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Believe in Love and the Future! Usagi's Determination
Episode87
愛と未来を信じて! うさぎの決心
Ai to Mirai wo Shinjite! Usagi no Kesshin
Season

Sailor Moon R

Air date

February 26, 1994

Writer

Sukehiro Tomita

Director

Harume Kosaka

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Saphir Dies! Wiseman's Trap

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The Final Battle Between Light and Darkness! Love Sworn to the Future

NORTH AMERICAN DUB
Title

“Diamond in the Rough”

Air date

December 18, 1998

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Brotherly Love

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Final Battle

"Believe in Love and the Future! Usagi's Determination" is the 41th episode of the second season of the Sailor Moon anime and the 87th episode overall. The episode first aired in Japan on February 26, 1994. The English dub title for this episode is "Diamond in the Rough", and the episode first aired in North America on December 18, 1998.

Summary

The Sailor Senshi enter the growing Dark Crystal to stop the Wiseman, but Prince Demande abducts Sailor Moon one more time. After finally helping him realize what is really going on, Demande ultimately sacrifices himself to allow her to save both the present and future.

Plot

Changes

Changes From the Manga

  • Demande was turned evil in the manga by Wiseman.
  • Prince Demande was killed by Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask using their combined power channeled through Cutie Moon Rod.

Dub Changes

  • The scene where Demande shakes Sailor Moon is cut in the initial English dub.
  • The scene where the Wiseman chokes Sailor Moon was edited out, despite the fact the the latter was still shown holding her neck in the very next scene.
  • The scene where Demande bleeds after trying to kill Wiseman was cut.
  • The scene where Wiseman's demonic skull is shown while trying to possess Sailor Moon was cut.

Trivia

  • The Sailor Says segment featured in this episode was previously featured in "Trouble Comes Thundering Down".
  • DiC's English dub title of this episode is a reference to Aladdin, the Cave of Wonders would only allow the Diamond in the Rough, which is Aladdin, to enter.

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