Cherry Blossom Time is the fifth episode of Sailor Moon R. It was preceded by VR Madness and followed by Kindergarten Chaos.


Miss Haruna takes Serena's class on a picnic. Melvin saves a spot for Serena, Raye, Lita, Mina, and Molly (particularly Molly).

Alan and Ann summon a Cardian named Racy to drain energy from everyone. Serena transforms into Sailor Moon and tries to use Moon Tiara Magic, but again her tiara loses its power. Racy breaks Sailor Moon's locket, detransforming her. She then sucks Serena and Luna through a portal in the ground.

They fall until the spirit of Queen Serenity appears and restores Serena's locket, giving it more power, changing its appearance from a crescent moon to a star, and changing the transformation to "Moon Crystal Power". Serena and Luna return, and Serena transforms into Sailor Moon. Racy gets Sailor Moon cornered, but Queen Serenity flies by and gives Sailor Moon the Moon Scepter. Sailor Moon used Moon Scepter Elimination to destroy Racy.

Unfortunately, Racy managed to collect a lot of energy for the Doom Tree.


  • First and last appearance of Cardian Racy.
  • Sailor Moon now says Moon Crystal Power to transform.
  • When she makes her first presence with her new powers, Sailor Moon proclaims that she's "back, bold, maybe even beautiful", a reference to the popular CBS Daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.
  • Sailor Moon has the Moon Scepter, which she uses for the Moon Scepter Elimination attack.