List of Sailor Moon episodes (season 1)

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Sailor Moon
The anime series logo, which translates to Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon
Country of origin Japan
No. of episodes 46
Original channel TV Asahi
Original run March 7, 1992 (1992-03-07) – February 27, 1993 (1993-02-27)
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The first season of Sailor Moon was produced by Toei Animation and directed by Junichi Sato. It was broadcast from March 7, 1992 to February 27, 1993 on TV Asahi for 46 episodes. These episodes adapt the first 13 chapters of the Sailor Moon manga by Naoko Takeuchi and make up the "Dark Kingdom" arc.[1] It follows the adventures of Usagi Tsukino and her friends. After discovering her true identity as the titular character from the magical cat Luna, Usagi fights to protect the Earth from the Dark Kingdom, who previously destroyed the ancient Moon Kingdom. Eight DVD compilations were released in Japan between May 21 and July 21, 2002[2][3]

In the 1993 favorite episode listings for Animage, "Loved and Chased! Luna's Worst Day Ever" came in first place, with "Naru's Cry! Nephrite Dies for Love" coming in third place, "The Sparkling Silver Crystal! The Moon Princess Appears" coming in sixth place, "Memories Return! Usagi and Mamoru's Past" coming in ninth place and "Love for Ami?! A Boy Who Can Predict the Future" coming in eleventh place.[4] The following year, the two-part series finale "The Sailor Warriors Die! The Tragic Final Battle" and "Usagi's Everlasting Wish! A New Reincarnation" took first and second place respectively.[5] In the English language adaptation of the series by former licensee DIC Entertainment, the season was cut down to 40 episodes and also adding an ending segment, "Sailor Says," to teach a moral based on the story that had just been shown.[6][7][8] The episodes were first broadcast on YTV from September 11 to November 3, 1995, and was later broadcast on the USA Network and Cartoon Network in the United States. The first season was later released by ADV Films in a subtitle-only DVD box set in 2003. Eventually, on May 16, 2014, the season was re-licensed for an updated English-language release by Viz Media and is scheduled to release the season in two uncut DVD and Blu-Ray compilations in November 11, 2014.

Three pieces of theme music are used for the episodes; one opening theme and two closing themes. The opening theme is "Moonlight Densetsu" (ムーンライト伝説 Mūnraito Densetsu?, lit. "Moonlight Legend") performed by the idol group DALI.[9] "Heart Moving", performed by Misae Takamatsu of Sakura Sakura, is used as the ending theme for the first 26 episodes, and "Princess Moon", performed by Ushio Hashimoto, is used for the remainder of the season.[9]

Episode list[edit]

No. DIC titles[10]
Original Japanese and Viz titles[11]
Director Writer Original airdate (Japan)[11] Original airdate (U.S.)
Orig./Viz DIC
1 1 "A Moon Star Is Born"
"The Crybaby: Usagi's Beautiful Transformation"
"Nakimushi Usagi no karei naru henshin" (泣き虫うさぎの華麗なる変身) 
Junichi Sato Sukehiro Tomita March 7, 1992 September 11, 1995
Underachieving schoolgirl Usagi Tsukino saves a cat from being attacked by a group of boys while on her way to school. After school, she and her friend Naru Osaka visit a local jewelry store owned by her mother. On her way home, Usagi encounters Mamoru Chiba and meets up with Motoki Furuhata. Upon returning to her home, Naru's mother reveals herself to be the youma Morga and captures her. The cat Usagi encountered earlier reveals herself as Luna and tells Usagi to search for the princess and destroy evil. Usagi transforms into Sailor Moon and, after hearing Naru in distress, confronts Morga, who intends to steal human energy by using the cursed jewelry on the girls. The youma tricks the brainwashed girls into attacking Usagi but a stranger wearing a tuxedo intervenes. Usagi weakens Morga with her screams, allowing her to use the Moon Tiara Action technique on Morga, killing her and restoring the girls to normal. Before departing, the stranger reveals himself to be Tuxedo Mask. 
2 "Punishment Awaits: the House of Fortune is the Monster Mansion"
"Oshioki yo! Uranai house wa yōma no yakata" (おしおきよ!占いハウスは妖魔の館) 
Takao Yoshizawa Shigeru Yanagikawa March 14, 1992 November 11, 2014
Having failed his previous mission, Jadeite informs Queen Beryl, the leader of the Dark Kingdom, that he is using another plan, this time involving fortune telling. Meanwhile, Usagi's classmate Gurio Umino is smitten with her. After confessing that he wants to go on a date, Naru has him consult a fortune teller but he decides to go to the House of Fortune. Luna tells Usagi to go to a fortune teller, in an attempt to check that Motoki is an admirer of her but decides to go to the House of Fortune. However, Umino and some of the other students are hypnotized by the tarot cards and cause trouble at school the next day. Realizing that the students were being hypnotized from the House of Fortune, Luna and Usagi infiltrate the house and encounter Balm, a youma disguised as the fortune teller. Balm orders her hypnotized subjects to attack Usagi, but Tuxedo Mask distracts her and, with his encouragement, Usagi kills Balm, returning the customers to normal. 
3 2 "Talk Radio"
"The Mysterious Sleeping Sickness: Protect the Girls in Love"
"Nazo no nemuribyō, mamore otome no koisuru kokoro" (謎のねむり病, 守れ乙女の恋する心) 
Kazuhisa Takenouchi Katsuyuki Sumisawa March 21, 1992 September 12, 1995
Homeroom teacher Haruna Sakurada and Naru submit love-letters to a late-night radio show. When they fall into a coma-like sleep, Usagi must investigate the radio station undercover. 
4 3 "Slim City"
"Learn How to be Skinny from Usagi"
"Usagi ga oshiemasu! Surimu ni naruhō" (うさぎが教えます!スリムになる法) 
Harume Kosaka Sukehiro Tomita March 28, 1992 September 13, 1995
Usagi gains a couple of pounds and starts to obsess about her weight. Jadeite starts a health club to drain energy out of people. Usagi and her friends sign up after seeing how much weight Ms. Haruna has lost. Usagi discovers tanks in the basement which are sucking the life energy out of her friends. 
5 "Scent of a Monster: Chanela Will Steal Your Love"
"Yōma no kaori! Shanēra wa ai wo nusume" (妖魔の香り!シャネラーは愛を盗む) 
Yuji Endo Shigeru Yanagikawa April 11, 1992 November 11, 2014
Usagi wants her family to accept Luna as a "pet", but Shingo is afraid of cats. At a pet shop, he discovers a hypnotic creature called a Chanela and loses all interest in anything else. 
6 "Protect the Melody of Love: Usagi Plays Cupid"
"Mamore koi no merodi! Usagi wa Kyūpiddo" (守れ恋の曲!うさぎはキューピッド) 
Kunihiko Ikuhara Katsuyuki Sumisawa April 18, 1992 November 11, 2014
Jadeite creates a cassette tape that can drain life energy, but the youma he gives it to promptly loses it. It ends up in the possession of a jazz pianist, and Usagi must disguise herself as an adult to protect him. 
7 4 "So You Want to Be a Superstar"
"Usagi Learns Her Lesson: Becoming a Star is Hard Work"
"Usagi hansei! Sutā no michi wa kibishii" (うさぎ反省!スターの道はきびしい) 
Junichi Sato Shigeru Yanagikawa April 25, 1992 September 14, 1995
By making a youma possess a human celebrity, Jadeite draws a huge crowd of would-be superstars. Usagi tries to juggle her duties as Sailor Moon with her desire to be popular and famous. 
8 5 "Computer School Blues"
"The Girl Genius Is a Monster: The Brainwashing Cram School of Horror"
"Tensai shōjo wa yōma na no? Kyōfu no sennōjuku" (天才少女は妖魔なの?恐怖の洗脳塾) 
Junichi Sato Sukehiro Tomita May 2, 1992 September 15, 1995
Luna senses a strange aura around Usagi's genius classmate, Ami Mizuno, and thinks she might be a Dark Kingdom spy. Usagi befriends the girl and is not so sure. But she understands later that Ami Mizuno is a Soldier as Sailor Moon and their duties are the same. 
9 6 "Time Bomb"
"Usagi’s Disaster: Beware of the Clock of Confusion"
"Usagi no sainan! Awate tokei ni goyōjin" (うさぎの災難!あわて時計にご用心) 
Harume Kosaka Katsuyuki Sumisawa May 9, 1992 September 18, 1995
Jadeite's new plan is to make humans work harder to increase their energy output. Usagi's mom buys a new clock for her that drains her energy; Ami, now awakened as Sailor Mercury, helps Luna investigate. 
10 7 "An Uncharmed Life"
"The Cursed Bus: Enter Mars, the Guardian of Fire
"Norowareta basu! Honō no senshi Māzu tōjō" (呪われたバス!炎の戦士マーズ登場) 
Kazuhisa Takenouchi Sukehiro Tomita May 16, 1992 September 19, 1995
Loaded buses are disappearing near Hikawa Shrine, and most of Usagi's peers suspect that Rei Hino, a mysterious shrine miko with strange psychic abilities, has something to do with it. Luna wonders if she might be the moon princess. 
11 8 "Nightmare in Dreamland"
"Usagi vs. Rei: Nightmare in Dream Land"
"Usagi to Rei taiketsu? Yume rando no akumu" (うさぎとレイ対決?夢ランドの悪夢) 
Kunihiko Ikuhara Shigeru Yanagikawa May 23, 1992 September 20, 1995
Queen Beryl is increasingly furious with Jadeite for his repeated failures; he starts up a theme park, but the general public notices the large number of disappearances. Usagi and Rei, who is now Sailor Mars, begin their combative friendship. 
12 9 "Cruise Blues"
"I Want a Boyfriend: The Luxury Cruise Ship Is a Trap"
"Watashi datte kare ga hoshii! Gōkasen no wana" (私だって彼が欲しい!豪華船のワナ) 
Yuji Endo Katsuyuki Sumisawa May 30, 1992 September 21, 1995
One of Queen Beryl's youma offers to help Jadeite with his wicked plans. Rei wins tickets on a luxury cruise ship and, since she has no boyfriend, asks Ami to accompany her. A jealous Usagi sneaks aboard after them. 
13 10 "Fight to the Finish"
"Girls Unite: The End of Jadeite"
"Onna no ko wa danketsu yo! Jedaito no saigo" (女の子は団結よ!ジェダイトの最期) 
Harume Kosaka Sukehiro Tomita June 6, 1992 September 22, 1995
Usagi continues to be romantically infatuated with both Motoki Furuhata and Tuxedo Mask. Threatened with death should he fail again, Jadeite confronts the Sailor Guardians at an airport. 
14 11 "Match Point for Sailor Moon"
"A New Enemy Appears: Nephrite's Evil Crest"
"Arata naru kyōteki, Nefuraito ma no monshō" (新たなる強敵, ネフライト魔の紋章) 
Junichi Sato Shigeru Yanagikawa June 13, 1992 September 25, 1995
Nephrite takes over as Beryl's main energy gatherer. He plans to gather more strength and power from individual humans at their strongest, rather than from groups, and starts by targeting Naru's childhood friend, a tennis player. 
15 12 "An Unnatural Phenomena"
"Usagi's Panic: Rei's First Date"
"Usagi aseru! Rei-chan hatsu dēto" (うさぎアセる!レイちゃん初デート) 
Kunihiko Ikuhara Katsuyuki Sumisawa June 20, 1992 September 26, 1995
Usagi finally learns Mamoru's name, and, to her aggravation (and supposed jealousy), Rei decides to date him. Meanwhile, Nephrite targets the caretaker of a park, and Raye suggests a similarity between Mamoru and Tuxedo Mask. 
16 13 "Wedding Day Blues"
"A Girl's Dream: Usagi Becomes a Bride"
"Junpaku doresu no yume! Usagi hanayome ni naru" (純白ドレスの夢!うさぎ花嫁になる) 
Kazuhisa Takenouchi Megumi Sugihara June 27, 1992 September 27, 1995
Usagi's home economics teacher is getting married, and she and Rei become obsessed with a contest for handmade wedding dresses. Nephrite implants a youma in some fabric purchased by the bride-to-be. 
17 14 "Shutter Bugged"
"Usagi's a Model: The Flash of the Monster Camera"
"Moderu wa Usagi? Yōma kamera no nessha" (モデルはうさぎ?妖魔カメラの熱写) 
Yuji Endo Sukehiro Tomita July 4, 1992 September 28, 1995
A student from Rei's school is an expert photographer. She and others try to become models to attract fame and fortune, but the boy and his camera are under the influence of the Dark Kingdom. 
18 15 "Dangerous Dollies"
"Shingo's Love: The Grieving Doll"
"Shingo no junjō! Kanashimi no Furansu ningyō" (進悟の純情!哀しみのフランス人形) 
Harume Kosaka Shigeru Yanagikawa July 11, 1992 September 29, 1995
Zoisite suggests that Nephrite needs his help, but the latter refuses, angering Queen Beryl. Shingo's friend is targeted for her ability to make beautiful dolls. Sailor Moon becomes an increasingly popular superheroine. 
19 16 "Who Is That Masked Man?"
"Usagi's Joy: A Love Letter from Tuxedo Mask"
"Usagi kangeki! Takishīdo Kamen no rabu retā" (うさぎ感激!タキシード仮面の恋文) 
Takao Yoshizawa Sukehiro Tomita July 25, 1992 October 2, 1995
Nephrite takes advantage of Sailor Moon's romantic attraction to Tuxedo Mask by sending love letters to Usagi and her classmates. Naru falls in love with him in his civilian disguise, allowing him to drain a large amount of her life-force energy. 
20 "The Summer, the Beach, Youth and Ghosts"
"Natsu yo Umi yo Seishun yo! Omake ni yūrei mo yo!" (夏よ海よ青春よ!おまけに幽霊もよ!) 
Kazuhisa Takenouchi Megumi Sugihara August 1, 1992 November 11, 2014
Usagi and her friends go to the beach, where they stay in a hotel run by people who look like film monsters. There, they encounter a ghostly presence and a little girl with psychic powers. 
21 17 "An Animated Mess"
"Protect the Children's Dreams: Friendship Through Anime"
"Kodomotachi no yume mamore! Anime ni musubu yūjō" (子供達の夢守れ!アニメに結ぶ友情) 
Kunihiko Ikuhara Katsuyuki Sumisawa August 8, 1992 October 3, 1995
Nephrite targets one of the animators of an upcoming Sailor V film, who is driven by jealousy of her best friend. The Guardians investigate, but Usagi and Rei are distracted by the excitement of the anime studio. 
22 18 "Worth a Princess's Ransom"
"Romance Under the Moon: Usagi's First Kiss"
"Gekka no romansu! Usagi no hatsu kissu" (月下のロマンス!うさぎの初キッス) 
Yuji Endo Sukehiro Tomita August 15, 1992 October 4, 1995
Luna and Beryl wonder if a visiting princess could be the one the Guardians have been looking for. Mamoru dreams he is Tuxedo Mask and a girl is asking him for the Silver Crystal. At the ball, Usagi accidentally drinks wine and experiences her first kiss by Tuxedo Mask. 
23 19 "Molly's Folly"
"Wish upon a Star: Naru's First Love"
"Nagareboshi ni negai wo! Naru-chan no jun'ai" (流れ星に願いを!なるちゃんの純愛) 
Harume Kosaka Shigeru Yanagikawa August 22, 1992 October 5, 1995
Nephrite creates a crystal that will guide him to the Silver Crystal. Usagi tries to tell Naru the man she loves is Nephrite in disguise, but doesn't believe her, saying Usagi's jealous. He convinces her to steal a crystal from her mother and bring it to him. 
24 20 "A Friend in Wolf's Clothing"
"Naru's Cry! Nephrite Dies for Love"
"Naru-chan gōkyū! Nefuraito ai no shi" (なるちゃん号泣!ネフライト愛の死) 
Junichi Sato
Takuya Igarashi
Sukehiro Tomita August 29, 1992 October 6, 1995
Nephrite continues to investigate Naru, not understanding that his crystal is sensing her love for him. Zoisite, thinking he must be in love with the girl, kidnaps her in order to trap him. 
25 21 "Jupiter Comes Thundering In"
/ "Jupiter, the Brawny Girl in Love"
"Koisuru kairiki shōjo, Jupitā-chan" (恋する怪力少女, ジュピターちゃん) 
Kazuhisa Takenouchi Shigeru Yanagikawa September 5, 1992 October 9, 1995
Queen Beryl partially awakens the evil entity Queen Metalia and sends Zoisite and Kunzite to find the Seven Great Youma and their Rainbow Crystals. Meanwhile, the tomboyish Makoto Kino transfers into Usagi's school and quickly falls for a crane-game whiz at the arcade. 
26 22 "The Power of Friendship"
"Bring a Smile to Naru's Face! Usagi's Friendship"
"Naru-chan ni egao wo! Usagi no yūjō" (なるちゃんに笑顔を!うさぎの友情) 
Kunihiko Ikuhara Sukehiro Tomita September 12, 1992 October 10, 1995
Naru is still very depressed, so Usagi and Umino take her to Yokohama to have fun. There, a kindly priest is attacked by Zoisite. Mamoru realizes that he is Tuxedo Mask, and drops a locket on the ground, where Usagi finds it. 
27 23 "Mercury's Mental Match"
"Love for Ami?! A Boy Who Can Predict the Future"
"Ami-chan e no koi!? Mirai yochi no shōnen" (亜美ちゃんへの恋!?未来予知の少年) 
Takao Yoshizawa Katsuyuki Sumisawa October 10, 1992 October 11, 1995
Ami is bested in a school test by Urawa, who can foresee the future and who has a crush on her. He also already knows that he is one of the Rainbow Crystal holders. 
28 24 "An Artful Attack"
"Illustrations of Love, Are Usagi and Mamoru Getting Closer?"
"Koi no irasuto, Usagi to Mamoru ga sekkin?" (恋のイラスト, うさぎと衛が接近?) 
Yuji Endo Megumi Sugihara October 17, 1992 October 12, 1995
An artist asks a reluctant Usagi and Mamoru to model for one of her romantic love paintings. They encourage her to be less of a recluse. In battle, Sailor Moon learns that the locket she found belonged to Tuxedo Mask. 
29 25 "Too Many Girlfriends"
"Total Chaos! The Messy Square Relationship"
"Daikonsen! Guchagucha koi no shikaku kankei" (大混戦!グチャグチャ恋の四角関係) 
Harume Kosaka Shigeru Yanagikawa October 24, 1992 October 13, 1995
Makoto, like Usagi, develops a huge romantic crush on Motoki. The two decide to pursue him simultaneously, even after finding out that he has a girlfriend, who, meanwhile, is targeted by Zoisite and Kunzite. 
30 26 "Grandpa's Follies"
"Grandpa Goes Crazy, Rei's in Jeopardy"
"Ojī-chan ranshin, Rei-chan no kiki" (お爺ちゃん乱心, レイちゃんの危機) 
Kazuhisa Takenouchi Sukehiro Tomita October 31, 1992 October 16, 1995
Zoisite aggravates the Rainbow Crystal inside Rei's grandfather, who becomes hyperactive and unstable. A young man, Yūichirō Kumada, wanders into the shrine, falls in love with Rei, and asks to work there. 
31 27 "Kitty Chaos"
"Loved and Chased! Luna's Worst Day Ever"
"Koisarete owarete! Runa no saiaku no hi" (恋されて追われて!ルナの最悪の日) 
Kunihiko Ikuhara Katsuyuki Sumisawa November 7, 1992 October 17, 1995
Luna becomes the object of a very fat ordinary cat's attentions. Both Zoisite and the Sailor Guardians detect traces of the last Rainbow Crystal around the home of this cat's owner and go to investigate. 
32 28 "Tuxedo Melvin"
"Umino's Resolve! I'll Protect Naru"
"Umino no kesshin! Naru-chan wa boku ga mamoru" (海野の決心!なるちゃんは僕が守る) 
Takao Yoshizawa Shigeru Yanagikawa November 14, 1992 October 18, 1995
Luna reveals that she is from the moon, and so is the princess the guardians are looking for. Umino, having been told that Tuxedo Mask is attractive, adopts a similar persona in order to protect, and thereby woo, Naru. 
33 29 "Sailor V Makes the Scene"
/ "The Last Sailor Warrior, Sailor Venus Appears"
"Saigo no Sērā Senshi, Vīnasu tōjō" (最後のセーラー戦士, ヴィーナス登場) 
Yuji Endo Megumi Sugihara November 21, 1992 October 19, 1995
Zoisite disguises himself as Sailor Moon in order to lure Tuxedo Mask and the guardians out into the open, where they are attacked by Kunzite. The Dark Kingdom injures Tuxedo Mask's identity, but they are foiled by the appearance of Sailor Venus. 
34 30 "A Crystal Clear Destiny"
/ "The Sparkling Silver Crystal! The Moon Princess Appears"
"Hikari kagayaku ginzuishō! Tsuki no purinsesu tōjō" (光輝く銀水晶!月のプリンセス登場) 
Harume Kosaka Katsuyuki Sumisawa November 28, 1992 October 20, 1995
The new guardian, Sailor Venus, is also schoolgirl Minako Aino. Forbidden by Queen Beryl to kill Tuxedo Mask, Zoisite challenges him to duel for the Rainbow Crystals. Usagi follows him, and they are forced to reveal their identities to each other. 
35 31 "A Reluctant Princess"
"Memories Return! Usagi and Mamoru's Past"
"Yomigaeru kioku! Usagi to Mamoru no kako" (よみがえる記憶!うさぎと衛の過去) 
Takuya Igarashi Katsuyuki Sumisawa December 5, 1992 October 23, 1995
Usagi and Mamoru remember their former lives as Princess Serenity and Prince Endymion. The Dark Kingdom kidnaps the injured Mamoru, but Beryl executes Zoisite for his attempt to kill him. Luna and Artemis tell the Guardians about their tragic past. 
36 32 "Bad Hair Day"
"Usagi is Confused! Is Tuxedo Mask Evil?"
"Usagi konran! Takishīdo Kamen wa aku?" (うさぎ混乱!タキシード仮面は悪?) 
Kunihiko Ikuhara Sukehiro Tomita December 12, 1992 October 24, 1995
Minako takes a depressed Usagi to the hairdresser to cheer her up. There they are attacked by a youma who is convinced that Minako is Sailor Moon. Tuxedo Mask appears, alive and whole, but addresses himself as Endymion, seems to be fighting for the other side. 
37 33 "Little Miss Manners"
/ "Aim to be a Princess? Usagi's Weird Training"
"Mezase purinsesu? Usagi no chintokkun" (めざせプリンセス?うさぎの珍特訓) 
Hiromichi Matano Shigeru Yanagikawa December 19, 1992 October 25, 1995
Usagi daydreams of her past and enrolls in a special seminar to become more like a princess. Kunzite and the evil Endymion argue about which is more important: obtaining the Silver Crystal or killing Sailor Moon. 
38 34 "Ski Bunny Blues"
"The Snow! The Mountains! Our Friendship! And of Course, a Monster, Too"
"Yuki yo Yama yo Yūjō yo! Yappari yōma mo yo!" (雪よ山よ友情よ!やっぱり妖魔もよ) 
Takao Yoshizawa Katsuyuki Sumisawa December 26, 1992 October 26, 1995
Yūichirō takes the girls to a ski resort, where they enter a "Moon Princess" contest. Rei and Usagi, targeted by a youma, take the opportunity to reaffirm their friendship. Tuxedo Mask continues to fight against them. 
39 35 "Ice Princess"
"Paired with a Monster?! Ice Queen Mako"
"Yōma to pea!? Hyōjō no joō Mako-chan" (妖魔とペア!?氷上の女王まこちゃん) 
Kazuhisa Takenouchi Megumi Sugihara January 9, 1993 October 27, 1995
Discovering that the Moon Princess was once known for her graceful ice skating, Kunzite tries to use this information to trap Sailor Moon. The best skater among the girls, however, turns out to be Makoto. Tuxedo Mask appears to help them, but only works against Kunzite because he doesn't want to involve bystanders. 
40 36 "Last Resort"
"The Legendary Lake Monster! Usagi's Family Ties"
"Mizuumi no densetsu yōkai! Usagi kazoku no kizuna" (湖の伝説妖怪!うさぎ家族のきずな) 
Harume Kosaka Megumi Sugihara January 16, 1993 October 30, 1995
Usagi and her family go on vacation at a hot springs, where legend holds that a terrible monster was once defeated. Endymion revives the monster, but regrets his action upon discovering that it is not a youma. 
41 37 "Tuxedo Unmasked"
"I Won't Run from Love Anymore! Ami and Mamoru's Showdown"
"Mō koi kara nigenai! Ami to Mamoru taiketsu" (もう恋から逃げない!亜美と衛対決) 
Yuji Endo Katsuyuki Sumisawa January 23, 1993 October 31, 1995
Queen Beryl orders the seven people gathered who had carried Rainbow Crystals, intending to combine them into one huge youma. Ami is determined to protect Urawa. Sailor Moon tries to heal Endymion. 
42 "Sailor Venus' Past, Minako's Tragic Love"
"Sērā Vīnasu no kako, Minako no higeki" (Sヴィーナスの過去, 美奈子の悲劇) 
Takuya Igarashi Sukehiro Tomita January 30, 1993
The Guardians look for an entrance to the Dark Kingdom, where Metalia will soon be awakened. Kunzite decides to try and get at Sailor V and attacks a woman Minako had been good friends with in England. 
43 38 "Fractious Friends"
"Is Usagi Going it Alone? The Sailor Warriors Get Into a Big Fight"
"Usagi ga koritsu? Sērā Senshi-tachi no ōgenka" (うさぎが孤立?S戦士達の大ゲンカ) 
Kazuhisa Takenouchi Shigeru Yanagikawa February 6, 1993 November 1, 1995
The Sailor Guardians stage a breakup, trying to make it look as though Sailor Moon has defected so that she can infiltrate the Dark Kingdom and save Endymion. She and Sailor Mars find it a little too easy to fight. 
44 39 "The Past Returns"
"Usagi's Awakening! A Message from the Distant Past"
"Usagi no kakusei! Chōkako no messēji" (うさぎの覚醒!超過去のメッセージ) 
Takao Yoshizawa Sukehiro Tomita February 13, 1993 November 2, 1995
A blast of energy sends the Guardians to the ruined Moon Kingdom, where they meet a hologram of Queen Serenity and learn about their past. Luna and Artemis find the entrance to the Dark Kingdom. Kunzite attacks, but is finally defeated by Sailor Moon. 
45 "The Sailor Warriors Die! The Tragic Final Battle"
"Sērā Senshi shisu! Hisō naru saishūsen" (セーラー戦士死す!悲壮なる最終戦) 
Kōnosuke Uda Shigeru Yanagikawa February 20, 1993
The Sailor Guardians travel to D Point to fight Queen Beryl, where they face her toughest youma yet, the DD Girls and the Inner Guardians are killed protecting Sailor Moon. 
46 "Usagi's Everlasting Wish! A New Reincarnation"
"Usagi no omoi wa towa ni! Atarashiki tensei" (うさぎの想いは永遠に!新しき転生) 
Kunihiko Ikuhara Sukehiro Tomita February 27, 1993
With her friends dead, Sailor Moon is transported inside the Dark Kingdom to face Queen Beryl and the brainwashed Prince Endymion. 
40 "Day of Destiny"   November 3, 1995
Combines parts of the original episodes 45 and 46. 

Video and DVD releases[edit]



Toei Video (Japan, VHS)
Volume Episodes Release date Ref.
美少女戦士セーラームーン 1 1-4 July 25, 1993 [12]
2 5-8 August 25, 1993 [13]
3 9-12 September 25, 1993 [14]
4 13-16 October 25, 1993 [15]
5 17-20 November 25, 1993 [16]
6 21-24 December 25, 1993 [17]


Toei Video (Japan, Region 2 DVD)
Volume Episodes Release date Ref.
美少女戦士セーラームーン 1 1-6 May 21, 2002 [2]
2 7-12 May 21, 2002 [18]
3 13-18 May 21, 2002 [19]
4 19-24 June 21, 2002 [20]
5 25-30 June 21, 2002 [21]
6 30-36 June 21, 2002 [22]
7 37-41 June 21, 2002 [23]
8 42-46 July 21, 2002 [3]
美少女戦士セーラームーン DVD COLLECTION 1 1-24 December 11, 2009 [24]
2 25-46 January 21, 2010 [25]



ADV Films (English, VHS)
Volume Episodes Release date Ref.
Volume 1: The Legend Begins 1–4 November 21, 2000 [26]
Volume 2: The Power of Friendship 5–8 November 21, 2000 [27]
Volume 3: Sailor Mars Joins the Battle 9–12 January 9, 2001 [28]



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