[EPISODE] 42. Sailor Venus’ Past: Minako’s Tragic Love.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Kana: Sヴィーナスの過去、美奈子の悲恋
Romaji: Seeraa Viinasu no Kako, Minako no Hiren

Original Air Date: January 30, 1993

Director: Takuya Igarashi
Writer: Sukehiro Tomita
Animation Director: Kiyoshi Matsumoto

Plot: To learn if Sailor V is connected to Sailor Moon, Kunzite targets Minako’s friend Katarina.


  • DiC did not dub this episode.
  • When she used her Hensou Pen to become a sailor, Usagi actually gained boating knowledge as well.
  • The events in London took place roughly six months prior to this episode’s story.
  • Since Artemis did not know who Katarina was, he may not have been with Minako while she was abroad. Aino said that she received word (from an unnamed informant) that a youma was in London. In the Sailor V manga, Minako and Artemis met in Japan.
  • This was the only episode where Sailor Moon was uncharacteristically willing to kill an innocent human.


  • Katarina and Allan made their only appearances in the series. Allan was mentioned by name only in a few other episodes.
  • This was Kiyoshi Matsumoto’s last episode as an animation director.


  • Game Center Crown
  • The Dark Kingdom
  • The Tsukino Residence
  • Minato View Hill Hotel
  • London