List of Sailor Moon Sailor Stars episodes

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Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Sailor Stars
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The anime series title, which translates to Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Sailor Stars
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes34
Original networkTV Asahi
Original releaseMarch 9, 1996 (1996-03-09) – February 8, 1997 (1997-02-08)
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The fifth and final season of the Sailor Moon anime series, titled Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Sailor Stars[1][2] (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 directed by Takuya Igarashi and produced by Toei Animation. Like the rest of the Sailor Moon series, it follows the adventures of Usagi Tsukino and her fellow Sailor Guardians. The series is divided into two story arcs. The first 6 episodes consist of a self-contained arc in which the Sailor Guardians encounter Queen Nehelenia again. The remaining 28 episodes adapt material from the Sailor Moon manga by Naoko Takeuchi, in which the Sailor Guardians meet up with the Sailor Starlights, led by Princess Kakyuu. They discover that Sailor Galaxia, the leader of the "Shadow Galactica" organization and a corrupted Sailor Guardian, plans to increase her powers and rule the galaxy.

The season began broadcasting on TV Asahi on March 9, 1996 and ended on February 8, 1997 for 34 episodes. It was later released on DVD in six compilations with five episodes, by Toei, from September 26 to November 21, 2005.[3][4] In May 2014, Viz Media announced that they licensed the series from the start for an uncut release, and also that they plan to release the fifth season on Blu-ray and DVD. On December 14, 2015, Viz Media streamed the first episode of Sailor Moon Sailor Stars, along with the series finale of Sailor Moon SuperS, on Hulu in the United States, followed by a streaming release of the entire show on Tubi TV in Canada on July 15, 2016.

Sailor Stars will be released in a dual-language format in May 2019.

Three pieces of theme music were used: one opening theme and two ending themes. The opening theme, titled "Sailor Star Song", is performed by Kae Hanazawa. The ending theme, used for the first 33 episodes, is "Kaze mo Sora mo Kitto..." performed by Alisa Mizuki. The second and final ending theme is "Moonlight Densetsu" performed by Moon Lips.

Episode list (1996–1997)[edit]

No. Original Japanese[5] and Viz [6] titles Director Writer Art director(s) Animation director(s) Original airdate
167"The Flower of Nightmares Scatters: The Queen of Darkness Returns"
"Akumu hana wo chirasu toki! Yami no Joō fukkatsu" (悪夢花を散らす時!闇の女王復活)
Takuya IgarashiRyōta YamaguchiKenichi TajiriKatsumi TamegaiMarch 9, 1996 (1996-03-09)
Setsuna comes to take baby Hotaru from Professor Tomoe. Meanwhile, as Chibiusa prepares to go back to the future, a mysterious presence frees Nehelenia, who learns of Sailor Moon and Sailor Chibi Moon's survival as she sends glass shards from her broken mirror to Earth. One of the broken shards 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"Saturn Awakens: The Ten Sailor Guardians Unite"
"Satān no mezame! Sērā jū Senshi shūketsu" (サターンの目覚め!S10戦士集結)
Harume KosakaGenki YoshimuraKenichi TajiriShigetaka KiyoyamaMarch 23, 1996 (1996-03-23)
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 Guardians, she tries to warn Super Sailor Moon of the danger she is in. Super Sailor Moon becomes Eternal Sailor Moon for the first time with the aid of the nine Super Sailor Guardians' combined abilities.
169"The Cursed Mirror: 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)
Noriyo SasakiGenki YoshimuraMinoru ŌkōchiMinako ItōApril 13, 1996 (1996-04-13)
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 Guardians to find him. Just as she identifies that the shadow was Nehelenia, the dark queen drags Mamoru into her mirror world.
170"Night of Destiny: The Sailor Guardians’ Ordeals"
"Unmei no ichiya! Sērā Senshi no kunan" (運命の一夜!セーラー戦士の苦難)
Yuji EndoRyōta YamaguchiKazuyuki HashimotoMasahiro AndōApril 20, 1996 (1996-04-20)
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 Guardians 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 Super Sailor Mars and Super Sailor Neptune also caught in a trap.
171"For Love: the Endless Battle in the Dark World"
"Ai yue ni! Hateshinaki makai no tatakai" (愛ゆえに!果てしなき魔界の戦い)
Hiroki ShibataRyōta YamaguchiKenichi TajiriTakayuki GoraiApril 27, 1996 (1996-04-27)
Super Sailor Mars and Super 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. Another reflection of "The Snow Queen" is in this episode with Usagi being hypnotized into staying in a flowering meadow. In the story the heroine is made to forget her friend by the keeper of an eternal summer garden only to remember her friend when she sees a rose bush just like Super Sailor Jupiter's earring reminded Usagi of Tuxedo Mask.
172"Moon Power of Love: The Nightmare Ends"
"Ai no mūn pawā! Akumu no owaru toki" (愛のムーンパワー!悪夢の終わる時)
Junichi SatoRyōta YamaguchiKenichi TajiriMiho ShimogasaMay 4, 1996 (1996-05-04)
As the only two Super Sailor Guardians left standing, Super Sailor Chibi Moon and Super Sailor Saturn face Nehelenia. Out of options, Super Sailor Saturn attempts to use her immensely powerful and most destructive attack – Silence Glaive Surprise – to put an end to Queen Nehelenia and her curse of nightmares, but Super Sailor Chibi Moon stops her, as she does not want her best friend to perish. Usagi finally arrives in time to see Chibiusa disappear as the curse progresses. When the nine Sailor Guardians' 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 Super Sailor Guardians are freed, and Eternal Sailor Moon's power returns Nehelenia to her childhood.
173"Farewells and Encounters: the Transitioning Stars of Destiny"
"Wakare to deai! Unmei no hoshiboshi no ryūten" (別れと出会い!運命の星々の流転)
Takuya IgarashiRyōta YamaguchiKenichi TajiriYoshihiro KitanoMay 11, 1996 (1996-05-11)
Leaving for New York City to study abroad in America, Mamoru gives Usagi an 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 Guardians, 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"A School Storm: The Transfer Students Are Idols"
"Gakuen ni fuku arashi! Tenkōsei wa aidoru" (学園に吹く嵐!転校生はアイドル)
Harume KosakaKazuhiko KanbeKenichi TajiriMinako ItōMay 18, 1996 (1996-05-18)
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 show up again, and the other Guardians meet them.
175"Becoming 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)
Yuji EndoAtsushi MaekawaKazuyuki HashimotoTakayuki GoraiMay 25, 1996 (1996-05-25)
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"Fighter's Secret Identity: the Shocking Super Transformation"
"Faitā no shōtai! Shōgeki no chōhenshin" (ファイターの正体!衝撃の超変身)
Noriyo SasakiRyōta YamaguchiKazuhisa AsaiMiho ShimogasaJune 8, 1996 (1996-06-08)
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"A Star of Dreams and Wishes: 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)
Hiroaki SakuraiKazuhiko KanbeKenichi TajiriShigetaka KiyoyamaJune 15, 1996 (1996-06-15)
Professor Amanogawa, who is also Ami's sensei at the Guardians' 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 won't be seen before Taiki leaves. Ami tells him that she believes 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"Luna's Discovery: The Real Face of Yaten"
"Luna wa mita!? Aidoru Yaten no sugao" (ルナは見た!?アイドル夜天の素顔)
Harume KosakaRyōta YamaguchiKenichi TajiriYoshihiro KitanoJune 22, 1996 (1996-06-22)
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 Guardians try to find out Luna's purposes. The audience identifies Yaten as Sailor Star Healer.
179"Friend or Foe? Star Lights and the Sailor Guardians"
"Teki? Mikata? Sutāraitsu to Sērā Senshi" (敵?味方?スターライツとS戦士)
Yuji EndoGenki YoshimuraKenichi TajiriMinako ItōJune 29, 1996 (1996-06-29)
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"Calling of the Shining Stars: Enter Haruka and Michiru"
"Yobiau hoshi no kagayaki! Haruka-tachi sansen" (呼び合う星の輝き!はるか達参戦)
Takuya IgarashiAtsushi MaekawaKazuyuki HashimotoKatsumi TamegaiJuly 13, 1996 (1996-07-13)
The Three Lights and Michiru plan a joint concert, and the Guardians 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"Seiya and Usagi's Heart-Pounding Date"
"Seiya to Usagi no dokidoki dēto" (セイヤとうさぎのドキドキデート)
Junichi SatoKazuhiko KanbeKenichi TajiriMiho ShimogasaJuly 20, 1996 (1996-07-20)
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"Invaders from Outer Space: The Coming of Siren"
"Uchū kara no shinryaku! Seirēn hirai" (宇宙からの侵略!セイレーン飛来)
Noriyo SasakiRyōta YamaguchiKazuhisa AsaiShigetaka KiyoyamaAugust 3, 1996 (1996-08-03)
Galaxia's new henchwomen, 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"The Screaming Dead: Terror of the Camp Monster"
"Shiryō no sakebi? Kyōfu kyampu no kaijin" (死霊の叫び!?恐怖キャンプの怪人)
Hiroki ShibataKazuhiko KanbeKenichi TajiriYoshihiro KitanoAugust 10, 1996 (1996-08-10)
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"A Night Alone Together: Usagi in Danger"
"Futarikiri no yoru! Usagi no pinchi" (ふたりきりの夜!うさぎのピンチ)
Hiroaki SakuraiRyōta YamaguchiHidekazu NakanishiMinako ItōAugust 17, 1996 (1996-08-17)
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 Guardians (except Hotaru and Setsuna) as well as Taiki and Yaten "happen" to come by, and a pushy news reporter for a television show, gets turned into a Phage inside Usagi's house. Chaos ensues.
185"Taiki's Song Filled with Passion and Faith"
"Taiki zesshō! Shinjiru kokoro wo uta ni komete" (大気絶唱!信じる心を歌にこめて)
Yuji EndoAtsushi MaekawaKenichi TajiriKatsumi TamegaiAugust 31, 1996 (1996-08-31)
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"Chibi-Chibi's Mystery: The Big Noisy Chase"
"Chibichibi no nazo! Osawagase daitsuiseki" (ちびちびの謎!おさわがせ大追跡)
Masahiro HosodaGenki YoshimuraKazuyuki HashimotoMichiaki SugimotoSeptember 7, 1996 (1996-09-07)
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"The Shining Power of a Star: Chibi-Chibi's Transformation"
"Kagayaku hoshi no pawā! Chibichibi no henshin" (輝く星のパワー!ちびちびの変身)
Takuya IgarashiRyōta YamaguchiKenichi TajiriMiho ShimogasaSeptember 14, 1996 (1996-09-14)
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 Guardian, 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"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)
Noriyo SasakiKazuhiko KanbeHidekazu NakanishiShigetaka KiyoyamaOctober 12, 1996 (1996-10-12)
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 Seiren. 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 Seiren is killed for not finding a real Star Seed.
189"Duty or Friendship: Conflict Between the Sailor Guardians"
"Shimei to yūjō no hazama! Sērā Senshi-tachi no tairitsu" (使命と友情の間!S戦士達の対立)
Hiroaki SakuraiGenki YoshimuraKazuhisa AsaiMinako ItōOctober 19, 1996 (1996-10-19)
Usagi feels torn between the Three Lights as her friends and as Guardians. 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 Guardians to stay away from them.
190"Truth Revealed: The Star Lights' Past"
"Akasareta shinjitsu! Seiya-tachi no kako" (明かされた真実!セイヤ達の過去)
Hiroki ShibataAtsushi MaekawaKenichi TajiriKatsumi TamegaiOctober 26, 1996 (1996-10-26)
The Outer Guardians (except Sailor Saturn) and the Sailor Starlights reveal their identities to each other. Seiya tells them he will not see Usagi any more. Usagi tries to get in contact with Seiya, despite opposition from the Outer Guardians 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"Butterflies of Light: A New Chapter on the Horizon"
"Hikari no chō ga mau toki! Atarashī nami no yokan" (光の蝶が舞う時!新しい波の予感)
Masahiro HosodaRyōta YamaguchiKazuyuki HashimotoMichiaki SugimotoNovember 9, 1996 (1996-11-09)
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. When the games begin, Rei, Makoto and Minako lose, which ends up leaving Ami to win. A woman is turned into a Phage and the Sailor Guardians are forced to fight it until Usagi arrives.
192"Go for Your Dream: Minako Becomes an Idol"
"Yume icchokusen! Aidoru Minako no tanjō!?" (夢一直線!アイドル美奈子の誕生)
Yuji EndoKazuhiko KanbeHidekazu NakanishiShigetaka KiyoyamaNovember 16, 1996 (1996-11-16)
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 Guardians 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"The Stolen Silver Crystal: Princess Kakyu Appears"
"Ubawareta ginzuishō! Kakyū Purinsesu shutsugen" (うばわれた銀水晶!火球皇女出現)
Takuya IgarashiRyōta YamaguchiKazuhisa AsaiMiho ShimogasaNovember 30, 1996 (1996-11-30)
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, thanks to a diary that Sailor Aluminum Seiren had left behind, identified Usagi and the others as Sailor Guardians, 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"Crusade for the Galaxy: Legend of the Sailor Wars"
"Ginga no seisen! Sērā Wōzu densetsu" (銀河の聖戦 セーラーウォーズ伝説)
Hiroaki SakuraiRyōta YamaguchiKazuhisa AsaiYoshihiro KitanoDecember 7, 1996 (1996-12-07)
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 Guardians try to protect Usagi from an attack, by following her all the time. Meanwhile, Usagi tries to contact Mamoru as she is now getting very concerned. 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 collapses in despair in front of Seiya, as she cannot stand being without Mamoru by her side any longer, so Seiya comforts her.
195"Princess Kakyu Perishes: Advent of Galaxia"
"Kakyū Purinsesu shōmetsu! Gyarakushia kōrin" (火球皇女消滅!ギャラクシア降臨)
Masahiro HosodaKazuhiko KanbeHidekazu NakanishiMichiaki SugimotoDecember 14, 1996 (1996-12-14)
With their long-lost princess found, the Three Lights announce that they will disband and hold their final concert. Rei soon learns from Usagi that she didn't get a reply from Mamoru since he left. Then Ami found disturbing news that Mamoru never arrived in America. Usagi visits Seiya and admits she sees their pseudo-romance as a 'one-sided love'; He reciprocates the feeling. 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 Super Sailor Guardians, and Galaxia obtains her Star Seed.
196"Countdown to Destruction: The Sailor Guardians' Last Battle"
"Ginga horobiru toki! Sērā Senshi saigo no tatakai" (銀河滅びる時!S戦士最後の戦い)
Harume KosakaGenki YoshimuraKazuhisa AsaiMinako ItōJanuary 11, 1997 (1997-01-11)

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 Guardians go after them. When they reach Galaxia and the Starlights, Galaxia steals the four Inner Guardians' Star Seeds, killing them. Seeing all the Star Seeds that Galaxia has been gathering, Eternal Sailor Moon recognize one of them to be Mamoru's.

Note: Super Sailor Saturn (which mainly includes her own spirit and reincarnation , Hotaru Tomoe) returns from a 24-episode absence since Episode 172.
197"Ruler of the Galaxy: the Menace of Galaxia"
"Ginga no shihaisha! Gyarakushia no kyōi" (銀河の支配者! ギャラクシアの脅威)
Hiroki ShibataRyōta YamaguchiKazuyuki HashimotoShigetaka KiyoyamaJanuary 18, 1997 (1997-01-18)
Eternal Sailor Moon learns that Galaxia took Mamoru's golden Star Seed in the beginning of the season. The five Sailor Guardians retreat to Galaxy TV, where Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Saturn head off to fight Galaxia. Super Sailor Saturn also learns Galaxia was the one responsible for releasing Nehelenia, in order to force her awakening as the Guardian of Death and Destruction. 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"Dying Stars: Uranus and Neptune's Last Stand"
"Kieyuku hoshiboshi! Uranusu-tachi no saigo" (消えゆく星々!ウラヌス達の最期)
Junichi SatoAtsushi MaekawaYoshiyuki ShikanoYoshihiro KitanoJanuary 25, 1997 (1997-01-25)
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 Guardian who sealed Chaos into her own body.
199"The Light of Hope: the 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)
Masahiro HosodaRyōta YamaguchiKazuhisa AsaiMichiaki SugimotoFebruary 1, 1997 (1997-02-01)
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"Usagi's Love: The Moonlight Illuminates the Galaxy"
"Usagi no ai! Gekkō ginga wo terasu" (うさぎの愛!月光銀河を照らす)
Takuya IgarashiRyōta YamaguchiKazuyuki HashimotoKatsumi TamegaiFebruary 8, 1997 (1997-02-08)
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 and Princess Kakyuu, very much to Usagi's and the Starlights' 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.


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