Usagi vs Rei? A Nightmare in Dreamland

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Usagi confronts her nemesis on a tiny train
Original Episode
Name (Kanji/kana): うさぎとレイ対決? 夢ランドの悪夢
Name (Romaji): Usagi to Rei Taiketsu? Yume Rando no Akumu
Name (Translated): Usagi vs Rei? A Nightmare in Dreamland
Name (Viz Dub): Usagi vs Rei: Nightmare in Dream Land
Episode Number: 11
Director: Kunihiko Ikuhara
Writer: Shigeru Yanagawa
Animation Director: Masahiro Ando
Air Date: May 23, 1992
Previous Episode: Cursed Buses! Fire Senshi Mars Appears
Next Episode: I Want a Boyfriend Too! A Trap on a Luxury Cruise Ship
First English Dub Episode
Name: Nightmare in Dreamland
Number: 8
Company: DiC
Air Date: September 20, 1995
Previous Episode: An Uncharmed Life
Next Episode: Cruise Blues

While Luna searches for information about the princess, Usagi, Ami, and Rei investigate a suspicious theme park.


Usagi, Ami and Rei meet at the Hikawa Shrine to discuss strategy, but all they can do is argue. Luna pleads with them to concentrate on finding the princess, but has no new information regarding her location. Ami suggests that in the meantime they should look into other strange events, pointing out the alleged disappearance of fifty people at a new theme park called Dreamland.

In the Dark Kingdom, Queen Beryl is furious at Jadeite for letting the third Senshi appear. Jadeite promises to redeem himself with a new plan to harvest energy.

The press are demanding answers at Dreamland, but a spokesman (actually Jadeite) denies there have been any disappearances. Usagi, Ami, Rei and Luna visit the park to investigate, but Usagi quickly gets bored and starts trying the rides. After a ticking off from Rei and Luna, Usagi meets the park's mascot, Dream Princess, and her array of remote controlled animals. Rei senses a strange aura from her, but Usagi is more interested in the prospect of a show in the park’s candy house.

Having found nothing, the group splits in two: Luna goes with Ami and Usagi reluctantly accompanies Rei. Still suspicious of the Dream Princess, Rei tries to warn children away from her, but Usagi objects, seeing nothing wrong with her. On a train ride around the park, Usagi and Rei encounter Usagi's nemesis, who gets into the usual verbal match with Usagi. Rei notes the resemblance between him and Tuxedo Mask, but Usagi denies it, horrified at the very idea.

Usagi and Rei meet Luna outside the candy house: Ami has already gone inside. Rei feels an evil aura once more. Inside, the Dream Princess exposes the guests to a gas or mist that induces dreaming. This causes the guests to believe that are in a dreamy field of flowers. As even Ami is incapacitated, the mascot begins to drain energy from her now-dreaming victims.

Fearing the worst, Rei tries to break in but finds the doors locked. Usagi and Rei transform, and Sailor Mars uses her Fire Soul to destroy the door. But Jadeite is watching, and sends the Dream Princess to intercept them. Sailor Moon and Sailor Mars are also exposed to the gas and are trapped in a dream - causing them to think they are in a field of flowers just like the guests that were drained of their energy earlier. Sailor Mars rescues Sailor Moon from a snake, but it then bites her and injects poison, threatening to turn her to stone. Fortunately, she quickly lifts the curse by exorcising the evil spirit from herself. The Dream Princess reveals her true form, a Youma called Murido, and subjects the Senshi to another dream. This time, both Sailor Moon and Sailor Mars are fooled by the image of Tuxedo Mask riding on a horse in the forest, and are only saved when the real Tuxedo Mask intervenes, disrupting the illusion. He quickly leaves, and Sailor Moon and Sailor Mars run from Murido. They find Ami, who has discovered that Murido's remote control is also absorbing the energy. Ami becomes Sailor Mercury, and all three combine their attacks and concentrate on the remote control. The Youma is destroyed, the energy returns to the victims, and the candy house disappears, releasing its prisoners. While Luna assures the Senshi that their victory was only possible due to their co-operation, Usagi and Rei continue to squabble.

Episode trivia[edit]

  • The date on the newspaper article read "5/23/92," which was the same date this episode aired in Japan.
  • Wapiko from Goldfish Warning! was visible amidst the children playing with mechanical animals at Dreamland.
  • In the English dub of this episode, the music played when the Dream Princess's headless body was spinning around like a music box was Brahms' Lullaby.


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