Japanese: アカン
Romanji: Akan

Dark Kingdom

Species: Youma
Master: Zoisite
Objective: To attack people to lure out Sailor Moon
Death: Sailor Moon's Moon Healing Escalation and Moon Tiara Action
First Appearance
Anime: Umino's Resolve: I'll Protect Naru
Anime Voiced By: Shinobu Satouchi (Japanese)
David Fraser (DiC English dub)
Patrick Seitz (Viz Media English dub)

Akan is an armadillo-like Youma created by Zoisite.

Nomenclature and Etymology

Akan's name could be derived from the word "aka" (あか) or the Kansai-ben word "Akan" (明かん). His attack was likely a reference to Lake Akan in Hokkaido, famous for its seaweed growing into balls called "Marimo" (毬藻).



Zoisite attempted to turn Naru into a monster, but turned an actor who was playing the sentai Redman into a monster instead, transforming him into Akan. Akan shot seaweed balls at people, which expanded and prevented them from breathing. In the end, he was healed by Sailor Moon using her Moon Healing Escalation.


  • This is the only time Zoisite changes anyone into a monster that is not one of the Seven Great Youma. The other victims were transformed by Kunzite.
    • He's the first monster created from a civilian that was not a monster in a past life.
  • Enemies that resemble Akan appear in the video game Sailor Moon.

Dark Kingdom

Leaders Queen MetariaQueen Beryl
Shitennou JadeiteNephriteZoisiteKunzite
Neo Shitennou KaluniteHiddeniteHematiteKunzite
Youma ManeginDD Girls
Other Members Lemures Baba

Leaders Queen MetariaQueen Beryl
Shitennou JadeiteNephriteZoisiteKunzite
Queen Mio's Dark Kingdom Queen Mio (leader) • Pierrot (youma)
Other Members Dark MercuryMetaria EndymionMio Kuroki

Leaders Queen MetariaQueen Beryl
Shitennou JadeiteNephriteZoisiteKunzite
Youma MorgaFemale Instructor • Soul Shadow • Ghost Bride

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