Wish Upon a Shooting Star! Naru's Pure Love
Sailor moon rescueing Naru
Nagareboshi ni Negai wo! Naru-chan no Junai

1, Sailor Moon

Air date

August 22, 1992


Shigeru Yanagawa


Harume Kosaka




Romance Under the Moon! Usagi's First Kiss


Naru's Cry! Nephrite Dies for Love


“Molly's Folly”

Air date

October 5, 1995




Worth a Princess's Ransom


A Friend in Wolf's Clothing

Wish Upon a Shooting Star! Naru's Pure Love” is the 23rd episode of season one of Sailor Moon, and the 23rd of the overall series. It first aired in Japan on August 22, 1992.


With Naru now infatuated with Nephrite's alias Masato Sanjoin, Usagi is powerless to stop her friend from being used by the increasingly desperate general.


Usagi and Naru were at a swimming pool. Naru was sitting at the side of the pool thinking about Sanjouin Masato. Usagi came up to her from the water, and splashed water on her. Naru said, "Usagi, you're so childish." Usagi then asked, "Are you an adult?" Naru answered that she was and said, "I've fallen in love."

Usagi laughed and said, "You need a partner for love." Naru said, "Of course." Usagi got worried and said, "You can't have Tuxedo Mask or Motoki." Then Naru said that she had fallen in love with Sanjouin Masato. Usagi tried to tell Naru that Sanjouin was a bad one, but Naru just walked away.

Usagi was discussing Naru with Ami and Rei. They said that Usagi should tell Naru about Sanjouin.

Queen Beryl couldn't find Nephrite, and she was getting upset.

Nephrite decided to get the Silver Crystal, since his other attempts to get power had failed. Then Zoisite appeared and argued with Nephrite, saying that getting the Silver Crystal was his assignment. After Zoisite left, Nephrite used his power and found out that Naru had the secret behind the Silver Crystal. Nephrite got a Black Crystal which would lead him to the Silver Crystal.

Zoisite went to Kunzite. Kunzite told Zoisite that he should just take it away from Nephrite. Then Zoisite sent his youma (an old woman) to get the Silver Crystal from Nephrite.

Usagi went with Luna to Naru's house. But she couldn't build up the courage to go in. Usagi decided that she was going to go ask Motoki for advice. Usagi went to the game center where Motoki worked. Motoki was helping out another girl at a game, and Usagi got a little jealous.

Motoki, Mamoru, and Usagi went to a coffee shop, and Usagi explained the situation. Motoki said that she should just let it go for a while. But Mamoru said that Usagi should tell Naru right away, to show the real friendship. Motoki agreed. Then Usagi became happy and ordered a lot of food. Mamoru and Motoki got worried because they didn't have much money. But Usagi said that she would pay for it.

Usagi went to Naru's house. When Naru opened the door, Usagi told Naru that Masato was a bad one and that she should give up on him. Then Usagi ran off before Naru could say anything. That night Naru was thinking about Sanjouin. Then she got a phone call from him. After the phone call, Naru left immediately for the park.

At the park, Naru and Sanjouin were sitting on a bench. Sanjouin said, "I have to say good-bye. I'm being chased by some bad ones, and I don't want to get you mixed up in it." Then Naru asked if there was anything that she could do to help. Sanjouin said that he needed the Silver Crystal. Naru didn't know what the Silver Crystal was. Then she remembered one crystal that her mother showed her, which sparkled with a silver color. Naru asked Sanjouin to wait and ran back home. Naru stole the crystal from the safe in her mother's store and ran out.

Usagi and Luna were on their way to Naru's house. Luna told Usagi to go see Naru, but Usagi really didn't want to go. Then they ran into Naru's mother. Usagi and Luna ran to the park.

Naru gave the crystal to Sanjouin. Sanjouin tested the crystal, but his Black Crystal didn't respond. Naru became happy that she did something to help out Sanjouin. Then the Black Crystal started responding, as Naru started glowing. Sanjouin thought that he had to investigate Naru some more and was going to take her somewhere.

Then Sailor Moon appeared. Sailor Moon told Naru that Sanjouin was Nephrite, and from the Dark Kingdom. Naru couldn't believe it. Then Sanjouin blasted Sailor Moon. Sailor Moon started crying, as she fell down and tried to avoid the attacks. Sanjouin used his "starlight attack". But Sailor Moon escaped.

Just as Sanjouin was going to attack again, Sailor Mercury and Sailor Mars came. They attacked Sanjouin with Sabão Spray and Fire Soul. But Sanjouin jumped out of the way. Then Sailor Moon used Moon Tiara Action". It was heading right toward Sanjouin. Then Naru ran in front of Sanjouin to protect him. Naru said, "I'll protect him."

Then Sailor Moon quickly said, "Please stop," and the tiara stopped just before Naru. The Sailor Senshi told Naru to get out of the way. But Naru didn't and said, "I'll give my life to protect him. Because I love him."

Then the Black Crystal started flashing. The youma appeared and tried to steal the Black Crystal, thinking it was the Silver Crystal. Sanjouin blasted the youma to protect Naru. Then the youma and Sanjouin fought. Sailor Moon used the moon tiara action and killed the youma.

Sanjouin gave back the crystal that Naru had brought, as it wasn't the Silver Crystal. The Sailor Senshi tried to make Sanjouin think more about Naru, and not use her. But Sanjouin said, "The world will be in the hands of the Dark Kingdom if they get the Silver Crystal," and left.


Changes From the Manga

Dub Changes

  • In the English dub of this episode, Molly called Nephlite by his real name when she did not know what it was yet. In the original, she called him by his pseudonym, Sanjouin.
  • The scene where Zoisite and Kunzite were having a conversation was completely cut from the Korean dub.

First Appearances


  • This episode showed for the first time that Moon Tiara Action could be aborted in mid-flight.


Naru protects Sanjouin.

Usagi Swimsuit Concept 23
Design for Usagi's swimsuit. This design never made it into the episode, however, Usagi can be seen wearing it on official merchandise.

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