|The Snow, the Mountains, Friendship and Monsters|
| 雪よ山よ友情よ! やっぱり妖魔もよ|
Yuki yo Yamayo Yuujou yo! Yappari Youma mo yo
|Episode:||EP 38, Season 1|
|Air Date (JP):||December 26, 1992|
|Written by:||Katsuyuki Sumizawa|
|Directed by:||Takao Yoshizawa|
|North American Dub|
|Air Date (US):||October 26, 1995|
|DiC Title:||Ski Bunny Blues|
Let's Become a Princess: Usagi's Bizarre Training
Paired with a Monster: Mako, the Ice Skating Queen
“The Snow, the Mountains, Friendship and Monsters" is the 38th episode of the 1st season of Sailor Moon anime and the 38th of the overall series. It aired in Japan on December 26, 1992. The DiC English dub title for this episode is "Ski Bunny Blues" and it aired in North America on October 26, 1995.
The girls were at Hikawa Shrine and Usagi found an advertisement for a Moon Princess contest and wanted to go. Rei took a look at the ad and she imagined herself skiing in the moonlight. Makoto wondered what Luna would say about it. Minako said that they can tell Luna and Artemis that they will train in the mountains. Usagi was surprised that Minako would say something like that. But they thought that they wouldn't be able to get a hotel.
Then, Yuuichirou came and said that he might be able to help out. He said that he came from near those mountains. Yuuichirou wanted to go along too. Rei sounded like she didn't want Yuuichirou to go, but Makoto said that it was all right.
Kunzite had set up the moon princess contest to catch Sailor Moon. But Prince Endymion came and said that Kunzite had been underestimating the Sailor Senshi too much. Kunzite said that he would get the Sailor Guardians. Kunzite looked at the picture of Zoisite that he had, and wanted to get the Sailor Senshi.
The girls went to the mountains, while Luna and Artemis were at home sleeping on the kotatsu (table with heater). The girls stayed at Yuuichirou's mountain lodge since his parents were away. Rei was surprised that someone as rich as Yuuichirou was training at her shrine. When she asked why, Yuuichirou said that it was to improve himself.
Later Rei was skiing with Yuuichirou, both were very good. But Usagi, Makoto, Minako, and Ami were skiing slowly on the flat slopes. Ami had a school book in her hand and she was studying as she skied. Rei and Yuuichirou came and said that they should ski higher up on the mountain. Makoto and Minako didn't want to go Usagi also told them to leave them alone. But Yuuichirou said that the Moon Princess contest was going to be held much higher up on the mountain. When Usagi looked scared, Rei said that she would enter and win. But Usagi thought about it and said that she would go too.
Usagi, Rei, and Yuuichirou went up to the top of the mountain on the ski lift. While they were going up, Usagi looked down and felt very scared. But Yuuichirou told her that it was much steeper at the top.
At the top of the mountain, Usagi saw a lot of girls gathered for the contest. She couldn't believe that there were so many. The first Moon Princess, Yamamoto Saeko, was there. She told everyone that it was a safe course. She said that the one to ski down to the bottom first would be the Moon Princess. It was night, and the lights were lit up. Then, the race started. Everyone quickly went down the mountain. But Usagi was still at the start line, feeling very scared. Then, Yuuichirou came and pushed her. A little after Usagi, Saeko went down after all the girls.
Rei was leading the race and skiing very well. There were a lot of girls following her. Then, Saeko revealed herself to be a Youma named Blizzar and used her power to create a lot of bumps on the course. All of the girls wiped out except for Rei and Usagi. Rei felt some evil force and she wondered if a Youma was here in the mountains too. Then Rei saw Usagi ski past her. Usagi skied straight down because she couldn't stop.
Rei called out and told Usagi that she should slow down because it was very dangerous. Usagi yelled out that she couldn't do anything about it. Then, the youma caused a large snowball to go after the two girls. When Rei saw the snowball, she called out and told Usagi to hurry. Usagi said again that she couldn't do anything about it. Then, the youma caused part of the mountain to rise up. The walls rose up around the ski course to form a road. Usagi and Rei skied down the road. The Youma's snowball kept rolling after them.
Yuuichirou thought that he heard the sound of an avalanche and went after the girls. When Yuuichirou got to the snowball, he stopped in front of it. But the snowball just went over Yuuichirou. Then the Youma caused the walls to close to try to smash the girls. Usagi couldn't do anything and just kept screaming. Just as the wall closed in front of them, Rei dove to save Usagi. Rei and Usagi crashed and stopped as the walls surrounded them.
Rei tried to climb out, but she kept falling back down. Usagi just sat down and started listening to the pendant. Rei finally gave up and sat next to Usagi. Usagi told Rei that the pendant was from Tuxedo Mask. She said that she listened to it when she wanted to cheer herself up. Rei said, "I gave up on Tuxedo Mask. But you better become happy with him. Otherwise, I will punish you. So we have to fight and create a safe world to live in."
Then, Usagi said that Rei should turn into Sailor Mars and use Fire Soul to get rid of all of the snow. After arguing a little, Rei was about to transform but just then Yuuichirou appeared out of the snow. Yuuichirou was going to lead them out, but Blizzar appeared.
Blizzar said that Rei must be Sailor Moon with her good athletic ability and good looks. Yuuichirou was shocked. Usagi said that it was a mistake. Then, the youma blasted them with cold air. Yuuichirou tried to protect the girls and stood in front of them. But Yuuichirou got frozen, leaving Usagi and Rei free to transform.
Sailor Mars said, "For freezing my Yuuichirou," and tried to attack the youma with the Fire Soul, but the Blizzar dodged it. Then, the youma was going to throw an ice spear, but Endymion came and grabbed it. Endymion said that he would deal with the Sailor Senshi. Endymion threw a black rose at the Sailor Senshi. He asked for the Silver Crystal and said that he wouldn't miss on purpose the next time. Sailor Mars tried to talk to Tuxedo Mask. She said, "Your most loved one Sailor Moon is here. Please remember."
Then, the youma appeared out of the ice wall behind the Sailor Senshi and attacked with the ice spear. But Endymion threw a red rose and broke the spear. Then Sailor Moon used her Moon Stick to turn the youma back into Saeko. Endymion left and said that he didn't want to defeat the Sailor Senshi now. The red petals of the rose fell off and the black petals remained. Rei went to Yuuichirou and kissed him.
Later, Usagi, Rei, and Yuuichirou were by a fire. Yuuichirou finally woke up. Rei told him that the Sailor Senshi came and saved them. Yuuichirou apologized. But Usagi said that he was very cool. Then, Makoto, Minako, and Ami came. Rei said that it was all Usagi's fault. When Usagi said that they had just become closer friends, Rei said that she would just crumple up their friendship and toss it away. Usagi started crying because Rei was mean to her.
International Dub Titles
- Brazilian Portuguese: A Neve, as Montanhas, Amizade e Monstros ("The Snow, the Mountains, Friendship and Monsters")
- European Portuguese: Viva a Neve, as Montanhas e a Amizade ("Long Live Snow, Mountains and Friendship")
- TV: La nouvelle miss Lune ("The New Miss Moon")
- DVD: Neige, montagne et amitié ! Et un démon pour la route. ("Snow, Mountain and Friendship! And a Demon for the Road.")
- German: Bunny, die Skikönigin ("Bunny. the Ski Queen")
Changes from the Manga
- None of these events had happened in the manga