Chibiusa's Adventure! The Dreaded Vampire Castle
|Chibi Usa no Bouken! Kyoufu, Kyuuketsuki no Yakata|
April 8, 1995
|NORTH AMERICAN DUB|
Chibiusa's Adventure! The Dreaded Vampire Castle is the third Sailor Moon SuperS Special episode. In the story, Chibiusa begins to suspect that a mysterious new transfer student is actually a vampire.
Chibiusa's class at Juuban Municipal Primary School is introduced to a new transfer student, Lyrica Hubert. The boys in the class are all fascinated by the beautiful newcomer, apart from Kyuusuke, who has fallen asleep. After school, Chibiusa, Momoko, Kyuusuke, and Ishihara talk to Lyrica and discover that she lives at the nearby embassy. Momoko recalls that the old building is supposed to be haunted, but Kyuusuke chastises her for scaring Lyrica. Lyrica becomes faint, and Ishihara agrees to walk her home.
The next day, Chibiusa's teacher announces that Ishihara is absent. Lyrica says she doesn't know where he is, but Kyuusuke says that Ishihara's parents called him last night, concerned that he hadn't come home yet. Later, Chibiusa and Momoko see Lyrica in the school garden, picking the flowers. Momoko tells her to stop, but Lyrica argues that it is better to pick the flowers before they wither and die. When Chibiusa says that the wilting flowers will produce seeds for next year, Lyrica simply stares at her, commenting that she has plump, delicious-looking cheeks. After she leaves, Chibiusa and Momoko notice that the flowers where she was sitting have all died.
The next morning, Chibiusa meets Kyuusuke outside school. He says that Kuwano walked Lyrica home last night, and is now missing. They spot Lyrica heading for the garden and follow her. She picks a flower, then eats it, baring sharp fangs. Chibiusa and Kyuusuke recoil, frightened.
At the Tsukino residence, Usagi and her friends discuss Chibiusa's story. The girls joke that Lyrica must be a vampire, and that she could only be killed by a stake through the heart. Usagi has a better idea, recalling that vampires are afraid of garlic, and uses this as a ploy to make Mamoru buy them all Korean barbecue.
The next day, Lyrica is not in school, so Chibiusa is asked to pass on some homework to her. Momoko and Kyuusuke accompany her to her embassy, despite her slightly repellant breath (the result of overindulging on Korean barbecue). At the embassy, they discover a graveyard full of the same flowers that Lyrica was seen eating. Lyrica then appears and invites them inside.
Lyrica is amused by their notion that she is a vampire. She claims that the flowers she was seen eating were merely flower-shaped sweets. Relieved, Momoko asks to use the bathroom, and Lyrica offers to show her the way. After a while, Chibiusa worries that Momoko has been gone a long time, and she and Kyuusuke go to investigate. Chibiusa eventually finds Lyrica in a huge chamber, standing over an unconscious Momoko. When she and Kyuusuke enter the room, they also find Ishihara and Kuwano, likewise unconscious. Lyrica is suddenly nowhere to be found, until she appears behind them, calmly commenting that they have discovered her secret: she has been drinking blood from the incapacitated children.
Lyrica transforms into an adult vampire and knocks Kyuusuke out cold before preparing to attack Chibiusa. She is stopped by Tuxedo Mask, while Usagi appears in the doorway. Usagi and Chibiusa transform and confront the vampire. The rest of the Sailor Team arrive, and paralyse the vampire with their new special move: Sailor Special Garlic Attack (merely expelling their barbecue-fueled breath at the vampire). Sailor Chibi Moon calls Pegasus, and Sailor Moon then fires a Moon Gorgeous Meditation at the monster. She defiantly claims that there are many more of her kind lying in wait, then disappears, replaced by the real Lyrica. As her classmates wake up, Sailor Chibi Moon assures Lyrica that she was just having a long dream.
Back at the fountain, Usagi receives a call from Ami, who says that the enemy has appeared again. She rushes off to confront them, without realizing that she doesn't know where she's supposed to be going.
- This episode is based quite closely upon the first Chibiusa's Picture Diary story.
- The final scene of this episode returns to the setting of the first episode of the special.
- This was the first and only time the Sailor Special Garlic Attack was ever used.
- After the Sailor Senshi used Sailor Special Garlic Attack and Sailor Mercury told Sailor Moon and Sailor Chibi Moon to finish off the monster, the left wing on Sailor Moon's brooch was missing.