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Ikuko Tsukino
月野育子
Tsukino Ikuko
Info
Japanese: 月野育子
Romanji: Tsukino Ikuko
Personal
Residency: Azabu-Juuban, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Occupation(s):

Stay-at-home-Mom

Relationships:

Kenji Tsukino (husband)
Usagi Tsukino (daughter)
Shingo Tsukino (son)
Chibiusa Tsukino (granddaughter)

Associates:

Her family

Alignment:

Civilian

Age: 36
Gender: Female
Species: Human
First Appearance
Manga: Act 1 - Usagi, Sailor Moon
Anime: Crybaby Usagi's Magnificent Transformation
Live-Action: Act 1 - I am Sailor Moon!
Remake: Act 1 - Usagi, Sailor Moon
Actor(s)/Actress(es)
Anime Voiced By: Sanae Takagi (Japanese)
Live-Action Played By: Kaori Moriwaka
Remake Voiced By: Yuko Mizutani (Japanese)

Ikuko Tsukino is Usagi Tsukino's mother in the present age. This is the first depiction of the character created by Naoko Takeuchi

Nomenclature & Etymology

Etymology

The name Ikuko means "education" (育) (iku) and "child" (子) (ko). Ikuko's surname Tsukino means "moon" (月) (tsuki) and "field, wilderness" (野) (no).

Background

Manga

She is completely unaware that her daughter is Sailor Moon and she proves to be a very impassioned, if not authoritarian parent, at certain times. In the first act of the manga, she kicks her daughter out of the house when Usagi brings home a 30%, in an attempt to make her study. Despite her occasional anger, Ikuko is a very nurturing, caring person who only wants Usagi to make it out of middle/high school, but she never realized that Usagi transforms into Sailor Moon and lives out there fighting evil (as Usagi hides her secret from her mother, father, and brother).

Anime

PGSM

n the the live-action series, Ikuko was potrayed as a kind and caring mother who was more hip and younger than her manga and anime counterparts.

Crystal

Ikuko Tsukino lives at home with her husband and 2 children. She is completely unaware that her daughter is Sailor Moon.

In the first episode, she kicks her daughter out of the house when Usagi brings home a 30%, in an attempt to make her study. Despite her occasional anger, Ikuko is a very nurturing, caring person who only wants Usagi to make it out of middle/high school, but never realizes her daughter is a heroine named Sailor Moon or a Princess from her past life or a Queen in her future life.

Appearance

Just like Usagi's father, she doesn't have the same kind of hair as Usagi or Shingo. Instead, she has long dark blue and curly hair which she wear in a half loose ponytail and short bangs similar to her daughters. She is always wearing the same outfit with the same apron.

Development

Trivia

  • In the manga, Usagi Tsukino notes that "in all her 36 years, Ikuko-mama has never gotten a cavity". This confirms that Ikuko's age is 36 (towards the end of the manga). In the beginning she was probably 34-35 years old.[1]
    • This means Ikuko was probably about 20 or 21 when she gave birth to Usagi.
  • In the manga, Ikuko's hair has been shown colored with three different colors:
    • Blue: In the first anime and some artbook art.
    • Brown: Colored page of the rerelease manga.
    • Pink: Some artbook art.

Gallery

References

  1. Chibiusa's Picture Diary - Beware of Cavities, page 8
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