Sailor Astarte appears in only one musical and its revision as her true self, Transylvania no Mori. She first appears in the musical as a shy transfer student from Transylvania. Her civilian name is Shiba (commonly subtitled as "Shiva") Shingetsu Astarte. Her mother is part Phoenician, and used to live somewhere in the Mediterranean sea, explaining the origin of her name. Her name is immediately complimented by Usagi and is invited to study for the chemistry test at Hikawa Temple. When Shiba leaves, Hotaru commented that "this person is disappearing into the shadows". The term shiba means firewood and shingetsu means new moon.
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