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Magic of Darkness: Esmeraude's Invasion
暗黒の魔力! エスメロードの侵略
Japanese: 暗黒の魔力! エスメロードの侵略
Romanji: Ankoku no maryoku! Esumeroudo no shinryaku
Romanji Translation: Magic of Darkness! Esmeraude's Invasion
English Translation: Emerald Takes Over
Season:

2

Writer: Megumi Sugihara
Director: Tsunekiyo Otani
Japanese Air Date: December 4, 1993
North America Air Date: December 3, 1998
MOTD: Maxipan
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.

Summary

With Rubeus gone, Esmeraude takes up the job of spreading dark energy around twentieth-century Tokyo. Using her Dark Henge, she targets Maxi-5, a cake shop.

Plot

Other Dub Titles

Changes

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.

Dub Changes

  • Mamoru throwing an empty dish at Marzipan was cut from the DiC English Dub

First Appearances

Trivia

  • 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.".

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