Seiya and Usagi's Heart-Pounding Date
SMSS 181 (infobox)
Seiya to Usagi no dokidoki deeto
Airing Information
Episode: EP 181, Season 5
Air Date (JP): July 20, 1996
Written by: Kazuhiko Kobe
Directed by: Junichi Satou
North American Dub
Episode Guide
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"Seiya and Usagi's Heart-Pounding Date" is the 15th episode of the Stars season of the Sailor Moon anime and the 181st of the overall series. It aired in Japan on July 20, 1996.


The Three Lights have a day off, so Seiya takes this opportunity to asks Usagi for a date. At Ginga TV, Sailor Iron Mouse has the last chance to find the true Star Seed.


International Dub Titles

  • Polish: Koniec żelaznej myszy ("The End of the Iron mouse.")


Changes from the Manga

  • In the manga Seiya and Usagi never had a date.
  • Sailor Iron Mouse was killed by Sailor Star Healer.

Dub Changes

  • In the Latin Spanish dub, the name of the movie Minako invites Taiki to watch with was changed to "El Amor de los Adultos es aventurero y apasionado" (Adult's love is adventurous and passionate), which sounds more of a romantic movie. The original Japanese name was "Adults' Love XX", which seems to be an adult movie.
  • Ami has a few lines after Usagi was asked for a date, but in the Latin Spanish dub, it was omitted.
  • Although in the Latin Spanish dub that scene wasn't omitted nor the dialogue changed, in Argentina and other Latin American countries where the Latin Spanish dub was aired, the scene where Seiya seems to want a physical relationship with Usagi was cut completely.




  • This was the last appearance of Sailor Iron Mouse in the first anime.
    • In poland, the episode title also spoilers the ending plot of this episode
  • Haruka and Michiru were wearing the same shirt, but Michiru's was pink and Haruka's was blue.
  • Whenever Sailor Iron Mouse's phone appeared, the third movement of Frédéric Chopin's Piano Sonata No. 2 played in the background. It is also commonly known as the "Funeral March" somewhat foretelling that Iron Mouse's punishment of death was drawing near.
  • During the montage of Seiya and Usagi's date, there is a ball in the elephant pen at the zoo that resembles the ball form of the Lemure Elephanko.
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