is actually the final time in the whole series Sailor Moon will be fighting without
another Sailor-suited Guardian by her side. This is also where the animation
if going to change a bit. If you'll notice, up until this point, Usagi looks
like a kid still, and being that she's 14 years old, that's for the best. But
gong forward, she will start to look more and more like a teen or young adult
girl, rather than a gawky tween. It's nice to see her grow and mature
throughout the series. It goes without saying as well that her pre-episode
explanations are about to change as well.
So in a Quirkalicious moment, we find Usagi racing to school with moons
plastered in the background and with her brooch being extra tiny. Toei must
have been working so hard at dropping the subliminal messages that they
forgot to re-size the locket.
She stops to see an ad for a new energy drink with Mikan doing ribbon
exercises. While reading the ad, Usagi says something that actually kind of
Okay, I know there are tons of teenage girls out there that are like this.
"If ________ says to try it, then I shall!" But this seriously is
frightening. In the first place, this kid has not yet been told that just
because a celebrity is being paid to endorse a product, it doesn't mean you
need to try it. And second, the whole "Mikan says I should" implies
you know her. Ah, Usagi-chan? Mikan is a celebrity, but you do not know her.
She is a STRANGER to you. Don't take what a celebrity says in the same light
as if they knew you, because they do not. And by the way, you're too young to
have an energy drink. Those things have caused heart attacks for crying out
Naru is also running late, and proceeds to bean Usagi in the head at full
force with her briefcase. OMG what a bitch!! But the most damning thing is
the next scene.
Oh, oh hell no. HELL NO!! First of all, you could have concussed Usagi back
at the drugstore, and second, scroll back up. Yeah, did you see that? The
bitch was SMILING!! That's right, she beaned Usagi upside her soft head, damn
near concussed her, SMILED about it, and now wants Usagi to thank her for
it?? Earth to Usagi, YOU NEED NEW FRIENDS!! Naru-chan, how about I bitch-slap
you with a briefcase a few rounds? See how you'd like it. I mean just LOOK at
Usagi right now. Her one eye is crooked. Thanks a lot, Naru.
Umino invites himself to the conversation, showing off a poster he bought of
Mikan from the internet. Pretty impressive when you factor in that this
episode took place a good four years before eBay was a thing. He uses his
chunky taupe laptop to find out bout Mikan's personal life. Apparently, she's
17 years old. Let's keep that in mind. Anyway, they learn Mikan is worth more
than two million yen, and Yumiko and Kuri comment that Mikan was discovered
in Juban. Umino then decides to tell them that Usagi is the only one with talent.
Umino is not very good at making new friends now is he?
Across town, Shingo makes a cameo at an autograph signing for Mikan. This is
never explained or brought up ever again, in fact, this is the only shot of
him anywhere near Mikan for the whole episode! Why are you here, Shingo?
Don't you have school? This may mean that Toei intended to have a bigger role
for Shingo in this episode, but either something was cut out or they just
forgot and decided not to draw a Mikan-Shingo scene in. We just might never
Well who cares about school? There's apparently tons of ditchers at the TV
station for Mikan.
Along with THIS creepy bastard. Seriously Jadeite, you're losing your touch
here. But somehow, nobody thinks a creeper in a trench coat is a
"bad" thing, so Jeddy is ignored.
And of course, Mikan has just become his target of the day.
naru convinces Usagi that they need to become a
song and dance duo, so they torture Luna by singing Moonlight Densetsu (The
Sailor Moon theme song) poorly. Where they found a cassette copy I have no
idea, but Luna is royally slacking off on keeping Usagi's song and image from
Shingo tries to get them to quiet down, but Naru and Usagi pretty much
instruct him to buzz off. And that's about as much of Shingo as we will see
for today. Man, that last scene really has me wondering.
Well since neither of the girls can figure out special relations, it comes as
no real surprise that they start hitting and stepping on each other mid-song.
This leads to a mini-fight, and Naru decides that from now on, she is Usagi's
rival. Again, kid, you need new friends.
After Naru leaves, Usagi is sitting up close to the TV set… with her back
turned to the TV set. This makes… no sense. And is that liquor up on that
table? WOW way to go Ikuko and Kenji! You're keeping LIQUOR around your 4th
and 8th graders. Yeah, that's brilliant parenting.
Ikuko and Kenji are watching a variety show, where a young man is training a…
a ah… chimp human hybrid to apologize?
Oh… oh God… did Kenji just suggest that they use Luna in the same way as the
Uh-oh. No no, no Usagi-chan…
PUDDOWN THAT CAT!!
SEE?? This is what alcohol does. Now you've let your concussed daughter
cat-nap Luna to use in a variety show. Happy now? And it causes Shingo to
lose a sock between frames.↑
Of course she would. YOU'RE DRUNK!!
And of course, Usagi has Luna imitate everything she saw on TV. See kids?
It's not just an American thing!
Meanwhile, Umino is also being forced to do things he will regret the rest of
his life, as Naru has snuck him into her room, to dress him up in drag and
slather makeup all over his pimply face. She tricks him into thinking this is
socializing, and that this will attract Usagi to him more.
And somehow, she'd dumb enough to believe it.
Later that evening, Mikan is alone in her apartment, taking a shower with the
windows wide open. Where are your parents?? You're 17 years old, lock the
freaking window!! Well too late of course, as Derella breaks in and uses her
sticky ice breath to tape Mikan to the bottom of the shower.
Mixed in with aaaaaaaaall her stank of the day….. Sniff it.
Derella takes on the form of Mikan, and then teams up with Jadeite to produce
a new event called the Cinderella Caravan, a talent show bent on stealing the
energy of gullible civilians.
She didn't really have to try hard, but she used a min control ray anyway.
By the way, this is a very fluffy tuxedo Jadeite is sporting.
DAMMIT SHINGO GO HOME!!
Well as more and more people find out about the contest, Luna gets fed up,
and scolds Usagi for not being 100% about the mission. She dismisses Usagi's
want to be in the contest for fun, and demands that they return to official
business. Usagi gets royally butthurt, and runs away crying.
She bumps into Mamoru, who for once… actually isn't a complete jerk. He asks
if she's going to be in the Cinderella Caravan, and starts to joke that
she'll be a comedy act, but she cuts him off before going further, and just
storms home, leaving him to stare at her like this↑. Oh for God's
sakes, kiss her.
We're getting lazy, Toei!! What's Usagi in her pink outfit from episode
3 doing here?? Well almost everyone gets a stamp on their hands and
directions to the next stage of judging.
The next day, Usagi finds her classroom has been taken over by her
fame-hungry classmates. Naru is in the corner, writing her autograph on ugly
yellow tablets, while Kuri and Yumiko are trying out their comedy act. Usagi
reminds everyone that it's time for class, but they scold her. Umino gets
pelted with streamers.
Luna and Usagi watch the kids get worse and worse, until finally, there's a
big fight outside.
Usagi figures out it's a plan by the enemy before Luna does, but makes no
effort to break up the fight.
And not a fuck was given.
Derella fools the hopefuls into thinking they're performing in front of a
live audience, but in reality, it's just her creepy, alien-like shadows.
Using the mic on her blouse, she steals the energy from all the overtly made
up kids, while laughing at their stupidity. She sucks up their energy into a
giant disco ball, and everyone starts to faint. Usagi and Luna watch quietly
from afar, when all of a sudden, Derella spots them.
OH FUCK THAT'S CREEPY!!
Usagi runs away and locks herself in a bathroom.
After nearly having a coronary, Usagi catches her breath while Luna beats on
the door. Luna convinces her to go back for Naru's sake, so usagi reluctantly
After giving her usual speech, Derella reveals herself, prompting Sailor Moon
to flee and start crawling behind chairs to get away from Derella's ice
But to no avail. Derella can fly. She hits Sailor Moon with her breath,
freezing her alive.
But the ice isn't very strong, as Tuxedo Mask shatters it with one rose.
He runs away, pissing Derella off. Sailor Moon sees she's about to follow
Tuxedo Mask, so she uses her tiara to kill Derella quickly.
Derella's body flies apart, causing the disco ball to explode, and restoring
everyone to their full sanity.
Mikan is freed from being glued to the bathtub for the last 3-4 days, and has
no memory of how she got caught up in her daily stank.
Luna scolds Usagi for getting overexcited for the Caravan, and makes her do
the "Act Sorry" routine. Usagi obeys, but giggles.