How the American Release of Sailor Moon Closeted Its LGBT Characters
This suggests that we simply do not know if Uranus and Neptune were lovers in their past life. That other relationships from the past (between. Everyone and anyone who watches Sailor Moon, no matter what the season, knows that Amara (Sailor Uranus) and Michelle (Sailor Neptune). We'll start by addressing questions asked both in index-art.info-moon, the WWW, up a story about how Prince Uranus, who was in love with Sailor Neptune.
Talk about ideas that young girls should be absorbing at an early age! The time has come for these two Sailor Scouts to come out of the fictional cartoon closet! Alright, so most fans probably know that Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune were a couple, not cousins. What better way to cover up two girls in love than to say that they are cousins and are just weirdly touchy with each other?
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The ambiguousness and transparency of the cover-up on the part of DiC was homophobic but ultimately unsurprising-- American parents in the '90s would not have let that whole gay thing fly on a kid's TV show.
Thankfully, Sailor Moon Crystal is making it pretty hard to cover up. There are some inconsistencies between the Sailor Moon manga and the actual show, along with various translations of the show. In the manga, it is made clear that Haruka is pretty much gender fluid or nonbinary in some sense. However, series creator Naoko Takeuchi has said that Haruka "always has been and always will be a girl. She's clearly not entirely on the gender binary, straight, or interested in stereotypical gender roles, making her an excellent character for young queer kids to witness.
In Japan, of course.
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While the other Sailor Scouts had to be awakened by outside forces, Sailor Neptune was the only one to awaken herself through the power of her own dreams, and she watches Uranus from afar for some time. Later, she awakens Haruka, at first enigmatically flirting with her, then losing her patience and snapping that being a guardian wasn't exactly what she wanted either, since it was ruining her chance to become a famous artist or violinist.
At the end of the episode, Michiru teases Haruka that a lot of girls have crushes on her and wishes she would take them for a ride in her car, then later admits that she may have wanted that, too.
That's how the episode ends! Sailor Moon is relevant to queer audiences for a lot of reasons. As someone who grew up on the English dub versions, some of its influence is good, but some of it isn't great.
When you grow up queer, you notice certain things that the people around you do to explain your queerness. Unlike most of the other Soldiers, her gloves extend only to mid-forearm.
In transformed state, she wears two golden hoop earrings.
She is given specific titles throughout the various series, including Soldier of Sky  or "the Skies" in the English manga and Soldier of Flight. She is known to run as fast as the wind, and can forecast bad things from the sky. Perhaps her titles regarding the sky is in reference to the Greco-Roman Uranuswho was the embodiment of the sky. Her personality is no different from when she is a civilian, although certain powers are unavailable to her in that form.
Sailor Neptune is her constant companion, and they are rarely separated. As she grows stronger, Sailor Uranus gains additional powers, and at key points her uniform changes to reflect this. The first change takes place in Act 39 of the manga, when she obtains the Uranus Crystal and her outfit becomes similar to that of Super Sailor Moon.
She is not given a new title. A similar event takes place in Episode of the anime, and she is given the name Super Sailor Uranus. A third, manga-only form appears in Act 42, also unnamed but analogous to Eternal Sailor Moon sans wings.
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She was among those given the duty of protecting the Solar System from outside invasion. As Princess Uranus, she dwelt in Miranda Castle and wore a deep blue gown—she appears in this form in the original manga Act 41, as well as in supplementary art.
Although Haruka is extremely strong and has some psychic sensitivity mostly in the form of dreams, shared by Michiru and Setsuna, or by "hearing" ill omens in the windshe is not shown using any special powers in her civilian form. She must first transform into a Sailor Soldier by raising her hand or a special device into the air and shouting a special phrase, originally "Uranus Planet Power, Make-up!
They are also inspired by Western astrology, where the planet Uranus is associated with natural disasters, such as "earthquakes, tornadoes, typhoons and hurricanes.
She is given three major attacks in the series, and although they all have English names like those of the other Sailor Soldierseach is also given kanji in the manga to denote the meaning to Japanese readers. This is Sailor Uranus's primary attack for most of the anime series.
Haruka carries a special blade, the Space Sword, which is one of three powerful Talismans, the other two of which are carried by Sailor Neptune and Sailor Pluto.
In the manga, she seems to already know it is a Talisman; in the anime, she does not gain the sword until it is revealed as such. The Uranus Crystal is perhaps her most important possession, as it is her Sailor Crystal and the source of all her power, which becomes especially important in the fifth story arc.
It is given to her by Sailor Saturn.