Alternate Senshi Name: セーラーＶ
Alternate Senshi Name: Sailor V
First Senshi Name: セーラーヴィーナス
First Senshi Name: Sailorvenus
Second Senshi Name: スーパーセーラーヴィーナス
Second Senshi Name: Super Sailorvenus
Japanese Name: 愛野美奈子
Japanese Name: Aino Minako [Family - Given Name]
Japanese Name Translation: Favorite/Love Civilian Beauty [who is] Questionably a Child, Love of a Beauty [who is] Questionably a Child
Translation Explanation: 愛=ai=love/favorite, 野=no=Civilian Life (Kanji character, but sounds like the "no" that means "of"), 美=mi=beauty, 奈=na=what?, 子=ko=child
DiC Dub Name: Mina
CWI Dub Name: Mina Aino
Mixx Name: Mina Aino (Once Minako is SuperS Act 3)
Birthday: October 22
Astrological Sign: Libra
Planet Info: Second planet from the sun and also the brightest one viewed from Earth.
Mythology: In Roman Mythology, Venus was the goddess of gardens and fields, but was later associated with the Greek goddess Aphrodite, who was the goddess of love. In Roman mythology, she was also known as Venus Victrix, the bringer of victory. She was married to Vulcan, god of metalwork, but also had several lovers, including Mars (Ares) and Adonis.
Castle: Magellan Castle (Manga)
Castle Origin: The Magellan space probe provided the first detailed map of the surface of the planet Venus
Name Day: Friday (1)
Colors: Orange and Yellow
Favorite Food: Stuffed Dumplings(Gyouza), Ramen Noodles, & Curry
Least Favorite Food: Shiitake Mushrooms
Favorite Subject: Gym
Worst Subject: all others
Age: 14 (Season 1) (2)
Blood Type: B
Height: 5'0" (estimate)
Hobbies: Acting, Shopping, Having Idols, Playing Volleyball
Strengths: Relaxing, Idolizing People
Fears & Weaknesses: The Police, Her Mother(3)
Family: Only child, Lives with Mom and Dad in the City
Lives: Tokyo, Japan. [In the Anime she was said to have originally lived in England, however in the Manga (Code Name wa Sailor V) she always lived in Japan.]
School: Shibakouen (Grass Valley JR. High in English Version)
Class: manga: 1-B (from Codename Sailor V Manga, Grade 7, class B) anime: Year 2 (grade 8, in Season 1).
Goals: To be a Star
Other: The reason Minako wears a red ribbon in her hair is in Code Name wa Sailor V, Vol.1 a boy told her it would look nice and would be lady like.
Special: Minako was the first character created by Takeuchi Naoko in the "Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon" Series. She originally debuted in the manga series Code Name wa: Sailor V where she was the main character. This series was set one year before the Sailor Moon series.
1From Latin Veneris (Venus' Day) (Spanish Viernes, French Vendredi). In Japanese Saturday is 金曜日 ("Kinyoubi").
2 13-14 in Season 1, 16 in Season 5.
3 In the manga Minako referred to her mother as a hag
Transformations and Powers:
|Trans-formation||Venus Power Make-up||Venus Power Make-up||Venus Power||Venus Power Make-up||Season 1, ep.36; Vol.3-10|
|Trans-formation||Venus Star Power Make-up||Venus Star Power Make-up||Venus Star Power (1)||Venus Star power Make-up||R & S, Season 2.5 & 3 ep.65; Vol.4-16|
|Trans-formation||Venus Crystal Power Make-up||Venus Crystal Power Make-up||Venus Crystal Power||Venus Crystal Power Make-up||S & Stars, Season 4 & 5 ep.154; Vol.14-39|
|Trans-formation||N/A||Venus Planet Power Make-up||N/A||Venus Planet Power Make-up||Manga Only, Vol. 7-24|
|Trans-formation||N/A||Moon Power Transform||N/A||N/A||Manga Only,(SV)Book.1-1|
|Trans-formation||N/A||Mikazuki Power Transform||N/A||N/A||Manga Only,(SV)Book.1-2|
|Attack||Crescent Beam||Crescent Beam||Venus Crescent Beam Smash||Crescent Beam||Season 1 ep.33; (SV)Book.1-1|
|Attack||Crescent Beam Shower||N/A||Venus Meteor Shower||N/A||R Season 2.0, ep.52|
|Attack||Venus Love-me Chain||N/A||Venus Love Chain Encircle (2)||Venus Love-me Chain||R Season 2.5, ep.65; Vol.3-11|
|Attack||Venus Love and Beauty Shock||Venus Love and Beauty Shock||Venus Love and Beauty Shock||Venus Love and Beauty Shock||Super S Season 4 ep.154; Vol.14-39|
|Attack||Love Me Moon Chain (3)||N/A||-||N/A||S Season 3 ep.102|
|Attack||N/A||Rolling Heart Vibration||N/A||Rolling Heart Vibration||Manga Only Vol.3-11|
|Attack||N/A||Venus Wink Chain Sword||N/A||Venus Wink Chain Sword||Manga Only Vol.7-24|
|Attack||N/A||Venus Love and Galactica Shock||N/A||Venus Love and Galactica Shock||Manga Only Vol.18-50|
|Attack||N/A||Crescent Boomerang||N/A||Crescent Boomerang||Manga Only Vol.13-Exam3, (SV)Book.1-3|
|Attack||N/A||Moon Power||N/A||Moon Power||Manga Only Vol.-|
|Attack||N/A||Sailor V Kick||N/A||Sailor V Kick||Manga Only Vol.3-11, (SV)Book.1-2|
|Attack||N/A||Venus Power Crescent Shower of Love||N/A||N/A||Manga Only,(SV)Book.1-4|
|Attack||N/A||Sailor V Chop||N/A||N/A||Manga Only,(SV)Book.1-6|
|Attack||N/A||V-chan Shiki Momidashi Sailor V Chop (4)||N/A||N/A||Manga Only,(SV)Book.2-9|
|Attack||N/A||Rolling Screw Sailor V Punch||N/A||N/A||Manga Only,(SV)Book.2-7|
|Attack||N/A||Crescent Super Beam||N/A||N/A||Manga Only,(SV)Book.2-8|
|Attack||N/A||Crescent Slender Beam||N/A||N/A||Manga Only,(SV)Book.2-9|
|Attack||N/A||Venus Sulfur Smoke||N/A||N/A||Manga Only,(SV)Book.3-11|
|Attack||N/A||Venus Iron Muscle Punch||N/A||N/A||Manga Only,(SV)Book.3-11|
|Attack||N/A||V-chan utsu katana seppuku no kei (5)||N/A||N/A||Manga Only,(SV)Book.3-11|
|Attack||N/A||Diphenhydramine Combo (6)||N/A||N/A||Manga Only,(SV)Book.3-13|
|Attack||N/A||Venus Jirushi katorisenkou taihuu (7)||N/A||N/A||Manga Only,(SV)Book.3-13|
|Attack||N/A||Venus Hyakuoku Point Rock 'n' Rouge(8)||N/A||N/A||Manga Only,(SV)Book.3-14|
|Attack||N/A||Venus Megaton Shower of Love||N/A||N/A||Manga Only,(SV)Book.3-15|
(1) She also used "Venus Crystal Power!!" in the Sailor Moon S series, before she 'powered up'.
(2) Also used "Venus Love Chain Harness!!" in the English version
(3) Venus used this while imitating Sailor Moon
(4) V-chan Style Rubbing V-chop
(5) V-chan Katana Strike Punishment of Seppuku (
(6) Diphenhydramine is a drug used for motion sickness.
(7) Venus Stamp/Brand Anti-mosquito Incense Typhoon.
(8) Venus Ten Billion Point Rock 'n' Rouge
Note: The (SV)Book. stands for "Code Name wa: Sailor V" Manga, which is made up of three books, which each have volumes. "ep." stands for episode. All episodes are listed by the Japanese number. "R" stands for "Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R" (Season 2). The "2.5" indicates the second half of the second season. "S" stands for "Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S" (Season 3). "Super S" stands for "Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Super S" (Season 4). "Stars" stands for "Sailor Stars" (Season 5). The Manga Volumes are written out volume number - act number.