Minako Aino (愛野 美奈子 Aino Minako?), better known as Sailor Venus (セーラーヴィーナス Sērā Vīnasu), is a fictional character in the Sailor Moon manga series written by Naoko Takeuchi. Minako is a member of the Sailor Soldiers, female supernatural fighters who protect the Solar System from evil.

Minako is the fourth Sailor Soldier to be discovered by Usagi Tsukino; however, she was the first Soldier to awaken her powers. She possesses powers associated with love and beauty. In the manga and anime series she dreams of becoming a famous idol, but in the live-action series her character is already a well-known celebrity.

Minako is introduced as the protagonist of Naoko Takeuchi's much-shorter manga series, Codename: Sailor V, the prequel to Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon. In it (and the early part of Sailor Moon), she goes by the pseudonym Sailor V (セーラーV Sērā V), short for "Venus", and is given personal backstory. The plot lines of Sailor V are generally compatible with the latter series, but are usually considered separate.

She is the first Intergalactic champion.


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Sailor V, Minako's other form.

VWF Entrance Videos Minako Aino

VWF Entrance Videos Minako Aino