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[EPISODE] 60. An Angel? A Devil? Mysterious Girl From the Sky.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R

Kana: 天使? 悪魔? 空から来た謎の少女
Romaji: Tenshi? Akuma? Sora Kara Kita Nazo no Shoujo

Original Air Date: June 26, 1993

Director: Kunihiko Ikuhara
Writer: Sukehiro Tomita
Animation Director: Masahiro Ando

Plot: As a strange child infiltrates Usagi’s life, a new enemy arrives in search of the one called the “Rabbit.”

TRIVIA

  • Chibiusa’s voice actor, Kae Araki, temporarily played Usagi/Sailor Moon when Kotono Mitsuishi was ill.
  • On Rei’s shelf were some manga titled: “Nakayoshi,” “Sailor Moon,” and “Sailor Moon R.”
  • This episode marked the return of Tuxedo Mask, who was absent from the Makaiju arc.

FIRSTS

  • Chibiusa, Luna P, Rubeus, Wiseman, and the Ayakashi Sisters were all introduced.
  • Usagi and Mamoru first started using their nicknames for each other here: “Usako” and “Mamo-chan.”
  • Dark FireLuna P Change, and Chibiusa’s Space-Time Key were all seen for the first time.

LASTS

  • Sailor Body Attack was used for the first and last time.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • DiC’s English dub (titled “Serena Times Two”):

    Chibiusa, Koan, and Berthier were respectively renamed “Rini,” “Catzy,” and “Bertie.”

    ”Luna P Change” was now called “Kitty Magic.”

    The part where Chibiusa/Rini threatened Usagi/Serena with the fake gun was removed. Then for Rini’s following exit, her entrance scene was played in reverse.

    Serena said “Moon Star Power” rather than the usual “Moon Crystal Power.”

PLACES

  • UFO
  • The Tsukino Residence
  • Hikawa Shrine
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[EPISODE] 83. The Shocking Future! Dimande’s Dark Ambition.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R

Kana: 衝撃の未来! デマンドの黒き野望
Romaji: Shougeki no Mirai! Demando no Kuroki Yabou

Original Air Date: January 29, 1994

Director: Noriyo Sasaki
Writer: Sukehiro Tomita
Animation Director: Masahiro Ando

Plot: Upon arriving in the thirtieth century, Sailor Moon and the others meet Mamoru’s future self - King Endymion.

TRIVIA

  • Usagi’s dress was apparently inspired by the gown worn by the subject in Alphonse Maria Mucha’s 1898 painting “F. Champenois.”
  • In the flashback of Neo-Queen Serenity fighting the enemy, a Black Moon symbol was seen on her forehead.
  • The image of Sailor Moon that Small Lady imagined had white barrettes in her hair. These hair clips would not be shown in the anime until S.

FIRSTS

  • King Endymion was officially introduced.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • DiC’s English dub (titled “Legend of the Negamoon”):

    King Endymion/King of the Earth referred to the Sailor Senshi/Scouts as Sailor Soldiers.

    The conversation between Saphir/Sapphire and Esmeraude/Emerald at the end was altered. Saphir merely said that he hated Sailor Moon in the Japanese script. Yet in the dub, Sapphire revealed that he had romantic feelings for Emerald.

    Rei/Raye’s reaction to the truth about Chibiusa/Rini’s parentage was removed.

PLACES

  • Crystal Tokyo
  • Crystal Palace
  • Nemesis
  • Black Moon Castle
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[EPISODE] 68. Protect Chibiusa! Clash of the Ten Warriors.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R

Kana: ちびうさを守れ! 10戦士の大激戦
Romaji: Chibiusa o Mamore! 10 Senshi no Daigekisen

Original Air Date: September 11, 1993

Director: Kunihiko Ikuhara
Writer: Sukehiro Tomita
Animation Director: Ikuko Ito

Plot: To protect Chibiusa, the Sailor Senshi fight Rubeus and the Ayakashi Sisters.

TRIVIA

  • In 1994, this episode came in eighth in Animage magazine’s favorite episode poll.
  • “Ai no Senshi” (Warrior of Love) by Yoko Ishida played during the battle scene. This song would be heard again in episode 102.

FIRSTS

  • This episode marked the first clear appearance of Neo-Queen Serenity.
  • Dark Water was seen for the first time on screen, but it was not named.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • DiC’s English dub (titled "Naughty ‘N’ Nice”):

    While a glimpse of Chibiusa/Rini’s “accident” on Usagi/Serena’s bed was shown, the incident itself was glossed over.

    The part where Koan/Catzy threw Luna against the fence was cut.

    “Ai no Senshi” was replaced with “She’s Got the Power.” This was performed by Stan Bush, who is best known for his songs on the soundtrack for the 1986 Transformers movie.

PLACES

  • The Tsukino Residence
  • UFO
  • Crystal Tokyo
  • Juuban Park Pedestrian Bridge
  • Construction site
  • Nemesis
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[EPISODE] 44. Usagi’s Awakening! A Message from the Distant Past.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Kana: うさぎの覚醒! 超過去のメッセージ
Romaji: Usagi no Kakusei! Chou Kako no Messeeji

Original Air Date: February 13, 1993

Director: Takao Yoshizawa
Writer: Sukehiro Tomita
Animation Director: Hisashi Kagawa

Plot: When the Sailor Senshi are transported to the Moon, Queen Serenity’s spirit tells them of how the Silver Millennium was destroyed by the Dark Kingdom.

TRIVIA

  • Starting with this episode, Kae Araki played Usagi/Sailor Moon until Kotono Mitsuishi recovered from her illness. Kotono returned in episode 51, and Kae later voiced Chibiusa.
  • Although her hair was blond in episode 35, Queen Serenity’s hair was now silver.
  • While moving in to protect Sailor Moon from Kunzite at the beginning, Sailor Jupiter was seen with colorless elbow fittings on her right arm.
  • Sailor Mars was not wearing a tiara when she was knocked back by Kunzite’s attack.
  • The style of Sailor Jupiter’s collar stripes changed several times throughout the episode.
  • In the scene where everyone was sealed away in bubbles by Queen Serenity, there were two unknown characters dressed in Sailor Senshi-like outfits.

LASTS

  • Kunzite and the other Shitennou all appeared for the last time.

PLACES

  • The Tsukino Residence
  • La Crepe
  • The Dark Kingdom
  • D Point
  • The Moon
  • The Silver Millennium
  • The Moon Castle
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[EPISODE] 77. Shared Feelings! Usagi and Mamoru in Love Once Again.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R

Kana: 想いは同じ! うさぎと衛の愛再び
Romaji: Omoi wa Onaji! Usagi to Mamoru no Ai Futatabi

Original Air Date: December 11, 1993

Director: Harume Kosaka
Writer: Sukehiro Tomita
Animation Director: Hideyuki Motohashi

Plot: To help Usagi cope with her feelings for Mamoru, Ami and Makoto introduce her to a promise ring making workshop.

TRIVIA

  • Umino’s left hand briefly had six fingers in the scene following the title card.
  • Haruna Sakurada was last seen in episode 58, but she was mentioned here.

FIRSTS

  • This was Hideyuki Motohashi’s first episode as an animation director.

LASTS

  • Usagi and Mamoru reconciled in this episode. Their breakup story was exclusive to this anime.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • DiC’s English dub (titled “Promises Fulfilled”):

    Sailor Mercury’s attack was called by its original Japanese name, Shine Aqua Illusion, again. This would become a permanent change as “Mercury Ice Storm Blast” was reassigned to the maneuver once dubbed “Mercury Bubbles Blast.”

PLACES

  • Juuban Municipal Junior High School
  • Misanga Mansion
  • Nemesis
  • The Tsukino Residence
  • Mamoru Chiba’s residence
  • Hikawa Shrine
  • The Aino Residence
  • Absolutely Pass Cram School
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[EPISODE] 87. Believe in Love and the Future! Usagi’s Determination.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R

Kana: 愛と未来を信じて! うさぎの決心
Romaji: Ai to Mirai o Shinjite! Usagi no Kesshin

Original Air Date: February 26, 1994

Director: Harume Kosaka
Writer: Sukehiro Tomita
Animation Director: Taichi Nakamura

Plot: Sailor Moon tries to tell Prince Dimande the truth about Wiseman.

TRIVIA

  • In the scene after the Sailor Senshi teleported, Artemis and Luna were shown without the wounds they received just minutes earlier.

LASTS

  • Prince Dimande made his last appearance in this episode.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • DiC’s English dub (titled “Diamond in the Rough”):

    The split screen of the Sailor Senshi saying “Make Up” together was left out.

    While Prince Dimande/Diamond’s impalement was mostly left intact, Wiseman’s strangling of Sailor Moon was cut.

    The kiss between Mamoru/Darien and Black Lady/Wicked Lady was removed.

PLACES

  • Hikawa Shrine
  • Nemesis
  • Black Moon Castle
  • The Malefic Black Crystal
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[EPISODE] 61. Huge Shock for Usagi! Mamoru Declares a Breakup.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R

Kana: うさぎ大ショック! 衛の絶交宣言
Romaji: Usagi Dai Shokku! Mamoru no Zekkou Sengen

Original Air Date: July 3, 1993

Director: Kounosuke Uda
Writer: Sukehiro Tomita
Animation Director: Masahide Yanagisawa

Plot: Usagi is left heartbroken when Mamoru, who has been plagued by bizarre visions, ends their relationship.

TRIVIA

  • The first Crystal Point, Otafukuya, would be seen again episode 70.
  • Usagi and Mamoru’s breakup subplot was unique to the first anime series.

FIRSTS

  • The nickname “Chibiusa” was first said here.
  • The first droid appeared.
  • This was Masahide Yanagisawa’s first episode as an animation director.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • DiC’s English dub (titled “The Cosmetic Caper”):

    Berthier/Bertie had a southern accent here, but it was gone by the next episode.

PLACES

  • The Tsukino Residence
  • UFO
  • Mamoru Chiba’s residence
  • Hikawa Shrine
  • Otafukuya
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[EPISODE] 01. Crybaby Usagi’s Magnificent Transformation.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon

Kana: 泣き虫うさぎの華麗なる変身
Romaji: Nakimushi Usagi no Kareinaru Henshin

Original Air Date: March 7, 1992

Director: Junichi Satou
Writer: Sukehiro Tomita
Animation Director: Hiromi Matsushita

Plot: As fourteen-year old Usagi Tsukino learns that she a warrior named Sailor Moon, the evil Dark Kingdom resurfaces to gather energy from humans.

TRIVIA

  • This is one of the few episodes of the first anime series to be closely based on a manga story, specifically Act 1.
  • Through the use of the decorative accents in her hair buns, Sailor Moon could hear sounds from great distances. This would never happen again in the anime.
  • Haruna Sakurada and Shingo Tsukino’s voice actor, Chiyoko Kawashima, would return to play Setsuna Meiou/Sailor Pluto.
  • Part of Sailor Moon’s bow was left uncolored in the scene where she’s confronted by Morga’s minions.
  • In the animation for Sailor Moon’s speech, she turns her back to the audience momentarily. Her rear bow is placed on the small of her back rather than on her waist. The artists never corrected this error in future episodes.

FIRSTS

  • Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon, Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask, Luna, Naru Osaka, Gurio Umino, Jadeite, Queen Beryl, Naru’s mother (Mayumi), Motoki Furuhata, Ikuko Tsukino, Shingo Tsukino, and Haruna Sakurada were all introduced.
  • Usagi acquired the Henshin Brooch in this episode.
  • Usagi transformed into Sailor Moon for the first time.
  • Moon Prism Power Make UpMoon Tiara Action, and Supersonic Waves were all used for the first time.
  • Tuxedo Mask used his first rose in battle with the Dark Kingdom. These roses did not appear in the same manner in the manga.
  • The opening theme song “Moonlight Densetsu” (Moonlight Legend) and the ending theme song “Heart Moving” were first used here.
  • A youma was first used as a monster-of-the-day.
  • This was series director Junichi Satou’s first episode as a director. He was in charge of directing the first forty-six episodes as well as the first thirteen episodes of R.
  • This was Sukehiro Tomita’s first episode as a writer.
  • This was Hiromi Matsushita’s first episode as an animation director.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • DiC’s English dub (titled “A Moon Star is Born”):

    Characters’ names were changed: Usagi/Serena, Mamoru/Darien, Naru/Molly, Jadeite/Jedite, and Gurio/Melvin.

    Sailor Senshi were now called “Sailor Scouts.”

    The Dark Kingdom was known as the Negaverse.

    An eighty second prologue made up of clips from episode 44 was attached to the episode.

    Sailor Moon’s transformation and attack sequences were sped up.

    The scene where Morga’s minion tried to strike Sailor Moon with the broken bottle was cut.
  • The Korean dub:

    Kanji was removed from some scenes, leaving only blank spaces.

  • The German and Dutch dubs:

    Bunny (Usagi) referred to Luna as “sir.”

PLACES

  • The Tsukino Home
  • Game Center Crown
  • Juuban Municipal Junior High School
  • Jewelry OSA・P
  • The Dark Kingdom
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[EPISODE] 127. A Senshi’s Realization! Strength Lies Within a Pure Heart.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S

Kana: 戦士の自覚! 強さは純な心の中に
Romaji: Senshi no Jikaku! Tsuyosa wa Pyua na Kokoro no Naka ni

Original Air Date: February 25, 1995

Director: Harume Kosaka
Writer: Sukehiro Tomita
Animation Director: Masahiro Ando

Plot: As Chibiusa returns to the future, a surviving daimon emerges from the ruins of Mugen Academy.

TRIVIA

  • The running joke about Usagi’s inability to write with kanji was brought up again. Much like her note in episode 104, Neo-Queen Serenity’s letter here was written with mostly hiragana.

LASTS

  • This episode featured the last daimon as well as the final appearances of Luna P, a pure heart crystal, and the Daimon Manufacturing Oven.
  • This was Sukehiro Tomita’s last episode as a writer.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • Cloverway’s English dub (titled “Tough Kindness”):

    Venus Love-Me Chain was called “Venus Love Chain Whip.”

PLACES

  • Mamoru Chiba’s residence
  • The Tsukino Residence
  • Hikawa Shrine
  • Boat place
  • Mugen Academy
  • Space-Time Corridor
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[EPISODE] 80. Terrifying Illusion! Ami All Alone.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R

Kana: 恐怖の幻影! ひとりぼっちの亜美
Romaji: Kyoufu no Genei! Hitoribocchi no Ami

Original Air Date: January 8, 1994

Director: Hiroki Shibata
Writer: Sukehiro Tomita
Animation Director: Hideyuki Motohashi

Plot: When a cram school is targeted by Esmeraude, the students affected by Dark Power falsely accuse Ami of cheating on an exam.

TRIVIA

  • This was the first episode to be aired in the new year of 1994.
  • As she pointed out that Sailor Mercury was preparing to use Shine Aqua Illusion, Sailor Venus was seen with some kind of ponytail-like hairstyle.

LASTS

  • Shabon Spray Freezing was used for the last time. Also, this episode featured the only appearance of Double Shabon Spray Freezing.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • DiC’s English dub (titled “Smart Payoff”):

    This episode is also known as “Lonely Amy.”

    Esmeraude/Emerald’s bathtub scenes were removed.

    When Saphir/Sapphire spoke to Esmeraude/Emerald early on, he said, “…get off your fanny.” In the United States,  the word “fanny” generally refers to the buttocks. However, it’s a slang term for the female genitals in other places, including Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.

    Double Shabon Spray Freezing was called “Double Mercury Ice Storm Blast.”

PLACES

  • Nemesis
  • Juuban Municipal Junior High School
  • Cram School for the Gifted
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[EPISODE] 64. In Search of the Silver Crystal! Chibiusa’s Secret.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R

Kana: 銀水晶を求めて! ちびうさの秘密
Romaji: Ginzuishou o Motomete! Chibiusa no Himitsu

Original Air Date: July 31, 1993

Director: Takao Yoshizawa
Writer: Sukehiro Tomita
Animation Director: Kazuko Tadano

Plot: Petz’s minion summons a storm to draw out the Rabbit.

TRIVIA

  • Like her mother, Chibiusa feared lightning and thunder. Usagi’s astraphobia was first revealed in episode 20.
  • The book that Usagi was carrying during the start of the storm was called “Nakayoshi.” This is the same name as the shoujo magazine that ran the Sailor Moon manga during its original run.
  • This was the only episode where Petz wore black lipstick. She would use a shade of red in future episodes.
  • As Chibiusa and Tuxedo Mask walked up the stairs, there was a partially obstructed sign with the letters “SMR” on it. Another sign that read “YOSHIZAWA” in English was shown as Chibiusa and Tuxedo Mask looked at the rainbow. This was a reference to the episode’s director, Takao Yoshizawa.

FIRSTS

  • Petz spoke for the first time.
  • “Puu,” later revealed to be Sailor Pluto, was introduced.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • DiC’s English dub (titled “Trouble Comes Thundering Down”):

    It was implied that the person that Chibiusa/Rini spoke to through her Luna Ball was Luna.

PLACES

  • UFO
  • The Tsukino Residence
  • Juuban Muncipal Primary School
  • Shopping center
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[EPISODE] 109. The Shocking Moment! Everyone’s Identities Revealed.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S

Kana: 衝撃の刻! 明かされた互いの正体
Romaji: Shougeki no Toki! Akasareta Tagai no Shoutai

Original Air Date: September 24, 1994

Director: Junichi Satou
Writer: Sukehiro Tomita
Animation Director: Kazuya Kuroda

Plot: When Minako realizes that the enemy has yet to attack her, she goes out of her way to prove her purity.

TRIVIA

  • While browsing at the book store, Minako passed over a book called “Mamo” and then a series of books titled “Tarisman.” The authors credited on the latter were Michiru and Haruka. There were also issues of RunRun and Nakayoshi on the shelves.
  • Minako lied about her age so that she could donate blood. If the story’s timeline coincides with this episode’s original airdate (September), Minako’s next birthday would be in the following month of October, specifically on the twenty-second.

LASTS

  • This was Kazuya Kuroda’s last episode as an animation director.
  • The original Fire Buster was shown for the first and last time. A new model appeared in episode 111.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • Cloverway’s English dub (titled “No Turning Back”):

    A scene of the benevolent Messiah was cut from the television airing.

PLACES

  • The Death Busters’ laboratory
  • Hikawa Shrine
  • Minato Ward Shiba Park Junior High School
  • Bookstore
  • Blood Donation of Love bus
  • Playgrounds
  • Museum parking garage