Let's Cooking! This is my review of Kira Kira Precure episode 36 and it is the Ichigo town sports meet!
The Good: I actually enjoy the sport meets even though Akira dominated about 90 percent of the events. How Akira felt like part of a community since she is staying with her grandmother while Miku is in the hospital. She even mentioned that the little moments every day like seeing Ichika and her father daily squabbles is more to keep her going.
Of course, Akira caught a fever from Miku which fortunately it was discovered early since Akira's Crystal animal was feeling the same way. Ichika who was the forward one immediately get Akira to rest while she filled in the rest of the competition.
The ending of course ended with Ichika getting a cold now with Akira taking care of her..Miku's fever is really contagious...(No offence, Miku)
The Bad: Diable is up there for worst Precure villain in the running since turning a humanoid was completely useless. I was expecting him to last for one or two episodes in this humanoid form but instead, the girls who initially were affected by his petrified powers, overcome it by willpower and totally destroyed Diable.
Leaving Diable in a weaken state and Grave decided to steal his powers for his own. Really Toei? Diable who is like a feared creature that nearly destroyed Ichigo Town in the past is now reduced to a sitting duck by six girls who used whip cream on you? Maybe I might be wrong and Diable might come back more powerful than before but I am not getting my hopes up.
Overall, it was an all right episode which despite the title episode is about Akira and Ichika, it is more of Akira's own thoughts with the people she interacts and Ichika is just there for moral support. Next episode, Ciel's former boss from France has come to see her and it looked like she want Ciel to return to France! Until then, see you in the next post!
P.S: Yes, I am aware of the 2018 Precure title named "Hugtto Precure." It could be a play of words since Hugto sounds like Heart or than Hug. But looking how the title is shaped, it looked like a primary colors team again but I could be wrong. But importantly is the theme since Toei is clearly not knowing the primary theme and focus of Kira Kira Precure and is probably writing on the fly.
Hopefully 2018 will be better but then how many times we are disappointed after Go Princess. Although I got a feeling that Aoki Yuki or Hanazawa Kana might be in the next Precure series since most guest seiyuus in Precure movies usually ended up in a regular series one or two seasons later.