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This page is for the thirteenth episode of Sailor Moon Crystal. For the thirteenth chapter of the manga, please see Act 13 Final Battle - Reincarnation -.
Act 13 Final Battle - Reincarnation -
Act 13 決戦 - 生まれ変わり
SMC; Act-13 Final Battle, Reincarnation Ep-Title Card
Japanese: Act 13 決戦 - 生まれ変わり
Romanji: Act 13 Kessen - Umarekawari
Airing Information
Season:

1

Writer: Mutsumi Itou
Episode Director: Yukio Kaizawa
Animation Director: Yoshiyuki Ishikawa


Airdate (JP): January 3, 2015
Airdate (US): February 5, 2016
MOTD: Queen Metalia
Episode Guide
Previous: Act 12 Enemy - Queen Metalia -
Next: Act 14 Conclusion and Commencement - Petite Étrangere -

"Act 13 Final Battle - Reincarnation -"  is the 13th episode of Sailor Moon Crystal. It aired in Japan on January 3, 2015, and in North America on February 5, 2016.

Summary

As Princess Serenity herself, Sailor Moon is ready to harness the full strength and power of the Legendary Silver Crystal against the evil force, Queen Metalia. But, even without her four faithful friends by her side, is she strong enough to succeed against the universal force of all evil?

Plot

Sailor Moon and Mamoru are lying on the ground when the Senshi comes near them. Venus cannot believe that they were reincarnated for this and laments when all of a sudden, a bright light appears.

The part of the Crystal that resided within Mamoru finally reunites with the Silver Crystal, releasing its full potential. The Crystal immediately grows larger and covers Sailor Moon and Mamoru like a shield. Queen Metalia immediately absorbs the enlarged Silver Crystal within her (along with Usagi and Mamoru), increasing her power. The Sailor Guardians are hurt in the process. Luna and Artemis appear and Luna tries to charge at the evil entity, only to be the thrown back. Her increased power allows Metalia to break the seal which was put upon her and she makes her way to the surface. Her form begins to encompass the sky. Luna and Artemis teleport to the moon.

The Sailor Senshi teleport to the surface. Seeing that they had no time to lose, the Inner Sailor Guardians perform Sailor Planet Attack at Metalia, which proves ineffective. They are immediately blasted by her attack and helplessly watches Metalia spreading over the whole Earth.

From the moon, Artemis and Luna see Earth entirely covered by Metalia. Feeling lost and desperate, Luna prays for Queen Serenity's guidance and helps to save everyone. People on Earth turn evil and start committing crimes.

Back at the North Pole, the injured Sailor Guardians are strengthened when they remember the instances Usagi had made them feel better. The holy Sword appears in Sailor Venus' hand. She tells the other Sailor Guardians that they could help save Usagi and Mamoru if they use all their power and dispose of their transformation pens to help them, knowing it could cost them their lives. Channeling their power through the Legendary Sword, they throw away their pens and blast their power at Metalia. Sadly, Metalia is still strong, and she again blasts them away with her powers.

Inside the crystal, Sailor Moon is awakened by her comrades' cries. She is shocked to see that she's alive, and realizes that Mamoru's pocket watch had caught the sword when she stabbed herself earlier. When Metalia's power begins to overwhelm her, she uses the Silver Crystal's power to teleport her and Mamoru out of Metalia.

Mamoru is also alive and is no longer controlled by the Dark Kingdom. When Metalia tries to attack Usagi, he protects her but is hurt in the process. He tells Sailor Moon to defeat Metalia with the help of the Silver Crystal. When Metalia charges at them again, Sailor Moon uses the Silver Crystal to defend her.

Four differently colored stones fall out of Mamoru's hand. When they touch the ground, the spirit of Kunzite appears and tells him that Metalia's greatest weakness is the symbol on the forehead, which is her very core. Attacking her at that spot would obliterate her once and for all. As the stones shatter, the other three Shitennou also appear and wish him a happy life before vanishing. He realizes that the four stones had caught the sword in their master's stead to save him when Sailor Moon had slashed him with it earlier.

Sailor Moon, not able to withstand Metalia, falls and is caught by Mamoru who encourages her. When she acknowledges her own inner strength and destiny as both Sailor Moon and Princess Serenity, the Silver Crystal changes into the shape of a lotus. The Moon Stick then grows in length and the Silver Crystal attaches itself to its Silver Crescent Moon. Holding the newly made, Moon Stick aloft, Sailor Moon vows to seal Metalia away forever.

Changes

Changes from the Manga

  • Mamoru is temporarily blinded shortly after awakening.
  • The Inner Sailor Guardians return to the secret base after performing Sailor Planet Attack against Metalia.
  • A flashback of the Silver Millennium that focuses on Prince Endymion and Princess Serenity appears after the Sailor Guardians give up their Sailor powers and their transformation pens to awaken Sailor Moon.

Changes from the 90s Anime

  • The Moon Stick did not grow into a long, thin scepter. It remained small and was used in conjunction with the full abilities and moonlight energy of the orbicular-shaped Silver Crystal against Metalia and Queen Beryl, who had merged together as one.
  • Sailors Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Venus did not utilize use their transformation pens to fend off Metalia, nor did they ever confront Queen Metalia or Queen Beryl. Instead, the four Sailor Guardians had perished long before the battle at the hands of the DD girls.
  • The Silver Crystal never grew large enough to cover one's body and Queen Metalia did not absorb it into herself.
  • Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask were not absorbed into the increasingly dark energy of Queen Metalia.
  • All of Planet Earth was not enshrouded by Queen Metalia.
  • Luna and Artemis never went to the Moon to plead for Queen Serenity's assistance but stayed at Usagi's home on Earth. Also, the two felines never possessed any long-distance teleportation abilities.
  • Prince Endymion was not protected by the spirits of the Four Heavenly Kings but was killed by Queen Beryl in the lair of the Dark Kingdom.
  •  The red diamond-shaped symbol on Metalia's forehead was not present on her.
  •  The Silver Crystal never changed into a flower shape but remained orbicular.

Gallery

Trivia

  • When the Inner Sailor Guardians attack Queen Metelia with Sailor Planet Attack and it fails all of the Inner Senshi Eyes were completely white. In the Viz Media English dub, their eye pupils are added.
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