Shibue Jyoji

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[CHARACTER] Tuxedo Mask.

Series: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon

Kana: タキシード仮面
Romaji: Takishiido Kamen

Role: Major character
Type: Human
Family: Unnamed mother (deceased), unnamed father (deceased), Usagi Tsukino (wife), Hina Kusaka (former fiancée), Hina Kusaka’s father (surrogate father)
Aliases: Mamoru Chiba, Prince Endymion, Metalia Endymion
Alignment/Organization: Sailor Senshi, Moon Kingdom, Earth Kingdom, Dark Kingdom (temporary)
First appearance: Act Zero
Last appearance: Special Act
Status: Alive
Actor: Jyoji Shibue

TRIVIA

  • Mamoru/Endymion is regarded as the official guardian of the planet Earth.
  • His only weapon was a cane, and he never threw roses like his counterpart in the first anime.
  • Starting in Act 7, he wore a new mask that featured a dark trim and a gemstone.
  • In one of the Act Zero mini dramas, a young Mamoru met an older man dressed like Tuxedo Mask. This stranger used magic to heal the child’s minor wound. The masked man later watched as Mamoru shared the anecdote with Usagi.
  • As evident in Act 7, Motoki sometimes repaired Mamoru’s Tuxedo Mask costume. Furuhata believed it was for Chiba’s part-time job, though.
  • His actor, Jyoji Shibue, later took on the role of another masked hero. In Kamen Rider Hibiki, Shibue portrayed Iori Izumi/Kamen Rider Ibuki.

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Happy to have a reason to blog this cute picture again ;D

Thanks to the ‘Keeping up w/ the PGSM cast’ thread on sailormoonforum.com I found the source for the cute pic! It’s from Sawai Miyuu’s blog, dated 2012-2-7! (Hehe, thank you Japan for having reasonable y/m/d order ;D)

And she calls them

'じょーじくんと遠藤さん(>_<)’

'Jyoji-kun and Endo-san’.

(I know this is the romanization that all online sources use, but I’m wondering if it shouldn’t be 'George’ for Jyoji. Does someone know if it’s the same name?)

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[CHARACTER] Prince Endymion.

Series: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon

Kana: プリンス・エンディミオン
Romaji: Purinsu Endimion

Role: Recurring character
Type: Human
Family: Unnamed mother and father (past life parents), Mamoru’s unnamed mother (deceased), Mamoru’s unnamed father (deceased), Usagi Tsukino (Mamoru’s wife), Hina Kusaka (Mamoru’s former fiancée), Hina Kusaka’s father (Mamoru’s surrogate father)
Aliases: Mamoru Chiba,Tuxedo Mask, Metalia Endymion
Alignment/Organization: Sailor Senshi, Moon Kingdom, Earth Kingdom, Dark Kingdom (temporary)
First appearance: Act 25
Last appearance: Special Act
Status: Alive
Actor: Jyoji Shibue

TRIVIA

  • In Greek mythology, Endymion was the human that the moon goddess Selene fell in love with.
  • Like in other adaptations of the manga, Prince Endymion’s past life parentage is never clarified.
  • While his royal armor was classically black, the live-action Endymion wore a white uniform.
  • Not counting his union with Queen Metalia, Prince Endymion alone never became truly evil. He felt some influence from the Dark Kingdom and was manipulated by Queen Beryl’s tactics, but he mostly complied with their demands in order to protect Usagi and the Shitennou.
  • Mamoru could become Prince Endymion without any of the complications Usagi endured when she transformed into Princess Serenity or Princess Sailor Moon. This might explain why Endymion appeared more often than Princess Serenity.

PGSM 30 Day challenge day 5- Best Canon Couple

Usagi/Mamoru- Sailor Moon/ Tuxedo Mask- Princess Serenity/ Prince Endymion

I really like the twist they put on their relationship, I don’t want to spoil, but I like that they are not falling for each other right away and it takes time.

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[CHARACTER] Mamoru Chiba.

Series: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon

Kana: 地場衛
Romaji: Chiba Mamoru

Role: Major character
Type: Human
Family: Unnamed mother (deceased), unnamed father (deceased), Usagi Tsukino (wife), Hina Kusaka (former fiancée), Hina Kusaka’s father (surrogate father)
Aliases: Prince Endymion, Tuxedo Mask, Metalia Endymion
Alignment/Organization: Sailor Senshi, Moon Kingdom, Earth Kingdom, Dark Kingdom (temporary)
First appearance: Act Zero
Last appearance: Special Act
Status: Alive
Actor: Jyoji Shibue

TRIVIA

  • His name can be translated to mean “Earth protector.” Mamoru is considered the guardian of the planet Earth.
  • Unlike his manga and anime counterparts, the live-action Mamoru was engaged to another woman, Hina Kusaka, before ever meeting Usagi. The engagement, though, was part of a promise Mamoru made to Hina’s father.
  • Prior to Act 36, Usagi did not refer to Mamoru by his actual name when speaking directly to him. She did call him by his first name in Act 25, but Mamoru was unconscious at the time.
  • Mamoru owned a Honda Shadow Slasher.