Monday, June 18, 2018

Hugtto Precure Ep 20 Top 6 Moments: On Stage!! The Precures of Love!!!

Horray! Horray! This is my review of Hugtto Precure Ep 20 and how do you make two Preheart out of one Preheart?

No 6: Hana caught a fever!

As the girls learn from Harry that it is impossible to get another Preheart since it was created from the future, Hana did the only thing she could was to pray for a miracle especially that night, she started praying over the starry sky which resulted her in getting a bad fever the next day.

Not only did Hana wished for another Preheart, she also prayed for Homare's comeback skating contest and Saya's CM audition. Hana spend the whole day in bed with Hamster Harry and Hug-Tan taking care of her...

No 5: George meet Hug-Tan!

Before Hana caught a fever, Harry and Homare went to Hugman Centre to get some necessities. George retrieve Hug-Tan's toy and pat on Hug-Tan's head which for a moment, Hug-Tan became quiet and looked at George with a strange look.

George even spoke an odd line:""Be good to your brother and sister." From the way Harry and Hug-Tan looked at George, it is certain that George has a mysterious connection which we hope to see it in the future.

Furthermore, did anyone notice that when Kurai was furious with Papple's failures, Ristle was looking at Kurai in his monitor and keying something. Maybe Kurai might not be what everyone think he is...

No 4: Masato making up with Emiru and Henri.

Masato entered Emiru's room when she is playing with her guitar. She was about to be defensive when suddenly Masato gave her two live concert tickets and Masato accepted her to play the guitar. He later make peace with Henri over his previous comments and he too forgive him.

Emiru went to inform Ruru about her brother and Ruru was happy for her. The two girls also became more closer together with even Emiru promise to protect Ruru but Ruru still has hesitation.

No 3: Emiru and Ruru's Pep Talk.

Homare brought Emiru onto the skating rink and she encouraged Emiru to believe in herself and a miracle might happened for the two girls. Saya also did the same thing for Ruru as she proclaimed herself as Ruru's rival and encouraged Ruru to be true to her feelings.

I like the music that was played during these moments and how Homare and Saya who once were at their weakest was able to convey their feelings to the two girls and to never give up for a miracle.

No 2: When One become Two!

Papple was up to her old tricks and turned a band into an Oshimaida to wreck havoc during the live concert, Cure Yell despite just recovered from a fever, battled the Oshimaida alone as she does not want to ruin Homare and Saya's chances to do what they like most.

Ruru and Emiru started cheering for Cure Yell when suddenly their hearts created a Mirai Crystal with Hug-Tan's help. The Preheart was presented to them and Emiru want Ruru to have it but she refused and want Emiru to have it instead.

For a moment, I thought this was creepy...

The two girls could not bear the other to suffer when suddenly a Mysterious Lady in Gold appeared in front of them and create another Preheart from the original.

No 1: On Stage! Cure Macherie and Cure Amour!!

Now waiting for the whole team to do a team pose..

Futari Wa Precure! Cure Black and Cure White will be very Proud!

With two Preheart in hand, the two girls transformed into Cure Macherie and Cure Amour! The two new Cures took down the Oshimaida with ease and finished off with their special attack-Heart Circle and Heart Dance! (They even ended their finisher by saying Futari wa Precure!)

As Homare came in first place and Saya got the starring role, the two new Cures fed Hug-Tan with Asupower and Cure Yell welcome them into the team...not before Cure Yell realise that she has not recover fully from her fever...

What I think of this episode? I watched the two new Cures' transformation more than ten times and they are lovely as well. Did anyone think of Heartcatch Precure Transformation music when Cure Macherie and Cure Amour transform? Because I did and I tried to sync with that particular scene with Heartcatch BGM and guess what, it worked! (Don't believe me? Try it out for yourself!)

This episode is totally focusing on Ruru and Emiru's conflicts and resolutions. On one hand, Emiru and Masato finally make up with him accepting Emiru's love of guitar and apologizing to Henri. With only one Preheart, the two girls tried very hard not to hurt the other even to the point when both of them were granted their Mirai Crystals, both girls refuse to accept the Preheart if only one of them can become a Precure.

Which led to one of the more unexpected moment in this episode-The appearance of the Golden Lady in the opening! Somehow she appeared as a ghostly form and create another Preheart out of the sole Preheart. But who is she? Hug-Tan was even happy to see this Golden Lady! A possible connection?

Especially when George appeared in front of Harry, Homare and Hug-Tan. George does gave a strange vibe which even Hug-Tan could felt from his palms. As for his line-Be good to your brother and sister could have a double meaning which to me, the plot thicken!

There are two little grips about this episode. First was after introducing Jeros last week, she was nowhere to be found this week and it was Papple again to be the villain for the episode. So what's the point of introducing a new general when she only appeared in one episode and disappear in the next? Jeros should have been introduced perharps after Papple's complete defeat to replace their forces.

The othe grip was how simple it was for Emiru and Ruru to get their Mirai Crystals. Hana got hers because she risked her life to protect Hug-Tan, Homare overcame her trauma to get hers. Compared to Setsuna who died and revived as Cure Passion, Towa who overcame her guilt to become Cure Scarlet, Saya, Emiru and Ruru got it easy to get their Mirai Crystals.

Sure, the problem of having only one Preheart still resonate between the two girls and it was resolved by the power of friendship (Lazy writing!) but couldn't Toei make a better scenario so that the payoff will be more satisfying for Emiru and Ruru.

Other than that, Cure Macherie and Cure Amour overall design and presentation was spot on. (Maybe an S.H. Figuarts line up? But Precure are the worst series to collect for S.H. Figuarts as most of them are exclusive and expensive like hell!) Maybe their finisher was a bit simple but thanks to spoliers, the two girls are getting an upgrade pretty soon.

Overall, a new status quo as Cure Macherie and Cure Amour joined the Hugtto Team! But we are just getting started since Emiru become full on obsessed to become a great Precure! Meanwhile, Ruru is trying to play the guitar!? Until then, see you in  the next post!

1 comment:

  1. Unless you buy the Figuarts on Mandarake.So far only the newest ones are expensive, but their prices will sink in time.

    Also note that glaring transformation error where the girls put make-up with gloves on, but summoning the gloves in the next scene.