Sailor Moon Crystal Act 4: Let’s Dance Like It’s 1992

The technology in Sailor Moon astounds me. It has portable supercomputers and a database that has personal info of virtually anyone. Remember, this was made in the early 90's, yet our technology is far behind their's.

The technology in Sailor Moon astounds me. It has portable supercomputers and a database that has personal info of virtually anyone. Remember, this was made in the early 90’s, yet our technology is far behind their’s.

Princess D of the Kingdom of D is hosting a dance party to reveal the kingdom’s legendary treasure. Assuming that she could be the princess they’re looking for and the treasure being the Legendary Silver Crystal, the Sailor Guardians, the Dark Kingdom and Tuxedo Mask decide to crash the party.

Umino and Princess D has the same nerdy glasses. I'm pretty sure it's just a coincidence.

Umino and Princess D has the same nerdy glasses. I’m pretty sure it’s just a coincidence.

Nephrite awakens the Youma within Princess D in an attempt to get the secret treasure, forcing the Guardians to stop her. Usagi’s transformation is brought to an abrupt stop when she realizes that her tiara was lost in the previous fight. But through her interaction with Tuxedo Mask during the dance party, she then gains a new, more powerful one to replace it. This tiara can draw power from the moon to create a concentrated beam to destroy evil spirits. However, it turns out Princess D wasn’t the princess they’re looking for, making this whole ballroom blitz mostly worthless. Meanwhile, Usagi dozes off somewhere and Tuxedo Mask decides to give the sleeping beauty a kiss. Usagi mentions that this sensation feels familiar, somehow. Luna questions whether Tuxedo Mask is their friend or foe, but he leaves without telling much about why he’s looking for the Silver Crystal.

As it turns out, unlike the manga where he kicked the bucket, Jadeite appears alive and well. In fact, this is the first time the Four Kings of Heaven, Queen Beryl’s elite subordinates, are grouped together all at once. Aside from that, and Usagi’s Moonblast tiara, this episode mostly was the same as Episode 22 of the original anime. This episode’s animation was surprising better than the previous two, except for one moment late in the episode.

Man, look at those body shapes. It's like Toei can't seem to pull of an hourglass figure just right.

Man, look at those body shapes. It’s like Toei can’t seem to pull of an hourglass figure just right.

Oh, by the way, it turns out we all misread the episode schedule apparently. Episodes don’t air biweekly as we thought. Actually, they air every first and third Saturday of the month, meaning the gap between Episodes 4 and 5 will be three weeks instead of two.

Yeah, but apparently it takes three weeks to get here...

Yeah, but apparently it takes three weeks to get here…

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