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Oniwabandana
オニワバンダナ

Oniwabandana

Oni
Information
Name source

Combination of the two words "oniwabanshu" (a type of ninja) and "bandana".

Alignment

Dark Kingdom

Species

Youma

Gender

Female

Master

Kunzite

Mission

To spy on the Sailor Senshi

Death

Sailor Moon's Moon Healing Escalation

First Appearance

Is Usagi Doing it Alone? The Sailor Senshi Get Into a Big Fight

Actors

Miyako Endou (Japanese)
Sabrina Grdevich (DiC English dub)
Karen Strassman (Viz Media English dub)

Oniwabandana is a ninja-themed Youma who is the final Youma created by Kunzite when he transformed tabloid photographer Nana Asahina into a Youma. She appeared in episode 43 where the Sailor Senshi fight each other to trick the Dark Kingdom.

Nomenclature & Etymology

Etymology

The name Oniwabandana is probably based on a combination of the two words "oniwabanshu" (a type of ninja) and "bandana".

Background

Her main objective was to spy on the Sailor Senshi and gather more information.

Oniwabandana robbed OSA-P to lure the Sailor Senshi out. Sailor Moon and the rest of the Sailor Senshi arrived to stop her but ended up having an argument. While they were distracted, Oniwabandana reverted to her human form and snapped photos of them, attempting to question them. After suspecting that Nana (Oniwabandana) was indeed associated with the Dark Kingdom, Sailor Moon agreed to meet her and claimed to give her more information about leaving the Sailor Senshi.

Oniwabandana and Kunzite ended up attacking Sailor Moon during their confrontation and Oniwabandana choked Sailor Moon with her bandana. Sailor Mars burned away the bandana with her fire and then Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Venus combined their attacks to strike Kunzite. He protected himself in a force field and fled, leaving Oniwabandana to face the Sailor Senshi alone. To even the odds, Oniwabandana was able to create four clones of herself. Sailor Mercury used bubbles to confuse Oniwabandana and Sailor Mars used her fire to destroy the clones. Sailor Moon then used her Moon Healing Escalation to turn Oniwabandana back into a human.

Powers

Oniwabandana can multiply herself and attacks with traditional ninja weapons, such as shurikens and a katana blade. She can also extend her bandana into a strangulation device.

Gallery

Trivia


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