Plot: While on vacation, Haruka and Michiru encounter a minion of the Dead Moon Circus.
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.
Plot: Usagi worries that she and the others are distracting Ami from her own studies. Meanwhile, Ami offends Michiru when she refuses to swim to her full potential during a race.
Like Chibiusa, Mamoru fears needles.
The statue that Ami and Mamoru sat by actually exists. It is modeled after Kimi Iwasaki (born in 1902), a young girl whose mother gave her up for adoption. Two Americans adopted Kimi, but they could not bring her back to America since the girl was sick with tuberculosis. Kimi stayed behind and died at the age of nine in an Azabu orphanage. Kimi’s mother assumed that her daughter had moved to America.
This episode included Naru’s last appearance in S.
The decorative end of Makoto’s pencil looked like Luna P.
Haruka also wears a Sasaki helmet. Mamoru wore his in episode 94. The name was inspired by one of the show’s episode directors, Noriyo Sasaki.
Plot: After Yuuichirou’s jealousy gets the best of him, he decides to leave the Hikawa Shrine.
This was the only S episode to feature Yuuichirou and Rei’s grandfather.
Usagi mentioned Kusatsu as she spoke to Yuuichirou. This is a town in the Gunma Prefecture, and it is considered to be one of the most famous hot springs resorts in Japan.
As Usagi slapped Yuuichirou on the back, a sign that read “Toden Bank” could be seen in the background. This episode’s daimon was called Toden.
Before Usagi, Ami, Makoto, and Minako went to speak to Yuuichirou, they were shown wearing casual clothes. Yet when they actually met up with Yuuichirou in the next scene, the girls were wearing their school uniforms.
The song that played as Yuuichirou left the shrine was Karyudo’s “Azusa Nigou” (Azusa Number 2). The title was inspired by the express train Azusa, which takes its name from the Azusa River. According to the band’s Japanese wikipedia page, Yuuichirou’s voice actor (Bin Shimada) performed the rendition heard in the episode.
Mars Star Power Make Up now had personalized background music.
A sign with “Kosaka Books” was visible as Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune stood on a building’s rooftop. This is a reference to the episode’s director, Harume Kosaka.
Cloverway’s English dub (titled “Mixed Emotions”):
The flirtation between Rei/Raye and Haruka/Amara was removed. Instead, Amara gave Raye advice about getting more rest, and then she offered her a ride on her motorcycle. Chad thought that Amara and Michiru/Michelle were up to no good, and he did not want Raye to “get sneaked on.” While Yuuichirou glossed over Haruka and Michiru’s conversation about the Talismans in the Japanese version, Chad seemed more aware of the pair’s “mumbo jumbo,” and he did not want Raye to get involved.
The word “celestial” was dropped from "Mars Celestial Fire Surround.”
Plot: Chibiusa and Diana learn of the true nature of a reclusive woman named Mayoko.
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.
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.
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.