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[EPISODE] 141. Storm of Love! Minako’s Grand Two-Timing Plan.

Japanese name: 恋の嵐! 美奈子のフタマタ大作戦
Romanized name: Koi no arashi! Minako no futamata daisakusen

Original Airdate: 7-8-1995

Director: Takuya Igarashi
Writer: Ryota Yamaguchi
Animation Director: Hisashi Kagawa

Synopsis: When Minako tries to date two young men at once, it backfires.



  • There were two monsters-of-the-day: lemures duo Gittanko and Battanko. Their names are a play on a Japanese phrase that describes the motion of a seesaw.
  • The Dead Moon Circus’ target was Minako Aino.
  • A new animated sequence was used for the ending credits, and “‘Rashiku’ ikimasho” replaced “Watashitachi ni naritakute”.
  • The movie that Minako and Hawk’s Eye saw was Gazura. The titular monster looked like Gamera, but roared like Godzilla. The most recent Gamera movie at the time, Gamera: Guardian of the Universe, was was released in Japanese theaters in March of 1995. This episode aired in July of the same year.
  • This was the last appearance of Venus Star Power Make-Up.
  • Crescent Beam, or rather a variation of it, was shown for the last time in the series.
  • Prior to executing her attack, Sailor Venus’ tiara was missing.
  • In the English version (“Double Trouble”), Hawk’s Eye and Tiger’s Eye were given first names - Charlie and Jack respectively. Their Japanese surnames were kept intact.


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[ATTACK] Crescent Beam Shower.

Japanese: クレッセント・ビーム・シャワー
Romaji: Kuressento biimu shawaa

Used by: Sailor Venus
Item required: None
First appearance: Episode 52
Last appearance: Episode 57


  • This was an advanced version of Crescent Beam.
  • After the Makaiju arc, this attack was never seen again in the anime.
  • Sailor Venus performed a similar maneuver in episode 141. However, its name was different.




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[ANIMATION] Hisashi Kagawa.

Starting in episode 14, a very different animation style was introduced to the anime. Kagawa’s designs made the senshi seem petite yet athletic. This could be seen in their thighs, calves and arms. The eyes and foreheads were also bigger than usual. Many animators gave Sailors Moon and Mercury flat heels on their boots, but Kagawa’s episodes seemed to give them longer heels. Moon’s Henshin Brooch was rounded like a sphere whereas other episodes presented it as flat.

There were similarities between Hisashi direction and Katsumi Tamegai’s early style. However, the second animator worked on all five seasons. Kagawa would not be part of the animation staff in Sailor Stars.

Episodes directed: 14, 20, 25, 32 38, 44, 51, 70, 85, 92, 130, 135, 141 & 147.

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