Wish Upon a Star: Naru's First Love
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Nagareboshi ni Negai o! Naru-chan no Junai
Airing Information
Episode: EP 23, Season 1
Air Date (JP): August 22, 1992
Written by: Shigeru Yanagawa
Directed by: Harume Kosaka
Featured Monster: Yasha
North American Dub
Air Date (US): October 5, 1995
DiC Title: Molly's Folly
Episode Guide
Romance Under the Moon: Usagi's First Kiss
Naru's Tears: Nephrite Dies for Love

“Wish Upon a Star: Naru’s First Love” is the 23rd episode of the 1st season of Sailor Moon anime and the 23rd episode overall. It aired in Japan on August 22, 1992. The DiC English dub title for this episode is "Molly's Folly" and it aired in North America on October 5, 1995.


With Naru now infatuated with Nephrite's alias Masato Sanjoin, Usagi is powerless to stop her friend from being used by the increasingly desperate general.


Usagi and Naru are at a swimming pool. Naru is sitting at the side of the pool thinking about Sanjouin Masato. Usagi comes up to her from the water and splashes water on her. Naru says that Usagi, so childish. Usagi then asks if Naru is an adult. Naru answers that she is and states she has fallen in love."

Usagi laughs and states that you need a partner for love. Naru replies, "Of course." Usagi gets worried and says that you can't have Tuxedo Mask or Motoki. Then Naru says that she had fallen in love with Sanjouin Masato. Usagi tries to tell Naru that Sanjouin is a bad one, but Naru just walks away.

Later, Usagi is discussing Naru with Ami and Rei. They tell Usagi that she should tell Naru about Sanjouin.

Meanwhile, Queen Beryl can't find Nephrite and she is getting upset.

Nephrite decides to get the Silver Crystal since his other attempts to get power had failed. Then Zoisite appears and argues with Nephrite, saying that getting the Silver Crystal is his assignment. After Zoisite leaves, Nephrite uses his power to create a Black Crystal to find the Silver Crystal. Nephrite learns that Naru has the secret behind the Silver Crystal.

Zoisite goes to Kunzite. Kunzite tells Zoisite if Nephite does manage to get the Silver Crystal he should just take it away from him. Zoisite sends his youma (an old woman) to get the Silver Crystal from Nephrite.

Usagi goes with Luna to Naru's house. But she can't build up the courage to go in. Usagi decides to go ask Motoki for advice. Usagi goes to the game center where Motoki works. Motoki is helping out another girl at a game, and Usagi gets a little jealous.

Motoki, Mamoru, and Usagi go to a coffee shop, and Usagi explains the situation. Motoki states that she should just let it go for a while. But Mamoru states that Usagi should tell Naru right away, to show the real friendship. Motoki agrees. Then Usagi becomes happy and orders a lot of food. Mamoru and Motoki get worried because they don't have much money. But Usagi says that she will pay for it.

Usagi goes to Naru's house. When Naru opens the door, Usagi tells Naru that Masato is a bad one and that she should give up on him. Then Usagi runs off before Naru could say anything. That night Naru is thinking about Sanjouin. Then she gets a phone call from him. After the phone call, Naru leaves immediately for the park.

At the park, Naru and Sanjouin are sitting on a bench. Sanjouin tells Naru that he has to say good-bye and that he is being chased by some bad ones, and he doesn't want to get Naru mixed up in it. Then Naru asks if there is anything that she can do to help. Sanjouin states that he needs the Silver Crystal. Naru doesn't know what the Silver Crystal is. Then she remembers one crystal that her mother showed her, which sparkles with a silver color. Naru asks Sanjouin to wait and runs back home. Naru steals the crystal from the safe in her mother's store and runs out.

Usagi and Luna are on their way to Naru's house. Luna tells Usagi to go see Naru, but Usagi doesn't want to go. Then they run into Naru's mother. Usagi and Luna run to the park.

Naru gives the crystal to Sanjouin. Sanjouin tests the crystal, but his Black Crystal doesn't respond. Naru becomes happy that she did something to help out Sanjouin. Then the Black Crystal starts responding, as Naru starts glowing. Sanjouin thinks that he has to investigate Naru some more and is going to take her somewhere.

Then, Sailor Moon appears. Sailor Moon tells Naru that Sanjouin is Nephrite, and from the Dark Kingdom. Naru can't believe it. Then Sanjouin blasts Sailor Moon. Sailor Moon starts crying, as she falls and tries to avoid the attacks. Sanjouin uses his "starlight attack". But Sailor Moon escapes.

Just as Sanjouin is going to attack again, Sailor Mercury and Sailor Mars arrive. They attack Sanjouin with Bubble Spray and Fire Soul. But Sanjouin jumps out of the way. Then Sailor Moon uses Moon Tiara Action". It's heading right toward Sanjouin. Then Naru runs in front of Sanjouin to protect him. Naru says, "I'll protect him."

Then, Sailor Moon quickly says, "Please stop," and the tiara stops just before Naru. The Sailor Senshi tells Naru to get out of the way. But Naru won't and says, "I'll give my life to protect him. Because I love him."

Then the Black Crystal starts flashing. The youma appears and tries to steal the Black Crystal, thinking it's the Silver Crystal. Sanjouin blasts the youma to protect Naru. Then the youma and Sanjouin fight. Sailor Moon uses the Moon Tiara Action and kills the youma.

Sanjouin gives back the crystal that Naru has brought, as it isn't the Silver Crystal. The Sailor Senshi tries to make Sanjouin think more about Naru, and not use her. But Sanjouin says, "The world will be in the hands of the Dark Kingdom if they get the Silver Crystal," and leaves.

International Dub Titles

  • Brazilian Portuguese: Estrela Cadente, Proteja o Primeiro Amor de Naru ("Shooting Star, Protect Naru's First Love")
  • European Portuguese: O Primeiro Amor da Sara ("Sara's First Love")
  • French:
    • TV: Premier amour ("First Love")
    • DVD: Un vœu à une étoile filante ! L’amour pur de Naru. ("A Wish to a Shooting Star! Naru’s Pure Love.")
  • German: Narus Erste Liebe ("Naru's First Love")
  • Polish: Pierwsza miłość Naru ("Naru's First Love")


Changes from the Manga

Dub Changes

  • In the English dub of this episode, Molly called Nephlite by his real name when she did not know what it was yet. In the original, she called him by his pseudonym, Sanjouin.
  • The scene where Zoisite and Kunzite were having a conversation was completely cut from the Korean dub.

First Appearances



  • This episode showed for the first time that Moon Tiara Action could be aborted in mid-flight.
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