Believing in Love and the Future: Usagi’s Decision
|Ai to Mirai wo Shinjite! Usagi no Kesshin|
February 26, 1994
|NORTH AMERICAN DUB|
“Diamond in the Rough”
December 18, 1998
"Believing in Love and the Future: Usagi’s Decision" is the 41th episode of the second season of the Sailor Moon anime and the 87th episode overall. The episode first aired in Japan on February 26, 1994. The English dub title for this episode is "Diamond in the Rough", and the episode first aired in North America on December 18, 1998.
The Sailor Guardians enter the growing Dark Crystal to stop the Wiseman, but Prince Demande abducts Sailor Moon one more time. After finally helping him realize what is really going on, Demande ultimately sacrifices himself to allow her to save both the present and future.
Changes From the Manga
- Demande was turned evil by Wiseman.
- Prince Demande was killed by Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask using their combined power channeled through Cutie Moon Rod.
- The scene where Demande shakes Sailor Moon is cut in the initial English dub.
- The scene where the Wiseman chokes Sailor Moon was edited out, despite the fact the the latter was still shown holding her neck in the very next scene.
- The scene where Demande bleeds after trying to kill Wiseman was cut.
- The Sailor Says segment featured in this episode was previously featured in "Trouble Comes Thundering Down".
- DiC's English dub title of this episode is a reference to Aladdin, the Cave of Wonders would only allow the Diamond in the Rough, which is Aladdin, to enter.