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"Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie" is the 3rd and final movie of the anime series. The movie was dubbed into English by Pioneer Entertainment and Optimum Productions,[1] who released it in 2 versions. The 1st version aired on television and was released on VHS, and included DiC's music and censorship to the Sailor Senshi transformations. The 2nd version was released on DVD and was uncut with most of the original music, though it still used the opening song from the dub with the English-language track. The English dub also released it with the subtitle "Black Dream Hole".

Plot

Somewhere in Europe, a young man named Poupelin plays a song on his flute to hypnotize children, following him into a mysterious ship before sailing off into the sky. In Tokyo, Usagi Tsukino, Chibiusa, and the other girls bake cookies together at makoto kino's apartment. Usagi ends up with cookies that look perfect but taste terrible; Chibiusa produces the reverse. Chibiusa sets out to give her cookies to Mamoru Chiba, but is stopped by a butterfly wing-shaped boy in strange white clothing standing outside the sweets shop. They befriend each other, and he causes some of the treats inside the shop window to dance by playing a tune on his flute before revealing himself as Perle. Meanwhile, Usagi visits Mamoru with her cookies, and they argue over his strong and close friendship with Chibiusa. They hear a report on the radio about the mass disappearance of children all over the world. Around the same time, Chibiusa gives her bag of cookies to Perle before going their separate ways.

That night, Chibiusa wakes up, and begins walking through the city. Diana wakes Usagi, who along with the other girls, follow Chibiusa, and the other children. They save Chibiusa, but get into a fight with Poupelin, and his "Bonbon Babies." Poupelin then hypnotizes the girls into seeing a Gingerbread House. In turn, Mamoru appears, and snaps the girls out of the spell. Queen Badiane orders Poupelin and her other henchmen Banane and Orangeat to hurry up. Perle says that he no longer believes in her, but she orders that Chibiusa be captured. The ship lands, along with two others, in Marzipan Castle. When the doors are opened, the children run out into the darkness, except for Chibiusa. Looking into the shadows, she witnesses "Dream Coffins," each containing a sleeping child. Badiane lifts her into the air, commenting on the power she senses from Chibiusa, and explains her purpose. In the castle's center, a massive Black Dream Hole is forming, gathering the magical "sugar energy" of the sleeping children. Eventually it will overtake Earth, and all humans will enter into Dream Coffins.

Meanwhile, Perle leads the other Sailor Guardians to a flying ship of his own. He tells them that Badiane promised that the children would be happy and safe in her world of dreams and where they can remain children indefinitely, but he thinks also of Chibiusa, his friend. As they reach the castle, they are attacked, and after crash-landing fight Poupelin, Banane, and Orangeat, as well as three sets of Bonbon Babies. Just when the situation seems hopeless, the girls are saved by Sailor Uranus, Sailor Neptune, and Sailor Pluto. With this advantage, they are able to break the flutes of the three fairies, changing them into small birds. Afterwards, the Guardians infiltrate the castle and confront Queen Badiane, who has drained enough dream energy from the children, including Chibiusa, to create the Black Dream Hole. The power drain is enough to force all the Sailor Soldiers except Usagi into a half-detransformation, weakening them, without any clothing. Taking Chibiusa with her, Badiane enters the hole itself, and Usagi follows. Usagi then finds herself in Mamoru's apartment, carrying Chibiusa. Mamoru lays her on the bed, then wraps his arms around Usagi and tells her not to worry about anything, just to stay there with him. She asks him again who is more important, herself or Chibiusa; he eventually tells her that she is. Usagi lifts Chibiusa in her arms once again, and eventually realizes that this experience is all just a dream.

As Usagi tries to flee, Badiane demands that she give back Chibiusa. When Usagi refuses, Badiane assimilates herself into the black dream hole and attacks her with fire. Hearing her mental cry, the other seven Guardians send their power and strength to Usagi, awakening Chibiusa and allowing them to finally obliterate Badiane with their Moon Gorgeous Meditation technique. After the battle, Marzipan Castle is destroyed, and with Perle's help, the six Super Sailor Guardians and three Outer Sailor Guardians escape. The airships, each carrying children, return to Earth.

Later, at a beach, Perle gives Chibiusa his glass flute, telling her that he is the fairy who protects children's dreams, and will always be with her, and Chibiusa kisses him goodbye on the cheek. As Perle flies away, the six Super Sailor Guardians and three Outer Sailor Guardians watch the sun rise

Cast

Character(s) Japanese Voice Actor(s) Pioneer Voice Actor(s) Viz Media Voice Actor(s)
Usagi Tsukino / Sailor Moon Kotono Mitsuishi Terri Hawkes Stephanie Sheh
Ami Mizuno / Sailor Mercury Aya Hisakawa Karen Bernstein Katie Higgins
Rei Hino / Sailor Mars Michie Tomizawa Katie Griffin Cristina Vee
Makoto Kino / Sailor Jupiter Emi Shinohara Susan Roman Amanda Celine Miller
Minako Aino / Sailor Venus Rika Fukami Stephanie Morgenstern Cherami Leigh
Haruka Tenou / Sailor Uranus Megumi Ogata Sarah Lafleur Erica Mendez
Michiru Kaiou / Sailor Neptune Masako Katsuki Barbara Radecki Lauren Larnda
Setsuna Meiou / Sailor Pluto Chiyoko Kawashima Sabrina Grdevich Veronica Taylor
Chibiusa Tsukino / Sailor Chibi Moon Kae Araki Tracey Hoyt Sandy Fox
Luna Keiko Han Jill Frappier Michelle Ruff
Artemis Yasuhiro Takato Ron Rubin Johnny Yong Bosch
Mamoru Chiba / Tuxedo Mask Toru Furuya Vincent Corazza Robbie Daymond
Queen Badiane Rihoko Yoshida Kirsten Bishop Tara Sands
Perle Chika Sakamoto Julie Lemieux Colleen O'Shaughnessey
Poupelin Nobuo Tobita Robert Tinkler  Kyle McCarley
Banane Nobuhiko Kazama Tony Daniels  Ben Diskin
Bonbon Babies Ayako Ono and Emi Uwagawa ? Erica Mendez
Orangecat Kazuya Nakai Damon D'Oliveira Robbie Daymond

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Trivia

  • This movie featured the only appearance of Sailor Pluto in Sailor Moon SuperS, and the second (and last) appearances of Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune (the first was in the Sailor Moon SuperS Special). They, along with Sailor Pluto, would not be seen again until Sailor Moon Sailor Stars.
  • This film seems to exist outside of the continuity of the rest of the anime. While it seems to be set after the Sailor Moon SuperS season, the fact that Sailor Pluto is fighting alongside Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune contradicts her arrival in the first episode of Sailor Moon Sailor Stars. When she appeared at that time, Uranus and Neptune were surprised that Pluto is alive, because they had witnessed her "death" in a helicopter explosion in Sailor Moon S.
  • The movie features the only on-screen appearance of Ami's mother in the anime continuity.
  • In the English dub, the song "Let's Meet at the Morning Moon" was replaced with "Nothing at All."
  • In the English dub of this movie Mars Flame Sniper retained its name instead of being called "Mars Flame Shooter" as it normally was in the dubbed TV series.
  • The Pioneer release of this movie credited Chika Sakamoto as "Chinatsu Sakamoto."
  • Super Moon Crisis Power was used for Sailor Moon and Sailor Mini-Moon's transformation call instead of Moon Cosmic Dream Action like the dubbed TV series.
  • This story refers to some popular german fairy tales, especially the Pied Piper of Hamelin. This is supported by the starting scene, where some timber-framed houses are shown. These are typical for central Europe, especially Germany, but very uncommon in Japan.
    Later on, the gingerbread house is part of the popular German fairy tale Hänsel and Gretel.
  • This is the first and last time, Super Sailor Chibi Moon wields the Moon Kaleido Scope in the movie to team up with Super Sailor Moon to unleash a full powered Moon Gorgeous Meditation. In the dubbed TV series, she utilizes the Crystal Karillon to summon Pegasus to unleash Super Sailor Moon's Moon Gorgeous Meditation.

References

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