Mon 4 Mar 2013
La-la-la-la One-two-three-four Flyyyyyyyy!
What passes as a chart-topper in the Precure Universe
kevo: I was a little upset we didn’t get Cure Sword’s transformation this week, but to be totally honest I wasn’t expecting it. Cure Sword comes along and easily shows that she is the strongest and most experienced Precure by far, despite being somewhat of an insufferable bitch in civilian form. She will invariably turn and we will all love Makoto, but at the moment I’m not exactly looking for a Makopi figurine.
The biggest thing I took from this episode is how great Rikka’s expressions are. Every time she is on screen. Character of the season.
Usny: Boy, for a famous idol, Makopi kinda sucks at singing on key. I’m not the biggest fan of the singing voice of a certain other idol named Makoto, but at least she can sing. That said, I assume Makopi’s strength is her dancing, if the ending animation is anything to go by. Wait, a brooding, serious idol to whom singing is super important? They’re not in the list of sponsors, but I’m onto you Namco Bandai. I expect all the Precure outfits to be in The iDOLM@STER 3.
And then Precure turned into CSI. Seriously, I’m getting scared by the power Alice exerts. They have access to all surveillance footage from every camera in every building her family owns and has a butler who has the investigative powers of Sherlock Holmes’ and Detective Conan’s love child. Maybe he’s just a huge Makopi fan and used locks of her hair from his personal collection that he keeps in his Makopi shrine to confirm her identity through DNA testing. I wouldn’t doubt that level of creepiness from kevo. Did I say kevo? I meant the butler.
I love how much the show is trying to foreshadow that Makoto’s manager is going to have a bigger role eventually. I mean, the two of them have pretty much the exact same phenotype and the manager has earrings that are– you might want to sit down for this– purple spades.
Who are these villains, by the way? Precure villains usually reside somewhere more ominous, like the Dusk Zone in Futari wa Precure or the Labyrinth dystopia in Fresh Precure. All the Dokidoki villains do during their downtime is lounge around in an abandoned bowling alley. Are they really antagonists, or just The Big Lebowski characters?