Huge Shock for Usagi! Mamoru Declares a Breakup

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Episode Data
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Usagi breaks down into tears in a phone booth
Original Episode
Name (Kanji/kana): うさぎ大ショック! 衛の絶交宣言
Name (Romaji): Usagi Dai Shokku! Mamoru no Zekkou Sengen
Name (Translated): Huge Shock for Usagi! Mamoru Declares a Breakup
Name (Viz Dub): Usagi Devastated: Mamoru Declares a Break-Up
Episode Number: 61
Director: Kounosuke Uda
Writer: Sukehiro Tomita
Animation Director: Masahide Yanagisawa
Air Date: July 3, 1993
Previous Episode: An Angel? A Devil? Mysterious Girl From the Sky
Next Episode: The Friendship of the Sailor Senshi! Goodbye Ami
English Dub Episode
Name: The Cosmetic Caper
Number: 55
Company: DiC
Air Date: November 7, 1995
Previous Episode: Serena Times Two
Next Episode: Sailor Mercury Moving On?

Mamoru begins to experience bizarre visions, which prompt him to break up with Usagi. Meanwhile, Berthier begins to spread Dark Power via a cosmetics store.

Summary[edit]

Usagi races down the street and runs into Mamoru, who is out for a morning jog. They are delighted by the coincidental meeting, but Luna interrupts them and points out that Usagi has other things to worry about, and Usagi remembers that she was out looking for Chibiusa, who has gone missing. Concerned, Mamoru joins them in their search.

The three of them find Chibiusa sitting alone on the swings at the park, looking sad. She at first refuses to talk to them, but relents when Mamoru offers to take her home. When she takes his hand, though, he has a sudden vision of a crystal city, but when Usagi asks what the matter is, he insists it is nothing.

Mamoru gives Chibiusa a piggyback ride home, which makes Usagi jealous, and she and Chibiusa bicker over Mamoru as they walk. When Mamoru appears to take the little girl's side, Usagi becomes annoyed and walks on ahead of them, suggesting that if he likes her so much, he should marry her.

The rest of the Tsukino family makes a fuss over Chibiusa when she returns, then realize they haven't met Mamoru before. Usagi's father becomes upset when he realizes he is Usagi's boyfriend, and Mamoru quickly leaves. Her mother, however, thinks he is handsome and quietly suggests that her daughter bring him over some time.

When Chibiusa speaks up, though, the Tsukino family stares at her blankly and wonders who she is. The little girl uses Luna P Henge to make an umbrella, which she uses to hypnotize them, but Luna bites Usagi and snaps her out of it. Usagi angrily confronts Chibiusa, but her family becomes annoyed at her for being mean to the girl. Shingo notices that Luna P looks a lot like Luna, much to the cat's annoyance.

Berthier arrives on the UFO to speak to Rubeus, who tells her that even if they can't find the Rabbit, they can find the Crystal Points and infuse them with their power to prevent Crystal Tokyo from being built. He identifies Otafukuya as the first one they will go after.

As Mamoru walks down the street, he has a sudden vision of the crystal city and Princess Serenity amidst great destruction. He staggers to a halt and grabs the wall for support. Usagi sees him as she walks home from school and runs up to give him a hug, but he pushes her away. He gets annoyed and tells her that he doesn't love her anymore and their relationship is over.

Usagi meets with her friends at the Hikawa Shrine and tells them that Mamoru broke up with her. They are all surprised, but assure her he can't really mean it; he was probably in a bad mood, or just thought she didn't need to be distracted while studying for exams.

Mamoru is helping Chibiusa with her homework at his apartment when Usagi arrives. She apologizes to him for bothering him while he was in a bad mood earlier, but he says she doesn't understand: he doesn't love her and really wants to end their relationship. Usagi refuses to believe him, because they were once Princess Serenity and Prince Endymion and lovers in the past. He angrily tells her that he shouldn't have to love someone based on who he was in a previous life, but stops when he sees her forcing a smile with tears welling up in her eyes.

Usagi glances down at Chibiusa's shoes in the doorway, and wonders aloud if he likes Chibiusa more than her. She apologizes for forcing him to be with her and lets herself out the door. Mamoru stares after her with an anguished expression and silently apologizes.

Usagi walks slowly along the street, then pauses when she reaches a phone booth. She goes inside and slowly sinks to the ground, leaning against the wall of the booth as she sobs.

Meanwhile, Berthier takes over Otafukuya and sets her Droid, Atsugessho, in charge of selling her special cosmetics. She releases a pile of advertising flyers into the air from atop a tall building, and one drifts to the ground outside Usagi's phone booth.

Usagi arrives at the store with the flyer in hand, and Luna happens to be wandering by and sees her go inside. The disguised-Droid clerk starts telling Usagi all the products she needs to use, and the two of them get into an argument over whether or not she needs to use all those cosmetics in order to make Mamoru love her. As their fight grows louder all the customers are scared away, and the Droid becomes angry and reveals her true form.

Luna arrives and distracts the Droid long enough for Usagi to transform into Sailor Moon. The Droid declares that anyone who interferes with their plan to destroy the future city must be destroyed, and attacks. Sailor Moon slips on a loose cosmetics bottle and falls, and when Luna lunges at Atsugessho, the Droid slaps the cat away with a cosmetic puff. Tuxedo Mask arrives and the Droid attacks him, but he uses his cane to deflect the attack and send it back at her. While she is distracted, he prompts Sailor Moon to act, and she uses Moon Princess Halation to destroy the Droid.

Tuxedo Mask starts to leave, but Sailor Moon stops him and says that she knows he wasn't telling the truth, because he came to save her, but he says the two things have nothing to do with each other. She asks him why he no longer loves her and he tells her that he cannot love a weak girl. He walks away from the weeping girl and again silently apologizes to her as he goes.

Luna comes up and tells Sailor Moon that she found the store clerks unconscious in the basement, and asks for her help, but the Senshi doesn't seem to hear. She stares after Tuxedo Mask and swears to become stronger and win his heart back again.

Episode trivia[edit]

  • Although the character of Chibiusa first appeared in the last episode, this episode used the name "Chibiusa" for the first time.
  • The first Droid appeared in this episode.
  • This episode also marked the beginning of the unique-to-the-anime "break up" subplot that found its resolution in episode 77.
  • When Berthier was standing on top of the building, a gust of wind blew away the flyers for the cosmetic store and also blew her skirt upwards. If the scene is watched in slow-motion playback, her lacy blue underwear can be seen at that point.

Cast[edit]


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