Be Careful After School! Usagi is Targeted

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Episode Data
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Oh no, not the ducks!
Original Episode
Name (Kanji/kana): 放課後にご用心! 狙われたうさぎ
Name (Romaji): Houkago ni Goyoujin! Nerawareta Usagi
Name (Translated): Be Careful After School! Usagi is Targeted
Name (Viz Dub): After-School Trouble: Usagi is a Target
Episode Number: 57
Director: Yuji Endo
Writer: Katsuyuki Sumizawa
Animation Director: Taichi Nakamura
Air Date: June 5, 1993
Previous Episode: Steal Mamoru's Kiss! An's Snow White Strategy
Next Episode: The Lovers' Hearts Disagree! The Angry Makaiju
English Dub Episode
Name: Detention Doldrums
Number: 51
Company: DiC
Air Date: December 6, 1995
Previous Episode: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Next Episode: Secret Garden

Usagi and Natsumi are given detention, then abandoned as Haruna goes on a date. Meanwhile, Ail is frustrated by a Cardian that refuses to obey him.

Summary[edit]

It is early morning in Tokyo and the Sailor Senshi are fighting an unnamed Cardian atop a building. On Luna's command, Sailor Moon uses Moon Princess Halation to destroy the Cardian, and Ail and An curse the Senshi before they teleport away.

Usagi, Ami, and Makoto run to school later that morning. Usagi falls behind the other two and does not make it to class in time. Just as Haruna asks where Usagi is, she runs through the door, puts her foot in a bucket, crashes into a closet and creates a mess on the floor. Usagi is surprised when Haruna only asks her to be more careful.

At the school office, Haruna receives a call from a man she has a date with after school. However, he tells her that he has to cancel the date because he has urgent business. Back in the classroom Usagi whines to herself about how hungry she is, while Natsumi feels weak from lack of energy. Once Haruna returns to the classroom her good mood is completely ruined, and when she catches Usagi secretly eating her lunch she yells at the girl and gives her detention. When Haruna gives the task to Natsumi, she translates the sentence into her planet's language, which the rest of the class believe is a joke, and she is given detention as well.

Natsumi and Seijuurou meet on the roof of the school after class. Seijuurou scolds Natsumi because she almost let her secret slip, and says he must now do the next energy harvesting operation alone. He asks Natsumi to pick a Cardian, but they are interrupted by Usagi who drags Natsumi with her, saying they have to go to detention now. Seijuurou thinks he must win the heart of Usagi.

Minako, Rei, Makoto, Luna, and Artemis meet up at a park after school, and Minako tells the others that Usagi had to stay after and Ami is in cram school. The three girls agree that they should go to see a movie. When the cats protest, Minako puts them in her bag.

Back in the classroom, Haruna gives Usagi and Natsumi a worksheet and tells them they cannot leave until they have answered all the questions. One of the other teachers comes in to say there is telephone call for Haruna, who tells her students to keep studying while she answers the call. The call turns out to be from her date, who says he can go out with her right now. Haruna is thrilled and leaves, forgetting all about her students.

Usagi gets impatient and says she will leave so she can see Mamoru. Natsumi gets angry and proposes a game: the one who finishes the test last has to give up on Mamoru. Usagi agrees, and they begin working again.

Ail appears on the tower of a high building and plays his flute to summon the Cardian Amanju. He sees Mamoru walking on the street and orders Amanju to steal his energy, but Amanju disobeys and jumps away.

Usagi is working hard, but Natsumi feels dizzy and cannot answer the questions. She transforms into An so she can steal Usagi's energy.

Amanju smashes the roof of Ami's cram school and steals energy from two students before jumping away. Ami uses her supercomputer to call up Minako's communicator and asks for help from the other Senshi, who are in the movie theater.

An sneaks up behind Usagi and leaps at her just as Usagi bends down to retrieve a pencil she had dropped on the floor, making An miss and overturn her desk. She quickly turns back into Natsumi and claims that she was exercising. She tries to sneak up behind Usagi again, but this time Usagi stretches and accidentally sticks a pencil in her nose.

As Haruna and her date walk through the park she wonders if there is something that she has forgotten. Before she can remember what it was Amanju appears and steals their energy, leaving both Haruna and her date unconscious. Ail orders Amanju to steal energy from the humans, but she grabs the ducks in the pond instead. They are interrupted when the four Sailor Senshi appear and give a speech in the name of Sailor Moon. Ail orders Amanju to attack, but she jumps away, and Ail follows her.

Night has fallen by the time Usagi is down to her last question, but Natsumi still has not answered any. Noticing how tired Natsumi looks, Usagi asks her if there is any way she can help. Natsumi tells her to close her eyes and stay still for ten seconds, and when Usagi agrees Natsumi changes back to An and starts to drain her energy. Before she can do very much, however, Amanju charges into the room and jumps through the window. While Usagi is distracted by the Cardian, Ail appears and telepathically tells An about his problems. The two of them teleport to the roof where they watch Amanju once more confront the Sailor Senshi in the schoolyard below.

Sailor Mars uses Fire Soul, Sailor Jupiter uses Supreme Thunder, Sailor Venus uses Crescent Beam Shower, and Sailor Mercury uses Sabão Spray Freezing, but none of the attacks seem to affect Amanju, as the Cardian merely lunges at the Senshi and knocks them over. Luna runs into the classroom and tells Usagi to transform, and she does. Sailor Moon jumps down into the yard with the others, but is too tired to attack, and while she is standing there Amanju grabs her by the neck. The Moonlight Knight appears and hits Amanju with his rose, then tells Sailor Moon that she must act now. Sailor Moon then destroys Amanju with Moon Princess Halation.

The Moonlight Knight disappears, and Sailor Moon says she must return to the class room as Usagi so Natsumi will not suspect anything. Up on the roof, An tells Ail the same, then finishes the test now that she is revived by the stolen energy. As they have both finished the test at the same time, the two girls agree that it is up to Mamoru to choose between them.

Inside the dimension of the Makaiju, its light is flickering dangerously.

Episode trivia[edit]

  • This episode was the only one to feature two Cardians; both Amanju and an unnamed Cardian appeared, even though the latter was destroyed almost immediately at the beginning of the episode.
  • This was Maria Weisby's final episode voicing Rai in the Swedish dub.

Cast[edit]


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