In fact, Minako was hiding in the shadows; when she saw Alan and Katarina embrace she realised they'd fallen in love and left, allowing the two to believe she was dead so they could be together. When Katarina heard that Sailor V was operating in Japan again, she came to Japan to find out why Minako hadn't told her she'd survived. However, not long after Katarina met Minako again, Kunzite found her and transformed her into the Youma Papillon. She pursued Minako and, after discovering that she was also Sailor Venus, she attacked her, but Sailor Moon arrived and together they managed to turn Katarina back to normal. Minako explained why she had faked her death and Katarina went back to London, happy to know that Minako was still alive.