A Powerful New Enemy! Nephrite's Evil Crest
|Aratanaru Kyōteki, Nefuraito ma no Monshō|
1, Sailor Moon
June 13, 1992
|NORTH AMERICAN DUB|
“Match Point for Sailor Moon”
September 25, 1995.
"A Powerful New Enemy! Nephrite's Evil Crest" is the 14th episode of first season of the anime, and the 14th episode overall. It first aired in Japan on June 13, 1992. The English dub title for this episode is "Match Point for Sailor Moon", and it first aired in North America on September 25, 1995.
Nephrite takes over as Beryl's main energy gatherer. He plans to gather power from individual humans at their strongest, rather than from groups, and starts by targeting Naru's childhood friend, a tennis player.
Nephrite poses as a local businessman named Maxfield Stanton in order to get closer to his victims.
- The opening where Usagi introduces herself changes to include an introduction of Ami and Rei as well.
Changes From the Manga
- The manga's version of Episode 22 is when Nephrite takes over Jadeite's position of stealing energy, while in the anime, he does this first in this episode.
- These events never happened in the manga.
- Nephrite didn't have a civilian identity.
- This episode was omitted from the Korean dub.
- When Sailor Moon told Tesuni that "Navratilova would be ashamed," she was referencing tennis player Martina Navratilova, a woman from Czechoslovakia (now the countries of the Czech Republic and Slovakia) who defected to the west. She is also known for LGBT rights activism (she is openly gay), animal rights activism and her opposition to communism.
- This episode featured the first time an individual was specifically targeted by an enemy, though it became the formula for the majority of episodes in the anime.
- This is the last time that Rino Romano voiced Darien/Tuxedo Mask in the English dub.