Act 36 Mugen 10 Mugendai - Joukuu
Hotaru protects the souls of the Senshi
|Name (kanji/kana):||Ａｃｔ ３６ 無限１０ 無限大―上空|
|Name (romaji):||Act 33 Mugen 10 Mugendai - Joukuu|
|Name (translated):||Act 33 Infinity 10 Infinity - Sky|
|Crystal Episode:||Act.36 Mugen 10 Mugendai - Joukuu|
|Previous Chapter:||Act 35 Mugen 9 "Labyrinth Mugen" 2|
|Next Chapter:||Act 37 Mugen 11 Mugendai - Shinpan|
As the sky darkens, Sailor Moon calls out to Hotaru, but realizes it isn't really her, and wonders if that is a Daimon. Mugen Academy suddenly splits in half, and out of the ruins Kaolinite's reflecting pool rises, with the bodies of the four Inner Senshi held suspended over its surface. Sailor Moon tries to get closer, but an unseen force throws her back again.
In the meantime, a television reporter announces a state of emergency in the Sankakusu, and tells all residents to evacuate and seek refuge immediately.
Mistress 9 declares that the time has come for Pharaoh 90 to assimilate the planet, and make it the new home of the Tau Star System. The Outer Senshi look to the sea, the sky, and the ground, and realize that disaster is approaching; they each scatter and take up a position on tall buildings at each corner of the triangle in the center of the Sankakusu. The three raise their Talismans in the air and, swearing to protect this world, join their powers to form a force field over the area.
Mistress 9 says that their efforts are useless, and notes that once her master has arrived, she will no longer need her human body. When she tries to leave it, however, she finds that she cannot; Hotaru's spirit clings to her firmly, and she declares that this is her body and she will not let the other free. No matter what else, she will protect Chibiusa and the Silver Crystal.
Sailor Moon attempts to use Moon Spiral Heart Attack, but Mistress 9 blocks the attack. She thinks that she needs more power, and looks at the Inner Senshi. A ball of light leaves each body and flies to Mistress 9, and Sailor Moon watches in horror as she devours the souls of the Sailor Senshi. Within the Daimon, however, Hotaru's spirit finds the lights of their souls and cradles them to her protectively. She thinks that there is something else inside of her, a stronger self which tells her to save everyone.
Light suddenly bursts free of Mistress 9, and the four souls return to their bodies. As the Inner Senshi open their eyes again, Sailor Moon's delight turns to surprise when she sees Hotaru's spirit hovering behind them. Hotaru smiles at them and then disappears once more.
Mamoru opens his eyes, realizing he dozed off, and goes to check on Chibiusa. As he does, he sees Hotaru's spirit hovering in the open window. Two lights emerge from her and float across the room; one joins with Chibiusa's body, and the other becomes the Silver Crystal. Chibiusa opens her eyes and sees Hotaru. Hotaru says she is happy she was able to save her friend, and says it must have been fate that they met.
Meanwhile, a monstrous creature rips free of Mistress 9's body, and Hotaru doubles over, clutching at her head. She smiles at Chibiusa, saying that she was glad they were able to be friends, and vanishes. Chibiusa cries out her friend's name, and begins to weep. Watching her, Mamoru clenches his fist, then asks if she is willing to help him fight with Sailor Moon. Chibiusa dries her eyes, transforms into Sailor Chibi Moon, and says that she is a Sailor Senshi; even though they might not have the same power as Sailor Moon, they can still fight together. She heads off to join the battle, followed by Tuxedo Mask.
The monster grows larger, then lunges at the Inner Senshi - but is suddenly struck by Pink Sugar Heart Attack as Sailor Chibi Moon arrives. She tells the others that Hotaru gave her life to protect her. At Tuxedo Mask's urging, Sailor Moon calls upon the Holy Grail, and as she does, a second one appears before Sailor Chibi Moon as well. The two of them transform into their Super forms, then exchange looks and cross their wands to combine powers.
- This act featured the first appearance of Super Sailor Chibi Moon and her version of the Holy Grail.
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