Talk:Sailor Mars

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Concern[edit]

The article seems exact same text from http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/7900/rei.htm Taku 18:26 May 14, 2003 (UTC)

No, no, no. This is a possibly copyright violaton. Don't edit this one unless such concern is wiped out. -- Taku 00:32 19 May 2003 (UTC)

Archery[edit]

I remember reading somewhere that archery is a traditional skill of a miko - this might be the reason why Rei's in the archery club, and the tradition behind Mars Flame Sniper. Would this [1] be a suitable reference to say so? - Malkinann 08:07, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

I may be going out on a limb here, but there is some consistency here. Another famous miko, the character Kikyo from the InuYasha series is also a well established archer. -SaturnYoshi THE VOICES 10:38, 5 November 2006 (UTC)
Well, it does make me feel this is probably true, but I don't think it's a good reference because it's obviously a fan page and doesn't say where it got this information. At Miko#In fiction it says that "manga and anime typically portray the miko as a heroine who fights evil spirits, demons, and ghosts, often with magical or supernatural powers. In such stories miko are generally depicted as being skilled in some variety of martial art, especially the use of a traditional Japanese weapon such as yumi (longbow), tanto (knife), or any of the various Japanese swords". So this may be a traditional skill of fictional miko, but not real ones; that'll take some research to figure out. --Masamage 20:20, 5 November 2006 (UTC)
If you want a serious description of what a miko does, there is this which mentions absolutely nothing about it. However, the Kojiki notes that Amaterasu has a bow and a thousand-arrow quiver, and miko do prepare hamaya,[1] special arrows sold as lucky charms during the new year.
It should also be noted that miko did use a bow as an instrument of magical sound.[2] Kittybrewster Kid (talk) 16:10, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hamaya". Encyclopedia of Shinto. Kokugakuin University. Retrieved 29 March 2016. 
  2. ^ G. Cameron Hurst III. Armed Martial Arts of Japan: Swordsmanship and Arch. New Haven: Yale University Press. p. 108. Retrieved 29 March 2016. 

Music storage[edit]

A number of image songs featuring Rei's character have been released.[1]

From the original anime, sung by Michie Tomizawa.

  • "Eien no Melody" (Eternal Melody) - From the first series.
  • "Watashi no Hito Gingahen" (My Boyfriend, Arranged by the Stars) — From Sailor Moon R
  • "Honoo no Sogekisha (Flame Sniper)" — From Sailor Stars

From the English anime, sung by Sandy Howell:

  • "Call My Name (and I'll be There)"
  • "Nothing At All"
  • "Oh Starry Night" (replacing "Eien no Melody" in the episode it was featured in)
  • "Who Do You Think You Are?"

From the musicals, sung by various actresses:

  • "Honoo no Messenger"(Messenger of Flame)

From the live-action series, sung by Keiko Kitagawa (who also released a character album):

  • "Hoshi Furu Yoake" (Stars Fall at Dawn)
  • "Sakura Fubuki" (Cherry Blossom Storm) - Features in Act 23.

References

  1. ^ Bacon, Michelle (September 9, 2006). "SAILORMUSIC.NET". Retrieved 2006-10-01.