I Won't Run Away From Love Anymore! Ami and Mamoru's Showdown

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Episode Data
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Ami and Ryo's Date
Original Episode
Name (Kanji/kana): もう恋から逃げない! 亜美と衛対決
Name (Romaji): Mou Koi kara Nigenai! Ami to Mamoru Taiketsu
Name (Translated): I Won't Run Away From Love Anymore! Ami and Mamoru's Showdown
Name (Viz Dub): I Won't Run Away from Love Anymore: Ami vs. Mamoru
Episode Number: 41
Director: Yuji Endo
Writer: Katsuyuki Sumizawa
Animation Director: Akira Nakamura
Air Date: January 23, 1993
Previous Episode: The Legendary Lake Monster! Usagi's Family Ties
Next Episode: Sailor Venus' Past! Minako's Tragic Love
English Dub Episode
Name: Tuxedo Unmasked
Number: 37
Company: DiC
Air Date: October 31, 1995
Previous Episode: Last Resort
Next Episode: Fractious Friends

Ami is reunited with Urawa when he foresees Endymion's plot to kidnap the former Rainbow Crystal holders and create the ultimate Youma.

Summary[edit]

It is a hot day in Africa. Reika Nishimura is working on an archaeological site when Prince Endymion suddenly appears. He introduces himself and traps Reika inside the Black Crystal where three of the other Rainbow Crystal carriers are being held captive.

Back in Tokyo, Ami receives a call from Ryo Urawa. Ryo tells Ami to turn on her television. As she turns it on, she see a picture of Yumemi Yumeno; Ryo tells her that now five of the seven Rainbow Crystal carriers are being captured, and he is Prince Endymion's next target, then hangs up. After Ryo leaves the phone booth, he passes Makoto, who receives an important call from Luna telling her to come to the Hikawa Shrine.

In the Dark Kingdom, Kunzite and Queen Beryl are arguing. Kunzite asks why they are gathering the Rainbow Crystal carriers and tells Queen Beryl that they are useless now. Queen Beryl tells Kunzite that they have enough power to transform all of them into the their most powerful Youma, which will destroy all the Sailor Senshi. Kunzite is upset because he wanted the job instead of Endymion, and Queen Beryl scolds him for questioning the queen.

At the Hikawa Shrine, Ami speaks to the other Senshi about Ryo's prediction. Artemis believes that the Dark Kingdom is up to no good. Ami and Makoto decide to fight Endymion, while the others stay behind to guard Rei's Grandfather (although as soon as they're gone, Rei and Usagi proceed to get into a fight over a comic book). Endymion, disguised as a civilian, encounters Ryo at a crosswalk and Ryo immediately knows his identity. Endymion asks Ryo to join him, but Ryo refuses. Ryo tells the other people around them to call the police and runs away as the people crowd around Endymion. Meanwhile, Ami and Makoto are talking about Ryo. Makoto asks if Ami is in love with Ryo. Ami denies it but Makoto thinks that she is lying. Suddenly, they see Ryo being chased by Endymion. Ami and Makoto transform into Sailor Mercury and Sailor Jupiter and join the chase.

Sailor Mercury and Sailor Jupiter encounter Ryo in alleyway where he is trying to hide. They agree to protect him. Endymion overhears their conversation and then appears, teasing them. They call him Mamoru, which he denies is his real name. Sailor Mercury leaves with Ryo in search of a safe place, while Sailor Jupiter fights Prince Endymion. Sailor Mercury calls the other Senshi and asks for their help. Usagi and Luna come to help them, and Rei, Minako, and Artemis stay behind.

Meanwhile, Prince Endymion is easily winning the fight. Sailor Jupiter trips over a trash can and Endymion starts to punch her, but he suddenly changes his mind and disappears. Meanwhile, Sailor Mercury and Ryo flee to an amusement park called Juuban Land. Usagi and Luna find Sailor Jupiter and she tells them that Endymion has disappeared. Back at the amusement park, the lights on the ferris wheel light up as Prince Endymion appears. Sailor Mercury attacks Endymion with Sabão Spray, but he dodges the attack and traps Ryo inside the Black Crystal. Endymion then changes into Tuxedo Mask and begins to fight.

Sailor Mercury decides to trick Endymion: she attacks him again and, when he knocks away the bubbles with his cane she quickly grabs the Black Crystal and breaks it, releasing the Rainbow Crystal carriers trapped inside. Sailor Moon, Sailor Jupiter, and Luna arrive at the amusement park to join the fight. Sailor Mercury and Sailor Jupiter attack Endymion with Sabão Spray and Supreme Thunder to stun him, and Sailor Moon uses Moon Healing Escalation which temporarily changes him back into a human. Just then, however, a black light surrounds Mamoru and takes him back to the Dark Kingdom. Queen Beryl brainwashes Mamoru again, but this time makes the process stronger so that Moon Healing Escalation can't reverse the effect.

The next day, Ami and Ryo visit Juuban Land for their first date. As they ride the ferris wheel, they plan to meet again sometime.

Episode trivia[edit]

  • There was a billboard in Azabu-Juuban in this episode that read "SAILOR MOON".
  • This episode was the first instance in the anime when the enemy took action outside of Japan

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