|Usagi vs. Rei: Nightmare in Dream Land|
Usagi to Rei Taiketsu? Yume Rando no Akumu
|Episode:||EP 11, Season 1|
|Air Date (JP):||May 23, 1992|
|Written by:||Shigeru Yanagawa|
|Directed by:||Kunihiko Ikuhara|
|North American Dub|
|Air Date (CA):||September 8, 1995|
|Air Date (US):||September 20, 1995|
|DiC Title:||Nightmare in Dreamland|
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“Usagi vs. Rei: Nightmare in Dream Land” is the 11th episode of the 1st season of the Sailor Moon anime and the 11th episode overall. It aired in Japan on May 23, 1992. The DiC English dub title for this episode is "Nightmare in Dreamland" and it aired in North America on September 20, 1995.
The Sailor Guardians go to the Dream Land amusement park, where visitors have reportedly gone missing. The team splits into two groups: Usagi and Rei and Ami and Luna. But, much to Rei's frustration, Usagi is more focused on playing than finding the missing people.
Usagi and Rei are often getting into arguments. They, along with Ami, decide to go to the Dream Land amusement park, but it appears that people are disappearing from it. They suspect the Dark Kingdom is behind it.
Sure enough, Jadeite is the one behind it, setting up a trap for the Sailor Guardians. Queen Beryl is angry that there are now three Sailor Senshi fighting against them, and threatens to severely punish Jadeite if he fails with this plan. She has also told Jadeite that if destroying the Sailor Guardians is too much for him, she can give Jadeite's job to someone else. Jadeite is disguised as a worker at Dream Land.
Usagi goes on the merry go round while she, Ami, Rei, and Luna are investigating Dream Land. They see a mechanical lion remote-controlled by the Dream Princess. Rei gets weird vibes from the Dream Princess. They decide to split up. Ami partners up with Luna, while Usagi and Rei are stuck with each other. Once left alone, they only get into more arguments. They begin fighting over whether a little boy should ride a remote-controlled bear (nearly tearing him to pieces in the process, until his mother stops them).
While riding on a train, Usagi and Rei see Mamoru, who calls Usagi "Bunhead" again, and Rei says that is the perfect name for her. Ami and Luna are at a party at the Dream Factory, where the Dream Princess who was summoned by Jadeite — uses her breath to put them all to sleep, and drains their energy through an apple. Usagi and Rei transform into Sailor Moon and Sailor Mars and enter the Dream Factory, where they confront the Dream Princess. She transports them to a dream world, where she gives Sailor Moon a wreath, but Sailor Mars takes it at the last second (just as Dream Princess is about to put it on Sailor Moon's head) and it turns into a snake, which bites Sailor Mars, starting to turn her to stone, but with by using Akuryo Taisan, she is able to stop the attack.
The Dream Princess transforms into her true form, a youma named Murido. She puts them in another dream where they are on a merry-go-round with Tuxedo Mask and plans to put the apple curse on them as they are off-guard, but the real Tuxedo Kamen appears and knocks the apple out of her hand, returning them to the real world. Ami wakes up and transforms into Sailor Mercury. She uses Bubble Spray to confuse Murido, and Sailor Mars places a scroll on her face. Sailor Moon and Sailor Mars combine their Moon Tiara Action and Fire Soul attacks to destroy the princess. Jadeite is not pleased with this as now he has to report the princess' destruction to Queen Beryl.
Though they are now able to enjoy Dream Land, Rei starts calling Usagi "Bunhead".
Changes from the Manga
- This episode is a filler. None of the events took place in the manga.
- Rei/Sailor Mars never had any attraction towards Tuxedo Mask.
- In the English dub of this episode, the background music used in the scene where the Dream Princess's headless body was spinning around like a music box was "Brahms' Lullaby".
- Dreamland appeared for the 2nd time in episode 32.
- This episode included the first of the three instances in which Moon Tiara Action was combined with another Sailor Senshi's attack. The other two instances occurred in episode 21 and episode 24.
- The date on the newspaper article read "5/23/92," which was the same date this episode aired in Japan.
- Wapiko from Goldfish Warning! was visible amidst the children playing with mechanical animals at Dreamland.
- The episode name is unrelated to the 2002 video game Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land for the GBA.