Hugtto! Precure Episode 15
I am in tears, oh my god, what is air?! I CAN’T BREATHE! This episode was hysterical! Comedy was on point!!!
Is it a strange to say this episode felt like an entirely different series? It felt like I wasn’t watching Precure, but like a spin-off. I guess to some extent that sums up the nature of the episode.
As much as I enjoyed the comedy and interaction between Emiru and Lulu, and I am feeling a bit iffy about how rapidly Lulu’s development has been progressing. When she got angry on Emiru’s behalf, while it is supposed to “out of character” for her, I can’t help but feel as though they are they are being quite hasty with her “emotional growth”. I more or less suspect they are setting it up so Lulu will eventually rediscover herself and become a precure. In just the short period of time she was with Emiru, Lulu expressed various forms of emotions, from pain, comfort, nostalgia, pouting, and even getting angry. When this happened, it felt as though I was watching an entirely different character. By the end of the episode, she goes back to her usual deadpan expressions, so it is a strange progression to say the least.
I don’t know if Emiru will ever become a Precure, but she certainly wants to be a hero in her own way, even if it’s a clumsy one with no super-powers. Her role today was to help introduce all these things to Lulu, even it some of the things were borderline annoying (the comedy skits were really the only thing that kept things in balance). Although Emiru wishes to be friends with her (and rightfully so, since Lulu did a fantastic job of shutting up her obnoxious brother), Lulu has no interest in that, nor does she want to become a “precure” with her. I laughed so hard when they brought up the spoof title (Erutto! Pretty Cure) and name, “CURE LALILULELULU”.
Overall this was a great episode to watch! This episode’s primary focus was on Lulu’s character growth, one that we spotted a twinkle (although I don’t know if that was supposed to belong to Lulu, or Emiru, it was a bit vague to me). Next week will be focusing on Homare, perhaps we will be seeing a bit more of the other layers to her character as we did with Saaya in last week’s episode.
NOTICE: Episode 16 Subs is due to be delayed and potentially released a few days before Episode 17! So Episode 16 & 17 will be released as a double post!