Sailor Moon Wiki

Artemis is Minako Aino's white guardian cat, as well as her adviser. He was the one who awoke Minako as Sailor V and has continued to watch over her since then.

Nomenclature & Etymology


Artemis was the Greek goddess of the moon and hunting, the twin sister of Apollo and the daughter of Zeus and Leto. She was known as Diana to the Romans.


Artemis is a white, short-haired cat with a yellow crescent moon on his forehead.


Codename: Sailor V

Minako first meets Artemis while in a gymnastics class, where she accidentally lands on him, and he continued to observe her while she was at school. He finally introduced himself, much to her surprise, and told her she was a Sailor Guardian. He gave her a crescent compact and it transported them to Venus, where he showed her Magellan Castle and that Minako has a mission to fight. Before he could say more, Minako fainted from shock from the news. Later, Artemis tried to warn Minako about the boy she had a crush on, and she saw the boy flirt with another girl, but really she saw the boy attack the girl, as a minion of the Dark Agency. Artemis throws Minako her transformation pen and gave her the command, allowing her to transform into Sailor V. After Minako killed the evil being, she was upset, and Artemis comforted her, accepting they were partners now and he would help train her for whatever challenges arrive in the future.

Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon



  • In the original proposal for a Sailor V Anime, there was a female character called Artemis.
  • In Greek mythology, Artemis was actually female and the mighty goddess of the Hunt, and the fraternal twin sister of Apollo.
Sailor Senshi

Solar System Sailor Senshi Sailor MoonSailor MercurySailor MarsSailor JupiterSailor Venus / Sailor V
Other Sailor Senshi Sailor Luna
Civilian Identities Usagi TsukinoAmi MizunoRei HinoMakoto KinoMinako AinoLuna Tsukino
Allies Tuxedo MaskLunaArtemis