The Summer! The Ocean! Our Youth! And a Ghost Too

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Episode Data
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Ami confronts Sakiko's father
Original Episode
Name (Kanji/kana): 夏よ海よ青春よ! おまけに幽霊もよ
Name (Romaji): Natsu yo Umi yo Seishun yo! Omake ni Yuurei mo yo
Name (Translated): The Summer! The Ocean! Our Youth! And a Ghost Too
Name (Viz Dub): The Summer, the Beach, Youth and Ghosts
Episode Number: 20
Director: Kazuhisa Takenouchi
Writer: Megumi Sugihara
Animation Director: Hisashi Kagawa
Air Date: August 1, 1992
Previous Episode: Usagi is Thrilled! Tuxedo Mask's Love Letter
Next Episode: Protect the Children's Dreams! Friendship Linked by Anime
English Dub Episode
Name: N/A
Number: N/A
Company: N/A
Air Date: N/A
Previous Episode: Usagi’s Joy: A Love Letter from Tuxedo Mask
Next Episode: Protect the Children’s Dreams: Friendship Through Anime

Usagi, Ami, Rei, and Luna take a vacation in order to train, but the hotel they have booked is haunted by a strange phenomenon.

Summary[edit]

Usagi, Ami, Rei and Luna arrive at the ocean for special training, or as Usagi sees it, a holiday. Caught in a thunderstorm on the way to the pension they booked, they encounter a little girl, Sakiko. She leads them to the hotel, Pension Adams, which is owned by her father and staffed by three people dressed like horror movie extras. Usagi and Luna are scared of the staff, while Ami and Rei seem unfazed. Sakiko seems intrigued by the visitors, but in a secluded part of the building, her father warns her to stay away from them.

During dinner, the girls hear the sound of crying. They see a strange, transparent being in the room - although Rei believes it isn't a Youma. Meanwhile, Sakiko is placed under hypnosis by her father.

The following day, Usagi has all but forgotten about the previous night's excitement. Although the private beach is more private than she imagined (there is nobody else there at all), she still has fun with Ami and Rei. All the time they are there, Sakiko watches them.

Before dinner, Rei attempts to perform an exorcism in the dining room, despite suspecting that the entity is not really a ghost. As she finishes, she hears the staff planning something. Ami meets Sakiko outside the pension. She seems lonely, and Ami advises her to befriend Usagi. However, Sakiko's father sees her and takes her away, warning Ami that she should leave.

Sakiko protests, but her father insists she should stay away from outsiders. The girl is psychic, but is unable to fully harness the power unless she is under hypnosis. Her father resents the fact that his family's powers were never taken seriously, and hypnotises her again. Unbeknownst to him, Ami is observing this.

A frightened Usagi walks in on the staff, who are performing a bizarre ritual. Rei tells her that they are just normal humans, but that there is an inhuman presence in the building. The furniture begins to move by itself, but the manipulator turns out to actually be the hypnotised Sakiko, as her father instructs her to scare the visitors away. Ami confronts him just as Sakiko creates an immensely powerful ghost that rages out of control, attacking her father.

Usagi, Ami and Rei transform, but Sailor Moon's attacks are ineffective against the ghost. Sailor Mercury wakes Sakiko, but the ghost remains, powered by Sakiko's subconscious anger. But as the ghost targets her father, the girl uses her power to destroy it. It transpires that Sakiko's father used the pension's guests as test subjects for his daughter's powers, while the terrified staff were simply performing an exorcism ritual. Recognising her independence, Sakiko's father agrees to let her live as a normal girl.

Episode trivia[edit]

  • This episode was the fourth to be left out of DiC's English dub. It did not feature any of the regular villains.
  • In this episode Usagi was revealed to have a fear of lightning.
  • Usagi's swimsuit from episode 17 reappeared in this episode.

Cast[edit]


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