A House Full of Evil Presence! The Secret of the Beautiful Girl, Hotaru

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Usagi had assumed Chibiusa's new friend was male
Original Episode
Name (Kanji/kana): 妖気漂う家! 美少女ほたるの秘密
Name (Romaji): Youki Tadayou Ie! Bishoujo Hotaru no Himitsu
Name (Translated): A House Full of Evil Presence! The Secret of the Beautiful Girl, Hotaru
Name (Viz Dub): A House Filled With Evil Presence: The Beautiful Hotaru’s Secret
Episode Number: 113
Director: Kounosuke Uda
Writer: Megumi Sugihara
Animation Director: Taichi Nakamura
Air Date: November 12, 1994
Previous Episode: Who is the True Messiah? Chaos of Light and Darkness
Next Episode: Crazy for Celebrities! Mimete in Doubt
English Dub Episode
Name: Rini's Risky Friendship
Number: 106
Company: Cloverway
Air Date: July 13, 2000
Previous Episode: Show Stoppers
Next Episode: Mimet's Mess

Usagi accompanies Chibiusa on a visit to her new friend Hotaru's house, while Mimete targets a famous manga artist.

Summary[edit]

Chibiusa and Usagi are in the bathtub, and Chibiusa is in a really good mood. Chibiusa admits that she found a pretty new friend, and Usagi naturally thinks that Chibiusa's new friend is a boy. Chibiusa won't tell Usagi anything about her new friend, so she and Usagi wrestle in the bathtub.

Mamoru meets Michiru, Haruka, and Setsuna at a stadium, and they all transform. Sailor Neptune, Sailor Uranus, and Sailor Pluto explain to Tuxedo Mask why they will not work with Sailor Moon and the other Sailor Senshi. They say that they are the Outer Senshi, the guardians of the solar system, and were given greater power than the other Senshi to guarantee that no intruder would break through and wreak havoc onto the universe. They take the blame for letting intruders into the solar system and onto Earth. These intruders are known as the Death Busters, aka Professor Tomoe's minions. The Outer Senshi then tell Tuxedo Mask that this battle is their problem, that Sailor Moon and the other Senshi cannot handle the battle to come.

Ami and Minako go to Makoto's house, asking if Chibiusa went to see her. Apparently, Chibiusa is nervous and wants to make a good impression after being invited to her new friend's house, and visited every one of the girls to ask for advice on what to wear, what gifts to bring, and proper conversation. Makoto gives Chibiusa a bag of cookies to bring to Hotaru. Ami, Minako, and Makoto walk to Rei's house, where Rei looks angry. It seems that Chibiusa had stopped by Rei's house also, but Usagi volunteers herself in going to Hotaru's house with Chibiusa to be her guide. Rei is upset because Usagi tricked Rei into looking the other way while she ran off with Chibiusa.

Chibiusa and Usagi are on their way to Hotaru's house, and stop by the bookstore to buy the popular new manga book by Ukon Katakuri to present to Hotaru. Meanwhile, Professor Tomoe promises this shadowy figure, the Messiah of Silence, that he will steal pure hearts from humans in order to awaken her.

Usagi knocks on the door to Hotaru's home, and she sees the figure of Kaolinite. Startled, Usagi drops the bag of cookies, and Chibiusa seems none the wiser. Professor Tomoe stands next to Kaolinite, and introduces her as his assistant, Kaori. Professor Tomoe asks Kaori to lead Usagi and Chibiusa into the living room while they wait for Hotaru. Usagi talks herself into thinking that Kaolinite wouldn't be in such a home, and allows herself to go inside. Tomoe then goes to his lair and calls Mimete. Mimete tells Tomoe that she has found a new pure heart target, Ukon Katakuri, the author of a popular manga book, who is doing an autograph signing at Juuban Bookstore.

Hotaru walks into the living room where Usagi and Chibiusa are waiting. Usagi is stunned that Chibiusa's friend is actually a girl. They start arguing in front of Hotaru, and Hotaru is amused by it. As Hotaru starts to lead the girls upstais, Kaori steps in with a tray of coffee. After Kaori offers to take bring it up to her room, Hotaru gets upset and tells her not to interfere with household affairs. Usagi and Chibiusa are confused by Hotaru's outburst. Hotaru, carrying the tray of coffee up to her room, explains to Usagi and Chibiusa that her father is a scientist and Kaori tries to help out around the home as well as the lab. Usagi asks where Hotaru's mother is, and Hotaru says that she died a long time ago. Usagi apologizes, and Hotaru says that she wants to know more about Chibiusa and Usagi. While Chibiusa is stunned at the mysterious beauty of Hotaru's bedroom, Hotaru collapses, having another spell. Hotaru looks over at Usagi's bag, where her transformation brooch is peeking out. Hotaru holds it in her hands, and speaks of its beauty and power. As her eyes start to go blank, Chibiusa snaps her out of it.

Usagi tells Chibiusa to give Hotaru her gift, and ask Chibiusa brings out the book, a flyer for the author's autograph signing at Juban Bookstore drops in Usagi's lap. Usagi and Chibiusa freak out and naturally start arguing about who should have known about the book signing. At Juuban Bookstore, Ukon Katakuri is finished signing autographs and is walking to his car when he is confronted by Mimete and the Daimon U-Henshuu. Usagi appears just in time after running to make it to the book signing on time, with Hotaru and Chibiusa walking behind her. Usagi sees the Daimon removing Ukon's pure heart from his body. Chibiusa takes Hotaru to the arcade as Usagi transforms. U-Henshuu attacks Sailor Moon by throwing razor-sharp pages at her. U-Henshuu's fingers turn into a pair of scissors, and Sailor Moon is helpless on the ground when Sailor Pluto arrives and attacks U-Henshuu with Dead Scream. Sailor Neptune and Uranus appear next to Pluto. Sailor Uranus tells Sailor Moon to run as Sailor Neptune launches the Deep Submerge attack. Sailor Moon asks Sailor Uranus why she needs to run away from the fight, to which Sailor Uranus replies, "You're in the way!"

Sailor Uranus attacks U-Henshuu with her World Shaking attack, which is useless against the Daimon, as she runs toward Uranus and Moon. Sailor Venus uses the Venus Love-Me Chain to grab U-Henshuu's hand and pull her away from Sailor Uranus and Sailor Moon. The other Sailor Senshi appear, as well as Tuxedo Mask. Tuxedo Mask tells the Outer Senshi that while they may have strong individual power, Sailor Moon and the Inner Senshi use their powers to fight as a group. Mimete, frustrated at being outnumbered, orders U-Henshuu to kill them all off for her, and they start to argue. Sailor Moon uses the opportinity to transform into Super Sailor Moon and attacks U-Henshuu with Rainbow Moon Heartache. Ukon's pure heart is returned to him.

Later that night, Chibiusa and Usagi are in the bathtub again, talking about Chibiusa's playdate with Hotaru at the arcade. Usagi says that while Hotaru's family situation is a bit messy, Hotaru herself seems like a nice enough girl. Chibiusa says that she wants to be better friends with her.

Episode trivia[edit]

  • Kaolinite returned as Kaori in this episode.
  • This was one of the few episodes in which Mamoru transformed into Tuxedo Mask on camera, though in this instance there was no transformation sequence, and he simply appeared in his alternate form after being briefly hidden by blowing leaves.
  • A manga called "Drop Drop" appeared a number of times in this episode. This could be a reference to the 1970s anime series Candy Candy.
  • In the flashback where Ami suggested a book as a gift for Chibiusa's friend, the book she was holding was War and Peace.
  • While Tuxedo Mask was looking at the Outer Senshi, the gem on Sailor Pluto's choker was incorrectly colored black.

Cast[edit]

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