Saturday, February 19, 2011


CHARACTER: Sailor Saturn or Tomoe Hotaru Cosplay
FROM: Sailor Moon, Anime, and Manga
ARTIST: Akiko Hayamizu, Japanese Cosplayer Girl
CATEGORY: Cute, and Sexy Cosplay Costume

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Sailor Saturn (セーラーサターン, Sērā Satān)

Is the one of the central characters, in the Sailor Moon metaseries. Her civilian name is Hotaru Tomoe (土萠 ほたる, Tomoe Hotaru), a sickly schoolgirl who can transform into one of the specialized heroines, the Sailor Senshi. She is the only human protagonist whose name is not Anglicized.

Hotaru is first introduced, when she becomes friends with Chibiusa. She did not have friends until she met Chibiusa, and Usagi. In the anime, she was not popular with her classmates because of her powers and her strange seizures, as well as personality changes for being the host of Mistress 9, the evil entity that lived in her after the age of 5.

Sailor Moon, known as Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon (美少女戦士セーラームーン, Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn, officially translated Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon) in Japan

Is a media franchise, created by mangaka Naoko Takeuchi. Fred Patten credits Takeuchi with popularizing the concept of a sentai ("team") of magical girls, and Paul Gravett, author of Manga: 60 Years of Japanese Comics, credits the series with "revitalizing" the magical-girl genre itself. Sailor Moon redefined the magical-girl genre, as previous magical girls did not use their powers to fight evil, but this has become one of the standard archetypes of the genre.

The story of the various metaseries revolves around the reborn defenders of a kingdom, that once spanned the solar system, and around the evil forces that they battle. The major characters—the Sailor Senshi (literally "Sailor Soldiers"; frequently called "Sailor Scouts" in many Western versions), teenage girls—can transform into heroines named for the moon, and planets (Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, etc.). The use of "Sailor" comes from a style of girls' school uniform popular in Japan, the sērā fuku ("sailor outfit"), on which Takeuchi modeled the Sailor Senshi's uniforms. The elements of fantasy in the series are heavily symbolic and often based on mythology.

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