Introducing Aino Minako's
. Including the crushes
from the Sailor V
manga, we start the count the at 7
Love #7 - Kunzite
Kunzite is one of Prince Endymion's Four Generals
and also one of Minako's
. During the Silver Millennium
, the two had an obvious attraction for each other
, but it is
unclear how far their relationship progressed (Some members of the Sailor Moon community deny such a relationship exists,
but I believe that there is enough proof for it. For more information, check out Star-crossed?
In the present, Kunzite is a general of the Dark Kingdom and had been brainwashed to forget everything about his past life and
his true master, Endymion. In the classic anime series
, after being defeated by the Sailor Team, Kunzite never makes an
appearance again. While in the manga and in the new anime series, Kunzite eventually recovers his memories of the past and after
his death he becomes a Kunzite stone which Mamoru keeps with him in a glass box at home. Once and awhile Mamoru coverses with
his Generals (they all become stones after death) using his ESP powers.
Love #8 - Alan In the classic anime series, Minako spent some time in England fighting crime as Sailor V because
escalating Youma activity in the country. While there she meets a man named Alan and falls in love with him. Minako also
becomes close with Katarina, an english policewoman, and the three of them often hang out together. However, unbeknownst to
Minako, Katarina and Alan had fallen in love with each other. During a investigation of a warehouse, Minako witnesses Katarina
and Alan embracing and professing their love for each other. Heartbroken, Minako leaves England without saying good-bye causing the couple
to believe she had died from the warehouse explosion.
Love #9 - Haruka In both the manga and the classic anime, Makoto, Usagi, and Minako are instantly smitten of the
handsome racer. In the classic anime series, Usagi and Minako tails Haruka after first meeting her and inquire nosily
about Haruka's relationship with Michiru. However, when they discover Haruka's true gender their sexual attraction to
her quickly disappears. While in the manga, Minako's suspicions of Haruka's involvement with Mugen Academy quickly
causes her to lose interest in the race car driver.
Love #10 - Asai Asai is Minako's classmate and was a fellow volleyball player. In Episode 100: She wants to
quit being a Sailor Solider? Mina's worries, Asai approaches her one day and asks her why she quit
volleyball after returning from England. He admits that at the time he really admired
her, the ace striker, and had promised himself that he would ask her out once he became a regular. After such a
confession, Minako becomes quite unsettled and realizes how much she had given up
when she became Sailor V. However, Minako ultimately chooses duty over love
as she realizes that being a Sailor Soldier meant she could protect the people she loves.
Love #11 & 12: two-timing Hawk-eye and Tiger-eye
Minako couldn't decide between the nice, artsy, deep Takano
or the rocker, bad boy Torajima (Tiger-eye)
so she decides to date them both. Unfortunately, she
accidentally sets a date with both of them on the same day at the same time
. Instead of cancelling on one, she
decides to run back and forth between the two dates, but they do eventually learn of her deception. The two men demand to
know who she likes better and she honestly tells them, "Both!"
Needless to say, Hawk-eye and Tiger-eye is angry at the
thought that they had been tricked by a silly human girl. They attack Minako and when she discovers that they were only pursuing
her because of a bet, she unleashes a shower of crescent beams
Love #13 - Principal Honjo In Episode 154: Confrontation in Dreams! Minako and Makoto's Broken Friendship, Minako
and Makoto meet and fall in love with Principal Honjo of Honjo Pre-school. When the girls learn that he is holding a
school fair to raise money to build a flower garden, both girls enthusiastically offer their help. Unfortunately, Minako can
not compete with Makoto when it comes to domestic skills and ends up messing everything up. In the end, the girls find
out that the Principal is actually married and that he has son, Kotaro, the boy who had been terrorizing Minako
throughout the episode.