Sailor Moon R

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Sailor Moon R
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The anime series logo, which translates to Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon R
Country of originJapan
No. of episodes43
Original networkTV Asahi
Original releaseMarch 6, 1993 (1993-03-06) –
March 12, 1994 (1994-03-12)
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The second season of the Sailor Moon anime series, titled Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon R[1][2] (美少女戦士セーラームーンR, Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn Āru), was produced by Toei Animation and directed by Junichi Sato and Kunihiko Ikuhara. According to the booklet from the Sailor Moon Memorial Song Box,[3] the letter "R" stands for the word "Romance", "Return" or "Rose".

Like the rest of the series, it follows the adventures of Usagi Tsukino and her fellow Sailor Guardians. The first 13 episodes consist of the "Makai Tree" arc, while the following 29 episodes consist of the "Black Moon Clan" arc which adapts the fourth through seventh volumes of the Sailor Moon manga series by Naoko Takeuchi. After defeating the Dark Kingdom, the Sailor Guardians encounter the Hell Tree aliens. Afterwards, the Black Moon Clan starts planning an operation to steal energy at the Star Points of the future Crystal Tokyo, forcing the Sailor Guardians to confront them with her daughter from the future, Chibiusa.

This season makes use of two pieces of theme music: one opening theme and one ending theme. The opening theme, titled "Moonlight Densetsu" (ムーンライト伝説, Mūnraito Densetsu, lit. "Moonlight Legend") , is performed by the idol group DALI.[4] The ending theme "Otome no Policy" (乙女のポリシー, Otome no Porishī, lit. "A Maiden's Policy") is performed by Yoko Ishida.[4] DIC Entertainment used an English-language version of the Japanese opening theme as both the opening and ending theme.[5]

The season aired from March 6, 1993 to March 12, 1994 on TV Asahi in Japan. In the 1994 "favorite episode" polls for Animage, "Protect Chibiusa! Clash of the 10 Warriors" came in eighth place.[6] The following year, "The Final Battle Between Light and Darkness! Love Sworn to the Future" came in seventh place.[7]

The season was licensed and heavily edited for a dubbed broadcast and VHS/DVD release in English by DIC Entertainment. It was the last season to be dubbed by DIC. The first 25 episodes of their adaptation were aired on the Canadian channel YTV from October 25 to November 28, 1995.[8] Eventually, the remaining 17 episodes aired from October 4 to November 21, 1997, omitting only one of the season's 43 episodes. Starting with the third season, Cloverway Inc. took over dubbing new episodes for broadcast on Cartoon Network. Later, ADV Films re-released the series in an uncut, albeit subtitle-only, DVD box set, which also omitted episode 67 from the release. Afterward, in 2014, Viz Media began redubbing the series from the start for an uncut release, and released R in two DVD/Blu-ray boxsets on July 14 and October 27, 2015.

In 1993, Bandai published Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R for Super Nintendo Entertainment System.[9] In 1994, Angel, a subsidiary company of Bandai, developed and published Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R for Game Boy.[10]

Episode list (1993–1994)[edit]

No. DiC Entertainment dub title[8]
Original Japanese[11] and Viz Media[12] titles
Episode director(s) Writer(s) Art director(s) Animation director(s) Original airdate[11] English airdate
Orig./Viz DiC
4741"The Return of Sailor Moon"
"Moon Returns: The Mysterious Aliens Appear"
Transcription: "Mūn fukkatsu! Nazo no eirian shutsugen" (Japanese: ムーン復活!謎のエイリアン出現)
Kazuhisa TakenouchiShigeru YanagawaYoshiyuki ShikanoTaichi NakamuraMarch 6, 1993 (1993-03-06)November 10, 1995
Following the defeat of the Dark Kingdom, Usagi and her friends live happy but separate lives as the result of having their memories altered to not remember being Sailor Guardians. But the presence of two aliens called Ail and Ann, who assumed the identities of Seijuro and Natsumi and are gathering life energy from humans, forces Luna to restore Usagi's memories and ability to transform into Sailor Moon.
4842"So You Want to Be in Pictures"
"For Love and for Justice: Sailor Guardians Once Again"
Transcription: "Ai to seigi yue! Sērā Senshi futatabi" (Japanese: 愛と正義ゆえ!セーラー戦士再び)
Yūji EndōKatsuyuki SumisawaMinoru ŌkōchiShinya HasegawaMarch 13, 1993 (1993-03-13)November 13, 1995
Ami, Rei, Makoto, and Minako meet by chance during a casting call for a potential movie role, but an infiltration by Ail and Ann's Cardian monster forces Luna to reawaken their former memories as Sailor Guardians to help Sailor Moon once more.
4943"A Knight to Remember"
"For Whom is the White Rose? The Moonlight Knight Appears"
Transcription: "Shiroi bara wa dare ni? Tsukikage no Naito tōjō" (Japanese: 白いバラは誰に?月影の騎士登場)
Harume KosakaSukehiro TomitaKenichi TajiriMasahiro AndōMarch 20, 1993 (1993-03-20)November 14, 1995
Makoto becomes distraught when a Cardian targets her friend Shinozaki and she must fight to protect him, despite feeling weak from donating blood to save his life. A mysterious new ally appears, calling himself the Moonlight Knight.
5044"VR Madness"
"Usagi's Crisis: The Tiara Stops Working"
Transcription: "Usagi no kiki! Tiara sadō sezu" (Japanese: うさぎの危機!ティアラ作動せず)
Takao YoshizawaMegumi SugiharaKazuyuki HashimotoKatsumi TamegaiApril 10, 1993 (1993-04-10)November 15, 1995
Usagi goes with her younger brother Shingo and their father to a virtual-reality arcade which another Cardian attacks. But Usagi's Sailor powers begin to wane in the midst of the battle, preventing her from defeating the enemy.
5145"Cherry Blossom Time"
"A New Transformation: Usagi's Power-Up"
Transcription: "Atarashiki henshin! Usagi pawā appu" (Japanese: 新しき変身!うさぎパワーアップ)
Kunihiko IkuharaShigeru YanagawaYoshiyuki ShikanoHisashi KagawaApril 17, 1993 (1993-04-17)November 16, 1995
A Cardian attack during a cherry-blossom viewing shatters Usagi's Brooch renders Usagi powerless and her friends helpless until Queen Serenity fuses the Silver Crystal into Usagi's shattered brooch, giving her the Crystal Star Compact that is activated by saying Moon Crystal Power, Make Up- and a new much stronger wand known as the Cutie Moon Rod that activates the "Moon Princess Halation" attack.
5246"Kindergarten Chaos"
"The Targeted Kindergarteners: Venus to the Rescue"
Transcription: "Nerawareta enji! Vīnasu daikatsuyaku" (Japanese: 狙われた園児!ヴィーナス大活躍)
Takuya IgarashiKatsuyuki SumisawaMinoru ŌkōchiTaichi NakamuraApril 24, 1993 (1993-04-24)November 17, 1995
Minako becomes entangled with a kindergarten student who hero-worships Sailor Moon, just as the aliens choose to target younger victims for their energy. Sailor Venus becomes much stronger and more powerful and gains a new much stronger attack called Crescent Beam Shower.
5347"Much Ado About Babysitting"
"Mamoru and Usagi's Babysitting Mayhem"
Transcription: "Mamoru to Usagi no bebīshittā sōdō" (Japanese: 衛とうさぎのベビーシッター騒動)
Yūji EndōSukehiro TomitaKenichi TajiriKazuko TadanoMay 1, 1993 (1993-05-01)November 20, 1995
When a Cardian attacks a nursery, Usagi and Mamoru have to watch over a baby boy together, even though Mamoru still doesn't remember their previous strong and close romantic love connection. Sailor Mercury gains a new and much stronger attack, Bubble Spray Freezing, that can freeze enemies in solid ice.
5448"Raye's Day in the Spotlight"
"The School Festival is for Me?! Queen Rei's Song"
Transcription: "Bunkasai wa watashi no tame?! Rei joō nesshō" (Japanese: 文化祭は私のため?!レイ女王熱唱)
Harume KosakaKatsuyuki SumisawaKazuyuki HashimotoMasahiro AndōMay 8, 1993 (1993-05-08)November 21, 1995
Rei goes into song-writing for a festival at her school. Ail and Ann target the event and find themselves unwittingly becoming part of the festivities. Sailor Mars gains a much stronger and more powerful fire/flame-based attack Fire Soul Bird that is a massive fireball in the shape of a phoenix.
5549"Food Fetish"
"Is Seijuro the Moonlight Knight? Mako on Fire"
Transcription: "Tsukikage wa Seijūrō? Moeru Mako-chan" (Japanese: 月影は星十郎?もえるまこちゃん)
Kazuhisa TakenouchiMegumi SugiharaYoshiyuki ShikanoIkuko ItoMay 22, 1993 (1993-05-22)November 22, 1995
Makoto tries to reach out towards Ail, her latest crush, with a bentō of love, but merely ends up getting Ann riled and ready to strike back. Sailor Jupiter becomes much stronger and gains a much stronger and more powerful lightning/electric-based attack, Supreme Thunder Dragon.
5650"Mirror, Mirror on the Wall"
"Steal a Kiss from Mamoru! An's Project Snow White"
Transcription: "Mamoru no kisu ubae! An no Shirayuki-hime sakusen" (Japanese: 衛のキス奪え!アンの白雪姫作戦)
Noriyo SasakiSukehiro TomitaMinoru ŌkōchiShinya HasegawaMay 29, 1993 (1993-05-29)November 23, 1995
Mamoru's college friends put on a production of "Snow White", but all the others pull out, so Usagi and friends volunteer. An makes sure she gets the part of Snow White alongside Mamoru's "Prince" role, hoping to steal a kiss. Ail becomes jealous and attacks the production with a Cardian.
5751"Detention Doldrums"
"After School Trouble: Usagi is a Target"
Transcription: "Hōkago ni goyōjin! Nerawareta Usagi" (Japanese: 放課後にご用心!狙われたうさぎ)
Yūji EndōKatsuyuki SumisawaKenichi TajiriTaichi NakamuraJune 5, 1993 (1993-06-05)November 4, 1995
Usagi and An find themselves stuck in detention together after Usagi is caught eating in class and An mouths off to Haruna. An gradually resolves to reach out and steal Usagi's energy for survival, just as Ail fights the Senshi with another Cardian that is disobeying orders.
5852"Secret Garden"
"Disconnecting Love: The Raging Makai Tree"
Transcription: "Surechigau ai no kokoro! Ikari no Makaiju" (Japanese: すれちがう愛の心!怒りの魔界樹)
Takao YoshizawaShigeru YanagawaKazuyuki HashimotoKazuko TadanoJune 12, 1993 (1993-06-12)November 27, 1995
Ail and An begin to feel emotions they have never felt before when they find that the Makai Tree is withering to death. However, Usagi discovers the tree when she opens a door and it tries to capture her and drain her life energy.
"True Love Awakens: The Makai Tree's Secret"
Transcription: "Mezameru shinjitsu no ai! Makaiju no himitsu" (Japanese: めざめる真実の愛!魔界樹の秘密)
Kazuhisa TakenouchiShigeru YanagawaYoshiyuki ShikanoKatsumi TamegaiJune 19, 1993 (1993-06-19)November 28, 1995
The Makai Tree reveals its history and purpose, revealed to thrive on love rather than stolen life energy. Sailor Moon heals and cleanses the tree with her Cutie Moon Rod, turning it into a sapling. The Moonlight Knight reveals himself as an embodiment of Mamoru's subconscious, fading back into Mamoru's body with his memories restored. An is revived with her and Ail taking the Makai Sapling to a new planet to raise under their love.
6054"Serena Times Two"
"Angel or Devil? The Mysterious Girl from the Sky"
Transcription: "Tenshi? Akuma? Sora kara kita nazo no shōjo" (Japanese: 天使?悪魔?空からきた謎の少女)
Kunihiko IkuharaSukehiro TomitaMinoru ŌkōchiMasahiro AndōJune 26, 1993 (1993-06-26)October 25, 1995
As Mamoru and Usagi lean in for a romantic kiss, a small girl with bright pink hair falls out of the sky and lands on Usagi, demanding the Legendary Silver 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. Meanwhile, a new enemy, the Black Moon Clan, comes to Tokyo looking for Chibiusa.
6155"The Cosmetic Caper"
"Usagi Devastated: Mamoru Declares a Break-Up"
Transcription: "Usagi daishokku! Mamoru no zekkō sengen" (Japanese: うさぎ大ショック!衛の絶交宣言)
Kōnosuke UdaSukehiro TomitaKenichi TajiriMasahide YanagisawaJuly 3, 1993 (1993-07-03)October 26, 1995
Mamoru begins to have strange nightmares warning him to avoid Usagi at all costs that he is forced to break up with her, just as the Black Moon starts planning an operation to steal energy at the Crystal Points of the future Crystal Tokyo.
6256"Sailor Mercury Moving On?"
"A Guardian's Friendship: Goodbye, Ami"
Transcription: "Senshi no yūjō! Sayonara Ami-chan" (Japanese: 戦士の友情!さよなら亜美ちゃん)
Harume KosakaKatsuyuki SumisawaKazuyuki HashimotoTaichi NakamuraJuly 10, 1993 (1993-07-10)October 27, 1995
Ami receives an invitation to study abroad 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 ice. The Guardians also receive new transformation-devices and new and much stronger Sailor abilities and attacks.
6357"Gramps in a Pickle"
"Women Must Be Strong and Beautiful: Rei's New Special Technique"
Transcription: "Onna wa tsuyoku utsukushiku! Rei no shin hissatsu waza" (Japanese: 女は強く美しく!レイの新必殺技)
Yūji EndōShigeru YanagawaYoshiyuki ShikanoShinya HasegawaJuly 24, 1993 (1993-07-24)October 30, 1995
Rei's grandfather tries to attract more girls to the shrine, but Koan targets it in its role as a Crystal Point.
6458"Trouble Comes Thundering Down"
"In Search of the Silver Crystal: Chibi-Usa's Secret"
Transcription: "Ginzuishou motomete! Chibiusa no himitsu" (Japanese: 銀水晶を求めて!ちびうさの秘密)
Takao YoshizawaSukehiro TomitaMinoru ŌkōchiKazuko TadanoJuly 31, 1993 (1993-07-31)October 31, 1995
Continuing her search for the Silver Crystal in the midst of a Droid attack, a saddened Chibiusa accidentally causes a gravitational disturbance with her great magical strength and power.
6559"A Charmed Life"
"Dispute Over Love: Minako and Makoto's Conflict"
Transcription: "Koi no ronsō! Minako to Makoto ga tairitsu" (Japanese: 恋の論争!美奈子とまことが対立)
Takuya IgarashiMegumi SugiharaYoshiyuki ShikanoMasahiro AndōAugust 14, 1993 (1993-08-14)November 1, 1995
Makoto and Minako get into a fight that nearly breaks them apart, but an encounter with Calaveras and Petz (who run a charm-shop near a new Crystal Point) forces them to work together to defeat the sisters.
6660"A Curried Favor"
"Usagi's Parental Love: The Curry Romance Triangle"
Transcription: "Usagi no oyagokoro!? Karē na sankaku kankei" (Japanese: うさぎの親心?カレーな三角関係)
Harume KosakaShigeru YanagawaKazuyuki HashimotoKatsumi TamegaiAugust 21, 1993 (1993-08-21)November 2, 1995
Usagi tries to make curry for Chibiusa and Mamoru, but Calaveras and Petz target the supermarket.
67"The Beach, the Island and a Vacation: The Guardians' Break"
Transcription: "Umi yo Shima yo Bakansu yo! Senshi no kyūsoku" (Japanese: 海よ島よバカンスよ!戦士の休息)
Yūji EndōKatsuyuki SumisawaYoshiyuki ShikanoTaichi NakamuraAugust 28, 1993 (1993-08-28)
The Sailor Guardians go on vacation to the beach and end up looking for Chibiusa, who has found a baby plesiosaur on a volcanic island on the verge of erupting.
6861"Naughty 'N' Nice"
"Protect Chibi-Usa: Clash of the Ten Warriors"
Transcription: "Chibiusa wo mamore! Jū senshi no daigekisen" (Japanese: ちびうさを守れ!10戦士の大激戦)
Kunihiko IkuharaSukehiro TomitaMinoru ŌkōchiIkuko ItoSeptember 11, 1993 (1993-09-11)November 3, 1995
Chibiusa tries to go back to the future because she feels that she doesn't belong in the present, but Koan and Berthier surprise and attack her. She manages to escape, but later Rubeus and the Sisters battle against Sailor Moon and the other Sailor Guardians, who try to protect Chibiusa.
6962"Prediction of Doom"
"Awaken the Sleeping Beauty: Mamoru's Distress"
Transcription: "Mezame yo nemureru bishōjo! Mamoru no kunō" (Japanese: 目覚めよ眠れる美少女!衛の苦悩)
Takao YoshizawaSukehiro TomitaYoshiyuki ShikanoKazuko TadanoSeptember 25, 1993 (1993-09-25)November 6, 1995
While Mamoru steps up his efforts to drive Usagi away, the Dark Moon once again attacks Chibiusa. The Sailor Guardians try to save her, but Sailor Moon falls into a deep sleep, promoting Tuxedo Mask to passionately kiss her.
7063"Enemies No More"
"Battle of the Flames of Love! Mars vs. Koan"
Transcription: "Ai no honō no taiketsu! Māzu tai Kōan" (Japanese: 愛の炎の対決!マーズVSコーアン)
Kōnosuke UdaKatsuyuki SumisawaMinoru ŌkōchiHisashi KagawaOctober 2, 1993 (1993-10-02)November 7, 1995
Koan intends on capturing Chibiusa at the Hikawa Shrine to try and win Rubeus's romantic love. However, Rubeus rejects Koan, which prompts Sailor Mars and Yuuichirou to show her the true meaning of true love and friendship.
"For Friendship! Ami vs. Berthier"
Transcription: "Yūjō no tame! Ami to Beruche gekitotsu" (Japanese: 友情のため!亜美とベルチェ激突)
Harume KosakaShigeru YanagawaKenichi TajiriMasahiro AndōOctober 16, 1993 (1993-10-16)November 8, 1995
Berthier challenges Sailor Mercury to a game of chess so she can get revenge on her, and ends up discovering the powerful force of true romantic love.
7265"Sibling Rivalry"
"Rubeus the Heartless: The Tragic Sisters"
Transcription: "Hijō no Rubeusu! Kanashimi no yon shimai" (Japanese: 非情のルベウス!悲しみの四姉妹)
Noriyo SasakiMegumi SugiharaKazuyuki HashimotoKatsumi TamegaiOctober 30, 1993 (1993-10-30)November 9, 1995
Rubeus tries to destroy the Sailor Guardians once and for all by giving the "Black Moon Stick" to the remaining Ayakashi Sisters so they can kill them. In the midst, however, Chibiusa accidentally sees the girls transform, revealing their identities as the Sailor Guardians, and that Usagi, as Sailor Moon, holds the Silver Crystal.
7366"Rubeus Evens the Score (Part 1 of 2)"
"A UFO Appears: The Sailor Guardians Abducted"
Transcription: "Yūfō shutsugen! Sarawareta Sērā Senshi-tachi" (Japanese: UFO出現!さらわれたセーラー戦士たち)
Yūji EndōKatsuyuki SumisawaYoshiyuki ShikanoTaichi NakamuraNovember 6, 1993 (1993-11-06)September 20, 1997
Chibiusa, saddened and confused that Usagi is Sailor Moon, steals the Silver Crystal and tries to go back to the future, while Esmeraude visits Rubeus and warns him of his replacement if he doesn't dispose of the Sailor Guardians. Due to Chibiusa's meddling, Rubeus succeeds in capturing the other Guardians.
7467"Rubeus Strikes Out (Part 2 of 2)"
"Defeat Rubeus: The Battle in Space"
Transcription: "Rubeusu wo taose! Uchūkūkan no kessen" (Japanese: ルベウスを倒せ!宇宙空間の決戦)
Hiroki ShibataKatsuyuki SumisawaKenichi TajiriKatsumi TamegaiNovember 13, 1993 (1993-11-13)September 27, 1997
Usagi reluctantly pursues Rubeus, who captures her and Chibiusa onboard his spaceship. There, she and Chibiusa must work together in their final battle against Rubeus to rescue the other Guardians.
7568"The Secret of the Luna Sphere"
"The Mysterious New Guardian: Sailor Pluto Appears"
Transcription: "Nazo no shin Senshi Sērā Purūtō tōjō" (Japanese: 謎の新戦士セーラープルート登場)
Takuya IgarashiShigeru YanagawaYoshiyuki ShikanoMasahiro AndōNovember 20, 1993 (1993-11-20)October 4, 1997
Chibiusa falls ill, and Sailor Pluto reveals herself to the Sailor Guardians to help Chibiusa.
7669"Emerald Takes Over"
"Magic of Darkness: Esmeraude's Invasion"
Transcription: "Ankoku no maryoku! Esmerōdo no shinryaku" (Japanese: 暗黒の魔力!エスメロードの侵略)
Tsunekiyo OtaniMegumi SugiharaKazuyuki HashimotoTaichi NakamuraDecember 4, 1993 (1993-12-04)October 11, 1997
Esmeraude begins a new assault on Tokyo, targeting the grand opening of a pastry-shop which the Guardians check out.
7770"Promises Fulfilled"
"Shared Feelings: Usagi and Mamoru in Love Once Again"
Transcription: "Omoi wa onaji! Usagi to Mamoru no ai futatabi" (Japanese: 想いは同じ!うさぎと衛の愛再び)
Harume KosakaSukehiro TomitaYoshiyuki ShikanoHideyuki MotohashiDecember 11, 1993 (1993-12-11)October 18, 1997
Desperate in wanting herself and Mamoru together again, Usagi takes a craft-session for a special good-luck bracelet. But the bracelet turns out to be 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, Usagi.
7871"No Thanks, Nurse Venus!"
"Venus: Minako's Nurse Mayhem"
Transcription: "Vīnasu Minako no nāsu daisōdō" (Japanese: ヴィーナス美奈子のナース大騒動)
Noriyo SasakiKatsuyuki SumisawaKenichi TajiriMasahiro AndōDecember 18, 1993 (1993-12-18)October 25, 1997
With nearly all of the Sailor Guardians bedridden due to a virus (created by Esmeraude to incapacitate them), Minako decides to play nursemaid to help them out...causing one disaster after another from her "good" intentions.
7972"Dog Day for Artemis"
"Artemis' Adventure: The Monster Animal Kingdom"
Transcription: "Arutemisu no bōken! Ma no dōbutsu ōkoku" (Japanese: アルテミスの冒険!魔の動物王国)
Yūji EndōShigeru YanagawaYoshiyuki ShikanoKatsumi TamegaiDecember 25, 1993 (1993-12-25)November 1, 1997
After getting sick of Luna's chiding, Artemis runs away to an animal-shelter controlled by Esmeraude's latest Droid.
8073"Smart Payoff"
"The Terrifying Illusion: Ami All Alone"
Transcription: "Kyōfu no gen'ei! Hitoribocchi no Ami" (Japanese: 恐怖の幻影!ひとりぼっちの亜美)
Hiroki ShibataSukehiro TomitaKazuyuki HashimotoHideyuki MotohashiJanuary 8, 1994 (1994-01-08)November 7, 1997
Esmeraude's latest Droid targets Sailor Mercury, using her feelings of doubt to try to make her turn against her friends.
8174"Child's Play"
"The Dark Gate is Completed? The Targeted Elementary School"
Transcription: "Ankoku gēto kansei? Nerawareta shōgakkō" (Japanese: 暗黒ゲート完成?狙われた小学校)
Kōnosuke UdaShigeru YanagawaKazuhisa AsaiTaichi NakamuraJanuary 15, 1994 (1994-01-15)November 11, 1987
Esmeraude's henchmen, Chiral and Achiral, target Chibiusa's school, forcing Chibiusa to witness her friends and classmates turn 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.
8275"Future Shocked"
"Journey to the Future: Battle in the Space-Time Corridor"
Transcription: "Mirai he no tabidachi! Jikū kairō no tatakai" (Japanese: 未来への旅立ち!時空回廊の戦い)
Harume KosakaKatsuyuki SumisawaKenichi TajiriHideyuki MotohashiJanuary 22, 1994 (1994-01-22)November 12, 1997
Sailor Moon and the rest of the team travel to the future and encounter Sailor Pluto once again. She opens the Gates of Time, and once in the Space-Time Corridor, they find out that Esmeraude has planned a trap for them. Esmeraude sends Droid Ryuax after the team and demands her to bring back Chibiusa and purposely forgets to tell her to bring back Sailor Moon - leaving Ryuax to kill Sailor Moon but after a full-blown battle the Sailor Guardians destroy Ryuax with the Sailor Planet attack and enter the gate of the future.
8376"Legend of the Negamoon"
"The Shocking Future: Demande's Dark Ambition"
Transcription: "Shōgeki no mirai! Demando no kuroki yabō" (Japanese: 衝撃の未来!デマンドの黒き野望)
Noriyo SasakiSukehiro TomitaYoshiyuki ShikanoMasahiro AndōJanuary 29, 1994 (1994-01-29)November 13, 1997
When the Sailor Guardians 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 Clan, and reveals Chibiusa as the daughter of Tuxedo Mask and Sailor Moon in the future of Crystal Tokyo. Meanwhile, Prince Demande kidnaps Sailor Moon due to her great resemblance to the beautiful Neo-Queen Serenity.
8477"Jealousy's Just Reward"
"Wiseman's Evil Hand: Chibi-Usa Disappears"
Transcription: "Waizuman no mashu! Chibiusa shōmetsu" (Japanese: ワイズマンの魔手!ちびうさ消滅)
Yūji EndōMegumi SugiharaKazuyuki HashimotoKatsumi TamegaiFebruary 5, 1994 (1994-02-05)November 14, 1997
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 Demande'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 Guardians and Tuxedo Mask 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 Saphir and Prince Demande will be "joining" Esmeraude. An eerily familiar laugh echoes around the room.
8578"Birth of Wicked Lady"
"The Dark Queen: Birth of Black Lady"
Transcription: "Ankoku no joō Burakku Redi no tanjō" (Japanese: 暗黒の女王ブラックレディの誕生)
Hiroki ShibataSukehiro TomitaKenichi TajiriHisashi KagawaFebruary 12, 1994 (1994-02-12)November 17, 1997
Wiseman continues brainwashing Chibiusa and tells her lies about her family and friends. 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.
8679"Brotherly Love"
"Saphir Dies: Wiseman's Trap"
Transcription: "Safīru zetsumei! Waizuman no wana" (Japanese: サフィール絶命!ワイズマンの罠)
Kōnosuke UdaKatsuyuki SumisawaKenichi TajiriShinya HasegawaFebruary 19, 1994 (1994-02-19)November 18, 1997
Saphir discovers the truth regarding Wiseman's ultimate plan, forcing him to escape to the past where the four former Ayakashi Sisters (whom Sailor Moon had healed with the Silver Crystal) discover him. But Wiseman tracks him down and kills him before he can warn his older brother of the true evil.
8780"Diamond in the Rough"
"Believing in Love and the Future: Usagi's Decision"
Transcription: "Ai to mirai wo shinjite! Usagi no kesshin" (Japanese: 愛と未来を信じて!うさぎの決心)
Harume KosakaSukehiro TomitaKazuhisa AsaiTaichi NakamuraFebruary 26, 1994 (1994-02-26)November 19, 1997
The Sailor Guardians enter the growing Dark Crystal to stop Wiseman, but Prince Demande abducts Sailor Moon once more. After finally helping him realize what is really going on, Demande ultimately sacrifices himself to allow her to save both the present and future.
8881"Final Battle"
"The Final Battle Between Light and Dark: Pledge of Love to the Future"
Transcription: "Hikari to yami no saishū kessen! Mirai he chikau ai" (Japanese: 光と闇の最終決戦!未来へ誓う愛)
Takuya IgarashiSukehiro TomitaKazuyuki HashimotoKazuko TadanoMarch 5, 1994 (1994-03-05)November 20, 1997
The Sailor Guardians 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. Then, Wiseman reveals that he is Death Phantom, and proceeds to open the Dark Gate to attack the Earth, forcing Sailor Moon to fight. Chibiusa cries, and her tear forms the Silver Crystal of the future. Together, Neo Queen Serenity and Chibiusa overpower the Death Phantom, destroying him and the Black Crystal forever. Later, Chibiusa returns to the future of Crystal Tokyo, and is finally reunited with her mother and father, and the future Sailor Guardians.
8982"Follow the Leader"
"Usagi and the Girls' Resolve: Prelude to a New Battle"
Transcription: "Usagi-tachi no ketsui! Atarashiki tatakai no jokyoku" (Japanese: うさぎ達の決意!新しき戦いの序曲)
Kōnosuke UdaKatsuyuki SumisawaMarch 12, 1994 (1994-03-12)November 21, 1997
A recap of the two previous seasons as well as a preview for the third season, Sailor Moon S. During the voice-overs, the Sailor Guardians argue over who will become the new main character.

Home video releases[edit]



Toei Video (Japan, VHS)
Volume Episodes Release date Ref.
美少女戦士セーラームーンR 1 47–50 July 21, 1994
2 51–54 August 21, 1994
3 55–58 September 21, 1994
4 59–62 October 21, 1994
5 63–66 November 21, 1994
6 67–70 December 9, 1994
7 71–74 January 25, 1995
8 75–78 February 25, 1995
9 79–82 March 21, 1995
10 83–85 April 21, 1995
11 86–89 May 21, 1995


Toei Video (Japan, Region 2 DVD)
Volume Episodes Release date Ref.
美少女戦士セーラームーンR 1 47–52 September 21, 2004 [13]
2 53–58 September 21, 2004 [14]
3 59–64 October 21, 2004 [15]
4 65–69 October 21, 2004 [16]
5 70–74 November 21, 2004 [17]
6 75–79 November 21, 2004 [18]
7 80–84 December 10, 2004 [19]
8 85–89 December 10, 2004 [20]
美少女戦士セーラームーンR DVD COLLECTION 1 47–69 March 21, 2010 [1]
2 70–89 April 21, 2010 [2]


Toei Video (Japan, Region A)
Volume Episodes Release date Ref.
美少女戦士セーラームーンR Blu-ray COLLECTION VOL.1 47–68 October 4, 2017 [21]
美少女戦士セーラームーンR Blu-ray COLLECTION VOL.2 69–89 December 6, 2017 [22]



United States[edit]
Buena Vista Home Video
Volume Episodes Release date Ref.
Sailor Moon: The Doom Tree Series 1 47–50 (41–44 edited) July 12, 2000 [23]
2 51–53 (45–47 edited)
3 54–56 (48–50 edited)
4 57–59 (51–53 edited)
ADV Films
Volume Episodes Release date Ref.
Volume 11: The Return of Sailor Moon 47–50 (41–44 edited) September 11, 2001 [24]
Volume 12: Tree of Doom! 51–54 (45–48 edited) September 11, 2001 [25]
Volume 13: Moonlight Knight and the Garden of Evil 55–58 (49–52 edited) November 13, 2001 [26]
Volume 14: Big Changes! 59–62 (53–56 edited) November 13, 2001 [27]
Volume 15: Invaders from the Future 63–66 (57–60 edited) January 29, 2002 [28]
Volume 16: By the Light of the Negamoon 68–71 (61–64 edited) January 29, 2002 [29]
Volume 17: Crystal Matrix 72–75 (65–68 edited) February 19, 2002 [30]
Volume 18: Looking for Trouble 76–79 (69–72 edited) February 19, 2002 [31]
Volume 19: Time Travelers! 80–84 (73–77 edited) March 13, 2002 [32]
Volume 20: Love Conquers All! 85–89 (78–82 edited) March 13, 2002 [33]


United States[edit]
ADV Films (Region 1)
Volume Episodes Release date Ref.
The Doom Tree Strikes! 49–54 (43–48 edited) September 3, 2002 [34]
The Return of the Doom Tree 55–60 (49–54 edited) October 15, 2002 [35]
The Trouble with Rini 61–66 (55–60 edited) October 15, 2002 [36]
The Ties that Bind 68–73 (61–66 edited) November 26, 2002 [37]
The Wrath of the Emerald 74–79 (67–72 edited) November 26, 2002 [38]
Time Travelers! 80–84 (73–77 edited) January 7, 2003 [39]
Love Conquers All! 85–89 (78–82 edited) January 7, 2003 [40]
Season Two – Uncut 47–66, 68–89 September 16, 2003 [41]
Viz Media (Region 1)
Volume Episodes Release date Ref.
Season 2 Part 1 47–68 July 14, 2015 [42]
Season 2 Part 2 69–89 October 27, 2015 [43]
United Kingdom[edit]
MVM Films (Region 2)
Volume Episodes Release date Ref.
Episodes 43–48 49–54 (43–48 edited) February 16, 2004 [44]
Episodes 49–54 55–60 (49–54 edited) March 8, 2004 [45]
Episodes 55–60 61–66 (55–60 edited) April 5, 2004 [46]
Episodes 61–66 68–73 (61–66 edited) May 10, 2004 [47]
Episodes 67–72 74–79 (67–72 edited) June 7, 2004 [48]
Episodes 73–77 80–84 (73–77 edited) July 3, 2004 [49]
Episodes 78–82 85–89 (78–82 edited) August 2, 2004 [50]
Australia and New Zealand[edit]
Madman Entertainment (Region 4)
Volume Episodes Release date Ref.
Season 2 Part 1 47–68 April 13, 2016 [51]
Season 2 Part 2 69–89 August 16, 2017 [52]
Complete Series 47–89 April 11, 2018 [53]

Blu-ray + DVD combo[edit]

United States[edit]
Viz Media (Region A)
Volume Episodes Release date Ref.
Season 2 Part 1 47–68 July 14, 2015 [42]
Season 2 Part 2 69–89 October 27, 2015 [43]
Australia and New Zealand[edit]
Madman Entertainment (Region B)
Volume Episodes Release date Ref.
Complete Series 47–89 April 11, 2018 [54]


Sailor Moon R: The Movie, known in Japan as Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon R: The Movie (劇場版 美少女戦士セーラームーンR, Gekijōban Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn Āru) and in the United States as Sailor Moon R: The Movie: The Promise of the Rose, is an anime film directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara and written by Sukehiro Tomita. The film debuted in Japanese theaters on December 5, 1993 and Pioneer Entertainment released it in the United States on February 8, 2000. On January 13, 2017, Viz Media re-released the movie re-dubbed and uncut for the first time in American theaters.

The events portrayed in this film seem to take place somewhere in the very end of the series, as Chibiusa knows about the identities of the Sailor Guardians, the characters are in the present rather than the future, and Mamoru and Usagi are back together. The film centers on the arrival of an alien named Fiore on Earth, who has a past with Mamoru and wishes to reunite with him. Unfortunately, Fiore is being controlled by an evil flower called Xenian Flower, forcing Usagi and her friends to save Mamoru and the Earth from destruction.

Japanese theaters featured a 15-minute short recap episode before the film titled Make Up! Sailor Soldier (メイクアップ!セーラー戦士, Meikuappu! Sērā senshi). The re-dub also included the English dubbed short.


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