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[EPISODE] Act 20. Crystal Tokyo - KING ENDYMION -.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal

Kana: クリスタル・トーキョー - KING ENDYMION -
Romaji: Kurisutaru Tookyoo - KINGU ENDIMION -

Original Air Date: April 18, 2015

Director: Hideki Hiroshima
Writer: Yuji Kobayashi
Animation Director: Miho Tanaka

Plot: In the 30th century, Sailor Moon and her friends learn the truth about Chibiusa as well as what happened to Crystal Tokyo.

TRIVIA

  • Sailor Pluto’s possible affection for King Endymion was shown here. The same scene in the manga has been interpreted differently by fans. Some believe that Pluto unrequitedly loved Endymion, and others think it is only admiration between the Sailor Senshi and her king. While the first anime series did not explore the subplot at all, Sailor Pluto confessed that she loved King Endymion in the musicals.

FIRSTS

  • This was Hideki Hiroshima’s first episode as a director.
  • Diana spoke for the first time.
  • The Malefic Black Crystal was first seen here.
  • Beast Hand was first used by a Black Moon member.

LASTS

  • This was Esmeraude’s last appearance.

PLACES

  • Crystal Tokyo
  • Crystal Palace
  • Nemesis
  • Space-Time Door
  • The Tsukino Residence
  • Mamoru Chiba’s residence