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[Short-hair girl looms over Jadeite, grinning, and he jabs back at her, annoyed.]
SHORT-HAIR GIRL: We've been watching you and your dorky friends from Azabu.
SHORT-HAIR GIRL: Trust us, you are NOT worthy of Rei Hino.
JADEITE: What would you know!? Rei and I have a connection-
[All three are interrupted by a voice from behind them. The two girls defer to the voice and Jadeite snaps to it, alert.]
VOICE: Let me speak to him.
GIRLS [TOGETHER]: Yes, Leader Kotono.
[A pretty girl in a T.A. uniform steps into view, waist-length blonde hair tied at the sides in two thin ribbons. She observes Jadeite with some disdain, one hand on her hip, the other poised daintily. She is recognisable as Kotono Sarashina, a fellow student of Rei.]
KOTONO: 「南野ジェダイト」 / Jadeite Minamino. / Age: Eighteen, Blood Type: B, / Currently attending Moto-Azabu Boy's High School, and residing in Azabu with one Mamoru Chiba. / Despite claiming to be an exchange student from Nepal, you spent a few brief weeks in the employ of the Hikawa Shrine as an assistant four years ago, / and you have returned now to abuse that connection to get closer to Rei. / Have we missed anything...?

Posted April 16th, 2010, 6:30 am

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I tried to avoid giving Jadeite a surname, but I figure he'd need one to be at school. I toyed with giving all the Shitennou the surname Chiba, but that gives the weird impression they're all related, so I decided against it. I also considered basing their names off their gemstones, but that didn't end up working (not enough variety since they're all just different kinds of jade). Eventually I decided on something that is maybe not very creative but definitely ties in better with the Sailor Moon canon.
The Shitennou are based loosely on the Buddhist Shitennou, which are each associated with a cardinal direction. So the surnames I settled on are a cardinal direction followed by 野, "field", pronounced "no". This is the same kanji at the end of the Inners' surnames, and phonetically, it makes their names a pun. So "南野" or "Minamino" literally means "South Field", but it sounds identical to "Of the South". So Minamino Jadeite sounds like "Jadeite of the South". This is the same way that the girls' names are puns ("Hino Rei" sounds like "Rei of Fire", etc.) Problem is, the directions associated with each Shitennou in Sailor Moon is contentious. Personally, I've used the colour association from the early manga and the 90s anime, since that's what I also went with in 4KH. That means Jadeite is red→Zochoten→South, Nephrite is yellow/orange→Komokuten→West, Zoisite is green→Jikokuten→East, and Kunzite is silver/blue→Tamonten→North.
So, their surnames are:
Jadeite: 南野 [Minamino] Literal: "South Field" Phonetic: "Of the South"
Nephrite: 西野 [Nishino] Literal: "West Field" Phonetic: "Of the West"
Zoisite: 東野 [Higashino] Literal: "East Field" Phonetic: "Of the East"
Kunzite: 北野 [Kitano] Literal: "North Field" Phonetic: "Of the North"

These names are HEAVILY inspired by i1976blunotte's headcanons, but the colour/Shitennou/direction assignment is taken from sailor-scribbles's analysis.

Another headcanon is that the Shitennou come from (or... are close enough to coming from, since they're not entirely human, at least in 4KH) the places their Hi Stones are found in the game Sailor Moon: Another Story. There's a lot of canon-adjacent Shitennou filler in that game, but without getting into it, that would make Jadeite Nepalese, Zoisite Swiss, Nephrite Canadian, and Kunzite Turkish. So within the canon of 4KH, they identify as being (all or part) these ethnicities while living as humans in Japan.

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xXPrettyNekoXx (Guest) commented (April 16th, 2010, 9:06 am):

First post!
I don't remember how Kotono looks but this version looks hot... and scares me...

Dragonicsoul commented (April 16th, 2010, 11:41 am):

Exchange student... yeah, that's the easier answer, let's go with that.

Much easier to use as a cover story than the whole 'I'm from a time before recorded history and have been reborn from a piece of stone' thing.

Also, love Jedo's eyes in the second panel. Deadly yoyos are deadly.

BLL (Guest) commented (April 16th, 2010, 1:36 pm):
Hey! Looks like my advice had some basis!
He really did need to cover his eyes. *Yoyo's can club one of them out you know. x_;*

Poor Jadeite, he really has his work cut out for him. It's one thing dealing with rivals like Yuuichirou, it's another when it's fangirls. (Scary ones at that. *lol*)

Supercutefoxy (Guest) commented (April 16th, 2010, 9:23 pm):

Ho Shit! That chick just about took his head off with a YO-YO!!!!

VO1 commented (April 17th, 2010, 12:28 am):
Oh Grand Emperor, the figures in this one are just super fantastic! Everyone is so PRETTY!

Ho shit homeboy almost got decapitated by a Yo-Yo. He'd never be able to live that down!

I hope your having fun because I am on this end with this comic! (MOAR NEPH + TITTIES)

VO1 commented (April 17th, 2010, 12:29 am):
Also, Jadeite...
FUCKING CALL FOR BACKUP! You've got 5 1/2 guys back home that I'm 75% sure would drop everything to duel with a yo-yo. Well, depending on what's on TV, I guess.

starmie (Guest) commented (April 17th, 2010, 12:33 am):

Gotta agree with Dragonsoul. Saying "Oh yeah, you don't know crap about me because I used to be a piece of rock" would definitely not sit well with the fangirls.

Charlie Chaplin 2 commented (April 22nd, 2010, 3:42 pm):

Jade is surrounded by crazies. I'd be freaked out by now. What the hell did that girl do with the yo-yo?! Back away slowly.

Also, I love how Kotono comes out all hot and bad ass with his personal info only to like "blood type...Uh, shit, play it cool, uh, unknown."

Also, they, including Jadeite, all love Rei, why is he not using this to his advantage.

Spirit-hime commented (April 27th, 2010, 8:33 pm):

Ohhh yeah, I remember this girl. She was kinda hot. Rei should just run away with her.

Except that would make starry-eyed Jadeite cry, so, maybe not.

James Birdsong (Guest) commented (September 11th, 2010, 9:08 pm):

Very cool.

Charlie> I can imagine that wouldn't work well. "Hello I'm here to bed Rei due to a bet" Says Jadeite would result in "Kill him" from Kotono.

Haru17 (Guest) commented (March 13th, 2019, 10:01 pm):

those girls remind me of the Starlights

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