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[EPISODE] 182. Invaders from Outer Space! The Coming of Seiren.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Sailor Stars

Kana: 宇宙からの侵略! セイレーン飛来
Romaji: Uchuu kara no Shinryaku! Seireen Hirai

Original Air Date: August 3, 1996

Director: Noriyo Sasaki
Writer: Ryota Yamaguchi
Animation Director: Shigetaka Kiyoyama

Plot: Ikuko claims that the mysterious child that her daughter met in the park is somehow Usagi’s younger sister.

TRIVIA

  • This episode marked the return of the opening previews narrated by Usagi.
  • Usagi wore the Yoshiki Usui shirt that Mamoru bought for her in episode 140.
  • Several of the balls in Juuban Toy resembled Gum Mario from episode 140.
  • Sailor Aluminum Seiren’s bracelets were missing from her wrists as she handed her business card to Sailor Moon.

FIRSTS

  • Chibi Chibi was introduced.
  • This was the first episode where Sailor Aluminum Seiren and Sailor Lead Crow both spoke. They were also identified by their Animamate monikers. In the ending credits, though, Aluminum Seiren and Lead Crow were only listed by their civilian surnames of Aya and Karasuma respectively.

PLACES

  • Sailor Galaxia’s chamber
  • Ichinohashi Park
  • Ginga TV
  • The Tsukino Residence
  • Juuban Street Shopping District
  • Juuban Toy
  • Juuban Police Station
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Today’s featured hairstyles are the Sailor Moon-inspired hairstyles on Yoshiki Usui’s models in episode 150, Love Those Minis! The Fashionable Soldiers.

Yoshiki Usui is a famous fashion designer, but he has been going through a slump. He “discovers” Fish Eye walking down the street and begs him to model his clothes, exclaiming that Fish Eye’s gender does not even matter. Still, with Fish Eye as his muse his designs only seem to be getting worse, and he has hurt his partner in the process. After Fish Eye attacks him, he is saved by Sailor Moon and Chibi Moon and is struck by their fashionable appearances. In seeing them, he finally regains some inspiration and creates new designs for his next fashion show.

In his show, the main features are two girls that are done up to look quite a lot like Usagi– both with pigtails, though in slightly unique styles that differ from Usagi’s actual look. 

The fact that he designs a wedding dress for Usagi (as is suggested by the fact that she had requested him to earlier, and the wedding dress shown is worn by one of the models done up to look like her) means that Usagi was able to inspire him in both of her forms. By simply exclaiming that she loves his clothes and hopes that he can regain his inspiration as Usagi, and by rescuing him as Sailor Moon, she really helped him to develop new ideas and learn to enjoy his trade once again.

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[EPISODE] 151. True Power Explodes! Ami’s Melody of the Heart.

Series: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon SuperS

Kana: 真のパワー爆発! 亜美 心のしらべ
Romaji: Shin no Pawaa Bakuhatsu! Ami Kokoro no Shirabe

Original Air Date: November 4, 1995

Director: Takuya Igarashi
Writer: Ryota Yamaguchi
Animation Director: Mari Tominaga

Plot: As Ami obsesses over a song that she found online, VesVes targets the track’s composer.

TRIVIA

  • This episode mentioned Ami’s father, who was never named or seen in the anime.
  • At Fruit Parlor Crown, there were background characters that resembled Naru, Umino, and Yoshiki Usui (from episode 140).

FIRSTS

  • Mercury Crystal Power Make Up and Mercury Aqua Rhapsody were both first seen here.

OTHER VERSIONS

  • Cloverway’s English dub (titled “Heartfelt Melody”):

    Sailor Mercury’s new transformation command was mistakenly called “Mercury Star Power.”

    The scenes featuring Ami nude were cut out of the television airing.

PLACES

  • Fruit Parlor Crown
  • The Mizuno Residence
  • The Dead Moon Circus
  • Nishino Music Classroom