Sunday, May 22, 2022

Delicious Party Precure Ep 11 Review: Gentle's Trap!

Hi, Everyone! This is my short review of Episode 11 of Delicious Party Precure and expected, Gentle, laid a trap to corner the girls with the one thing they fear most-a test!

Gentle confronted Narcistoru after the last battle since pouring her energy caused the fairies to be in great pain but Narcistoru just shunned her views and claimed she still failed her mission despite given a more powerful capture device.

Gentle as Amane decided to set a mock-up test for the whole school at the last minute and as a result, both Yui and Ran failed the test and had to stay behind for make-up assignments. At the same time, Gentle captured two fairies from the Potato salad store. Kokone then faced the Ubauzo alone and Rosemary went after Gentle.

Takumi saw Yui and Ran struggling in their assignments and immediately got dragged by the two girls to help finish their assignments. Takumi then asked Yui if Rosemary is connected to the Ubauzo's appearances in town which Yui played dumb. But Takumi mentioned that the Ubauzo seems to be scaring people off instead of doing any serious damage to the surroundings.

Ran finished her assignments first and joined up with Rosemary to confront Gentle. The three of them entered the Delicious Field with Yui joining last with Kome Chan. Cure Spicy finished off the Ubauzo with her Heart Juicy Mixer and Cure Yum Yum blasted Gentle with her own Heart Juicy Mixer.

Watch where you holding her, you perv!

Gentle's mask broke revealing to be Amane in front of the girls. Amane's eyes changed from Red to Blue and she seemed confused about what is going on. Suddenly Narcistoru dragged her back to their lair leaving the girls confused about the predicament...

The old "Keep the girls busy" plan that Gentle had nearly succeeded if it wasn't for Takumi aiding Yui and Ran to finish their assignments. But at the same time, she is still conflicted about her recent actions and both Narcistoru and Secretor have already reported the matter to Lord Godatz. Narcistoru is definitely going to try to break Gentle/Amane even further in the next episode which we will probably find out what really happen to Amane that led her to become Gentle.

I was disappointed that Cure Spicy and Cure Yum Yum's attacks with the Heart Juicy Mixer are exactly the same as Cure Precious despite having different names for their attacks. Hopefully, we get a better team attack for the next power-up. Hearing what Takumi has to say about the Ubauzo also has Yui suspecting that Gentle might not be as bad as they think she is since she only focuses on capturing the fairies and battling the girls instead of rampaging the town which oddly enough, Gentle mentioned it is not her style to have collateral damage and focus only on the target which in this case are the fairies. She even apologized to the fairies when they are in pain but somehow this caused her to struggle with her internal self.

Since this episode ended with a cliffhanger, we have to see what happens next in the next episode preview, Gentle was brainwashed again and confronted the girls with a vengeance. Can the girls able to bring Gentle/Amane back to her senses? I know this season is moving fast with Gentle's arc but it is necessary because of the delays, I don't mind having the main plot move now rather than later but I am also worried about what happened after bringing Amane to Team Delicious Party? Will there be more fillers just to fill up the rest of the season? Hopefully, I am wrong and we can have a more plot-focused season than last season's disaster. Until then, stay safe and see you in the next post!  

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Delicious Party Precure Ep 10 Review: The Cries of a New Power! Heart Juicy Mixer!

Hi, Everyone! This is my short review of Episode 10 of Delicious Party Precure and the beginning of Gentle Arc. My thoughts on Episode 9 were that it is okay with Kokone and Ran couldn't get along at first until both of them took one step back to accept each other. The introduction of the new general, Narcistoru which we can see in the latest episode, he is basically the A-hole you want to punch real hard on him since he claimed that he wants to control Gentle like a string puppet and probably will break her spirit if necessary.

In this episode, Kome has grown into an adorable toddle and the girls again went for a food trip. Gentle was given a new capture device by Narcistoru and hinted to fuse some of her powers into it after capturing the fairies.

The gang arrived at a cafe to have some Omurice and saw some fairies which greeted them and Gentle as Amane in the same cafe. Yui noticed Amane could also see the fairies too and tried to befriend her and she immediately leave the cafe.

Our Team Pose...until the new member joins in.

Amane became Gentle and captured the fairies and created a more powerful Ubauzou. The girls transformed and tried to take on the Ubauzou. However, it is too strong and they were knocked to the ground. The girls including Gentle could hear the fairies crying in pain which got the girls to get back up with more determination. 

This caused all the fairies they have saved so far to grant them the Heart Juicy Mixer. Cure Precious used it to fire the Delicious Precious Heat and defeated the Ubauzou. Gentle felt regret and apologise to the girls that she had hurt the fairies before retreating. Narcistoru who was spying on them decided to take advantage of Gentle further.

After the battle, the girls make a large pudding together and enjoy their victory. However, Yui was concerned about Gentle's words but that is a story for another time...

As expected from a Sixth Ranger arc, Yui will probably have a similar experience to Love and Setsuna when she faced Amane in the future. We can see that Gentle/Amane has conflicting issues with Amane the last string of humanity left inside Gentle. But this is Precure if someone is mind-controlled, it is going to take a lot of effort and some bloodshed to overcome. Narcistoru seems to be the one responsible for Gentle's brainwashing which I hope this season, we can see some psychological moments similar to Towa but then parents already complained that was too dark in Go Princess Precure. 

I hope we can see more of Amane getting more conflicts. (So far Kayano Ai's acting is a bit subtle as both Gentle and Amane) We are also already a month behind schedule and this sudden change of pace is probably necessary since the Sixth Ranger arc is usually around the 17th to 25th episode without any delay. The new toy or I mean item-Heart Juicy Mixer is okay since it serves as the girls' first powerup. Looking at the item, it has three symbols for each of the girls and since Cure Precious was the first one to fire like Ironman's Proton Cannon, I hope the other two girls will have different usage for the Heart Juicy Mixer in the next few episodes. It will be really disappointing and lazy if the other girls fire the same thing but a different colour pattern. 

One more thing in the episode is that we now know that Yui's grandmother has passed on but she treasures her grandmother's words and gentle spirit. So in another word, we are listening to the narration from a ghost and Toei decided to pull back on grandmother's lines since we don't need an explanation for every minor or major thing that happened in the episode. 

In the next episode, Amane created a mock test for the girls and both Yui and Ran ended up in remedial class. Can the two girls actually pass the make-up test with Cure Spicy facing the Ubauzou alone? Until then, stay safe and see you in the next post!

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Delicious Party Precure Ep 8 Review: Let's go on a Food Tour!

Hi, Everyone! This is my short review of Episode 8 of Delicious Party Precure as the girls decided to go on a food tour in their town!

The girls and Rosemary reported their findings to the King of Cookingdom and promise to work hard to defeat the Bundoru Gang. Ran felt that her blog postings were the cause of the Bundoru gang's attacks and couldn't sleep the whole night.

Takumi trying to get a date...Failed!

The next day, Yui ignored Takumi's request to go on a date (It is actually coupons for half price hamburgers), she found Ran as her not usual self and decided for the three girls to go on a food tour of their town. The girls enjoyed themselves as they explored the various street foods and while relaxing at the park, Ran claimed she decided not to post anymore on her blog since it will be targeted by the Bundoru gang. 

But the girls and Rosemary explained to her that it was her posts that everyone including them gets a chance to enjoy such food as they love her describing the food with such passion. Gentle kidnapped the Hamburger and French Fries fairies and the girls were alerted to the call. 

Gentle then created an Ubauzo and when Rosemary was creating the Delicious Field, Takumi was nearby and he too entered the field. The girls transformed and began to battle the Ubauzo. But their attacks were deflected since it is created from a splatter. Cure Yum Yum saw a crack in the ground and she started creating holes in the ground to prevent the Ubauzou from moving. She then finished off the Ubauzo and saved the fairies.

Now I want to get some Hamburgers and Fries!

After the battle, the girls enjoyed some hamburgers and fries at Yui's place. Ran decided to carry on posting on her blog by getting take-out every time. Meanwhile, Gentle was struggling in an alley and was revealed to be Kasai Amane...

Since our three girls finally assembled, it was expected to have a bonding episode to know all three girls better with a food tour. Ran blamed herself as the Bundoru gang particularly, Gentle was browsing Ran's blog for her next target. But in the end, Ran was encouraged by her friends that her posts are interesting and that it makes them want to taste the food as well which she is very proud of it.

As expected, Gentle is revealed to be the head of the student council, Kasai Amane. But somehow, I don't think Amane is really a bad person as she is having a flashback encounters with the girls earlier in the episode while reporting to Lord Godatz. Furthermore, she was struggling when she changed back in the alley and suspected that Amane might be manipulated by an unknown force. Hopefully, we won't have to wait that long for the inevitable reveal to the girls about Amane's alter ego. 

Furthermore, Takumi is also getting suspicious of Yui hanging out with Rosemary and after seeing them and himself teleported into the Delicious Field, it is also a matter of time before Takumi is not just a childhood friend but someone who might or might not be related to the Cookingdom.

In the next episode, Kokone and Ran couldn't get along about Ramen, Sandwiches and Takoyaki?! Until then, stay safe and see you in the next post!

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Delicious Party Precure Ep 7 Review: A Passionate Heart! Cure YumYum has arrived!

Hi, Everyone! This is my review of Episode 7 of Delicious Party Precure and Hanamichi Ran joined Team Delicious Party as Cure YumYum!

Yui and Kokone decided to investigate the Ramen store which was posted by the User "Chururin" that claimed you can see fairies in the shop. Rosemary met them in front of the store and also introduced the last Energy Fairy, Mem Mem or Mem Chan to the girls.

For a moment, I thought that was a real Panda sitting at the counter.

The girls were surprised to see Ran whose family ran the Ramen store. She invited them for a bowl of Ramen which they enjoyed it. Ran was also able to see the food fairies which the girls told her about it. Rosemary accidentally left Mem Chan behind and Ran mistook Mem Chan for a soft doll. 

Mem Chan accidentally spoke and Ran was even more excited about it. She and Mem Chan immediately became friends and later return her back to Yui and company. Later back home, Rosemary reprimanded Mem Chan, he also explained to the girls that the positive energy called Hoka Hoka hearts is generated when people are having good food and in return, more food fairies will appear. 

The next day in school, Ran was looking for books about the food fairies when Amane decided to "help" Ran by suggesting to have her food sold at half price which will invite more fairies to her store. The plan worked when a large number of customers started queuing at her store and several fairies started to appear.

Gentle appeared and captured the food fairies which Yui and company went after her in the Delicious Field. She then created an Ubauzo and the two girls transformed into battle. Ran was upset that the customers dislike the food and blamed herself. Her tears caused her and Mem Chan to enter the Delicious Field and she confronted Gentle.

What's up with that pose?!

Gentle started taunting her that Ran was the one who started the half-price promotion instead. But both Cure Precious and Cure Spicy told Ran that her food is delicious after all which somehow caused Mem Chan to grant Ran her own Heart Cure Watch. 

Ran then transformed into Cure YumYum with Mem Chan as her partner. She used Crunch Cutter Blades to free Cure Precious from the Ubauzo and Yum Yum Lines to purify the Ubauzo and freed the food fairies. 

Kokone is still shy in the selfie...

After the battle, Ran treated everyone to Ramen and she confessed that she is the user "Chururin" who posted all the food postings. But now Ran is happier to meet everyone and become a Precure. They all gathered together for a Selfie as finally, the team assembled!

After 7 episodes, our three main girls have finally assembled and the story can truly begin. Ran was expected with her lively personality and she is very proud of her family's Ramen store she claimed that her family overcome many trials and errors to create the best Ramen which is probably an exaggeration on her part. Mem Chan is probably the only one who can defend himself since he can spit out flames since he is a little dragon. 

Cure YumYum is very similar to previous yellow cures as she used more offensive and binding techniques against her enemy. Although I wonder if Ran was able to put two and two together since Amane was the one who suggested the half-price sale to her and later taunt Ran as Gentle over the same matter. But it is definitely more conclusive that Amane and Gentle are one of the same. By right, we should see the girls' first-team attack by this month but now everything is moving at a slow pace no thanks to the hacking. 

Hopefully, the pacing will go faster as we still have things yet to discover like the White Masked teen, the Bundoru Gang's third general and how Kome Chan will factor in since she is a rare kind of Energy fairy. Overall, this episode is fun as Cure YumYum's debut appearance. Next episode, the three girls decided to go on a food tour across town. How will that fare? Until then, stay safe and see you in the next post!