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Final Act - The 5 Sailor Guardians Who Surpassed Their Previous Lives
前世をのりこえた5人の戦士たち
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Japanese: 前世をのりこえた5人の戦士たち
Romanji: Zense wo Norikoeta Go-nin no Senshi-tachi
Airing Information
Writer: Yasuko Kobayashi‏‎
Director: Kenzo Maihara
Airdate: September 25, 2004
Episode Guide
Previous: Act 48 - Mamoru is Seized by Metalia
Next: Special Act - We're Getting Married!!

"Final Act - The 5 Sailor Guardians Who Surpassed Their Previous Lives" is the 49th episode of "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon".

Summary

Princess Sailor Moon is consumed by her grief and uses the Silver Crystal to destroy the planet.

Plot

Sailor Moon kneels in an open cavern, cradling Prince Endymion's body and staring vacantly at nothing. Makoto, Ami, and Rei enter and watch her with concern and when Queen Beryl arrives they drag her unresponsive form away protectively. Beryl only looks sadly at Endymion, then demands to know why the Princess had to take everything away from her, calling her the only evil. Makoto angrily says that Sailor Moon saved the planet from Queen Metalia but Beryl points out that she also killed Endymion.

This wakes Sailor Moon from her lethargy, as she realizes the magnitude of what she has done. She screams Endymion's name and in a surge of golden light transforms into Princess Sailor Moon. The Princess declares that she will destroy the planet along with Endymion and the ground begins to shake. Jadeite appears to protect Beryl and the two of them vanish just as the Princess sends a volley of stones flying toward them. When the dust clears, the three Sailor Senshi see the Princess walking away slowly, her sword in her hand. Ami tries to chase after her but is sent flying by a burst of power from the sword. The girls realize that if she would even attack them, she might just destroy the planet, and therefore they have to fight her. Determined, the three transform into their Sailor Senshi forms and chase after the Princess.

The Princess summons a group of white-clad Youma to stop the Sailor Senshi. Calling upon the power of their respective planets and elements, they transform their Sailor Star Tambourines into weapons: for Sailor Mercury, a sword; for Sailor Mars, a pair of daggers (made from both her Tambourine and Sailor Venus'); for Sailor Jupiter, a spear. The three of them get past the Youma and reach the Princess just before she reaches a low platform. She glances back at them and summons more Youma, then steps up onto the platform. Once there, she begins to glow with golden light, and the ground shakes.

Queen Beryl watches silently as the Dark Kingdom crumbles around her. Jadeite tries to get her to leave, but she refuses and instead takes her spell off of him. Despite that, he still stays by her side, saying that he has chosen her as his master.

Though the Senshi fight valiantly, they cannot prevail against the stronger Youma. Princess Sailor Moon calls upon the power of the Silver Crystal and floats up into the air, glowing with intense light. The Sailor Senshi despair that they cannot stop her and the past will repeat itself despite their efforts. Sailor Mercury screams out Usagi's name but the Princess releases her power and sends out a wave of total destruction.

Human Luna and Artemis watch as the wave of destruction approaches them, realizing what is happening. Usagi's friends and family are likewise caught up in the wave which grows to engulf the entire Earth.

Princess Sailor Moon stands alone in an empty desert and as she surveys her surroundings Usagi realizes what has happened. She drops to her knees and begins to sob. Endymion appears before her and she rushes to him, upset because she was unable to keep her promise not to destroy the world. He tells her that it isn't over yet and to use the Silver Crystal's power to save the world instead. She gladly agrees, even when he tells her that it might cost her life. He wonders if this is what they need to do in order to bring an end to the past life, then draws her into his arms and apologizes for not being able to save her.

Princess Serenity and Prince Endymion walk across the sand hand-in-hand as she mentally apologizes to her friends for what she has done and for always being with her. The two of them pause in front of some ruins and Endymion slides a ring onto Serenity's finger, then leans down and kisses her. The Silver Crystal's power flares and restores the world, leaving the Prince and Princess lying lifeless on the sand, their clasped hands holding the Moon Phase.

At Juban Public Middle School, class begins as normal, except that Usagi is no longer there and Naru and Ami are instead friends. Rei plays hide-and-seek with children at the Hikawa Shrine. Makoto plays street basketball with a group of boys. Minako arrives at her studio and is swarmed by her adoring fans. The four girls go through their lives with complete contentment but then suddenly realize that something is missing. As they try to remember the important thing they have forgotten, they all envision Usagi's face and start running, calling her name.

Usagi awakens in a dark place, hearing her friends calling her name. The watch in her hand begins to tick and she sits up to find Mamoru beside her. Princess Sailor Moon appears and tells Usagi that as long as her friends remember her, she can live. Although the Silver Crystal shattered, it left her life behind, and at last, the past has ended. After the Princess disappears again, Mamoru tells Usagi to go on and forget about him but she refuses. The Shitennou arrive, carrying the painting into which Beryl had drained his life. They tell him to go as well and live in the present but if something happens they will surely come to help him. Mamoru takes Usagi's hand and the two of them run forward, into a bright light.

Ami, Makoto, Rei, and Minako all converge in an open plaza, then see Usagi running toward them. Mamoru watches, smiling, from close by as he sits on his motorcycle with Artemis and Luna. The five girls all run toward each other with their hands outstretched, then, with much joyful laughter, start to walk down the street side by side.

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Trivia

  • This episode didn't have an opening sequence.
  • The desert scenes were shot at the Nakatajima Sand Dunes, a popular tourist spot in Hamamatsu in Shizuoka Prefecture.
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