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[ITEM] Rainbow Crystals.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Kana: 虹水晶
Romaji: Nijizuishou

First appearance: Episode 25
Last appearance: Episode 34
Status: Combined to form the Silver Crystal.

TRIVIA

  • The Rainbow Crystals were unique to the first anime.
  • The colors of the Rainbow Crystals were: red (Crane Game Joe/Gesen), orange (the unnamed priest/Boxy), yellow (Ryou Urawa/Bunbo), green (Yumemi Yumeno/Binah), blue (Reika Nishimura/Rikoukeidar), indigo (Rei’s grandfather/Jiji), and violet (Rhett Butler/Bakene).
  • The jewels were shown to be spherical in a flashback seen in episode 25. Yet when Zoisite retrieved the crystals from their hosts, the shards were shaped like cut diamonds.
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[CHARACTER] Zoisite.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Kana: ゾイサイト
Romaji: Zoisaito

Role: Villain
Type: Humanoid
Alignment/Organization: Dark Kingdom
First appearance: Episode 14
Last appearance: Episode 35
Status: Dead
Voice actor: Keiichi Nanba

TRIVIA

  • He is named after the mineral zoisite, which was first known as saualpite.
  • Sailor Venus killed Zoisite in the manga. His death was postponed until episode 35 of the anime, though. Yet in that continuity, he was killed by Queen Beryl rather than by a hero.
  • In one of Naoko Takeuchi’s illustrations, Zoisite was romantically paired up with Sailor Mercury. Takeuchi never had the chance to explore the idea of Princess Serenity’s four guardian Sailor Senshi being involved with the Shitennou in the manga. While the first anime and the live-action adaptation both excluded the Sailor Senshi/Shitennou couplings, they were included in Sailor Moon Crystal.
  • Zoisite and Nephrite were the only two members of the Shitennou to have signature attacks with vocal calls. Zoisite shouted “Zoi” whenever he fired pink petals or energy at his opponent.
  • Zoisite did not ever pretend to be a civilian like Jadeite or Nephrite, but he did once disguise himself as Sailor Moon. A high quality collectible figure of Zoisite’s impostor Sailor Moon is available through Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts line.
  • Kunzite and Zoisite’s romantic relationship was unique to the first anime.
  • In DiC’s English adaptation of the anime, Zoisite was female rather than male. Several other foreign language dubs changed the character’s gender as well.
  • Zoisite’s voice actor, Keiichi Nanba, also played Gurio Umino and Allan.
  • In episode 44, Zoisite appeared along with the rest of the Shitennou in a flashback. However, he did not speak.
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[EPISODE] 27Love for Ami!? A Boy That Can Predict the Future.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Kana: 亜美ちゃんへのこい!? 未来予知の少年
Romaji: Ami chan e no Koi!? Mirai Yochi no Shounen

Original Air Date: October 10, 1992

Director: Takao Yoshizawa
Writer: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Animation Director: Masahiro Ando

Plot: Ami’s classmate turns out to be both a psychic and a Rainbow Crystal carrier.

FIRSTS

  • There were new animation sequences for both the opening credits and the ending credits.
  • A new song, “Princess Moon,” accompanied the new ending animation.
  • Ryou Urawa was introduced. He would appear in two more episodes: 41 and 45.

LASTS

  • Sailor Moon used her tiara to drain an enemy’s energy for the first and last time.
  • This was the only episode where Sailor Moon performed Moon Healing Escalation without her tiara.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • DiC’s English dub (titled “Mercury’s Mental Match”):

    The part of Ryou/Greg’s dream where Sailor Mercury’s clothes were torn apart was removed.

    Zoisite/Zoycite told the monster to retrieve the Black Crystal from Sailor Mercury, who was actually holding the yellow Rainbow Crystal.

PLACES

  • The Dark Kingdom
  • Juuban Municipal Junior High School
  • Parlor Bear
  • OK Cram School
  • Juuban District Corporate House
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[EPISODE] 41. I Won’t Run Away from Love Anymore! Ami and Mamoru’s Showdown.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Kana: もう恋から逃げない! 亜美と衛対決
Romaji: Mou Koi Kara Nigenai! Ami to Mamoru Taiketsu

Original Air Date: January 23, 1993

Director: Yuji Endo
Writer: Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Animation Director: Akira Nakamura

Plot: Ami tries to protect Ryou when Mamoru comes after him and the other former Rainbow Crystal carriers.

TRIVIA

  • Since Mount Kilimanjaro was visible at the beginning of the episode, Reika was in Tanzania.
  • Ryou had some residual psychic ability.
  • The book that Usagi was reading in Rei’s room was called “Nakayoshi.” It was named after the shoujo magazine that ran the Sailor Moon manga during its original run.
  • There was a billboard that read “SAILOR MOON” on top of a city building.
  • Mamoru’s memories only featured Sailors Moon, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter because he had yet to meet Sailor Venus. Only the brainwashed Endymion had any encounters with Venus in the present day.

LASTS

  • This was the final appearance of the Black Crystal.
  • Although he appeared as one of the youma’s illusions in episode 45, this was last time that Ryou spoke in the series.
  • This Akira Nakamura’s last episode as an animation director.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • DiC’s English dub (titled “Tuxedo Unmasked”):

    In the previous episode, Mamoru/Darien said that he had never heard the name “Darien” before. Yet his modern day and past life names were one and the same. Here, he called himself “Prince Darien” when speaking to Sailors Jupiter and Mercury.

  • The Korean dub:

    This episode was omitted.

PLACES

  • Tanzania
  • The Dark Kingdom
  • The Mizuno Residence
  • Hikawa Shrine
  • 10 Ban Land