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Tsukino Usagi

Age: 14-16
Birthday: June 30
Blood Type: O
Favorite food: Ice cream, cake
Least favorite food: Carrots (you'll get the joke later)
Favorite color: White
Hobbies: Eating and sleeping

Tsukino Usagi is the main character in the anime/manga Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon. She is portrayed wearing a traditional Japanese school uniform. In the English dub, she is known as "Serena Tsukino". In the story, she is your average stereotype-breaker: An underachieving, slacker Japanese schoolgirl. Don't worry, though. For those still looking for a Japanese stereotype in this respect, you always have Mizuno Ami. Anyways, one day Usagi was running off to school (late again -- hey, at least she's showing up) and she sees some punk neighborhood kids abusing a cat. (There isn't crime in Japan, just animal cruelty) After rescuing the cat, who is actually Luna, an agent from a long-dead kingdom from the moon, the cat gives her a magical brooch that allows Usagi to transform into the soldier for love and justice, Sailor Moon!

Tsukino Usagi's name means literally "Bunny of the Moon". This is a pun based on the fact that while Europeans see a face on the surface of the Moon, the Japanese see a rabbit. Go figure, huh?

Usagi lives at home with her mother Ikuko Tsukino, her father Kenji Tsukino and her brother Shingo Tsukino. These characters were named after the real-life family of the Series' creator, Naoko Takeuchi.

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