I Won't Run Away From Love Anymore! Ami and Mamoru's Showdown
|Mou Koi kara Nigenai! Ami to Mamoru Taiketsu|
1, Sailor Moon
January 23, 1993
|NORTH AMERICAN DUB|
October 31, 1995
"I Won't Run Away From Love Anymore! Ami and Mamoru's Showdown" is the 41st episode of the first season of the Sailor Moon anime, and the 41st episode overall. The episode first aired in Japan on January 23, 1993. The English dub title for this episode is "Tuxedo Unmasked", and the episode first aired in North America on October 31, 1995.
Queen Beryl orders the seven people gathered who had carried Rainbow Crystals, intending to combine them into one huge youma. Ami is determined to protect Urawa. Sailor Moon tries to heal Prince Endymion.
In a desert in Africa, Reika Nishimura is doing some research. Endymion appears and traps her inside the Black Crystal. Endymion is planning to gather all of the people who were the Seven Great Youma. Endymion has already gathered Game Machine Joe, The Priest, and Rhett Butler.
Ami receives a phone call from Ryo Urawa. Ryo asks Ami to turn on the TV. The news has a picture of Yumemi Yumeno. Yumemi was the fifth person who's been captured by Endymion. Ryo tells Ami that he will be next. Ami asks where he is, and tells him that she come protect him, but Ryo tells her to guard Rei's grandfather.
After Ryo hung up, he said that he had planned to ask Ami for help. But he said that he couldn't keep relying on Ami. Then he left from the phone booth and walked down the street. Makoto was also walking down that street and spotted Ryo. But she got a call on her communicator, and Luna told her to come to Rei's shrine.
In the Dark Kingdom, Kunzite asked Queen Beryl why they were trying to get the seven super youma again. She told him that they could become youma again if they use the power of the Silver Crystal. But Kunzite said that the seven youma had already been beaten by the Sailor Senshi. Then Queen Beryl said that if they appeared together, they would combine to form the greatest youma, and it would be able to defeat the Sailor Senshi. Kunzite got upset that Queen Beryl had sent Endymion to do the job.
The girls were in Rei's room. Minako asked, "I don't understand very well, but does Urawa's predictions come true that often?" Ami answered, "Yes." Then Makoto grabbed Ami and said that they were going to go protect Ryo. Ami said that they didn't know where he was, but Makoto said that he was somewhere in this town. Then Makoto told the others to look after Rei's grandfather, and left with Ami.
Usagi was reading one of Rei's mangas, and started crying. She was saddened by the story. Then Rei found out and started fighting with Usagi over the manga. Luna and Artemis said that the future of the Sailor Senshi looked very dark.
It was snowing, and Endymion was looking for Ryo outside. He ran into Ryo at a busy intersection. Ryo knew that it was Endymion of the dark kingdom. Since Endymion knew that Ryo had foresight powers, he asked Ryo if he knew what was going to happen. Ryo said that Endymion was going to put him into the Black Crystal. Endymion told Ryo to follow him quietly, but Ryo said, "I'm sorry but someone told me that I should make my own future." Then Ryo yelled out, "A murderer! Help!" and ran away, as a crowd had gathered around Endymion.
Ami and Makoto were walking around town. Ami said, "Mako-chan, let's go back. We can't do anything about Ryo-kun this way." Then Makoto snapped back, "What are you saying! Ryo-kun is your boyfriend." But Ami said, "He's not my boyfriend. We are just friends." Makoto said, "Are you honestly saying that?" "Yes.." Makoto said, "Urawa-kun likes you!" Ami said, "I know. But we have a very important mission. I can't answer to Ryo-kun's feelings." Makoto said, "If you say such things, you will regret your youth! A fighter for justice can fall in love too! She can go on a date with a boy that she likes!" "But.." Makoto continued, "Ami-chan, you're just trying to run away! You're scared of falling in love. Why don't you be more honest with yourself?"
Then Ami spotted Ryo and started running to him. Makoto followed Ami. Sailor Mercury and Sailor Jupiter caught up with Ryo in an alley. But then Endymion appeared. Sailor Mercury and Sailor Jupiter called him Mamoru, but Endymion said, "Someone called me that before too. But my name is Endymion." Sailor Mercury and Sailor Jupiter got in front of Ryo to protect him. Then Sailor Jupiter told Sailor Mercury to take Ryo to a safe place. Sailor Mercury took Ryo and left. Sailor Jupiter faced Endymion. Sailor Jupiter used her supreme thunder attack, but it didn't have much effect on Endymion. Sailor Mercury called Luna and told her that she had Ryo.
Usagi and Rei were still fighting over the manga. Sailor Mercury said that Sailor Jupiter was fighting Endymion alone. She asked Sailor Moon to come so she can use the moon stick to turn Endymion back to Mamoru. Usagi and Rei stopped fighting, and Usagi agreed to go. Sailor Jupiter was fighting Endymion. But Endymion was much too strong for her. Endymion had Sailor Jupiter against a wall and was going to hit her. Then Sailor Jupiter closed her eyes and screamed. But Endymion stopped his punch in front of her face and said, "As I thought, it's no contest with you alone!" Then Endymion left.
Sailor Mercury and Ryo were running away. Then Ryo spotted a small amusement park and asked Sailor Mercury to go in with him. Usagi was running with Luna, and complaining that it was cold. Then Usagi fell down and started crying. When Luna ran back to Usagi, Sailor Jupiter appeared. Sailor Jupiter told them that Endymion had escaped.
Sailor Mercury asked, "Ryo-kun, why did you want to come here?" Ryo answered, "It was my dream to go to an amusement park with you. Now I have nothing to regret. Let's separate." Sailor Mercury said, "No, we don't know when the dark kingdom will appear!" When Ryo said that it didn't matter what happens to him, Sailor Mercury said, "We are very similar. We're both always running away from things. My friend told me that I should be more honest with myself. It's splendid to sacrifice oneself. But don't you want to be honest to yourself and live on? Aren't you forgetting that there are people who will be very saddened if you die? We both should stop running away. We should go ahead and hit whatever hurdle we face."
Then Endymion appeared. He was standing on top of the ferris wheel. Then the lights of the ferris wheel lit up. Sailor Mercury said that she would attack. Endymion was waiting for all of the other Sailor Senshi to appear, but he said that he would fight Sailor Mercury. Sailor Mercury used the Sabão Spray, but Endymion just went to Ryo. "Before I fight you, I have something to do." Endymion used the Black Crystal and captured Ryo. Then Sailor Mercury had tears in her eyes and said that she wouldn't forgive Endymion. Endymion then challenged Sailor Mercury to break the Black Crystal to release Ryo if she could defeat him.
Sailor Mercury and Endymion fought. Sailor Mercury knew that she couldn't win, but attacked with the shabon spray. Endymion blocked it easily. But Sailor Mercury had snuck up to him and taken the Black Crystal away. Then Sailor Mercury threw the Black Crystal down onto the ground and shattered it. The six people who had been captured returned to their normal selves.
Sailor Moon and Sailor Jupiter arrived. "If you're going to recycle, make it just an empty can! I won't let you use Urawa-kun and the others who are living peacefully now. I'll punish you for the moon!" Endymion said that he was going to beat up all three girls. But Sailor Jupiter and Sailor Mercury used their supreme thunder and shabon spray attacks. Endymion got surrounded by the bubbles and couldn't move. Sailor Moon then used Moon Healing Escalation to try to turn Endymion back into Mamoru.
Endymion started to recall some of the past events, such as Mamoru fighting with Usagi and Mamoru going out with Rei. Luna told Sailor Moon to raise the energy level. Then the moon stick flashed and Endymion turned back into Mamoru. But before anything else could happen, a black light formed around Mamoru. Then the light disappeared, taking Mamoru away. The Sailor Senshi were shocked.
Queen Beryl put Mamoru into the capsule. She said, "So Endymion's memory hadn't been totally erased. Then I have to get the energy from our master again. But this time I'll turn him into a faithful one of the Dark Kingdom for sure!"
The girls and Ryo were at the amusement park. Ami and Ryo were riding the ferris wheel together. The other girls were watching. Ami said, "Let's come again." Ryo blushed and said, "Okay."
Usagi said,"It's not good this way! If Ami-chan forgets about our important mission, who is going to be our leader?" Minako said, "That's supposed to be your duty." Rei said, "You're jealous of those two." Usagi said, "You too, Rei-chan." They both gave each other angry looks. Makoto said, "Well, let's just let them be for a little while."
Changes From the Manga
- Tuxedo Mask wasn't freed of the Dark Kingdom's mind control and abducted a second time.
Other Dub Episode Titles
- Hungarian: Nyílt szívvel ("Open Heart")
- This episode marks the final appearance of Ryo Urawa. In episode 45, a DD Girl appears disguised as him to trick Sailor Mercury.