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Midori's SailorMars Shrine

[Picture of Sailor Mars]

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Table Of Contents

Introduction
A Biography of Sailor Mars
Sailor Mars's Attacks
Sailor Mars Multimedia Files
Roleplaying Rei
Me as Sailor Mars
Sailor Mars Stuff for Your Computer
Other Sailor Mars Sites
Awards
Web Rings
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Introduction

Ever since I first saw Pretty Soldier SailorMoon, I've always liked Sailor Mars. Maybe it's the odd similarities between us --we both have long dark hair, like to wear red, and attended Catholic girls' schools :-), or perhaps it's the Shinto priestess mystique (I'm half-Japanese and sort of mystically-minded myself), I don't know.

In any case, Rei is possibly the prettiest of the original Senshi (IMHO). With her mane of black hair and her fiery disposition, it's no wonder so many guys go ga-ga over her (my husband is one of them)! Here's a little background on the lovely Senshi of Fire, gleaned from various sources:

Rei is a miko, or Shinto shrine maiden, and lives at Hikawa Jinja, a Shinto shrine in the Juuban district of Tokyo, Japan, with her maternal grandfather, its priest. In the anime, Grandfather Hino is a dirty old man who likes young girls (I don't believe he's that way in the manga, but I haven't seen more than a few issues, so I could be wrong....). Her mother died when she was very young, and according to some accounts her father is a politician whom she rarely sees; she prefers living with her grandfather to living with him. She goes to a private Catholic school for girls called T*A Private Girls' School (Brookdale Private School in the DiC dub), while the other inner Senshi attend Juuban Junior High (Crossroads Junior High in the DiC dub). This is the reason Rei wears a different school uniform from all of the other Senshi. All the other students at school are happy to wait on her, and she is considered a "queen."

Even though Sailor Moon and Sailor Mars fight a lot, they really are good friends (this comes out more in the original Japanese series). If you don't believe me, check out Rei and Usagi's Friendship Page.

I have heard that Sailor Mars and Jadeite (yes, that Jadeite) were once lovers, until Queen Beryl and Queen Metallia turned him to evil. If you want to learn more about this, check out Jadeite's Story, the first part of The Generals' Saga. It's currently online on The Generals' Saga Homepage, along with Parts Two through Five (Nephrite's Story, Zoicite's Story, Kunzite's Story, and the Conclusion).

Regardless of the truth about Sailor Mars and Jadeite, Rei seems to have feelings for Kumada Yuuichiro ("Chad" in the DiC dub), a young man who works at Hikawa Jinja. Though she sometimes seems to be trying not to reveal how much she really cares about him, it's obvious that Yuuichiro carries a tremendous torch for Rei-chan -- he was even willing to fight Tenou Haruka (a/k/a Sailor Uranus) to make sure that Rei's feelings weren't hurt! Now that's devotion! :-)

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A Biography of Sailor Mars

The following is a biography of Rei taken from Ken Arromdee's Sailor Moon FAQ:

Sailor Mars:
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Name: Hino Rei
Birthday: April 17
Astrological sign: Aries
Blood type: AB
Favorite color: red and black
Hobby: fortunetelling (also reading, in the SFC RPG)
Favorite food: fugu (Japanese blowfish)
Least favorite food: canned asparagus
Favorite subject: ancient writing
Worst subject: modern society
Has trouble with: television
Strong point: meditation
Dream: to be a head priestess
Favorite gemstone: ruby
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Sailor Mars's Attacks


Attack
Japanese Name
Attack
North American Name
Description
Fire Soul
Mars Fire Ignite
Shoots a stream of fire at the target
Akuryo taisan!
I call upon the power of Mars! Fireballs charge!
Exorcises the presence of evil using a special scroll
Fire Soul Bird
Mars Firebird Strike
Creates a phoenix under Sailor Mars's control
Burning Mandala
Mars Celestial Fire Surround
Shoots rings of fire at a target
Mars Flame Sniper
Mars Flame Shatter
Creates a bow of fire and a fiery arrow that can be shot at a target

(If your browser won't handle this table, follow the link for a text-only version.)

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Sailor Mars Multimedia

Follow the link to my Sailor Mars Multimedia Gallery!

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Roleplaying Rei

Another one of my hobbies is playing role-playing games. A few years ago, I started playing around with ideas on what Rei/Sailor Mars would be like as a PC (Player Character) for various game systems. So far, I've come up with the following:

Rei as an Akashic Brotherhood mage from Mage: The Ascension
Sailor Mars as a Champions character
Rei as a Seelie Wilder Eshu from Changeling: The Dreaming

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Me As Sailor Mars

A number of years ago, I started getting into costuming through the Society for Creative Anachronism. From there, it was only a little time before I started to try my hand at assembling fantasy and anime costumes for local conventions. Of course, I just had to try to make a Sailor Mars outfit. (Bet you could see that one coming :-)

Here are some of my appearances as Sailor Mars:

[Highland Senshi picture]

On July 19, 1997, I won the Judge's Appreciation award for my Sailor Mars costume and skit, "Highland Senshi", at the Masquerade at Toronto Trek XI in Toronto, Ontario. I was thrilled, especially since I never expected to win an award at my very first Masquerade! Here's a picture taken in the ballroom before we went onstage. That's my husband (then-fiancé), Christopher Church, next to me, playing my "Highland Souvenir."

Follow the link to see a larger version of this picture (scanned at 200 dpi resolution, instead of the 75 you see here).

[Biker Senshi From Mars picture]

On October 31, 1997, the members of Otaku no Tsuki held our first Halloween Raid on the Walden Galleria Mall in Buffalo, New York. This picture and the next are from that event.

Look out! It's the Biker Senshi from Mars! Actually, it's just me in my favorite black leather jacket, hanging out in the mall Food Court.

[Sailor Mars Waving] Sailor Mars waves to her adoring fans (or, me hamming it up for the camera). :-)
Here I am in the Constellation Ballroom at Toronto Trek 15, dressed as Rei in her miko attire.

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Sailor Mars Stuff for Your Computer

Here are some Sailor Mars items to spruce up your computer desktop. Now Rei-chan can keep you company on the computer!

Startup and shutdown screens for Windows 95
Desktop wallpaper (coming soon)
Cursors (coming soon)
Sounds

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Sailor Mars Sites

Here are some more sites of interest to the Sailor Mars fan.

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Awards

My first award! I'm so proud!

Hot Site Award Logo

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Web Rings

Follow the link to see the Sailor Mars Web Rings this site is proud to belong to!

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Here are my adopted Sailor Senshi -- SailorMars and SailorNeptune. Aren't they cute?

Adopted SailorMars
SailorMars
was adopted on September 24, 1999
Adopt a Sailor Senshi at MoonPrincess.com!


Adopted SailorNeptune
SailorNeptune
was adopted on September 24, 1999
MAdopt a Sailor Senshi at MoonPrincess.com!


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This web page copyright © 1996, Midori M. Hirtzel
Moved to 50 Megs on September 13, 2001
Moved to Angelfire on October 16, 2001
Last revised-- November 20, 2002
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Disclaimer: Sailor Mars and Bishoujo Senshi SailorMoon are copyright 2001 by Takeuchi Naoko. This is a fan site; no copyright infringement is intended.