Hugtto! Precure Episode 20
Hana is out of commission this week, Saaya and Homare are already scheduled to chase their dreams, who is left to save the day? Cure Amour and Cure Ma Cherrie’s of course!
Hana still showed up to the scene though.
This week’s episode only made me appreciate Lulu’s and Emiru’s friendship even more. The two of them are absolutely selfless with each other, adamantly refusing to claim what was previously the only preheart and their convictions helped create a miracle. They are themed around Song and Dance, making it to so the two would perform while they fight. But cool as it is, I don’t think Cure Amour and Ma Cherrie will be singing every time they fight… though it would make sense if they do. And I must say, the first thing I thought was when they started singing and fighting was Mermaid Melody! Man that brings back memories.
Cure Amour and Ma Cherrie’s designs and transformations has to be one of the bests I have seen in a long time. The transformation sequence itself was absolutely stunning and fun to watch. I loved how it incorporated their friendship and highlighted what makes them special, together they are a pair, and one cannot be complete without the other. However I was a little bit sad that they didn’t end up sharing a Preheart, I thought that probably would have been really cool, but it was still neat to see a miracle did play out, where the Goddess responded to their wishes and created a fifth preheart. So as long as one has the convictions and the potential to draw out a Precure power, in theory, it seems it is entirely possible for anyone to become a precure, so as long as the Goddess receives their wish.
There is no doubt in my mind that George is the big bad. He subtly highlighted his scary side, and it was enough for both Harry and Hugtan to recognize something was amiss. If Hugtan drops her smile, you know something is wrong. Now that he has encountered her in person, it makes me wonder if this will influence how Criasu will operate from here on out. Originally they were targeting the mirai crystals, and were working to defeat the precures, but it feels like if anything, George was able to confirm his suspicions, and we may see the enemy start to specifically target Hugtan— who that is undoubtedly far easier to find and obtain.
But there was also another thing that drew my attention, and that was the scene when the “CEO” was scolding Pupple. It was hard to tell, but it almost looked as though their blue colleague (I don’t know his name) was in control/typing out exactly what the “CEO” was saying. I could be wrong, but he will surely turn out to be a very important character in the future. Another thing that crossed my mind, is the possibility Pupple doesn’t realize that George *could be (yet to be officially confirmed) the CEO. That would be pretty awkward… Right now, I am under the impression Pupple might think he’s a writer of a sort. Well either way, we will probably gain some more information the next time we see her visit him.
However Homare grilled Harry a bit today by calling him out for keeping them in the dark. He says he isn’t doing anything of the sort, but in truth, Harry does have a lot of secrets, and he certainly doesn’t want anyone to know about it. Rather, it is likely he believes the less they know, the safer he and Hugtan will be. In fact, besides transforming into a Hamster, one has to wonder if Harry has (or had) any powers of his own.
Although the story has shifted to what is turning out to be Emiru’s and Lulu’s Character Arc, Criasu is also quietly planning their next move. With all the fluff in the air at the moment, I get the sense this phase is the calm before the storm. One of the most important things to notice is that Saaya and Homare didn’t have time to be a precure, both of them were busy making progress towards their dreams. Homare won her first competition since she has returned to the ice, and Saaya finally passed an audition. As for Hana, her dream is a little different than theirs, and is one that will grow along with her in due time. Hopefully she will recognize that, otherwise it’s possible this will be another conflict she will face, where she can’t help but feel she’s lagging behind.
And yooooooo!!! Did Henri give Emiru’s brother concert tickets to give her as a way to help the two of them mend their relationship? If so, oh my god I love him even more. I am so relieved her brother finally got over his shitty attitude and is now officially supporting her dream as a musician and her love for the guitar. He has also softened up to Henri, no longer judging him for being different. It is a huge step in the right direction! I am just glad they put a close to that chapter!
Random Note of the Week: HAHAHA I SPOT HINASE (Trumpet Player)! OOOOH WORRIED ABOUT HER. HAHA! THE OTHER GUY NOTICED.
OH HE LIKES HER. IM SURE.