Women Must Be Strong and Beautiful: Rei’s New Special Technique
女は強く美しく! レイの新必殺技
Onna wa Tsuyoku Utsukushiku! Rei no Shin Hissatsu Waza
Airing Information
Episode: EP 63, Season 2
Air Date (JP): July 24, 1993
Written by: Shigeru Yanagawa
Directed by: Yuji Endou
Featured Monster: Dumbull
North American Dub
Air Date (US): November 9, 1995
DiC Title: Gramps in a Pickle
Episode Guide
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"Women Must Be Strong and Beautiful: Rei’s New Special Technique" is the 18th episode of season two of Sailor Moon and the 63rd episode overall. It first aired in Japan on July 24, 1993. The DiC English dub title is "Gramps in a Pickle" and it aired in North America on November 9, 1995.


Rei's grandfather tries to get more girls into the shrine, but Koan targets it in its role as a Star Point.


International Dub Titles

  • Brazilian Portuguese: Jovens, Fortes e Belas: A Nova Técnica Especial de Rei ("Young, Strong and Beautiful: The New Special King Technique")
  • European Portuguese: Força e Beleza Para as Raparigas. ("Strength and Beauty For Girls.")
  • French: Une nouvelle vocation ("A New Vocation")
  • German: Großvater in Not ("Grandfather in Beed")


Changes From the Manga

  • Koan's first and only encounter with Sailor Mars was at Rei's school.
  • Koan's mission was to recruit people to the Black Moon Clan.

Dub Changes

  • In DiC's English dub, the article in the magazine did not warn people about Rei's grandfather; it was an ad for his martial arts class.

First Appearances





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