List of Sailor Moon R episodes
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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. The season began broadcasting on TV Asahi between March 6, 1993 and ended on March 12, 1994, lasting 43 episodes. According to the booklet from the Sailor Moon Memorial Song Box, the letter "r" stands for the word "romance".
Production for this season took place concurrently with that of the second story-arc (Black Moon) of the manga by Naoko Takeuchi, closely following the story of the manga. Sailor Moon was originally intended by Takeuchi to run only one season, but the first became so popular that Toei asked Takeuchi to keep drawing her manga. At first, she struggled with developing another storyline to extend the series due to the sudden request of Toei Animation. The basic idea of the second season, introducing the daughter of Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon from the future, came from her editor, Fumio Osano.
Because the production of both manga and anime occurred at the same time, Sailor Moon R begins with a 13 episode long sub-arc that does not exist in the manga, created to give Naoko Takeuchi time to catch up. This story features the Sailor Senshi regaining their memories, which they lost after defeating the Dark Kingdom when they were revived, and encounter the Makaiju aliens. This first arc is known as the 'Makaiju' arc ('Doom Tree' in the English dub by DiC Entertainment). The main story arc, which is featured in the manga, explores the future of all the Senshi in a city made of crystal called Crystal Tokyo, ruled over by Neo-Queen Serenity and King Endymion. New characters were introduced including Chibiusa, Sailor Pluto, and (in the manga) Diana. The Black Moon Clan, led by Prince Demand and his advisor, the Wiseman, function as the primary villains.
The English dub, produced by DiC Entertainment, included an educational segment called "Sailor Says", at the end of each episode — to teach a moral based on the story shown in the episode. In its first airing, the English Sailor Moon series consisted of just 65 episodes, 40 of them taken from the first season. The company eventually produced 82 episodes, completing the first and second season. The first 12 completed episodes of the Chibiusa/Black Moon arc were shown first after airing the Makaiju Arc. The remaining 17 episodes of the Black Moon arc were not released for another three years, labeled by Cartoon Network as "the lost episodes". There was a campaign called 'SOS' which means 'Save Our Sailors' organized by many American Sailor Moon fans. Many fans signed a petition asking DiC Entertainment to continue their effort to release the final episodes. Many poptarts were sold as a result of the campaign to raise money. When the remaining 17 episodes were finally released it was allowed for Pioneer to get access to the Sailor Moon copyrights to dub the third and fourth season, Sailor Moon S and Sailor Moon Super S.
One of the episodes from the second season, about Usagi, Rei, Minako, Makoto and Ami relaxing on an island during their holidays involving Chibiusa's friendship with a dinosaur (episode 67 Japanese version), was not dubbed by DiC and was never shown in the English dub.
In the 1994 "favorite episode" polls for Animage, "Protect Chibiusa! Clash of the 10 Warriors" came in eighth place. The following year, "The Final Battle Between Light and Darkness! Love Sworn to the Future" came in seventh place.
This series employed two title songs; the OP was once again 'Moonlight Densetsu' (Moonlight Legend) by DALI (Misuzu Takahashi, Akira Ishizawa, Mari Nishimoto & Sayuri Tsuchiyi) and the ED (also used for the first 13 episodes of the next series, Sailor Moon S) was 'Otome no Policy' (A Maiden's Policy) by Yoko Ishida. There were 2 versions of the opening animation, the first having more about the main story, the second more closely following and representing the story of the R season, as it features Crystal Tokyo, Neo-Queen Serenity, King Endymion, Chibi-Usa, Sailor Pluto, and the Black Moon Family.
The English DVD set bears the name "Sailor Moon - Season Two" instead of "Sailor Moon R". Like series 1, in 2003 ADV Films (the distributing arm of AD. Vision) released this series uncut, in Japanese with English subtitles, as a two-case 'art box' set, with the heading Sailor Moon Season 2 and the Japanese 'R' main title logo with the translation Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon; each case includes 8 discs, respectively containing eps. 47 - 66 & 68 - 69 (bearing in mind that the episodes of all five series were numbered consecutively, 1 - 200). Also like their series 1 release, the repro looks a bit soft, and the audio is somewhat 'noisy', presumably reflecting the condition of the original prints or video masters. Once again there were no extras.
|No.||Dub No.||English dubbed title / English subbed title
Original Japanese title
|Original air date||English air date|
|47 (1)||41 (1)||"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 22, 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 Ali and En, Luna restores Usagi's memories and her ability to transform into Sailor Moon.Fox showed this episode as a sneak peek before Sailor Moon premiered in the U.S. Note: This is the only episode that "Sailor Says" didn't appear in the US version.
|48 (2)||42 (2)||"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 23, 1995|
|Ami, Rei, Makoto, and Minako meet by chance during a casting call for a potential movie role, but an infiltration by Alan and Ann's monstrous "Cardian" forces Luna to reawaken their former memories as Sailor Senshi so that they can battle the new threat.|
|49 (3)||43 (3)||"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 24, 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.
Note: The US dub includes the song "Rainy Day Man". In Japanese, the song is "Anata no Sei Janai".
|50 (4)||44 (4)||"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 27, 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 (5)||45 (5)||"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 28, 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 (6)||46 (6)||"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 29, 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 (7)||47 (7)||"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 30, 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 (8)||48 (8)||"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||December 1, 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 Mars Fire Bird Strike that is a massive fireball in the shape of a phoenix.|
|55 (9)||49 (9)||"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||December 4, 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 (10)||50 (10)||"Mirror, Mirror On The Wall" / "Steal Mamoru's Kiss! Ann'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||December 5, 1995|
|Mamoru's college friends put on a production of "Snow White", but all the others pull out, so Usagi and friends volunteer. En makes sure she gets the part of Snow White alongside Mamoru's "Prince" role, hoping to steal a kiss. Ali becomes jealous and attacks the production with a Cardian.|
|57 (11)||51 (11)||"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||December 6, 1995|
|Usagi and En find themselves stuck in detention together after Usagi is caught eating in class and En mouths off to the teacher. En gradually resolves to reach out and steal Usagi's energy for survival, just as Ali fights the Senshi with another Cardian.|
|58 (12)||52 (12)||"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||December 7, 1995|
|A Cardian attacks a Sailor Moon show. Ali and En 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 (13)||53 (13)||"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||December 8, 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. En is revived, and she and Ali go on to a new planet to raise a cutting of the Makaiju.|
|60 (14)||54 (14)||"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||November 6, 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 (15)||55 (15)||"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||November 7, 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 (16)||56 (16)||"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||November 8, 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 (17)||57 (17)||"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||November 9, 1995|
|Rei's grandfather tries to get more girls into the shrine, but Koan targets it in its role as a Star Point.|
|64 (18)||58 (18)||"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||November 10, 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 (19)||59 (19)||"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 13, 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 (20)||60 (20)||"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 14, 1995|
|Usagi tries to make curry for Chibiusa and Mamoru, but Calaveras and Petz target the supermarket.|
|67 (21)||--||"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||N/A|
|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 (22)||61 (21)||"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 15, 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 (23)||62 (22)||"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 16, 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 (24)||63 (23)||"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 17, 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 (25)||64 (24)||"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 20, 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 (26)||65 (25)||"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 21, 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 (27)||66 (26)||"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||November 30, 1998|
|Chibiusa steals the Silver Crystal and tries to get back to the future, while Esmeraude visits Rubeus and warns him of his replacement if he doesn't dispose of the Sailor Senshi.|
|74 (28)||67 (27)||"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||December 1, 1998|
|Rubeus captures Sailor Moon while she tries to save the other Senshi; she battles Rubeus in his spaceship.|
|75 (29)||68 (28)||"The Secret Of The Luna Sphere" / "A Mysterious New Warrior, Sailor Pluto Appears"
"Nazo no shin Senshi Sailor Pluto tōjō" (謎の新戦士セーラープルート登場)
|November 20, 1993||December 2, 1998|
|Chibiusa becomes ill, and Sailor Pluto reveals herself to the Sailor Senshi to help Chibiusa.|
|76 (30)||69 (29)||"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||December 3, 1998|
|Esmeraude begins a new assault on Tokyo, targeting the grand opening of a pastry-shop which the Senshi check out.|
|77 (31)||70 (30)||"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||December 4, 1998|
|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 (32)||71 (31)||"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||December 7, 1998|
|With nearly all of the Sailor Soldiers' laid low 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 (33)||72 (32)||"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||December 8, 1998|
|After getting sick of Luna's chiding, Artemis runs away to an animal-shelter controlled by Esmeraude's latest Droid.|
|80 (34)||73 (33)||"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||December 9, 1998|
|Esmeraude's latest Droid targets Sailor Mercury, using her feelings of doubt to try and make her turn against her friends.|
|81 (35)||74 (34)||"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||December 10, 1998|
|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 (36)||75 (35)||"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||December 11, 1998|
|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 (37)||76 (36)||"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||December 14, 1998|
|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 (38)||77 (37)||"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||December 15, 1998|
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 (39)||78 (38)||"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||December 16, 1998|
|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 (40)||79 (39)||"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||December 17, 1998|
|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 Cutie Moon Scepter) discover him. But Wiseman tracks him down and kills him before he can warn his older brother of the true evil.|
|87 (41)||80 (40)||"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||December 18, 1998|
|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 (42)||81 (41)||"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||December 21, 1998|
|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 Imperium 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 Scouts.|
|89 (43)||82 (42)||"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||December 22, 1998|
|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.|
Eiru and An as seen in the anime.
|Story arc:||Sailor Moon R (anime)|
|Dub name:||Doom Tree aliens|
|Leader:||The Makaiju (Hell Tree)|
|Key figures:||Eiru, An|
The Makaiju is a minor group of villains featured in the first 13 episodes of Sailor Moon R (episode 47 - 59 Japanese Version, 41-53 in the English dub). They only appeared in the anime. 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 dub).
Eiru (エイル Eiru , written Ali in the ADV release) takes on the persona of 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 dislike of Ann (and of 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. His name is Alan Granger in the English dub.
In his given name, Seijūrō, the first kanji (sei) means "star", the second (juu) means "ten", and the last (rou) is a counter for sons. Thus, his name means something like "Tenth Son of the Stars." The kanji for his family name, Ginga, means "galaxy".
En (アン An , written En in the ADV release) takes on the human identity of 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 dislike. Her name written as Anne Granger in the dub version.[dubious ]
In her given name, Natsumi, the first kanji (natsu) means "summer", and the second (mi) means "beauty." The kanji for her family name, Ginga, means "galaxy."
En is voiced by Yumi Tōma, who also provides the voice of the Xenian Flower for the Sailor Moon R: The Movie. In the English dub, she is voiced by Sabrina Grdevich, who did the first voice of Sailor Pluto in episode 61, 68, 75 and 78 of the English Dub.
The Makaiju (魔界樹, 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 English dub and subtitles, it's commonly referred to as the Doom Tree.
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 Cardians are monsters that are used by two aliens Eiru (Seijuro Ginga) and An (Natsumi Ginga) in the anime (the Makaiju Arc didn't exist in the manga). Their mission is to obtain energy to revive the Makaiju (Hell Tree) 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.
The English dub by Dic changed the names of the aliens due to pronunciation just like they changed many other names of the characters. Eiru's name was changed to Alan and An's name was changed to Ann in both alien as human form. The Makaiju's name was changed to Doom Tree. The Original Japanese dub and the English dub each used a different version of Eiru/Alan's flute melody.
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