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Haruna Sakurada
桜田春菜
Sakurada Haruna
Info
Japanese: 桜田春菜
Romanji: Sakurada Haruna
Aliases: Patricia Haruna (DiC English dub), Haruna the Dreamer
Personal
Residency: Tokyo, Japan
Occupation(s):

English teacher at Juuban Municipal Junior High School

Relationships:

Mother, father, sister

Associates:

Her students, Higure Akiyama

Alignment:

Civilian

Gender: Female
Species: Human
Blood Type: O
Likes: English, handicrafts, the color lilac, peaches
Dislikes: Usagi Tsukino, Biology, snakes, snapping turtles
First Appearance
Anime: The Crybaby: Usagi's Beautiful Transformation
Actor(s)/Actress(es)
Anime Voiced By: Chiyoko Kawashima (Japanese)
Nadine Rabinovitch (DiC English dub)
Julie Ann Taylor (Viz Media English dub)

Haruna Sakurada was Usagi Tsukino's teacher during middle school. She is an English teacher who works at Juuban Municipal Junior High School.

Nomenclature & Etymology

Etymology

Haruna's first name contains the characters 春 (haru) and 菜 (na). The former means "spring" while the latter can mean "greens" or "vegtables". The characters of her surname are 桜 (sakura) and 田 (da), with the first meaning "cherry tree" or "cherry blossom" and the second meaning "rice field".

Appearance

Haruna had the same appearance as her manga counterpart, but only with a few changes. In the anime, Haruna's hair color was a reddish brown rather than light brown/blond. Her eyes were also blue rather than hazel.

Background

She is a junior high school teacher who often lectures Usagi for her laziness. Haruna also intends to find a husband, which makes her an easy target for the Dark Kingdom during the first arc. She often engages in seemingly childish things in this regard as well. She appears less frequently as the series progresses, and is never seen after Usagi and her friends start a new school year.

Development

Gallery

Trivia

According to a translation of an anime fanbook, several things are revealed about Haruna:[1]

  • She has a mother, father, and a sister. 
  • Her blood type is O.
  • Her hobby is handicrafts.
  • Her favorite color is lilac.
  • Her favorite subject is English, and her least favorite is biology.
  • Her favorite food is peaches, and her least favorite is snapping turtle.
  • She hopes to go to Vienna.
  • She has a fear of snakes. 

References

  1. Translation of Usagi's anime profile from Dies Gaudii
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