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16Nov/1017

Top 10 Best Sailor Mars Fanart

The people have spoken! You, the readers of this site, have chosen Sailor Mars as the best planetary Senshi, a choice I wholeheartedly agree with. After all, who could resist this fiery vixen's siren call? To celebrate, I've put together a small gallery of my top ten favorite Sailor Mars fanart, as found on deviantART. I've also included my brief thoughts on each piece. Now, please keep in mind that I am neither an artist nor an art critic. These comments just represent my layman's perspective as a *ahem* Mars enthusiast.

Check out these fantastic pictures below the break, and be sure to visit the artists' DA pages and express your appreciation of their hard work. Enjoy!

10

By NotThePornStar
This picture is part of an ongoing series, depicting the various Senshi in a Western-influenced cartoon style while they assume various seductive poses. Although Mars in unquestionably the sexiest, Neptune is a close second.

9

By skimlines
The impressive whirling streaks of flame are what won me over in this picture, along with the spectral angel wings emanating from Mars' back.

8

By nekoli
The soft pastel colors here really evoke the same aesthetic as the original manga. Sailor Mercury fans, check out this artist's equally impressive take on her.

7

By !utilizator
Rarely do the Senshi get to be badass in their civilian form. This picture shows an alternate take on Mars, dressed as a naginata-wielding ninja shrine maiden. The only flaw is the eyes, which are a rather odd shade of black.

6

By yukiusagi1983
If Sailor Mars were a comic book superheroine, this is what she'd look like. Well, maybe her boobs would be a bit bigger... still, this finely-crafted piece would look right at home on any Marvel or DC cover.

5

By griffiel
A lot of artists try to draw Sailor Mars in a 'realistic' style, but this is the the most successful effort in my opinion. The reason for this is pretty simple: I don't like copious amounts of lipstick.

4

By kururu-pon
Despite a few anatomical gaffes, this image still conveys a sense of elegance that defines Mars' character. The flaming bow-and-arrow, drawn in a very wispy and phantasmal fashion, are also impressive.

3

By Maga-Link
For all the alternative art styles we've seen thus far, it's nice to see a simple, well-drawn picture of Mars in the original anime aesthetic. I'll always prefer this kind of elegantly simple style over its more elaborate Western counterparts.

2

By Khalitzburg
This drool-worthy image is based on Sailor Mars' appearance in the live-action show Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. It's part of a series by the artist, which also includes Venus, Jupiter and Dark Mercury, all looking just as sexy as our fiery friend.

1

By shortpinay
Here it is, my favorite Sailor Mars fanart of all time! This piece is drawn in a style similar to the ink-and-wash painting of Sesshū Tōyō, my favorite artist. Furthermore, it's part of an ongoing challenge the artist calls "The 365 Project," where she draws a new piece of art every single day for an entire year! Now that takes a level of dedication I can't even fathom.

So, what do you think? Are my choices sound, or should another piece have taken top honor? Is there any great fanart I neglected to include? Let me know in the comments!

About Jon

Jon is a Japanese culture enthusiast, professional pervert and roleplaying fanatic who appreciates flexible gender identities. He enjoys science fiction, Gunpla, classical music and Red Stripe.

  • To be honest, I don’t really like most of these. Then again, Sailor Mars is not my favorite of the bunch. Out of this group I like 5.8. and 9.

    • Kei

      Art is subjective. Which Sailor Senshi is your fave? Got an especially nice fanart of her?

      • Sailor Mercury is my favorite (is that lame?). I don’t have any personal favorite pictures of her offhand but I’m now hunting for some …

      • NO IT’S NOT LAME she’s my favourite too ^^ As for Mars I love the stained glass inspired picture at the top of the page, makes Mars look very elegant and graceful.

  • Jon, you’re not allowed to make another Sailor Moon post until you finish the show.

    • Kei

      What? Why?

      I don’t see YOU writing any posts, wise guy.

      • Go publish my review of the second season of Haruhi which has been sitting there for two months.

  • I’m not wild about all of these, but you found some nice ones. Thanks for linking Nekoli’s Sailor Mercury illustration – it’s gorgeous.

    • Kei

      Sailor Mars may have won our poll, but I think Mercury is the most popular overall. She has a huge amount of fanart, no matter where you look.

      • Anonymous

        That’s because Mercury is the best.

        Duh.

  • Anonymous

    I want to see fanart of…

    …Sailor Jon.

    • Kei

      Then go draw some. You’re an artist, right? 😀

  • 9,6 & 1 are my faves. Along with that beautiful stain glass inspired pic at the top. Church of Sailor Moon? Not without that pic. Pic #1 is just elegant.

  • Mars

    I really like Sailor Mars.She is the best,beutiful and also very strog with her Flame Sniper….<3

  • Venus-mars-bff

    I hope your not telling the true JON because Mercury is such a stupid

    • Mars

      I hope your not telling the true RAYN because Mercury is such a stupid

  • Benji

    I don’t care if this is an old article. To be frank, I disagree with the better half of the judges choices. Most of the simplistic, eastern-inspired anime art is rather stiff looking. My top 10 from this list in order from best to worst: 9, 1, 6, 10, 8, 5, 7, 2, 3, and anorexic, 6-year-old looking 4 coming in dead last. :E Just my two crows (Phobos & Deimos)~