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Minako Aino is the civilian identity of Sailor Venus. This is the second animated depiction of the original manga character.




Prior to the events of the series, Minako became a Senshi prior to Luna discovering Usagi to become Sailor Moon.


Minako (愛野) Mi 美 meaning "beautiful", Na 奈, a phonetic character, and Ko 子 meaning"child". "Aino" means


Minako Crystal Design
Official Profile of Minako
The Girls After School - Crystal - Yukie Sako
The Inner Senshi in their civilian forms. Picture by Yukie Sako.
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Minako in the opening sequence
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Inner Senshi - Anime CUTiE
Character designs of the Inner Sailor Senshi. Minako Aino/Sailor Venus is in the bottom right corner
Minako Aino Jacket Cover

Sailor Senshi

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

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