The anime heroines might be like a family, but their relative sizes are very different.
One of the cool things about the Sailor Moon anime/manga franchise is how each character’s design is influenced by her associated celestial body. For example, Sailor Moon’s iconic twintails are meant to be evocative of bunny ears, referencing Japanese folktales about rabbits living on the moon. Likewise, Sailor Mars can shoot blasts of fire because in Japanese Mars is called Kasei, literally “fire planet.”
In the case of Sailor Jupiter, even the character’s height seems to be a nod to her astronomical inspiration. Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system, and so Sailor Jupiter is the tallest of the Sailor Senshi.
But what if every character’s size was based on their planetary namesake, and proportionally so? The cast photo would look something like this illustration, originally created by now defunct Twitter user @sario572 and recently tweeted once again by @YORK5949.
YORK (@YORK5949) July 24, 2018
Under this method, Sailor Jupiter remains the largest Senshi (she’s also the best Senshi, but that’s a topic for another day), based on the planet Jupiter’s 69,911-kilometer (43,441-mile) radius. Next up would be taciturn Sailor Saturn, thanks to her planetary radius of 58,232 kilometers.
There’s a sizable shrinkage as we make our way to Sailors Uranus (25,362 kilometers) and Neptune (24,622 kilometers), though as one commenter pointed out, it’s nice that the two characters, being lovers, are similarly sized. Standing only slightly taller than knee-high compared to Neptune is Sailor Venus (6,052 kilometers), followed by Mars (3,390 kilometers), Mercury (2,440 kilometers), Moon (1,737 kilometers), and Pluto (1,188 kilometers), who one wonders if Sailor Moon creator Naoko Takeuchi would have designed to include in her planetary pantheon had Pluto already been demoted to dwarf planet status by the time she began drawing the manga.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering what’s being indicated by the arrow seemingly pointing to blank space way off to the left in the relative size chart…
銀冗†涅槃桜† (@SilverJoke) July 26, 2018
…that’s where you’ll find Tuxedo Mask, who’s listed here as 180 centimeters (71 inches) tall.
Several commenters pointed out that Tuxedo Mask is eventually revealed to be the reincarnation of Prince Endymion, whose soul is entwined with the Earth, and by that criteria, he’d be just a little bigger than Sailor Venus (though still only about a fourth of the size of Sailor Neptune). However, getting pushed out of the picture is basically Tuxedo Mask’s role for a good chunk of the Sailor Moon storyline, so turning him into an insignificant speck isn’t an entirely inaccurate way to represent the character.
Sources: Twitter/@YORK5949 via Jin, Twitter/@sario572
Featured image: Twitter/@YORK5949