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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Sailor Venus with sound clips and images.
Sailor Venus (or Mina) is the fifth member of the Sailor Scouts, but the first to awaken her powers. She demonstrates love related powers to combat her enemies. She has dreams of becoming a star and is very cheerful.

For the entire first 2 seasons and all 3 movies of the English dub of the anime, Mina was voiced by Stephanie Morgenstern. However when the show returned for Seasons 3 and 4, Stephanie was unavailable and the director reevaluated the voice cast and recast several characters, and Stephanie Morgenstern was dropped as the voice of Sailor Venus. Emile Claire Barlow (who had previously stood in for Sailor Mars) was cast as her permanent replacement.
Created by Pokejedservo on Dec 2 2009, 47 Comments
Sailor Moon (1995)
Sailor Venus / MinaEmilie Barlow
Emilie Barlow
Sailor Moon (1995)
Sailor Venus / MinaStephanie Morgenstern
Stephanie Morgenstern


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said at 1:39 PM on Thu Feb 18 2016
Emilie Barlow was perfect as Venus. She was funny, silly, kinda ditzy, but still super determined and spunky. I'm upset CWI never dubbed Stars, just because I would've *loved* to hear her sing "Route Venus".

Stephanie Morgenstern is a great actress, but didn't fit Mina at all. I could see her better voicing Luna or Ms. Haruna.

Cherami sounds way too generic and bland for my liking.
said at 11:43 AM on Fri Mar 11 2016
@mosaic Understated comment of the year, yet I disagree.

You're clearly underestimating Cherami's acting, tone and performance that I heard more of.
said at 4:05 AM on Wed Aug 19 2015
1 Stephanie
2 Cherami
3 Emelie
said at 8:01 PM on Wed Jan 27 2016
@HienFan One thing I have to mention about Emelie is that her casual voice is good but when she yells she can get too girlie and weird sounding, she IS better as Minako than as Rei but still, Cherami also falls into that girlie part but it was surprisingly very solid and the best voice in the Viz dub(though it's kinda a rule for me to prefer Venus' voice out of everyone)
said at 8:06 PM on Tue Jul 28 2015
3. Stephanie (one of the worst miscast/worst voices in the old dub IMO)
said at 12:03 AM on Sat Apr 18 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
I still have a fondness for Emilie's take, but my vote will go to Cherami when she's added. She has the best qualities of both, while still doing her own thing.
said at 4:34 AM on Sat Feb 28 2015
Cherami is very good as Minako I actually like her more than both of these ladies
said at 7:54 AM on Fri Mar 6 2015
@HienFan I changed my mind I still prefer these two
said at 1:03 PM on Fri Nov 14 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
Cherami's take is practically Stephanie's voice and Emilie's performance put together.

When she appears, I'll be voting for her.
said at 12:49 PM on Wed Nov 5 2014
Both of them did a great job.
said at 3:03 PM on Mon Jul 28 2014
Stephanie's voice to me fits the manga version of her, and Emilie fits her from the anime.
said at 4:06 PM on Thu Jul 10 2014
 5 Shout Outs!
Cherami Leigh (Lucy Heartfilia) will be voicing her in the redub. You just KNOW she's going to nail it.
said at 3:19 PM on Wed Jun 18 2014
i prefer morgenstern better but both were great
said at 12:04 AM on Thu Jun 5 2014
However I like Morgenstern better, she sounds more tomboyish to me
said at 4:07 PM on Thu Jul 10 2014
@HienFan She sounds like she's going more for "surfer girl", actually. And I can see why that would work, but I think Emilie did better at capturing that character's off-the-wall personality.
said at 1:42 AM on Wed Mar 19 2014
Both voices are so beautiful, I love the original one but they are easily better
said at 11:31 PM on Thu May 2 2013
Stephanie all the way!
Emilie's was okay she did sound like how
I would imagine Minako chan would sound like.
But somehow I thought Stephanie did better.
Probably because I was more used to her.
said at 8:26 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@Misslolli Disagreed there. Emilie fits Minako's upbeat personality better than the more laid back Stephanie.
said at 4:53 PM on Wed Dec 25 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus I agree. I think The thing that the majority of the actors seemed to miss was the fact that these girls need to sound more youthful and invested into the moment they're in. I think Emelie captures that feel well, she dopunfs more invested into her dialogue than Stephanie is. Stephanie to me has that "Yeah, whatever" type feeling which is a tad bland.
said at 4:56 PM on Wed Dec 25 2013
*She SOUNDS more invested into her dialouge*
(I hate typos...)
said at 6:20 PM on Thu Feb 28 2013
i think emilie's is more simialr to the japanese, but stephanie's was better but emelie's did have some good moments though
said at 4:55 PM on Wed Dec 25 2013
@animenerd99 I think sounding as close to the japanese character as possible is more important than how you'd personally feel the character should be potrayed. I think Stephanie puts too much maturity in her tone and not enough emotion.
said at 3:59 AM on Fri Aug 1 2014
@MicroPhoneBass Well it backfired with that Jiang Wei dude in Dynasty Warriors with his new voice actor trying THAT for trying to sound like the Japanese VA
said at 6:23 PM on Fri Feb 22 2013
Stephanie. She was absolutely fantastic. She added a maturity to her voice that I adored. Yes, they're teenagers, but when I was little, all the DiC voices sounded like strong young women in their late teens, early 20s, and that's why Sailor Moon was more than just a kid's show.

Along with Katie Griffin, Terri Hawkes & Susan Roman, Stephanie was just the perfect Sailor Scout.
said at 9:47 PM on Mon Aug 6 2012
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Emile, she's more Minako-chan then the Original based on these sound-bites. There should be both emotional, action type samples in my opinion. Since Stephanie's clip contains an action scene while Emilie has Minako's normal personality.
said at 10:08 PM on Tue Jul 31 2012
Stephanie for sure.
said at 11:54 AM on Fri May 11 2012
I prefer Stephanie far much more. Emilie was really annoying to me
said at 4:58 PM on Tue Jun 4 2013
@dreamer I agree
said at 8:26 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@dreamer That's the character, though. She's kind of annoying. xD
said at 12:00 AM on Thu Mar 1 2012
Stephanie Morgenstern is just too....surfer girl. Emilie's voice and performance fits the characters personality to perfection.
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said at 8:00 PM on Fri Sep 16 2011
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I have to say, I much prefer Emilie to Stephanie, simply because...well, I know Venus is a STRONG character but I feel like Steph's performance was too tomboyish and more fitting of Jupiter. It's really interesting to hear the difference.
said at 1:15 AM on Wed Sep 28 2011
@MewVenus I agree with you 100%
said at 2:55 AM on Wed Sep 14 2011
Meh. My opinion's changed on this one. I think Emile fit the character slightly better than Stephanie. She sounded more age appropriate, funny, youthful, and energetic. She just sounded more believable as this character. That clip doesn't really do her justice to be honest. Stephanie sounded a tad too mature, and too sophisticated. Yeah, she sounded more chipper, but she also sounded like she was a young adult as opposed to a teenager that was reflected well in Emile's performance. Plus Emile could do the "boy crazy" side of Mina well. It's pretty clear that Emile's performance is more what the creator had in mind.
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Stephanie Morgenstern
Emilie Barlow