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Old 2016-02-12, 05:56   Link #61
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Have yet to watch the first episode myself, but I saw what you wrote, and I do agree with you that when a favorite voice actress has a part in a Precure series, it helps to keep your interest. I got back into the Precure franchise when I heard that Nana Mizuki and Aya Hisakawa were both voicing Precure in Heartcatch Precure.
Oh, so you watched that. Well, HCPC is one of the better precures imo. Also a Nana Mizuki fan.

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Old 2016-02-15, 13:34   Link #62
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Episode 2:

Hmm... I realize they're Precure, with standard expectations thereof, but it would have been nice for "legendary magic-users" to actually use a bit more magic when they're fighting the monster.

Well, at least this series isn't abusing CG for finishers and whatnot, unlike the last couple.

So... Mirai... how exactly are you going to explain this situation to your family?
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Old 2016-02-15, 17:09   Link #63
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Episode 2:

Hmm... I realize they're Precure, with standard expectations thereof, but it would have been nice for "legendary magic-users" to actually use a bit more magic when they're fighting the monster.

Well, at least this series isn't abusing CG for finishers and whatnot, unlike the last couple.

So... Mirai... how exactly are you going to explain this situation to your family?
in this episode riko said she is bad at magic and mirai dont know magic yet so it no suprise they cant use magic yet
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Old 2016-02-15, 17:55   Link #64
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Precure are automatically good at whatever they need to do to be Precure. Within limits. They will instantly gain abilities and know how to use them. They may not know how to use them to their fullest extent, depending on the series and what sort of episodes the creators want to air later, but they will have a basic level of knowledge of all of their capabilities.

The point is that the situation is not "They haven't been trained well with magic so of course they aren't using it," but rather "if the Precure were intended to be able to fight with magic, they would have been able to do so from the beginning, because that's what it means to be a Precure."
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Old 2016-02-15, 21:46   Link #65
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uhm do wonder if Mirai has magical ancestry. ^^?
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Old 2016-02-15, 22:52   Link #66
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Episode 2:

Hmm... I realize they're Precure, with standard expectations thereof, but it would have been nice for "legendary magic-users" to actually use a bit more magic when they're fighting the monster.

Well, at least this series isn't abusing CG for finishers and whatnot, unlike the last couple.

So... Mirai... how exactly are you going to explain this situation to your family?
Most all PreCure automatically again the skill of flying dropkick with a high heeled boot after all...and it seems these two are no exception!

As regards Mirai...it seems the grandmother (at least?) might be aware of the magic world to a degree...good all we know she may have been a PreCure for a time too (a 'la Heartcatch). It very well could be Mirai has magicians in her ancestry.

And speaking of comparisons, was anyone else reminded of the villians in Splash when Batty and the amphibious looking short guy were speaking?

Gotta admit that for med the VA work of Hocchan seems a perfect fit for a PreCure series. Am so glad she agreed to the role!

Both the OP and ED are pretty decent, and the CG during the ED does not break my brain either...so that is a plus in my court. I also thought the finishing diamond based move was pretty good in and of itself, but part of me feels both the transformation and finishing move sequences are unexpectedly lengthy and involve Moffurun a lot more than expected so early in the series.
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Old 2016-02-16, 01:45   Link #67
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Most all PreCure automatically again the skill of flying dropkick with a high heeled boot after all...and it seems these two are no exception!

As regards Mirai...it seems the grandmother (at least?) might be aware of the magic world to a degree...good all we know she may have been a PreCure for a time too (a 'la Heartcatch). It very well could be Mirai has magicians in her ancestry.

And speaking of comparisons, was anyone else reminded of the villians in Splash when Batty and the amphibious looking short guy were speaking?

Gotta admit that for med the VA work of Hocchan seems a perfect fit for a PreCure series. Am so glad she agreed to the role!

Both the OP and ED are pretty decent, and the CG during the ED does not break my brain either...so that is a plus in my court. I also thought the finishing diamond based move was pretty good in and of itself, but part of me feels both the transformation and finishing move sequences are unexpectedly lengthy and involve Moffurun a lot more than expected so early in the series.
i cant wait to see what challenges are waiting for them in the school once they will begin
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Old 2016-02-16, 01:53   Link #68
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And speaking of comparisons, was anyone else reminded of the villians in Splash when Batty and the amphibious looking short guy were speaking?
Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star? Yes, the entire situation, including the setting, reminded me of how the villains always met up in that series. Path in an ominous cave-like setting with water all around, big bad (ostensibly) at the far end, annoying little villain-critter showing up and mocking the efforts of the currently active villain...
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Old 2016-02-17, 06:28   Link #69
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Watched episode 2:

Nice follow up to episode 1. So Riko is indeed not good at magic.. I wonder what their school life will be if it turns out that Mirai is actually an expert in learning. xD

Hmm, and plenty of problems for them are solved in this episode. The one with a very high position in school saw that they are "legendary magic users", so he wants Mirai to study there. Free school admission for Mirai, no tuition fee needed.

Woah, and that thing they did to monster of the week looks painful - kicked him in the eyes.

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Old 2016-02-21, 16:53   Link #70
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Old 2016-02-24, 12:28   Link #71
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Third episode was another good one. Both a kind of 'preparing for school' setup and also a chance to do some more background for Riko. While her magical ability has never been high, she has been one of the favorite kids of that town. Everyone kind of doting on her like a parent. Though does also give the impression on how isolated she's been if this is the first time she's gone around town shopping with a friend.

This time around it was Riko's passion for the town and her anger that ignited Ruby. Mirai was angry, but it was another level for Riko who has all those memories with this town. They spread out the focus which is nice. Last week was much more about Mirai's wonder with the magical world and being upset at seeing the magical school getting busted up. This time around it was more focused on Riko.

Next week should be interesting. Maybe switching back to more focus on Mirai and an adventure in the school.
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Old 2016-02-25, 23:26   Link #72
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Beginning of this episode makes one thing very clear: Mirai absolutely sucks at explaining things. I can't imagine how her grandmother is going to explain that to her mother in any way that would make her mother not immediately set out to find her.

So, it looks like as long as they have any one of the stones and Mofurun, they can still transform. You know somebody's going to kidnap that stuffed toy later on. Although I was surprised one of the villains went for trying to steal a transformation trinket this soon. Normally that doesn't occur to them until much later, after they've tried the "attack, fail, rinse-repeat" cycle countless times already.
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Old 2016-02-26, 01:25   Link #73
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Precure series never ends.
Every year all across Japan, there will be girl turning 3-5.. so always an audience for Precure.
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Old 2016-02-26, 02:05   Link #74
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Beginning of this episode makes one thing very clear: Mirai absolutely sucks at explaining things. I can't imagine how her grandmother is going to explain that to her mother in any way that would make her mother not immediately set out to find her.

So, it looks like as long as they have any one of the stones and Mofurun, they can still transform. You know somebody's going to kidnap that stuffed toy later on. Although I was surprised one of the villains went for trying to steal a transformation trinket this soon. Normally that doesn't occur to them until much later, after they've tried the "attack, fail, rinse-repeat" cycle countless times already.
Not that I don't agree, but I'm sure her grandmother will figure it out. So long as the assumptions are right and she is either a former resident of the magic world or even a former PreCure. Otherwise I'm more worried about the Grandmother. "Oh you are going to a magic school, that's nice dear...I'll tell your mother." She has to know the truth or she's suffering from some kind of disorder...

But yeah...Mirai's explanations are pretty terrible. Never ask her to recap two episodes .

Props to the enemy though for trying to steal the trinkets. Though I suppose it makes more sense here since they are after these stones. The winner is the Emerald, but I'm sure even Diamond or Ruby would be beneficial to have in their possession. Still...it does tend to take a while before the enemy is smart enough to say "hey if they can't transform this would be easier."
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Old 2016-02-29, 09:12   Link #75
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A little late in posting.. anyway, episode 3 is fun. Some friendly bonding between Mirai and Riko. And as expected the people at the town are all nice persons.

Hmm, and despite being magicians.. the people of the town really can't defend their town from a Yokubar. I guess they don't know any offense magic. @_@ Well, good thing there's precure to save them.

So I guess they would have a special attack for each of the gems. And the attacks do look flashy, almost on par with special attacks that take a team of three precure to pull off. They just have an extra weakness though... can't transform without a gem, can't transform without each other, and can't transform without Mofurun - plenty of weakness that the villains can exploit. o.o

Looking forward to next week's episode. :3
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Old 2016-03-09, 00:14   Link #77
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Episode 5:

So the Precure items can make magical baby-care items for the magical baby? ...This has happened before... which series was it in? Fresh? Dokidoki? Probably one of those: they're the only ones where I remember them having a baby to take care of.

So... Aquamarine. That has to be one of the support stones. I wonder what other use it has?

Anyway, so far as "girls have an unnecessary argument in order to help them eventually grow closer" episodes go, this one wasn't bad. The thing Riko was upset about was something that was, considering what's known about her, something logical for her to be upset about. Also, these two haven't actually known each other for very long, and they don't really know each other all that well yet. It's not surprising that there would be some stumbling blocks still in their relationship, and that they wouldn't yet know where those might be.

Lastly, @ the preview... Riko's sister sure looks a lot like Erika's sister from Heartcatch Precure. Or at least she's the first girl that comes to mind. It's not like there's a shortage of cool, capable beauties with long blue hair in the franchise...
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Old 2016-03-09, 00:58   Link #78
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Hmm ... I remember they took care of a baby in Fresh, but I do not remember much about it (sadly Fresh was the least interesting of the PreCure series for me). In terms of collectibles making everyday do-dads with some practical and otherwise use Smile PreCure comes to mind immediately, but that was not really to take care of a baby per se.

In any event, I enjoyed the episode. I continue liking the fact that the action is taking place in an alternate world. I can't ever remember a series where that was the focus. One thought I had was that the baby might be the Emerald stone somehow. Maybe not, but it did occur to me.

PV wise I remember Erika's sister from Heartcatch, but it did not spring to mind immediately when I saw it ... hmm ... now that you mention it, though ... there are similarities.

The support stones like Aquamarine ... I am curious to see how they will be of practical use - if that is what they are supposed to do? Would be kinda interesting if they had defensive abilities as well as offensive ones.
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Hmm ... I remember they took care of a baby in Fresh, but I do not remember much about it (sadly Fresh was the least interesting of the PreCure series for me). In terms of collectibles making everyday do-dads with some practical and otherwise use Smile PreCure comes to mind immediately, but that was not really to take care of a baby per se.
Go figure. I rather liked Fresh: it ranks pretty high among the Precure series, to me. The only thing about it that really stood out to me that I couldn't stand was the music that the girls insisted on dancing to. It... sounded like something from the 80s, that I'd expect to hear playing in a women's aerobics class, or something. It was just so... ick. However, what Fresh did have was one of my absolute favorite representations of a dark magical girl being redeemed through the power of friendship and becoming a Precure herself. I really like that sort of plot-twist, and none of the series since Fresh have handled it anywhere near as deftly as it did.

I did not particularly like Smile, on the other hand. It felt like as pure "formula" a series as formula gets, always following exactly the same uninteresting steps to get to the midpoint, and then duplicating the first half of the show in the second half in order to get to the finale. I had no emotional investment in the characters, the story did not grab me at all, I felt that there were multiple potential plot devices that the series could have made use of to make itself more interesting but instead it pretty much ignored them completely after introducing them (that weird library of theirs and the ability to go anywhere through bookshelves being the most obvious example)... just a lot of stuff. Smile just failed to engage me on almost every level, and out of the things I find appealing in a Precure series, it pretty much had the least of them.

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In any event, I enjoyed the episode. I continue liking the fact that the action is taking place in an alternate world. I can't ever remember a series where that was the focus. One thought I had was that the baby might be the Emerald stone somehow. Maybe not, but it did occur to me.
It is really strange to see them spending so much time in the magical world like this. I hope that at some point the kids will go back to the non-magical world and have a few Precure adventures there as well. It just wouldn't feel right to me otherwise.

The OP certainly seems to strongly indicate a connection, at the very least, between the fairy and the Emerald stone. I too am also considering the possibility that she is the emerald stone herself: it wouldn't be the first time Precure has pulled the "you've actually had the macguffin with you all along" card.
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This episode opens up with hilarity. Linkle Smartome.....Linkle Smart phone . Really show?

Safe bet that this infant has something to do with the Emerald. Though I hope it doesn't become an annoying character.

Not that surprising how the conflict emerged. The kind of thing you could see coming since they met. Mirai's creative thinking and solid magic trumping Riko's logic and lack of magical skill. Plus it was bad enough that it felt like Mirai showed her up, but also that she ended up passing due to none of her own effort. Just getting carried through that test had to felt utterly frustrating. Not sure I'd want to pass either in that circumstance.

In the end appreciate how both sides had their part to play. Riko is extremely sensitive (though not without reason) on this kind of topic and Mirai can get engrossed without thinking about how others might feel on the subject (though again, not without reason). It's understandable that Mirai would be hyped and exited about using magic and getting lost in it. While it makes sense that Riko who lives in a world where magical ability trumps everything else, that her terrible skills put her at a real disadvantage.

Anyways another solid episode. Took care of this enemy in a hurry.

Next week looks like yet another tough one for Riko though. Nothing good from struggling with magic and having one of the professors be your sister. A job that certainly would require some skill with magic.
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