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Old 2013-03-03, 23:14   Link #241
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We get to see how the Yotsuba Empire operates this episode: the Overlord gathers the biometrics of all her Citizens or people in her territory. This information will then be used to identify them and to judge them for potential usefulness or harm. In other words, Rosetta is a better version of the Sibyl System. Of course, it's easy for her to actually find Cure Sword.

"How will we get past security?"
- Obviously, Rikka has never met Rosetta before. Rikka gets treated to a crash course in power of money and the trivial ways it can be abused.

"Let's leave the plan up to Mana"
- Obviously Rosetta has never met Mana before. There's no way that she can be allowed near a plan much less be given the initiative to make one up. It's a lucky thing that the Precures don't have any actual secrets, or Mana would have revealed all of them already.

It reallys seems as if the creators don't give a damn about the Selfish victim of the week, so why don't they just drop it like they did last week? Cure Sword herself seems pretty powerful, but it's a question if it's the standard +10 that Precures get in their opening episode.


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Now, this episode cheated me a bit. I was expecting to see Makopi's transform sequence. I did get her finisher, but they appear to be saving that for next week.
For some reason the creators are trying to keep Cure Sword's identity a surprise from the rest of the team. I'm not sure why since they're supplying roadsigns to tell us that Makoto's manager is Davi the fairy.

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Also, find a way to cut down on using the full transform stock in each episode. It's fine or twice, but gets long after a while.
It'd be better if the L-O-V-E sequence was either shorter, or different between the Precures.

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Davi pretty much confirmed for being Makoto's manager (or at least someone from Trump Kingdom). If it is Davi, guessing this may imply that the other fairies can take on a human appearance at some point when they mature enough.
That would make the Cure Lavie seller that pink thing in the OP.

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Even with the corner cutting they did on the transformation, it's still quite long. Once we get Cure Sword's, it'll probably lighten up, (eg. all the Cures will say "Love Link" and all the faeries will spell out L-O-V-E in unison, etc.). I know the transformation scenes are usually longer in the beginning stages of a Precure series, but when 3 cures feels longer than the 5 combined from Smile (when each went through a full transformation), there's a bit of a problem.

Some of the faces looked kinda bleah from mid distance, though I'm wondering if that's just the budget going into Makoto's screentime.
I think that Dokidoki has less budget than Smile or Heartcatch.

I don't think that the combined transformation is longer than the longer versions in Smile, but it's nowhere as fun so it overstays its welcome.
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Old 2013-03-03, 23:52   Link #242
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After 5 episodes of DokiDoki Precure, i can say that all the budget runs to ED.
The ED is gorgeus, very gorgeus.
But the fight scene is nothing like Smile Precure.

About character, both has plus and minus.
Overall until eps 5, i still enjoy Smile Precure than DokiDoki Precure.
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Old 2013-03-05, 15:37   Link #243
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Old 2013-03-05, 20:33   Link #244
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Old 2013-03-05, 22:54   Link #245
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After 5 episodes of DokiDoki Precure, i can say that all the budget runs to ED.
The ED is gorgeus, very gorgeus.
But the fight scene is nothing like Smile Precure.

About character, both has plus and minus.
Overall until eps 5, i still enjoy Smile Precure than DokiDoki Precure.
If Smile had larger budget than I think they could have made better use of it for the final stretch of the show. Personally, the best fights smile had ever done was the mid season battle and Reika's standalone episode.

As for right now, I don't feel the like animation quality of the fights in Doki Doki are any worse than Smile's. However, I feel like the monsters of Doki Doki are what makes the fights a lot more entertaining for me. All the monsters look very unique from each other so far and they say more than just shouting out their names.

And we're only on episode 5. They could possibly be saving for some major battles down the road? I hope. >_>
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Old 2013-03-06, 02:15   Link #246
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It'd be better if the L-O-V-E sequence was either shorter, or different between the Precures.
I was hoping they'd end up spelling things like H-O-P-E, L-U-C-K, and B-R-A-V-E. (to fit with each cure's theme without being too long) Sadly, that didn't happen, though given that they may get more Cure Lavies, they'll probably be spelling other things.

Overall, the style is still very consistent even when the scenes take a noticeable drop in quality. It at least isn't derping out (yet) like various Smile episodes where the characters just had disgustingly drawn faces up-close. I think this is largely the fault of the eyes being overly detailed in the promotional art and the stock footage.

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Old 2013-03-06, 09:26   Link #247
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The quality of fight scenes will fluctuate greatly between episodes so it won't be a very good indicator of animation quality until we have a larger body of episodes. The exception would be if one show had a lot of amazing action animation, but we're not there yet. Look at the transformations, and it's clear that Heart and Dia's versions are lackluster. Ditto for the finishers.

In a long-running television anime, it's natural for the art to go off-model from time to time. Dokidoki isn't stellar here either: a lot of full-body and larger shots look pretty terrible:





These aren't nearly as nice looking as the Arisu from episode 4:

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Old 2013-03-08, 06:44   Link #248
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Episode 5:

Mana and her friends are on a quest to find the 4th member.
It turns out that Cure Sword isn't so easy to acquire, and mana gets an unpleasant experience with her idol.

Enjoyed the battle for this episode. An idol can be jealous of other idols more popular than them - and that jealousy can become a powerful monster. The cure team gets beat up, until Cure Sword appears to save the day. Hmm, now I'm curious on how they could get the 4th member to join, and who is the cat who delivered the letter to to Mana's house.

And lastly, I'm glad that the voices of Sharuru, Raquel and Lance aren't hard on the ears.
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Old 2013-03-09, 01:42   Link #249
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Episode 5. No Way! She's Cure Sword??

Gosh, I'm almost late to deliver my review for the past week's episode.

The drama in this fifth episode was very top notch, IMO. Mana learned from the incident with Makoto to express herself with tact; she's got the empathy, but at the start of the episode she didn't know that her innocent passion would become uncomfortable towards her idol Makoto.

The fight was very good, since the Cures have yet to gain more experience and awaken their magical abilities, but Cure Sword saved the day with elegance and strength.

Now, a good thing that I liked about this episode is that hinted at several mysteries.
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Old 2013-03-09, 17:36   Link #250
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I do not want to spill the beans, but I'm pretty sure that manager DB is actually Makoto's fairy partner, Dabie.

Aside from the ornaments (the Spade-shaped, purple earrings) seen on the manager, the most obvious hint came towards the end of the episode when Mana had the mysterious letter delivered at her place and there was a little shadow that ran away after delivering it.

That shadow must had been Dabie.
Hardly a spoiler, given that they throw the hints at your face, with the biggest give away being the scene you just described. (That and "D-B" is phonetically similar to Davi, which even the Japanese girls that this show is targeted at can probably figure out). It's a lot like Cure Sunshine's identity from Heartcatch Precure, in which they basically gave away who it was several episodes before her actual introduction.
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Old 2013-03-09, 20:17   Link #251
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Cure Sunshine's identity was still meant to be a surprise. Davi's identity is as obvious as Cure Moonlight's.
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Old 2013-03-09, 20:28   Link #252
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Cure Sunshine's identity was still meant to be a surprise. Davi's identity is as obvious as Cure Moonlight's.
Mostly speaking from a more adult-thinking standpoint.

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Spoiler for Episode 6 - Cooking Omuraisu is a Battlefield!:

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Old 2013-03-09, 21:33   Link #253
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Old 2013-03-09, 22:35   Link #254
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Old 2013-03-10, 02:34   Link #255
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Likely, it just made more sense from a realistic standpoint. Egg whites are initially clear before they're cooked, so there should've been no real way for her to get white on her hands, unless she was playing with a different food (or substance :x). Yellow (egg yolk) makes more sense because she was quite literally crushing eggs like a barbarian.
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Old 2013-03-10, 02:50   Link #256
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it only episode 6 and they already go to the world?this season pace is very fast
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Old 2013-03-10, 09:30   Link #257
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Is it just me, or each time Makoto is going "one, two, three, four... FLYYYYYY", it just sounds off ?
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Old 2013-03-10, 16:14   Link #258
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Episode 6

Quick thoughts:

-Hah, Cure Sword is a Starlight! I'm not a fan of '90s boy bands, but I think that Search for Your Love sounds better.

-The main enemy goes by the name of King Monster-of-the-Week? He must have been on vacation when they handed out all the really good villain names.

-Cure Sword's transformation is marginally better than Heart and Diamond's but it's still sort of meh. On the plus side, Davi's constant apology act was pretty good (possibly the best part of the episode really).

-I'm not sure I'd be so quick to be friends with Precures who transform, and then do nothing for the rest of the fight.


I think that this episode is a bit on the weak side. Considering that all of the action happens inside Mana's house, there's no feeling of any stakes being involved or any fun factor derived from that. Couple that with some pretty weak animation makes for a pretty dismal outing. This episode should have been more like the Sailor Moon episode where they trash Usagi's house, but it's nowhere as good or as memorable.
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Old 2013-03-10, 16:14   Link #259
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Is it just me, or each time Makoto is going "one, two, three, four... FLYYYYYY", it just sounds off ?
No, it is completely off. Not only that, but watching her sing that line while pulling off that very, very stiff 'crane pose' is downright embarrassing.
On the bright side, the ending sounds and looks great, and having suffered through worse idol songs and poses in the past, I can give this a pass.
Great episode, love how
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Old 2013-03-10, 19:09   Link #260
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Funny thing about Nabatame Hitomi (Mana's voice)

She is reportedly said to be a "butch lesbian" in real life; coarse voiced tough hard drinker, "married" to Itou Shizuka (of Hinagiku from Hayate fame) until the latter was recently married.

Not to mention the fact she is famous for and so good at playing tough, dark, macho deep-coarse-voiced women like Kanu (Ikkitousen) and the Neck-Snapping Dorm Mother (Railgun)

And yet when receiving a bright, adorable, sweet kind and idealistic role that stands for everything she is not, she reportedly bursted into tears of joy like a little girl.

Curious isn't it?
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