Japanese name: ネフライト
Romanized name: Nefuraito
Alias: Masato Sanjouin
Alignment/Organization: Dark Kingdom
Superior: Queen Beryl
First appearance: Episode 13
Last appearance: Episode 24
Voiced by: Katsuji Mori
Status: Killed by Zoisite’s youma.
- He was named after a form of jade called “nephrite”.
- In one of Naoko Takeuchi’s illustrations, Nephrite was paired up with Sailor Jupiter. This idea was never incorporated into the manga or the anime series.
- Nephrite was seen in several flashbacks after his death.
- In the manga, Nephrite was once a guardian of Prince Endymion. During episode 18 of the anime, Masato and Mamoru crossed paths at Mika’s art show. They thought that they recognized one another, but the feeling quickly disappeared.
- Masato drove a Ferrari Testarossa 512 TR.
- In episode 23, Nephrite performed a special maneuver called Starlight Attack.