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Sunny Skies After a Storm: A Friendship Dedicated to Hotaru
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嵐のち晴れ!ほたるに捧げる友情
Arashi nochi hare! Hotaru ni sasageru yuujou
Season

3, Sailor Moon S

Air date

December 3, 1994

Writer

Megumi Sugihara

Director

Yuji Endo

Monster

U-Baulla

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NORTH AMERICAN DUB
Title

“Thorny Weather”

Air date

July 18, 2000

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The Shadow of Silence (CWi)
Shadow of Silence: The Pale Glimmer of a Firefly (Viz Media)

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Heightened Hazard (CWi)
Higher and Stronger: A Cheer from Usagi (Viz Media)

"Sunny Skies After a Storm: A Friendship Dedicated to Hotaru" is the 27th episode of the third season of the Sailor Moon anime and the 116th overall. It first aired in Japan on December 3, 1994. The English dub title for this episode is "Thorny Weather" and it first aired in North America on July 18, 2000.

Summary

Mamoru, Usagi, Chibiusa, and Hotaru visit a botanical garden. Meanwhile, Mimete decides to pursue her next target: Yoshiki Kurebayashi, a botanist.

Plot

Mamoru takes Chibiusa out to get a bunny backpack. Usagi mentions the botanical garden. Hotaru walks past. Chibiusa sees her and asks her if she wanted to come with them to the botanical garden. Hotaru says she can't and runs off.

Chibiusa then goes to Hotaru's house to ask her again and is greeted at the door by Kaolinite. Chibiusa leaves the bunny bag at her house with an invitation. Hotaru then comes and reads the invitation while Kaolinite says that she is too weak to go. Professor Tomoe, however, allows Hotaru to go with them to the botanical garden.

They arrive at the botanical garden and meet Yoshiki, who turns out to be one of Mamoru's friend. Yoshiki takes them around the greenhouse to look at the plants. Mimete arrives at the garden and attempts to steal his Pure Heart Crystal.

Changes

Changes From the Manga

Dub Changes

First Appearances

Trivia

  • The first time Ami and Makoto didn't appear since the episodes where they first appeared.
  • In episode 168, Hotaru Tomoe remembers the picnic scene from this episode. However, Makoto and Ami appear as part of the memory despite the fact that they weren't in that scene.
  • In the scene where Chibiusa landed on Usagi's back while they were playing leapfrog, a single frame that shows a super deformed Usagi without her clothes on appears.

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