Plot: Usagi’s little brother Shingo has discovered Luna sleeping in his room. As Shingo hates cats, their parents leave it up to them to figure out if or how Luna can stay with them. Meanwhile, Shingo’s friend introduces him to a new breed of pet called a Chanela (named after Chanel perfume?) a small bunny-like creature that has become insanely popular around town. However, Shingo becomes entranced by the pet as Jadeite is secretly using the animals to suck out the life force of their owners. Can Sailor Moon save her brother?
Breakdown: This is a missing episode in Sailor Moon’s episode list. DiC decided not to dub it for some reason. While watching this, I can assume that it might be because Shingo actually kicks Luna across the room at one point, and Usagi actually slaps her brother, but I’ll probably just say it’s because DiC wanted to get to the introductions of the other Sailor Scouts sooner. Since this episode was pretty much filler as it was focused mostly on Shingo, DiC probably thought it okay to remove it.
I don’t really have much to say about this episode really, except for a few things.
Those Chanela don’t eat and the parents don’t ask why? All living creatures need to eat something, why is no one questioning this?
This is actually one of those rare times that Tuxedo Mask doesn’t appear to save Sailor Moon in the nick of time.
How did Shingo know that Sailor Moon was ‘cute’ unless he saw her face?
I kinda wish Shingo had adopted that stray puppy that he ignored. There was no real reason for putting that scene in there besides making you feel bad for the puppy….
Hey, you know how in some video games the weak spot on a boss will be horrendously apparent? In this episode, the enemy’s weak spot was the base of its tail….and it was flashing white….A big ol’ beacon saying ‘hit me!’
Next up is yet another removed episode where Jadeite uses the power of music to steal energy.