Monday, September 16, 2019

Star Twinkle Precure Ep 32 Review: Fuwa the Unicorn!

Kirayaba! This is my review of Star Twinkle Precure Ep 32 and Fuwa is now an Unicorn?! 

So seeing the opening has Unicorn Fuwa in it, I am guessing that this is the new status quo until the next major storyline. 

The Star Princesses explained that Fuwa has reached her next form but she lack the power to defeat the Knot Raiders or even restore Yuni's planet. They could only advise the girls to take care of Fuwa well and that's mean a lot of feeding time for Fuwa.

After informing Topper of the Star Princesses' revival, he allow the girls to carry on as Precures and they will assist them for any further attacks by the Knot Raiders. At the same time, Darknest gave Garuouga another chance and he went straight to Earth.

He held onto Fuwa and not thinking it was her, returned back to the girls and claimed he was tricked. (The girls thought he was too dumb to notice)  They went to battle but again Garuouga was too fast and strong for them. 

Garuouga claimed the girls' convection to protect Fuwa was naive compared to what he has faced as he was the only survivor of his planet after a meteorite destroyed his planet leaving him and the other generals to follow Darknest as he tempt them with powers.

But the girls' will and strength argue back to Garuouga as they don't think that protecting Fuwa is a burden but rather she is their friend and they will restore balance back to the universe from Darknest. Fuwa joined in and their feelings awaken a new power- Shiny Twinkle Pen!

The girls were granted a new power up and a new group attack-Precure Star Twinkle Imagination! They defeated Garuouga and out came from his bracelet, an image of Darknest who claimed that Fuwa is a vessel before disappearing with Garuouga.

The girls returned back to the Star Palace who explained they have awaken their new power however they still need to find the legendary item-Twinkle Imagination which the Star Princesses has no idea what is it really. Despite that, Hikaru agreed to find it and bid farewell to Topper, the girls swore to find Twinkle Imagination...

This episode is kinda of a mixed bag for me. One is the Star Princesses are back so no more searching for little pens. But now they have another problem which is finding the legendary item-Twinkle Imagination which no one knew what or where is it. (Although If I want to make a guess, it is probably not a thing but rather the collected ideas of the universe rolled into a small item) So again, a scavenger hunt that will drag on till next Feburary...

Garuouga's back story is the typical tragic Precure villains and no surprise if Darknest was actually responsible for the destruction of the generals' planets in the first place. The girls new power up was a bit disappointing since their new form was only used as a final attack instead of they use their new forms to take on Garuouga. (But because we only have 5 mins of screen time left so they have to wrap everything up quickly)

I felt the Galactic Starscape Alliance are pretty useless since they just watch Garuouga beating up the girls and even claimed they will station near Earth for future attacks. (Even the Galactic Police from Dragonball Super has more guts as they can defend themselves if you have been reading the latest manga chapters of Dragonball Super)

In the end, it is a mixed bag for this episode and it is going to get worse since next episode is about Fuwa trying to help the girls but of course, trouble follow. Until then, see you in the next post!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Star Twinkle Precure Ep 30 & 31 Review: The Final Princess Pen!

Kirayaba! My Desktop is back to normal despite losing some important files (Although I have a backup) but I am guessing all of you are waiting to know what happen next as the Final Princess Pen is found!

My thoughts of Episode 30: The natives from Lala's planet became too dependent on their AI system and when Aiwan hacked into the Mother AI, the natives became too weak to do anything even walking was torture to them but Lala who has learn to be independent all these while, she was able to send a strong message to her family about the over-reliance of AI. 

I was even touched by Lala's AI who risked it's own program to save the girls and was nearly corrupted by Aiwan's hacking however somehow it overcame the hacking and in the end still retained it's memories of the girls and their encounters. As the girls were preparing to head back to Earth, the Galactic Starscape Alliance and its' leader Topper followed them into the wormhole back to Earth...

Episode 31: Topper halted the girls and want them as Precures to join the Alliance. However Elena and Madoka declined as they have personal commitments and returned home. Later Hikaru brought Onigiri as a sign of friendship to Topper. (I thought Doughnuts was the Universal Language of Friendship?)

Topper invited Hikaru and Fuwa to his ship and he explained that he failed to protect the Star Princesses when they were attacked and he want Hikaru (which he think she is the leader) to help them since it is everyone's responsibilities to protect the galaxy. 

Suddenly Garuouga appeared and wanted to abduct Fuwa and the Princess Pens. Hikaru transformed and Garuouga teleport both of them to the surface of the Moon and they continued battling. Kappard has also arrived as he was chasing after the Pisces Princess Pen and Garuouga caught the pen. 

Cure Star tried to take on Garuouga but he was too strong for her. Fuwa managed to create a wormhole for the other girls to join the battle. But even using Rainbow Splash and Southern Cross Shot was not enough to take down Garuouga.

Suddenly Garuouga's powers started to weaken and Cure Star managed to snatch back the Pisces Princess Pen and fire a Pisces Star Punch. Garuouga and Kappard retreated and the girls revived the Pisces Princess.

Prunce was in tears as all the Star Princesses were revived. They instructed the girls to feed Fuwa a special jelly and a new Princess Key appeared and Fuwa turned into a little Unicorn!?

This episode was more of setting up of the girls' future whether do they accept the Galactic Alliance's offer to protect the universe. Although Topper should have consider that the girls are just teenagers and probably not the right people to consider about. Beside Hikaru isn't the brightest person in the room as she just follow her own feelings and didn't realise that such a matter should be consulted with the rest.

Garuouga finally make his move and I know that he is also relying on Darknest's power to overcome Cure Star which I thought being the number 2 man, he will have a certain level of strength on his own but I probably guess that Darknest is really desperate to collect the Princesses pens and Fuwa. 

Speaking of Fuwa, what has become of her? She became an Unicorn!? So no more puffball Fuwa? As the next episode preview that Fuwa's new form will be important for the girls' new powers. Until then, see you in the next post! (Hopefully no more problems on my desktop after installing Anti-virus software)

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Bad News!

My desktop got corrupted by a virus as such it will take some time to get everything back so there will be a delay for the next Star Twinkle Precure Review.

However I did watched the latest episode and love Lala's AI is the MVP of the episode. One more Princess Pen left and everyone including the Galactic Alliance and the Knot Raiders are after the final pen!

Until then, see you in the next post! (Hopefully it will be sooner than later)

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Star Twinkle Precure Ep 29 Review: Hagoromo Lala-Fugtive Part 1!

Kirayaba! This is my review of Star Twinkle Precure Ep 29 and the girls finally arrived at Lala's home planet Samman!

When they landed on Planet Samman, Lala's superior Kuku arrived and asked Hikaru and company's identifies. Lala's AI pulled a fast one claiming they are space refugees and were hitching a ride on Lala's ship.

Oddly enough, Kuku accepted it claiming the AI was correct. Lala also explained their planet is controlled by a main AI called "Mother" who decided their lives even since they were born. They also met the head of Galactic Starscape Alliance- Topper who is here to award Lala's brother Lolo for the recovery of one of the missing Star Princess Pen. 

Of course, Lolo and his family arrived and the award ceremony was broadcast live throughout the planet. Later Lala introduced her family to her friends and they learn that Lolo is a first class investigator while Lala is a low class investigator who is in charge of space junk. 

Lala brought the girls to a hologram room to relax and Madoka spoke to Lala as she sense Lala was unhappy meeting her family earlier. Lala wished to tell her family that she is a Precure and her adventures but worried that her family might be back off by her actions. Madoka also claimed she is worried of the consequences if she told her father of her being a Precure and what might happen next. But the two girls agreed that they weren't be here today if it wasn't for Hikaru who advised them to search their feelings.

Suddenly Tenjou arrived and stole the Princess pen from Kuku. She turned Kuku into a Knot Trigger and the girls transformed! The girls fought the foot soldiers while Cure Milky take on the Knot Trigger! Cure Milky want to protect her family and planet as such she gave her all and managed to take back the Princess Pen. 

After Cure Cosmos purified the Knot Trigger back to Kuku, he woke up and forgot what happened earlier. He saw Lala was holding the Princess Pen and a portion of the camera footage showed Tenjou attacking the lab. Kuku immediately accused Lala of stealing the Princess Pen and issued a warrant for her arrest. The girls including Lala has no choice but to flee while Aiwan is watching everything that is unfolded...

I know you and me have the same thinking when we saw that Planet Samman is operated by a main AI called "Mother" which brought back thoughts of Fresh Precure's Setsuna home world where Mebius ruled the world with an iron first and I won't be surprised if "Mother" went all Skynet and turned Planet Samman into a living hell. (Which apparently that what happen when Aiwan hacked the system next episode)

I kinda of understand that Lala was worried to break the news to her family that she abandoned her duties (Which she should, I mean who investigate Space Junks?) and choose to become a Precure. But then she and Madoka and maybe all the girls probably agreed that Hikaru has influenced them and their lives was filled with excitement and adventures! I also think that Lala's AI also choose to lie to Kuku about the girls' identifies which I am thinking that her AI is also influenced to make it's own choice. 

Lala's family are also a bit weird which they worshipped "Mother" and let it control their lives. Although unintentional, Lolo was insensitive by declaring himself as a first class investigator (which was decided by Mother) and embarrassing Lala's position in front of her friends.  

The fight animation especially Lala's expressions was pretty good and her giving her all is similar to last week's episode of Cure Soleli and Cure Selene who displayed pushing their limits to protect Flare the Alien Engineer. Maybe the key to defeating Darkness is "Go beyond plus Ultra?" 

Although I facepalmed that Kuku immediately accused Lala of stealing the Princess Pen without seeing the whole picture and now everyone is after the girls on Planet Samman! Can the girls clear their name and Aiwan is going to all hacker mode to corrupt Mother! Until then, see you in the next post!