Hugtto! Precure Episode 13 & 14
Hugtto! Precure Episode 13
This episode was a hilarious one! I absolutely love how Lulu was unapologetically herself. We see villains who go undercover try to fit in and such, but Lulu was absolutely set with one task in mind: Observe Hana and discover her weakness. But her frank and unintentionally savage comments made it hard for anyone to approach her. In fact she was so rock solid, that not even Hana was able to get through to her, and it had gotten to the point it actually discouraged her from persisting any further. But I am glad this happened, because dear god: Hana was so incredibly pushy! It was actually annoying the heck out of me, but it was part of her learning experience, and a valuable lesson for the children watching as well. It was her father who called her out on it, explaining persistence isn’t the right way to go about it. By doing so, she is more or less being a nuisance. So later Hana makes sure she apologizes for making things awkward between them and pushing her own assumptions.
Her success however is much like a double-edge sword: By successfully persuading Lulu to stick around, Hana had unknowingly and unintentionally gave the villains a helping hand. With Lulu stickign around, the threat of her figuring out where their power source comes from increases. Although she didn’t catch onto Hugtan this episode, I think it is just a matter of time before they do.
It was hilarious though how Hana was able to sneak into Lulu’s room, yet she didn’t overhear or see her filing the daily report. Man it’s Hana will be in store for a heart-ache when she Lulu eventually reveals her true colors… But will she actually be able to get to that point? The longer she sticks around, the more likely the stirr she expirenced within her will develop a heart she and nobody else thought she had. In fact, Pupple and others believe she is merely empty doll.
However the important thing to note this episode was Pupple’s discussion about the Mirai Crystals. The Mirai Crystal White is said to have been destroyed, but it is still missing. I have been suspecting this for a while now, but I firmly believe Hugtan is the Mirai Crystal White, especially given her power is white as well.
Hugtto! Precure Episode 14
AHAHAHAHAHAHA! Competitive Saaya is that thing I didn’t know I needed until now. She is so adorable when she pouts and is on the losing end of the fight. She hasn’t shown much of it because of as Homare explained to Hana, no one has been able to beat her until now. Lulu’s inhuman strength and precise abilities gives her an edge that gives Saaya a run for her money. That being said, I really hope we get to see more of this side of her in the future, it’s so much fun to watch, especially her competitive dynamics with Lulu.
Lulu was throughly entertaining from start to finish. From her displeased expression when Hugtan interrupted her “consuming information process” so she could flip the pages on her own, to launching Harry up in the air after he wanted to be swung around like a baby (dude you’re too old for that). Lulu’ s interactions with the children was also amusing, especially considering she didn’t understand what “cute” actually is, but subconsciously experienced the feeling. Holding Hugtan in particular definitely draws something out of her, since the baby is full of magical power– she alone was enough calm the rest of the wailing babies.
I believe it’s just a matter of time now before the enemy picks up on Hugtan being the source of power they are looking for. The girls were on the losing end when Lulu successfully identifies children serve as an excellent distraction, making it difficult or the girls to focus on battle when they need to take care of both. Pupple was there to observe as well to see how Lulu was faring, so she too was there to indirectly witness Hugtan’s power. Although Lulu used the children as hostage of a sorts, there was a part of her that didn’t want to bring harm to them as well, and put returned her disguise to protect the children. This is actually helps cover up anything suspicions that she’s the enemy in the future, since she can be referenced to having thrown herself in between the babies and the monster.
Next week, Emiru is back. She will be spending time with Lulu while she goes out on a shopping trip. Honestly, I hope this episode gives us some sort of indication of what Emiru’s precise role will be in the series, especially since she is not part of the group yet. Truth to be told, I am not sure if I would feel about her being a new member of the group, mainly because her first appearance didn’t leave a positive impression on me. Who knows, we will have to wait and see how it turns out.