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[SPECIAL] The Return of Haruka and Michiru! The Ghostly Puppet Show.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon SuperS

Kana: はるかみちる再び! 亡霊人形劇
Romaji: Haruka Michiru Futatabi! Bourei Ningyougeki

Original Air Date: April 8, 1995

Director: Kounosuke Uda
Writer: Megumi Sugihara
Animation Director: Taichi Nakamura

Plot: While on vacation, Haruka and Michiru encounter a minion of the Dead Moon Circus.

TRIVIA

  • This episode featured Haruka and Michiru’s only appearance during the televised portion of SuperS. However, the events here did not have any major impact on the overall story. The duo later returned for the SuperS movie.
  • Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune were the only Sailor Senshi to appear in this segment. However, Usagi announced the title at the beginning.

PLACES

  • Seaside hotel
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[EPISODE] 65. Dispute Over Love! Minako and Makoto Face Off.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R

Kana: 恋の論争! 美奈子とまことが対立
Romaji: Koi no Ronsou! Minako to Makoto ga Tairitsu

Original Air Date: August 14, 1993

Director: Takuya Igarashi
Writer: Megumi Sugihara
Animation Director: Masahiro Ando

Plot: After Makoto and Minako have a big argument, they cross paths with Petz and Calaveras at a charms shop.

TRIVIA

  • This was one of two episodes (the other being episode 154) that focused on Makoto and Minako’s simultaneous power advancements.
  • Allan was mentioned again.

FIRSTS

  • Jupiter Star Power Make Up, Venus Star Power Make Up, Sparkling Wide Pressure, Venus Love Me Chain, Dark Thunder (unnamed), and the Dark Beaut were all first seen here.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • DiC’s English dub (titled “A Charmed Life”):

    The scene where Jamanen/Jellax looked at her victims in the back room was cut. This was likely due to the women being nude.

    Other removed scenes: Usagi/Serena spitting in Rei/Raye’s face, and the upskirt shot during Calaveras/Avery’s fight with Sailor Venus.

    Jupiter Star Power Make Up, Venus Star Power Make Up, Sparkling Wide Pressure, Venus Love Me Chain were respectively renamed “Jupiter Star Power,” “Venus Star Power,” “Jupiter Thunderclap Zap,” and “Venus Love Chain Encircle.”

    Parts of Sailor Venus and Sailor Jupiter’s previous transformation sequences were mixed in with the new ones. This was done to avoid showing body lines, and to save the video editors from having to censor the new footage.

PLACES

  • UFO
  • Omazinai House
  • Pizza Coffee
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[EPISODE] 104. Seeking Friends! Chibimoon’s Actions.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S

Kana: 友達を求めて! ちびムーンの活躍
Romaji: Tomodachi o Motomete! Chibimuun no Katsuyaku

Original Air Date: August 20, 1994

Director: Junichi Satou
Writer: Megumi Sugihara
Animation Director: Ikuko Ito

Plot: Eudial targets the young tea ceremony practitioner that Chibiusa hopes to befriend.

TRIVIA

  • This episode had several references to Yoshito Usui’s 1990 manga Crayon Shin-chan, which became an anime in 1992. Shinnosuke and his mother were inspired by characters Shinnosuke “Shin-chan” Nohara and Misae Nohara respectively, and Chibiusa picked up a doll (with “CHIN” written in English on its shirt) that resembled Shin-chan. Both Shinnosuke and Tamasaburou shared the same voice actor, Akiko Yajima. She played Shinnosuke Nohara in the anime adaptation.
  • Small Lady’s princess gown, previously seen in episode 88, had a different design. The beading above the waist was missing and shoulder pads were added. Small Lady also did not have a crescent moon symbol on her forehead.

FIRSTS

  • Sailor Chibimoon’s Moon Prism Power Make Up was shown for the first time.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • Cloverway’s English dub (titled “Tainted Tea Party”):

    The jokes concerning Neo-Queen Serenity’s letter and her use of hiragana was altered. Rather than poking fun at the queen’s inability to write kanji, the dub insisted that the letter was composed of “nothing but symbols.” Minako/Mina simply concocted her own translation when reading the note.

    Luna referred to Usagi/Serena’s future form as “Queen Serenity” instead of “Neo-Queen Serenity.”

    Shinnosuke/Dennis exposed himself to Chibiusa/Rini in the original. Here, Dennis simply wanted to show Rini his underwear. Yet the actual moment where Dennis stripped down was cut from the television airing.

    Tamasaburou’s name was left intact, but he was now female.

    As expected, the “Make Up” was dropped from Rini’s transformation phrase.

    Sailor Neptune said there was no pure heart crystal. Obviously there was a pure heart - Eudial would not have come after Tamasaburou if he did not possess one. What the dub intended for Neptune to say was that there was no Talisman.

PLACES

  • Hikawa Shrine
  • Yaburakouji Burakouji House
  • The Death Busters’ laboratory
  • Cafe
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[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.

TRIVIA

  • 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.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • 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.

PLACES

  • The Tsukino Residence
  • The Dark Kingdom
  • Hot Spring Steam Inn
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[EPISODE] 108. Usagi Dancing to the Waltz.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S

Kana: うさぎのダンスはワルツに乗って
Romaji: Usagi no Dansu wa Warutsu ni Notte

Original Air Date: September 17, 1994

Director: Harume Kosaka
Writer: Megumi Sugihara
Animation Director: Masahiro Ando

Plot: Mamoru and the girls are invited to a party at an affluent Englishman’s home.

TRIVIA

  • This episode featured the second instance where Usagi accidentally consumed an alcoholic beverage. The first was in episode 22.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • Cloverway’s English dub (titled “Everything’s Coming Up Rosey”):

    The language conflict was changed from English/Japanese to English/French.

    While Usagi was drunk in the original version, Serena simply became ill after drinking too much juice.

PLACES

  • Mamoru Chiba’s residence
  • The Death Busters’ laboratory
  • Edwards’ residence
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[EPISODE] 152. Burning Passion! The Furious Deadly Attack of Mars.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon SuperS

Kana: 炎の情熱! マーズ怒りの超必殺技
Romaji: Honoo no Jounetsu! Maazu Ikari no Chou Hissatsu Waza

Original Air Date: November 11, 1995

Director: Harume Kosaka
Writer: Megumi Sugihara
Animation Director: Ikuko Ito

Plot: After being featured in a magazine, Rei attracts a devoted fan.

TRIVIA

  • A periodical called “RanRan” appeared in this episode. Its name may have been inspired by the now defunct manga magazine RunRun.
  • Sailor Jupiter’s tiara antenna did not extend when she performed Sparkling Wide Pressure.
  • Although this episode aired in November of 1995, the magazine with Nanako on the cover was published on October 30th.

FIRSTS

  • Mars Crystal Power Make Up and Mars Flame Sniper were both first seen here.

LASTS

  • Burning Mandala was shown for the last time.
  • This episode included the final use of Sparkling Wide Pressure in the television series.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • Cloverway’s English dub (titled “Dreams of Her Own”):

    During Cartoon Network’s initial run, this episode was skipped.

    Mars Flame Sniper was renamed “Mars Flame Shooter.”

  • The original Korean dub:

    Due to most of the story taking place at the Hikawa Shrine, this episode was omitted.

PLACES

  • Juuban Book Mart
  • The Dead Moon Circus
  • Hikawa Shrine
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[EPISODE] 142. The Secret Mansion! A Menu of Love for You.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon SuperS

Kana: 秘密の館! 愛のメニューを貴方に
Romaji: Himitsu no Yakata! Ai no Menyuu o Anata ni

Original Air Date: July 15, 1995

Director: Yuji Endo
Writer: Megumi Sugihara
Animation Director: Katsumi Tamegai

Plot: Chibiusa and Diana learn of the true nature of a reclusive woman named Mayoko.

TRIVIA

  • The reason why Mayoko and Usagi both reacted so strongly to Mamoru’s chivalrous act was because of an old Japanese custom known as “ai ai gasa” (相合傘) or “share an umbrella.” It originated from a time in Japan when it was deemed inappropriate for an unmarried woman to be seen in public with a man. However, it was acceptable if the man offered his umbrella to her during rainy weather. While the taboo is outdated, some Japanese couples still consider the tradition of sharing an umbrella to be a romantic expression.
  • Chibiusa stated that after a while, Mayoko’s mansion was turned into a restaurant. Once the business opened, Usagi and the others were seen among the group of customers. Everyone was coincidentally wearing the same exact clothes that they had on earlier in the episode.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • The original Korean dub:

    All episodes with the Amazon Trio were omitted.

PLACES

  • Juuban Supermarket
  • Fruit Parlor Crown
  • The Dead Moon Circus
  • The Tsukino Residence
  • Mayoko’s residence/Rokuten Restaurant
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[EPISODE] 146. Juuban Holiday! The Carefree Princess.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon SuperS

Kana: 十番街の休日! 無邪気な王女様
Romaji: Juubangai no Kyuujitsu! Mujaki na Oujosama

Original Air Date: August 26, 1995

Director: Junichi Satou
Writer: Megumi Sugihara
Animation Director: Miho Shimogasa

Plot: Usagi and Chibiusa unknowingly accompany a princess to the Azabu-Juuban Festival.

TRIVIA

  • Much like the Diamond Kingdom mentioned in episode 22, the Amethyst Kingdom is fictional. Both places have embassies in Japan, too.
  • Ami, Rei, Makoto, and Minako did not appear in this episode.
  • The previous Azabu-Juuban Festival was seen in episode 103, establishing that a year has passed since then.
  • Princess Rubina’s appearance was reminiscent of Princess Diana.
  • The pictures on the cotton candy packages resembled the following characters: Sailor V, Shinnosuke Nohara of Crayon Shin-chan, Anpanman, Akaranger of Himitsu Sentai Gorenger, and Doraemon.

FIRSTS

  • This was Miho Shimogasa’s first episode as an animation director.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • Cloverway’s English dub (titled “The Duchess’s Day Off”):

    Rubina’s title was changed from Princess to Duchess.
  • The original Korean dub:

    All episodes with the Amazon Trio were omitted.

PLACES

  • Amethyst Kingdom Embassy
  • The Dead Moon Circus
  • The Tsukino Residence
  • Azabu-Juuban Festival
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[EPISODE] 84. Wiseman’s Evil Hand! Chibiusa Disappears.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R

Kana: ワイズマンの魔手! ちびうさ消滅
Romaji: Waizuman no Mashu! Chibiusa Shoumetsu

Original Air Date: February 5, 1994

Director: Yuji Endo
Writer: Megumi Sugihara
Animation Director: Katsumi Tamegai

Plot: Wiseman preys on Chibiusa, whose secret guilt leaves her open to evil’s influence.

TRIVIA

  • The dragon’s roar was originally used for the flying monster Rodan in the Godzilla franchise.

LASTS

  • Esmeraude made her final appearance in this episode.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • DiC’s English dub (titled “Jealousy’s Just Rewards”):

    The first scene at the enemy’s castle was removed.

PLACES

  • Crystal Tokyo
  • Crystal Palace
  • Nemesis
  • Black Moon Castle
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[EPISODE] 28. Illustration of Love: Are Usagi and Mamoru Getting Closer?

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Kana: 恋のイラスト、うさぎと衛が接近?
Romaji: Koi no Irasuto, Usagi to Mamoru ga Sekkin?

Original Air Date: October 17, 1992

Director: Yuji Endo
Writer: Megumi Sugihara
Animation Director: Kazuko Tadano

Plot: A local artist turns out to be another Rainbow Crystal host.

TRIVIA

  • Some of Yumemi’s art resembled works from Naoko Takeuchi’s The Cherry Project series. Other pieces depicted subjects that looked like Princess Kaguya, a character in a Japanese folktale that partly inspired Sailor Moon, and Nephrite and Naru.
  • Sailor Moon saved Tuxedo Mask from being hit by Zoisite’s ice shard. In episode 34, Tuxedo Mask returned the favor at the cost of his own life.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • DiC’s English dub (titled “An Artful Attack”):

    A part of the scene in the beginning where Luna spoke with Usagi by the water was removed. However, some of that footage was relocated to the “Sailor Says” segment.

    “Jupiter Thunder Crash” was changed to “Jupiter Thunderbolt Crash.”

PLACES

  • The Dark Kingdom
  • Juuban Gallery
  • Yumemi Yumeno’s residence
  • Juuban Construction
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[EPISODE] 16. Dream of a White Dress! Usagi Becomes a Bride.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Kana: 純白ドレスの夢! うさぎ花嫁になる
Romaji: Junpaku Doresu no Yume! Usagi Hanayome ni Naru

Original Air Date: June 27, 1992

Director: Kazuhisa Takenouchi
Writer: Megumi Sugihara
Animation Director: Masahiro Ando

Plot: Usagi’s home economics teacher is Nephrite’s new target.

TRIVIA

  • Ami mentioned that whoever caught the wedding bouquet would be the next to get married. This tradition may be based on the Golden Apple of Discord myth.

FIRSTS

  • This was Megumi Sugihara’s first episode as a writer.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • DiC’s English dub (titled “Wedding Day Blues”):

    The full name of Usagi/Serena’s teacher was now Patricia Haruna. However, “Haruna” was actually the character’s first name in the Japanese version.

    Higure (dubbed “Helen”) told her fiancé to stay away until she was done with the contest. Whereas here, Helen broke off the engagement entirely.

PLACES

  • The Tsukino Residence
  • Juuban Heights
  • Juuban Municipal Junior High School
  • Dressmakar
  • Cloth
  • Juuban Hall
  • The Mizuno Residence
  • Hikawa Shrine
  • Nephrite’s mansion