B (blood type)
Bach -- In episode 005, Sailor Moon tells the youma that "The father of music, Haydn, is angry." Luna corrects her, saying that J.S. Bach is actually the father of music. It is important to note that no one composer has been universally accepted as the "father of music," although many composers have been honored with this title, such as William Byrd and Giovanni Palestrina.
Bandai -- the world's third largest toy company (as of 2002). Bandai Co. Ltd. produces toys in Japan based on Sailor Moon, including the popular dolls, as well as other anime. Bandai America Incorporated is a subsidiary of Bandai Co. Ltd., and Bandai Entertainment Incorporated is a subsidiary of Bandai America Incorporated. Bandai Entertainment Inc. focuses on character merchandising and Japanese anime distribution. They produced North American dolls of the senshi for some time. Bandai Co. Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan, is comprised of 53 subsidiaries in 18 countries. Their interests include toys and children's entertainment, video game software, multimedia, music, full-length feature films, vending machines, trading cards, candies, and licensed apparel. Their website can be found at www.bandai.com.
Beans -- Beans is the name of a canned drink that Saki Itabashi purchases through a drink machine in episode 175. Just as she is about to take a sip, Sailor Iron Mouse approaches her to take her Star Seed. Ultimately, she 'spills the Beans' on the ground without drinking any.
Bertie -- one of the four Weird Sisters from Sailor Moon R. She is the second youngest of the sisters, which are named Catzy, Prizma, and Avery. Like her sisters, Bertie is obsessed with her looks, but she is the most intellectual of the four. Her colors and powers are matched with Sailor Mercury's. During one of the Dark Moon Family's schemes, she is pitted against Amy Mizuno in a chess tournament. Earlier in this episode, Bertie discovered the Amy was also Sailor Mercury, when Amy tranformed in front of her to prevent her from taking over a Crystal Point. Bertie did not play fair, and when she lost, she revealed her true identity. The other scouts arrive to help Sailor Mercury, but Bertie captures them and challenges Sailor Mercury to another chess match in which she can win her friends back as prizes. Every time Mercury loses a piece, she is frozen. When Bertie is about to win, Prizma and Avery suddenly arrive to take credit for everything. Tuxedo Kamen, however, arrives on the scene and frees the scouts. The two newly-arrived sisters flee, leaving Bertie to fend for herself. Deeply hurt and having lost the will to live, Bertie decides to freeze herself along with everyone around her. Catzy, her recently healed younger sister, arrives to convince Bertie that she is loved and cared for, and asks Sailor Moon to heal her sister. She does, and Bertie and Catzy live together happily as normal humans. The name Bertie was used only in the DiC dub of Sailor Moon. In the original Japanese version, her name is Berthier.
Beruche -- alternate and more widely used spelling of the name "Berthier." This encyclopaedia uses the spelling "Berthier." The Japanese katakana characters spell out "Beruche," but this represents the French name "Berthier." Thus the name may be spelled either way. Beruche-K is the Japanese abbreviation of the mineral berthierite58. Berthierite was named after the French chemist and mineralogist Pierre Berthier (the katakana characters for this spell out "Piru Beruche." For information on this character, please see the entry for Berthier.
Big Paw Blaster -- a gun used by Tin Nyanko, one of the animamates, to extract starseeds. It is often also called Pawzooka.
Black Dream Hole -- a giant black hole of evil energy that Queen Badiane tries to use to take over the world in the SuperS movie. She feeds it sugar dream energy from all the sleeping children that she captures and traps in Dream coffins. The Black Dream Hole grows constantly, and it will eventually grow so large that it will consume the entire Earth. It is Queen Badiyanu's main source of power; it is a part of her.
Black Gate -- the gate which will be opened when the Jakokusuishou, or Black Crystal from Sailor Moon R, grows enough. When it is opened, it will allow the world to be destroyed.
Black Moon Clan -- The Black Moon Clan is a group of villains that appears in Sailor Moon R. They are from the future, from the planet Nemesis. They were exiled there because they rejected the power of the Moon Kingdom and Crystal Tokyo because they felt that the infinite power of the ginzuishou and its ability to provide eternal youth were immoral, so they rebelled. Their leader is Wiseman. Wiseman was once a human on Earth called the Death Phantom who turned Crystal Tokyo into a city of crime after many long years of total peace on Earth. Neo-Queen Serenity defeated him, but because of his power and because she no longer possessed the power she once had as a senshi, she exiled him to Nemesis, the tenth planet of the solar system, rather than killing him. There, he became one with the planet and created another form, Wiseman. In this form, he appeared to the members of the Black Moon Clan and appealed to their hatred of the Moon Kingdom by telling them that if they went to the planet Nemesis, he would give them the power of Death Hands and the third eye (given to Prince Demand). He manipulates the group and uses them to achieve his own goal, to absorb take over the galaxy. Those belonging to the Black Moon Clan can be easily identified by their distinctive inverted black crescent moon on their foreheads. However, when they are healed in the anime, these black moons disappear. The members of the group are as follows: Wiseman, Prince Demand, Saphir, Esmeraude, Rubeus, and the Ayakashi Sisters (Petz, Cooan, Calaveras, and Berthier). They are often called the Black Moon Family, but this is incorrect. The Japanese word used to describe them is ichizoku, which can mean either "family" or "clan." They are not a "family," however, because they share no blood relation among them (except for Demand & Saphir, and the Ayakashi Sisters). Therefore, the term "clan" is preferred. In the DiC dub, they are called the Dark Moon Family.
Black Moon Family -- a term often used, incorrectly, to refer to the Black Moon Clan. The Japanese word used to describe the group of villains is ichizoku, which can mean either "family" or "clan." They are not a "family," however, because they share no blood relation mong them (except for Demand & Saphir, and the Ayakashi Sisters). Therefore, the term "clan" is correct. For more information about this group of villains, please see the entry for the Black Moon Clan.
Blue -- the English name that was originally proposed for Sailor Mercury in her civilian form. However, the name decided upon for her was Amy Anderson. In the Japanese original, she is called Ami Mizuno.
Bonone -- incorrect spelling of "Bonnon," the name of the villain in the Sailor Moon SuperS Movie, "Ami-chan no Hatsukoi" ["Ami's First Love"]. Please see Bonnon for more information on this character.
Bonne -- incorrect spelling of "Bonnon," the name of the villain in the Sailor Moon SuperS Movie, "Ami-chan no Hatsukoi" ["Ami's First Love"]. Please see Bonnon for more information on this character.
Bourdu -- [French] The French name for Mamoru Chiba, who becomes Tuxedo Kamen. In the English dub, he is called Darien, and in the MixxZine, he is called Darien Shields.
Brookdale Private School -- the Catholic school Raye attends in the English dub. Although she is a Shinto shrine maiden, she goes there because her father wishes her to. Elizabeth (Lizzie - Andrew's younger sister) also attends school here. In the Japanese original, it is known as T*A Private Girls' School.
Bunny -- [French, German, Italian, Mixx] the name given to Sailor Moon in her civilian form. In the Japanese original, she is known as Usagi Tsukino, and in the English dub she is known as Serena. The name Bunny comes from the fact that the name "Usagi Tsukino" means "Bunny of the Moon," a Japanese legend much like the Western "Man on the Moon."
Bureau of Bad Behaviour -- [North America] The North American counterpart of the Death Busters. They are the group of villains from the third season (Sailor Moon S) that consists of Pharaoh 90, Professor Tomoe, Kaori Night, Eugeal, Viluy, Cyprine, Ptilol, Telulu, and Mimet. They are trying to collect the three Crystal Treasures in order to form the Purity Chalice so that they may awaken their Sovereign of Silence to cause the Eternal Silence.
Burning Mandala -- one of Sailor Mars's attacks. She spins and traces a circle of flames around her in the air with her index finger while turning in a full circle, spreading her arms to the sides. She then pulls her hands in front of her. The flames of the circle transform into eight small circles of fire with symbols in them. They disappear, and a stream of fiery rings is shot from her hands. The symbols in her attack are actually Buddhist symbols. They stand for the eight corners of the earth - the North, the East Northeast, the Southeast, the South, the Southwest, the West, and the Northwest. It appears first in episode 63 of the anime and act 14, volume 04 of the manga.
Buttress, Sailor -- animamate from the drama plays only. She looks exactly like Sailor Chaos, except without wings, and with a fan. She follows her around and conspires with her.