Sunday, August 12, 2018

Hugtto Precure Ep 27 Top 5 Moments: A New Life is Born!

Horray! Horray! This is my review of Hugtto Precure Ep 27 and Hana's teacher, Uchufuji is having the jitters of being a first time father!

No 5: Teach me, Mr Papa!

Uchufuji was behaving strange at the Hugman store as such Hana's father Shintarou approached him and learn that he is worried of taking care of his first born child when he is born. But after seeing Shintarou giving tips to a couple and their baby, Uchuifuji begged him to train him to be a father.

Of course, Shintarou offered him a day to work at the store while Hana, Saya and Homare went to their teacher's home and helped to do the chores for his wife, Yuka.

No 4: The Final Test: Carrying Hug-Tan!

After Harry and Charaleet got into a little squabble, Uchufuji tried to carry Hug-Tan but she cried in his arms however Charalett carried her with ease. Shintarou explained that babies could sense uncomfortableness if carried wrongly. But when Uchufuji protected Hug-Tan from some boxes, she smiled for him.

Shintarou then told Uchufuji that today's work is to prepare him for his fatherhood which he understand now. It was then Yuka felt her baby is about to give birth and Saya accompanied her to the hospital with Uchufuji meeting them there.

No 3: Be Quiet!

New Eyecatch

Be Quiet and Carry a Stick, Cure Ange said so...

The battle with Dr Trauma was kinda of silly since Cure Ange keep reminding everyone including the villains to be quiet outside the hospital where the babies are sleeping. As such everyone couldn't perform sudden movements although I wonder Cure Macherie and Cure Amour's Twin Love Rock Beat is already making so much noise with their guitar music and firing, wouldn't that have disturb all the babies?

No 2: The Value of Life.

During the delivery of the baby, Saya was holding onto Yuka's hand all these while until Uchufuji took over. She could sense how much pain Yuka is going through and when the baby was safely delivered, Saya was touched in tears of the arrival of a new life.

Saya even asked the doctor is it a tough job delivering babies, the doctor replied it might be tough but it is the best job ever. (Maybe Saya might decided to become a doctor after this incident)

No 1: Ruru is Dr Trauma's Creator/Father!?

When Dr Trauma retreated back to the headquarters, Genos asked why he was not taking seriously in the battle, he replied he know what is like to be a father. He then held a photo of himself and Ruru together...

This episode might be a bit deep for children but for older viewers or even parents who are watching with their kids will understand how Uchufuji and Yuka are going through for their first born child. Uchufuji has the signs of anxiety as he is worried if he can be a good father which is why he looked up at Shintarou on his skills of taking care of babies.

But to be honest, everyone has different experiences of taking a baby and it will take a lot of patience, care and love to raise a child. So Ganbare! Uchufuji Sensei! (I now realized that Uchufuji is voiced by Namikawa Daisuke who is famous for playing Narukami Yu of Persona 4 and Yuka is voiced by Nazuka Kaori who voiced Rizu of Maho Tsukai Precure)

Other than a battle which is bit out of the ordinary, the twist at the end was Dr Trauma is Ruru's creator! Although why Ruru did not recognize him the first time she meet him is a question? Maybe Dr Trauma hold a dark secret about Ruru which she doesn't even know.

Overall, it was a heart-warming episode after a two week break. Next episode, the love train continue with Homare's dog had a crush with a beautiful cat of all creatures?! Until then, see you in the next post!

Monday, July 30, 2018

Hugtto Precure Ep 26 Top 3 Moments: Saya's Goal.

Horray! Horray! This is my review of Hugtto Precure Ep 26 and the girls visit Saya's actress mother on the set of her new show.

No 3: Onwards to Ohei Studios!

Where is Saya? (The one raising her hand)

Sounds like a particular studio that rythm with "T"

After the girls congrats Saya's drink commercial, she has her doubts of whether to pursue a career in acting as she rarely see her actress mother, Reira at home for advice.

Why is Ruru drooling? I though Androids don't produce sweat or saliva?

Ruru suggested to meet her in person during filming and the girls together with Saya's father visited Ohei Studios on the set of her new show. They even met Ranze who was playing a minor part in the show. (She even ruined Hana's signature boards and accidentally startled Hug-Tan)

But Reira appeared and with her gentle demeanour, she was able to calm Hug-Tan but remained cold and distant towards Saya when they met. However Reira was very professional in her acting and bite off a raw spring onion in style. Although she regret it after that since it taste terrible.

No 2: A Mother's Love.

Saya approached Reira during break and asked about her drink commercial. Reira didn't comment much and claimed it was only adequate. Later Saya was approached some of Reira's colleagues and learn an interesting thing about her mother.

It seems that Reira was determined to be both a professional actress and a mother at the same time however the director was reluctant since it will be hard for Reira to take care of a young Saya. The director gave in and Saya was brought along to the set and became the darling of the staff.

Saya also peeked at Reira in the kitchen as she practiced her kitchen skills for the show since the household was taken care by Saya's father. Saya has more respect for her mother as she really work hard for her career.

No 1: A Daughter's Goal.

For my Mother!!!!!

Jenos appeared and created a Mou-Oshimaida from Ranze (Again!?) and sucked all the Asu energy including Reira. The girls went to battle and Cure Ange who had a new resolve gave all her strength and overthrow the Mou-Oshimaida in an epic smack down.

After the battle and the end of the filming, the girls joined the staff for a Spring Onion meal course (Why is Ruru eating non-stop?) Saya finally told her mother that she is not really sure if acting is her choice but for now, she hope she can act alongside her mother in the future and her mother gave her blessings...

After last week's reveal of Harry's back story, we had a subtle episode but some character development for Saya. Saya still had to content that she is the daughter of Famous Actress Reira and Ranze still claimed that Saya is just lucky that due to her mother.

Although Reira acted indifferent to Saya but she does care about her since the entertainment world is a harsh place and she choose to be both an actress and mother at the same time. But thanks to the support of her husband and understanding staff members, she persevere and got her status today.

Saya knew it is not going to be easy if she choose this acting path but seeing her mother on the TV screen make her want to be next to her as an equal. Let's see how it goes in the 2nd half of the season.

Overall, not an over the top episode like last week but some slice of life moments after all the crazy things the girls went though. Next episode, the girls' form teacher, Uchufuji Sensei is going to be a father. Will things go smooth for the delivery for his wife? (This is Precure, of course things won't go well!) Until then, see you in two weeks time for the next post!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Hugtto Precure Ep 25 Top 4 Moments: The Truth about Harry!

Horray! Horray! This is my review of Hugtto Precure Ep 25 and the girls went to a Summer Night Festival!

No 4: Fun at the Festival!

The girls and Harry with Hug-Tan went to the local night festival and they saw Papple and company setting up stalls at the festival. Papple was also determined to get Ruru and Emiru to join her talent company which the duo declined the offer in the beginning of the episode.

Hug-Tan wanted a pink teddy bear from Papple's stall but Hana failed to draw the winning lots. Hinase used his money and got the winning ticket and he offered the teddy bear to Hana. Although Hana gave to Hug-Tan immediately.

Is Toei trying to pair Hana and Hinase since later Hana passed her apple candy to him before rushing to help Homare and Hinase was reluctant to lick the candy...

The girls also had fun and even Emiru's brother Masato came to the festival with Henri. (Did anyone notice an animation error? Henri was behind the girls when Minase was drawing the lot and he was not in the first photo. But when the girls were at Charalit's stall, Henri was walking with Masato and the girls welcome them like they just met)

No 3: Homare and Harry's back stories.

Hug-Tan had a mosquito bite! Quick, Immediate First Aid!

The girls went to get more snacks, leaving Homare and Harry alone together, Homare asked him about his family which he replied he is an orphan and in his timeline, he is a hamster who help other hamsters like an older sibling.

Homare also answered that her parents were divorced and she is staying with her mother and grandparents. Which I am okay with their back stories since Miki from Fresh Precure has divorced parents too. It also showed that not everything is Sunshine and Rainbows for everyone.

No 2: Bishin revealed Harry's true identify!

Bishin appeared in front of Harry and Homare and Harry seemed to know Bishin personally. He immediately draw Bishin away from Homare as the rest of the girls rushed to the scene.

Bishin caught hold of Harry and she revealed that Harry is a former member of Criasu Corporation which we kindly of guess that Harry has some connection with Criasu since he knew the in and out and when he saw Dr Truma last episode which it was revealed that Harry was experiment upon by Dr Truma and George.

Bishin then removed Harry's necklace and he turned into a crazed monster. The girls transformed but do not want to hurt Harry. Cure Etolie used her Melody sword to block his attacks and even used her aura to shield Harry's blast.

No 1:  The Mysterious Rescuer and Bishin's Obsession.

Cure Etolie then offered her hand to Harry which he suddenly recalled a similar hand came to his cage and save him from madness. Harry was weakened and the girls purified him.

Bishin tried to kill Cure Etolie but Harry protected her. He told Bishin that he is no more a Criasu employer and he will fight against them now. Bishin was fueled with anger and disappointment although I find Bishin's behaviour to akin to how a crazed ex-lover will react when her boyfriend is with another woman and she want to murder the new girlfriend.

Although I am not sure Bishin is male or female since the appearance looked male and Arai Satomi is voicing Bishin. Anyway, I am pretty sure that Bishin is probably going to make life miserable for Harry and Homare in future episodes...

Despite a Night Festival episode after last week's similar theme, this episode is on Harry and Homare's relationship. It is pretty clear that Homare has a crush on Harry but he acted indifferent since he has quite a dark past.

So when Bishin revealed his identify to the girls, Homare was shaken but being the tough girl she is, she was able to get through to Harry when he become a monster. Although the question of who was that mysterious person who saved Harry in the past and cause him to change sides? An older Hug-Tan, the Golden Lady or someone completely new?

Not sure if Bishin has the same powers to corrupt people which we might have to wait and see but looking at Bishin tormenting Harry, it is clear that her power level cannot be underestimate and is probably Cure Etolie's rival in the future.

At least Saya finally star in that drink commerical...

Overall, this episode is a step up from last week's episode and next week, it is a Saya focused episode (Finally!) which the girls went to see Saya's actress mother Reira on the set of her latest movie. Saya has also finally find what she want to do in her life?! Until then, see you in the next post!