[EPISODE] 47. Moon Returns! The Mysterious Aliens Appear.
Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R
Kana: ムーン復活! 謎のエイリアン出現
Romaji: Muun Fukkatsu! Nazo no Eirian Shutsugen
Original Air Date: March 6, 1993
Director: Kazuhisa Takenouchi
Writer: Shigeru Yanagawa
Animation Director: Taichi Nakamura
Plot: When a new enemy attacks, Luna reawakens Sailor Moon.
- The first thirteen episodes of Sailor Moon R are considered filler as the new stories and new characters were unique to the anime. This arc was created so that the manga could catch up.
- Kae Araki played Usagi/Sailor Moon until Kotono Mitsuishi recovered from her illness. Kotono returned in episode 51, and Kae later voiced Chibiusa.
- Minako and Rei were spotted at the crater site, but they did not speak. This was why they were not listed in the ending credits.
- Ail/Seijuurou Ginga, An/Natsumi Ginga, and the Makaiju were all introduced.
- A cardian was first used as a monster-of-the-day.
- A cardian first said “Cleansing.”
- This was Taichi Nakamura’s first episode as an animation director.
- There were new animation sequences for both the opening credits and the ending credits.
- A new song, “Otome no Policy” (A Maiden’s Policy), accompanied the new ending animation.
- This was Mayumi Osaka’s final appearance in the anime.
- This was last instance where Moon Tiara Action fully defeated a monster in the television series.
- DiC’s English dub (titled “The Return of Sailor Moon”):
It was believed that there were two different dubs of this episode: one used as a standalone pilot that aired on FOX, and one used in the first syndication run of DiC’s initial batch of dubbed episodes. The only difference, according to here, is that the FOX airing had a longer opening narrative.
In the flashback of Princess Serenity/Princess Serena’s battle with Beryl, Serena said “Moon Prism Power.” This was inconsistent with her saying “Cosmic Moon Power” in the actual dubbed episode that the scene comes from.
Ail/Alan and An/Anne bore no ties to the Dark Kingdom/Negaverse whatsoever. Yet in DiC’s continuity, Alan said, “Beryl was right about Earth.”
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