This page is for the twenty-third episode of Sailor Moon Crystal. For the twenty-third chapter of the manga, please see Act 23 Covert Maneuvers - Wiseman.
Act 23 Covert Maneuvers - Wiseman
Act 23 暗躍—ワイズマン
SMC; Act-23 Covert Maneuvers, Wiseman Ep-Title Card
Japanese: Act 23 暗躍—ワイズマン
Romanji: Act 23 Anyaku — Waizuman
Airing Information


Writer: Yuuji Kobayashi
Episode Director: Yukihiko Nakao
Animation Director: Paul Año-Nuevo

Airdate (JP): June 6, 2015
Airdate (US): April 15, 2016
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"Act 23 Covert Maneuvers - Wiseman" is the 23rd episode of Sailor Moon Crystal and the 10th episode of the 2nd season. It faired in Japan on June 6, 2015, and in North America on April 15, 2016.


Now under the full control of Wiseman himself, Chibiusa has become the Death Phantom's most loyal minion and malevolent Queen of Darkness: Black Lady. Will Sailor Moon and her five dearest companions be able to release Chibiusa from the immensely strong negative energy that controls her, or will the past and future both fall to the point of nonexistence at the hands of its princess and future queen?



Changes from the Manga

Changes from the 90's Anime

  • Black Lady never managed to gain possession of Sailor Moon's immeasurably strong Silver Crystal.
  • Saphir was ruthlessly wounded and murdered by Wiseman shortly after Black Lady was born and while trying to warn his brother of Wiseman's deception.
  • Black Lady was never ordered to capture either Sailor Moon or her comatose mother at the Crystal Palace, but instead willingly harnessed the full evil powers of the Malefic Black Crystal itself to have the Dark Gate open much faster.

First Appearances



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