Total Chaos: The Messy Love Rectangle
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大混戦! グチャグチャ恋の四角関係
Dai Konsen! Guchagucha Koi no Shikaku Kankei
Airing Information
Episode: EP 29, Season 1
Air Date (JP): October 24, 1992
Written by: Shigeru Yanagawa
Directed by: Harume Kosaka
Featured Monster: Rikoukeidar
North American Dub
Air Date (US): October 13, 1995
DiC Title: Too Many Girlfriends
Episode Guide
The Painting of Love: Usagi and Mamoru Get Closer
Grandpa Loses Control: Rei in Danger

“Total Chaos: The Messy Love Rectangle” is the 29th episode of the 1st season of the Sailor Moon anime and the 29th episode overall. It aired in Japan on October 24, 1992. The DiC English dub title for this episode is "Too Many Girlfriends" and it aired in North America on October 13, 1995.


Makoto, like Usagi, develops a crush on Motoki. The two then decide to pursue him simultaneously, even after finding out that he has a girlfriend, who, meanwhile, is targeted by Zoisite and Kunzite.


The radio said that the probability of rain was only 10%, but it started raining. Makoto was running home because she didn't have an umbrella. Then, she ran into someone and fell. Makoto got up and yelled out, "What are you looking at." The person said, "Sorry." Makoto was very mad and said, "If you can get away with saying sorry, we won't need policemen." Then, Makoto found out that the person was Motoki. Makoto quickly changed. She noticed that Motoki's voice sounded just like the person she liked before.

Makoto and Motoki walked back together under one umbrella. Motoki said that he heard Makoto was good at cooking. He asked her to cook for him someday. Then Makoto said, "Ok, any time. I can clean your house too." Then Motoki wrote down his address and favorite food in Makoto's book. Motoki's favorite food was Hayashi rice. It stopped raining. Makoto was disappointed and said that she wanted it to rain some more. Then Motoki said that he had to stop by at school, so Makoto left by herself. Makoto said, "I'll go over to your place this Sunday."

Right after Makoto left, a girl came from college. It was Reika, Motoki's girlfriend. Reika teased Motoki by saying that Makoto was his new girlfriend. Motoki said that Makoto was just a kid. Reika said that she couldn't go out with that day because she had some more work to do. Motoki asked if Reika had decided on that important thing. Then Mamoru came. Before Reika returned to the school, she asked Mamoru to accompany Motoki.

Motoki and Mamoru went to a coffee shop. Motoki said that Reika might have to go to Africa, but she didn't know what to do. Motoki said that he wanted her to stay close, but he didn't want to tie her down. Motoki then asked Mamoru if he liked Hayashi rice. Mamoru said that he didn't. Motoki told Mamoru that Makoto was going to cook for him. Then Mamoru remembered that Makoto was Usagi's friend and asked, "Don't you know how Usagi feels?" Motoki answered, "Yeah, they're both cute." "Cute?" Mamoru thought that Motoki was very dense. Motoki answered, "Come on, they're only junior high school kids." Mamoru quickly thought about Rei, who was in junior high school. Motoki said, "They're like younger sisters."

The next day Makoto went to Motoki's house in the morning before school. She discovered that it was a real mess. Makoto started cleaning up the room. Then Makoto found a picture of Motoki and Reika. Makoto became shocked.

At school, Makoto was with Luna and was feeling very depressed. Then Usagi came and guessed that Makoto must have a broken heart. Usagi said that she would help out, and asked who it was that Makoto liked. Makoto told Usagi that it was Motoki. Usagi was shocked and started crying, saying she liked Motoki. When Makoto said that she thought Usagi liked Tuxedo Mask, Usagi said that she liked both. Usagi was still crying and Makoto said, "Decide on one or the other!"

Usagi then became happy as she thought that Motoki's girlfriend was her. But Makoto told her that it was a person called Reika. Usagi became more shocked. Then Makoto said that they should just attack, even if there wasn't much hope.

Usagi and Makoto went to the game center to see Motoki. But they ran into Mamoru. Mamoru told them that Motoki only thought of them as younger sisters. Usagi got mad. She also told Mamoru that her name was not "bunhead". Then, Usagi went inside. But Motoki was not there that day.

While they were waiting outside, Mamoru then told Makoto about Reika going to study abroad. Makoto choked Mamoru to try to get more information out of him. At the Dark Kingdom, Zoisite found the next target. It was Reika. Kunzite came and said that she was pretty. Zoisite got very jealous, saying that she was an ugly youma. But Kunzite told him not to get jealous and gave him a rose.

That night, Makoto went to the University to talk to Reika. Makoto was going to talk her into going to study abroad. When Makoto asked about it, Reika said that she wanted to go, but if Motoki stopped her she wouldn't go. Then, Makoto got upset. "If you feel that way, don't go. Make your choice, love, or study!" Then, Makoto remembered that she had come to try to make Reika go, not stay.

On Sunday, Usagi and Makoto were going to Motoki's place. Usagi was carrying the bag of groceries and was very happy. When they got close to Motoki's apartment, Usagi imagined that Motoki was going to ask her to marry him. She imagined him going to kiss her. But Usagi had her eyes closed and was puckering up to Makoto. Luna said that she didn't have to worry about that.

Usagi and Makoto arrived at Motoki's place. They started cooking. Usagi said that she would help out. Makoto asked her to peel the carrots. But Usagi said that she was no good at it. Then, Makoto asked her to cut the onions. Usagi said, "I don't like it because my tears would come out." Makoto asked, "Then please cook the rice." Usagi said, while almost crying, "I don't know how to clean the rice." Then Makoto hit Usagi.

Motoki got a call from Reika, who had made up her mind. Reika said that she had decided that she was going to go, but Motoki couldn't hear because it was too loud. Then Motoki left to meet Reika. Usagi and Makoto fell asleep waiting for Motoki. Luna spotted the Moon Stick responding. Usagi and Makoto woke up. Luna told them to transform and they did so.

Zoisite was with Motoki and Reika. Motoki attacked Zoisite, but Zoisite blasted him and knocked him out. Zoisite then got the Rainbow Crystal from Reika and turned her into a youma. Sailor Moon and Sailor Jupiter appeared. The youma attacked Sailor Moon and Sailor Jupiter. Zoisite was going to leave. But Tuxedo Mask came and knocked the Rainbow Crystal away.

Sailor Moon saw Tuxedo Mask and became very happy. When Sailor Jupiter asked about Motoki, Sailor Moon said that she was now only going after Tuxedo Mask. The youma attacked the Sailor Senshi. She threw a bottle of strange chemicals. A bunch of bugs started crawling up Sailor Moon's legs. Sailor Jupiter used the Supreme Thunder to get rid of the bugs, but the youma caught the thunder in her flask.

Just then Sailor Mercury came and used the Shabon Spray to immobilize the youma. Sailor Mars used the fire soul to blast the youma's flask. Sailor Mars then told Sailor Moon to used her Moon Stick. Then they argued a little before Sailor Moon used the Moon Stick to turn the youma back into Reika.

Meanwhile, Zoisite and Tuxedo Mask were fighting. Then Zoisite admitted defeat and said that he would give the Rainbow Crystal to Tuxedo Mask. When Tuxedo Mask relaxed, Zoisite blasted him, took the Rainbow Crystal, and left.

Motoki went to see Reika off at the airport. Makoto and Usagi were there, too. Usagi was very sad and said that she was going to give up on Motoki. But Makoto said that Reika might find someone nice in Africa. When Makoto said that she was now the only one after Motoki, Usagi said that she still wanted him, too.

International Dub Titles

  • Brazilian Portuguese: Um Estranho Triângulo Amoroso. Ou Será um Quadrado? ("A Strange Love Triangle. Or Is it a Square?")
  • European Portuguese: Um Namoro Confuso ("A Confused Dating")
  • French:
    • TV: La petite amie de Tommy ("Tommy's Girlfriend")
    • DVD: Quelle pagaille ! Un carré amoureux inextricable. ("What a Mess! An Inextricable Love Square.")
  • German: Alle schwärmen für Motoki ("Everyone Raves about Motoki")


Changes from the Manga

  • Reika makes multiple appearances in the manga, however, she never becomes a Youma.
  • Reika doesn't leave Japan.

Dub Changes

  • In the DiC English dub, Usagi's dream sequence was cut.[1]

First Appearances




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