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This article lists the episodes of the Sailor Moon anime series, covering Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon R (美少女戦士セーラームーンR Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn Āru?), the second season of the series. TV Asahi, Toei Agency and Toei Animation co-produced, and Junichi Sato and Kunihiko Ikuhara directed. The series originally aired on TV Asahi between March 6, 1993 and March 12, 1994. According to the "Memorial Song Box" booklet[citation needed], one can expand the letter "R" into either "Return" or "Romance".

Production for this season took place concurrently with that of the second story-arc (Black Moon)[1] of the manga by Naoko Takeuchi, closely following the story of the manga. Sailor Moon was originally intended[by whom?] 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. The premise she settled on, introducing the daughter of Sailor Moon from the future, came from her editor, Fumio Osano.[2]

Because the production of both manga and anime occurred at the same time, Sailor Moon R begins with a 13-episode sub-arc that does not appear in the manga, created to give Takeuchi time to catch up. This story features the Sailor Senshi regaining their memories and encountering the Makaiju aliens: it has become known as the Makaiju arc (or "Doom Tree" in the English-language dub). The main story arc explores the future of all the Senshi in a utopian city called Crystal Tokyo, ruled over by Neo-Queen Serenity and King Endymion. New characters introduced include Chibiusa, Sailor Pluto, and (in the manga) Diana. The Black Moon Clan, led by Prince Diamond, function as the primary villains.

The English-language dub, produced by DIC Entertainment, included an educational segment called "Sailor Says", at the end of each episode — in order to teach a moral based on the story shown. In its first airing, the English Sailor Moon series consisted of just 65 episodes, 40 of them taken from the first season. The 12 completed episodes of the Chibiusa/Black Moon arc were shown first, then the 13 Makaiju episodes from the start of the season.[3] The remaining 17 episodes of the Black Moon arc were not released for another three years, billed by Cartoon Network as "the lost episodes." One episode from the season, involving Chibiusa's friendship with a dinosaur, was omitted from the dub and is not included the subtitled DVD releases.

In the 1994 "favorite episode" polls for Animage, "Protect Chibiusa! Clash of the 10 Warriors" came in eighth place.[4] The following year, "The Final Battle Between Light and Darkness! Love Sworn to the Future" came in seventh place.[5]

The arc used "Moonlight Densetsu" as its opening theme music, with a closing theme of "Otome no Policy" ("Maiden's Policy"), performed by Yoko Ishida.

The subtitled DVD set bears the name "Sailor Moon - Season Two" rather than "Sailor Moon R".


Episode list

Orig. Ep. Dub Ep. English dubbed title / English subbed title[3]
Original Japanese title[6][7]
Original air date[6][7] English air date[7]
47 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 Ail and An, Luna restores Usagi's memories and her power to transform into Sailor Moon.

Fox showed this episode as a sneak peek before Sailor Moon premiered in the U.S.

48 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 Eiru and An's monstrous "Cardian" forces Luna to re-awaken their former memories so that they can battle the new threat.
49 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 childhood best friend) and she must fight to protect him. A mysterious new ally appears, calling himself the Moonlight Knight.
50 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 brother and father to a virtual-reality arcade which another Cardian attacks. But Usagi's powers begin to malfunction in the midst of the battle, preventing her from defeating the enemy.
51 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 and a new wand attack.
52 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.
53 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 youngster together, even though Mamoru still doesn't remember their previous connection.
54 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.
55 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 An riled and ready to strike back.
56 Mirror, Mirror On The Wall" / "Steal Mamoru's Kiss! An's Snow White Strategy[8]
"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. An makes sure she gets the part of Snow White alongside Mamoru's "Prince" role, hoping to steal a kiss. Eiru becomes jealous and attacks the production with a Cardian.
57 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 An find themselves stuck in detention together after Usagi is caught eating in class and An mouths off to the teacher. An gradually resolves to reach out and steal Usagi's energy for survival, just as Eiru fights the Senshi with another Cardian.
58 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. Eiru and An begin to feel things they have never felt before. Usagi discovers the Makaiju tree when she opens a door and it tries to capture her. The tree overcomes the building.
59 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 cleanses the tree with love, which it needed instead of energy. The Moonlight Knight reveals himself as a subconscious part of Mamoru, and regains his memories of Usagi. An revives, and she and Eiru go on to a new planet to raise a cutting of the Makaiju.
60 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 kiss, a small girl with pink hair falls out of the sky and lands on Usagi, demanding the 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.
61 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 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 powers. Chibiusa continues her search for the Silver Crystal.
63 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 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, Chibiusa accidentally causes a gravitational disturbance with her power.
65 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 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 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 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 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.
70 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 targets Chibiusa at the Hikawa Shrine to try and win Rubeus's love, but Sailor Mars and Yuuichirou fend her off, and Rubeus dumps her.
71 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 love.
72 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 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 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 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 Senshi to help Chibiusa.
76 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 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 re-unite with Usagi.
78 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 Senshi 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 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 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 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 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 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 tells them the legend of the Black Moon family, and reveals Chibiusa as the daughter of Tuxedo Mask and Sailor Moon. Meanwhile, Prince Dimande kidnaps Sailor Moon due to her resemblance to Neo-Queen Serenity.
84 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 Dimande'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 recognising 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 Dimande will be "joining" Esmeraude. An eerily familiar laugh echoes around the room...
85 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 her. He then uses his magic to the make her older, creating her dark alter-ego, Black Lady, and then uses her to open a Dark Portal in present-day Tokyo.
86 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
Saphir discovers the truth regarding Wiseman's ultimate plan, forcing him to escape to the past where the former Ayakashi Sisters (whom Sailor Moon had healed) discover him. But Wiseman tracks him down and kills him before he can warn his brother of the true evil.
87 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 sacrifices himself to allow her to save the present and future.
88 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 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 Silver Crystal of the future. Together, Usagi and Chibiusa overpower the Death Phantom, destroying him and the black Crystal forever. Later, Chibiusa returns to the future.
89 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 previous seasons as well as a preview for the next. During the voice-overs the Senshi argue over who will become the new main character.


References

  1. Sailormoon Channel (Japanese) Name of story arc given on the official website.
  2. Takeuchi, Naoko (October 23, 2003). "Punch!". Bishōjo Senshi Sailor Moon shinsouban Volume 3. Kodansha. ISBN 4-06-334783-4. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 YTV at http://web.archive.org. "YTV - Shows - Sailor Moon". Archived from the original on 2002-02-04. Retrieved 2006-10-15. 
  4. Script error
  5. Script error
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  8. The DVD box says 'Ann', but the DVD menu and the episode title cards each say 'En'.
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