|“||I am the pretty guardian trainee in a sailor suit, Sailor Mini Moon! In the name of the future moon, I'll punish you!||„|
|~ Sailor Mini Moon|
Rini (Chibiusa in the Japanese and VIZ media version) is one of the central characters in the Sailor Moon series. She is the daughter of Serena (Usagi) and Darien (Mamoru) from the future. She has the Luna Ball. In the anime she is voiced by Kae Araki in the first anime and Misato Fukuen for the Crystal anime in the Japanese version. For the previous English version, Rini was was voiced by Tracy Hoyt for the DIC dub, and Stephanie Beard for the Cloverway dub. For the current English version by VIZ Media for both the redub of the first anime and Crystal, Rini is voiced by Sandy Fox.
She is also a Sailor Scout, Sailor Mini Moon. When she first appears, she is a small child from the 30th century who visits the past to seek help from the series' primary heroines, the Sailor Scouts. She later returns, a few years older, in order to train as a Scout herself—Sailor Chibi Moon (Sailor Mini Moon in the Cloverway English dub).
But in the dub during the 20th century she goes by the name Chibiusa "Rini" Tsukino. She is given her nickname by Darien Shields in the manga and Serena in the anime in order to differentiate from the older Serena Tsukino, Sailor Moon. The nickname is a diminutive of her given name, Serena. In her own time period, she is always called Little Lady (or Small Lady).
Rini does not transform into Sailor Mini Moon in the first movie (as this was before she became a Sailor Scout), but she does in the other two. However, in the third, in which she is the deuteragonist, she is among the children who are taken onto Poupelin's gondola for the wicked Queen Badiane.
Following the battle with Queen Nehelenia, Rini returns to the future for good and is never seen again.
In the manga, the Amazon Quartet, who were Queen Nehelenia's minions were revealed that they were actually meant to be the Sailor Quartet, Sailor Mini Moon's own Sailor team who were actually brainwashed by Queen Nehelenia. Following the battle they returned to the future with Rini but later they and Rini returned to assist the Sailor Scouts during the final battle against Sailor Galaxia.
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