Aino Minako, or Sailor Venus, along with Sailor Mars, is considered the prettiest of the inner senshi. The fact that Venus in classical mythology is the goddess of beauty does not help to oppose this fact. In the manga version of Sailormoon, it was assumed that Sailor Venus was the Moon Princess, and Sailor Moon, the leader of the inner senshi. However, when the true identity of the Moon princess was revealed, the manga had Sailor Venus become the leader. In more ways than one, Minako is very similar to Usagi. She is fun-loving, boy crazy, and constantly idolizing movies stars, singers, etc. However, as a sailor senshi, she is slightly more experienced than Sailor Moon. In Form 1 (the equivalent of grade 7), she met the talking white cat, Artemis, and became the female hero, Sailor V (Sailor V is not the same as Sailor Venus). When she met up with the rest of the inner senshi one year later as Sailor Venus, she had already defeated many enemies on her own.