Hugtto! Precure Episode 36 & 37
What we had hoped we were going to get… VS what we got…
I am so glad I made the decision to hold this off until this week because I would have lost my mind, hell. I don’t think I would have come back for this week after episode 36, because I am beyond frustrated with the decisions being made with this show.
First of all, what in the world were they thinking? None of this was necessary. THIS SPECIAL WAS UNNECESSARY. You know what would’ve been better, ADDRESS WHAT’S BROKEN IN THIS SERIES. DON’T MAKE IT WORSE!!!!!
There were so many problems with this special even happening in the first place, that I have officially reached the point where I am basically done with this series. I legitimately don’t know what to say about this show anymore. Frankly these two episodes of the 15th Anniversary “Special” served more as the series’ last nail on the coffin. I am flabbergast on how in the world they thought this would be some genius idea, when we have an entire movie coming out later this week.
Like you are kidding me? Episode 36 and 37, is like a condensed version of YGO ARC-V‘s curse of the cameos from the past all over again. AND IT STILL HAUNTS ME TO THIS DAY!
And you know what I think? They should have just used this bloody plot-line for the god damn movie! It’s not like they give a shit about the main characters in this series to begin with. Their development are virtually nonexistent, two of their major fights against the enemies featured the cameos from the past, and possibly converted George (who is supposed to be the big bad) to boot, I am just so disappointed in their decision making for this show, this is not precure title I am going to fondly look back too. This series is a god damn mess and I frustrated because the base storyline absolutely had potential, especially with the way Hugtan has been handled up until now (as babies and these fairy plots usually super annoying to watch).
Or at least, don’t get the series’ villains involved with the special appearance. Use something else, just keep the cameo special SEPERATE from what’s going on the series. There were no merits to this special, it did nothing to make Hugtto Precure better, in fact they made it worse, and it already had enough problems to begin with!
What really set me off in this episode, was how Dr. Traum has been watered down into a “clown” and then all the sudden, he is super over-powered to the extent the original Hugtto group wouldn’t have stood a chance— it’s so stupid! First Pupple and now you have the cameo of the pasts help defeat Dr. Traum? So yeah, I am not happy about that at all. This is the one thing I did not want them to do, and they freaking did it.
I also absolutely hate how Lulu’s and Dr. Traum’s backstory was shoved to the side. WE WERE GIVEN NOTHING. ABSOLUTELY. NOTHING. EXCEPT FOR FREAKING REGRET AND THAT’S NOT HELPFUL WHEN—– You know what, it’s not even worth the energy to rant about it…. Needless to say, it’s absolutely a shame how they used Dr. Traum’s character. What a freaking waste.
On top of that, episode 37 left it really unclear to me as to where George stands after all of this. It looks as though he has come to accept that time cannot be stopped, like… what the frick going on now? Are you telling me he’s actually done? That this fight made him magically realize that his approach is wrong? If so, what an awful cop out.
And so that leads us to look at Risutor. Does this event officially promote him into the role as the next Big Bad? Will he be taking over George’s role as the final villain in a similar way as Go! Princess Precure (only this time with garbage execution?) On one hand, yes I can see how and why that would play out to be the case, but I certainly and absolutely do not want it to happen in this way.
Let me tell you the only good thing that came out of Episode 37, and that was the animation. Screw everything else, let’s just appreciate the stunning works of the fights, the transitions, it was just beautiful to watch. This is litterally the only reason I would tell you watch this episode, is just to see the fight, because the animators absolutely need recognition and credit when it’s due!
Honestly, this is probably the most I have ever been annoyed with precure. I know this series is almost over, but DANG IT, I am seriously losing my patience with this show. There’s another Sunday show I got my eye on (Tsurune, I plan watch it later tonight) that just started this week, and if nobody else wants it, and I like it, I am certainly tempted to pick that up in Hugtto’s Precure’s place if I have to. That’s how frustrated I am with the decisions they have made. But on the flip-side of things, this is was a 15th anniversary special, and I fear I might acting too hasty because I am so riled up right now about the way they went about it. I think I should at least give it one more episode to see where they actually plan to go after this, and what actually became of George (not to mention Gelos is still in the mix of descending into madness). Since Risutor will be making his move again, it seems he’s trying to recruit some familiar faces, but I mean, obviously it’s not gonna pay off. The real question we should be asking ourselves at this point, is if we will be seeing development of Henry being lured to the dark side, because it’s something that has been quickly overshadowed over the past four weeks.
Next week, it’s going to be a Halloween themed episode… We will see how I feel then.
That being said, I can’t believe it’s almost the end of October…. Time sure flies.