|Usagi's Joy: A Love Letter from Tuxedo Mask|
Usagi Kangeki! Takishiido Kamen no Raburetaa
|Episode:||EP 19, Season 1|
|Air Date (JP):||July 25, 1992|
|Written by:||Sukehiro Tomita|
|Directed by:||Takao Yoshizawa|
|North American Dub|
|Air Date (US):||October 2, 1995|
|DiC Title:||Who Is That Masked Man?|
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"Usagi's Joy: A Love Letter from Tuxedo Mask" is the 19th episode of the first season of Sailor Moon, and the 19th episode overall. It aired in Japan on July 25, 1992. The DiC English dub title for this episode is "Who Is That Masked Man?", and it aired in North America on October 2, 1995.
Nephrite takes advantage of Sailor Moon's attraction to Tuxedo Mask by sending love letters to Usagi and her classmates. Naru falls in love with him in his civilian disguise, allowing him to drain a large amount of her energy.
Nephrite looked into the stars and discovered Sailor Moon's weakness: Tuxedo Mask.
When Usagi came back from school and looked in the mailbox, she found a letter from Tuxedo Mask. Usagi was very surprised. When Usagi opened the letter, she found out that it said, "I love you more than anyone else. Please come to the MS department store in Shinjuku tomorrow night." Usagi was very happy. But Luna was suspicious. She wondered how Tuxedo Mask knew that Usagi was Sailor Moon. Usagi said that Tuxedo Mask's love for her figured out the secret. Then Luna said that although Tuxedo Mask always helped Sailor Moon, they didn't know if he was an ally or an enemy. She told Usagi to be careful. But Usagi wasn't listening.
The next day at school Usagi found out that all of the girls had received a love letter from Tuxedo Mask. Usagi was very disappointed, but none of the girls knew who Tuxedo Mask was. Naru thought that it would be great if the one who gave her the love letter was Sanjouin Masato. Then Haruna came in and said that everyone shouldn't be tricked by a prank love letter. She told everyone not to go to the MS department store. But Haruna was really very upset that she didn't get one herself. At school, Luna told Ami that she was very suspicious about the love letter. Ami said that she would discuss it with Rei.
Motoki and Mamoru were at the game center. They were talking about the love letter incident. Mamoru thought that it was some advertisement stunt. Then a very disappointed Usagi walked in. Mamoru thought that Usagi was sad because she didn't receive a love letter. But Usagi yelled back, "I got one. What are you doing here?" Motoki told Usagi that Mamoru went to the same college as him. Then Usagi cried out, "How could Tuxedo Mask do that? Instead of just me, he gave love letters to everybody."
Ami was at Rei's house. Rei was in bed because she caught a cold. Rei was disappointed because she could not go see Tuxedo Mask. Ami said that she would take care of Rei. Sanjouin Masato was at the MS department store. He was thinking that Sailor Moon would definitely come because she loved Tuxedo Mask. Then Naru walked up to him. Naru introduced herself. Then she asked if Sanjouin was Tuxedo Mask.
Sanjouin was surprised. He wondered how Naru knew that he had sent the love letters. Sanjouin thought that Naru must be Sailor Moon. Then Sanjouin said, "Naru, you're very cute. I'm glad that someone as cute as you remembered my name. See you tonight," and left. Naru was very happy and thought that Sanjouin was definitely the one who had sent her the love letter.
Usagi was at home wondering why Tuxedo Mask had sent the love letters to everybody. Usagi decided that she would ask Tuxedo Mask in person. So Usagi got ready to go out to see him. Usagi picked out clean underwear, clean clothes, brushed her teeth, and put on lipstick.
That night Naru went to the MS department store. It was closed, but suddenly the door opened. Naru went in and called out for Tuxedo Mask and Sanjouin Masato. Then Tuxedo Mask replied from the top of the escalators. Naru recognized the voice and said that it was Sanjouin. Sanjouin was surprised that Naru knew his identity from just his voice. So Sanjouin thought that Naru was Sailor Moon. Sanjouin went to Naru and told her to transform into Sailor Moon.
Usagi was walking in Shinjuku when her communicator rang. Ami asked Usagi where she was, and Usagi told her. Rei got upset that Usagi was going to meet Tuxedo Mask. Sanjouin was trying to get Naru to transform into Sailor Moon. But Naru didn't know what he was talking about. She just said that she liked him. Then Sanjouin pulled out Naru's enormous energy.
Usagi arrived at the MS department store. She saw Tuxedo Mask with Naru. But Usagi knew right away that it wasn't the real Tuxedo Mask. Then Usagi transformed into Sailor Moon. Meanwhile, Mamoru was walking outside a bookstore. A sudden pain hit him, and he transformed into Tuxedo Mask. Sanjouin figured out that Naru was not Sailor Moon. But he had gathered a lot of unexpected energy. Then, Sailor Moon went to face Sanjouin. Sailor Moon called Sanjouin a youma. Sanjouin was surprised that Sailor Moon figured out that he wasn't the real Tuxedo Mask. Then, Sanjouin took off the Tuxedo Mask costume. He introduced himself as Nephrite, one of the Dark Kingdom's Four Heavenly Kings.
Nephrite called out to the stars and created a lion youma. The lion attacked Sailor Moon. Sailor Moon tried to run away, but she fell down. Then, a red rose came flying by and hit the lion. The real Tuxedo Mask appeared. Tuxedo Mask got in front of Sailor Moon and told her to escape. So Sailor Moon turned around and ran away. But Nephrite sent the lion after her. Sailor Moon used her Moon Tiara Action attack and hit the lion. It stopped the lion momentarily. Sailor Moon was surprised that it didn't finish it off, like usual. Then Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask escaped into an elevator. But Nephrite laughed as it was his trap. The elevator was going to go to the top floor and then fall to the bottom.
Instead of panicking, Sailor Moon was thinking about getting a kiss from Tuxedo Mask. Then, Tuxedo Mask told Sailor Moon that they had to escape. Tuxedo Mask opened the little door at the top of the elevator and they climbed out. When the elevator reached the top floor, Tuxedo Mask and Sailor Moon jumped to catch the ledge. But Sailor Moon slipped and Tuxedo Mask caught her hand. The elevator crashed at the bottom and Nephrite thought that he had won.
Sailor Moon was hanging on, but she couldn't take it anymore. Then Tuxedo Mask told her not to give up and told her to think of something to talk about. Sailor Moon thought and said, "Why do you always help me?" Tuxedo Mask said, "My blood starts rushing and I feel like I want to protect you." Then, Tuxedo Mask found a place to put his feet. He told Sailor Moon to climb onto his back. After Sailor Moon happily climbed onto Tuxedo Mask, Tuxedo Mask said, "A long time ago... I feel like I knew you. It's in the corner of my memory, but I can't remember." Then, the sign that Tuxedo Mask was resting his feet on came loose and fell to the bottom.
When Sailor Moon started panicking, Tuxedo Mask told her to start talking again. Then Sailor Moon asked, "What's your hobby? What do you like to eat?" Sailor Moon quickly thought that she was stupid for asking such questions. Then, just as Tuxedo Mask's fingers slipped, the elevator door opened and Sailor Mercury and Sailor Mars appeared to catch Tuxedo Mask's arms. They pulled Tuxedo Mask and Sailor Moon up to safety. The Sailor Senshi and Tuxedo Mask went up to the roof. Luna scolded Sailor Moon for going off on her own. Sailor Mars yelled at Sailor Moon for going off and holding Tuxedo Mask by herself. Sailor Mercury told Sailor Mars and Sailor Moon to stop fighting. She was carrying Naru on her back and she said that they had to hurry to the hospital. Then Tuxedo Mask said, "Please be friends with each other," and left.
Nephrite said, "I couldn't defeat Sailor Moon, but I got a lot of unexpected energy. Everyone has one time when they are very engrossed in something and they create a lot of energy. This girl Naru. It seems she really fell in love with Sanjouin Masato. Foolish girl."
International Dub Titles
- Italian: Cara Sailor Moon... ("Dear Sailor Moon...")
Changes From the Manga
- This is the first time Mamoru is seen transforming into Tuxedo Mask.