Ami Mizuno/Amy Anderson
Blood Type: A
Favourite Colour: Light blue (Aquamarine)
Favourite Foods: Sandwiches
Least Favourite Food: Yellow-tail tuna
Favourite Subject: Mathematics
Dislikes: Practical jokes, love letters
Favourite Animal: cat
Voice Actress: Hisakawa Aya (Karen Bernstein)
The Smartest, Cutest, & BEST senshi!
A: Sailor Mercury's predisposition toward blue garments, hair color, etc. can be explained several different ways. One popular and simple theory is that Sailor Mercury's attacks are water-oriented. Thus, the blue. Also, this helps explain the red Sailor Mars for fire, the green Sailor Jupiter for wood & thunder, etc. Another hypothesis deals with Virgo, Sailor Mercury's sign. Blue is sometimes documented as being the color of Virgo. In other publications, however, Virgo rules over yellow, brown, and even red. Due to this inconsistancy, I personally prefer the former explanation. It can also serve to explain Sailor Neptune's blue locks.
Q: Why is Ami's birthday September 10th?
A: Mercury rules two zodiac signs: Gemini, and Virgo. Planet Mercury, which rules over mental acuity and logic, is said to be "exhalted" in Virgo. This means that everything Mercury stands for best matches everything Virgo stands for (logic, perseverence, intelligence, etc.), as opposed to the other signs. Gemini leans toward Mercury's airy, creative side. September 10th is a "rising sign" for Virgo. This means that a regular Virgo born on a day who's rising sign is also Virgo will follow a totally traditional description of Virgos, and will not be "influenced by other planets." Virgos are traditionally introverts, hard workers, and are very intelligent. They are known for constantly psychoanylizing others.
Q: Why does Sailor Mercury attack with a lyre?
A:The Homeric hymn to Hermes tells of the first day of Mercury's life in which he made the first lyre known to man out of a tortoise shell he came across.