Cutie Moon Rod

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Sailor Senshi Weapon
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The Cutie Moon Rod in the anime
Item Name: Cutie Moon Rod
Item Name (kanji/kana): キューティ・ムーン・ロッド 
English Name: Moon Scepter (dub), Moon Rod (manga), Cutie Moon Rod (Viz dub)
Used by: Sailor Moon; Sailor Chibi Moon, Neo-Queen Serenity (manga only)
Attack(s) Required For: Moon Princess Halation
First Appearance (anime): A New Transformation! Usagi Powers Up
First Appearance (manga): Act 15 Shinnyuu SAILORMARS

The Cutie Moon Rod or Moon Rod (ムーン・ロッド) was the weapon used by Sailor Moon to perform the Moon Princess Halation attack. In the anime it was given to her by Queen Serenity, while in the manga it was created by the love between Princess Serenity and Prince Endymion.

The Rod was pink with three gold stars, a red jewel at the bottom, and gold wings. It was topped with a red sphere inside a gold crescent moon, above which sat a tiny crown.

Anime[edit]

In the anime, the Cutie Moon Rod made its last appearance in the first episode of Sailor Moon S, when Mikuji knocked it out of Sailor Moon's hands after she unsuccessfully tried to use Moon Princess Halation on the Daimon. The fate of the Rod after that is unknown, as it was never shown or mentioned again. In episode 91, she received a new weapon: the Spiral Heart Moon Rod.

Manga[edit]

In the manga, Neo Queen Serenity gave her Moon Rod to Sailor Chibi Moon during the final battle with Death Phantom, so that she could join and fight alongside Sailor Moon. The two Rods shattered after their combined power destroyed Death Phantom.

Trivia[edit]

  • A toy replica was released in North America by Irwin. Two AA batteries were included, and when a "secret" button was pressed, the toy would light up and play the music from the Moon Scepter Elimination attack.
  • In ADV's DVD box set of the anime, the Cutie Moon Rod was still referred to as the "Moon Scepter" in the subtitles.