Luna's Discovery: The Real Face of Yaten
ルナは見た!? アイドル夜天の素顔
Runa wa Mita!? Aidoru Yozora no Sugao
Airing Information
Episode: EP 178, Season 5
Air Date (JP): June 22, 1996
Written by: Ryota Yamaguchi
Directed by: Harume Kosaka
Featured Monster: Sailor Ojyou
North American Dub
Episode Guide
A Star of Dreams and Wishes: Taiki's Transformation
Friend or Foe? Starlights and the Sailor Guardians

"Luna's Discovery: The Real Face of Yaten" is the 12th episode of the 5th season of the Sailor Moon anime and the 178th episode overall. It aired in Japan on June 22, 1996.


Yaten grows fond of Luna when the Three Lights accept her as the group's official pet for a TV special.


International Dub Titles

  • Brazilian Portuguese: Verdadeira Personalidade de Yaten ("Yaten's True Personality.")
  • European Portuguese: O Luna Descobre Tudo! ("Luna Finds Everything!")
  • European Spanish: La verdadera personalidad de Yaten ("Yaten's True Personality)
  • German: Luna und Yaten werden Freunde ("Luna and Yaten Become Friends.")
  • French
    • DVD VOSTFR: Luna l’a vu ? Yaten, une star à visage découvert. ("Luna Saw It? Yaten, a Star with an Open Face.")
    • DVD VF: Luna l’a vu ? Nocté, une star à visage découvert. ("Luna Saw It? Nocté, a Star with an Open Face.")
  • Latin Spanish: ¡¿Luna lo ha visto?! La verdadera personalidad de Yaten ("Luna Has Seen It?! Yaten's True Personality.")


Changes From the Manga

  • This episode wasn't based on any manga act.
  • Luna barely interacted with the Three Lights members in the manga.

Dub Changes

  • In the Mexican Spanish dub, Noriko didn't speak in the third person.
  • Minako made a joke about Luna being picked up by a traveling troupe to teach them tricks, but this was changed in the Mexican dub to her singing a silly song, probably because the Latin American audience wouldn't get the joke.
  • None of the Starlights changed gender in the Korean dub while transforming, they were always female.
  • In the Italian dub, Luna taking a bath with Yaten was changed to Yaten bathing and grooming Luna. Minako's reaction to that remained the same, which makes it all weird.

First Appearances



  • This was the only episode that showed a character having a nosebleed (it is used to indicate perverted thoughts). Minako had one when Luna told her that she'd had a bath with Yaten.
  • The song that played at the end of the episode was A More Beautiful Morning Will Come, and it was the only time used in the anime.
  • There was a reference to the SuperS special "Ami's First Love", when Ami said that Yaten probably didn't like love letters either, because, in that special, it's revealed Ami couldn't stand them, as they produced her allergies.
  • For the first time, Luna wears pet clothes, which was commonly seen in real life when they take their respective pets on malls and parks.
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