[EPISODE] 40. The Legendary Lake Youkai! Usagi’s Family Ties.
Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon
Kana: 湖の伝説妖怪! うさぎ家族のきずな
Romaji: Mizuumi no Densetsu Youkai! Usagi Kazoku no Kizuna
Original Air Date: January 16, 1993
Director: Harume Kosaka
Writer: Megumi Sugihara
Animation Director: Masahiro Ando
Plot: During a visit to a hot springs resort, Usagi and her family are attacked by a vengeful lake spirit.
- Kenji was driving a red Volkswagen hatchback here. The license plate number was 02-03. In previous episodes, the car parked outside the Tsukino house was purple or another dark color.
- Sailor Mars claimed that fighting youkai was her job. This is because miko (priestess) are known for exorcising such creatures.
- DiC’s English dub (titled “Last Resort”):
While speaking to Usagi/Serena, Prince Endymion/Darien claimed that he had never heard the name “Darien” before. Yet his modern day and past life names were one and the same.
The scenes with Luna, and Usagi and Shingo fighting in the car were both removed.
- The Korean dub:
This episode was omitted.
- The Tsukino Residence
- The Dark Kingdom
- Hot Spring Steam Inn