|Crushing on Ami: The Boy Who Can See the Future|
Amichan e no Koi!? Mirai Yochi no Shounen
|Episode:||EP 27, Season 1|
|Air Date (JP):||October 10, 1992|
|Written by:||Katsuyuki Sumizawa|
|Directed by:||Takao Yoshizawa|
|North American Dub|
|Air Date (US):||October 11, 1995|
|DiC Title:||Mercury's Mental Match|
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“Crushing On Ami: The Boy Who Can See the Future” is the 27th episode of the 1st season of the Sailor Moon anime and the 27th of the overall series. It aired in Japan on October 10, 1992. The DiC English dub title for this episode is "Mercury's Mental Match" and it aired in North America on October 11, 1995.
Queen Beryl is with Zoisite and Kunzite. She says that they need all seven of the Rainbow Crystals to get the Silver Crystal. She is upset that Tuxedo Mask has gotten one of the Rainbow Crystals. Zoisite apologizes. Kunzite says that Tuxedo Mask will eventually come for the Rainbow Crystals. He will be able to get it then. Then, the Queen tells Zoisite to go get the other five Rainbow Crystals.
Ami is walking to school. Ryo Urawa comes up to her and stops her by a construction site. Just when Ami asks what he wants, a large beam falls and smashes a truck right in front of Ami. When Ami turns around, Urawa has already gone somewhere.
At school, they have posted the scores of the test. Usagi is 203rd with a score of 586. She says that her mother will scold her. Makoto hasn't done much better, as she is 201st with a score of 601. They see that Ami is 2nd with a score of 899. Usagi is surprised. Ami says that she needs to study more because she didn't get a perfect score. Ryo Urawa is 1st with a perfect score of 900. Urawa is a boy Ami's class, who has just transferred to this school. Urawa walks by, but he blushes when Ami calls for him and runs off.
Later, Urawa is at the roof of the school. He is looking at an old newspaper cutout of an article on Ami. Urawa remembers what happened during the test: He sat next to Ami. Urawa was panicking, but Ami told him to relax.
Usagi goes up to Urawa. She saw the picture of Ami that he was holding and says that Urawa must like Ami. Urawa says that it isn't that way. He says that he just wants to reach Ami's test scores. When Usagi says that Urawa had beaten Ami on the last test, Urawa says that he had just gotten lucky. He says that Ami is still much smarter than him. Then, Usagi says that she will help him and runs off. Urawa stops Usagi to tell her to be careful of water. Then a guy who is on top of the door throws some water and it splashes on Usagi.
Meanwhile, Mamoru and Rei are walking down the street together on a date. Rei is hanging onto Mamoru's arm. Mamoru is thinking to himself that he is finding out more about his past. He knows that he has to get the Silver Crystal to find out more. Rei asks Mamoru if something happened. Mamoru said that it was nothing.
Usagi and Urawa are at a coffee shop. Usagi gives Urawa a snapshot of Ami eating a hamburger. Urawa says that he will make it his treasure. Luna sees that the Moon Stick is responding to Urawa. Usagi asks Urawa if he is going to tell Ami how he feels. He says that he is going to when he reaches Ami's score. So Usagi says that she will bring Ami to him later and runs off.
Zoisite sees that Urawa has the Rainbow Crystal. Usagi is waiting at the cram school for Ami. Luna tries to tell Usagi something. But Ami comes out and Usagi goes to drag Ami away.
When Urawa is walking home, Zoisite is waiting for him. Urawa knows that it is Zoisite. Zoisite gets upset that Urawa knows his name. When he asks how he knew, Urawa replies that he has had some future predicting powers ever since he was little. He says that he discovered the truth about his other self (youma). When Zoisite tells him to turn into a youma, Urawa says that he would rather die and goes to attack Zoisite. But Zoisite blasts him. Then, Zoisite starts to use the Black Crystal to get the Rainbow Crystal from Urawa's body. Just then Ami and Usagi appear. They see Zoisite attacking Urawa. Usagi and Ami transform.
Zoisite stops using his Black Crystal. Sailor Mercury helps Urawa and escapes. Sailor Moon faces Zoisite, but Zoisite vanishes. Sailor Mercury takes Urawa to a park and sets him down on a bench. Urawa calls her "Miss Mizuno". Sailor Mercury wonders why Urawa knows her identity.
Sailor Moon goes after Sailor Mercury. But she can't find her. Luna tells Sailor Moon that she should use the Moon Stick. Sailor Moon says that that would mean that Urawa is a youma with a Rainbow Crystal. Luna says that he is and tells Usagi to hurry. Sailor Moon isn't sure if Luna is right about Urawa.
Urawa is seeing a flash of the future when he (as the third of the Seven Great Youma Bunbo) will be attacking Sailor Mercury. The youma tries to chop up Sailor Mercury with its scissor hands. Sailor Mercury finds a picture of Ami in Urawa's pocket.
When Urawa wakes up, he calls Sailor Mercury “Miss Mizuno”. Urawa tells Sailor Mercury that he has the power to see the future. Sailor Mercury tries to pretend that she is not Ami. Then Urawa tells Sailor Mercury to kill him if he turns into a youma. But Sailor Mercury says, "A future is something that you make yourself. You have to believe in it."
Zoisite appears and turns Urawa into Bunbo. Bunbo is facing Sailor Mercury. But he remembers the words that Sailor Mercury said and attacks Zoisite. The Rainbow Crystal falls from Zoisite's grasp and into Sailor Mercury's hands. Zoisite figures that Bunbo still has some human feelings left. So he uses his power to turn Bunbo into a bigger youma. Then, Sailor Moon appears. She says, "You shouldn't turn a boy's feelings around!"
Bunbo is running after Sailor Mercury. Sailor Moon tries to use her Moon Stick to turn Bunbo back into Urawa. But it doesn't work. Luna says that Bunbo has too much power. Bunbo is now chasing Sailor Mercury and Sailor Moon.
Bunbo attacks and has Sailor Moon and Sailor Mercury trapped. Then, Bunbo attacks again. Sailor Mars and Sailor Jupiter appear in time to stop Bunbo's weapons with the "Fire Soul" and "Supreme Thunder" attacks. Then, Sailor Mercury uses the "Shabon Spray" attack to freeze Bunbo. Sailor Moon uses her "Moon Tiara Action" and Bunbo's power is reduced. Then, Sailor Moon uses her "Moon Healing Escalation" with the Moon Stick and Urawa returns to his normal self. Tuxedo Mask is watching. He leaves just after the battle ends.
Later, Urawa has to go away to transfer to another school again, because of his father's work. Usagi, Ami, and Makoto go to the train station to see him off. Urawa returns the picture that Usagi had given him. He says, "I'll come back for it when I pass you with my powers."
Then, Ami gives Urawa another picture. She says, "I like this one better." After the train leaves, Ami tells herself, "Don't worry about the scores and come any time, Ryou." The picture Ami gave him was a cute one of her smiling.
International Dub Titles
- Brazilian Portuguese: Richard se apaixona por Amy ("Richard Falls in Love with Amy")
- European Portuguese: Rapaz Especial Apaixona-se Pela Ami ("Special Boy Falling In Love With Ami")
- TV: Boule de cristal ("Crystal Ball")
- DVD: Ami trouve l’amour ? Le garçon qui prédisait l’avenir. ("Ami Finds Love? The Boy who Predicted the Future.")
- German: Der neue Klassenprimus ("The New Class Leader")
Changes from the Manga
- Ryo's vision of attacking Sailor Mercury as his youma form was edited in the DiC dub to remove the scene where Ami has her clothes cut off, revealing her naked body.
- The 3rd Rainbow Crystal is captured and is kept by Sailor Moon.
- This was the only time Sailor Moon performed Moon Healing Escalation while not wearing her tiara, as she had weakened Bunbo with Moon Tiara Action before healing him.
- "Princess Moon" was used as the ending theme song beginning with this episode. As of this episode. there was also a new animation for the opening sequence; it still used "Moonlight Legend" as the theme, but added Sailor Jupiter, Sailor Venus, and Princess Serenity.