Moon Revived! The Mysterious Aliens Appear
After a pair of aliens begin wreaking havoc in Tokyo, Luna and Artemis are forced to restore Usagi's memories, reawakening her as Sailor Moon.
The English dub title for this episode is The Return of Sailor Moon.
Luna reawakens Usagi's memories
|Name (Kanji/kana):||ムーン復活! 謎のエイリアン出現|
|Name (Romaji):||Muun Fukkatsu! Nazo no Eirian Shutsugen|
|Name (Translated):||Moon Revived! The Mysterious Aliens Appear|
|Animation Director:||Taichi Nakamura|
|Air Date:||March 6, 1993|
|Previous Episode:||Usagi's Everlasting Wish! A New Reincarnation|
|Next Episode:||For Love and Justice! A Sailor Senshi Once Again|
|English Dub Episode|
|Name:||The Return of Sailor Moon|
|DiC or Cloverway?:||DiC|
|Air Date:||September 2, 1995 (pilot version); November 22, 1995 (TV version)|
|Previous Episode:||Day of Destiny|
|Next Episode:||So You Want to be in Pictures|
It has been two months since the battle against Queen Metalia, and Usagi rushes off to school late, as usual. Luna and Artemis watch her go, and observe that all the Inner Senshi have gone back to being normal girls.
That night, Usagi is awakened by a bright light as a shooting star streaks past. Not far away, the meteor levitates out of its impact crater and floats up to an empty apartment nearby. A crowd forms around the crater, including Luna, Artemis, Rei, Minako, Makoto, Mamoru, Usagi, and Ami. Usagi is quickly distracted by a advertisement for a sale on snacks, and Mamoru overhears and teases her about how she'll soon become as round as an odango, matching her hair.
The next day in school, two new transfer students have arrived: Seijuurou Ginga and Natsumi Ginga. Naru and Usagi immediately develop crushes on Seijuurou, and all the boys in the class crowd around An. Ail begins to play his flute to show off for the girls, which makes Natsumi angry. He sees Usagi and offers to play a song just for her, but sees Natsumi glaring at him and leaves instead. Usagi glances at Natsumi and is surprised when the girl glares at her.
As Natsumi and Seijuurou walk home, they are annoyed at each other; Seijuurou says that they are brother and sister in public, so he's allowed to flirt, but Natsumi is angry that he always acts that way around girls. They pass Mamoru on the sidewalk then, and Natsumi, suddenly smitten, follows after him. As she walks, though, she suddenly feels faint and collapses, saying that she needs energy.
Usagi excitedly talks on the phone with Naru about Seijuurou, while Luna wonders why she feels so uneasy.
At the Juuban Odyssey apartments, Ail sits on a limb of the Makaiju, playing his flute. A drop of sap comes out of a branch of the tree and falls onto the unconscious An, and she begins to glow, then opens her eyes again. Once revived, she joins Ail on his branch. The two of them notice that the tree is beginning to wither because it is running out of energy. They observe that this planet is full of energy, ready for them to use. An picks out a Cardian to use, saying that it is best to steal energy from young women in love. Ail plays his flute to summon the Cardian Vampir.
Luna and Artemis hear a scream and come running, and find a woman in an alley who had her energy drained. Artemis thinks they should revive the Sailor Senshi, but Luna refuses, because they just became normal again.
Vampir attacks a woman outside of Naru's house, and Naru, hearing her scream, opens the window and looks out. Vampir attacks Naru and drains her energy, but not before the girl asks Usagi for help over the phone. The cats try to attack the Cardian but have no success. Usagi then arrives, followed by Naru's mother, who faints upon seeing the monster. Luna tells Usagi to run, but Usagi is too stunned by the fact that her cat is talking to her. She decides that she must be dreaming, and if so, she should be the strongest person in the world, and thus confronts the monster instead of running.
The Cardian attacks Usagi and begins to drain her energy, but Artemis distracts it and leaps out the window to draw it away. Luna realizes that she has no choice; she apologizes, then reawakens Usagi's memories. Once her memories have been returned, Usagi transforms into Sailor Moon.
Outside, Vampir catches Artemis and begins to drain his energy, but is stopped by an annoyed Sailor Moon. After a brief confrontation, the Cardian traps the Senshi and begins to drain her energy, but Luna bites Vampir's arm and forces her to let Sailor Moon go. Sailor Moon then uses Moon Tiara Action to destroy the Cardian, and the energy it drained returns to its victims. Ail and An appear and tell the Senshi that they were only just beginning.
Once they have vanished, Sailor Moon stares sadly up at the sky, bidding farewell to "ordinary Usagi."
- Megumi Ogata, who would later voice Sailor Uranus and Petz, made her first appearance in this episode as the Cardian Vampir.
- This was the last episode in which Moon Tiara Action worked as a finishing move.
- This was the first episode in which Minako Aino and Rei Hino did not have speaking roles since their respective introductions.
- Mayumi Osaka made her final appearance in this episode.
- In the initial run of English dub, this season was shown out of order. The main Sailor Moon R storyline was shown before the Makaiju arc for an unknown reason. The episode numbers were what they are supposed to be regardless, and all future airings aired the episodes in the correct order.
- There are two versions of this episode in the English dub. The first version was a pilot aired on Fox one time only, though it is rumored to be on the ADV DVD release. The version most known was redubbed as DiC went through all the episodes in order.
- In the English dubbed version of this episode, the narrator announced that "the Negaforce is sending a new enemy to Earth," but the Negaforce had been killed by Sailor Moon and the Inner Scouts in the previous episode.
- Also in the English dub, Usagi asking An to say something in English was changed to Serena asking Ann to say something in French. In the French dub, however, Bunny asked Annette about her travels.
- This was the first episode in which Adelaida López played Bunny in the Spanish dub, replacing Cecilia Santiago.
- This was Gérard Dessalles' only episode voicing Bourdu in the French dub.
- Usagi Tsukino/Sailor Moon - Kae Araki
- Ami Mizuno - Aya Hisakawa
- Makoto Kino - Emi Shinohara
- Luna - Keiko Han
- Artemis - Yasuhiro Takato
- Mamoru Chiba - Tohru Furuya
- Naru Osaka - Shino Kakinuma
- Gurio Umino - Keiichi Nanba
- Haruna Sakurada - Chiyoko Kawashima
- Shingo Tsukino - Chiyoko Kawashima
- Ail/Seijuurou Ginga - Hikaru Midorikawa
- An/Natsumi Ginga - Yumi Touma
- Woman - Miyuki Watanabe
- Vampir - Megumi Ogata
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