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This page is for the twenty-third episode of the second anime series. For the twenty-third chapter of the manga, please see Act 23 Covert Maneuvers - Wiseman.
Act 23 Covert Maneuvers - Wiseman (episode)
SMC; Act-23 Covert Maneuvers, Wiseman Ep-Title Card
Act 23 暗躍—WISEMAN
Act 23 An'yaku WISEMAN

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal

Air date

June 6, 2015


Yuuji Kobayashi


Yukihiko Nakao


Act 22 - Hidden Agenda, Nemesis


Act 24 - Attack, Black Lady


“Act 23 - Covert Maneuvers, Wiseman”

Air date

April 15, 2016


Act 22 - Hidden Agenda, Nemesis


Act 24 - Attack, Black Lady

Act 23 Covert Maneuvers - Wiseman is the twenty-third episode of the second anime series. It first aired in Japan on June 6, 2015.


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 own princess and future queen?



Changes from the Manga

Changes from the Original 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 in order to have the Dark Gate open much faster.

First Appearances



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