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For Friendship: Ami vs. Bertheir
SailorMoonREp71
友情のため! 亜美とベルチェ激突
Yuujou no Tame! Ami to Beruche Gekitots
Season

2, Sailor Moon R

Air date

October 16, 1993

Writer

Shigeru Yanagawa

Director

Harume Kosaka

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NORTH AMERICAN DUB
Title

“Checkmate (DiC)
For Friendship: Ami vs. Bertheir (Viz Media)”

Air date

November 20, 1995

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Enemies No More (DiC)
Battle of the Flames of Love! Mars vs. Koan

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Sibling Rivalry (DiC)
Rubeus the Heartless: The Tragic Sisters (Viz Media)

"For Friendship: Ami vs. Bertheir" is the 25th episode of the second season of the Sailor Moon anime, and the 71st episode overall. The episode first aired in Japan on October 16, 1993. The English dub title of this episode is "Checkmate," and the episode first aired in North America on November 20, 1995.

Summary

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

Plot

Changes

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.

First Appearances

Trivia

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

Gallery

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