Haruka Tenou (天王 はるか, Tenou Haruka) is the civilian identity and present-day incarnation of Sailor Uranus (セーラーウラヌス, Seeraa Uranusu).
Nomenclature & Etymology
Haruka: Even though her name is written in hiragana and in not inherent, Haruka (遥か) means "distant".
Tenou: The kanji for Ten (天) means "sky" while the kanji for ou (王) means "king", based on the Japanese name of the planet Uranus (天王星 Tennousei "Sky King Star", the given title of Uranus, the Greek god of the sky).
Haruka's full name means "distant sky king."
Haruka is an older teenage girl with short, pale blond hair and dark blue eyes. She is the tallest Sailor Guardian, as she stands at about 180 cm or 5 feet 11 inches.
Haruka is shown wearing both feminine and masculine clothing. When Haruka wears masculine clothes, her appearance is rendered sharper to help make the distinction. Depending on her clothing and the knowledge of the observer, Haruka is addressed as either a man or a woman. For example, the media, when reporting about Haruka's racing career, refers to her as a man and she doesn't object, making her known as a man.
Her dominant color was navy blue (tiara gem, her collar, choker, gloves, back waist bow, and skirt) and her accent color was yellow (front bow). She wore on both earlobes each a golden hoop, her collar had no stripes, her choker had no gems attached to it, her shoulder pads were normal, her gloves were wrist-length, and her long, knee-high, high-heeled boots are navy blue. In the manga, her brooch changed from a circle to a heart when Sailor Moon first transformed into Super Sailor Moon.
She gained a second gold hoop earring, her choker had a star attached to it, her collar had one white stripe, the center of her front bow became a heart, she had one translucent shoulder pad, and the back waist bow was enlarged and lengthened. The length of her gloves remained the same.
Her choker was V-shaped and the center of her front bow as a navy five-pointed star. She had round light blue puffed sleeves with two strips of navy fabric attached to the bottom. Her gloves became longer, reaching her upper arms. Her belt consisted of two blue ribbons, one light, and one dark, with two long, thin back ribbons, clipped together by a golden five-pointed star. Her back bow was light blue. Her skirt became two-layered, the top layer being navy and the bottom light blue. Her boots were knee-high and white, and each had a navy V-shaped border with a five-pointed star at the top. Her tiara gem was a navy five-pointed star and her earrings were navy, dangling five-pointed stars.
During the Silver Millennium, Sailor Uranus was a Princess of her home planet and wore a deep blue gown with ribbons down the back and a choker on her neck. As a Princess, it was her duty to protect the solar system from an outside invasion. This form is seen only in Act 41 and in secondary art pieces along with the other Princesses. She dwelt in Miranda Castle.
Sailor Uranus first makes an appearance while she and Sailor Neptune are observing Sailor Moon and the other Senshi defeat their second Daimon. After the fight, Sailor Venus saw them, and the duo fled the scene before the Senshi could properly identify them. Later, after the Sailor Senshi defeat Eudial, they spot Sailor Uranus watching them again, as she flees. Sailor Moon chases after her and Sailor Uranus reveals herself, warning Sailor Moon not to get in their way. She kisses Sailor Moon on the lips and escapes before the Senshi can stop her. At a recital, Mimete attacks the people and the Senshi intervene, and Sailor Uranus destroys the witch with World Shaking. Once Mimete was gone, the two Senshi make a proper introduction to the other Senshi. After making it clear they were not allies, the two Outers attack the other Senshi and escape. Later, Ami investigates Mugen Academy to learn its secrets but is attacked by Viluy, Haruka and Michiru are exposed as spies trying to help. The three transform and Sailor Uranus summons the Space Sword and uses it to kill Viluy, saving Sailor Mercury. Sailor Mars recognizes the sword as a talisman, but the two run away before she could question them.
Sailor Uranus appeared with Sailor Neptune and the newly awakened Sailor Pluto after she destroyed Tellu. The Outers spoke with the other Senshi that it was their mission to protect the system from outside forces but the Death Busters slipped pass them using the warped space in the Omega Area. They told the Senshi that it was their fight and that the others should not involve themselves in the fight, especially since the Outers still have to deal with the real enemy. Later, Haruka is attacked by Cyprine and transforms into Sailor Uranus and is joined by Sailors Neptune and Pluto. The other Sailor Senshi join and Cyprine used her mind control abilities to turn the Inner Sailor Senshi against one another. Sailor Moon, Tuxedo Mask, and Sailor Chibi Moon combined their power, creating the Holy Grail and breaking the control over the Senshi. The Inner Senshi added their power to the grail and the Outers added the power of their talismans to the grail and once Sailor Moon drank from it, she transformed into Super Sailor Moon. After Cyprine and Ptilol were destroyed, the Outers told the other Senshi about how the talismans were meant to awaken the final Senshi, Sailor Saturn, and that if she awakens, she will destroy the world like she did when she ended the Silver Millennium after the Dark Kingdom attacked it. They also said Hotaru is Sailor Saturn, and to prevent her awakening, they will have to kill her. The other Sailor Senshi disagreed and the Outers left, saying that there is the ability to do what was necessary is the reason why the Outers can't work with them. The Outers watched Hotaru as Sailor Chibi Moon went to see her, but suddenly, Hotaru began to change into Mistress 9 and stole Chibiusa's Silver Crystal, along with her Soul. The Outers noted that their talismans hadn't reacted so this new being wasn't Sailor Saturn.
Sailor Senshi Info
Haruka can transform into Sailor Uranus by saying "Uranus Planet Power, Make Up" increasing her already high combat prowess with sky attribute attacks.
- World Shaking
- Space Sword Blaster
- Uranus World Attack
- Space Turbulence
- Galactica Space Turbulence
- Galactica Planet Attack
Sailor Uranus' character was not developed until partway through the Sailor Moon series after the other Sailor Guardians had already been established. Early designs for Sailor Uranus showed her being softer and more feminine than she would later become. Sailor Uranus is very androgynous. As seen in early drawings, Sailor Uranus' Space Sword was drawn with a straight blade, rather than the one seen in both the manga and anime with a slight curve to the tip.
- In the manga and some artwork, Haruka is pictured with a Ferrari F512M; Naoko Takeuchi's favorite car.
- In the second installment of "Chibiusa's Picture Diary", Haruka is shown wearing the female Mugan Academy uniform, in comparison to the male uniform, she is often seen wearing in the Infinity arc. Her character seems to be a bit different as well, as she acts somewhat more feminine (making a somewhat funny/scared face after seeing the cloaked figure).
- Haruka's apartment number in the Infinity arc in "1127". If you delete one "1", the numbers will be "127", the numbers of her birthday (her birthday on January 27, or 1-27).
- Despite her dedication to Michiru, she often flirts with Usagi, though seemingly in all in good fun.
- At the 1998 San Diego International Comics Convention, Naoko Takeuchi confirmed that Uranus and Neptune were indeed intended to be seen as lovers. "Uranus has the heart of a man, while Neptune is more girlish," she said.
- The question "Are Uranus and Neptune lovers, and if so why did you make them gay?" came from a young female fan who wanted a clear answer. Naoko-san answered that "YES, they were a couple!"
- Naoko further commented that Neptune was "feminine" and Uranus "masculine" and joked they had a relationship because "they had lots of time on their hands."
- This relationship was changed in the 1st U.S. dub due to censorship.
- The Sailor Moon "Materials Collection" confirms Haruka to be in her first year of high school at the start of her first appearance, along with Michiru.