Transformed Name Characters:
Transformed Name Pronounced:
Japanese Name Characters:
Japanese Name Pronounced:
Japanese Name Definition:
Firefly Sprouting from the Soil
Everyone (especially Chibiusa in the anime): Hotaru-chan
North American Names:
Mixx - Hotaru Tomoe
meaning: Firefly, Sprouting from the Earth
DiC - N/A
CWI - Hotaru Tomoe (pronounced Toh-Moh)
meaning: Firefly, Sprouting from the earth. [Also possibly "Soil King" with the pronunciation change]
Irwin - N/A
Fans - Helen
meaning: Light/From Mythology
North American Nicknames:
Names in Other Countries:
France: Olivia Williams
Mexico: Hotaru Tomoe
Death, Destruction [Time in association]
[Soldier of Silence; Soldier of Destruction; Soldier of Ruin and Birth]
Castle / Palace / Kingdom:
Titan Castle [manga only]
Romaji: "Chinmoku no hoshi, dosei wo shugo ni motsu, hametsu to tanjou no senshi, Sera Saturn!"
English Translation: "Protected by the planet of Silence, Saturn, the soldier of destruction and birth, Sailor Saturn!"
Saturn does not transform onscreen. She does have a transformation sequence in the Sega Saturn Sailormoon Video Game.
Death Reborn Revolution!
Japanese: Episode 125
NA: Episode 118
Japanese: Episode 172
Silence Glaive Surprise!
Japanese: Episode 172
13 (not counting the de-aging/rebirth etc)
17 [As calculated from fan book b-dates]
Fluctuates [estimated from fan books]
A Goat With a Fish Tail
Zodiac Ruling Planet:
Dark Green, Grey, Black and Brown
Lead and Silver
Amethyst and Turquoise
Ivy, Pine, Elm, and Willow
Amaranthus and Pansy
Nihon Soba (Japanese Buckwheat Noodles)
Least Favorite Food:
Has Trouble With:
Reading, Collecting Lamps
Manga - To be a nurse
Anime - To be a nurse
Manga: Her Father, Professor Tomoe [killed at the end of Infinity Manga]. A make-shift family with Haruka, Michiru, and Setsuna after her rebirth.
Anime: Her Father, Professor Tomoe. A make-shift family with Haruka, Michiru, and Setsuna after her rebirth.
CWI: With her father, Professor Tomoe. Later with Amara, Michelle, and Tristan raising her as her 'family'.
Manga and Anime: With her father in a big mansion; with Haruka, Michiru and Setsuna in a large Victorian Empire house. (please note that the duration between the manga and anime are different.)
DiC - N/A
CWI - With her father in a big mansion; with Amara, Michelle and Tristan in a large Victorian Empire house.
Anime: Mugen Gakuen
CWI: Infinity Academy
English Voice Actor:
Musical Acting By:
Takeda Keiko [1996 - 1998 - but in 1995 she played 'miss dream' who looked an awful lot like Hotaru, she also took a brief break from the role]; Imai Chihiro ; Sanpei Asami ; Mita Mao [1999 - 2000]; Tomioka Mario [2000 - 2001]; Kakiuchi Ayami [2001 - 2002]; Nakamura Ruria [2002 - 2003]; Iizuka Yui [2003 - 2004]; Funakoshi Eriko [2004 - 2005]
Japanese: Volume 7, Act 24, Page 173
Mixx: Volume 7, Act 24, Page 171
Anime Episode Number and Name Appearance:
First Appearance (in shadows): Episode 111, "Seihai no shinpi na chikara. Moon nidan henshin" [The Sacred Cup's Mysterious Power! Double Moon transformation]
Official Appearance: Episode 112 "Shin no kyuuseishu ha dare? Hikari to kage no chaos" [Who is the real messiah? The chaos of light and dark]
NA Dub: First Appearance (in shadows): Episode 104, "The Purity Chalice"
Official Appearance: Episode 105 "Show Stoppers"
Character Fanlisting: Saturn
Infinity Manga (for convenience sake)
Introduced to us as the weak cyborg girl that can heal, she is the daughter of Keiko and Souichi Tomoe. She was not supposed to awaken at all, or be reborn. She befriended Chibiusa, but soon after that she became evil. But without Chibiusa as a friend, she would never have been able to fight the evil as long, but also in an ironic way Chibiusa also helped her to become the dreaded Mistress 9, the Messiah for Pharaoh 90. ^^;;
Soon after she fought by herself to free herself from the evil she turned into Sailor Saturn, and then she used Death Reborn (ribbon) Revolution. Also begging Usagi to use the Maboroshi no Ginzuishou so the solar system would be saved. She was then cleansed because of the Maboroshi no Ginzuishou and all of the cybernetics were taken away and she was reborn again as a little baby. Michiru took her with the other Sailors and promised that they would return someday. (since her father died)
The Dream Manga (for convenience sake)
Hotaru, the naughty little child breaking various objects, forgot entirely about being Sailor Saturn or the Dark Messiah. She awakens again as Sailor Saturn while taking a bath. (in one of my favorite scenes in the manga!). She then takes leadership of the Senshi from the Outer Solar System and tells them that they must protect the future, and protect the Princess and Prince, who are in danger. This is the new mission. Though this does force the Senshi from the Outer Solar System into cooperating with the inner senshi, it does not mean that their basic mission has changed. This is to protect the future, and in doing so they must protect the Moon Princess. I hope you understand the difference.
The Stars Manga (for convenience sake)
A happy little girl again, and friends with Chibiusa, also looking a bit younger than before, Hotaru plays with Chibichibi. We get to see her castle, and her character is slightly built on... but not by much. She is killed for the sake of the plotline.. but don't worry.. she does come back.
The anime played more with her friendship with Chibiusa and ignored more of the action-based plot in the manga. The anime Hotaru was developed to be weak, but very strong at heart (though I, personally, think that she wasn't as strong as her manga counterpart.). She also seems to be more weakly in the anime than she was in the manga. We do get to see her mother in the shadows, however, we never get a name put to the face. It's revealed that her family was once a normal family that would go to parks. She also doesn't have a cyborg element to her. Hotaru's Father is the one that takes care of her after she becomes a baby, not the Senshi from the Outer Solar System. Her father never dies in the anime. It's only later when the Senshi from the Outer Solar System need Hotaru that they try to raise her.
It depends on who is playing her. Check the Musicals section for more info.
Why She is So Cool!:
One look at her and most people say she's too dark, or that she's goth. That's not true at all. Inside Hotaru is a heart that burns brightly, even if it is often sad over the duties that she has to do. Because of her strength and determination, despite her duties, it makes her one of the best characters around! Hey, would you be happy if every time you awakened, you had to kill everyone you love to do so?
She may seem quiet at times, but she does have the ability to get angry too! In the manga, she got angry at Naruru and Ruruna for being Otaku. Poor Hotaru! (She became friends with them in the end though).
She is also cast out a lot because she can heal people and many in her school think it's freaky, but despite all of that she does it anyway (and to the cost of her own health)! That shows strength of character, though she often carries her hurt inside of her, once the SMS series ended, as she let go and made a wonderful semi-leader. Plus she has a really cool glaive and to top that off she is the most powerful of the outer senshi in my mind. Hey, who else of the senshi can destroy the universe by bringing down a glaive, yet she can also heal at her own expense.
My Tribute Poem to this Magnificent Character:
Weak, but powerful
Destroyer of the universe
Gives birth to a new beginning
Oh, your name may be a take off on Satan
But you are not evil
You are not Goth
Aging and de-aging
to protect your princess
to save people's lives
as you are the soldier of destruction
noble in your bravery and silence
we worship your ways