|For Love and for Justice: Sailor Guardians Once Again|
| 愛と正義ゆえ! セーラー戦士再び|
Ai to seigi-yue! Seeraa senshi futatabi
|Episode:||EP 48, Season 2|
|Air Date (JP):||March 13, 1993|
|Written by:||Katsuyuki Sumizawa|
|Directed by:||Yuji Endo|
|North American Dub|
|Air Date (US):||November 23, 1995|
|DiC Title:||So You Want to be in Pictures|
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"For Love and for Justice: Sailor Guardians Once Again" is the second episode of Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon R and the 48th episode overall. It aired in Japan on March 13, 1993. The DiC English dub title for this episode is "So Do You Want to Be in Pictures" and it aired in North America on November 23, 1995.
Ami, Rei, Makoto, and Minako meet by chance during a casting call for a potential movie role, but an infiltration by Ali and An's monstrous "Cardian" forces Luna to re-awaken their former memories so that they transform and use their powers to battle the new threat with Sailor Moon.
Usagi encounters Mamoru Chiba on a street corner and begins to flirt with him, she soon realizes however that his memory of their past hasn't returned like hers has. From across the street, Natsumi (An) spots Mamoru and crosses over to greet him, but he escapes from Usagi's grasp and leaves. Usagi goes to chase after him but Natsumi holds her in place and begins to talk to her. She then begins to fantasize about being in love with Mamoru and Usagi watches her, believing her to be weird.
In Usagi's house, Luna and Artemis are discussing the attack which An and Ail organized and whether or not to awaken the rest of the Senshi. Usagi comes home, depressed about Mamoru not paying attention to her and Luna suggests awakening everyone. To which Usagi becomes excited about thinking Mamoru will hers again, but Luna says she is only interested in awakening Ami, Rei, Makoto and Minako. Usagi tells her not to and that she can protect the world on her own. Although she sounds confident, her childish actions make Luna and Artemis worry if she is serious.
In An and Ail's apartment, the two discuss the lack of energy remaining in their Doom Tree and that taking human energy is what they must do to retrieve more energy. At Ail's suggestion, An selects another Cardian for them to use and selects Minotauron. The pair then appears in a room where a group of men are looking at snapshots of various girls like Naru, Makoto, Minako, Ami and Rei to decide which will be cast in a role. Ail and An appear and select the girls being viewed as targets for Mintauron. The men in the room then notice Ail and An and then are knock unconscious by the latter; however, Ail says they do not need to fill up on their energy because they have planned to gather high quality energy from the girls in the slideshow.
In school the next day Usagi is shocked to find out Naru was chosen to audition for a role in a television drama. However, Naru seems to be discouraged from going due to the belief that bad things always happen to her. Usagi assures her those incidients are rare and that she'll accompany Naru to her audition. Naru is elated and Usagi daydreams about being made to audition, being cast, and becoming a star overnight.
Outside the television station, Ami meets with Makoto who talk about going to the auditions. While outside Minako appears followed by Rei. The girls chat for a moment about all being there for the auditions and after introducing themselves each of the girls have a moment where they question if they've met one another before. They all seem to agree that this is the first time, but they all feel as if that isn't true. Inside the station, Usagi is prohibitied from entering the audition room. After being denied access, Naru heads inside and the other four girls approach and enter after her. Usagi is pleased to see everyone else is doing fine.
Inside the audition room, the girls wait until someone comes to speak with them. At that point, Ami declares she's considering turning down the audition because she doesn't have time. The curtain is then drawn which reveals a stage that Ail and An are a part of. Ami decides to leave but Ail begins to play his flute which causes her to stop and An summons Mintauron. The girls all run from Mintauron and Ail and An disagree about stealing their energy which causes An to revert to her human form and leave, claiming she would steal energy elsewhere. Outside Usagi and Luna have been wandering around the station for a while and managed to end up back outside the audition room.
When Natusmi emerges from within, she begins talking with Usagi until they see Mamoru run by and decide to follow him. Left behind Luna senses something erie and peeks into the audition room where the girls are running for their lives. After Naru collapses, Rei and Makoto decide its time to fight, Rei hurls her purse at Minotauron before using Akuryo Taisan which gives Makoto any opportunity to attack. After chasing Mamoru, An becomes weak and requires energy which she steals from an actress named Mikan Shiratori while back in the auditioning room Minotauron attacks Naru. After draining a bit of her energy, Minotauron gets attacked by Luna and Usagi sneaks into the auditioning room. While girls try to get Naru to safety, Ail becomes frustrated and leaves and tells Minotauron that the rest is up to her. Luna watches as the girls run and tries to decide if its best to transform them and then Usagi appears and transforms into Sailor Moon at Luna's request.
When the girls reach a dead end after running from Minotauron, Sailor Moon appears and is attacked. After avoiding the attack, she announces she will turn Minotauron into a good girl and proceeds to use her Moon Healing Escalation but realizes she no longer has the Moon Stick after her fight with Queen Beryl. After avoiding attacks, Sailor Moon is eventually caught between Minotauron's horns and has her energy drained. Luna decides she has to awaken the other girls and shoots a beam at their foreheads which causes their planetary symbols to appear and their memories to return. After realizing who they are, each of the girls transforms using their Transformation Pens and begin attacking Minotauron in teams, first Sailor Mercury and Sailor Jupiter followed by Sailor Mars and Sailor Venus. Thanks to their combined efforts they manage to destroy Minotauron and Ail and An appear for a moment before fading away, telling them they 'won't forget this'.
At Hikawa Shrine, the girls are discussing the drama they were auditioning for being cancelled and about coming back together as Sailor Senshi. Usagi says that all they have to do now is bring back Mamoru's memories.
Changes From the Manga
- The Moon Stick makes a final appearance via flashback from the season one finale.