Dispute Over Love! Minako and Makoto Face Off

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Makoto and Minako are upset with one another
Original Episode
Name (Kanji/kana): 恋の論争! 美奈子とまことが対立
Name (Romaji): Koi no Ronsou! Minako to Makoto ga Tairitsu
Name (Translated): Dispute Over Love! Minako and Makoto Face Off
Name (Viz Dub): Dispute Over Love: Minako and Makoto's Conflict
Episode Number: 65
Director: Takuya Igarashi
Writer: Megumi Sugihara
Animation Director: Masahiro Ando
Air Date: August 14, 1993
Previous Episode: In Search of the Silver Crystal! Chibiusa's Secret
Next Episode: Usagi's Parental Love? A Curry Triangle Relationship
First English Dub Episode
Name: A Charmed Life
Number: 59
Company: DiC
Air Date: November 13, 1995
Previous Episode: Trouble Comes Thundering Down
Next Episode: A Curried Favor

While Makoto and Minako get into a heated argument, Calaveras and Petz take over a business to spread Dark Power.


Minako is sitting in the park on a hot summer day when Makoto arrives, apologizing for being late. Makoto tells Minako that Ami cannot visit because she has cram school, while Minako replies that Rei has to work at the shrine. The two of them joke that Usagi is unlikely to arrive on time.

Minako and Makoto see Chibiusa walking in the park, while two little boys follow her. The boys get angry at Chibiusa, but Minako and Makoto chase them away. Minako and Makoto start to argue in front of Chibiusa about their love interests. Just as Usagi shows up, Chibiusa says that she is going to marry Mamoru. Usagi gets upset over Chibiusa’s statement. Minako and Makoto continue to argue, while Chibiusa pulls on Usagi’s hair.

In the meantime, Rubeus assigns the Spectre Sisters another Crystal Point. This time, it is a store that sells jewelry and fortune telling items. Rubeus assigns Calaveras to the task, but she resists due to the fact the store sells cheap jewelry. While Calaveras is alone she summons the Droid Jamanen. Berthier arrives and tells Calaveras that Petz has left to perform the task. Calaveras gets upset and leaves to follow Petz.

Usagi is walking down the street with Minako and Makoto, trying to convince the two of them to settle their differences. Usagi is walking backwards while talking, and she bumps into a sign advertising the Lucky Charms House. Usagi immediately goes into the shop, while Minako and Makoto follow her. Petz and Calaveras are inside, selling their gems. Two girls want to buy gems, wishing for good luck with their boyfriends. The gems instead made the girls hate the boys. Usagi is looking at the merchandise when she spots a large jar containing a good luck juice in which one has to drink it all at once. Luna says that the juice is stupid and only kids would fall for it, so naturally Usagi pulls out some money and begins to drink it. Makoto jokes to Usagi that she will die if she drinks it all in one shot. Petz and Calaveras then welcome Usagi, Makoto and Minako, saying that they had some charms for the girls.

Usagi asks Calaveras and Petz if they have any charms to win back a past love. Petz pulls out a gem for Usagi, and Minako and Makoto both reach out for it behind her. Both of them pull back, saying that they were not worrying about their past boyfriends. Chibiusa is standing outside the store, trying to peek in, when Mamoru sneaks up behind her.

Usagi is frantically looking around the store, while Minako and Makoto watch. Minako and Makoto decide to make up, saying that they would find better boyfriends than the one they used to have. Chibiusa then shows up inside the store with Mamoru. Usagi sees Mamoru, thinking that the charm worked, but Mamoru suddenly leaves the store. As Mamoru departs, Rei and Ami are outside, looking for their friends.

Chibiusa and Usagi begin to argue, which upsets Calaveras and Petz. Minako and Makoto begin to get suspicious of the two ladies. Calaveras decides to summon the droid, trapping the four girls in the process. Usagi tries to leave the store with Chibiusa, but Petz intervenes. Minako then grabs a fire extinguisher and sprays Petz, Calaveras, and the droid. Minako and Makoto then transform into Sailor Venus and Sailor Jupiter.

When the mist goes away, the two Sailor Senshi introduce themselves to Petz and Calaveras. The two sisters try to outdo themselves while performing their introductions, surprising Venus and Jupiter over their rivalry. Calaveras catches Sailor Venus with a whip, while Jupiter gets caught by Jamanen and is repeatedly attacked by Petz. Sailor Mars arrives with Sailor Mercury, using her Burning Mandala attack to rescue Venus and Jupiter. Sailor Venus then attacks with the Venus Love-Me Chain, while Jupiter uses Sparkling Wide Pressure. Calaveras and Petz fight back with their powers, canceling out the attacks by Jupiter and Venus. The two sisters escape, instructing Jamanen to fight the Senshi.

Usagi hides Chibiusa in a closet and transforms into Sailor Moon. She enters the shop to see the other four Senshi trapped by the droid. Sailor Moon is surprised to see Sailor Mercury and Sailor Mars in the store. Sailor Mars instructs Sailor Moon to hurry up. Jamanen attacks Sailor Moon, but she quickly uses Moon Princess Halation to defeat the enemy.

All of the girls decide to go for coffee after the battle. While at the coffee shop, Usagi begins to drink the good luck juice again, while Ami and Rei watch. Usagi gets upset over some of Rei’s comments, then she spits the juice all over Rei’s face, and the two begin to quarrel.

Episode trivia[edit]

  • Although the Jupiter Star Power, Make Up and Venus Star Power, Make Up animation sequences debuted in this episode, the signature background music for those sequences was not used for several more episodes.
  • This was the first of two episodes in which Minako and Makoto got into fights and "ended" their friendship, as well as gained new transformations and attacks. The second instance was in episode 154.
  • Also in the English dub of this episode, the animation sequence for Venus Star Power included footage from Venus Power, and the animation sequence for Jupiter Star Power included footage from Jupiter Power.


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