Director: Naoyuki Ito Writer: Mutsumi Ito Animation Director: Miho Tanaka
Plot: A new enemy arrives at Rei’s school to recruit members for the Black Moon Clan.
The opening sequence was altered to include the Crystal Star, Chibiusa, Luna P, Sailor Pluto, and the Black Moon Clan.
In the manga chapter that this episode was based on, Koan killed a child that witnessed her arrival. The human casualty was changed to an adult male in Crystal.
Sailor Moon was still wearing her tiara even though she had just thrown it at Koan. The tiara remained on Sailor Moon’s forehead as Tuxedo Mask knocked the ricocheted object aside.
While Sailor Moon was performing Moon Princess Halation, the ribbons on her chest bow briefly disappeared.
Wiseman, Prince Dimande, Rubeus, Saphir, Esmeraude, the Ayakashi Sisters, the droids, Kotono Sarashina, and Ittou Asanuma were all introduced.
The new Henshin Pens (referred to as the Star Power Sticks in the previous anime), the new communicators, the Cutie Moon Rod (called the Moon Rod here), Mercury Star Power Make Up, Mars Star Power Make Up, Jupiter Star Power Make Up, Venus Star Power Make Up, Moon Princess Halation, Shine Aqua Illusion, and Burning Mandala were all first seen here.
The Sailor Senshi visited Fruit Parlor Crown for the first time.
This was Naoyuki Ito’s first episode as a director.
This was Koan’s only appearance as she died in this episode.