Usagi's Misfortune! Watch Out for the Rushing Clocks

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Luna brings the suspicious clock for analysis
Original Episode
Name (Kanji/kana): うさぎの災難! あわて時計にご用心
Name (Romaji): Usagi no Sainan! Awate Dokei ni Goyoujin
Name (Translated): Usagi's Misfortune! Watch Out for the Rushing Clocks
Name (Viz Dub): Usagi’s Disaster: Beware of the Clock of Confusion
Episode Number: 9
Director: Harume Kosaka
Writer: Katsuyuki Sumizawa
Animation Director: Akira Nakamura
Air Date: May 9, 1992
Previous Episode: Is the Genius Girl a Youma? Brainwashing School of Terror
Next Episode: Cursed Buses! Fire Senshi Mars Appears
First English Dub Episode
Name: Time Bomb
Number: 6
Company: DiC
Air Date: September 18, 1995
Previous Episode: Computer School Blues
Next Episode: An Uncharmed Life

The Dark Kingdom creates chaos in Tokyo by distributing cursed clocks that alter the time perception of their owners.


Queen Beryl is distressed to hear that a second Sailor Senshi has appeared. In response, Jadeite comes up with a plan to increase the energy given out by humans by making them more stressed.

Usagi takes Ami on a shopping trip. They see a new shop, Clock Look, selling discounted clocks. Usagi sees an alarm clock that looks like Luna, and wants to buy it, since she is always late for school. Unfortunately, she doesn't have enough money, so Ami offers to call for her each morning in the future.

When Usagi gets home, her mother has bought the clock for her, as well as others for the house. Luna resents being compared to the clock, but Usagi is delighted with it. That night, Luna sees the clock begin to glow.

Ami calls for Usagi in the morning, but finds she has already left. Usagi's whole family is behaving strangely, and the same is true at school. Half of Usagi's class have already arrived by 8am, and Usagi has already eaten her lunch. Haruna grows impatient and leaves, followed by the students.

Luna finds Ami, and shows her Usagi's clock. She gives her a mini-supercomputer to help with the analysis. When they open the clock, a beam of energy escapes and they discover that there is no mechanism inside it.

As the city descends into chaos, Jadeite and his Youma Ramua gather the energy of the populace in a giant clock. Meanwhile, Ami and Luna find Usagi and head for Clock Look. The hyperactive Usagi is completely under the Youma's spell, and immediately transforms into Sailor Moon. Ami transforms too, and Sailor Moon breaks into the shop with a Moon Tiara Action. She and Sailor Mercury run inside, but the shop front repairs itself, trapping Luna outside.

Sailor Moon and Sailor Mercury follow the Youma into the giant clock, which contains an unstable time field. Mercury uses her computer to find the Youma, but as they confront her, Sailor Moon collapses, her energy depleted. The Youma then freezes time around Sailor Mercury, trapping her. With the Senshi on the verge of defeat, Tuxedo Mask enters the shop and cracks the face of the giant clock. Sailor Moon and Sailor Mercury are freed, and together they kill the Youma. The shop disappears, and the city returns to normal.

Episode trivia[edit]

  • Usagi and Ami were shopping in Tokyo's Harajuku district, which is known for its trendy shops and wild fashions.
  • In the DiC English dub, the scenes showing Serena riding on the bus were flipped so that the bus was on the right side of the road, like in North America, instead of on the left side of the road, like in Japan. However, after the bus crashed into the pole, the scene was not flipped, and the door was on the wrong side of the bus. The scene in which the woman on the bus strangled the bus driver was also cut, though there was a brief glimpse of her getting ready to do so. Also, the 1,000 yen bill in Serena's wallet had the last two zeros erased to make it look like a ten dollar bill and the scene showing Jadeite speaking to Ramua was flipped.


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