Go! Princess Precure Episode 18
OH SNAP, Twilight wasn’t playing around today, she was on the mission to absolutely DESTROY THEM. Man for a second there I thought she was able going to get away with burning Haruka’s beloved Flower Princess picture-book, but I don’t know whether or not I am relieved or disappointed about Haruka managing it snatch it back. On one hand I am relieved because that would just stomp on the children’s hearts and they would probably be crying over it, while I am internally screaming, “OH SHIT. THIS BITCH. YOU DON’T TOUCH THE PICTURE BOOK.” Like seriously, I was freaking out. And all while this is happening, I was also kind of excited at the idea of it happening. Anyways it’s a weird battle in my heart, but ultimately the scene was freaking awesome. This is also the most assertive we have heard of Haruka yet. When she was explaining to Twilight how she wants to become her own unique princess, I have to say: Haruka had a presence she didn’t have before. Her tone, her convictions, it instantly made me think she speaking like a true princess. Haruka’s Miracle key Lilium came out of her precious picture-book and I found that to be perfectly fitting, and I am also thrilled to see a different flower being used and the meaning it possesses as well.
The highlight of the episode was without a doubt, was simply the epic fight scene. I loved how agile Twlight was, the way she fought was so badass to watch, it was actually exciting to watch her single-handily kick their ass all on her own. She even took on a 3 VS 1 attack (before the Trinity Upgrade: Trinity Explosion). And damn, that moment when she literally punched Haruka in the face, that was nuts! The girls all had their share of pain, but still put up a fight, but even then Twilight was not done with them. Twilight was so irritated, she was determined to put them in their place, to get it through their heads how they are not and cannot be princesses. Only she is a legitimate princess, only she has the official title. But unfortunately it didn’t do her any favours, especially having targeted Haruka’s picture-book because Haruka gets her new miracle key, and fucking destroys her Dark Rod with a one-shot! Now Twilight is absolutely humiliated by her defeat, furious and vows she will never acknowledge them as Princesses. When you have a dark princess who is absolutely livid, either the defeat will destroy her from the inside or it might even make her stronger.
Dyspear entrusted her daughter their own Miracle Key and provided her a badass rod to go with it. In a way, I am glad they have not truly explained the origins of the Dark Keys because it keeps it unexpected and shrouded in mystery. I am itching to find out whether or not they are counterparts or simply a corrupted edition of the existing keys.
The final thing I wanted to touch on was how awesome Mochizuki Yume is. I loved her answer to Haruka’s question of whether or not she will write the ending and the Princess will eventually meet the Prince. The author explained she is not planning to draw an ending to the story. She had decided to leave it with an open-ending so her fans can all have their own unique ending to the story. If you didn’t think she was already awesome as she was, well get this: She was right under everyone’s nose the entire time! SHE IS THE FREAKING HEADMASTER OF NOBLE ACADEMY. *MIND BLOWN*
Another nice touch was the parallels the Flower Princess shared with the core plot. The Flower Princess’ villain was a bird who was jealous of the princess which we can interpret as Dyspear and the gang. It brought her to scary forest but the princess did not blame the bird and the bird reflected on its action and the princess forgave him. The key quality from the princess was to have the strength not to be afraid of the witch, to be kind, which leads us to Haruka, who now realizes her dream is connected to the Grand Princess.
NEXT WEEK, Damnit. the preview is teasing me. I really hope we will be seeing more of Kanata because I have the MIGHTY NEED. BEEN TOO LONG MAN!