Sailor Mars

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Sailor Mars
Sailor Moon character
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Rei in her Super Sailor Mars form as seen in Season 4 of the 1990s anime
First appearanceSailor Moon chapter #3: "Rei - Sailor Mars" (1992)
Created by Naoko Takeuchi
Voiced byJapanese:
Michie Tomizawa
Rina Satō (Sailor Moon Crystal)
Cristina Vee (Viz dub)
Katie Griffin (DiC (excluding the last 17 episodes) and CWi dubs)
Emilie-Claire Barlow (last 17 episodes of DiC)
Portrayed by Keiko Kitagawa
In-universe information
AliasRei Hino
Princess Mars
Mars Reiko (PGSM)
RelativesTakashi Hino (father)
Risa Hino (mother, deceased)
Grandpa Hino
Rei Jr. (daughter; Parallel Universe only)
Kengo Ibuki (cousin; anime only)
AffiliationsSailor Soldiers
Shadow Galactica (manga)
Powers and abilities Pyrokinesis
Psychic and spiritual powers

Rei Hino (火野 レイ, Hino Rei, renamed Raven "Raye" Hino in some English adaptations), better known as Sailor Mars (セーラーマーズ, Sērā Māzu), is a fictional character in the Sailor Moon manga series written and illustrated by Naoko Takeuchi. In the series, Rei is her sailor form's alternative human identity as part of the Sailor Soldiers, female supernatural fighters who protect the Solar System from evil.


Rei is the second Sailor Soldier to be discovered by Usagi. She possesses powers associated with fire, the Ofuda charm, and psychic clairvoyance. [1] Aside from the main body of the Sailor Moon series, Rei is featured in two different manga short stories. The first, Casablanca Memories, is entirely about her and her past; the second, Rei and Minako's Girls School Battle, is shared with Minako Aino. A number of image songs mentioning her character have been released as well, including the contents of three different CD singles.

Takeuchi based Rei on her own personal experience as a miko. Originally designed with her own unique outfit, when Takeuchi decided to give all of the Guardians identical outfits, Rei's high heels were the only aspect that was carried over. A cold and aloof character in the manga, her personality was drastically changed in the anime adaptation [2] at the behest of Kunihiko Ikuhara, where she became fiery and hotheaded.


Rei first appears as a miko at the Hikawa Shrine (火川神社, Hikawa Jinja), and is shown to have an affinity with two crows who live there. It is revealed in the manga that as a child, the crows "told" her that their names are Phobos and Deimos (the same as Mars' two moons). In the manga, she is portrayed as imperial, ancient, conservative, old-fashioned, traditional, serious, disciplined, and practical, having contempt for men and disliking modern romantic relationships.

In the anime adaptation, Rei is a disciplined and practical person. [3] She is also greatly interested in pop culture, and she excels at music - playing the piano and guitar, singing, and composing songs for a school festival. [4] Rei and Usagi Tsukino have a very tempestuous relationship, and argue frequently. Though these arguments are usually petty, early in the series Rei attempts to usurp Usagi as the leader of Sailor Soldiers. Even though Rei does become more loyal to Usagi, with slightly calmer emotions in the later seasons, she still remains somewhat more of a typical teenager than her manga counterpart. In the anime, Rei also tends to engage in long periods of sticking her tongue out at Usagi (who returns the same reaction), as a running gag in their arguments.

Rei goes to a different school from the other girls, namely T*A Private Girls School, a Catholic institution run by nuns. She herself is a practitioner of Shinto, living and working at Hikawa Shrine with her grandfather, its head priest. Her mother died when Rei was very young; her father is a famous politician who cares more about his job than about her (though in the live-action version he still tries to be involved in her life), and who only visits Rei on her birthday. She carries a certain amount of dislike towards him, especially in the live-action series, in which the character of her grandfather does not appear.

Rei in her unique school uniform, drawn by Naoko Takeuchi for the short story "Casablanca Memories" ReiManga.jpg
Rei in her unique school uniform, drawn by Naoko Takeuchi for the short story "Casablanca Memories"

Because of the lack of respectable males in her life, Rei harbors a generally low opinion of men. She considers them emotionally weak and untrustworthy and seems genuinely uninterested in romance. The one exception is in a manga side-story centering on her, Casablanca Memories, which tells of Rei's friendship with her father's young secretary, Kaidou. He had been kind to her for her entire life and, in the story, she fancies herself in love with him. She is shocked when he suddenly announces his engagement to another girl and his decision to become a politician, despite having once said that he did not like what had happened to Rei's family as a result of her father's work. Proof of her feelings are further cemented when she moves to kiss Kaidou, asking why, if he wanted to marry into the profession, did not he choose to marry her due to her father's political influence. In the manga, this is the only potential romance in her life; in the live-action series, nothing of the sort is ever shown, as Rei unquestionably detests boys. [5] In the anime only, she "dates" Mamoru Chiba in the first season (though he thinks they are just friends), and occasionally seems open to a relationship with Yūichirō Kumada, her grandfather's pupil. In one episode, on the brink of death, she states that she wished she had kissed Yūichirō before leaving. [6]

Later on, members of the Dead Moon Circus harass Rei with a reflection of her young self, which mocks her for her friendships and her dream of being a priestess. The reflection tells her that the only way for her to be happy is to try her luck with numerous men until she ends up married to someone rich. Rei is able to defeat this illusion, and in the process gains her Sailor Crystal along with the memory that, long ago, she had in fact made a vow of chastity to Princess Serenity. [7] After this realization, she is never again shown having any doubts about her lack of interest in romance. This is never mentioned in the other series.

Rei's lifelong dream is to become the head priestess at Hikawa Shrine, and much of her life is influenced by spirituality, particularly in the manga. Meditation is given as her strong point, and she enjoys fortune-telling as a hobby. The elegance of her character is further underscored by the contrast between her favorite subject, ancient writing, and her least favorite, modern society. [8] She also belongs to the Archery club at school, [9] which later provides the context for her most powerful weapon, the Mars Arrow. Rei is also skilled in martial arts and a talented skier in the anime. As for more general tastes Rei likes fugu, Thai food, white casablancas, ruby gemstones, little lizards, and pandas [10] and dislikes men in general. The manga states that she once enjoyed Devilman , [11] which the English manga[ which? ] changes to Buffy .

In Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Rei has problems trusting people, even her fellow Sailor Guardians, and has a tendency to rely too much on herself. [12] She says that she hates karaoke (which the other girls love, especially Usagi), [13] but is later forced by Minako into posing as an idol. As "Mars Reiko," she appears on three occasions: performing for hospitalized children, working alongside Minako, and staging a contest with Minako in order to stop her from quitting the idol business. [14] She has a complex relationship with Minako; though they often disagree and compete with each other, they also share great respect. Minako even sometimes lets her guard down around Rei, and eventually confides to her about what she feels is her destiny as a Sailor Guardian. Rei is told that she is to be the secondary leader of the Guardians, and alternately admires and resents Minako's teachings about what that means. [15] She later becomes aware of Mio hurting Usagi just to keep Mamoru at Beryl's side and confronts her while in the Dark Kingdom. Rei tells her off it is her own selfishness that is encouraging Serenity to keep using the crystal and give her a choice: allow Mamoru and Usagi to see each other even for a day or she will tell her friends about Mio(which will not end well for her). Mio wisely chooses to let them see each other in order to keep Rei quiet about her. Mars uses her own dagger with Venus' to attempt to stop Serenity from destroying the Earth.

In the Special Arc movie, Rei senses Mio's return and investigates it with Luna. She is later incapacitated by Mio's growing dark powers.

Aspects and forms

As a character with different incarnations, special powers, transformations and a long lifetime virtually spanned between the Silver Millennium era and the 30th century, Rei gains multiple aspects and aliases as the series progresses.

Sailor Mars

Rei's Soldier identity is Sailor Mars. She wears a sailor suit colored in red and purple, along with red high heels, and in the manga and live-action series has a small red jewel at the waist, though this vanishes upon upgrades. (Concept art shows this was supposed to appear as a necklace when not transformed but never does) She is given specific titles throughout the various series, including Soldier of War [16] and Guardian of Flame and Passion. [17] Her personality is no different from when she is a civilian, although certain powers are unavailable to her in that form.

In Japanese, the name for the planet Mars is Kasei (火星), the first kanji meaning 'fire' and the second indicating a celestial object. Although the Roman planet-name is used, Sailor Mars' abilities are fire-based due to this aspect of Japanese mythology. [18] Most are offensive attacks, although as a priestess, she also possesses a certain amount of psychic ability, and is able to do fire-readings, sense danger, and subdue evil spirits. In the manga, she is listed as the secondary leader of the Sailor Soldiers, after Sailor Venus. This fact is especially significant in the live-action series.

As she grows stronger, Sailor Mars gains additional powers, and at key points her uniform changes to reflect this. The first change takes place in Act 36 of the manga, when she obtains the Mars Crystal and her outfit becomes similar to that of Super Sailor Moon. She is not given a new title. [7] A similar event is divided between episodes 143 and 152 of the anime, and she is given the name Super Sailor Mars. [19] A third, manga-only form appears in Act 42, also unnamed but analogous to Eternal Sailor Moon (sans wings). [20]

Princess Mars

In Silver Millennium, Sailor Mars was also the Princess of her home planet. She was among those given the duty of protecting Princess Serenity of the Moon Kingdom. As Princess Mars, she lived in Phobos-Deimos Castle and wore a red gown—she appears in this form in the original manga, as well as in supplementary art. [21] [22] Naoko Takeuchi once drew her in the arms of Jadeite. [23] In the manga, he expresses at least a physical attraction to her, [24] and in Sailor Moon Crystal [25] and in the stage musicals [26] it is clearly stated that Sailor Mars and Jadeite were in love at the time of the Moon Kingdom.

It is revealed later in the manga that Phobos and Deimos are actually maidens from Planet Coronis sent to protect Princess Mars. They take the form of crows during the present time and were near Rei when she first came to the shrine as a child, supposedly "telling" her their names. Phobos and Deimos reveal their true forms when delivering the Mars Crystal to her and refer to her using her princess title. [7]

Special powers and items

Sailor Mars using Akuryo Taisan in Sailor Moon Crystal MarsFireSoul.jpg
Sailor Mars using Akuryō Taisan in Sailor Moon Crystal

Rei is one of few Sailor Moon characters who is able to use special powers in her civilian form. These are mainly the result of her role as a shrine maiden, which gives her heightened spirituality as well as certain resources. In addition to some psychic talent, including occasional unprompted premonitions, [27] Rei is able to do fire readings and to dispel evil spirits. She does the latter by performing Kuji-Goshin-Ho , a ritual which consists of chanting nine words of power (Rin, Pyou, Tou, Sha, Kai, Jin, Retsu, Zai, Zen!) while making relevant hand signs. She then shouts "Evil spirit, be exorcised!" (悪霊退散, Akuryō Taisan!), and throws one or multiple ofuda scrolls. [28] She commonly uses this attack while in her Sailor Mars form as well as when she is in her civilian form. [29]

Rei must transform into a Sailor Soldier, however, before she can access her celestial powers. [30] She makes this change by raising a special device (pen, bracelet, wand, or crystal) into the air and shouting a special phrase, originally "Mars Power, Make-up!" [31] As she becomes more powerful and obtains new transformation devices, this phrase changes to evoke Mars Star, Planet, or Crystal Power. [32] In both animes, Sailor Mars' transformation sequence evolves slightly over time, whether to update the background images or to accommodate changes to her uniform or new transformation items, but they all involve rings of fire that circle her body as she spins, forming her outfit in a flash of light.

Sailor Mars has the power to create and control fire. [33] Her named powers are somewhat inconsistent across the various series—in the first arc of the manga, she says "Evil spirits, begone!" the same phrase she uses as a civilian while using an ofuda, for her fire attacks. In the anime, she shoots a fireball from her index fingers and shouts the words "Fire Soul" [34] and in the live-action series she shouts "Youma Taisan" ("Monster, begone"). This basic power is improved to "Fire Soul Bird" in the second arc of the anime only; [4] the manga and Sailor Moon Crystal anime also have her develop an animal-based attack, "Mars Snake Fire," but it does not appear until the third story arc and third season respectively. [35] Her first attack to be the same across all versions is "Burning Mandala," which incorporates Buddhist symbolism in the fiery rings Sailor Mars summons. [36] She is not immune to her own powers, as she is able to use them for a suicide move in the anime. [37]

Sailor Mars' final and greatest power comes in the fourth story arc, when she takes on her second Soldier form (Super Sailor Mars in the anime). At this point in the series, she acquires a special weapon, the Mars Arrow, [7] and with it "Mars Flame Sniper," [38] which is her primary attack for the duration of the series. In the manga, the Mars Crystal and Mars Arrow are among her most significant mystical possessions. The former is her Sailor Crystal and the source of all of her power. The latter is associated with her skill as an archer, and although she does not receive a physical bow, she recalls some advice given to her by Michiru Kaioh—"[If] you think you're being taken advantage of by the enemies, stretch a line taut in your soul. Then, with your whole body and spirit, shoot the arrow of your finishing blow!" [39] In the live-action series, she is given a tambourine-like weapon, called the Sailor Star Tambo, by Artemis. [40] During the final battle, her Tambo transforms into a dagger, which she uses alongside Venus's similar dagger. [41] In the "Special Act", Venus wields both weapons. [42]


Rei is not named in the original proposal for a hypothetical Codename: Sailor V anime, but an identical character in miko clothing is present, named Miyabi Yoruno. [43] Creator Naoko Takeuchi revealed that this character eventually became Rei, and wrote that her role as a shrine maiden was inspired by Takeuchi's own experience working as a miko for Shiba Daijingu Shrine while in college. She also stated that she was frequently "hit on" by the shrine's patrons, a source of annoyance that carries over into the character's life. [44]

Hikawa Shrine, where Rei lives and works, is based on the real-life Hikawa Shrines, one of which is in Azabu Jūban, where the story is set. The kanji for "ice" in the original name (氷川神社) is replaced with the kanji for "fire"a reflection of Rei's fire-related powers.

Sailor Mars' original costume design, like the others', was fully unique. It featured an alternate bow, double shoulder-guards, plate-armor, elaborate jewelry, and a gold-rimmed mask. Her trademark high-heeled shoes were already present, as well. Later, Takeuchi was surprised by these sketches and stated that she did not remember drawing them. [45] In an intermediate design, the pendant that sat at her waist in the early manga was also intended to be worn as a necklace in her civilian form. [1] Hitoshi Doi states that Kunihiko Ikuhara was responsible for much of Rei's changed personality in the anime. [46]

The kanji of Rei's surname translate as "fire" (, hi) and "field" or "civilian" (, no). Her given name is in katakana rei (レイ); possible meanings include "spirit" (), "companion" (), "cool" (), and "zero" (). Because katakana is the alphabet usually used for foreign loanwords, it may also be intended as a Western name, such as Raye (which is indeed used in American continent localizations) or Rae. In the Chinese versions of the series (anime and manga), Rei's name is written with the character "麗", which carries the same phonetic as "Rei", but means "beauty" and "elegance", and, ultimately, is the one included in the 5th Original Picture Collection Volume Artbook (Vol. V) (meaning that Rei's name written all in Kanji is "火野麗" (lit. "Fire-Field Beauty/Elegance" / "Beauty/Elegance of Fire")). Regardless, the entire name is structured as a pun, as the syllable "no" indicates a possessive, so that her name can also be understood as "Ray of Fire." Her prototypical name, Miyabi Yoruno (夜野 みやび, Yoruno Miyabi), means "Elegance of Night" (みやび = 雅). [47]

It has been noted that her outfit as Sailor Mars echoes the colors of her miko robes, and she is the only character that is mostly tied into tradition. [48]


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Cristina Vee (left) voices Rei in the Viz Media dubs of the original anime and Crystal . Keiko Kitagawa (right) played the character in Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon .

In the Japanese anime television series, Rei is voiced by Michie Tomizawa, who later said that working on Sailor Moon had been "exactly like magic" for her. [43] Rina Satō voices the character in Sailor Moon Crystal and all media since. [49]

In the DIC/Cloverway English adaptations produced in association with Optimum Productions, her name was spelled as Raye Hino and was voiced by Katie Griffin, in her first voice acting role, for most of the franchise; however, Emilie Barlow filled in for the last 17 episodes of the second season while Griffin was involved in a film production. Raye was also Barlow's first voice acting role, and she said that during recording, it was difficult to take care of her voice, as Raye "had a lot of yelling." She also listened to Griffin's recording sessions to help with the voice matching. [50] Barlow would later become the permanent replacement voice for Sailor Venus after Griffin returned to voice Sailor Mars. [51] Sandy Howell also provides English vocals for songs sung by Raye in the English dub.

In the Viz Media English adaptation produced in association with Studiopolis, her voice is supplied by Cristina Vee, a long-time Sailor Moon fan. [52] [53]

In the musical productions, Rei has been portrayed by ten actresses: Hiroko Nakayama, Misako Kotani, Asuka Umemiya, Hiromi Sakai, Eri Kanda, Megumi Yoshida, Aiko Kawasaki, Risa Honma, Kanon Nanaki, [54] Karen Kobayashi., [55] Kazumi Takayama, Ranze Terada, Kotomi Hirai, Kyoko Ninomiya and Yui Hasegawa.

In Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon , Rei was played by Keiko Kitagawa. In addition, Haruhi Mizukuro and Akira Tanaka portray the younger Rei in flashbacks and childhood photos.


Sailor Mars has become a popular subject of cosplay. Sailor Mars - BBG Cosplay Fashion Show.jpg
Sailor Mars has become a popular subject of cosplay.

The character has been well received by manga readers. Official Sailor Moon popularity polls listed Rei Hino and Sailor Mars as separate entities. In 1992, readers ranked them at thirteenth and fourteenth respectively, out of thirty eight choices. [56] One year later, now with fifty choices, Mars remained at fourteenth most popular while Rei dropped to fifteenth. [57] In 1994, with fifty one choices, Rei was the twentieth most popular character, whereas Sailor Mars was the twenty-second, with a gap between the two characters of over three thousand votes. [58] In early 1996, with fifty one choices, Sailor Mars was the thirty-first most popular character and Rei was the thirty-second. [59] In Animage's 1993 poll, she came sixth. [60] In 1994, she came tenth. [61]

A five-book series was published, one book on each of the Sailor Soldiers and Sailor Moon. Rei's was released in 1996. [62] This book was later translated into English by Mixx. [63] The episode where Sailor Mars gained her powers was novelised by Mixx. [64] Other merchandise has been released based on her character, including T-shirts, [65] fashion dolls, trading card stickers, gashapon and UFO dolls.

Rei Ayanami of Neon Genesis Evangelion is named after Rei Hino. [66] She has also been referenced in non-Japanese media: DC Comics character Martian Manhunter briefly assumes the form of a female Japanese journalist named Rei Hino and is told by Batman that the name is a "giveaway." [67]

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  17. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Act 3
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  20. Takeuchi, Naoko (July 5, 1996). "Act 42". Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon. 15. Kodansha. ISBN   978-4-06-178835-0.
  21. Takeuchi, Naoko (July 5, 1996). "Act 41". Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon. 15. Kodansha. ISBN   978-4-06-178835-0.
  22. Takeuchi, Naoko (September 1996). Pretty Soldier Sailormoon Original Picture Collection. IV. Kodansha. ISBN   978-4-06-324519-6.
  23. Takeuchi, Naoko (August 1994). Pretty Soldier Sailormoon Original Picture Collection. I. Kodansha. ISBN   978-4-06-324507-3., Naoko Takeuchi quote about it from the artbook: "This is the title page for the conclusion of the first series of Sailor Moon. It had a great deal of impact on the first series. Probably because the four couplings on the right side were very unexpected. I was thinking of love stories of the previous lives of these couples. I'd like to be able to draw that someday..."
  24. Takeuchi, Naoko (July 6, 1992). "Act 3". Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon. 1. Kodansha. ISBN   978-4-06-178721-6.
  25. Sailor Moon Crystal act #12 "Enemy –Queen Metalia"
  26. Described by Luna and Artemis in Gaiden Dark Kingdom Fukkatsu Hen, the first musical.
  27. In anime episode 90 and others, Rei has dreams about the impending Silence.
  28. In the English-dubbed anime, these incantations are initially replaced by the phrases, "I summon the power of Mars!" and "Mars Fireballs Charge!"—despite the fact that no fire is involved. Later, the literal translation "Evil Spirits, Begone!" is used instead.
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  31. First used in each of Sailor Mars' first appearances, except the manga, where it is delayed to Act 10. In the DIC/Cloverway English adaptations, Rei does not say 'Make up' when transforming.
  32. "Star Power" starting in manga Act 14, anime Episode 63, when she acquires the Star Power Stick. "Planet Power" starting in Act 24 of the manga only. "Crystal Power" starting in Act 36, when she acquires the Mars Crystal and her second uniform, and in Episode 152, when she acquires the Crystal Change Rod and becomes Super Sailor Mars.
  33. Takeuchi, Naoko (September 22, 2003). "Act 3". Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon shinzōban. 1. Kodansha. ISBN   978-4-06-334776-0.
  34. First used in episode 10. This attack is given a multitude of names in the English-dubbed anime, including "Mars Fire Ignite," "Mars Fireballs Flash," "Mega Mars Fire," "Mega Mars Fire Flash," "Mars Fire Blast," and simply "Flash."
  35. Takeuchi, Naoko. "Act 25". Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon. 8. Kodansha. ISBN   978-4-06-178790-2.
  36. First used in Act 14 of the manga, episode 63 of the anime, and Act 48 of the live-action series. The English anime calls this attack "Mars Celestial Fire Surround," "Celestial Fire Surround," and '"Mars Fire Surround."
  37. "The Sailor Warriors Die! The Tragic Final Battle". Sailor Moon. Series 1. Episode 45. Tokyo. February 27, 1992. Toei. TV Asahi.
  38. This attack is usually called Mars Flame Shooter in the English anime.
  39. Act 36, translated by Alex Glover.
  40. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Act 26
  41. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon , Act 49.
  42. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, "Special Act - We're Getting Married!"
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