Jupiter, the Brawny Girl in Love
恋する怪力少女, ジュピターちゃん
Koisuru kairiki shōjo, Jupitā-chan

1, Sailor Moon

Air date

September 5, 1992


Shigeru Yanagawa


Kazuhisa Takenouchi




Naru's Cry! Nephrite Dies for Love


Bring a Smile to Naru's Face! Usagi's Friendship


“Jupiter Comes Thundering In”

Air date

October 9, 1995


Game Machine Man


A Friend in Wolf's Clothing


The Power of Friendship

“Jupiter, the Brawny Girl in Love” is the 25th episode of the first season of the Sailor Moon anime, and the 25th episode overall. The episode first aired in Japan  on September 5, 1992. The English dub title for this episode is "Jupiter Comes Thundering In", and the episode first aired in North America on October 9, 1995.


Queen Beryl partially awakens the evil entity Metalia and sends Zoisite and Kunzite to find the Seven Great Youma and their Rainbow Crystals. Meanwhile, the tomboyish Makoto Kino transfers into Usagi's school and falls for a crane-game whiz at the arcade.


Queen Beryl was using some power to revive and talk to Queen Metalia. Metalia told Beryl that she needed the Silver Crystal to appear. But Queen Beryl said that she didn't know where it was.

Usagi was running to school. She was late again. Luna was following her carrying the lunch that Usagi had forgotten. When Usagi ran around a corner, she ran into three punks. The guys got mad at Usagi. One of them said that his leg was broken. Usagi became very scared. Then a large girl came and beat up the guys for picking on a helpless girl. The girl had a small rose ear ring, and Usagi thought she was great.

Queen Beryl was with Zoisite and Kunzite. She said that there used to be a group of Seven Great Youma who were the strongest. But they got caught and were now trapped in the Silver Crystal fragments called the Rainbow Crystals. Queen Beryl said that the Rainbow Crystals was inside some human now. She gave Zoisite a Black Crystal that would only respond to the Rainbow Crystals. Zoisite saw an image of a boy with glasses.

During lunch, Usagi went outside and spotted the large girl sitting by herself. Then Umino came up to Usagi. Umino told Usagi that the girl was Makoto Kino, a very strong girl who got thrown out of her previous school for fighting. He told Usagi that she should stay away from her. But Usagi went up behind Makoto and hid in the bushes. Makoto's lunch looked very good and Usagi was admiring her lunch. Then Makoto spotted Usagi. Makoto offered Usagi some of her lunch, so Usagi ate one onigiri (rice ball). Makoto said most of the students at this school were not approaching her. Usagi said Makoto's mother was good at cooking. Then Makoto said that she had made it herself.

After school, Usagi and Makoto went to Game Center Crown. Usagi said that Motoki wasn't there. Makoto asked if Motoki was Usagi's brother. Then Makoto went to play the Sailor V game. Ami and Rei came. Luna had felt something about Makoto. Usagi introduced them as "the smart Ami and the mean Rei". Then Usagi and Rei started arguing. Luna pretended to be a cute cat. Then they noticed that there was a crowd around a boy in glasses who was playing the crane game. The boy kept getting all of the stuffed animals. He used some power to float the stuffed animal into the crane's arms. One of Usagi's friends said that it was "Game Machine Joe". It was said that he always got all of the stuffed animals at game centers. Makoto blushed and said that the boy looked like someone she knew.

Joe left carrying a bag of the stuffed animals. Makoto followed him. When Joe was walking down the street, Zoisite appeared. Zoisite took out his Black Crystal, and the power caused the Rainbow Crystal in Joe's body to respond. Joe started to yell out in pain. Then Makoto appeared. Makoto got in front of Joe to protect him. Makoto attacked Zoisite. Zoisite dodged Makoto's strikes. Then Makoto threw her rose ear ring. When Zoisite dodged it, Makoto hit Zoisite. Zoisite got mad that someone hit his pretty face. Then Usagi appeared and Zoisite vanished. Makoto and Usagi went to Joe. Joe got up and left, saying that he didn't want any help. Makoto went after Joe. Luna said that she felt something bad. She said that it could be the Dark Kingdom.

Makoto followed Joe down the street. Joe told Makoto to stop following him. Makoto said that she would be his body guard. Then she asked Joe how he could get all of the stuffed animals. Joe just said that she couldn't copy his method. Joe went into a coffee shop, alone. Makoto waited outside. Usagi came and waited with Makoto. Makoto told Usagi that Joe was like someone she knew before. Joe's body was still responding to the Black Crystal. He was in pain. Joe finally asked Makoto to come in. He said that he didn't want her to stare at him from outside. Then Joe said that he had super powers for the crane game. Joe demonstrated by lifting up the ash tray with some strange powers. Then Makoto said that it was cheating. But Joe said that it didn't matter.

Then Zoisite appeared. Zoisite blasted Makoto, and Joe started to run away. Usagi went in and said, "Are you going to leave the girl and run away!" Usagi said Joe wasn't a boy. But Joe answered, "That big girl isn't my type." Then Joe ran off. Usagi went to Makoto. Makoto sadly said, "He said the same thing to me.."

Zoisite caught up with Joe in the park. Zoisite got the Rainbow Crystal from Joe's body. Then Sailor Moon appeared. Zoisite introduced himself to Sailor Moon and disappeared. He turned Joe into a youma, Gesen, and made him fight Sailor Moon. Sailor Moon became scared. Gesen attacked Sailor Moon. Sailor Moon just tried to escape. Makoto picked up Gesen and threw him. A mark appeared on Makoto's forehead. It was the mark of Jupiter. Then Gesen grabbed Sailor Moon with one of his extending arms. Luna told Makoto that she was one of the Sailor Senshi. She told Makoto to say, "Jupiter Power, Make Up!" Then Makoto said those words and transformed into Sailor Jupiter.

Gesen attacked Sailor Jupiter, but she avoided him. Then Sailor Jupiter used her "Supreme Thunder" attack and blasted Gesen. She was going to do it again, but Luna stopped her. Luna said that Gesen still was human inside. Luna gave Sailor Moon a new item. It was the Moon Stick. Luna told Sailor Moon to say, "Moon Healing Escalation." Sailor Moon's Moon Stick caused Gesen to disappear. Then Joe appeared. Luna said that the fourth Sailor Senshi had appeared. Sailor Moon had to be the leader to protect the princess.

The next day Makoto was playing the Sailor V game. Usagi was also there. Then Motoki came. Usagi introduced him to Makoto. Makoto said that Motoki was just like someone she knew. When Usagi mentioned Joe, Makoto said that Motoki's voice was similar.


Changes From the Manga

  • Despite the episode was based on Act 5 of the manga, the wedding part was earlier used in Episode 16 of the original anime series.
  • Makoto became Sailor Jupiter when battling Nephrite, who was still live by the time she became a Senshi.
  • When Makoto attending Juuban Middle School for the first time, she was halted by the disciplinary teacher, complaining for disobeying the school's dressing attire code.
  • The Rainbow Crystals and the Seven Great Youma are completely absent from the manga.
  • Makoto saved Usagi from being hit by a car. She then saved Usagi again from nearly hit by the baseball during the lunch break.
  • Sailor Jupiter kills Nephrite with Jupiter Thunderbolt right after she awakens.

Dub Changes

  • The DiC English dub has one of the girls explain that Joe donates plushies to poor children, but in the Japanese version and Viz Media English dub, he collects them for himself.
  • The onigiri that Makoto gives it to Usagi was mistaken as her homemade muffins as Usagi too also mistaken this as an chocolate chip cookie while eating an onigiri.

First Appearances


  • This episode marks a certain point in the story where the Dark Kingdom stops trying to collect human energy and focuses on finding the Rainbow Crystals instead, and obtaining the Silver Crystal.
  • A Sailor Mercury plush toy appears in the claw machine, which Joe grabs and puts into his prize bag. Sailor Moon, Sailor Chibi Chibi, and Sailor Venus plushes were also seen in Joe's prize bag which he drops when Zoisite attacks him.
  • This was the last episode in which Serena was voiced by Tracey Moore in the English dub.