Aim to be a Princess? Usagi's Weird Training

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Original Episode
Name (Kanji/kana): めざせプリンセス? うさぎの珍特訓
Name (Romaji): Mezase Purinsesu? Usagi no Chintokkun
Name (Translated): Aim to be a Princess? Usagi's Weird Training
Name (Viz Dub): Let's Become a Princess: Usagi's Bizarre Training
Episode Number: 37
Director: Hiromichi Matano
Writer: Shigeru Yanagawa
Animation Director: Ikuko Ito
Air Date: December 19, 1992
Previous Episode: Usagi is Confused! Is Tuxedo Mask Evil?
Next Episode: The Snow! The Mountains! Our Friendship! And of Course, a Youma Too
English Dub Episode
Name: Little Miss Manners
Number: 33
Company: DiC
Air Date: October 25, 1995
Previous Episode: Bad Hair Day
Next Episode: Ski Bunny Blues

Determined to become more like the princess she is supposed to be, Usagi decides to enlist in Countess Rose's Princess Seminar.

Summary[edit]

Having woken up late yet again, Usagi runs to school and meets Naru at the gates, where she discovers she has forgotten a whole day's worth of homework. Suddenly a limousine pulls up, three girls get out of it and walk into the school. Naru tells Usagi that the girls are attending the Princess Seminar, a series of classes run by the English aristrocrat Countess Rose to teach girls how to act like princesses.

Usagi falls asleep during English class, and starts dreaming of herself as Princess Serenity, dancing with Tuxedo Mask at a Christmas ball. She is woken up by Haruna, who ejects her from the class for not doing her homework. Outside the class, Usagi decides she must start behaving more like a princess, even if it is just to attract the attention of Tuxedo Mask.

In the Dark Kingdom, Queen Beryl instructs Endymion to assist Kunzite in killing Sailor Moon and stealing the Silver Crystal. However, Endymion and Kunzite refuse to cooperate with each other. Kunzite says he already has a plan in motion to capture Sailor Moon, and Beryl allows the two men to continue using their own methods.

That night, Luna enters the Game Center Crown and uses the Sailor V Game to talk to her contact. She says that Usagi seems to lack awareness of her role as a princess. After a brief moment of confusion, the static on the screen disappears, revealing a sheepish Artemis. When Luna furiously asks why he never told her that he was the one giving her orders, he replies that she never asked.

The next day, Usagi and Luna sit in a tree, spying on the Princess Seminar through a window. A butler spots them, and they fall. Usagi asks if she can join the Seminar, but is told that all new members must be introduced by another member. While the butler is unwilling to accept Usagi's claims that Luna recommends her, they are noticed by Countess Rose, who seems amused by Usagi. She decides to test Usagi by making her throw a frisbee. Frisbees, the butler says, are the Countess's hobby, so all students must be able to throw one. Delighted that the course requires something she is actually good at, Usagi demonstrates her skills and is immediately admitted.

At the Hikawa Shrine, the other girls discuss Usagi's success in joining the Princess Seminar. Artemis hopes that the experience will turn her into a real princess, but Minako wonders if changing her disposition is really necessary. The girls decide to visit Usagi and cheer her on. Meanwhile, Countess Rose converses with Kunzite. Since Sailor Moon is famous for being good with Moon Tiara Action, but clumsy with everything else, they have concocted the Princess Seminar in order to find a girl whose only skill is the frisbee.

Usagi proves to be useless at eating quietly, speaking politely, and dancing without injuring herself or others. To make matters worse, the ball is the final class, during which the Countess will choose which girls have graduated. Usagi notices that Ami, Rei, Makoto, and Minako have joined the class too, and are also dancing (although Rei and Minako are just as bad at dancing as Usagi). Eventually, the Countess informs most of the girls that they have passed, including Ami and Makoto. They are all taken to a separate room filled with eerily lifelike wax models of girls. The Countess reveals that the models are real, and transforms into the Youma Shakoukai. She sprays all of the girls with a green liquid that turns them into more wax models.

Outside, Usagi, Rei, and Minako are the only ones to have failed. They hear cries from the adjoining room, but before they can act, Shakoukai appears before them, declaring them that one of them must be Sailor Moon. She tries to freeze them, but the girls dodge her jets of liquid and she is temporarily stalled by the intervention of Luna and Artemis. The girls jump out of the window and transform.

Sailor Mars and Sailor Venus attack Shakoukai, but their attacks are useless. Endymion appears, dressed as Tuxedo Mask, and despite Kunzite's orders, tells Sailor Moon that if she hands over the Silver Crystal he will spare her life. Kunzite appears and tells Endymion not to interfere in his mission. While Endymion prioritizes obtaining the Silver Crystal, Kunzite merely wants to kill Sailor Moon. They shout contradictory orders at Shakoukai, and Sailor Moon takes advantage of the Youma's confusion to use Moon Healing Escalation, transforming her back into Countess Rose. She tries to do the same to Endymion, but he and Kunzite leave before she has the chance.

Inside the mansion, the trapped girls are freed as Shakoukai's magic wears off. They are impressed to see Sailor Moon silhouetted at the window, although the next day it seems that the princess training has had no effect on Usagi, who is just the same as ever. She resolves, however, to become a princess in her own way.

Episode trivia[edit]

  • In the English dub, the coffee served to the girls at the Princess Seminar was changed to hot chocolate. The opening scene showing Usagi running late for school and fainting in front of Naru was also cut out: DiC skipped straight to the moment when the butler came out of the limousine.

Cast[edit]


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