The Fated Partner? Makoto's Innocence
Makoto and Ami dance
|Name (Kanji/kana):||運命のパートナー? まことの純情|
|Name (Romaji):||Unmei no Paatonaa? Makoto no Junjou|
|Name (Translated):||The Fated Partner? Makoto's Innocence|
|Name (Viz Dub):||Destined Partners? Makoto's Innocence|
|Animation Director:||Hisashi Kagawa|
|Air Date:||September 2, 1995|
|Previous Episode:||Holiday in Juuban! A Carefree Princess|
|Next Episode:||Shadows of Great Evil! The Trio is Cornered|
|English Dub Episode|
|Name:||No Prince Charming|
|Air Date:||October 23, 2000|
|Previous Episode:||The Duchess's Day Off|
|Next Episode:||A True Reflection|
Through Zircon's powers to project images, the Amazon Trio and Zirconia watch a montage of the Trio's failed schemes thus far. Once finished, Zirconia criticizes her three underlings for their continued failures in capturing Pegasus and losing to the Sailor Senshi. Tiger's Eye, Hawk's Eye, and Fisheye apologize, trying to win their master's mercy. Zirconia forgives them and remarks that young people these days never use their brains, suggesting the Amazon Trio start using their own if they want to find Pegasus.
At the Amazon Cafe Bar, the Trio complain over their most recent dressing-down. Hawk's Eye and Fisheye complain about their selection of targets this time, saying they're nothing but ordinary, love-starved college girls. Tiger's Eye, who prefers his women on the younger side, decides to take on all the targets at once. On his way out, he accidentally drops a photograph of Makoto.
At K.O. University, where a festival and dance party is being held, Makoto shows her new dress for the occasion to her friends. She asks if it's too gaudy, but they all agree that it looks just fine. Minako in particular says it should look gaudy, as she views the dance party as a competition where the most noticeable one wins. Mamoru, Motoki, and Motoki's younger sister Unazuki show up to greet the girls and recognize that they're here for the dance. Motoki and Mamoru tell them that many future couples form as a result of being dance partners at this festival, including Motoki and his girlfriend Reika. Upon hearing this, Rei and Minako quickly lead everybody into the gymnasium where the dance is being held.
Inside the gym, all are happy and having a good time dancing except for Makoto, who is standing by herself. Ami notices this and approaches her, asking why she's all on her own. Makoto replies that her unusually tall height for a girl discourages others from asking her for a dance. Ami asks her to dance, and Makoto agrees. Makoto's skills in dancing amaze both the crowd and her friends, and catch the eye of the disguised Tiger's Eye. He looks through the many photos of targets he had acquired earlier and notices she isn't among them, but decides to target her anyway. With a snap of his fingers, Tiger's Eye cuts the music and lights on the dance floor, to the bewilderment of the crowd, and approaches Makoto for the next dance. She accepts, and the two then dance a waltz. Once the dance is done, a group of girls impressed by Tiger's Eye surround him and plead for the next dance. Makoto asks for one as well but is rejected in favor of the others.
When everyone sits down to eat, Mamoru is surprised to find out from Usagi that Makoto has been at the dance for some time now in hope of getting another dance with Tiger's Eye. Worried that Makoto hasn't yet returned after Chibiusa was sent over to bring her back, Mamoru and the others all go to check up on them.
Back at the gymnasium, it is announced over the PA system that the dance has concluded for the day. Makoto waits patiently outside as the sun sets, brightening once she sees Tiger's Eye exit the building surrounded by girls. He remarks that he's surprised to still see her waiting outside. His casual tone in response to the situation angers Chibiusa, who was waiting with Makoto for a lot of that time. Tiger's Eye once more turns down an offer to dance, since he still has many others he's promised to dance with. Makoto promises to wait for him until the next day, much to Chibiusa's surprise and Tiger's Eye's annoyance. After he leaves, Usagi and Minako arrive with the others. Minako and Rei remark on Tiger's Eye's attitude, failing to see what attracts Makoto so much. Motoki informs Makoto that the festival extends to the next day suggests she head home. She refuses, intent on waiting a while longer.
In her room, Chibiusa asks Pegasus why Makoto is so devoted to a person she has only known for one day. Pegasus responds that time has no effect on emotions, explaining to her the concept of love at first sight and being blinded by love, which she understands because she feels the same toward Pegasus. Chibiusa ends the conversation when she hears Usagi yelling over the phone and heads downstairs, where she finds out that Makoto never came home.
Mamoru drives Usagi and Chibiusa over to the university campus, where they find Makoto still waiting outside the gym in the rain. Usagi asks why she's still here and why she's so in love with a mysterious man she barely knows. Makoto admits that it's her dream to wear a fancy dress and dance with a handsome prince, and that the disguised Tiger's Eye helped fulfill that dream by dancing with her. She explains that if she lets her handsome prince go now, she'll likely never see him again. Ami, Minako, and Rei all arrive, handing Makoto a towel and keeping her company while she waits, and Mamoru drives Chibiusa back home.
At the festival the next day, Usagi and Chibiusa gather food for Makoto as she continues to wait, and they see a disguised Fisheye handing Tiger's Eye the picture of Makoto he dropped earlier. Tiger's Eye goes on to brag about the number of women he has won, leading an eavesdropping Usagi to believe he's a playboy. Angered by this, she and Chibiusa go to inform Makoto, who is sleeping outside the gym with Rei, Minako, and Ami. Tiger's Eye approaches Makoto, holding her photograph and says she is the only one for him. Makoto's heartfelt response catches Tiger's Eye off guard, causing him to blush. Fisheye, impatient with his partner, leaps from his hiding place in the bushes and removes his disguise before removing Makoto's Dream Mirror. Minako, Rei, and Ami act to stop Fisheye, but are captured by a net. Fisheye urges Tiger's Eye to finish the job, and he also removes his disguise in order to do so. Makoto is distraught to find that the man she loved turned out to be the enemy, and Tiger's Eye tells her to only blame herself by being so infatuated with him after only a single dance. Tiger's Eye then peers inside Makoto's Dream Mirror to find there's no Pegasus within. Usagi and Chibiusa arrive and transform, prompting Tiger's Eye to depart and leave Fisheye to deal with them. Fisheye summons his Lemures Shuffle Furuo to take care of Sailor Moon and Sailor Chibi Moon before leaving himself.
The others drag away the unconscious Makoto, leaving Sailor Moon and Sailor Chibi Moon to deal with Shuffle Furuo. He catches them off guard with his card attacks and prepares to deal the finishing blow with Joker Shower, but Makoto awakes and transforms into Sailor Jupiter, zapping Shuffle Furuo with Super Supreme Thunder and allowing Sailor Chibi Moon and Sailor Moon to eliminate him with Twinkle Yell and Moon Gorgeous Meditation, respectively.
After the festival is over, Makoto admits she was more infatuated with the dance than she was the man who danced with her. Unazuki arrives and informs them all there will be a dance at the nearby high school. Makoto immediately offers to go, hoping that next time she will find her prince.
- This episode showed that Fisheye hated carrots.
- This episode featured a scene in which Makoto and Ami danced together; this scene has fueled rumours amongst fans of a romantic connection between the two.
- In the English dub, when Elizabeth was teasing Andrew for meeting Reika at the college dance, she used Reika's original name instead of "Rita."
- This was the first new episode to air in Japan after the anime's premiere in North America on August 28, 1995.
- Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon - Kotono Mitsuishi
- Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury - Aya Hisakawa
- Rei Hino/Sailor Mars - Michie Tomizawa
- Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter - Emi Shinohara
- Minako Aino/Sailor Venus - Rica Fukami
- Chibiusa/Sailor Chibi Moon - Kae Araki
- Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask - Tohru Furuya
- Pegasus - Taiki Matsuno
- Motoki Furuhata - Hiroyuki Satou
- Unazuki Furuhata - Miyako Endou
- Zirconia - Hisako Kyouda
- Tiger's Eye - Ryoutarou Okiayu
- Hawk's Eye - Toshio Furukawa
- Fisheye - Akira Ishida
- Shuffle Furuo - Tomohisa Asou
- Announcer - Emi Uwagawa
- Woman - Michiko Oda
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