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Old 2013-05-04, 22:02   Link #461
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Old 2013-05-05, 00:28   Link #462
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Episode 13. Finally a Discovery!? A Clue to Finding the Princess!

Came late and was left behind by a week.

To summarize my experience with the thirteenth episode, finally, I'm starting to feel quite more or less bored watching all the four PreCures in this season delivering their individual attacks as a group in sequence. Hence, now I'm begining to feel the effects of watching the same routine growing old on me.

Now, they continued building on the trope from the previous episode; picking-up another episode character and building her personality instead of treating her like MoTW sacrifice.
In this episode it was Alice's rival and childhood friend, Reina; typical ojou-sama archetype character trope in anime.

It was quite a nice build up, particularly when Reina used her convenience group of friends to do foul play on Mana and co. in order to make Alice go bananas.

However, the real course came a little after beginning of this episode when Regina appears to the group, but I don't quite get two things:
1) How come the fairies did not react to Regina's presence? I mean she's evil and to top it all, she's King Selfishness's daughter. They should detected some amiss with the girl's pressence.

2) How come the girls are in shock and yet stand idly when Regina magically makes the roses wither? Honestly, such feats like that not only spell suspicious but that character is likely bad, though that rule not necessarily applies in many magic-girl shows because is taken as a light issue to pay some serious attention on it.
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Old 2013-05-05, 02:05   Link #463
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Old 2013-05-05, 08:36   Link #464
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Come on... Smile characters were archetypes without the ability to really grow. The crybaby was "less" crybaby but still was at the end, etc.

What's pisses me off most in Doki Doki it that Mapoki's fairy (Daby ?) got more personnality than her. She's just blank...
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Old 2013-05-05, 13:07   Link #465
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The problem is that both Heartcatch and Smile had archetypes that not only had minimal character growth (then Smile went bad for story reasons) but they were actually fun to watch. Can't say the same applies with Doki, a problem that also Suite had.
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Old 2013-05-05, 13:22   Link #466
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That BGM near the end of the episode.. An instrumental version of the ending song.

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Feels kind of sad that Rikka-centered episodes so far aren't so... Great, especially with how everything is resolved.
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Old 2013-05-05, 14:01   Link #467
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I also think that their fast turnaround for powerups is kind of screwing the story. I know they want to sell merchandise, but it's creating some issues (since Suite aired, I may add). I do have the same problem with other Toei merchandise-centric shows like Kamen Rider but I think it's more noticeable in Precure as of late.
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Old 2013-05-05, 15:10   Link #468
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Okay, got the time to actually catch-up with you guys.
Nobody was aware of Regina's existence. Not suspicious at all...


Calling it right now :
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Old 2013-05-05, 15:14   Link #469
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Strangely, I haven't outgrown from Mana's incessant obsession at playing the role of the good prince helping literally everyone in distress out there. On the other hand, what's starting to take the toll on me in Doki Doki are all the Cures showing off their powered-up attacks in sequential order to deal with the MotW. So, for the time being, I can only rely that the weeks' episodes nicely build up the target characters that are to become MotW fodder, though I have a hunch it won't last long.

To conclude, I'll still have to hold my opinion about Rika centered episodes until watching them.
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Old 2013-05-08, 22:37   Link #470
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Episode 14. A Dream or a Promise? Rikka's Major Concern!

Sorry for double post.

On-Topic
I came with the same mixed feelings like the rest of you guys out there as why Mana and friends don't even realize a clue or raise suspicions about Ai-chan granting the power to make appear royal stones whenever she touches any gift handed to the Cures as present.

Also, where is Joe out of all things?
And, to whom belongs the blue jay or parakeet spying upon the Cures whenever Ai-chan makes her magic to work?

My hunch came too early in this episode to say that looks like the writers have now abandoned the trope of "let's build up the recurrent character of the week before he or she becomes the sacrificial lamb to become the MoTW fodder" for good. So sad!

I thought I would enjoy this Rika-centered episode but turned generic, particularly because I'm not acquainted with karuta and seemed so foreign to me. If, on the other hand, this episode had dealt about shogi, then I would have felt more familiarized with the subject.
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Old 2013-05-09, 11:54   Link #471
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Old 2013-05-09, 12:07   Link #472
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And so begins the Mana Harem route.
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Old 2013-05-10, 23:57   Link #473
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Now I feel like the 5 crystal thing is hinting the new cure too.
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Old 2013-05-11, 19:04   Link #474
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Old 2013-05-12, 01:29   Link #475
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Old 2013-05-12, 02:58   Link #476
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Old 2013-05-12, 03:35   Link #477
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it just my guess but i think regina will act like that in the next episode and the after that to get close to mana so she can destroy the group team work
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Old 2013-05-12, 03:38   Link #478
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Old 2013-05-12, 16:48   Link #479
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Old 2013-05-12, 18:23   Link #480
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