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Title: Happiness Charge Precure
Watched: February 2nd, 2014
February 2nd, 2014
Oh. My. Gods, people! This is AWESOME!
How are you all? I went and celebrated New Year’s and I just came back to write this episode 1 review of the new Pretty Cure season.
So, as you may or may not have seen through my Twitter/Facebook page (or even MyAnimeList), I have watched Happiness Charge Precure‘s first episode. And. I. Am. Amazed.
The insect dude, one of the generals, resembles highly one of the insect-like generals from Yes! Pretty Cure 5. [it’s the antennaes…]
The way that the bad guy floats in the air, saying something soothing and then exploding reminds me of Dokidoki Precure, but also Heartcatch Precure, but there are others, I’m sure [take note that I haven’t finished any other series, hahaha].
Which, by the way, I would like to mention that someone said that this season is Heartcatch‘s spiritual successor, and I can agree to it.
= I see it in the character weakness of Cure Princess, which reminds me highly of Cure Blossom.
= I can also see a bit of Cure Marine in Cure Princess, in that they are both blue and that they are both into fashion. [however, Cure Princess‘ blue is characteristic because she manipulates the element of wind, rather than ice or water (which, I will say, is refreshing to know)]
= There are four Precures in both seasons, with the same colour scheme: Cure Lovely and Cure Blossom [pink], Cure Princess and Cure Marine [blue], Cure Honey and Cure Sunshine [yellow] and Cure Fortune and Cure Moonlight [purple].
= In both seasons, the purple Cures are kind of like ‘veterans’ who will not join the main group until they are stronger (I’m predicting this though, so I dunno) [this can also count as a resemblance with Doki Doki Precure, where Cure Sword (also purple), was quite strong to begin with and was a Precure for longer than the others].
= The art style (and derpiness perhaps) is reminiscent of Heartcatch!
= The mascots also remind me A LOT of Shypre and Coffre.
The fact that you can choose a name of Precure for yourself reminds me of Smile Precure.
[from the First Half]
[I love Cure Black‘s appearance]
From the Opening theme, I gather that the Queen Mirage (the main bad girl? Is it me, or is it the first “big bad” who is a woman?) and Blue have a relationship of some kind.
Also, from the Opening theme, did you see that person who was locked inside of a tomb and, Cure Fortune was shown being sad? I think they may be related! Has she lost someone to the bad guys?
Dudes, did you see the cute looking person who doesn’t look like a villain in Queen Mirage‘s court? I wonder if he’ll be a good guy in the end. I can already sense a tiny bit of Setsuna complex to her [I call ‘Setsuna complex’ when a villain eventually turns into a hero in the end (because I watched Fresh Precure first)].
I absolutely ADORE how we already see Cure Princess and Cure Fortune as working Precures [for once, the spotlight is not on the pink Precure (yet)].
This most likely means that, since in Episode 1, we get Cure Lovely‘s introduction to the Precure world, we will see Cure Honey in episode 2 or 3, yes?
I like how fast this is going, and I’m hoping to see more of background information about Cure Fortune and Cure Princess!
I like how the Precures are already known in this world, this saves a lot of trouble of being surprised by the existence of Precures! Also, I love the designs of their outfits, and how they can fly with a bow.
Megumi resembles many of the pink Precures [a lot of Mana, from Doki Doki, because I know Mana likes to help people out, and so does Megumi (and also Love from Fresh)], but I like how she’s very aware of her own weaknesses. I also like what looks like it might be romance with Seiji (but I’m just putting it there for now, that I ship them (I’ll see if I change later)).
Yuu (I’m not sure about her complete name) is going to become the Yellow Precure, Cure Honey, but I hope that she doesn’t become mistreated, like a lot of Yellow Precures. She looks like she supports Megumi a lot, like many of the Yellow Precures.
Anyways, this episode has given me a very good first impression. I haven’t read all of the blogposts about this series and whatever information they released, I didn’t get, but I’m really having high hopes for this season.
Oh, and I really like both Opening and Ending songs (though I have a particular liking to the former). XD
Keep it up, please!
See you all another time! (not sure if I’ll continue making a Happiness Charge review each time, but this series was interesting enough to bring Leafeon back to the franchise (even though she only watched Smile!)
I didn’t spend too much time writing this, just some impressions and remarks that I just needed to put down before I continue doing my assignments. So some things might not be completely accurate, and my opinion might change!