My Sailor Neptune Page:
Real Name: Kaiou Michiru
American Name: Michelle
Name Meaning: Rising Sea King
Birthday: March 6
First Appeared: Japan-Episode 89/92 America-Episode 82/85
Family Members: Unknown
Favorite Color: Marine Blue
Hobbies: collecting cosmetics, swimming, painting playing the violin
School: Mugen Gakuen (then Juuban High School in Anime)
Favorite Food: Sashimi
Least Favorite Food: Kikurage
Favorite Subject: Music
Worst Subject: None
Likes: Swimming and playing violin
Has trouble with: Sea cucumbers and being lazy
Strong Point: violin
Dream: To be a violinist
Hopes to go to: Capital of Music
Favorite Gemstone: Aquamarine
Michiru is beautiful, rich, and elegant. She has much skill in the arts this is seen through her violin playing and through her artwork. In addition, Michiru is a strong swimmer; this makes sense considering that her powers are water-based. In addition, Michiru is extremely competitive and can have a strong jealous nature at times. She is the role model for Usagi as she is very feminine.
Michiru is generally kind to the Inner Senshi in her non-transformed state; as Sailor Neptune, she is colder. This is most likely due to the fact that in her Senshi form, she feels the Inner Senshi are weak and should not be in the Outer Senshi's way in the search for the Holy Grail.
Michiru is Sailor Neptune. In her Senshi form, she controls the ocean, which leads some to see similarities between her and Sailor Mercury in that both are Senshi with water-based powers. Also, some people consider Sailor Neptune the intellect of the Outer Senshi. However, Sailor Neptune's attacks are much stronger so it is not a totally accurate comparison.
When Michiru is first introduced (in the Sailor Moon S Season), she is 16 and goes to Mugen Gakuen Academy. In the Sailor Moon Sailor Stars Season she goes to Juuban High School with the rest of the Senshi save for Setsuna and Hotaru.
In spite of the fact that Michiru denies vemiantly that there is not a relationship between her and Haruka, there is; the two are a couple according to Takeuchi Naoko, Bishouju Senshi Sailor Moon creator. Michiru serves as the 'female' aspect of the relationship to the 'male', dominanting Haruka.
She and Haruka are both best friends and lovers. Michiru and Haruka are extremely dedicated to each other. Neptune frequently puts her life and the lives of others on the line in order to protect Uranus.
While Michiru is more subdued then her partner, she is definitely not weaker nor should she be given any less credit for her opinions and actions; people usually say that Michiru only echoes Haruka, which, though the senshi generally agree on everything, is untrue. For example in Sailormoon S episode 106, Michiru's role towards Haruka is hardly submissive. In episode 109, Michiru is the one who makes the decision to transform in front of Eudial and Usagi, and she is the one who states that she does not regret the choice. In episode 110, it is Neptune who risks her life to save Uranus's, and in Sailormoon S episode 126, it is Michiru who transforms first into Neptune and pushes Usagi into fighting with them.
Kaioh Michiru is introduced in Sailormoon S where she and Haruka appear as the two new mysterious Sailor Senshi. As Sailorneptune and Sailoruranus, their mission is to find the three Talismans, objects that are locked within the pure heart crystals of three individuals. The Talismans come at the expense of these individuals' lives. However, Neptune and Uranus are completely devoted to their duty, since they must collect the Talismans in order to prevent the Silence from destroying all life on Earth.
For most of the first part of Sailormoon S, Michiru and Haruka interact with Usagi and the other girls. As Sailor Senshi, they frequently conflict with the Sailor Team; Neptune and Uranus refuse to tell the other senshi anything about their mission, and the Sailor Team resents their methods. Neptune and Uranus wait for the Death Busters, the season enemies, to target people who have pure hearts. When the targets' heart crystals are removed, Uranus and Neptune fight the enemy for the crystal, then see if the heart crystal is the Talisman. Afterwards, they return the non-Talisman heart crystal to its owner.
Michiru and Haruka, however, unknowingly have two of the Talismans inside of them. Only when Eudial, one of the Death Busters confronts them, do they discover this fact. In Sailormoon S episode 110, Eudial lures the two girls into a trap by claiming to know who the owners of the Talismans are. After Eudial captures Neptune, she tells Uranus that Neptune is a Talisman owner. Uranus falls into another trap when she tries to rescue Neptune. Eudial then tells Uranus that Uranus also has a Talisman and points a gun at her chest. Neptune breaks free of her bonds and runs forward towards Uranus, but she is shot down by the booby trap. However, she manages to get up and keeps heading towards Uranus even as she is repeatedly shot, saying, "Haruka, I won't let you die." As she stumbles towards Eudial, Eudial shoots her, and Neptune's Talisman, the Deep Aqua Mirror, is released. Usagi then saves Uranus, but Uranus shoots herself to get her own Talisman. Fortunately, Sailor Pluto arrives in episode 111 and saves the two Sailor Senshi with the help of the third Talisman, the Garnet Orb.
For the rest of Sailormoon S, Michiru, Haruka, and Setsuna attempt to find the true Messiah. The three women tell Mamoru that they are the Outer Senshi, the soldiers of the outer planetary system. In the Silver Millennium, they had the task of protecting the galaxy from outside invasions. During these SMS episodes, the three senshi closely watch Tomoe Hotaru, a girl they believe is dangerous because of her father and her unnatural amounts of power. When they discover that Hotaru is Sailor Saturn, they attempt to kill her, much to the horror of the Sailor Team. Their resolve to kill Hotaru is only strengthened when Hotaru's body is taken over by the Messiah of Silence, Mistress 9.
Towards the very end of Sailormoon S, Neptune and Uranus (with Pluto's help) manage to infiltrate Mugen Gakuen, the headquarters of the Death Busters. There they battle Gerumatou, the daimon that had previously occupied Tomoe Souichi's body, and destroy it with their Talismans. They then go to kill Mistress 9, but Sailormoon interferes with their attacks, and Neptune and Uranus are captured. They can only watch helplessly as Sailormoon gives Mistress 9 the Holy Grail, the Holy Grail is destroyed as Master Pharaoh 90 makes its entry to Earth, Hotaru defeats Mistress 9 and becomes Sailor Saturn, and Mugen Gakuen crumbles. After Saturn and Super Sailor Moon defeat Pharaoh 90, Neptune and Uranus take the newly reincarnated baby Hotaru from Super Sailor Moon. They temporarily care for her before returning her to her father. Michiru and Haruka then challenge Usagi to a two-on-one battle to get her to prove her worth as the future Queen of Crystal Tokyo in face of her un-senshi-like behavior in risking the world to save Hotaru. When Sailor Moon defeats them, they vow their loyalty to her, then leave the city.
In SuperS, Haruka and Michiru appear only twice. Once is in the SuperS TV special, where Michiru saves a sick Haruka from a Dead Moon Circus puppet. The puppet targets Haruka for her energy and Michiru appears in time to save her lover. A classic line of Michiru's devotion to Haruka is stated: "A world without Haruka is hardly worth saving." The second time is their sudden appearance in the SuperS movie, along with Sailor Pluto, where they save the Sailor Team from the enemies. They then lend their power to Sailormoon, who enters the dream hole to save Chibimoon. Another classic exchange takes place in the SuperS movie: Uranus can't believe that the enemies want to remain children forever, and Neptune says that it gets better when you become an adult. Uranus blushes and coughs into her hand.
In SailorStars, Michiru and Haruka have returned to Juuban. They are attacked by some of Neherenia's monsters, but Sailorpluto arrives with baby Hotaru. Michiru and Haruka transform into senshi, fight the enemies for a bit, get into trouble, and then are powered up to their super senshi forms by Hotaru. Michiru then becomes "Michiru-mama" as she, Haruka, and Setsuna raise Hotaru together. Michiru and the others become involved with the reappearance of Neherenia during the first arc of SailorStars.
In SailorStars' second arc, Michiru doesn't appear much for the first couple of episodes. This is when the new enemies, Galaxia and the Animamates, and the new senshi, the Starlights, are introduced. Later she and Haruka reappear, saying that another battle has started up. Neptune and Uranus make their reappearance after Michiru's concert with the Three Lights, taking a hostile offense towards the Starlights. For most of the rest of SailorStars, Michiru, Haruka, and Setsuna appear occassionally; they generally warn the Sailor Team to stay away from the Starlights.
Towards the end of SailorStars in episode 197, Neptune and Uranus willingly give themselves over to Galaxia in order to trick her by pretending to be evil. They give up their star seeds, accept Galaxia's arm bracelets, then kill Pluto and Saturn. In episode 198 Neptune and Uranus act on their true intentions, turning on Galaxia in order to take her star seed. However, they fail, since Galaxia doesn't have one. Galaxia destroys their arm bracelets, and they die. Neptune and Uranus's death scene together is extremely touching, as they reach over to touch each other's hands, something that demonstrates the depth of their feelings for each other.
In episode 200, Neptune and the other senshi come back to life when Sailormoon releases Chaos from Galaxia's body. In their last scene together, the four Outer Senshi lean against Haruka's car as they watch the evening sky. When the Starlights and Kakyuu fly by as shooting stars, Hotaru and Setsuna make wishes. Setsuna asks Hotaru what she wished for, Hotaru answers, "It's a secret," and when Hotaru asks *her* the question, Setsuna responds with the same answer. Hotaru then asks Haruka and Michiru what they wished for. Michiru says they didn't wish for anything and that they were happy already, and Haruka agrees as Michiru leans her head against her shoulder.
During the series, she has two different forms of senshi:
Sailor Pluto: Her first form in Sailormoon R-Super S
SuperSailor Pluto: Her form in SailorStars.
Planet Henshin Stick
Deep Aqua Mirror, the Talisman that always reveals the true image
Neptune Planet Power, Make up: Transformation phrase used to become Sailor Neptune; first seen in episode 106 (Sailor Moon S series). The symbol for Neptune spins into Michiru's transforming pen, causing a flash of light. Michiru spins around and encases herself in water. After a flash of light, the screen does a close-up on her face to show her lips getting painted. She spins backward and strikes a pose with her arms crossed and her hands upward.
Neptune Crystal Power, Make-Up: Her SailorStars henshin phrase to become Super Sailor Neptune. In her Sailor Stars single CD (and the Sailormoon Memorial Song Box) only (never in the anime), "Senshi no Omoi."
Deep Submerge: Sailor Neptune's attack. First appears in episode 92 (Sailor Moon S series). A tidal wave surrounds Neptune, and she creates a giant energy ball from it. She shoots the ball and it takes the shape of Neptune.
Submarine Reflection: Sailor Neptune's attack using her talisman first appearing in the Sailor Moon S Movie. Neptune holds out her Aqua Mirror and shoots a water blast from it.