List of Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars episodes
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The fifth season of the Sailor Moon anime series, titled Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon: Sailor Stars (美少女戦士セーラームーン セーラースターズ Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn Sērā Sutāzu?), was produced by Toei Animation and directed by Takuya Igarashi. The season began broadcasting on TV Asahi on March 9, 1996 and ended on February 8, 1997. This season of Sailor Moon has not been dubbed into English.
This season takes as its basis the fifth story arc (Stars) of the manga by Naoko Takeuchi. Given the existing popularity of the series, Toei Animation started adapting Stars into an anime even before Takeuchi had finished the manga. The anime follows the same themes and depicts many of the same characters and events as the manga, but with fewer new characters and with some significant divergences, especially towards the end.
Sailor Stars divides into two arcs. The first arc, relatively short, consists of six episodes which re-introduce the previous season's villain, Queen Nehellenia, as well as the four Outer Senshi, who meet her for the first time (they did not appear during the fourth season). Sailor Pluto's arrival, together with Sailor Saturn, meant that a new and more powerful enemy is approaching the Solar System who has distorted the timeline already as Sailor Pluto explained to the inner senshi group. These episodes originated as filler to allow Takeuchi time to begin her new story-arc; afterward the season follows the manga.
The second arc is relatively long, and is the basis of the Sailor Stars theme which focuses mainly on this new unknown enemy's eventual arrival on Earth. Its plot branches out to introduce new characters and even new Sailor Senshi from other planets, including the Sailor Starlights, Princess Kakyuu, and Chibi Chibi. As in the manga, Chibiusa returns to her own time after the final battle with Nehellenia, but does not participate in the climatic events of this story arc.
This season focuses on the arrival of three new Sailor Senshi - the Sailor Starlights, three women who physically change their bodies into young men as their everyday disguise and form a boy band called the Three Lights. The Sailor Starlights narrowly escaped a threat from their own solar system, and they have come to Earth to search for their princess, who was separated from them when they escaped their planet. They use their music as the Three Lights to call out to her so that she can help them fight back against the enemy who threatened their own system. Meanwhile, new evil sailor senshi show up to threaten Sailor Moon and her protectors. The Sailor Starlights fight against these new senshi; although they initially refuse to partner with Sailor Moon and the Earth senshi, they eventually fight with them side by side.
The main threat turns out to be Sailor Galaxia, queen of an organization called "Shadow Galactica" and herself a powerful former Sailor Senshi - the most powerful Sailor Senshi of the whole galaxy. Sailor Galaxia is forced to rule the galaxy by her own evil within herself. By collecting "true star seeds" (the equivalent of the manga's Sailor Crystals) from Sailor Senshi throughout the galaxy, her powers increase. However, Sailor Galaxia knows within herself the fate which awaits her upon meeting the receiver of the Light of Hope, the light ray which she sent before she became corrupted by Chaos, and so subconsciously seeks her in order to rid herself of the evil within herself.
Of the five story arcs, Sailor Stars is the only one featuring recurring villains of only one gender; all female, because they are all imposter senshi.
Naoko Takeuchi expressed disappointment with some of the changes made in the adaptation from the manga, stating that many of things she had wanted to see included in the anime did not appear, including the senshi's final uniforms and characters such as Sailors Kakyuu, Cosmos, Lethe, and Mnemosyne. She also expressed surprise when she learned that the Sailor Starlights, whom she regarded as minor supporting characters, played leading roles in the anime. In particular, she was strongly displeased that the Starlights physically changed gender, from man to woman when they transformed, feeling that it undermined her rule that only girls could be Senshi.
Broadcasts of the episodes have taken place in several non-Anglophone Western markets, including parts of Latin America and Europe. Tokyopop has translated the corresponding manga volumes into English. According to Anime Insider magazine, this season was never dubbed into English due to licensing issues in the U.S. (although, this season was presented in English sub in the U.S.)
Sailor Stars uses three pieces of theme music:
- "Sailor Star Song", written by Naoko Takeuchi and performed by Kae Hanazawa, plays as the series opening theme.
- Though Stars does not use "Moonlight Densetsu" for the series opening (as do all the other Sailor Moon series), the song later serves as the ending theme of the final episode.
- The rest of the series uses the song "Kaze mo Sora mo Kitto...- The Wind, the Sky, Surely", performed by Arisa Mizuki, for its endings.
|No.||Original Japanese title||Original air date|
|167 (1)||"Resurrection of the Queen of Darkness! When Scattered Flowers Create Nightmares"
"Akumu hana wo chirasu toki! Yami no Joō fukkatsu" (悪夢花を散らす時!闇の女王復活)
|March 9, 1996|
|Setsuna comes to take baby Hotaru from Professor Tomoe. Meanwhile, as Chibiusa prepares to go back to the future, a mysterious presence awakes Nehelenia, who sends glass shards from a broken mirror to Earth after learning that Sailor Chibi Moon and Sailor Moon have survived. The broken shards appear like falling stars, and one falls in Mamoru's eye, while the disturbance interferes with Chibiusa's attempts to go back to the future. Meanwhile, Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus fight glass monsters that appear from the glass shards. Sailor Pluto arrives with baby Hotaru, who gives Uranus, Neptune and Pluto the power to transform into their newly evolved and strengthened Super Sailor forms, just like the rest. After the battle, Hotaru suddenly starts growing up, and gives a warning of a revolution that will put the Moon Princess in danger.|
|168 (2)||"Gathered warriors! The Awakening of Sailor Saturn"
"Satān no mezame! Sērā jũ Senshi shūketsu" (サターンの目覚め!S10戦士集結)
|March 23, 1996|
|Mamoru begins to act strangely, and Usagi becomes worried. Hotaru continues to grow up, and a visit from the spirit of Sailor Saturn awakens her to her past experiences. The spirit of Sailor Saturn inside young Hotaru awakens, and along with the Outer Senshi, she tries to warn Super Sailor Moon of the danger she's in. Super Sailor Moon becomes Eternal Sailor Moon for the first time with the aid of the nine Super Sailor Soldiers' combined abilities.|
|169 (3)||"Mirror's Magic Curse! Mamoru Caught in A Nightmare"
"Noroi no makyō! Akumu ni torawareta Mamoru" (呪いの魔鏡!悪夢にとらわれた衛)
|April 13, 1996|
|People all around Tokyo, including Mamoru, become entranced by mirrors. Usagi remembers a shadow she saw in Mamoru's mirror, and races off with the other soldiers to find him. Just as she identifies that the shadow was Nehelenia, the dark queen drags Mamoru into her mirror world.|
|170 (4)||"Hardships of A Warrior! Sailor Senshi's Night of Destiny"
"Unmei no ichiya! Sērā Senshi no kunan" (運命の一夜!セーラー戦士の苦難)
|April 20, 1996|
|Mamoru gets taken through a mirror, and causes a time paradox; if Mamoru doesn't escape from Nehelenia's curse, Chibiusa's existence will disappear. Usagi transforms and follows Mamoru against her friends' wishes. The other Senshi teleport to Nehelenia's world to find Sailor Moon, but end up getting separated. Sailor Mercury and Sailor Uranus form a team and attempt to defeat Nehelenia, but their opponent, revealed as a clone, traps them in mirrors. The episode ends in a cliffhanger with Sailor Mars and Sailor Neptune also caught in a trap.|
|171 (5)||"Hell Demon Battle! Love Will Prevail"
"Ai yue ni! Hateshinaki makai no tatakai" (愛ゆえに!果てしなき魔界の戦い)
|April 27, 1996|
|Sailor Mars and Sailor Neptune battle against another clone of Nehelenia, but after an exhaustive battle, they faint and get captured by Nehelenia. Meanwhile, Sailor Pluto and Sailor Venus also fall into captivity, while Sailor Jupiter sacrifices herself to save Sailor Moon, who fell under Nehelenia's hypnosis. One of Jupiter's rose earrings remains behind, and as Usagi looks at it, she remembers Tuxedo Mask. The hypnosis is broken, and Usagi makes her way through the final barrier to Nehelenia's castle, which is a stairway covered in thorns.|
|172 (6)||"Love and Moon Power! The End of The Nightmare"
"Ai no mūn pawā! Akumu no owaru toki" (愛のムーンパワー!悪夢の終わる時)
|May 4, 1996|
|Sailor Chibi Moon and Sailor Saturn face Nehelenia. Sailor Saturn attempts to use her Silence Glaive Surprise and unleash its deadly destructive powers, but Chibiusa stops her. Usagi finally arrives in time to see Chibiusa disappear as the curse progresses. When the nine Sailor Soldiers' energy and power helps Usagi transform into Eternal Sailor Moon, Nehelenia reveals that she experienced a lonely childhood, but that the mirror kept her company. Usagi's pity breaks the curse over Mamoru. Chibiusa returns, all of the other Sailor Soldiers are freed, and Eternal Sailor Moon's power returns Nehelenia to her childhood.|
|173 (7)||"Meetings and Farewells! The Stars of Destiny Turnover"
"Wakare to deai! Unmei no hoshiboshi no ryūten" (別れと出会い!運命の星々の流転)
|May 11, 1996|
|Leaving for New York City to study abroad in America, Mamoru gives Usagi a pre-engagement ring. While Mamoru is about to leave, three new popular idols named the Three Lights appear. (Seiya/Sailor Star Fighter, Yaten/Sailor Star Healer, and Taiki/Sailor Star Maker). A new enemy, Sailor Iron Mouse, extracts a woman's Star Seed, but Eternal Sailor Moon appears to stop her. However, the woman who had her Star Seed extracted, transforms into a Phage, a monstrous form of a human once their Star Seed is exposed and allowed to turn black. A group of three mysterious Sailor Senshi, named the Sailor Starlights, said that it is impossible to turn a human back to its original form after they become a Phage. However, Eternal Sailor Moon is able to turn the woman back to normal with the Eternal Tier.|
|174 (8)||"New Transfer Students! Storm's Begin"
"Gakuen ni fuku arashi! Tenkōsei wa aidoru" (学園に吹く嵐!転校生はアイドル)
|May 18, 1996|
|The Three Lights arrive at Usagi's high school as new students. They want to join a club. Seiya joins the American Football Team and meets the captain, Kayama. Sailor Iron Mouse turns him into a Phage. The Sailor Starlights showed up again, and the other Senshi meet them.|
|175 (9)||"Aim to be an Idol! Minako's Ambition"
"Aidoru wo mezase! Minako no yabō" (アイドルをめざせ!美奈子の野望)
|May 25, 1996|
|Minako aims to jump-start her idol career by becoming the Three Lights' personal assistant. Meanwhile, Iron Mouse sets her sights on a pushy hot-shot photographer.|
|176 (10)||"Fighter's True Form! A Shocking Super Transformation"
"Faitā no shōtai! Shōgeki no chōhenshin" (ファイターの正体!衝撃の超変身)
|June 8, 1996|
|The Three Lights practice for an upcoming dance-musical, with a harsh female director who holds down another job as a nun in Rei's school. Seiya, especially, doesn't get along with her. Sailor Iron Mouse selects this woman as her new target, and Seiya transforms alone to try and stop her. Sailor Mars and Sailor Moon convince Seiya not to kill her.|
|177 (11)||"Entrusting Dreams and Romance to the Stars! Taiki's Transformation"
"Hoshi ni takusu yume to roman! Taiki no henshin" (星に託す夢とロマン!大気の変身)
|June 15, 1996|
|Professor Amanogawa who is also Ami's sensei at the Senshi's high school anticipates the return of a comet visible from Earth. Ami who is excited about it invites Taiki but he tells her the weather forecast is 100% rain stating that the comet wont be seen before Taiki leaves Ami tells him that she believe's that they will be able to see the comet. The next day it begins to rain, and it looks bad for viewing of the comet. Meanwhile, Sailor Iron Mouse attacks Amanogawa turning him into a phage who starts attacking Ami, and Taiki after thinking about what Ami said decides to go once he gets there he hears Ami scream, He transforms to battle him. Amanogawa is turned back to normal and the sky clears up, allowing for clear viewing of the comet.|
|178 (12)||"Luna Saw It!? Idol Yaten's True Face"
"Luna wa mita!? Aidoru Yaten no sugao" (ルナは見た!?アイドル夜天の素顔)
|June 22, 1996|
|Seiya signs the Three Lights up for a TV program about pop idols and their pets, but a Chameleon they had ready for the show runs away. Luna does not stay far, however, and Yaten takes her in, not knowing that she belongs to Usagi. Yaten bonds with Luna, while the Senshi try to find out Luna's purposes. The audience identifies Yaten as Sailor Star Healer.|
|179 (13)||"Enemies? Allies? Starlights and Sailor Soldiers"
"Teki? Mikata? Sutāraitsu to Sērā Senshi" (敵?味方?スターライツとS戦士)
|June 29, 1996|
|Taiki runs into Makoto in the school greenhouse and asks her to come and cook with him on a TV program. Usagi volunteers to serve as Makoto's assistant and makes a mess of things, while the head chef of the program turns into a Phage. Taiki laughs for the very first time in years.|
|180 (14)||"The Brightness of the Calling Stars! Haruka and Company into the War"
"Yobiau hoshi no kagayaki! Haruka-tachi sansen" (呼び合う星の輝き!はるか達参戦)
|July 13, 1996|
|The Three Lights and Michiru plan a joint concert, and the Senshi want to obtain tickets. After the concert, Seiya and Michiru romantically flirt. Haruka and Seiya openly disagree with each other. Sailor Iron Mouse attacks a famous conductor.|
|181 (15)||"Seiya and Usagi's Heart-Pounding Date"
"Seiya to Usagi no doki-doki dēto" (セイヤとうさぎのドキドキデート)
|July 20, 1996|
|Seiya and Usagi go on a romantic date. They spend the day at an amusement park and go dancing, which causes Usagi some discomfort. Sailor Iron Mouse targets Seiya, forcing him to transform into Sailor Star Fighter. Usagi, having transformed into Eternal Sailor Moon, arrives on the scene and notices the pin Seiya won as a prize on the ground. She questions the Starlights about his disappearance. Iron Mouse, having seen the transformation, threatens to reveal Seiya's identity. Before she can do so, however, Galaxia appears and removes Iron Mouse's magical bracelets, causing her death.|
|182 (16)||"Invasion from Space! Seiren Comes Flying In"
"Uchū kara no shinryaku! Seirēn hirai" (宇宙からの侵略!セイレーン飛来)
|August 3, 1996|
|Galaxia's new Sailor Soldiers, Sailor Aluminum Seiren and Sailor Lead Crow, take up Sailor Iron Mouse's task. Usagi finds a strange little girl, whom she tries to talk with. The girl, who apparently can only say "Chibi", then runs off. She later appears at Usagi's home, Ikuko-mama now declaring her Usagi's sister. After a search for a lost Chibi Chibi, Sailor Aluminum Seiren changes a chief of police into a Phage. Usagi and Setsuna now have to face this new enemy.|
|183 (17)||"The Scream of Dead Souls? The Mystery of Terror Camp"
"Shiryō no sakebi? Kyōfu kyampu no kaijin" (死霊の叫び!?恐怖キャンプの怪人)
|August 10, 1996|
|Sailor Aluminum Seiren attacks an unidentified man. Usagi and the others travel to a lake, and Rei reveals that her first cousin, a ceramic artist, lives nearby. The Three Lights have come to the same lake to film a horror movie. A monster appears and ravages Usagi's camp, causing Usagi and Rei to transform while the rest scatter. The monster's dialogue and the way he reacts to a pendant Rei reveals him as Rei's first cousin, Kengo, turned Phage.|
|184 (18)||"A Night for Just Us! Usagi's Pinch"
"Futarikiri no yoru! Usagi no pinchi" (ふたりきりの夜!うさぎのピンチ)
|August 17, 1996|
|Upon learning that Usagi will spend the night alone, Seiya offers to sleep over and protect her. Before Seiya can reveal his secret identity as Sailor Star Fighter, Chibi Chibi interrupts. All the Sailor Senshi (except Hotaru and Setsuna) as well as Taiki and Yaten "happen" to come by, and a pushy news reporter for a tv show, gets turned into a Phage inside Usagi's house. Chaos ensues.|
|185 (19)||"Taiki Sings With Excellence! A Believing Heart Carried by a Song"
"Taiki zesshō! Shinjiru kokoro wo uta ni komete" (大気絶唱!信じる心を歌にこめて)
|August 31, 1996|
|A young girl named Misa lies in the hospital (that Ami's mom works at) suffering from a dangerous and almost incurable illness. Misa is a huge fan of the Three Lights, Ami tells Usagi about it who decides to bring Taiki as a present and when Taiki comes to greet her, the drawing she makes looks just like a mysterious Princess the Starlights are searching for. A doctor from America comes to perform Misa's operation, turns into a Phage, but is transformed back and successfully completes Misa's surgery.|
|186 (20)||"The Mystery of Chibi Chibi! The Big Noisy Chase"
"Chibichibi no nazo! Osawagase daitsuiseki" (ちびちびの謎!おさわがせ大追跡)
|September 7, 1996|
|Chibi Chibi comes home with a bag of candy, and Usagi wonders where she got it. Usagi follows her when she goes out again, believing that she has gone to visit a "world of sweets". She loses track of Chibi Chibi, only to find her again in an extravagant mansion with a very rich man, who is turned into a Phage. Usagi soon believes she and Chibi Chibi are somehow alike.|
|187 (21)||"The Power of a Shining Star! ChibiChibi's Transformation"
"Kagayaku hoshi no pawā! Chibichibi no henshin" (輝く星のパワー!ちびちびの変身)
|September 14, 1996|
|The founding member of the Three Lights Fan-club notices Usagi's familiarity with the Three Lights, and challenges her to a game of softball. She must win to continue associating with Seiya. After Seiya trains Usagi, the game starts. Before the final inning, Sailor Lead Crow attacks the opposing team's captain. Usagi transforms to save her, but Sailor Aluminum Siren sees her, decides that Usagi holds the true Star Seed, and attacks her. Chibi Chibi appears as a Sailor Soldier, providing the new power for a much stronger and more powerful attack, Silver Moon Crystal Power Kiss, Eternal Sailor Moon uses to defeat the phage. Later, Usagi makes the game-winning catch.|
|188 (22)||"An Invitation to Terror! Usagi's Night Flight"
"Kyōfu e no shōtai! Usagi no yakan hikō" (恐怖への招待!うさぎの夜間飛行)
|October 12, 1996|
|Ami, Rei, Makoto, and Minako all have tickets to board a fan-club flight with the Three Lights. Jealous at missing out on all the fun, Usagi sadly walks back home to find a letter addressed to Eternal Sailor Moon from Sailor Aluminum Siren. Realizing that the flight is actually a trap, Usagi is desperate to save her friends. The Super Sailor Team and the Starlights are forced to reveal their identities to each other, and Aluminum Siren is killed for not finding a real Star Seed.|
|189 (23)||"Torn Between Duty and Friendship! Confrontation Among the Sailor Soldiers"
"Shimei to yūjō no hazama! Sērā Senshi-tachi no tairitsu" (使命と友情の間!S戦士達の対立)
|October 19, 1996|
|Usagi feels torn between the Three Lights as her friends and as Senshi. Yaten and Taiki urge Seiya to stay away from Usagi, and a local DJ gets turned into a Phage. Eternal Sailor Moon defeats him, but Sailor Tin Nyanko makes a sneak-attack on her with a paw-shaped blaster. Seiya jumps in and takes the blast for Eternal Sailor Moon, which causes him great pain. Sailor Star Healer and Sailor Star Maker show up, and cruelly tell the Sailor Senshi to stay away from them.|
|190 (24)||"Truth Revealed! Seiya and Company's Past"
"Akasareta shinjitsu! Seiya-tachi no kako" (明かされた真実!セイヤ達の過去)
|October 26, 1996|
|The Outer Senshi (except Sailor Saturn) and the Sailor Starlights reveal their identities to each other. Seiya tells them he will not see Usagi anymore. Usagi tries to get in contact with Seiya, despite opposition from the Outer Senshi and the other Starlights. Seiya secretly invites Usagi to an upcoming concert, where his song reveals to Usagi his past. Galaxia destroyed their homeworld and so many others. Their princess escaped, they followed behind her, and they are now searching for her. Seiya, still not fully recovered after his injury, faints from exhaustion after singing. The manager of the concert is turned into a Phage.|
|191 (25)||"When a Light Butterfly Dances in the Air! Premonition of a New Wave"
"Hikari no chō ga mau toki! Atarashī nami no yokan" (光の蝶が舞う時!新しい波の予感)
|November 9, 1996|
|Ami, Rei, Makoto, and Minako, go to a game-event in order to get closer to Taiki and talk to him about Seiya and Usagi but just when the games begin Rei,Makoto and Minako lost which ends up leaving Ami to win. A woman is turned into a Phage, and the Sailor Senshi are forced to fight it until Usagi arrives.|
|192 (26)||"Straight to Your Dream! Idol Minako is Born?"
"Yume icchokusen! Aidoru Minako no tanjō!?" (夢一直線!アイドル美奈子の誕生)
|November 16, 1996|
|Minako has tried out in an idol competition judged by Yaten and has reached the final round. Sailor Tin Nyanko, in disguise, is also judging. Everyone keeps telling her not to forget her "real dream" outside of her duties. One of the judges is turned into a Phage. Yaten begins to understand the Senshi more now. He also gets closer to Minako. Minako passes the final round, but decides being with her best friends is more important now.|
|193 (27)||"The Silver Crystal is Stolen! The Fireball Princess Appears"
"Ubawareta ginzuishō! Kakyū Purinsesu shutsugen" (うばわれた銀水晶!火球皇女出現)
|November 30, 1996|
|Preparations for the school's festival are moving in. Usagi invites Seiya over, but Yaten and Taiki interrupt upon discovering Chibi Chibi has their princess' incense burner. Sailor Lead Crow has identified Usagi and the others as Sailor Senshi; thanks to a diary that Sailor Aluminum Siren has left behind, and confronts her at the local school festival. Sailor Lead Crow threatens the lives of bystanders with a black hole. Usagi allows her silver Star Seed to be taken, but Sailor Tin Nyanko attacks Lead Crow, who drops the black hole, gets sucked in, and dies. Usagi and Chibi Chibi are swallowed by it as well, but the power of the incense burner Chibi Chibi produces destroys the black hole. Usagi's Star Seed is returned to her as she floats down in the arms of a woman that the Starlights identify as the princess they have been searching for so long.|
|194 (28)||"Holy War in the Galaxy! Sailor Wars Legend"
"Ginga no seisen! Sērā Wōzu densetsu" (銀河の聖戦 セーラーウォーズ伝説)
|December 7, 1996|
|Princess Kakyuu reveals that she came to planet Earth to find the mystical almighty Light of Hope that will stop Galaxia from trying to plunge the entire universe into chaos. The Sailor Senshi try to protect Usagi from an attack, by following her all the time. Meanwhile, Usagi tries to contact Mamoru as she now getting very concern. Sailor Tin Nyanko attempts to attack Usagi on the roof of her high-school. When Eternal Sailor Moon uses her much, much stronger attack on Tin Nyanko, her right golden bracelet is knocked off by the enormously strengthened attack, causing that side of Tin Nyanko to turn white. Usagi falls in depress in front of Seiya, as she can't stand without Mamoru being by her side any longer, so Seiya comforts her.|
|195 (29)||"Fireball Princess Dies Out! Galaxia Descends"
"Kakyū Purinsesu shōmetsu! Gyarakushia kōrin" (火球皇女消滅!ギャラクシア降臨)
|December 14, 1996|
|With their princess found, the Three Lights announce that they will disband and hold their final concert. Rei soons learns from Usagi that she didn't get a reply from Mamoru since he left. Then Ami found disturbing news that Mamoru never arrive in America. Usagi visits Seiya and admits she sees him an 'one-sided love' as he feels the same way. As the Three Lights perform the finale of their concert, Sailor Tin Nyanko attacks, but she feels torn between her good side and her bad side. Galaxia appears and removes her last bracelet that kills her. Princess Kakyuu ultimately sacrifices herself to defend the Sailor Soldiers, and Galaxia obtains her Star Seed.|
|196 (30)||"When the Galaxy Perishes! The Sailor Soldiers' Final Battle"
"Ginga horobiru toki! Sērā Senshi saigo no tatakai" (銀河滅びる時!S戦士最後の戦い)
|January 11, 1997|
|With Princess Kakyuu's Star Seed in hand, Galaxia begins to attack the Earth and obtains the Star Seeds of every innocent person. The Starlights have already confronted Galaxia to avenge their princess, and the Sailor Soldiers goes after them. When they reach Galaxia and the Starlights, Galaxia steals the four Guardian Sailor Soldiers' Star Seeds, killing them. Seeing all the Star Seeds that Galaxia has been gathering, Eternal Sailor Moon recognize one of them to be Mamoru!|
|197 (31)||"Ruler of the Galaxy! Galaxia's Threat"
"Ginga no shihaisha! Gyarakushia no kyōi" (銀河の支配者! ギャラクシアの脅威)
|January 18, 1997|
|Eternal Sailor Moon learns what happened to Mamoru. Galaxia took his golden Star Seed in the beginning of the season. The Senshi retreat to Galaxy TV, where Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Saturn head off to fight Galaxia. Sailor Saturn also learns Galaxia the one responsible for releasing Nehelenia, in order to force her awakening. Their efforts prove futile, and Galaxia simply offers them a deal to side with her and live without their Star Seeds. Pluto and Saturn oppose, but Uranus and Neptune accept Galaxia's bracelets. To prove their loyalty to her, they kill Pluto and Saturn and obtain their Star Seeds.|
|198 (32)||"Disappearing Stars! The End of Uranus and Neptune"
"Kieyuku hoshiboshi! Uranusu-tachi no saigo" (消えゆく星々!ウラヌス達の最期)
|January 25, 1997|
|Eternal Sailor Moon and the Starlights must face off their own teammates in a battle for their lives. When Galaxia commands the two to take their Star Seeds, they turn on to Galaxia and attack her instead, thinking once that her Star Seed is removed, she'll be killed. But Galaxia has no Star Seed, and since Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune betrayed her, she removes their bracelets and leaves them to die. After the Starlights encourage Eternal Sailor Moon to keep fighting, Galaxia reveals a shocking revelation. She is in fact the legendary Sailor Soldier who sealed Chaos into her own body, Sailor Galaxia.|
|199 (33)||"The Light of Hope! Final Battle for the Galaxy"
"Kibō no Hikari! Ginga wo kaketa saishū kessen" (希望の光!銀河をかけた最終決戦)
|February 1, 1997|
|With only Eternal Sailor Moon, Chibi Chibi, and the Starlights left, the Starlights give the last of their strength and energy to attempt to defeat Sailor Galaxia, but they suffer terrible wounds in the process. Eternal Sailor Moon believes it is possible to turn Sailor Galaxia good again, and while her Eternal healing powers attempt to work, Sailor Galaxia retaliates at the last minute and breaks her Eternal Tier, nearly killing Eternal Sailor Moon, by shattering her Star Seed. Chibi Chibi then reveals herself as the long-lost, Light of Hope.|
|200 (34)||"Usagi's Love! The Moonlight Lights Up the Galaxy"
"Usagi no ai! Gekkō ginga wo terasu" (うさぎの愛!月光銀河を照らす)
|February 8, 1997|
Chibi Chibi restores Eternal Sailor Moon's Star Seed, and transforms into the mystical Sword of Sealing, which she begs Princess Serenity to use as a weapon to defeat Sailor Galaxia. Princess Serenity refuses to kill her, believing that she still has kindness inside her. She instead heals Sailor Galaxia, and gives her the strength to expel Chaos entirely from her body, an act which returns darkness to the hearts and minds of all life, where it belongs together with the Light of Hope. After the battle, everyone returns to life, including Mamoru, very much to Usagi's joy and happiness. The Starlights and Princess Kakyuu bid their goodbyes and leave to their home planet. The anime ends with Usagi and Mamoru kissing under a large full moon.Note: "Moonlight Densetsu", the opening song used for the first four seasons, plays over a photo-montage and the end-credits.
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