Act 45 Stars 3
Galaxia takes Mars' and Venus' Sailor Crystals
|Name (kanji/kana):||Ａｃｔ ４５ スターズ３|
|Name (romaji):||Act 45 Sutaazu 3|
|Name (translated):||Act 45 Stars 3|
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Rei's necklace breaks and her crows fly up in a furious storm. A young Hotaru runs to Setsuna anxiously. They all sense the loss of their teammates, Sailor Mercury and Sailor Jupiter, and the capture of their Sailor Crystals. Meanwhile, Sailor Moon, Sailor Venus, Sailor Neptune, and Sailor Uranus have just found out that the Three Lights are actually the Sailor Starlights. Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune are trying to piece together that these three are Sailor Senshi and Sailor Venus is very upset over Mercury and Jupiter. Sailor Moon is too stunned to speak. Uranus shouts to Sailor Moon to pull herself together and slaps Venus to calm her down. Sailor Star Fighter explains the obvious but horrible truth: Sailor Mercury and Sailor Jupiter are dead and their Sailor Crystals, the origin of their powers, were taken by the enemy.
Sailor Moon, Venus, Neptune, and Uranus are shocked and speechless. Sailor Star Fighter addresses Sailor Moon, but Sailor Uranus steps forward with her Space Sword to protect Sailor Moon from the strangers. The Starlights do not seem to want a fight. They tell the Senshi that they will not be able to beat Sailor Galaxia and Shadow Galactica by losing their tempers. Sailor Star Fighter also tells them that they should not waste their energy. Sailor Neptune begins to ask if it's really true that Sailor Mercury and Sailor Jupiter are gone, but in an instant, the Sailor Starlights leave and the Senshi are left on the rooftop, dazed and confused.
Back in civilian clothes, Usagi, Rei, Minako, Setsuna, Hotaru, Haruka, and Michiru meet up at the Game Center Crown. They piece together what little information they have, and struggle with the idea that their new enemies are Sailor Senshi. Sailor Moon thinks to herself that she does not feel like the Starlights are enemies, because they guarded her against Sailor Aluminum Seiren when she attacked. Minako wants to go to Shadow Galactica to save Mercury and Jupiter. Artemis wants to know how this invasion occurred without warning.
Luna informs the group about a meteor shower that recently occurred. She tells them that the Sagittarius Alpha meteor must have been their road in, and Setsuna confirms that there has been no disturbance in the Fourth Dimension. Haruka points out that they invaded the Earth as a star. Michiru offers to take Usagi home, and Haruka volunteers to keep an eye on the Three Lights. Rei tells Minako secretly that they are going to go confront the Three Lights the following day and see if they can find whose side the Sailor Starlights are on. Rei tells Minako that if they are enemies, the two of them will fight find out where Shadow Galactica is. She tells Minako that Mercury and Jupiter aren't dead and that they can rescue them out of Shadow Galactica. She says they will protect Usagi and Earth.
Usagi slips into a strange mood on the walk home with Michiru and decides to part from her. She goes to see Mamoru's friend to find out if he has heard from Mamoru at all. Unfortunately, he has not. However, after Usagi's explanations about the cards and her obvious sadness, he tells her that he will ask around the next day. Michiru can be seen in the background still following Usagi.
Usagi is still upset and finds herself calling Mamoru's old phone number. She feels like she is forgetting something, but when she tries to think, she gets confused. Chibi Chibi comes to comfort her, but she is still thinking of the others, of Mercury and Jupiter and how to save them. She thinks about how she feels about them, and she thinks about Mamoru. She begins to sway and faint but Seiya shows up and catches her. Haruka and Michiru come running to her, but Taiki and Yaten are there and Taiki stops them by holding up a card. The card has the image of a familiar man on it.
Seiya tells Usagi that she has no time to waste and she must remember. He asks her what happened to Mercury and Jupiter, and what happened to Mamoru. The image of Mamoru's disappearance flashes in Usagi's memory and she collapses in anguish. Seiya catches her, telling her he does not want to hurt her. Michiru and Haruka see the image of Mamoru's death as well, and then Taiki shows them a card with Sailor Galaxia's image on it. Usagi runs away crying, trying not to think about what it means. She thinks of Seiya and how he seems so much like Mamoru. The Three Lights watch Usagi as she runs away, wondering what it is about her that reminds them of someone else.
Usagi gets to her house and there is another card in the mail, and this one has a galaxy on it. Usagi thinks about the image and wonders if they are really from Mamoru after all. The card falls to the ground.
A massive many-pointed crystal is mounted high above a glowing figure seated in an unfamiliar throne room, while another figure kneels on the stairs below. The kneeling figure apologizes for the failures of Sailor Aluminum Seiren and Sailor Iron Mouse. The glowing figure above is happy with the two crystals that were obtained. Then the figure below swears by the power of the Sailor Animamates that she will capture more Sailor Crystals for Galaxia before the final battle. Sailor Galaxia informs her that human Star Seeds are insignificant compared to Sailor Crystals.
From the darkness comes a new Sailor Animamate, Sailor Lead Crow. She tells Galaxia that she will drag Sailor Moon to her grave.
Somewhere far from this dark place, Hotaru gets a vision that they cannot turn back.
Meanwhile, Rei has dressed up in Minako's school uniform and Minako is wearing her volleyball outfit. They discuss Usagi and decide that as long as she can fake being happy she is fine for the time being. Rei asks Minako where they will find the Three Lights, and Minako whips out her Three Lights Super Secret Journal. She announces that they have lunch on the rooftop, but she is quite surprised to find the rooftop empty. While Minako frets about missing out on lunch, Rei reflects that she wishes she went to school with the others. Minako can sense her sorrow and Rei shows Minako the card she had pulled that day - the card of Death. She begins to tell Minako that this time it is different and that they will not win, but Minako silences her with a soft touch to the lips and a grasp of her hand. Minako tells Rei that they have always fought together to overcome and they would do the same this time. Then Minako lightens the mood by expressing how great it will be to return to high school life and get boyfriends. While she is going on about how great life will be, she is interrupted by a curt, "Yeah, right."
They turn defensively to find the Three Lights standing there, and see that Yaten had been the one speaking. He continues by reminding them that they already have someone that they have dedicate their lives to. Minako concedes that they are correct, and states that she has given her life to her one and only, as a vision of Usagi flashes in her mind. Rei also states that they don't actually need any men at all, and asks the Three Lights if they have a problem with that. Yaten states that he does not, and wouldn't expect less from a Sailor Senshi. Rei begins to ask about that particular subject when Yaten asks what they would do if they found out the Starlights were fakes. Minako informs them that they would be their enemies who would then be beaten. Then she and Rei transform into Sailor Venus and Sailor Mars.
Sailor Venus and Sailor Mars tell the Three Lights that they don't want to fight, they just want to know who they are, and ask them to transform. The Starlights do so, and Venus and Mars sense the power of stars from them. Venus and Mars tell them that they believe their powers are true, but they want to know where they come from. Sailor Star Maker addresses Sailor Mars and gives her a card with a picture of the galaxy. Then the three of them leap off the roof and transform back into their civilian forms. Sailor Mars and Sailor Venus realize that the Starlights are from their galaxy, as a violent wind from the south picks up. Sailor Mars notes that it is coming from the direction of the Hikawa Shrine.
At the Shrine, the crows are flying around in fright. Sailor Lead Crow calls out that she sensed their Star Seeds from far away. Two crows, Phobos and Deimos, change their form into two women and Lead Crow confronts them. She reminds them of their past, lucky twins selected by the Princess of Mars. However, Lead Crow is quick to show them that times have changed, and though they were all in training then, Lead Crow is now a Sailor Senshi. Phobos and Deimos are shocked as Sailor Lead Crow informs them that she carries the Sailor Crystal for the planet Coronis, then attacks them with her Galactica Tornado. Phobos and Deimos dodge the attack but they are completely surprised by her power. Sailor Lead Crow tells them that Galaxia has given her the power of a Sailor Crystal, and has promised to make her into a true Sailor Senshi, in exchange for the Sailor Crystals of the Senshi from this Solar System. She declares that she is a Sailor Animamate loyal to Galaxia, and Phobos and Deimos shout in anger that she has betrayed their mother star. Sailor Lead Crow tells them that Coronis has been destroyed, along with everyone and everything on it, and then she destroys Phobos and Deimos as well.
Sailor Mars arrives too late to save them, but releases her Mars Flame Sniper at Sailor Lead Crow. Lead Crow blocks the attack and gets Sailor Mars into a choke hold, then orders Sailor Venus not to move. Sailor Venus calls out to Sailor Moon and Usagi, Michiru and Haruka all sense her. Lead Crow taunts Mars and Venus, but Sailor Moon shows up and attacks with her Starlight Honeymoon Therapy Kiss, which destroys Sailor Lead Crow. Sailor Venus and Sailor Mars are happy to see Sailor Moon, but as they run to meet her there is a flash and their bodies vaporize before Sailor Moon's eyes. Sailor Galaxia can be seen behind their fading bodies.
Usagi relapses into memories of Mercury and Jupiter’s death as well as images of Mamoru's death. The Three Lights sense the tragedy and Sailor Pluto, Sailor Neptune, and Sailor Uranus watch in horror. Galaxia laughs, then vanishes with the Sailor Crystals as Sailor Moon falls into a panic and faints.
In Crystal Tokyo, King Endymion and Neo-Queen Serenity are welcoming Small Lady home when lightning strikes outside the palace and a sudden storm flares up. Small Lady notes that the weather has been bad since she arrived back home, so she decides to bring some flowers to Sailor Pluto and ask her if anything is wrong. When she goes to the Space-Time Door, she overhears a conversation between Neo-Queen Serenity and Sailor Pluto, in which Pluto informs the Queen of a mysterious vortex releasing a lot of energy and disturbing the past. She tells the Queen that it could change the past. Small Lady is shocked, and the Queen asks what is happening in the past. Sailor Pluto begins to tell her, but Small Lady rushes away, wondering what was happening in the past and how far back. She worries if Sailor Moon is okay, and if she knows about the problem. She wants to go back, but Neo-Queen Serenity tells her that she has completed her training in the past and has a lot to learn in the 30th century. She tells Small Lady that she has returned the Time Keys to Pluto, and instructs Small Lady to go to bed, because her new training will begin the following morning. Small Lady is reluctant but obeys her mother. She goes to her room but she is very shaken about the new information. Diana watches her with concern.
Usagi rests while Haruka decides they should all go to their castles and put up a shield around the Solar System. Michiru says that they don't have enough power, and that it might upset the system balance. They decide to ask for the help of the Sailor Power Guardians, and to also ask for help from the Sailor Starlights. They realize that this battle goes far beyond their solar system. Luna and Artemis stay with Usagi and Hotaru while the others go off to their castles.
Ikuko lets the Three Lights in the front door and they go to Usagi's room. Seiya sees Chibi Chibi and seems to sense something, but Chibi Chibi runs off with Ikuko for snacks. Usagi wakes up and is able to confront her memories of Mamoru's death at the airport. She realizes that she suppressed the memory, and remembers how Galaxia laughed as she took her loved ones away. Seiya informs Usagi that Galaxia is probably her strongest enemy yet, and Usagi asks where she is. She also asks why Galaxia, as a Sailor Senshi herself, would attack them. Taiki informs Usagi that Sailor Galaxia is not only after this solar system, but has attacked Sailor Senshi throughout the whole galaxy. He states that perhaps she wants to rule all of the Sailor Senshi. Usagi is surprised to learn that there are more Sailor Senshi in the galaxy. The Three Lights tell Usagi that their planet and their Princess were also attacked. Usagi asks them to tell her what happened to her friends, and Yaten tells her they are dead as humans.
Usagi is still shocked to hear this, but Yaten continues by telling her that while their flesh may be dead, the power of their Sailor Crystals will never die. That is why Galaxia is after the Sailor Crystals, because they are the true power. Luna asks the Three Lights to leave, as Usagi is trembling. On the way out Seiya catches sight of the incense burner that Chibi Chibi had brought to Usagi's room. He stops and turns to Usagi, tossing a card to her. He tells her that Galaxia is there at the center of the galaxy. Usagi then realizes that all this time the cards had been coming from Seiya.
Outside, Yaten and Taiki ask Seiya if he is sure. Seiya says that he is sure about the scent and the incense burner.
The next day in class the teacher is calling roll and calls "Aino!" Usagi is jolted by Minako's name, and tells the teacher that Minako is not there. Usagi falls into memories of her friends while the teacher introduces a new transfer student, Nyanko Suzu, who has returned from three years in Libya. Nyanko is quick to make friends with Usagi and is quite unimpressed with the Three Lights. Nyanko tells Usagi that she only trusts girls, but certainly would not trust girls that pretended to be boys. This inference of the true identities of the Three Lights upsets a local fan, but Usagi just seems confused.
The Three Lights sense something alien about the new student and they leave.
Meanwhile, Sailor Uranus, Sailor Neptune, and Sailor Pluto all arrive at their respective castles. Pluto is nostalgic and remembers that Queen Serenity of the Silver Millennium gave them their castles at birth. Guardian Pluto greets Sailor Pluto and informs her that there is a message from Princess Uranus. Uranus tells Pluto to prepare the shield, but Pluto wants to check on the meteor. She finds that the mysterious Sagittarius meteor showers have been raining on Earth for months, and that all of the meteors exceeded the normal velocity. She determines that none of them had been real meteors and their powers were alien to their solar system, meaning they had all come from somewhere else and invaded in disguise. Sailor Uranus asks where the new enemies have come from, and Pluto tells them that they have come from the galaxy.
Just then Sailor Galaxia appears behind Sailor Pluto, and before she can even react, she is destroyed, quickly followed by Guardian Pluto. Sailor Uranus is shocked. Hotaru and Chibi Chibi are seen playing, but Hotaru senses that something is amiss and vanishes. Luna and Artemis assume something is wrong with the others.
Usagi is still coping with the idea that her loved ones are dead. She also struggles with the idea that the Sailor Crystals seem to be more important than their physical bodies. She becomes very scared.
Artemis and Luna begin to sense a strange power similar to their own. Suzu suddenly hugs Usagi and startles her. She asks Usagi if she can come over later, but Luna and Artemis confront her.
At Usagi's house, Chibi Chibi is sitting with the incense burner when the Three Lights arrive and tell her to give it to them. Chibi Chibi refuses and stands defensively in front of the burner, but then a mist rises from it. The mist takes the form of the woman Chibi Chibi had seen when she first arrived on Earth, and her voice tells Chibi Chibi that it is okay, the Three Lights are her friends. The Three Lights are shocked to see this woman, and cry out, "Princess!"
- This episode featured the first appearance of Sailor Tin Nyanko, as well as Sailor Lead Crow and her attack, Galactica Tornado.
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