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Illustrations of Love! Are Usagi and Mamoru Getting Closer?
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恋のイラスト、うさぎと衛が接近?
Koi no Irasuto, Usagi to Mamoru ga Sekkin?
Season

1, Sailor Moon

Air date

October 17, 1992

Writer

Megumi Sugihara

Director

Yuji Endo

Monster

Binah

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NORTH AMERICAN DUB
Title

“An Artful Attack”

Air date

October 12, 1995

Monster

Veena

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Mercury's Mental Match

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Too Many Girlfriends

Illustrations of Love! Are Usagi and Mamoru Getting Closer?” is the 28th episode of season one of Sailor Moon, and the 28th of the overall series. It first aired in Japan on October 17, 1992.

Overview

Usagi and Mamoru are asked to model for the reclusive painter Yumemi Yumeno, who is unexpectedly targeted by Zoisite.

Summary

Queen Beryl was upset because she had lost two out of the three Rainbow Crystals. Also two of her four men had been killed already. Zoisite apologized. He said that he would get the next Rainbow Crystal. Zoisite discovered that the next one belonged to girl with glasses. He said that he would get it even if it costs him his life.

Usagi was in a park. It was autumn and there were a lot of couples around her in the park. Usagi was depressed. She was wondering if Tuxedo Mask was her enemy. Luna said that he was an enemy because he was after the Silver Crystal too. Usagi started to argue. Then Naru came and pulled Usagi away. When she was leaving, Usagi dropped the moon stick. Usagi didn't even notice. A very shocked Luna grabbed the moon stick before it fell into the pond. Luna was disappointed in Usagi.

Usagi and Naru went to an art gallery. It had illustrations by an artist called Yumemi Yumeno. Usagi liked the illustrations. There were couples all over. Umino appeared. He said that it was said that if one has her illustrations, a dream would come true. Then Usagi said that she would buy one of the posters.

There was a self illustration of Yumemi. She was a very pretty girl. But Umino said that Yumemi never went out in public. Then Usagi said that Yumemi might be an ugly girl. Yumemi was sneaking around in the gallery. She was looking for the right image for her illustrations, but she couldn't find the right image. Then Usagi spotted an illustration and stopped. It was a picture of a couple (man in a tuxedo and girl with long hair). Usagi said, "I thought I've seen it somewhere before."

Mamoru walked by the gallery and saw the same picture on a poster outside. He said that it was like the dream that he always saw. Yumemi went out of the gallery and ran into Mamoru. Yumemi fell down. When she got up and put on her glasses, she saw Mamoru. She said he was just the image that she had been looking for. Naru spotted Mamoru and said to Usagi that it was Motoki's friend. Usagi saw Mamoru with a girl besides Rei, so she ran out as she saw a chance to tease him.

Yumemi was holding on to Mamoru's arm. She said, "Please be my model." Usagi ran out to them and said, "I'm going to tell Rei-chan on you!" Mamoru said, "Don't make a mistake." But Usagi said, "It's no mistake. You're holding hands." Then Yumemi saw Usagi and grabbed her. Yumemi didn't let go of Usagi and said, "My perfect image. Please be my model."

Mamoru and Usagi went with Yumemi. They still did now know who this girl was. Mamoru said that he was busy. When they got to her house, Usagi found out about Yumemi's identity. Yumemi said that she kept her identity a secret, so that everyone would think she was pretty.

Yumemi told Usagi to sit next to Mamoru. Usagi was shocked. Mamoru said that he didn't want to do it. But Yumemi begged them. She said that she needed a model for her image. So Usagi sat next to Mamoru. Usagi thought that Rei would kill her if she found out. When Usagi looked closely at Mamoru, she thought he was handsome. But then she hit herself for thinking about someone other than Tuxedo Mask.

Yumemi drew some sketches. She said that she felt like she could draw some good illustrations. Usagi looked at Yumemi's sketch. She said it was very good. Yumemi said that when she draws, she thinks, "Please become happy. Please be able to meet someone nice." Usagi was disappointed that Yumemi didn't have any friends. Yumemi said that it was ok as long as she made other people happy. Then Mamoru said, "If you can't make yourself happy, how can you make others happy?"

Usagi then found a nice picture of a couple. Usagi got mad at Mamoru and said that Yumemi's illustrations were very good. Mamoru saw the picture and gasped. The illustration was one of a girl giving a pendant as a present to a guy. Yumemi said, "I always feel very painful when I draw that couple."

At night Usagi walked home with Yumemi. When Yumemi said that Usagi probably wanted to walk home with Mamoru, Usagi said that it wasn't so. Then they saw one of Yumemi's illustrations on a poster. Some girls walked by it and said that Yumemi must be pretty. Yumemi quickly hid behind Usagi. Usagi told Yumemi not to worry too much. Usagi said that Yumemi was a very nice person, and ran off.

Usagi ran into Luna. Luna gave the moon stick back to Usagi. Luna said that she would give the stick to someone else. But Usagi said that she wanted it. She said that she had been thinking about Tuxedo Mask when she dropped it. Then Luna insulted Usagi by saying that she was very simple-minded, and Usagi ran off.

The Moon Stick responded. It was in the direction of Yumemi's house. Yumemi saw Zoisite and thought he was very pretty. But Zoisite used his Black Crystal and turned Yumemi into a youma. Usagi went to Yumemi's house and looked inside. She found out that Yumemi was a youma. Usagi was scared. But she called the others, and transformed. Zoisite and the youma went off. Zoisite thought that they got away. But Sailor Moon caught them at a construction site. Zoisite told the youma to attack Sailor Moon. The youma drew rocks with a pen and dropped them on Sailor Moon. Sailor Moon ran around trying to avoid the rocks. When Sailor Moon fell down, the youma drew a large rock on top of her and dropped it. The rock was heading for Sailor Moon, but Tuxedo Mask came at the last minute to save her. When Zoisite tried to escape, Tuxedo Mask went after him.

Sailor Moon was fighting the youma. She said, "Return to Yumemi. Please remember your kind heart." Then the youma attacked again. But the other Sailor Senshi appeared and saved Sailor Moon. When the youma attacked again, Sailor Mercury used Sabão Spray. Sailor Moon left the other girls to fight against the youma, and went to Tuxedo Mask. Tuxedo Mask was fighting Zoisite. Tuxedo Mask wanted the Rainbow Crystals. Zoisite blasted Tuxedo Mask. But Sailor Moon came, and used the moon tiara to protect Tuxedo Mask. Then Zoisite disappeared.

Sailor Moon went to Tuxedo Mask. Sailor Moon dropped the pendant that she had picked up before. Tuxedo Mask said, "Princess." Sailor Moon asked if Tuxedo Mask knew about the princess. Tuxedo Mask said that he didn't know. He also said that Sailor Moon could keep the pendant. Then Sailor Moon asked for the Rainbow Crystals back. But Tuxedo Mask said that he couldn't give it to her. He said that he would even come for the one that the Sailor Senshi had. When Sailor Moon asked if he was the enemy, Tuxedo Mask said, "In the case of the Rainbow Crystals, yes." Then Tuxedo Mask left.

Sailor Moon realized that the battle against the youma was still going on. "Oh no, the battle's not over yet!" When Sailor Moon returned, the youma was very weak. Sailor Moon used the Moon Healing Escalation, and the youma went back to Yumemi. Then the Sailor Senshi went off.

Yumemi invited Mamoru and Usagi to her gallery. Yumemi showed the illustration that she had completed. Usagi and Mamoru both liked it. Then Usagi noticed that Yumemi's self illustration had been taken down. She had replaced it with a more realistic one. Yumemi thanked Usagi for convincing her that she should be herself more.

Changes

Changes From the Manga

Dub Changes

  • In the English dub, the scene in which Serena whined to Luna about Tuxedo Mask keeping a Rainbow Crystal was cut, but it did make an appearance in the Sailor Says segment.

First Appearances

Trivia

  • The fourth Rainbow Crystal is captured and is kept by Zoisite.
  • Tuxedo Mask narrowly avoided getting impaled by a shard of crystal in this episode; which turns out to be only temporary.
  • The Princess Serenity in Mamoru's dream was wearing the dress that Usagi wore to the masquerade ball in episode 22.
  • When Yumemi talked about her paintings, some were shown in the background. One resembled Princess Kaguya, whose story was later referenced in Sailor Moon S: The Movie, and another resembled Nephrite and Naru.
  • Usagi's opening introduction changes, instead of focusing on her or her companions, she talks about their search for the Silver Crystal.
  • When Usagi, Naru, and Umino are looking at a painting at the art gallery, in the background there are two other paintings from one of Naoko Takeuchi's previous series, The Cherry Project. 

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