor Team to be discovered by Sailor Moon, though she was the first to awaken to her powers. She serves as the leader of the Guardian Senshi who protect Sailor Moon. She uses love-related powers. In the manga and anime series she dreams of becoming a famous idol, whereas in the live-action series her character is refactored to already be a celebrity.

She was first introduced as the protagonist of Naoko Takeuchi's much-shorter manga series, Codename wa Sailor V, of which Sailor Moon is a sequel. In it (and the early part of Sailor Moon), she goes by the pseudonym Sailor V (セーラーV , Sērā V?), short for "Venus", and is given personal backstory. The plotlines of Sailor V are generally compatible with the newer series, but are usually considered as separate. Later, she shares a special manga episode with Rei Hino, entitled Rei and Minako's Girls School Battle.

Also, she ranks as one of Resurgence's Top 5 Anime Girls of all time.

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Member's opinions on Sailor VenusEdit

  • Resurgence loves her lots and places her as one of his Top 5 anime girls of all time. Refers to her as his "golden haired goddess".


  • Sailor Venus dressed & posed as Sailor Moon in a certain S Series episode.
  • Is the only scout to have her own talking cat. (Artemis)
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