Sailor Moon is a worldwide phenomenon that began in the early ’90s. It started as a manga series written by Naoko Takeuchi, which was later adapted into an anime series.

The manga is published in Japan by Kodansha (full name: Kobunsha Co., Ltd.) in their monthly manga anthology, Nakayoshi. It began its run in May 1991 and had been running ever since. The anime, produced by Toei Animation, aired from 1992 to 1997 with 200 episodes plus three movies (one of which is a remake) and two short specials. The anime was shown on TV Asahi in Japan and dubbed into English by DIC Entertainment for North American distribution. This dubbing company also dubbed the Sailor Moon video games (yes, there are several games).

The characters were designed by Takeuchi Naoko, while the storyline was created by a team of writers including Takeshi Kanda (author of works such as Key Hunter), Mariko Mochizuki (author of works such as Sukeban Deka), and Toshio Masuda (author of works such as Devil Hunter Yohko).

Sailor Moon Plot

The main character of the series is a 14-year-old girl named Usagi Tsukino (nicknamed Sailor Moon). She lives with her mother and father in a typical Tokyo apartment building. Usagi has lots of friends, including Ami Mizuno, Rei Hino, Makoto Kino, Minako Aino (who later becomes Sailor Venus), and Luna. Usagi is not popular at her school, but she does have a few friends. Her best friend is Naru Osaka. Naru’s brother, Umino, is crazy about Sailor Moon too.

Usagi and her friends have many typical teenage problems, plus the fact that they must fight evil. This evil comes in the form of an alien called Metalia. Metalia is looking for humans to infest and turn into her kind. She has been able to find only a few humans, though, because Sailor Moon and her friends are excellent fighters. But one day, they find out that Usagi’s classmates, Ami, Rei, Makoto, and Minako, are also Sailor Senshi (Sailor Scouts). They include Sailor Mercury (Ami), Sailor Mars (Rei), Sailor Jupiter (Makoto), and Sailor Venus (Minako). Now the four girls who make up the Sailor Senshi have a much better chance at defeating Metalia!

These monsters attack Tokyo every once in a while, so it’s up to the girls to stop them. While fighting these monsters, the Senshi learn about their pasts as well as their future destinies.

How Much Filler is in Sailor Moon?

Filler episodes are episodes that Toei Animation and Bandai created to use in the place of actual episodes. They can be anywhere from 15 minutes to 45 minutes long, and they can be found among the 200 or so episodes of the original anime.

There are a total of 50% filler episodes in the Sailor Moon anime series.

Quick Filler & Canon Lists

Canon Episodes

1, 8, 10, 13-14, 19, 22-25, 33-36, 42, 44-46, 60-62, 68, 70-77, 81-88, 90-93, 101-103, 105-106, 109-113, 115, 119-126, 128, 130, 133, 135, 143, 148-150, 158, 160-174, 179-182, 187-191, 193-200

Filler Episodes

2-7, 11-12, 15-18, 20-21, 26-32, 37-41, 43, 47-59, 63-67, 69, 78-80, 89, 94-100, 104, 107-108, 114, 116-118, 127, 129, 131-132, 134, 136-142, 144-147, 151-157, 159, 175-178, 183-186, 192

Complete Filler List

#Episode TitleTypeAired
1The Crybaby: Usagi's Beautiful TransformationCanon03/07/1992
2Punsihment Awaits: the House of Fortune is the Monster MansionFiller03/14/1992
3A Mysterious Sleeping Illness: Protect the Girls in LoveFiller03/21/1992
4Learn How to Be Skinny from UsagiFiller03/28/1992
5Scent of a Monster: Chanela Will Steal Your LoveFiller04/11/1992
6Protect the Melody of Love: Usagi Plays CupidFiller04/18/1992
7Usagi Learns Her Lesson: Becoming a Star is Hard WorkFiller04/25/1992
8The Girl Genius is a Monster: The Brainwashing Cram School of HorrorCanon05/02/1992
9Usagi's Disaster: Beware the Clock of ConfusionFiller05/09/1992
10The Cursed Bus: Enter Mars, the Guardian of FireCanon05/16/1992
11Usagi vs. Rei: Nightmare in Dream LandFiller05/23/1992
12I Want a Boyfriend: The Luxury Cruise Ship is a TrapFiller05/30/1992
13Girls Unite: The End of JadeiteMostly Canon06/06/1992
14A New Enemy Appears: Nephrite's Evil CrestMostly Canon06/13/1992
15Usagi's Panic: Rei's First DateFiller06/20/1992
16A Girl's Dream: Usagi Becomes a BrideFiller06/27/1992
17Usagi's a Model: The Flash of the Monster CameraFiller07/04/1992
18Shingo's Love: The Grieving DollFiller07/11/1992
19Usagi's Joy: A Love Letter from Tuxedo MaskCanon07/25/1992
20The Summer, the Beach, Youth, and GhostsFiller08/01/1992
21Protect the Children's Dreams: Friendship Through AnimeFiller08/08/1992
22Romance Under the Moon: Usagi's First KissCanon08/15/1992
23Wish Upon a Star: Naru's First LoveMostly Canon08/22/1992
24Naru's Tears: Nephrite Dies for LoveMostly Canon08/29/1992
25Jupiter, the Powerful Girl in LoveCanon09/05/1992
26Restore Naru's Smile: Usagi's FriendshipFiller09/12/1992
27Crushing on Ami: The Boy Who Can See the FutureFiller10/10/1992
28The Painting of Love: Usagi and Mamoru Get CloserFiller10/17/1992
29Total Chaos: The Messy Love RectangleFiller10/24/1992
30Grandpa Loses Control: Rei in DangerFiller10/31/1992
31Love and Chased: Luna's Worst Day EverFiller11/07/1992
32Umino's Resolve: I'll Protect NaruFiller11/14/1992
33Enter Venus, the Last GuardianCanon11/21/1992
34The Shining Silver Crystal: The Moon Princess AppearsCanon11/28/1992
35Returning Memories: Usagi and Mamoru's PastCanon12/05/1992
36Usagi's Confusion: Is Tuxedo Mask Evil?Mostly Canon12/12/1992
37Let's Become a Princess: Usagi's Bizarre TrainingFiller12/19/1992
38The Snow, the Mountains, Friendship, and MonstersFiller12/26/1992
39Paired with a Monster: Mako, the Ice-Skating QueenFiller01/09/1993
40The Legendary Lake Yokai: The Bond of Usagi's FamilyFiller01/16/1993
41I Won't Run Away from Love Anymore: Ami vs. MamoruFiller01/23/1993
42Sailor Venus's Past: Minako's Tragic PastMostly Canon01/30/1993
43Usagi Abandoned: The Falling-Out of the Sailor GuardiansFiller02/06/1993
44Usagi's Awakening: A Message from the Distant PastCanon02/13/1993
45Death of the Sailor Guardians: The Tragic Final BattleCanon02/20/1993
46Usagi's Eternal Wish: A Brand New LifeCanon02/27/1993
47Moon Revived! The Mysterious Aliens AppearFiller03/06/1993
48For Love and Justice! A Sailor Guardian Once AgainFiller03/13/1993
49For Whom is the White Rise? Moonlight Knight AppearsFiller03/20/1993
50Usagi's Crisis: The Moon Tiara Doesn't WorkFiller04/10/1993
51A New Transformation: Usagi Powers UpFiller04/17/1993
52Targeted Kindergarten Kids: Venus's Great PerformanceFiller04/24/1993
53Mamoru and Usagi's Babysitting MayhemFiller05/01/1993
54The Culture Fest is for Me? Queen Rei Sings with PassionFiller05/08/1993
55Is Seijuro the Moonlight Knight? Mako Falls in LoveFiller05/22/1993
56Steal Mamoru's Kiss! An's Snow White StrategyFiller05/29/1993
57Be Careful After School: Usagi is a TargetFiller06/05/1993
58The Lovers' Hearts Disagree: The Angry Doom TreeFiller06/12/1993
59True Love Awakens: The Angry Doom TreeFiller06/19/1993
60An Angel? A Devil? Mysterious Girl from the SkyCanon06/26/1993
61Huge Shock for Usagi: Mamoru Declares a Break UpCanon07/03/1993
62The Friendship of the Sailor Guardians: Goodbye, AmiMostly Canon07/10/1993
63Women Should be Strong and Beautiful: Rei's Killer New MoveFiller07/24/1993
64In Search of the Silver Crystal: Chibiusa's SecretFiller07/31/1993
65Dispute Over Love: Minako and Makoto Face OffFiller08/14/1993
66Usagi's Parental Love: A Curry Triangle RelationshipFiller08/21/1993
67The Ocean! The Island! A Vacation! A Break for the Sailor GuardiansFiller08/28/1993
68Protect Chibiusa: The Clash of the 10 WarriorsCanon09/11/1993
69Awaken, Sleeping Beauty: Mamoru's DistressFiller09/25/1993
70A Battle of the Flames of Love: Mars vs. KoanMostly Canon10/02/1993
71For Friendship: Ami and Berthier ClashMostly Canon10/16/1993
72Cold-Hearted Rubeus: The Four Sisters of SorrowCanon10/30/1993
73A UFO Appears: The Sailor Guardians are AbductedCanon11/06/1993
74Defeat Rubeus: A Battle in SpaceCanon11/13/1993
75A Mysterious New Guardian: Pluto AppearsCanon11/20/1993
76Magical Power of Darkness: Emeraude's InvasionMostly Canon12/04/1993
77Our Feelings are the Same: Usagi and Mamoru in Love Once AgainCanon12/11/1993
78Venus Minako's Nurse MayhemFiller12/18/1993
79Artemis's Adventure: The Evil Animal KingdomFiller12/25/1993
80Terrifying Illusion: Ami All AloneFiller01/08/1994
81Dark Gate Completed: A Grade School in DangerMostly Canon01/15/1994
82A Journey to the Future: Battle in the Space-Time CorridorCanon01/22/1994
83The Shocking Future: Dimande's Dark AmbitionCanon01/29/1994
84Wiseman's Evil Hand: Chibiusa DisappearsCanon02/05/1994
85The Birth of Black Lady, Queen of DarknessCanon02/12/1994
86Saphir Dies: Wiseman's TrapCanon02/19/1994
87Believe in Love and the Future: Usagi's DeterminationCanon02/26/1994
88The Final Battle Between Love and Darkness: Love Sworn to the FutureCanon03/05/1994
89Usagi and the Girls' Resolve: Prelude to a New BattleFiller03/12/1994
90Premonition of World's End? The Appearance of Mysterious New GuardiansCanon03/19/1994
91The Rod of Love is Born Again: Usagi's New TransformationMostly Canon03/26/1994
92A Beautiful Boy: The Secret of Haruka TenouCanon04/16/1994
93Usagi's Idol: The Graceful Genius MichiruMostly Canon04/23/1994
94Protect the Pure Heart: A Three-Way BattleFiller04/30/1994
95Leave it to the Moon for Love AidFiller05/07/1994
96Cold-Hearted Uranus: Makoto in TroubleFiller05/14/1994
97The Labyrinth of Water: Ami the TargetedFiller05/21/1994
98Save Friends: Moon and Uranus Join ForcesFiller05/28/1994
99The Kindness of a Man: Yuichiro, Heartbroken by Rei?Filler06/18/1994
100Retire from the Sailor Guardians? Minako's ConcernsFiller06/25/1994
101Usagi in Tears! Glass Slippers for Her BirthdayMostly Canon07/02/1994
102The Pure Heart Stolen: Usagi's Biggest CrisisMostly Canon07/16/1994
103The Arrival of the Tiny Pretty GuardianCanon08/06/1994
104Seeking Friends: Chibi Moon's ActionsFiller08/20/1994
105Wanting More Power: Mako's Lost PathCanon08/27/1994
106The Bond of Destiny: The Distant Days of UranusCanon09/03/1994
107Art is an Explosion of Love: Chibiusa's First LoveFiller09/10/1994
108Usagi's Dance, in Time to WaltzFiller09/17/1994
109A Time of Shock: True Identities Revealed to One AnotherMostly Canon09/24/1994
110Death of Uranus and Neptune?! The Talismans AppearCanon10/15/1994
111The Grail's Divine Power! Moon's Double TransformationCanon10/22/1994
112Who is the True Messiah? Chaos of Light and DarknessCanon11/05/1994
113A House Full of Evil Presence: The Secret of the Beautiful Girl, HotaruCanon11/12/1994
114Crazy for Celebrities: Mimete in DoubtFiller11/19/1994
115The Shadow of Silence: The Pale Glimmer of a FireflyMostly Canon11/26/1994
116Sunny Skies After a Storm: A Friendship Dedicated to HotaruFiller12/03/1994
117Higher, Stronger! Cheers by UsagiFiller12/10/1994
118The Battle in a Demonic Dimension: The Sailor Guardians' BetFiller12/17/1994
119Awakening of the Messiah of Silence? Stars of DestinyCanon12/24/1994
120Invasion from an Alternate Dimension: The Mystery of Mugen AcademyCanon01/07/1995
121A Mystic Flower that Steals Hearts: The Third Witch, TeluluCanon01/14/1995
122Believe in Love: Ami, a Kind-Hearted GuardianCanon01/21/1995
123Shadows of Destruction: The Awakening of the Messiah of SilenceCanon01/28/1995
124The Horror of the Approaching Shadow: Eight Guardians in a Tough BattleCanon02/04/1995
125A Bright Shooting Star: Saturn, and the MessiahCanon02/11/1995
126A New Life! Time for Separation of the Destined StarsCanon02/18/1995
127Self-Awareness as a Guardian: Strength Lies in the Pure HeartFiller02/25/1995
128Meeting of Fate: The Night Where a Pegasus FliesCanon03/04/1995
129Super Transformations Again! Pegasus's PowerFiller03/11/1995
130Protect a Mother's Dream! The New Attack for Double MoonCanon03/18/1995
131Capture the Pegasus: The Amazons' TrapFiller03/25/1995
132A Couple Made for Each Other: Usagi and Mamoru's LoveFiller04/15/1995
133Artemis's Affair?! A Mysterious Kitten AppearsCanon04/29/1995
134Makoto's Friendship: A Girl Who Adores a PegasusFiller05/13/1995
135Hearts that Communicate: Chibiusa and PegasusCanon05/20/1995
136Protect Mamoru: Jealousy of Usagi the NinjaFiller05/27/1995
137Forest of Illusion: Invitation of a Beautiful FairyFiller06/03/1995
138Drive to Heaven: Love Riding on the Car of DreamsFiller06/10/1995
139Try for the Best of Japan: The Worries of a Beautiful Girl SwordsmanFiller06/17/1995
140Love Those Minis: The Fashionable GuardiansFiller07/01/1995
141Storm of Love: Minako's Grand Two-Timing PlanFiller07/08/1995
142Mansion of Secrets: The Menu of Love to YouFiller07/15/1995
143Time to Believe in Pegasus: The Super Transformations of the Four GuardiansCanon07/22/1995
144Sparkling Summer Days: Ami, the Girl in the Ocean BreezeFiller08/12/1995
145Aim for the Prima: Usagi's BalletFiller08/19/1995
146Holiday in Juban City: A Carefree PrincessFiller08/26/1995
147The Fated Partner? Makoto's InnocenceFiller09/02/1995
148Shadows of the Great Evil: The Trio is CorneredCanon09/23/1995
149Mirror of Dreams: Amazons' Final StageCanon10/21/1995
150Amazoness! Nightmare from Behind the MirrorCanon10/28/1995
151True Power Explodes: Ami's Song of the HeartFiller11/04/1995
152Burning Passion: Mars's Furious Deadly AttackFiller11/11/1995
153A Dentist of Terror? PallaPalla's HouseFiller11/18/1995
154Confrontation in Dreams: Minako and Makoto's Broken FriendshipFiller11/25/1995
155Over the Fear: Jump to FreedomFiller12/02/1995
156Don't Lose Your Dreams: The Truth-Reflecting MirrorFiller12/09/1995
157Pegasus is Gone?! Swinging FriendshipsFiller12/16/1995
158The Secret of Pegasus: The Handsome Guardian of the Dream WorldCanon12/23/1995
159Chibiusa's Little Rhapsody of LoveFiller01/13/1996
160Dream to be an Adult: The Amazoness' BewildermentCanon01/20/1996
161Coming Terror: The Dark Queen's Evil ApproachCanon01/27/1996
162The Center of the Darkness: Dead Moon CircusCanon02/03/1996
163Labyrinth of Mirrors: Chibi Moon CapturedCanon02/10/1996
164The Golden Crystal Appears: Nehellenia's SpellCanon02/17/1996
165Time for the Crystal to Shine: Beautiful Power of DreamsCanon02/24/1996
166Dreams Forever: Light Throughout the SkyCanon03/02/1996
167Resurrection of the Queen of Darkness: When Scattered Flowers Create NightmaresCanon03/09/1996
168Saturn Awakens! The 10 Guardians GatherCanon03/23/1996
169Mirror's Magic Curse: Mamoru Caught in a NightmareCanon04/13/1996
170Hardships of a Warrior: Sailor Guardians' Night of DestinyCanon04/20/1996
171Hell Demon Battle: Love Will PrevailCanon04/27/1996
172Love and Moon Power: The End of the NightmareCanon05/04/1996
173Meetings and Farewells: The Stars of Destiny TurnoverCanon05/11/1996
174New Transfer Students: Storm's BeginCanon05/18/1996
175Aim to be an Idol: Minako's AmbitionFiller05/25/1996
176Fighter's True Form: A Super Shocking TransformationFiller06/08/1996
177Entrusting Dreams and Romance to the Stars: Taiki's TransformationFiller06/15/1996
178Luna Saw It?! Idol Yaten's True FaceFiller06/22/1996
179Enemies? Allies? Starlights and the Sailor GuardiansCanon06/29/1996
180The Brightness of the Calling Stars: Haruka and Company into the WarCanon07/13/1996
181Seiya and Usagi's Heart-Pounding DateCanon07/20/1996
182Invasion from Space: Seiren Comes Flying InCanon08/03/1996
183The Scream of Dead Souls: The Mystery of Terror CampFiller08/10/1996
184A Night Just for Us: Usagi's PinchFiller08/17/1996
185Taiki Sings with Excellence: A Believing Heart Carried by a SongFiller08/31/1996
186The Mystery of Chibi Chibi? The Big Noisy ChaseFiller09/07/1996
187The Power of a Shining Star: Chibi Chibi's TransformationCanon09/14/1996
188An Invitation to Terror: Usagi's Night FlightCanon10/12/1996
189Torn Between Duty and Friendship: Confrontation Among the Sailor GuardiansCanon10/19/1996
190Truth Revealed: Seiya and Company's PastCanon10/26/1996
191When a Light Butterfly Dances in the Air: Premonition of a New WaveCanon11/09/1996
192Straight to Your Dream: Idol Minako is Born?Filler11/16/1996
193The Silver Crystal is Stolen! The Fireball Princess AppearsCanon11/30/1996
194Holy War in the Galaxy: Sailor Wars LegendCanon12/07/1996
195The Fireball Princess Dies Out! Galaxia DescendsCanon12/14/1996
196When the Galaxy Perishes: The Sailor Guardians' Final BattleCanon01/11/1997
197Ruler of the Galaxy! Galaxia's ThreatCanon01/18/1997
198Disappearing Stars! The End of Uranus and NeptuneCanon01/25/1997
199The Light of Hope! Final Battle for the GalaxyCanon02/01/1997
200Usagi's Love! Moonlight Lights Up the GalaxyCanon02/08/1997

List of filler episodes for Sailor Moon in chronological order – Learn if it is worth watching

Episode 2: A Mysterious Sleeping Illness: Protect the Girls in Love

This episode is a very short filler episode, set within the first season. It is a story focusing on Naru and Usagi. The episode begins with the girls in class talking about eternal sleep, which causes people to fall into a coma-like state, including Ms. Haruna and Naru. The girls wonder what has happened to Ms. Haruna and why she is so sleepy, while Umino suggests that it could be something to do with the curse of Eternal Sleep.

Ms Haruna goes missing from the school, causing much concern for her students; however they soon find out that she has fallen asleep during a meeting with her teacher, Ms Kino. Usagi then suggests that they go visit her to see how she is doing at home. While visiting Ms Haruna at home, Usagi decides to try and help her by waking her up; unfortunately this causes her to react violently and makes everyone believe that she is possessed by a demon or an evil spirit; however it turns out that Ms Haruna has fallen asleep because of a sleeping sickness called Sleeping Beauty Syndrome (SBS).

The episode ends when Luna wakes up Naru after she falls asleep over Usagi’s lap during class time!

This is a very short filler episode, which basically explains what SBS is, and how it effects people. It also allows the viewer to see more of Naru’s character, and how she acts when she isn’t with Usagi, Minako, Ami or Rei. I also found this episode very interesting to watch as it was based on the popular story, Sleeping Beauty (or in Japan, Jorougumo).

I found that this episode was actually really funny at times; for example when Usagi tries to wake up Ms. Haruna by shouting at her, and she reacts violently and kicks her in the face! I also really liked how Naru acted towards Usagi in this episode, she seems very caring towards her and looks after her a lot more than she does with the others.

I would recommend watching this filler episode as it is only about 20 minutes long and it does add a little bit more to the plot of the series.

Episode 4: Learn How to Be Skinny from Usagi

Ami, Rei and Makoto visit a gym with Usagi to check out a new weight-loss program that’s so popular that they have to get there at 6am to secure a spot. The first ten minutes of the episode is a montage of people trying to lose weight by working out.

Ami, Rei and Makoto arrive at the gym, where the trainer demonstrates how special brain wave headphones are supposed to make you lose your appetite by emitting brain waves that will send you into a state of extreme hunger. They try it out on Mars, but it doesn’t work for her. She just wants food. The girls then go into an explanation about how difficult it is to control your eating because the brain controls everything in your body.

This is a filler episode because it’s a long drawn out and slow paced episode. They could have summarized this episode into a five minute segment. Instead, they decided to stretch out the plot by having about ten minutes of the girls talking about brain waves and how they’re supposed to make you lose your appetite.

For example, the girls could have demonstrated how the brain waves worked by having Ami wear the headphones and eat a slice of pizza. Then Rei would ask her if she feels hungry, and she would answer, “no”. It would have made for a much more interesting episode.

Episode 5: Scent of a Monster: Chanela Will Steal Your Love

Usagi and Luna meet a couple of new friends when the Chanella hypnotize them into buying them. While the rest of the Sailor Senshi go to find out more about this strange new creature, Luna goes to the pet store in search for a cure for Shingo and Mika’s addiction. The owner of the pet store has a theory that the Chanella can only be defeated by an even stronger scent, that of another animal. Luna brings back a rabbit and uses it to weaken the Chanella’s power, allowing her to free everyone from their hypnosis.

This episode is filler because it is unnecessary to develop any character or plot line. It is completely laughable and has no merit whatsoever when you aren’t watching it with children. This episode doesn’t even belong in the same time slot as Sailor Moon. The only reason why this episode is canon is because of the Sailor Moon R movie. But that was made after the show ended. This episode was made to be the original filler episode of Sailor Moon, before it got taken over by the monster of all anime filler, Sailor Moon R.

Episode 6: Protect the Melody of Love: Usagi Plays Cupid

Usagi is sitting in the park listening to a tape that Mamoru gave her. It is a demo tape for a music producer who is looking for new musicians. She gets bored with it and starts doodling on her album with a pen. Luna walks up behind her and asks if she has finished listening to the music, but Usagi hasn’t because the sound of the music is getting distorted every time there’s some kind of static on the tape.

Luna asks what she’s been doing and Usagi shows her the pen drawing she created on the cover of the CD. Luna thinks it looks horrible and reminds Usagi that this CD is going to be sold to people who will listen to it. Usagi tells her that the picture of roses on the cover was bothering her, so she decided to doodle over it. Luna thinks that its better and tells Usagi that she should show this drawing to Mamo-chan when he comes by later.

This is a filler episode because the video is an idea that was created for a filler episode. In the original Sailor Moon anime, there were episodes that were created solely to promote merchandise, or in this case, a CD.

It would have been better if they had included some original animation for this episode because it would have made it less boring and could have given the viewer more of a reason to watch it. They could have at least put Usagi listening to the tape in another room so that they didn’t have her just sitting there staring at the tape player when they first show it. As shown above in the episode guide, nothing happens up until the scene where Luna talks to Usagi about her doodle.

This filler episode was not very good and it doesn’t even make sense that they would put something like this on TV because people would be able to tell its not an animation but just artwork on top of a CD cover. This is also a type of episode where you can tell what’s going to happen before it even happens because you can see what’s going on as soon as you put on your TV.

Episode 7: Usagi Learns Her Lesson: Becoming a Star is Hard Work

Usagi and Shingo are fighting over the remote. Naru enters, and Shingo accuses her of making his ears bleed with her singing. He leaves, saying he’ll get even with Naru. Usagi feels bad for her friend, and decides to help Naru become a superstar by entering a talent contest, which Naru enjoys.

Umino suggests that Usagi dress as a rabbit for the contest, as the real Mikan is dressed as one on a poster outside of their school. Luna suggests they sing “Moonlight Densetsu” for their act, but Usagi can’t sing well enough to perform it well enough in public. The two decide to make an animal act instead, and Usagi asks Luna if she can be a rabbit while she dances around her. Umino draws a rabbit on Luna so she can be a rabbit.

This is a filler episode, because it was made to make the show more interesting, and also to fill gaps in the storyline. Also, it shows a common problem that Usagi has with her friends, and how she tries to make up for it.

Episode 9: Usagi’s Disaster: Beware the Clock of Confusion

Usagi and Ami notice a clock in the window of a store on their way to school. The clock is running at a faster rate than the normal time. It’s supposed to be 7:00, but Usagi and Ami are late for school. Usagi goes home, where she realizes that her watch has also changed the time. She goes back out to meet Ami, who is growing suspicious about the time change, and they go investigate further. They discover that all of the clocks in town have become fast-running. The girls find themselves unable to determine how much time has passed and realize they are running late for school.

They arrive at school just seconds before class begins, but everyone else is already in their seats and very angry with them for being late again. The teacher asks why they’re late, but Ami doesn’t have an answer for her as she can’t tell if it’s 8:00 or 12:00! She becomes very confused and starts to grow faint; Usagi takes her hand and tries to help her sit down but Ami won’t sit down because she’s afraid she’ll fall asleep since everyone around her is asleep! Usagi asks Umino what time it is but he’s also confused. Usagi wonders why they can’t understand what time it is, and Ami realizes that the clocks are running fast. She asks them to take her to the clock store, and when they do, she realizes that all of the clocks in the store are fast running as well.

This is a filler episode because it does not involve any elements of Sailor Moon. It is used as a bridge between the Dark Kingdom Arc and the Black Moon Arc. This episode doesn’t feature any of the Sailor Scouts, nor does it feature any of the characters from either arc.

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