Recap: Sailor Pluto is back, as we saw in the previous episode, and Chibi Moon immediately asks her if she’s real. She answers that she was brought back by Neo Queen Serenity’s power, and Sailor Moon transforms into Serenity in front of the entire group. Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune introduce themselves to her as the Outer Solar System Guardians, and Pluto follows suit.
Setsuna was introduced at the very end of the previous episode, as a student at the Academy. (How is she alive? It is a mystery that may be explained in a future episode.) At the beginning of episode 32, she’s in her lab researching the distorted space around Sankakusu. Sankakusu is looking pretty bad, what with giant dark clouds looming above it and all…
Hey, we’re finally at the episode where we get to see Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus’ transformations!
Recap: As soon as the episode begins, Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus face off with the other Sailor Guardians, insisting that they’re not allies. After Chibimoon remarks that Neptune’s mirror is one of the talismans (since Michiru called it her talisman last episode) the group assumes she’s been causing their bad dreams. Instead of stating if she did cause them one way or another, Sailor Uranus performs a World Shaking at the group to get them to go away. It works. We don’t see exactly what happens, as the scene changes, but the main group is physically unharmed when we see them again. They’re mostly angry that Uranus attacked them, but Moon really wants to know if they’re actually their enemy or not.
Episode 24 ended with Sailor Pluto committing one of the taboo acts she was instructed to never do – to go through the Time Gate. This was done because she sensed something was terribly wrong, and was reassured this was the case by Diana, Chibiusa’s cat. Demande, on the other hand, was about to cause things to go even worse, since he was about to touch the two Legendary Silver Crystals to each other. If that happens, well, everything will die. Literally everything.
Instead of profusely apologizing for being hideously late again, I’m going to very briefly recap the previous episode so you can remember what happened. Chibiusa, now in the form of Black Lady, has finally appeared proper and has Tuxedo Mask brainwashed and working for Wiseman. Sailor Moon, knowing Chibiusa was gone, felt that something was wrong and found her partner and future daughter together right at the end of the episode. Another important note is that Black Lady tried to steal Sailor Moon’s brooch to no avail, and was immediately booted out of the palace; everyone’s outside now, and a confrontation is about to begin.
Toei has really been hit or miss with animation quality lately. I mean this in the most lenient way I possibly can, since no episode has been great with it, but some episodes were better than others. Last episode was pretty lackluster; most mistakes or blunders seemed to be easy fixes, so they’ll probably be edited for future releases and showings (the Blu-rays and TV).
What I’m trying to say is that I don’t expect this episode to be better. My standards are lower than they were when I first started to watch this series, and I’m honestly kind of tired of picking on every little thing I see. I don’t do that when I watch Jojo, even though it has some mistakes, too. Those mistakes aren’t as glaring, but they are there; nothing is perfect.
Anyway, that’s enough of that; we’re down to the last five episodes, so let’s get going.