List of Sailor Moon R episodes

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Sailor Moon
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The anime series logo, which translates to Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon R
Country of origin Japan
No. of episodes 43
Broadcast
Original channel TV Asahi
Original run March 6, 1993 (1993-03-06) – March 12, 1994 (1994-03-12)
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The second season of the Sailor Moon anime series, titled Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon R (美少女戦士セーラームーンR Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn Āru?), was produced by Toei Animation and directed by Junichi Sato and Kunihiko Ikuhara. According to the booklet from the Sailor Moon Memorial Song Box,[1] the letter "r" stands for the word "romance". Like the rest of the series, it follows the adventures of Usagi Tsukino and her friends. The first 13 episodes consist of the "Makaiju arc", while the "Black Moon Clan" arc adapts the manga series by Naoko Takeuchi.After defeating the Dark Kingdom, Usagi and the Sailor Soldiers encounter the Makaiju aliens. Afterwards, the Black Moon Clan stars planning an operation to steal energy at the Star Points of the future Crystal Tokyo, forcing the Sailor Soldiers to confront them with her daughter from the future, Chibiusa.

The season aired from March 6, 1993 to March 12, 1994 on TV Asahi in Japan. The season was then licensed and heavily edited for a dubbed broadcast and DVD release in English by DIC Entertainment. It was the last season to be dubbed by DIC. The first 25 episodes of their adaptation were aired on the Canadian channel YTV from October 25 to November 28, 1995.[2] Eventually, the remaining 17 episodes aired from October 4 to November 21, 1997, omitting only one of the season's 43 episodes. Starting with the fourth season, Cloverway Inc. took over dubbing new episodes for broadcast on Cartoon Network. Later, ADV Films rereleased the series in a subtitle-only DVD box set. On May 16, 2014, the season was re-licensed for an updated English-language release by Viz Media. In the 1994 "favorite episode" polls for Animage, "Protect Chibiusa! Clash of the 10 Warriors" came in eighth place.[3] The following year, "The Final Battle Between Light and Darkness! Love Sworn to the Future" came in seventh place.[4]

This season makes use of two pieces of theme music: one opening theme and one ending theme. The opening theme, "Moonlight Densetsu" is performed by the idol group DALI. The ending theme "Otome no Policy" is performed by Yoko Ishida. The DIC Entertainment dub uses "Moonlight Densetsu" as the opening theme.

Episode list[edit]

No. DIC titles[2]
Original Japanese and Viz titles[5]
Original airdate[5] Canadian airdate
Orig./Viz DIC
47 41 "The Return Of Sailor Moon"
"Moon Revived! The Mysterious Aliens Appear"
"Mūn fukkatsu! Nazo no eirian shutsugen" (ムーン復活!謎のエイリアン出現) 
March 6, 1993 November 10, 1995
Usagi and her friends live happily but separately as ordinary humans, the memories of the battles against the Dark Kingdom gone. When a new evil appears in the form of two aliens called Eiru and An, Luna restores Usagi's memories and her ability to transform into Sailor Moon. 
48 42 "So You Want To Be In Pictures"
"For Love and Justice! A Sailor Warrior Once Again"
"Ai to seigi yue! Sērā Senshi futatabi" (愛と正義ゆえ!セーラー戦士再び) 
March 13, 1993 November 13, 1995
Ami, Rei, Makoto, and Minako meet by chance during a casting call for a potential movie role, but an infiltration by Seijuro and Natsumi's monstrous "Cardian" forces Luna to reawaken their former memories as Sailor Senshi so that they can battle the new threat. 
49 43 "A Knight To Remember"
"For Whom is the White Rose? The Moonlight Knight Appears"
"Shiroi bara wa dare ni? Tsukikage no Naito tōjō" (白いバラは誰に?月影の騎士登場) 
March 20, 1993 November 14, 1995
Makoto becomes distraught when a Cardian targets Shinozaki (her best friend; named Ken in the English dub) and she must fight to protect him, despite feeling weak from donating blood to him. A mysterious new ally appears, calling himself the Moonlight Knight. 
50 44 "VR Madness"
"Usagi's Crisis! The Tiara Doesn't Work"
"Usagi no kiki! Tiara sadō sezu" (うさぎの危機!ティアラ作動せず) 
April 10, 1993 November 15, 1995
Usagi goes with her younger brother and father to a virtual-reality arcade which another Cardian attacks. But Usagi's Sailor powers begin to malfunction in the midst of the battle, preventing her from defeating the enemy. 
51 45 "Cherry Blossom Time"
"A New Transformation! Usagi Powers Up"
"Atarashiki henshin! Usagi pawā appu" (新しき変身!うさぎパワーアップ) 
April 17, 1993 November 16, 1995
A Cardian attack during a cherry-blossom viewing renders Usagi powerless and her friends helpless until Queen Serenity fuses the Silver Crystal with Usagi's locket, giving her a new transformation, the Crystal Star Broach that is activated by saying Moon Crystal Power- and a new much stronger wand known as the Moon Scepter (Cutie Moon Rod) that activates the "Moon Princess Halation (Moon Scepter Elimination)" attack. 
52 46 "Kindergarten Chaos"
"Targeted Kindergarten Kids! Venus' Great Performance"
"Nerawareta enji! Vīnasu daikatsuyaku" (狙われた園児!ヴィーナス大活躍) 
April 24, 1993 November 17, 1995
Minako becomes entangled with a kindergarten student who hero-worships Sailor Moon, just as the aliens choose to target younger victims for their energy. Sailor Venus becomes much stronger and more powerful and gains a new much stronger attack called Venus Meteor Shower
53 47 "Much Ado About Babysitting"
"Mamoru and Usagi's Babysitting Mayhem"
"Mamoru to Usagi no bebīshittā sōdō" (衛とうさぎのベビーシッター騒動) 
May 1, 1993 November 20, 1995
When a Cardian attacks a nursery, Usagi and Mamoru have to watch over a baby boy together, even though Mamoru still doesn't remember their previous strong and close romantic love connection. Sailor Mercury gains a new and much stronger attack, Mercury Ice Bubbles Freeze, that can freeze enemies in solid ice. 
54 48 "Raye's Day In The Spotlight"
"The Culture Fest is for Me?! Queen Rei Sings with Passion"
"Bunkasai wa watashi no tame?! Rei joō nesshō" (文化祭は私のため?!レイ女王熱唱) 
May 8, 1993 November 21, 1995
Rei goes into song-writing for a festival at her school. Eiru and An target the event and find themselves unwittingly becoming part of the festivities. Sailor Mars gains a much stronger and more powerful fire/flame-based attack Fire Soul Bird that is a massive fireball in the shape of a phoenix
55 49 "Food Fetish"
"Is Seijuro the Moonlight Knight? Mako-chan Falls in Love"
"Tsukikage wa Seijūrō? Moeru Mako-chan" (月影は星十郎?もえるまこちゃん) 
May 22, 1993 November 22, 1995
Makoto tries to reach out towards Eiru, her latest crush, with a bentō of love, but merely ends up getting En riled and ready to strike back. Sailor Jupiter becomes much stronger and gains a much stronger and more powerful lightning/electric-based attack, Jupiter Thunder Dragon, which is lightning in the shape of a roaring dragon
56 50 "Mirror, Mirror On The Wall"
"Steal Mamoru's Kiss! An's Snow White Strategy"
"Mamoru no kisu ubae! An no Shirayuki-hime sakusen" (衛のキス奪え!アンの白雪姫作戦) 
May 29, 1993 November 23, 1995
Mamoru's college friends put on a production of "Snow White", but all the others pull out, so Usagi and friends volunteer. An makes sure she gets the part of Snow White alongside Mamoru's "Prince" role, hoping to steal a kiss. Eiru becomes jealous and attacks the production with a Cardian. 
57 51 "Detention Doldrums"
"Be Careful After School! Usagi is a Target"
"Hōkago ni goyōjin! Nerawareta Usagi" (放課後にご用心!狙われたうさぎ) 
June 5, 1993 November 24, 1995
Usagi and An find themselves stuck in detention together after Usagi is caught eating in class and An mouths off to the teacher. An gradually resolves to reach out and steal Usagi's energy for survival, just as Eiru fights the Senshi with another Cardian. 
58 52 "Secret Garden"
"The Lovers' Hearts Disagree! The Angry Doom Tree"
"Surechigau ai no kokoro! Ikari no Makaiju" (すれちがう愛の心!怒りの魔界樹) 
June 12, 1993 November 27, 1995
A Cardian attacks a Sailor Moon show. Eiru and An begin to feel emotions they have never felt before. Usagi discovers the Doom Tree when she opens a door and it tries to capture her and drain her life energy. The tree overcomes the building. 
59 53 "Treed"
"True Love Awakens! The Doom Tree's Secret"
"Mezameru shinjitsu no ai! Makaiju no himitsu" (めざめる真実の愛!魔界樹の秘密) 
June 19, 1993 November 28, 1995
The Makaiju reveals its history and purpose. Sailor Moon heals and cleanses the tree with her Cutie Moon Specter, which is what it needed instead of evil life energy. The Moonlight Knight reveals himself as a subconscious part of Mamoru, and regains his memories of Usagi. An is revived, and she and Eiru go on to a new planet to raise a cutting of the Makaiju
60 54 "Serena Times Two"
"An Angel? A Devil? Mysterious Girl from the Sky"
"Tenshi? Akuma? Sora kara kita nazo no shōjo" (天使?悪魔?空からきた謎の少女) 
June 26, 1993 October 25, 1995
As Mamoru and Usagi lean in for a romantic kiss, a small girl with bright pink hair falls out of the sky and lands on Usagi, demanding the Silver Imperium Crystal from her. The girl, also named Usagi, quickly gets nicknamed "Chibiusa". Usagi starts to become suspicious when she returns home and her family identifies Chibiusa as her cousin. 
61 55 "The Cosmetic Caper"
"Huge Shock for Usagi! Mamoru Declares a Break Up"
"Usagi daishokku! Mamoru no zekkō sengen" (うさぎ大ショック!衛の絶交宣言) 
July 3, 1993 October 26, 1995
Mamoru begins to have strange nightmares warning him to avoid Usagi at all costs, just as the Black Moon starts planning an operation to steal energy at the Star Points of the future Crystal Tokyo. 
62 56 "Sailor Mercury Moving On?"
"The Friendship of Sailor Warriors! Good-bye Ami"
"Senshi no yūjō! Sayonara Ami-chan" (戦士の友情!さよなら亜美ちゃん) 
July 10, 1993 October 27, 1995
Ami receives an invitation to study in a school in Germany, and she accepts the offer. But in the end she decides not to go so she can save her friends from a Droid who can control the ice. The Guardian Senshi receive new transformation-devices and new and much stronger Sailor abilities and attacks. Chibiusa continues her search for the Imperium Silver Crystal. 
63 57 "Gramps In A Pickle"
Women Should Be Strong and Beautiful! Rei's New Killer Move"
"Onna wa tsuyoku utsukushiku! Rei no shin hissatsu waza" (女は強く美しく!レイの新必殺技) 
July 24, 1993 October 30, 1995
Rei's grandfather tries to get more girls into the shrine, but Koan targets it in its role as a Star Point. 
64 58 "Trouble Comes Thundering Down"
"In Search of the Silver Crystal! Chibiusa's Secret"
"Ginzuishou motomete! Chibiusa no himitsu" (銀水晶を求めて!ちびうさの秘密) 
July 31, 1993 October 31, 1995
Continuing her search for the Silver Crystal in the midst of a Droid attack, a saddened Chibiusa accidentally causes a gravitational disturbance with her great magical strength and power. 
65 59 "A Charmed Life"
"Dispute Over Love! Minako and Makoto Face Off"
"Koi no ronsō! Minako to Makoto ga tairitsu" (恋の論争!美奈子とまことが対立) 
August 14, 1993 November 1, 1995
Makoto and Minako get into a fight that nearly breaks them apart, but an encounter with Calaveras and Petz (who run a charm-shop near a new Star Point) forces them to work together to defeat the sisters. 
66 60 "A Curried Favor"
"Usagi's Parental Love? A Curry Triangle Relationship"
"Usagi no oyagokoro!? Karē na sankaku kankei" (うさぎの親心?カレーな三角関係) 
August 21, 1993 November 2, 1995
Usagi tries to make curry for Chibiusa and Mamoru, but Calaveras and Petz target the supermarket. 
67 -- "The Ocean! The Island! A Vacation! A Break for the Sailor Warriors"
"Umi yo Shima yo Bakansu yo! Senshi no kyūsoku" (海よ島よバカンスよ!戦士の休息) 
August 28, 1993 --
The Sailor Senshi go on a vacation to the beach and end up looking for Chibiusa, who has found a baby dinosaur on a volcanic island on the point of erupting. 
68 61 "Naughty 'N' Nice"
"Protect Chibiusa! Clash of the 10 Warriors"
"Chibiusa wo mamore! Jū senshi no daigekisen" (ちびうさを守れ!10戦士の大激戦) 
September 11, 1993 November 3, 1995
Chibiusa tries to go back to the future because she feels that she doesn't belong in the present, but Koan and Berthier surprise her and attack her. She manages to escape, but later Rubeus and the Sisters battle against Sailor Moon and the other Sailor Senshi, who try to protect Chibiusa. 
69 62 "Prediction Of Doom"
"Awaken, Sleeping Beauty! Mamoru's Distress"
"Mezame yo nemureru bishōjo! Mamoru no kunō" (目覚めよ眠れる美少女!衛の苦悩) 
September 25, 1993 November 6, 1995
While Mamoru steps up his efforts to drive Usagi away, the Dark Moon once again attacks Chibiusa. The Sailor Senshi try to save her, but Sailor Moon falls into a deep sleep, promoting Tuxedo Mask to passionately kiss her. 
70 63 "Enemies No More"
"A Battle of the Flames of Love! Mars vs. Koan"
"Ai no honō no taiketsu! Māzu tai Kōan" (愛の炎の対決!マーズVSコーアン) 
October 2, 1993 November 7, 1995
Koan intends on capturing Chibiusa at the Hikawa Shrine to try and win Rubeus's romantic love. Rubeus rejects Koan, but when Sailor Mars and Yuuichirou show her the true meaning of true love and friendship, Koan accepts Rei's help. 
71 64 "Checkmate"
"For Friendship! Ami and Berthier Clash"
"Yūjō no tame! Ami to Beruche gekitotsu" (友情のため!亜美とベルチェ激突) 
October 16, 1993 November 8, 1995
Berthier challenges Sailor Mercury to a game of chess so she can get revenge on her, and ends up discovering the powerful force of true romantic love. 
72 65 "Sibling Rivalry"
"Cold-Hearted Rubeus! The Four Sisters of Sorrow"
"Hijō no Rubeasu! Kanashimi no yon shimai" (非情のルベウス!悲しみの四姉妹) 
October 30, 1993 November 9, 1995
Rubeus tries to destroy the Sailor Senshi once and for all by giving the "Black Moon Scepter" to the remaining Ayakashi Sisters so they can kill them. Chibiusa finds out the Sailor Senshi's real identities, and that Usagi, as Sailor Moon, holds the Silver Crystal. 
73 66 "Rubeus Evens The Score"
"A UFO Appears! The Sailor Warriors are Abducted"
"Yūfō shutsugen! Sarawareta Sērā Senshi-tachi" (UFO出現!さらわれたセーラー戦士たち) 
November 6, 1993 September 20, 1997
Chibiusa steals the Silver Crystal and tries to go back to the future, while Esmeraude visits Rubeus and warns him of his replacement if he doesn't dispose of the Sailor Senshi. 
74 67 "Rubeus Strikes Out"
"Defeat Rubeus! The Battle in Space"
"Rubeasu wo taose! Uchūkūkan no kessen" (ルベウスを倒せ!宇宙空間の決戦) 
November 13, 1993 September 27, 1997
Rubeus captures Sailor Moon while she tries to save the other Senshi; she battles Rubeus in his spaceship. 
75 68 "The Secret Of The Luna Sphere"
"A Mysterious New Warrior, Sailor Pluto Appears"
"Nazo no shin Senshi Sērā Purūtō tōjō" (謎の新戦士セーラープルート登場) 
November 20, 1993 October 4, 1997
Chibiusa becomes ill, and Sailor Pluto reveals herself to the Sailor Senshi to help Chibiusa. 
76 69 ""Emerald Takes Over" ("Emerald Bakes Up Trouble")"
"Magical Power of Darkness! Esmeraude's Invasion"
"Ankoku no maryoku! Esmerōdo no shinryaku" (暗黒の魔力!エスメロードの侵略) 
December 4, 1993 October 11, 1997
Esmeraude begins a new assault on Tokyo, targeting the grand opening of a pastry-shop which the Senshi check out. 
77 70 "Promises Fulfilled"
"Our Feelings are the Same! Usagi and Mamoru in Love Once Again"
"Omoi wa onaji! Usagi to Mamoru no ai futatabi" (想いは同じ!うさぎと衛の愛再び) 
December 11, 1993 October 18, 1997
Desperate in wanting herself and Mamoru together again, Usagi takes a craft-session for a special good-luck bracelet. But the bracelet turns out as an energy-siphon for the latest Droid, bringing Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask together and ultimately leading Mamoru to defy his nightmares and to reunite with his true love and sweetheart, Usagi. 
78 71 "No Thanks, Nurse Venus"
"Venus Minako's Nurse Mayhem"
"Vīnasu Minako no nāsu daisōdō" (ヴィーナス美奈子のナース大騒動) 
December 18, 1993 October 25, 1997
With nearly all of the Sailor Soldiers' bedridden due to a virus (created by Esmeraude to incapacitate them), Minako decides to play nursemaid to help them out... causing one disaster after another from her "good" intentions. 
79 72 "Dog Day For Artemis"
"Artemis' Adventure! The Evil Animal Kingdom"
"Arutemisu no bōken! Ma no dōbutsu ōkoku" (アルテミスの冒険!魔の動物王国) 
December 25, 1993 November 1, 1997
After getting sick of Luna's chiding, Artemis runs away to an animal-shelter controlled by Esmeraude's latest Droid. 
80 73 "Smart Payoff ("Lonely Amy")"
"Terrifying Illusion! Ami All Alone"
"Kyōfu no gen'ei! Hitoribocchi no Ami" (恐怖の幻影!ひとりぼっちの亜美) 
January 8, 1994 November 7, 1997
Esmeraude's latest Droid targets Sailor Mercury, using her feelings of doubt to try and make her turn against her friends. 
81 74 "Child's Play"
"Dark Gate Completed? A Grade School in Danger"
"Ankoku gēto kansei? Nerawareta shōgakkō" (暗黒ゲート完成?狙われた小学校) 
January 15, 1994 November 11, 1997
Esmeraude targets Chibiusa's school, forcing Chibiusa to witness her friends and classmates turned against her. After Usagi and the others assist in saving them, Chibiusa finally decides to return to the future to face her problems head-on. 
82 75 "Future Shocked"
"Journey to the Future! Battle in the Space-Time Corridor"
"Mirai he no tabidachi! Jikū kairō no tatakai" (未来への旅立ち!時空回廊の戦い) 
January 22, 1994 November 12, 1997
Sailor Moon and the rest of the team travel to the future and encounter Sailor Pluto once again. She opens the Gates of Time, and once in the Space-Time Corridor, they find out that Esmeraude has planned a trap for them. Esmeraude sends Droid Ryuax after the team and demands her to bring back Chibiusa and purposely forgets to tell her to bring back Sailor Moon - leaving Ryuax to kill Sailor Moon but after a full-blown battle the Sailor Senshi destroy Ryuax with the Sailor Planet attack and enter the gate of the future. 
83 76 "Legend Of The Negamoon"
"The Shocking Future! Dimande's Dark Ambition"
"Shōgeki no mirai! Demando no kuroki yabō" (衝撃の未来!デマンドの黒き野望) 
January 29, 1994 November 13, 1997
When the Sailor Senshi arrive in the future, they see that Crystal Tokyo looks like a ghost town. They encounter King Endymion, who is revealed to be Tuxedo Mask's future self, and tells them the legend of the Black Moon family, and reveals Chibiusa as the daughter of Tuxedo Mask and Sailor Moon in the future of Crystal Tokyo. Meanwhile, Prince Diamond kidnaps Sailor Moon due to her great resemblance to the beautiful Neo-Queen Serenity. 
84 77 "Jealousy's Just Reward"
"Wiseman's Evil Hand! Chibiusa Disappears"
"Waizuman no mashu! Chibiusa shōmetsu" (ワイズマンの魔手!ちびうさ消滅) 
February 5, 1994 November 14, 1997

The Wiseman kidnaps Chibiusa from the Crystal Palace and fills her mind with false thoughts that no one cares for or loves her. Meanwhile, he uses Esmeraude, who has gone to him in order to make her Prince Diamond's queen.

Wiseman tricks her, giving her a false crown, which transforms her into a huge dragon, in order to distract Sailor Moon from his real purpose. In the end the Sailor Senshi unleash attacks on the apparently invincible dragon — still not recognizing it as Esmeraude in disguise, and then Sailor Moon unleashes Moon Princess Halation. The dragon disintegrates and becomes Esmeraude, seemingly asleep. Esmeraude disappears, screaming, into a vortex and vanishes into nothing, ending her life. Wiseman laughs and reflects on his gladness at her departure, and then reveals that Sapphire and Prince Diamond will be "joining" Esmeraude. An eerily familiar laugh echoes around the room. 
85 78 "Birth Of Wicked Lady"
"The Birth of Black Lady, The Queen of Darkness"
"Ankoku no joō Burakku Redi no tanjō" (暗黒の女王ブラックレディの誕生) 
February 12, 1994 November 17, 1997
The Wiseman kidnaps Chibiusa and brainwashes her to think that nobody loves or cares for her. He then uses his evil magic to the make her older, creating her darker alter-ego, Black Lady, and then uses her to open a Dark Portal in present-day Tokyo. 
86 79 "Brotherly Love"
"Saphir Dies! Wiseman's Trap"
"Safīru zetsumei! Waizuman no wana" (サフィール絶命!ワイズマンの罠) 
February 19, 1994 November 18, 1997
Sapphire discovers the truth regarding Wiseman's ultimate plan, forcing him to escape to the past where the four former Ayakashi Sisters (whom Sailor Moon had healed with the Silver Crystal) discover him. But Wiseman tracks him down and kills him before he can warn his older brother of the true evil. 
87 80 "Diamond In The Rough"
"Believe in Love and the Future! Usagi's Determination"
"Ai to mirai wo shinjite! Usagi no kesshin" (愛と未来を信じて!うさぎの決心) 
February 26, 1994 November 19, 1997
The Sailor Senshi enter the growing Dark Crystal to stop the Wiseman, but Prince Dimande abducts Sailor Moon one more time. After finally helping him realize what is really going on, Dimande ultimately sacrifices himself to allow her to save both the present and future. 
88 81 "Final Battle"
"The Final Battle Between Light and Darkness! Love Sworn to the Future"
"Hikari to yami no saishū kessen! Mirai he chikau ai" (光と闇の最終決戦!未来へ誓う愛) 
March 5, 1994 November 20, 1997
The Sailor Senshi attempt to enter the Dark Gate, but Black Lady appears and attacks them. Sailor Moon tries to use the enormous energy and power of the Silver Crystal to show Black Lady her true memories. After a while, Black Lady turns back into Chibiusa. Death Phantom opens the Dark Gate to attack the Earth, and Sailor Moon must fight. Chibiusa cries, and her tear forms the Silver Crystal of the future. Together, Neo Queen Serenity and Chibiusa overpower the Death Phantom, destroying him and the Black Crystal forever. Later, Chibiusa returns to the future of Crystal Tokyo, and is finally reunited with her mother and father, and the future Sailor Senshi. 
89 82 "Follow The Leader"
"Usagi and the Girls' Resolve! Prelude to a new Battle"
"Usagi-tachi no ketsui! Atarashiki tatakai no jokyoku!" (うさぎ達の決意新しき戦いの序曲) 
March 12, 1994 November 21, 1997
A recap of the two previous seasons as well as a preview for the third season, Sailor Moon S. During the voice-overs, the Sailor Soldiers' argue over who will become the new main character. 

New characters[edit]

Sailor Moon villain group
Makaiju.gif
Eiru and An as seen in the anime.
'Makaiju' aliens
Story arc: Sailor Moon R (anime)
Dub name: Doom Tree aliens
Leader: The Makaiju (Hell Tree)
Key figures: Eiru, An
MOTD: Cardians
Tools: Cards, flute

The Makaiju is a minor group of villains featured in the first 13 episodes of the anime adaptation of Sailor Moon R. In these episodes, Usagi Tsukino and her friends are reborn on Earth, after defeating the Dark Kingdom, which caused their memories of their lives as the Sailor Senshi to disappear. Two new transfer students, Seijuro Ginga and Natsumi Ginga, join Usagi's class at Juuban Junior high school. Around the same time, two new enemies appear, calling themselves Eiru and An. They had wandered around space alone for many years before reaching Earth, where they finally find energy to collect for the "Makaiju" (Hell Tree) so that they can revive it and give them energy to survive. To do this, they drain the life energy of humans by using monster named 'Cardians'. Seeing that there's no other choice, Luna reawakens Sailor Moon and the rest of the Sailor Senshi to fight these enemies and protect the Earth. Unlike other antagonists of the Sailor Moon franchise, their mission was primarily that of survival, not conquest or destruction.

Though the events were never referred to in later episodes, the alien Fiore who appears in the Sailor Moon R movie bears a strong resemblance to Eiru and An's race.

They are the only two of their kind, and could be considered as siblings as well as romantic partners since they were both born from the Makaiju so it wouldn't be lonely on a planet with ocean anymore. This was revealed in the last episode of the Makaiju Arc, episode 59 of the Japanese Version ("Treed" in the DIC adaptation).

Eiru[edit]

Eiru (エイル Eiru?) is a man who poses as Seijūrō Ginga (銀河 星十郎 Ginga Seijūrō?) and lives with his "sister" in Jūban Odyssey Apartments. While trying to blend in with the humans at Usagi's school, Al develops the role of brother to his girlfriend, Ann. He develops a crush on Usagi, and constantly tries to win her over, much to the dismay of An and Mamoru). He constantly denies these feelings to Ann, knowing her to have fits of jealous rage. Eiru uses his flute to summon Cardians, allowing An to select which one he will summon.

Hikaru Midorikawa voiced Eiru; he also voiced Fiore in Sailor Moon R: The Movie. In the DIC English version, his name is changed to "Alan Granger" and he is voiced by Vince Corazza.

An[edit]

An (アン An?) is a woman who poses as Natsumi Ginga (銀河 夏美 Ginga Natsumi?) and lives with her "brother" in the Juuban Odyssey Apartments. She develops a crush on Mamoru, and constantly tries to win him over, much to Eiru's and Usagi's dismay.

She is voiced by Yumi Tōma.[6] In the DIC English version, her name is changed to "Anne Granger"[dubious ], and is voiced by Sabrina Grdevich.

The Makaiju[edit]

The Makaiju (魔界樹?, lit "Hell Tree"), itself is an alien tree that nourishes Eiru and An, but it became weak and required energy to stay alive. For some time they supplied it with human energy to revive but eventually it stopped working.

In the final episode of the story arc, the aliens try to give Usagi to it as an offering, because Usagi's energy that the Makaiju stole when caused a sapling to grow on the tree. The tree becomes angered and starts to injure those around it, killing An in the process. It did not stop until its alien children realized what love is. The tree tells its story to Sailor Moon. The tree once lived alone on a faraway planet on an island in a vast ocean for countless years until it began to create life (the English dub changed the story to suggest it was once called "The Tree of Live" and that it created life). It gave energy to its children, but eventually they became greedy and began to fight over the power (The English dub, however, changed the tale by claiming that "evil forces" were responsible for corrupting its children). When the fighting destroyed the planet, the tree fled into space with several survivors, but they struggled to survive and in the end, there were only two small children left, Eiru and An. It was now weak and needed the energy of love to survive. Sailor Moon uses her power to purify the tree, and it disappears. When Eiru and An reunite, a small sapling appears to them; the tree has been reborn and they are given a chance to start over, and they leave Earth to live a better live with the Makaiju.

The Makaiju was voiced in Japanese by Taeko Nakanishi. In the DIC English adaptation, it was renamed the "Doom Tree" and was voiced by Elizabeth Hanna.

Cardians[edit]

The Cardians (カーディアン Kādian?) are monsters that are used by Eiru and An in the anime adaptation. Their mission is to obtain energy to revive the Makaiju by using the Cardians. They are kept in cards until they are summoned by Eiru. To summon them, Eiru would hold up several cards, and An would pick one. The card would then rise into the air and Eiru would play a tune on his flute which causes the Cardian to come alive. When a Cardian is destroyed, it changes back into its card form and the picture of the cardian on the card turns black after a few seconds.

References[edit]

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