When a Light Butterfly Dances in the Air! Premonition of a New Wave
SMSS 191 (infobox)
光の蝶か舞う時! 新しい波の予感
Hikari no Chou ga Mau Toki! Atarashii Nami no Yokan

5, Sailor Moon Sailor Stars

Air date

November 9, 1996


Ryota Yamaguchi


Michiaki Sugimoto


Sailor Gamer


Truth Revealed! Seiya and Company's Past


Straight to Your Dream! Idol Minako is Born



"When a Light Butterfly Dances in the Air! Premonition of a New Wave" is the 25th episode of the fifth season of the Sailor Moon anime, and is the 191st episode overall. It first aired in Japan on November 9, 1996.


Ami, Rei, Makoto, and Minako go to a video game convention in an attempt to talk to Taiki. Chibi Chibi finds an incense burner which releases a familiar scent to the Three Lights' members.



Changes From the Manga

  • In the manga, the incense burner appeared shortly after Chibi Chibi appeared and it wasn't shown how she got it.
  • The only butterflies shown in the manga represented the dying flames of the stars themselves, instead of the scent of the Sailor Starlights' dearest Princess.

First Appearances

  • Incense Burner

Plot/Continuity Errors

  • Sailor Star Fighter says that when Sailor Galaxia had attacked their planet, they fled instead of staying to fight. However, all throughout the season, it was stated that the Starlights left the planet in order to find their princess who was the only one able to restore their planet, not because they ran away from Galaxia.


  • When Makoto go up against a little boy, he is wearing a shirt that says "WE LOVE ANZA". This is a reference to Anza Ooyama, the first actress to play Usagi in the musicals.
    • Also, around the time, Sera Myu was doing a musical adaptation of the Stars arc.
  • This was the last time Mercury Aqua Rhapsody and Jupiter Oak Evolution were performed in the original anime.
  • This episode included the last Phage created by Sailor Lead Crow.


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