|Aiming for the Top: The Pretty Swordswoman's Dilemma|
Mezase Nihon'Ichi! Bishoujo Kenshi no Hayami
|Episode:||EP 139, Season 4|
|Air Date (JP):||June 17, 1995|
|Written by:||Mutsu Nakano|
|Directed by:||Harume Kosaka|
|North American Dub|
|Air Date (US):||October 11, 2000|
|CWi Title:||Cutting It Close|
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"Aiming for the Top: The Pretty Swordswoman's Dilemma" is the 12th episode of the 4th season of the Sailor Moon anime and the 139th overall. It aired in Japan on June 17, 1995. The CWi English dub title to this episode was "Cutting It Close" and it aired in North America on October 11, 2000.
A girl wants to be a great swordsman but doubts her ability.
International Dub Titles
- Brazilian Portuguese: A Angústia de Miharu ("Miharu's Anguish")
- European Portuguese: O Sonho de uma Linda Espadachim! ("The Dream of a Beautiful Swordsman!")
- French: Une Petite Fille Trop Sérieuse ("A Little Girl Too Serious")
- German: Ein großer Samurai ("A Great Samurai")
Changes from the Manga
- None of these events had happened in the manga.
- For unknown reasons, both Ami and Minako are noticeably absent in this episode.
- This was the last time Sailor Jupiter performed Supreme Thunder.
- The scene where waves and a logo appear behind Tiger's Eye refers to the logo used by Toei's film studio at the start of all their films; alongside being known for animation, Toei is also known for their live-action jidaigeki films, which this episode references.