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| Magic of Darkness: Esmeraude's Invasion |
|Romanji:||Ankoku no maryoku! Esumeroudo no shinryaku|
|Romanji Translation:||Magic of Darkness! Esmeraude's Invasion|
|English Translation:||Emerald Takes Over|
|Japanese Air Date:||December 4, 1993|
|North America Air Date:||December 3, 1998|
|Previous Episode:||The Mysterious New Guardian: Sailor Pluto Appears|
|Next Episode:||Shared Feelings: Usagi and Mamoru in Love Once Again|
"Magic of Darkness: Esmeraude's Invasion" is the 30th episode of the second season of the Sailor Moon anime, and the 76th episode overall. The episode first aired in Japan on December 4, 1993. The DiC English dub title for this episode is "Emerald Takes Over", and the episode first aired in North America on December 3, 1998.
Other Dub Titles
Changes From the Manga
- This is a filler episode. None of these events happened in the manga.
- There was never a plot to create corrupting points in order to corrupt future Crystal Tokyo.
- Mamoru throwing an empty dish at Marzipan was cut from the DiC English Dub
- On the back of the English dub DVDs, this episode is titled "Emerald Bakes Up Trouble", but when the episode is played, the correct name is shown on the title screen.
- From this episode on, Sailor Mercury uses the name Shine Aqua Illusion for her attack instead of "Mercury Ice Storm Blast or Mercury Ice Storm Splash.".