Friend or Foe? Starlights and the Sailor Guardians
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Teki? Mikata? Sutaaraitsu to S Senshi
Airing Information
Episode: EP 179, Season 5
Air Date (JP): June 29, 1996
Written by: Genki Yoshimura
Directed by: Yuji Endou
Featured Monster: Sailor Chef
North American Dub
Episode Guide
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  "Friend or Foe? Starlights and the Sailor Guardians" is the 13th episode of the 5th season of the Sailor Moon anime and the 179th of the overall series. It aired in Japan on June 29, 1996.


Taiki is invited as a guest star to a cooking TV program, and he asks Makoto if she could prepare any dish with him at the show. She is very nervous at the TV filming, so Usagi tries to help her, only to make things worse.


International Dub Titles

  • Brazilian Portuguese: Sailor Versus Sailor ("Sailor Versus Sailor")
  • European Portuguese: O Génio da Cozinha! ("The Kitchen Genius!")
  • French: Ennemies ou alliées ? Les Starlights et les guerrières. ("Enemies or Allies? The Starlights and the Warriors")
  • German: Der beste Koch der Stadt ("The Best Cook in Town")


Changes From the Manga

  • These events never happened in the manga.
  • In the manga, the Sailor Star Yell didn't exist; the Sailor Starlights didn't use any items when they attacked.

Dub Changes

First Appearances


(only their silhouettes, with no speaking roles)




  • The second animation for Star Gentle Uterus first appeared in this episode. This time, Sailor Star Maker used the Sailor Star Yell to perform it.
  • The sound effect that played as Sailor Chef summoned a cake is one used to otherwise represent Sailor Saturn.
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