Crescent Beam Shower
Crescent Beam Shower in the anime
|Attack Name:||Crescent Beam Shower|
|Attack Name (kanji/kana):||クレッセント・ビーム・シャワー|
|English Name:||Venus Meteor Shower, Venus Crescent Beam Smash|
|Performed by:||Sailor Venus|
|First Used (anime):||Targeted Kindergarten Kids! Venus' Great Performance|
|First Used (manga):||N/A|
Sailor Venus first used Crescent Beam Shower in episode 52 against the Cardian Gigaros, who had been commanded by Ail and An to steal energy from kindergarten students on their bus rides home. Minako Aino had befriended Mie Sayama, a kindergarten student she had defended against bullies, and ended up riding on her school's bus (along with Usagi in disguise) when it was targeted by Gigaros.
During the battle against Gigaros, Sailor Venus found that her Crescent Beam attack had no effect on the Cardian, leaving her with no way to fight back. But the battle turned in the Senshi's favor when the Moonlight Knight appeared to give her encouragement, reminding her that she should believe in herself, as the kindergarten students already did. Finding her strength, she cast Crescent Beam Shower, weakening Gigaros enough for Sailor Moon to finish the Cardian off and save the children.
To cast Crescent Beam Shower, Sailor Venus would collect energy in her right index finger and release it in the form of a beam, much like she did during Crescent Beam. When she released it, the beam split into multiple beams, which all shot forward toward her enemy.