Let's Cooking! This is my review of Kira Kira Precure episode 25 and Yukari is being proposed and Akira isn't liking it! (I will skip the episode summary and just go straight to my thoughts)
So how to make two girls like each other without making it awkward for kids watching on a Sunday Morning? By introducing all sort of hijinks and mixed signals! Yukari obviously has a crush on Akira but never tell straight about her feelings and act all fickle minded when a Prince from a foreign country proposed to her.
Akira being Akira immediately rejected it and the Prince challenged her for Yukari's hand. What follow was several contest which clearly the Prince is a good for nothing like Minami/Cure Mermaid's self-proclaimed Fiance.
Both Yukari and Akira are not honest with each other until Ciel (who still has regret about Pikario's fate) tell Akira to toughen up about Yukari. For once, Ichika wasn't the mood maker and it was a breath of fresh air to see Ciel who has yet to blend into the team to give the suggestion. Yukari also admitted that she is not Miss Perfect as reminded by Julio of how she does is just give mixed signals and being a struck up.
Elysio's appearance was a bit of letdown compared to Grave last week as all he does was sucked the Prince's Kiraru energy, make a monster and mock Cure Chocolat. Of course the power of Love and Friendship saved the day with both gems from Akira and Yukari glowing which means the Legendary Patisserie accepted their Yuri Love?! (Yeah, I am aware that Elysio created a monster out of a Lily Plant which is the Japanese name for Yuri, very subtle, Toei!)
Overall, an all right episode if you like Akira and Yukari's shipping. Next episode, the girls went to a deserted Island and guess who they saw? Biburi who is all broken from her defeat! Will she go up against the girls again or Ciel who saved her able to change her heart? Until then, see you in the next post!
P.S: I recently started watching certain clips of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic on Youtube and it is not bad with certain similarities to Precure. I even find the Equestrain Girls movies pretty fun to watch. I don't call myself a Brony but I respect how a 1980s girls toyline become a very fun and enjoyable series today. Looking at how many seasons this series is on, do you think it is okay to jump in now? Any recommendations?