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Sailor Venus (voiced by Cherami Leigh) is the first Sailor Senshi to be awakened by the moon cats, one year before Sailor Moon, but she was the last Senshi to appear in the show's first season. Her civilian identity was Minako Aino, or Mina in the English dub. She met Artemis when she was 13 years old.

Sailor Venus worked solo for many months as Sailor V, trying to trick the Dark Kingdom (then acting as the Dark Agency) into thinking she was the Princess while looking for the real one herself. Since Sailor Moon did not originally exist in the Silver Millennium, she was the "true" leader of the Inner Senshi. Depending on the continuity, she referred to herself as the "Soldier of Love and Beauty" (愛と美の戦士) or the "Soldier of Love" (愛の戦士), under the guardianship of the "Planet of Beauty" (美の星).

She was also the only Senshi to have her own independent series.