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The Sparkling Silver Crystal! The Moon Princess Appears
Episode 34
光輝く銀水晶! 月のプリンセス登場
Hikari Kagayaku Ginzuishō! Tsuki no Purinsesu Tōjō
Season

1, Sailor Moon

Air date

November 28, 1992

Writer

Katsuyuki Sumizawa

Director

Harume Kosaka

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The Last Sailor Senshi! Sailor Venus Appears

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Memories Return! Usagi and Mamoru's Past

NORTH AMERICAN DUB
Title

“A Crystal Clear Destiny”

Air date

October 20, 1995

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Sailor V Makes the Scene

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A Reluctant Princess

"The Sparkling Silver Crystal! The Moon Princess Appears" is the 34th episode of the first season of the anime, and the 34th episode overall. It first aired in Japan on November 28, 1992. The English dub episode is "A Crystal Clear Destiny", and it first aired in North America on October 20, 1995.

Summary

Mamoru is forced to confront Zoisite in a duel over the Rainbow Crystals, but Usagi inadvertently becomes involved.

Plot

The new Sailor Senshi, Sailor Venus, is also s schoolgirl named MinakoAino. Zoisite, forbidden by Queen Beryl to kill Tuxedo Mask, challenges him to duel for the Rainbow Crystals. Usagi sees Mamoru walking toward the star tower and begins to taunt him, but after he is nice to her, she grows suspicious and follows him. When they reach the tower, Zoisite helps them along in their journey and brings them directly to where he is.

Mamoru and Zoisite both put their crystals in the center of the room and Kunzite appears and takes the crystals before the match, setting Mamoru off. Zoisite disappears and tries to kill Mamoru and Usagi, but they escape into an elevator elevator and head toward the roof, where Zoisite is waiting. He attempts to burn them in the elevator, prompting Usagi to reluctantly transform in front of Mamoru into Sailor Moon. When they reach safety, he reveals himself as Tuxedo Mask.

Zoisite taunts Mamoru into wanting to continue with the fight and promises a fair fight, but stabs him in the back with a crystal spear. Usagi is so upset she starts to cry, her tear transforming into the Silver Crystal from  the merged Rainbow Crystals and the Moon Princess is revealed as Usagi.

Changes

Changes From the Manga

This episode is based on Act 8 and the beginning of Act 9 of the manga:

  • Sailor Venus is introduced as Sailor V and the Moon Princess.
  • Kunzite lures the Senshi to the tower so he can get the Silver Crystal and Tuxedo Mask is never challenged to a battle by Zoisite.
  • The Silver Crystal is formed by Sailor Moon's tears.
  • The Silver Crystal doesn't get attached to the Moon Stick until the last fight against Metalia.
  • Tuxedo Mask is mortally wounded by Kunzite.
  • The fight takes place at Tokyo Tower.

Dub Changes

  • Several seconds of the scene where Tuxedo Mask is impaled by Zoisite's Crystal is cut out in the DiC Entertainment English dub. 
  • The pastel drawing montage that plays when Usagi sees that Mamoru is really Tuxedo Mask is also cut out of the DiC English dub. 
  • The shot of Zoisite's cheek scratched from the rose was cut in DiC, but was stated off screen.
  • Illusionary Silver Crystal, the song that played during Sailor Moon's transformation into Princess Serenity, was replaced in the following:
    • The DiC English dub replaced it with My Only Love. This song has a different melody and different lyrics than the original.
    • The Mexican dub replaced it with Resplandeciente Cristal de Plata. It was the last song made for that dub. This song keeps the original's melody and a most of its lyrics.

First Appearances

Other Dub Titles

  • Catalan: El brillant cristall de plata. Arriba la princesa Lluna
  • European Spanish: La princesa Luna
  • Hispanic Spanish: Resplandeciente Cristal de Plata. Aquí Viene la Princesa Moon.
  • French: Bienvenue Princesse
  • Portuguese: Resplandecente Cristal de Prata - A princesa moon vem aí
  • Polish:
    • Srebrny Kryształ. Oto Księżniczka (Polsat)
    • Srebrny Kryształ (TV 4)
  • Russian: Кто же Лунная Принцесса?
  • Hungarian: Isten hozott, hercegnő!
  • Chinese: 閃爍光芒的銀水晶!月亮公主登場
  • German: Die Mondprinzessin
  • Italian: La principessa della luna
  • Swedish: Den heliga Silverkristallen

Trivia

  • Usagi slightly blushes when she transforms in front of Mamoru in the elevator.
  • Though Sailor Venus' civilian identity Minako Aino made a cameo appearance in the previous episode, she was formally introduced in this episode.
  • In the original run of Sailor Moon in Mexico, Resplandeciente Cristal de Plata wasn't included in this episode, because the song wasn't finished at the time. It was included in re-runs and when the dub was distributed to Latin America.
  • This is the first episode since episode 1, where Usagi does not introduce herself at the beginning of the episode.

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