“Act 3 - The Third Senshi is Miko Rei”
|Sannin Me no Senshi wa Miko no Rei-chan|
October 18, 2003
"Act 3 - The Third Senshi is Miko Rei" was the third episode of the live-action series, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon. It first aired in Japan on October 18, 2003.
Usagi and Ami go to Karaoke Crown and Luna gives them a quiz so she can fill them in on what they don't know already but Usagi changes the subject to Sailor V and the girls wonder if she is an ally of theirs or possibly even the princess. Rumours of disappearnaces at the Hikawa Shrine are discussed in school and Usagi bumps into a girl who happens to be the miko (shrine maiden, like the Shinto version of a nun) and runs after her towards the shrine. That night Luna tries to keep up with Sailor V but to no avail. The next day a number of girls are threatening the miko saying that she is to blame for the disappearances and a girl (Usagi) running off the day before but Usagi manages to calm things down. Usagi gives Rei her bracelet (her name is written on it and she had dropped it the day before) and then she and Ami disguise themselves as miko to follow her and so they see the youma attack. Rei is the third senshi and they see off the youma thanks in part to Tuxedo Mask preventing Usagi from being sucked into another dimension. In spite of this Rei doesn't want to be their friend and hates karaoke anyway.