Kyurene takes on the form of a beautiful woman, and at the request of Jadeite and Queen Beryl, sneaks into Jam Records, and infuses one of the tapes with subliminal high-frequency waves, which can drain the energy of anybody listening to it. But she gets her tape mixed up with Yusuke’s tape for Akiko. Cyrene stalks Yusuke, and tries to kill both he and Akiko, but Sailor Moon appears. Cyrene is able to use sonic waves in battle, strong enough to level small buildings.
Kyurene can turn into a bat or a human woman. Her nails double as extra long swords and she can use super sonic waves. She also has no trouble flying, and can disappear, leaving a trail of bats.
ADV had the name translated as Cyrene, which is also on the US trading card for the TCG game by Dart, while Viz is using the name Kyurene, which is how the name should be pronounced.
Yusuke is a jazz artist, madly in love with a woman named Akiko. He is a talented pianist, who is good at keeping his personal life a secret.
Akiko is oblivious to his feelings for her, even missing the point that his latest hit is called "A Waltz for Akiko" and is set to drop on her birthday!
Eventually, they do marry, which breaks Naru's heart, as even though she has no idea what he looks like or how old he really is, she has a major crush on him.
Episode 6: Protect the Melody of Love: Usagi Plays Cupid
First time Mamoru is 100% absent from an episode. Even Tuxedo Mask isn't mentioned.
Dropped in the US in 1995 due to
scenes where underage Usagi gets into a nightclub, tries to buy a drink,
dresses sexy and gets into a car with a complete stranger. No seatbelt.
Implied animal abuse when Usagi threatens to slap Luna if she doesn’t keep
Picking up from the last episode, this is the first to
feature the faces of Moon, Mars and Mercury in the sillouette scene of the
Meanwhile, Yusuke has a bouquet of roses and is standing in
the rain, much like his album cover. He is planning on telling Akiko how he
feels. Up inside the building, Kyurene leaves the tape in the recording
machine, hoping to infect the CDs and tapes being printed that day, but Akiko
pops inside unexpectedly. Kyurene hides behind a plant, and then fucks up her
hands, trying to bring her claws out.
But this happy moment soon turns into terror, as Yusuke
accidently tackles Usagi to the ground. Usagi's new outfit gets soaked,
prompting her to give one of the greatest death-stares of all time.
Usagi sneaks inside and listens to Yusuke playing. In the ADV sub, she threatened to slap Luna if she didn't quit fussing, but in the Viz sub, she just politely reminds Luna that she needs to stay still and act like a neck accessory. Whether she says it or not, DiC didn't want any part of this scene, as it just seems like she's threatening a cat…. While wearing hooker clothes.
she's listening to Yusuke play, a bartender asks her what she wants to drink.
At NO point is she carded or asked for any kind of identification to show she's of age. I would hope that the Luna Pen could produce one for her if asked, but that's kind of important.
Usagi starts to nod off, and doesn't notice that Yusuke has left the piano. So she and Luna try to find him.
takes the elevator to the car park. A weird looking man offers him a car and
tells Yusuke to meet him in a few minutes. Yusuke obliges, only when the
second elevator opens, it's Kyurene! Yusuke starts screaming like a girl,
allowing Usagi and Luna to find him. Kyurene steals the tape, transforms and
flies away, as Usagi gets Yusuke to wake up. He tells her about the tape, and
Luna figures the tape is being used for evil… yes. All by herself. Good job!
So what does Usagi do? The obvious thing, of course, which is to RIDE WITHOUT
A SEATBELT UNCHAPERONED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT WITH AN OLD MAN INSIDE OF
A STOLEN CAR!!!
spots Kyurene heading to the top of Jam Records, and the two head inside.
At no point did either Yusuke or Akiko stop and say "Hey, that cat just talked. Well never mind that, there's a naked teenager covered in magic ribbons." HOW did they miss this?? They're both wide awake and less than three feet from the kid!!
lands by a local stage, where Sailor Moon and Luna are already waiting, and
ready to give you a music lesson.
Sailor Moon figures out that you can deflect Kyurene's attacks by echoing the sound back on a microphone. So she flings a plugged in mic back at Kyurene, knowing it's plugged into a set of mega speakers. The sound waves destroy the mic and cause the speakers to erupt, sending Kyurene's sounds back to her in an amplified state. While she's distracted by the attack, Sailor Moon throws her tiara, disintegrating Kyurene alive. See? She was paying attention in science class, honest!
at Jam Records, Akiko is patching up Yusuke's hand. She scolds him for being
reckless, telling him what a crime it would be if he broke his hand.
"You might not ever play piano again!" To wit he says "If
something ever happened to you, I'd never be able to play piano again
anyway." Akiko blushes and FINALLY gets the hint.
Usagi uses the Luna Pen to turn her into an adult musician, hoping to gain access into 30 Thirties.
Apperantly, the Luna Pen translates that to mean "prostitute" as Usagi looks less like a pop star and more like a woman of ill repute about to turn tricks. Let's examine the costume one piece at a time.
For starters, nothing is color coordinated, except for the shoes matching the coat, both in red. These shoes are initially fugly with a weird point to the top, but in some frames, they later turn into basic, non-fugly red pumps while the jacket is cropped short and has zippers for the sleeves.
Usagi is not wearing a shirt. She's wearing a white camisole bra that opens via a ribbon in the front.
This is paired with a short, tight, black skirt with gold clips on either side, to help hold up the stockings she is sporting. The stockings are lavender and purple with white-lavender clips hanging off the sides.
Topping off the costume, Usagi has rigid, hoop earrings, and she is wearing Luna as a living stole.
The Luna Pen also decided a cut and color job was in order, and gave her a thick mane of lime green hair, with horrifying red streaks, lining gelled-up bangs. Her eyebrows are not only dyed greed, they're also thicker, just to finish the Oscar the Grouch look.
Surprisingly, the only makeup she is wearing is red nail polish. The idea is that at least some of this outfit is inspired by Madonna, who at the time was dressing in very sexy "Look at Me" clothes. The early 90's had a bit of sexuality to their runway clothing, but it didn't need to be on a 14 year old girl.
In the book version, Usagi & Naru (Bunny/Serena and Molly) are at Babel Records, located inside Crossroads Mall. Check out what the girls are listening to:
The entire book is rife with culture references from 1998-1999 and loaded with slang and DiC names, since the book came out right as the DiC dubs of all three movies were hitting VHS the same summer. The book series was meant for a tween and teen audience, so half of the scenes were re-written, however, it's main selling point was the inclusion of the episodes DiC had chopped out.
Another interesting note is that the book mentions that Naru's father is ten years older than her mother. This is never mentioned in the original anime or in the manga. The only thing officially known about Naru's father is that Naruru is using his credit card in Chibiusa's final Picture Diary manga, meaning he must be alive enough to make payments on it.
Amazon only wants $0.01 for the book, plus $3.99 shipping, which is a good bargain, considering the book's original price was $4.99 plus tax. When Sailormoon S became a hit on Toonami, some stores were charging upwards of $10.95 for it.