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Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Sailor Stars (anime season)
SMS5
Information
Season

Five

Episodes

34

Premier

March 9, 1996

Finale

February 8, 1997

Season Chronology
Sailor Moon   •   Sailor Moon R   •   Sailor Moon S   •   Sailor Moon SuperS   •   Sailor Moon Sailor Stars

Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Sailor Stars (美少女戦士セーラームーン セーラースターズBishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn Sērā Sutāzu), (commonly reffered to as just Sailor Stars) is the fifth and final season in the original Sailor Moon metastases and covers the final thirty-four episodes of the original anime series.

The season's first six episodes (Episodes 167-172) continue where the story left off in the fourth season, regarding the fate of Queen Nehellenia, and it then revolves around Sailor Galaxia and her quest to take Star Seeds from humans and other Sailor Soldiers in order to rule the galaxy as the strongest and most powerful Sailor Senshi in the entire Milky Way galaxy.

The series made a number of changes from the previous ones, including Sailor Moon and the four Inner Senshi finally advancing to high school and introducing the Sailor Senshi from outside the Solar System. The Outer Solar System Senshi returned following their inadvertent absence from the fourth season. The show also had a new introduction with the Sailor Star Song, changing from the Moonlight Densetsu song that had been used for the previous four seasons.

All four Outer Sailor Soldiers appear as recurring characters in their evolved Super Sailor forms (given to them by Sailor Saturn herself), but are never actually seen transforming on screen, despite being seen alone on several occasions.

This series was not dubbed during the original run of the English dub around the mid-2000s, because the license for this season was cut off by Toei Animation from being distributed anywhere outside Japan; a common misconception was that it was because of the genderbending nature of the Sailor Starlights, which wouldn't get past American censors due to possibly promoting transgender and homosexual themes.

Viz Media acquired the rights to adaptation for all the anime's seasons in 2014; the first part of the English dubbed version was released on June 18, 2019.

Episode List

Ep. # Episode Title Original Air-date
167 "Scattering Nightmare Flowers! Queen of Darkness Revives" March 9, 1996 (JP)

June 18, 2019 (US)

168 "The Awakening of Saturn! The Ten Sailor Soldiers Unite" March 23, 1996 (JP)

June 18, 2019 (US)

169 "Cursed Evil Mirror! Mamoru, Trapped in a Nightmare" April 13, 1996 (JP)

June 18, 2019 (US)

170 "The Destined Night! The Agony of the Sailor Senshi" April 20, 1996 (JP)

June 18, 2019 (US)

171 "For the Sake of Love! Endless Battle in the Evil World" April 27, 1996 (JP)

June 18, 2019 (US)

172 "The Power of Moon Love! The Nightmare Ends" May 4, 1996 (JP)

June 18, 2019 (US)

173 "A Goodbye and an Encounter! The Destiny of Flowing Stars" May 11, 1996 (JP)

June 18, 2019 (US)

174 "A School Storm! Transfer Students are Idols" May 18, 1996 (JP)

June 18, 2019 (US)

175 "Aim to be an Idol! Minako's Ambition" May 25, 1996 (JP)

June 18, 2019 (US)

176 "Fighter's True Form! A Shocking Super Transformation" June 8, 1996 (JP)

June 18, 2019 (US)

177 "Entrusting Dreams and Romance to the Stars! Taiki's Transformation" June 15, 1996 (JP)

June 18, 2019 (US)

178 "Luna Saw It! The True Idol Yaten" June 22, 1996 (JP)

June 18, 2019 (US)

179 "Enemies? Allies? Starlights and Sailor Senshi" June 29, 1996 (JP)

June 18, 2019 (US)

180 "The Brightness of the Calling Stars! Haruka and Company Into the Battle" July 13, 1996 (JP)

June 18, 2019 (US)

181 "Seiya and Usagi's Heart-Pounding Date" July 20, 1996 (JP)

June 18, 2019 (US)

182 "Invasion from Space! Siren Comes Flying In" August 3, 1996 (JP)

June 18, 2019 (US)

183 "The Scream of Dead Souls?! The Mystery of Terror Camp" August 10, 1996 (JP)

June 18, 2019 (US)

184 "A Night for Just Us! Usagi's Pinch" August 17, 1996
185 "Taiki Sings With Excellence! A Believing Heart Carried by a Song" August 31, 1996
186 "The Mystery of Chibi Chibi!? The Big Noisy Chase" September 7, 1996
187 "The Power of a Shining Star! Chibi Chibi's Transformation" September 14, 1996
188 "An Invitation to Terror! Usagi's Night Flight" October 12, 1996
189 "Torn Between Duty and Friendship! Confrontation Among Sailor Senshi" October 19, 1996
190 "Truth Revealed! Seiya and Company's Past" October 26, 1996
191 "When a Light Butterfly Dances in the Air! Premonition of a New Wave" November 9, 1996
192 "Straight to Your Dream! Idol Minako is Born" November 16, 1996
193 "The Silver Crystal is Stolen! Princess Kakyuu Appears" November 30, 1996
194 "Holy War in the Galaxy! Sailor Wars Legend" December 7, 1996
195 "Princess Kakyuu Dies Out! Galaxia Descends" December 14, 1996
196 "Countdown to the Destruction of the Galaxy! Sailor Senshi's Final Battle" January 11, 1997
197 "Ruler of the Galaxy, Galaxia's Threat" January 18, 1997
198 "Disappearing Stars! The End of Uranus and Neptune" January 25, 1997
199 "The Light of Hope: Final Battle for the Galaxy" February 1, 1997
200 "Usagi's Love: The Moonlight Illuminates the Galaxy" February 8, 1997

Trivia

  • The start of the opening of Sailor Moon Crystal (Seasons 1 & 2) was very similar to that of the Sailor Stars opening.
  • After it was not been dubbed by the CWi English Dub in 18 years, this marks the first time being dubbed by the Viz English dub after they redubbed the previous seasons from Sailor Moon through Sailor Moon SuperS.

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