Redesigned Sailor Soldiers by Drachea Rannak
Sailor Neptune - Michiru Kaioh
Setsuna Meioh/Sailor Pluto (Black)
Black. The color of mystery, of the unknown. As the Senshi (and guardian) of time, Pluto’s theme color of black adds to the air of mystery that surrounds her. Black represents power, sophistication, mystery, sensuality, elegance, and stoicism. It is also associated with grief, death, stability, formality, strength, authority, wealth, anonymity, and fear of the unknown. Black is also known as a timeless and classic color.
Setsuna is an enigma, and black suits her very well for it. She is also very elegant and sophisticated, as well as being stoic and unattached most of the time. It’s no wonder that black, the most mature and misunderstood of all colors, was chosen for most inscrutable Senshi.
Haruka Tenoh/Sailor Uranus (Navy)
Haruka’s color, navy (dark blue) is different than Ami’s, which is light blue/blue. However, navy has its own set of attributes. Dark blue represents intuition, depth, seriousness, contemplation, knowledge, authority, responsibility, conservatism, and compassion, but having a hard time showing its feelings. It also is commonly seen as a masculine color, especially in contrast to some other colors (Pink, purple, etc).
I think this is a color that clearly suits Haruka. Not only does it tie into Haruka’s inability to be true to her own emotions, it also highlights her masculine traits.
Michiru Kaioh/Sailor Neptune (Aquamarine)
Aquamarine, as its name implies, has a heavy connection to the sea. Like the sea, whose colors are always changing, Michiru’s aura can be seen as anything from aquamarine to teal to turquoise. Aquamarine is a very sophisticated and refreshing color. The combination between blue and green, it retains the same calming effect of both colors. Aquamarine also represents femininity, water, emotional healing, calmness, soothingness, and protection. In addition, aquamarine is said to open the lines of communication between the heart and the spoken word, allowing one to express themselves clearly.
Michiru’s color not only highlights her connection to the sea, it helps contrast her with Haruka. She is the feminine color to Haruka’s masculine and, in addition, their differing colors draw attention to their methods of communication. While Haruka has a hard time expressing and being honest to herself, Michiru has no such problems.
Hotaru Tomoe/Sailor Saturn (Purple)
Purple is a significant color that has had strong symbolism for centuries. It is the symbol of royalty and nobility as well as spirituality. The polar opposites red (hot) and blue (cool) combine to create this intriguing color and, as a result, purple shares attributes with both of them. In addition, purple is associated with dignity, independence, mystery, enlightenment, creativity, magic, ambition, and power. It is also sometimes considered an artificial color because it isn’t often seen in nature.
I believe that Naoko was saving this unique color for Saturn, the last of the Senshi. Saturn is special, not only because she is the Forbidden Soldier, but also because she seems to serve two courts at different times (Usagi/Serenity in the present and Chibiusa/Small Lady in the future). Also, it’s noted that purple is oftentimes seen as an artificial color; in the manga, Hotaru has been made into a cyborg. In other words, she is an artificial human. Finally, purple is the color of spirituality, and Hotaru is shown to be very in-touch with the otherworldly and non-physical.
Next up on Senshi Colors are Sailors Moon and Chibi Moon!
Okay so I LOVE this picture because it pairs up everyone with their counterpart (except for Chibiusa, that is) Especially since how, in the Dream arc of the manga, these are the respective Outer/Inner pairs we see when each Inner Senshi is recalling the words of a specific Outer Senshi to give her strength.
- Usagi and Minako- This doesn’t even need an explaination.
- Ami and Setsuna- They’re both the brains of their teams. (Although Setsuna is more subdued about it)
- Rei and Michiru- They’re the intuition. Although it seems like Rei’s sixth sense is more developed than Michiru’s, it’s clear Michiru has remarkable intuitiveness.
- Mako and Haruka- The brawn. They’re both the physically strongest in their teams and provide the most physical support.
Sorry, I just felt the need to give an A+ to whoever drew this card!
If you like it without caption more, let me know, I’ll upload it then. Even though I like it pretty much this way.