Taiki Sings with Excellence! A Song Carries a Believing Heart's Wish
The Three Lights visit Misa at the hospital
|Name (Kana):||大気絶唱! 信じる心を歌にこめて|
|Name (Romaji):||Taiki Zesshou! Shinjiru Kokoro wo Uta ni Komete|
|Name (Translated):||Taiki Sings with Excellence! A Song Carries a Believing Heart's Wish|
|Name (Dub):||Taiki's Song Filled With Passion and Faith|
|Animation Director:||Katsumi Tamegai|
|Air Date:||August 31, 1996|
|Previous Episode:||Night Between Us! Usagi's Pinch|
|Next Episode:||Chibi Chibi's Mystery? The Big Noisy Chase|
The Three Lights perform Nagareboshi He at a concert, and as they sing Taiki wonders if their princess can hear their message. At the same time, a little girl named Misa watches a live feed of the concert on TV as she draws in her sketchbook. Ami stops by to visit, and notes that Misa is watching them again.
At the Fruits Parlor Crown Ami meets with Usagi, Makoto, Rei, and Minako, and tells them that Misa's condition is so bad that no doctors in Japan can cure it. Her only hope is a specialist from America who is coming to perform her surgery. Usagi wants to know who Misa is, and Makoto explains that she's a patient at Ami's mother's hospital. Minako adds that Misa is a big fan of the Three Lights. Ami explains that Misa is afraid of having surgery, because she doesn't think she'll survive, so she wanted to give her a present to cheer her up. Usagi comes up with an idea for her...
The Three Lights are harassed by autograph-seeking fans after school until Taiki loses his patience and leaves, followed by the others. He expresses his frustration at fans who know nothing about them and are only interested in their looks, and as he walks away, wonders to himself if anyone hears and understands their message. Usagi finds the three of them together and begs them to come help her after school.
That afternoon, Usagi and Ami arrive at the hospital with Taiki, who has a bow on his head. They bring Taiki into Misa's room as a surprise for her, and he thanks her for always listening to the Three Lights. Usagi observes that she was trying to get a set of three, but the other two got away. She suggests that Taiki give Misa an autograph or sing a song, but Taiki only gets annoyed and says that he's only there as himself, not as an idol. Ami suggests that Misa show Taiki her drawing, but Misa gets embarassed and insists that it's not finished yet. Taiki tells her she can show it to him after her surgery, and she agrees.
As they leave the hospital, Usagi apologizes to Taiki for asking too much. He replies that he'd thought she was different from the other fans, but was obviously mistaken. Later that night Misa works on coloring her drawing as she listens to the Three Lights singing.
In the studio, the Three Lights sing and Taiki wonders why their singing isn't getting a response from their princess yet. Seiya and Yaten stop him as he's leaving and ask what's wrong with him. He replies that he must just be tired, and Seiya tells him to get some rest, since their concert is the next night.
Back at the hospital, Misa finds herself unable to work on her drawing; she apologizes to Taiki and abruptly collapses.
Taiki tells the others that he wants to cancel the concert, because even if he sings their message won't reach their princess. Seiya and Yaten are extremely displeased with him, saying that if they believed it would happen, but he excuses himself and leaves. As he wonders where the princess is, Usagi runs up to him to say that Misa has gotten worse.
Taiki and Usagi arrive at the hospital to find Misa looking much worse. She tells Taiki that she can't work on the drawing anymore, and Taiki opens the sketchbook to find a picture of his princess. Misa tells him that whenever she listened to a Three Lights song she could see that woman in her head, and it made her heart feel warm, but lately she couldn't see her anymore. Taiki realizes that their message has reached at least one person, and Seiya and Yaten were right. Misa says that she's afraid that she'll die, and Taiki tells her that she needs to believe that she'll recover. The nurses take Misa into surgery, and Taiki rushes off to make it to the concert.
On stage, only two of the microphones are occupied. Seiya starts to tell everyone that Taiki won't be there, but he arrives just in time. Seiya changes his statement to observe that Taiki takes too long in the bathroom, and Taiki chides him for not saying something more witty and ruining his image. As the concert starts, Taiki thinks that this night, he's singing to encourage Misa.
At the hospital, Misa is being prepped for surgery, but the doctor hasn't arrived yet. His cab pulls up to the hospital, and he's greeted by Sailor Aluminum Seiren in disguise as a nurse. She leads him around back and takes his Star Seed; Usagi and Ami hear him scream and transform into Sailor Moon and Sailor Mercury.
Doctor Gia's Star Seed turns out to be a blank. Sailor Moon and Sailor Mercury arrive, whereupon he transforms into Sailor Doctor while Seiren makes her escape. Sailor Doctor chases Sailor Moon with the giant hypodermic needle on his arm, which scares her into hiding behind Sailor Mercury. Sailor Mercury uses Mercury Aqua Rhapsody on him, giving Sailor Moon the chance to use Starlight Honeymoon Therapy Kiss to heal him.
Now back to normal, Doctor Gia performs Misa's surgery while Usagi, Ami, and Misa's mother wait outside. The Three Lights join them shortly before the doctor emerges from the operating theater and gives them the thumbs-up. He says that Misa did very well, and it was her will to live that made the operation a success.
After the surgery, Misa sits outside the hospital in a wheelchair, accompanied by Usagi, Ami, and the Three Lights. Usagi tells Taiki that it was his encouragement that helped Misa, and he counters that no, she was the one who helped him. Misa tells Taiki that the picture is done, and asks if he would like to see it next time. He replies that he would. Up in the hospital room, the finished picture of the princess sits on Misa's bed.
- This episode was the first to feature the song "Nagareboshi He." The song was dubbed in the Korean, Italian, and German versions of the episode.
- This episode was the first to show a hint of what Princess Kakyuu looked like, in the form of Misa's drawing.
- In the Latin American Spanish dub, Doctor Gia spoke with a stereotypical American accent for most of the episode. His zombi cried out "Beautiful!" when he was cured, instead of the usual "Hermoso".
- 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
- Kou Seiya/Sailor Star Fighter - Shiho Niiyama
- Kou Taiki/Sailor Star Maker - Narumi Tsunoda
- Kou Yaten/Sailor Star Healer - Chika Sakamoto
- Chibi Chibi - Kotono Mitsuishi
- Reiko Aya/Sailor Aluminum Seiren - Kikuko Inoue
- Misa - Chinami Nishimura
- Misa's Mother - Hiroko Emori
- Doctor Gia/Sailor Doctor - Yoshio Kawai
- Nurse - Emi Uwagawa
- Fans - Riku Sugihara, Yukiko Mannaka
- Director - Shougo Sakamoto
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