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Bring a Smile to Naru's Face! Usagi's Friendship
126
なるちゃんに笑顔を!うさぎの友情
Naru-chan ni egao wo! Usagi no yūjō
Season

1, Sailor Moon

Air date

September 12, 1992

Writer

Sukehiro Tomita

Director

Kunihiko Ikuhara

Monster

Boxy

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NORTH AMERICAN DUB
Title

“The Power of Friendship”

Air date

October 10, 1995

Monster

Bobo the Vulture

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Bring a Smile to Naru's Face! Usagi's Friendship” is the 26th episode of season one of Sailor Moon, and the 26th of the overall series. It first aired in Japan on September 12, 1992.

Summary

Naru is still very depressed after Nephrite's death. Usagi and Umino decide to take her to Yokohama to cheer her up. There, a kindly priest is attacked by Zoisite. Mamoru realizes that he is Tuxedo Mask, and drops a locket on the ground, where Usagi finds it.

Plot

Tuxedo Mask has a dream: He sees a princess with very long pony tails telling him to find the Silver Crystal. Tuxedo Mask asks what the Silver Crystal is. But the princess just says that the Silver Crystal will answer all questions. Then Mamoru wakes up. He says that it was the same dream again. He wonders, "Am I Tuxedo Mask? If I get the Silver Crystal, will it solve all of the mysteries?"

Zoisite tells Queen Beryl that he found the location of the second Rainbow Crystal: It is a priest.

During class Usagi notices that Naru is absent. She has not come to school since Nephrite died. After school, Usagi tells Umino to come to Naru's house with her. She says that Naru has not come to school for one week. Umino thinks that Naru has been sick with a cold. Usagi tells him to make her happy. Umino says that he will.

Usagi and Umino go to Naru's room. Umino says, "I thought you were sick. But maybe you just have a broken heart." Usagi quickly hits Umino and says, "Can't you think of anything else to say?" Umino then says, "Let's go eat chocolate parfait." Usagi hits Umino again. Naru then says, "Let's go play somewhere. Let's go eat something good." Luna tells Ami, Rei, and Makoto that the Silver Crystal can destroy a planet and that nobody knows where it is. But Luna says that the Rainbow Crystal are the chips of the Silver Crystal. Luna tells everyone about the Seven Great Youma of the Dark Kingdom. Somebody had put them into the Rainbow Crystals. They became humans and live peacefully. But Zoisite is now trying to get the Rainbow Crystals. If they get the seven Rainbow Crystals, they will get the Silver Crystal.

Makoto then says that with her there it will be okay. Rei gets a little upset as that was supposed to be her line. Ami asks Luna how they could find the Rainbow Crystals. Luna says that the stick that she has given Usagi would respond to them. Rei says that she doesn't think Usagi should have it. She says that Usagi will just use it as her daily tool. (Just then at home, Usagi cracked open her piggy bank with the stick.) Luna asks everyone to let Usagi be leader. Rei immediately opposes. Ami iss going to say that Usagi can do it, but Rei pinches her leg. Makoto says that she doesn't know Usagi well enough to decide yet.

Then Makoto calls Usagi. She asks her to come because they are discussing something important. But Usagi says that she has to go to Chinatown in Yokohama to eat a lot of good food with Naru. Luna begins to cry (as she is very disappointed in Usagi due to being unaware that it's to cheer Naru up). Usagi, Umino, and Naru go to Yokohama. They are at the foreign cemetery. Umino says that he wants to go eat. But Naru says, "There's so many tombs here. But Nephrite doesn't have one."

Naru goes to a foreign priest and talks to him about Nephrite. Naru is holding the cloth that she had used to tie Nephrite's arm. The priest says that Naru has cared for him enough. Naru says that she has nothing left. Just when the priest says that someone will appear, Zoisite appears. Naru remembers that he was the one who had killed Nephrite.

Umino and Usagi are looking around for Naru. Then Usagi's stick begins to respond. Luna appears. She tells Usagi that the stick will respond to the Rainbow Crystals. She says that a youma will appear. Usagi calls Makoto. Makoto is in Chinatown and says that she will go right away. Usagi and Luna run toward the Rainbow Crystal.

The minister asks Zoisite who he is. Zoisite says that it doesn't matter, but that he will show the minister his own identity. Then Zoisite takes out the Black Crystal. Naru recognizes it as Nephrite's and tries to take it away from Zoisite. Usagi and Luna spot Zoisite, the priest, and Naru. Luna says that Usagi should wait for Makoto. But Usagi says that Naru is in danger, and transforms. "Moon Prism Power, Make Up!" Sailor Moon appears. But Zoisite uses his Black Crystal to get the Rainbow Crystal from inside the priest. Then the Rainbow Crystal goes flying. Zoisite can't find it. The priest turns into the second of the Seven Great Youma, Boxy.

Zoisite tells the Boxy to knock out Sailor Moon. Sailor Moon says that she isn't a boxer, but Boxy attacked. Sailor Moon just tries to escape. When Naru calls out for the minister, Boxy attacked Naru. But Umino dives to save Naru. Then Boxy attacks Sailor Moon. But Tuxedo Mask comes to save Usagi. He says, "A priest shouldn't hit girls. You should hold them softly."

Boxy attacks Tuxedo Mask. Tuxedo Mask puts Sailor Moon down and goes to fight boxy. Usagi notices Tuxedo Mask drop a star shaped accessory. Then Makoto arrives and transforms. "Jupiter Power, Make Up!" Boxy attacks Sailor Jupiter. Sailor Jupiter used her "Supreme Thunder" attack and blasts Boxy. Then Sailor Moon takes out her stick and used the "Moon Healing Escalation". Boxy turns back into a normal priest.

Tuxedo Mask finds the Rainbow Crystal on the ground and disappears. Zoisite says, "I'll get if from you," and leaves. Luna tells Sailor Moon to get the Rainbow Crystals, but Usagi just looks in the direction where Tuxedo Mask has disappeared. Luna starts crying again. Tuxedo Mask is looking at the Rainbow Crystal. Then he transforms back to Mamoru. He has finally realized that he is Tuxedo Mask.

Naru wrapps Umino's arm with the cloth. Usagi is sitting with them on a park bench. Naru said, "I'm sorry I made you worry. I'll go to school tomorrow." Usagi opens up the accessory. There is a little crescent moon inside, which turns around in the center. Some soft music comes out from it.

Changes

Changes From the Manga

Dub Changes

  • In the English dub of the anime, Usagi mentions that she's going to see the new Sailor V movie but in the Japanese version, this is not mentioned as she is going for some food.
  • In the DiC dub, when trying to cheer Naru up, Melvin (Umino) mentions the disappearance of Maxfield Stanson (Nephrite's alias in DiC), instead of chocolate parfait since the reference was removed from the dub of Nephrite's last episode.

First Appearances

Trivia

  • There is an easter egg in this episode referencing the famous Japanese composer and director Mamoru Fukisawa (professionally known as Joe Hisaishi), who produced the score of over 100 films, including Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Castle in the Sky, and other works. His official site can be seen here.
  • The second Rainbow Crystal is found; Tuxedo Mask keeps it and confirms his identity as Mamoru.
  • Usagi's introduction at the beginning of the episode has changed, now introducing Makoto/Sailor Jupiter.

Gallery

Easter Eggs

Possible Easter Egg
Episode Guide
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