The Sea! An Island! Vacation! The Senshi Relax
Chibiusa makes friends with a plesiosaur
|Name (Romaji):||Umi yo! Shima yo! Bakansu yo! Senshi no Kyuusoku|
|Name (Translated):||The Sea! An Island! Vacation! The Senshi Relax|
|Name (Viz Dub):||The Beach, the Island and a Vacation: The Guardians' Break|
|Animation Director:||Taichi Nakamura|
|Air Date:||August 28, 1993|
|Previous Episode:||Usagi's Parental Love? A Curry Triangle Relationship|
|Next Episode:||Protect Chibiusa! Clash of the Ten Warriors|
|First English Dub Episode|
Usagi, Makoto and Minako walk up the steps to the Hikawa Shrine, finding only Chibiusa minding the grounds. When they ask where Rei has gone, she says that Rei has left to a deserted island to train. They convince Chibiusa to tell them where Rei has gone off to.
Rei is practicing on the beach when the others arrive, surprising her. Although she chastises them, complaining that she had come for training, the moon cats pull out a bathing suit from her luggage.
As Makoto fishes, Minako, Usagi, and Ami play volleyball, while Chibiusa and Rei build a sand castle. When Chibiusa looks through a hole in the castle, she spies a long-necked creature in the ocean. Rei asks Chibiusa what she is looking at, but the creature has dissapeared.
The other girls comment that Rei and Chibiusa seem to get along well, but in the next scene, where Chibiusa becomes finicky over fish, the pink-haired girl stomps off in a huff about Rei having criticized her. She takes to the ocean in an inner tube, with Luna P nearby. She soon finds herself far from the beach, and circled by sharks. She falls out of her tube, and catches hold of the creature she saw earlier, a young grey plesiosaur.
The others note that Chibiusa is missing and go off to find her. The plesiosaur, being chased by sharks with Chibiusa on board, heads toward an island with a volcano. As the sharks are gaining on them, Chibiusa uses Luna P to help speed her new friend along. They enter a cave, where Chibiusa discovers that the young plesiosaur is injured, and uses Luna P to heal it. She names the animal Kirin (Giraffe) due to its long neck.
On the boat, the others are unable to find Chibiusa, despite that they have been searching for hours. Smoke can be seen coming from the island. In the cave, Chibiusa cooks fish caught by Kirin on a hibachi grill. After they fall asleep, an adult plesiosaur, Kirin's mother, comes and wakes the baby, urging it to go with her, but it refuses.
The volcano on the island erupts and Rei, apparently through the power of her fire ritual training, sees Chibiusa's face in the eruption. The girls transform.
In the meantime, a rockslide from the eruption has trapped the mother plesiosaur and her baby in the cave. Chibiusa escapes, and the Sailor Senshi find her. They try to stop the approaching lava stream with their attacks. Sailor Mars uses Burning Mandala, Sailor Jupiter uses Sparkling Wide Pressure, Sailor Venus uses Venus Love-Me Chain, Sailor Mercury uses Shine Aqua Illusion, but nothing can stop the lava. Chibiusa requests that the Senshi save the plesiosaurs, so Sailor Moon uses Moon Princess Halation on the rockslide to free them just in time before the lava stream reaches the cave.
Waking up on the boat later, Chibiusa (not knowing yet that the five girls are in fact the Sailor Senshi) asks what has happened to Kirin. Usagi says that the Senshi saved them. The two marine reptiles appear swimming alongside the boat, Chibiusa waves, and they leave.
The episode ends with Chibiusa telling the girls that she's now willing to eat fish.
- This was the only episode of Sailor Moon R in which no enemies appeared.
- During the group transformation scene, the first part of Rei's transformation (where she took hold of her Star Power Stick) used the background from the corresponding part of Minako's transformation instead.
- Like episode 20 of the first season, this episode did not play into the main storyline of the season. It also had a similar structure in the title.
- This episode was never broadcast in the DiC English dub, making it the only episode from the R season which was skipped during DiC's tenure.
- ADV's "uncut" DVD boxset of the second season omitted this episode. At first, ADV representatives claimed that it was because "the creator did not like it," but it turned out that ADV had obtained their masters from DiC, who apparently lacked the episode master themselves. It wasn't until Viz Media redubbed the series that this episode had an official English dub; the Sailor Moon R Part 1 set was its first physical release in North America.
- In the German dub of this episode, the normal "Macht des Mondes, verwandle ihn zurück" (Power of the moon, transform it back) was changed to "Macht des Mondes, öffne die Höhle" (Power of the moon, open the cave).
- 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 - Kae Araki
- Luna - Keiko Han
- Artemis - Yasuhiro Takato
- Kirin - Kyouko Yamada
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