Neptune, the special girl
Michiru has special qualities on her
inside and outside. On the outside, she is the most beautiful and
attractive sailor senshi. When compared with other characters, the
creator of Pretty Solder Sailor Moon has put extra effort in creating the
beauty of Michiru.
Frequently, when Michiru (and Haruka)
enters or leaves a scene, the screen turns to a manga-styled picture of
her, accompanied with rose petals and a special background music.
The special background music is actually a female voice ("....who.....who....who....").
It is used only for Michiru in Sailor Moon S, and so far only once in Sailor
Moon Super S on Fish Eye, to reinforce *his* beauty when disguised as a
In addition, Michiru is the only girl
in the anime that has more than one hair style. Michiru was given
three different ways to do her hair. The first hair style is to leave
her hair down. The second one is the same idea as Minako's hair style.
The third one is to pull all her hair up, in a pony tail.
On the inside, Michiru is a brilliant
and multi-talented girl. She is gentle and quiet. Although
she doesn't speak a lot, she thinks and plans very carefully, and she has
quite a sense of humor too (likes to joke with Haruka ^_~). She is
very kind and polite to everyone. Even when she didn't agree with
the inner senshi in the S series, she still acted friendly, unlike Haruka.
She is a determined person, willing to sacrifice everything to achieve
her goal - saving the world. She is also single-minded on her love
She understands others feelings.
As she once said to Haruka, she understand her more than Haruka does herself.
Very often, what she say is exactly what Haruka has in her mind, just don't
know how to put into words.
I like Michiru so much because she
is the most feminine character and there is nothing she is not good at,
needless to say her attacks are powerful. She is also very mature,
and has the most perfect character among all the sailor senshi. There
is really no character flaw I can pick on (except I don't agree with homosexuality,
but when I watch the anime, I somehow think of Haruka as a male, while
Sailor Uranus a female). The best of all, she processes the two usually
conflicting characters: she is sensitive (emotional) and yet a logical
person. Most people have their lives either dominant by emotion or
logical thinking, but not both.
Poem for Michiru
The Ocean is Restless...
The fate is near,
The destiny so clear.
No more volin, no more dream,
The power of the ocean has to be
The mission is to be accomplished,
even if that means something has
to be relinquished.
The determined heart will finally
And the others' minds will be convinced.
Though as a elegent and tranquil
Her power is as strong as roaring
Even with the beauty none can compare,
"Wind" is the only one she ever
A Romance that not everyone believes,
But without it she rather not lives.
Goddess of the ocean and guardian
Her name is Kaioh Michiru, Sailor
Neptune, yuuga ni katsuyaku!
~Rushita (Apr 22, 98)
I know I
like Kaioh Michiru/Sailor Neptune too much when...
I have actually brought clothes that
are in green or bluish green color. Rushita used to hate green so
much and would definitely not to wear green. I still hate certain
type of green, but I like bluish green or dark green now.
I have brought a pair of shoes that
look kind of like Sailor Neptune's, only in dark blue instead of dark green
(they don't come in dark green).
I wear a pair of white groves in winter
I suddenly like violin music so much
and I'm very pleased every time I hear somebody playing violin in the subway
I have actually made a plan to learn
to play violin, and I'm determined to do it no matter how difficult other
people said it is.
When I sit in my friend's car, sometimes
I wish my friends is Haruka, or looks like Haruka.
I stand in front of the mirror and imitate
Sailor Neptune's pose.
I start to collect Sailor Moon merchandises
I have changed the wallpaper of my computer
to a Sailor Neptune graphic.
I actually wrote a page for Kaioh Michiru/Sailor
Neptune! (even though I used to know nothing about computers)
I have spent 5 hours to make the 125
frames complete transmation animated GIF for Sailor Neptune O.o;;
Teal is my color to use in chat room,
and even other people would think something is not right when I use a different
I'm still updating this Neptune section
after three years.
All Sailor Moon character personality
test tell me I'm no longer a "Mizuno Ami" but half "Mizuno Ami" and half
"Kaioh Michiru". Well.... getting there... scary, isn't it ^^;;
People actually telling me I remind
them of Michiru...
After years, finally found out what kikurage (a kind of mushroom) ‚«‚‚ç‚° (–ØŽ¨) is in Kanji/Chinese and laughs hard because it has always been something I hate to eat as well.
Anime in North America...
In 1996 when I managed to
watch Sailor Moon S of the Chinese version from renting Laser Disks, I
have already had an idea that there isn't much hope to get the SMS and
the rest on TV in North America. The reason for that is I know the
restriction on the content of cartoons in North America is much tighter
than that in Asian countries. The Sailor Moon Anime series are considered
cartoon for kids. Sailor Moon S contains mature subject matter (i.e.,
the homosexuality issue between Michiru and Haruka), and would definitely
have trouble to get it release. I personally think that the newer
seasons of Sailor Moon is more than just for kids. Certain subject
matters could only be fully understood by people in older age groups.
However, it would not be possible to rate the anime in "PG" and ask kids
not to watch it without parent's guidance. Same thing happens to
Sailor Moon Super S for Fish Eye, and even the relationship between Pegasus
and Chibi Usa is hard to handle in the dub.
After this page has been up for more
than 3 years, Sailor Moon S is finally released in US. As most people
expected they somehow banded the story and changed the relationship between
Michiru and Haruka to cousins. In that case, the dub doesn't stick
with the original anymore and the story that the creator was intended to
make would be totally changed. The little dialogue, little intimate
things between Michiru and haruka are changed, which loses the essence
of Sailor Moon S, and certain actions just couldn't be explained properly
using the relationship of "cousins". I wonder what Takeuchi Naoko
(creator of Sailor Moon) would think about that. For Sailor Moon
Super S, Fish Eye may is in fact become a girl in the dub, just like Zoisite.
Watching English version really lose a lot of the original ideas.
Some are lost due to translation and cultural difference. That's
one good reason why Rushita prefers watching the Chinese version, which
is very close to the original and has less language and cultural difference.
Chinese voice actors/actresses did a very good job too.
I have mentioned in this
section that the future of Sailor Moon Anime in North America is not that
promising. Much to my surprise, they actually dubbed SMS and SMSS,
with quite a bit of editing of course. Since the heat of Sailor Moon
has already gone in the past years, I am very interested to see if the
new dub will bring back the heat.
For those who like to enjoy
the real essence of Sailor Moon, the best choice is to see the English
subtitled of the original Japanese version. In July 1999, the last
subtitled Sailor Stars tapes are released. They can be purchased
at your local anime stores, most likely Chinese anime stores. But
be quick, since Sailor Moon is dying even in North America, grab all the
merchandise before they sell it no more. Sailor Moon (Sailor Stars)
subtitled tapes can also be ordered at VKLL.
Order them before VKLL stop making them.