Sailor Moon Crystal is a remake of the original Sailor Moon television anime series that began airing in Japan in 1992. Unlike the original anime series, Sailor Moon Crystal aims to remain as faithful to the original manga source material as much as possible. While this new series utilizes more modern animation techniques, the character designs try to retain as much of the early 1990s look as it possibly can.
Episode 25 sees Sailor Pluto play a very important role at the beginning of it, but her actions have dire consequences for her. But what Pluto does is a very important plot point because it stops the end of the world and it becomes the catalyst for something very important that happens to Chibi-Usa. The first half of this episode packs quite the emotional punch.
It’s also thanks to Pluto’s actions that everything with the Sailor Guardians and Mamoru seem to be returning to normal. Nemesis tries to taunt Usagi and the others, and this makes Usagi angry enough that she transforms into Sailor Moon. I really liked seeing Usagi’s conviction right before her transformation, because it shows that she’s not unsure of herself and thinks of the welfare and safety of her friends over herself at that particular moment.
But as we see, Sailor Moon can’t take on Nemesis alone because she doesn’t have enough power to counter him. With the help of Mamoru and the other Sailor Guardians, it looks like Nemesis has been defeated. But as the suspense was drawn out, I could tell that they hadn’t succeeded. But when Nemesis attacks, Demande surprises everyone by jumping in front of the group and trying to fight Nemesis himself. Demande had a very selfish reason for trying to save Sailor Moon, since he wanted to be the one to defeat her himself, but at least she and the others were saved for that particular instant. But let’s just say that this isn’t enough to stop Nemesis.
Just like near the end of the previous Sailor Moon Crystal story arc, this episode makes it clear by the end that it’s building up to a major climax to take place in the next episode, which is the final one of this arc. In some respects, what happened in the previous two episodes can be seen as formulaic, since there’s a lot of similarities between details that happened here and details that happened near the end of the previous arc. But there are just enough differences that the similarities don’t immediately jump out unless you start thinking about them.
So all that’s left is one more episode of Sailor Moon Crystal, and then the series will be finished for the time being. It sounds like there’s supposed to be more Sailor Moon Crystal at some point in the future, so I’ll be curious to see how the next episode will end. Will it simply bring about a conclusion to this arc, or will it possibly hint at what could be coming in the future?