For Friendship: Ami vs. Bertheir
友情のため! 亜美とベルチェ激突
Yuujou no Tame! Ami to Beruche Gekitots
Airing Information
Episode: EP 71, Season 2
Air Date (JP): October 16, 1993
Written by: Shigeru Yanagawa
Directed by: Harume Kosaka
North American Dub
Air Date (US): November 20, 1995
DiC Title: Checkmate
Episode Guide
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"For Friendship: Ami vs. Bertheir" is the 25th episode of the 2nd season of the Sailor Moon anime and the 71st episode overall. It aired in Japan on October 16, 1993. The DiC English dub title of this episode is "Checkmate" and it aired in North America on November 20, 1995.


Ami enters an international chess tournament at the Chess Tower and discovers that Berthier has targeted the building.


International Dub Titles

  • Brazilian Portuguese: Pela Amizade! Ami VS Beruche ("For Friendship! Ami VS Beruche")
  • European Portuguese: Ami Contra Bertierite ("Ami Against Bertierite")
  • French: Molly contre Bérénice ("Molly vs. Berenice")
  • German: Die Schach-Weltmeisterschaft ("The World Chess Championship")


Changes From the Manga

  • Berthier, like Koan, was killed by Moon Princess Halation

Dub Changes

  • The scene where Sailor Jupiter's attack hits Berthier and draws blood is cut from the DiC English dub.
  • Koan getting hit by a block of ice is cut from the English dub.



  • When Tuxedo Mask appears, his theme music doesn't play.
  • This is the 1st episode to have a new intro depicting Crystal Tokyo.
  • Viz Media spells Berthier's name as "Bertheir" in their title translation.
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