Hugtto! Precure Episode 2
As expected “Cure Yell” is becoming a huge hit popularity at school, and as much as Hana wants to tell everyone/reveal she is the heroine herself, Harry told her she must keep it a secret. (But it won’t stay a secret for long if she transforms in front of other students, ahahahaha!). Much to my amusement, Hana ignored Harry’s point of searching for the remaining precures, claiming she will protect Hugtan on her own, because being a hero on her own is way cooler. That sentiment didn’t last long when she became inspired by Saaya and was about to ask her to join them just as the enemy attacks.
This week, Saaya joins the team as Cure Ange, the Precure of Wisdom. Fits her just right as she is someone who likes to learn all sorts of things. (Not to mention, what a gorgeous design and transformation!) It also appears all of the precure’s special attack will have them say, “hooray, hooray” which is fine but otherwise a bit surprising. (That being said, I don’t think we necessarily have to worry about Hana’s saying her mantra too much!)
And Saaya is absolutely adorable. She is hands down, the cutest precure I have seen to date. Her sweet and caring personality, her humbleness, and the way she blushes, what is there not to like about her? She is so loveable! She has not only won my heart, but it looks like Harry the mouse, is quite smitten himself. I have a feeling Cure Ange might become his bias! HAHAHAHA!
Speaking of Harry, while it’s nothing new or unexpected to see “Precure fairies” or “creatures” take on a human form, but when Harry transformed I was completely caught off guard. This was my response: “HE TRANSFOR- WHAT THE HELL HE’S HOT? WHAT!?!?!? THAT WAS SO UNEXPECTED.”
Oh boy, I can already sense my inner shipping fangirl is already itching to ship Saaya and Harry together.
Although nothing particularly major in terms of events happened this episode, we were given some major plot points. It was a pleasant surprise since sometimes the writers like to take their time with dropping plot hints, but it really works in their favour to start it this early on. Hana experienced what appears to be either Hugtan’s memories. The flashback showed the other precures calling out to the girl who I assume is Hugtan, before falling silent. It appears the other precure may have fallen, and left the Mirai Crystal in her hands. However the big question I keep asking myself is, where was this battle initially set? As of right now, we haven’t been told about “alternative realms” and such. All we know is that the enemy is threatening to rob the future (“time will stop”), and without a future, Hugtan will never grow up.
Another thing to pay close attention to is the fact Harry carries three more prehearts, revealing there will a fourth precure who is expected to join their team in the future. Although I have already have my suspicions on Hugtan being the fourth member, the dream further implies that perhaps Hugtan has been reverted to a infant state.
Overall this was a really good way to follow up the pilot. I am loving the characters and their dynamics with each other, and I get the sense this series will have promising storyline.