Targeted Kindergarten Kids! Venus' Great Performance

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Episode Data
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Usagi disguised as a teacher
Original Episode
Name (Kanji/kana): 狙われた園児! ヴィーナス大活躍
Name (Romaji): Nerawareta Enji! Viinasu Daikatsuyaku
Name (Translated): Targeted Kindergarten Kids! Venus' Great Performance
Name (Viz Dub): The Targeted Kindergarteners: Venus to the Rescue
Episode Number: 52
Director: Takuya Igarashi
Writer: Katsuyuki Sumizawa
Animation Director: Taichi Nakamura
Air Date: April 24, 1993
Previous Episode: A New Transformation! Usagi Powers Up
Next Episode: Mamoru and Usagi's Babysitting Mayhem
English Dub Episode
Name: Kindergarten Chaos
Number: 46
Company: DiC
Air Date: November 29, 1995
Previous Episode: Cherry Blossom Time
Next Episode: Much Ado About Babysitting

Minako befriends Mie, a kindergarten student, while Ail and An begin targeting children for their energy.

Summary[edit]

Minako Aino is about to wake up in her bed and hugs Artemis who is sleeping next to her while she is mumbling about Alan. When Artemis shows her a clock, she realizes she is late for school again and starts getting dressed. Artemis begins an internal monologue which is an introductory speech about himself and Minako. He wishes she would be more dependable. He continues while he runs next to Minako on her way to her school. She takes a shortcut by jumping over a wall, but lands on top of Artemis.

Nearby, two small boys are bullying a small girl by threatening to take a badge from her. Minako chases the boys away, and consoles the crying girl. When she tells the girl she does not have the time to follow her to her bus to Shiba Kindergarten, she starts crying again, so Minako runs with her and gets her on the bus. Minako continues running and briefly runs next to Usagi Tsukino who is also late. Neither Minako nor Usagi make it on time. Artemis finishes his monologue by telling the viewers Minako used to be worse, but she is still too much for him.

At her school, Usagi is forced to stand wearing a sign around her neck, telling she is always late. Seijuurou Ginga flirts with her, closing his eyes and stretching out his arms to embrace Usagi. Natsumi Ginga appears and asks what he is doing, so he pretends he is doing exercises. The Ginga siblings go to talk in a secluded part of the school. Natsumi is angry with Seijuurou for his flirting, which he claims is part of his plan.

At a playground, the small girl is teased by three boys because she believes Sailor Moon is real. They are overheard by Minako and Artemis who are walking by, and Minako makes the boys run away. The small girl tells Minako her name is Mie, and Minako introduces herself and Artemis. Minako sees Mie is wearing a Sailor Moon badge, but when asked, Mie does not know who Sailor Venus is. They sit on a bench and chat. Mie asks Minako whether Sailor Moon is real, and she replies that the most important thing is believing. But when she admits that she has met Sailor Moon, Mie makes her come to her kindergarten the next day so she can tell the other kids about Sailor Moon.

At the Makaiju shelter, Ail and An observe that they still need energy. This time, An wants to target small kids. Ail plays his flute to summon the Cardian Gigaros. She appears flying above a bus to Kari Kindergarten and makes it stop by punching a hole in the roof before she steals energy from the scared kids.

Inside the Hikawa Shrine, the Inner Senshi and Luna read a newspaper article about the attack. Ami Mizuno calculates on her supercomputer that the next target probably will be the Shiba Kindergarten. Usagi is having fun reading a manga, but stops laughing when the other Sailor Senshi tell her they rely on her.

Next day at Shiba Kindergarten, Minako is telling the kids about Sailor Moon and Sailor Venus, but they refuse to believe her until they actually see them. The kindergarten teacher tells the kids she can't go with them on the bus today, and Mie convinces Minako to go with them on the bus instead. Usagi and Luna are waiting outside the kindergarten. Usagi uses the Disguise Pen to turn herself into a teacher, and gets on the bus. She is surprised to find Minako there with Artemis. They entertain the kids in the bus by singing Moonlight Densetsu.

When the bus drives into a tunnel, Gigaros appears and stops the bus by breaking its front window. Mie is scared when Gigaros jumps into the bus, but Minako assures her that Sailor Moon will come to rescue the kids. Artemis and the disguised Usagi attack Gigaros physically, but Gigaros throws Artemis back to Minako and punches Usagi out of the bus. Usagi can now transform into Sailor Moon and gives her speech, but when Gigaros attacks her, she must jump quickly to dodge her attacks. The kids are excited to see that she really exists. While they gather in one side of the bus to watch the fight, Minako jumps out of the window on the other side. She reappears as Sailor Venus and uses her Crescent Beam attack to hurl Gigaros backwards, but she is unaffected and retaliates by sending a spiral of dark energy towards the two Sailor Senshi, hurting them. She easily parries a second Crescent Beam attack, and Sailor Venus gets desperate because her attack is not working. Mie and the kids shout to the Sailor Senshi that they should not give up.

Gigaros extends her nails and runs towards Sailor Venus, but is stopped by a rose thrown by the Moonlight Knight. He says they should not give up as long as they have anyone believing in them, pointing to the shouting kids. Sailor Venus gets encouraged by the kids, and when Gigaros prepares for another attack, she comes up with Crescent Beam Shower which hurts Gigaros badly. Sailor Moon finishes Gigaros off with Moon Princess Halation. The kids scream the names of Sailor Moon and Sailor Venus, and the Moonlight Knight congratulates them on finding the power of believing before he says adieu. Artemis says it is because of the support from the kids that Sailor Venus found a hidden power in herself. Sailor Moon and Sailor Venus wave goodbye to the kids as they leave.

The next time Minako and Mie sit on the bench and talk, Mie says that both Sailor Moon and Sailor Venus were great.

Episode trivia[edit]

  • In the first English dub, Serena spoke with a British accent when she was disguised as the substitute teacher, even though the "teacher" in the original did not have an accent at all.

Cast[edit]


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