This is a list of episodes of the Sailor Moon anime series, covering Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon S (美少女戦士セーラームーン S Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn Sūpā ), the third season of the series. It was co-produced by TV Asahi, Toei Agency and Toei Animation and directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara, originally airing on TV Asahi between March 19, 1994 and February 25, 1995. The S stands for "Super," and is pronounced as such in the series' eyecatches.
This season was produced concurrently with the third story arc (Infinity) of the manga by Naoko Takeuchi, closely following the story of the manga. As with the two series before it, Sailor Moon S used "Moonlight Densetsu" as its opening song. For this series, the version by Moon Lips is used. The first two episodes use Sailor Moon R's ending theme, "Otome no Policy" (A Maiden's Policy). After this (from episode 92 on), the rest of the series uses "Tuxedo Mirage," performed by the five main voice actresses (Peach Hips).
Sailor Moon S is considered one of the darkest story lines in the series, partly due to the villains' ultimate goal of destroying, rather than conquering, all life in the world, as well as ethical themes of sacrifice. The arc is characterized by the appearance of three new Sailor Senshi: Sailors Uranus, Neptune, and Saturn. It also reintroduces the character of Sailor Pluto and gives her a civilian identity, Setsuna Meioh. In the anime, Chibiusa is seen for the first time in her capacity as Sailor Chibi Moon. The series antagonists are the Death Busters, led by mad scientist Professor Tomoe and the Witches 5.
This season was not dubbed into English until 2000, three years after the last episodes of the previous series. By this time, the license had gone to Cloverway Inc., who did not cut any episodes, although they did edit the ones they produced. The educational "Sailor Says" conclusions were not continued, and the dubbed episode numbers were adjusted by YTV (which first broadcast the show, in Canada) to match those of the original Japanese version. Because of this, episode numbers 83-89 are never used.
One of the controversies surrounding Sailor Moon S is in the relationship of Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune, who are subtly depicted as lovers, although this is never mentioned directly. Takeuchi has openly admitted they are a couple, and their voice actresses were instructed to play the characters "as if they are a married couple." However, because of differing cultural standards, in the dubbed version this subtext is removed, and instead they are stated to be cousins.
In the 1995 favorite episode polls for Animage, "Death of Uranus and Neptune!? Talismans Appear" came in first place, "The Bond of Destiny! The Distant Days of Uranus" came in eighth place, and "The Labyrinth of Water! Ami the Targeted" came in ninth place. The following year, "A Bright Shooting Star! Saturn, and the Messiah" came in fifteenth place.
|Ep.||English dubbed title /
English subbed title
Original Japanese title
|Original air date||English air date|
|90||"Star Struck, Bad Luck" /
"Premonition of World's End? Mysterious New
"Chikyū hōkai no yokan? Nazo no shin Senshi shutsugen" (地球崩壊の予感?謎の新戦士出現)
|March 19, 1994||June 12, 2000|
|Rei has a dream about the world’s end, seeing the "Messiah". She is attacked by a Daimon in a tree from the Death Busters, and saved by a sudden burst of unknown energy. Unknown figures are seen. Sailor Moon’s brooch is broken.|
|91||"Crystal Clear Again" / "The
Rod of Love is Born! Usagi's New Transformation"
"Ai no roddo tanjō! Usagi no shin henshin" (愛のロッド誕生うさぎの新変身)
|March 26, 1994||June 13, 2000|
|The Death Busters send out another Daimon who attacks a girl who takes good care of kittens. It is hurt by the two unknown figures, but Usagi cannot transform. She regains her power through her love with Mamoru and destroys the Daimon.|
|92||"Driving Dangerously" / "A
Beautiful Boy? The Secret of Haruka Tenoh"
"Suteki na bishōnen? Ten'ō Haruka no himitsu" (素敵な美少年?天王はるかの秘密)
|April 16, 1994||June 14, 2000|
|The Senshi meet an attractive "man" named Haruka. A Daimon attacks a car shop repair man, and is destroyed by Sailor Moon. The Senshi learn Haruka is a woman. Michiru appears. Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune appear.|
|93||"Bad Harmony" / "Usagi's
Idol! The Graceful Genius Michiru"
"Usagi no akogare! Yūbi no tensai Michiru" (うさぎの憧れ!優美な天才みちる)
|April 23, 1994||June 15, 2000|
|After deciding to become more cultured for Mamoru, Usagi takes advice from Michiru, who turns out to be an expert violinist. A Daimon appears at the concert and attacks another Violinist, only to be destroyed by Sailor Moon.|
|94||"Swept Off Her Feet" /
"Protect the Pure-Heart! A Three-Way Battle"
"Pyua na kokoro wo mamore! Teki mikata mittsu tomoe ransen" (純な心を守れ!敵味方三つ巴乱戦)
|April 30, 1994||June 16, 2000|
|Unazuki, Motoki’s sister, contemplates her anticipatory first kiss. Her pure heart is stolen (making her desire a kiss from anyone, even Makoto), leading Sailor Moon, Uranus and Neptune to chase after the Daimon that removed it.|
|95||"Blinded By Love's Light" /
"Leave it to the Moon for Love Aid"
"Koi no otasuke wa Mūn ni omakase" (恋のおたすけはムーンにおまかせ)
|May 7, 1994||June 19, 2000|
|Umino and Naru get upset at each other since both of them had tickets to a lovers contest and were afraid to show each other. At the contest they were finishing in second to Haruka and Michiru when a Daimon showed up, along with Kaolinite Umino’s defense of Naru wins the competition.|
|96||"Lita Borrows Trouble" /
"Cold-Hearted Uranus? Makoto in Trouble"
"Reikoku na Uranasu? Makoto no pinchi" (冷酷なウラヌス?まことのピンチ)
|May 14, 1994||June 20, 2000|
|Makoto is nearly run over by Haruka, but the encounter leads to a small crush for her. With the other girls worried about Makoto's mentality, she becomes targeted by a Daimon tied to Haruka's assistance. Sailor Jupiter fights Sailor Uranus, and loses.|
|97||"Damp Spirits" / "The
Labyrinth of Water! Ami the Targeted"
"Mizu no rabarinsu! Nerawareta Ami" (水のラビリンス!ねらわれた亜美)
|May 21, 1994||June 21, 2000|
|Ami begins to feel like she is only a student and takes out her frustration in swimming. Michiru challenges her to two races, while Ami herself becomes the Death Buster's latest target.|
|98||"Friendly Foes" / "Save
Friends! Moon and Uranus Join Forces"
"Tomodachi wo sukue! Mūn Uranasu rengō" (友達を救え!ムーンウラヌス連合)
|May 28, 1994||June 22, 2000|
|Haruka competes in a motocross challenge and wins. Soon after, Haruka and Usagi are running away from bikers who wish to kill Haruka. Kaolinite has a Daimon attack a biker, and Sailor Neptune appears, only to be tied to a tree. Sailor Uranus and Sailor Moon appear, and their hands are tied together. They run away from Neptune, and Sailor Moon disapproves. They then learn to work together.|
|99||"Mixed Emotions" / "The
Kindness of a Man! Yuichiro, Heartbroken by Rei?"
"Otoko no yasashisa! Yūichirō Rei ni shitsuren?" (男の優しさ!雄一郎レイに失恋?)
|June 18, 1994||June 23, 2000|
|Yūichirō Kumada becomes upset, seeing Rei with Haruka, confusing them for a couple. Yuichiro leaves the shrine and is attacked. He is saved, and convinced to come back.|
|100||"Individual Happiness" /
"Retire from the Sailor Soldier!? Minako's Concerns"
"Sērā Senshi wo yametai!? Minako no nayami" (S戦士を辞めたい!?美奈子の悩み)
|June 25, 1994||June 26, 2000|
|Minako is very upset since no boy has taken interest in her and decides to return to volleyball after a long time. A young man Asai takes a small liking to her, but in the end moves on. Artemis cheers her up in the end.|
|101||"Birthday Blues (Part 1)" /
"Usagi in Tears! Glass Shoes for her Birthday"
"Usagi namida! Tanjōbi ni garasu no kutsu wo" (うさぎ涙!誕生日にガラスの靴を)
|July 2, 1994||June 27, 2000|
|Nearly everyone forgets Usagi’s birthday, but Usagi discovers the ruse before her present from Mamoru turns into a Daimon targeting her. But before she can fight back, Kaolinite takes away her transformation brooch believing she's Sailor Moon.|
|102||"Birthday Blues (Part 2)" /
"The Pure Heart Stolen! Usagi's Biggest Crisis"
"Ubawareta pyua na kokoro! Usagi zettai zetsumei" (奪われた純な心!うさぎ絶体絶命)
|July 16, 1994||June 28, 2000|
|With Kaolinite still believing Usagi is Sailor Moon, Sailor Venus and the other girls confront her at Tokyo Tower to prove it isn't so. After defeating her Daimon, the Sailor girls attempt to stop Kaolinite, leading to Sailor Uranus throwing her to her presumed death. Eudial of the Witches 5 appears to pick up here Kaolinite's work left off.|
|103||"Hello, Sailor Mini Moon" /
"The Arrival of the Tiny Pretty Soldier"
"Yatte kita chiccha na Bishōjo Senshi" (やって来たちっちゃな美少女戦士)
|August 6, 1994||June 29, 2000|
|A genius drummer is recruited to play at a festival for Rei. The Sailor Senshi cannot defeat the Daimon who attacks him, but Sailor Chibi Moon arrives.|
|104||"Tainted Tea Party" /
"Seeking Friends! Chibi Moon's Actions"
"Tomodachi wo motomete! Chibi Mūn no katsuyaku" (友達を求めて!ちびムーンの活躍)
|August 20, 1994||June 30, 2000|
|Chibiusa, returned from Crystal Tokyo for further training, attempts to adapt to her new home by making friends her age. She tries to befriend a boy who does tea ceremonies, but cannot sit too long.|
|105||"People Who Need People" /
"Wanting More Power! Mako-Chan's Lost Path"
"Pawā ga hoshī! Mako-chan no mayoi michi" (力が欲しい!まこちゃんの迷い道)
|August 27, 1994||July 3, 2000|
|Makoto is training in the mountains, trying to become stronger after being defeated by a Daimon before. Her trainer is attacked, and tells her that nobody can live alone. She attacks the Daimon, fails, and realizes she needs her friends in order to win.|
|106||"Related By Destiny" / "The
Bond of Destiny! The Distant Days of Uranus"
"Unmei no kizuna! Uranasu no tōi hi" (運命のきずな!ウラヌスの遠い日)
|September 3, 1994||July 4, 2000|
|Haruka remembers the past when she met Michiru, who told her that she has a destiny to be Sailor Uranus. She refused that destiny, for she loved her life too much and was afraid of change. Haruka was attacked, Sailor Neptune got injured while defending her, and in her anguish, Haruka took the henshin pen.|
|107||"Art Appreciation" / "Art is
an Explosion of Love! Chibiusa's First Love"
"Geijutsu wa ai no bakuhatsu! Chibiusa no hatsukoi" (芸術は愛の爆発!ちびうさの初恋)
|September 10, 1994||July 5, 2000|
|Chibiusa meets a boy named Masanori at an art class and gets a crush on him. Unfortunately, he already has a crush on Michiru, who teaches their art class. Chibiusa makes a grail, and Masanori makes a beautiful artwork.|
|108||"Everything's Coming Up Rosy"
/ "Usagi's Dance, In Time to a Waltz"
"Usagi no dansu wa warutsu ni notte" (うさぎのダンスはワルツに乗って)
|September 17, 1994||July 6, 2000|
|A man named Edwards appears, who was very good in English. He invites Mamoru and the girls to a fancy party, where Usagi accidentally becomes drunk and the team is forced to confront a fashionable Eudial and her latest Daimon.|
|109||"No Turning Back" / "A Time
of Shock! True Identities Revealed to One Another"
"Shōgeki no koku! Arakasareta otagai no shōtai" (衝撃の刻!明かされた互いの正体)
|September 24, 1994||July 7, 2000|
|Minako becomes upset that a Daimon had not attacked her, and she felt that she did not have a pure heart. She is attacked, and hordes her Pure Heart from everyone. The Outer Senshi and Guardian Senshi learn each others identities.|
|110||"Destiny's Arrival" / "Death
of Uranus and Neptune!? Talismans Appear"
"Uranasu-tachi no shi? Tarisuman shutsugen" (ウラヌス達の死 タリスマン出現)
|October 15, 1994||July 10, 2000|
|Eudial creates a program to find the owners of the Talismans, and picks out Haruka and Michiru. They follow Eudial onto a lonely island to be tricked, and Michiru’s Pure Heart is taken, which turns into a mirror. Haruka, in order to release her own talisman, kills herself with Eudial’s gun. Her Pure Heart turns into a sword.|
|111||"The Purity Chalice" / "The
Grail's Divine Power! Moon's Double Transformation"
"Seihai no shinpi na chikara! Mūn nidan henshin" (聖杯の神秘な力!ムーン二段変身)
|October 22, 1994||July 11, 2000|
|Sailor Pluto appears and reawakens Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune, and the three talismans resonate with each other (The third being Pluto's Garnet Orb). The Holy Grail appears, and Sailor Moon drives Eudial out. Mimete kills Eudial by sabotaging her car.|
|112||"Show Stoppers" / "Who is the
True Messiah? Chaos of Light and Darkness"
"Shin no kyūseishu wa dare? Hikari to kage no kaosu" (真の救世主は誰?光と影のカオス)
|November 5, 1994||July 12, 2000|
|The girls end up watching the filming of a movie, where Chibi Usa encounters young Hotaru, whom she befriends quickly with. But in the end, she is revealed to be the daughter of Professor Tomoe, the possessedleader of the Death Busters.|
|113||"Rini's Risky Friendship" /
"A House Full of Evil Presence! The Secret of the Beautiful Girl,
"Yōki tadayō ie! Bishōjo Hotaru no himitsu" (妖気漂う家!美少女ほたるの秘密)
|November 12, 1994||July 13, 2000|
|The Outer Senshi reveal their identities to Tuxedo Mask, and tell him why they cannot fight with Sailor Moon. Usagi and Chibiusa visit Hotaru, and see a woman who looks like Kaolinite. The messiah of silence appears demanding for pure hearts.|
|114||"Mimet's Mess" / "Crazy for
Celebrities! Mimet, in Doubt"
"Aidoru daisuki! Nayameru Mimetto" (アイドル大好き!悩めるミメット)
|November 19, 1994||July 14, 2000|
|Minako and Mimete enter a beauty contest at the same time, with Mimete willing to risk it all to obtain victory. Both fall short of the needed votes to win the idol position, and Mimete decides to just go back to her evil ways.|
|115||"The Shadow Of Silence" /
"Shadow of Silence!? The Pale Glimmer of a Firefly"
"Chinmoku no kage!? Awaki Hotaru hi no yurameki" (沈黙の影!?あわき蛍火のゆらめき)
|November 26, 1994||July 17, 2000|
|Mimete attacks a Soap Opera actor. Hotaru’s past without friends is shown, and the reasons for it. A Daimon who was attacking runs near Hotaru, who glows and completely freezes the Daimon who is destroyed by Sailor Moon.|
|116||"Thorny Weather" / "Sunny
Skies After a Storm! A Friendship Dedicated to
"Arashi nochi hare! Hotaru ni sasageru yūjō" (嵐のち晴れ!ほたるに捧げる友情)
|December 3, 1994||July 18, 2000|
|A man who grows roses invites the Senshi in, and shows them their beauty. Mimete breaks a window, causing chaos, and attacks him. Later, he and Hotaru fix the window.|
|117||"Heightened Hazard" /
"Higher, Stronger! Cheers by Usagi"
"Yori takaku yori tsuyoku! Usagi no ōen" (より高くより強く!うさぎの応援)
|December 10, 1994||July 19, 2000|
|Hotaru wishes to give a letter to Shun, a famous athlete. He becomes targeted when she goes to give it to him, and she possessively blasts the enemy. She talks to Shun about being weak, and he thanks her for talking to him.|
|118||"It's In The Cards" / "The
Battle in a Demonic Dimension! The Sailor Soldier's
"Makū no tatakai! Sērā Senshi no kake" (魔空の戦い!セーラー戦死の賭け)
|December 17, 1994||July 20, 2000|
|Mimete attempts to create a Daimon by herself, throwing the entire Tomoe house into another dimension. The senshi enter the dimension and are defeated by a game-master Daimon named Mikasuman. Hotaru manages to assist in her defeat by the use of a bluff.|
|119||"Goodness Eclipsed" /
"Awakening of the Messiah of Silence? Stars of
"Chinmoku no Meshia kakusei? Unmei no hoshiboshi" (沈黙のメシアの覚せい?運命の星々)
|December 24, 1994||July 21, 2000|
|The Sailor Senshi visit a planetarium, where a man is attacked by a Daimon. The symbol of Saturn appears on Hotaru’s forehead, and she destroys the Daimon. Sailor Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto attack Hotaru, since she is Sailor Saturn, the messiah of silence, and Sailor Moon takes the blow.|
|120||"Next In Line" / "Invasion
from an Alternate Dimension! The Mystery of Mugen
"Ijigen kara no shinryaku! Mugen Gakuen no nazo" (異次元からの侵略!無限学園の謎)
|January 7, 1995||July 24, 2000|
|Chibiusa goes to Hotaru’s house to find that Hotaru has disappeared, and feels extremely saddened about it. At the same time, the Sailor Senshi investigate the Infinity Academy, where Mimete tries one final time to defeat them before Tellu (literally) pulls the plug.|
|121||"Fiendish Ferns" / "A Mystic
Flower that Steals Hearts! The Third Witch, Telulu"
"Kokoro wo ubau yōka! Daisan no majō Teruru" (心を奪う妖花!第三の魔女テルル)
|January 14, 1995||July 25, 2000|
|Tellu enacts a new Pure Heart stealing method by the use of a special plant to cause extractions. Setsuna realizes it is a plant made to steal pure hearts, and warns the senshi. The senshi cause a plant to destroy Tellu, leading to them tracing her back to Infinity Academy.|
|122||"The Science Of Love" /
"Believe in Love! Ami, a Kind-Hearted Soldier"
"Ai wo shinjite! Ami, kokoro yasashiki Senshi" (愛を信じて!亜美心優しき戦士)
|January 21, 1995||July 26, 2000|
|Ami investigates the Infinity Academy, where she meets Viluy the fourth of the Witches 5 who attempts to use her nanorobots to steal pure hearts from entrance exam takers. But after her battle, her robots turn against her, destroying her.|
|123||"Wake Up Call" / "Shadows of
Destruction! The Awakening of the Messiah of
"Hametsu no kage! Chinmoku no Meshia no mezame" (破滅の影!沈黙のメシアの目覚め)
|January 28, 1995||July 27, 2000|
|Twin witches, Cyprine and Pitriol steal pure hearts from infinity academy students. Chibiusa is abducted, and her pure heart is stolen by Hotaru, turning her into Mistress 9.|
|124||"Who's Really Who?" / "The
Horror of the Approaching Shadow! Eight Soldiers in Tough
"Semari kuru yami no kyōfu! Kusen no Hassenshi" (迫り来る闇の恐怖!苦戦の8戦士)
|February 4, 1995||July 28, 2000|
|Mistress 9 uses all remaining Daimon eggs to create a barrier of minions around Infinity Academy. Sailor Moon is abducted. After witnessing Sailor Pluto sacrificing herself to save them, Uranus and Neptune destroy Germatoid, the Daimon possessing Professor Tomoe.|
|125||"Darkness, My Old Friend" /
"A Bright Shooting Star! Saturn, and the Messiah"
"Kagayaku ryūsei! Satān soshite kyūseishu" (輝く流星!サターンそして救世主)
|February 11, 1995||July 31, 2000|
|Sailor Moon is tricked to give Mistress 9 the grail, which she uses to summon Pharaoh 90 to earth. Hotaru regains conscious with the assistance of Sailor Moon and her father, destroying Mistress 9. Sailor Saturn appears to sacrifice herself and destroy Pharaoh 90, but Sailor Moon gains the help of the other Sailor Senshi to save Saturn.|
|126||"Second Chance" / "A New
Life! Time for Separation of the Destined Stars"
"Atarashiki seimei! Unmei no hoshiboshi betsuri no toki" (新しき生命!運命の星々別離の時)
|February 18, 1995||August 1, 2000|
|Baby Hotaru is given to a healing Professor Tomoe. Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune attack Sailor Moon, for she protected Hotaru’s body, and risked the world for one life. The Silver Crystal throws them back, and they kneel to her as their leader and leave the city.|
|127||"Tough Kindness" /
"Self-Awareness as a Soldier! Strength Lies in the Pure
"Senshi no jikaku! Tsuyosa wa jun na kokoro no naka ni" (戦士の自覚!強さは純な心の中に)
|February 25, 1995||September 13, 2000|
|A final Daimon emerges from the rubble of Mugen Academy and begins to steal pure hearts. Chibiusa leaves for the future, and comes back just in time to help destroy the Daimon.|