Posted by psgels on 28 February 2010 with categories: Heartcatch Precure



I’ve tried watching a Precure before, but the furthest I got was with Fresh Precure (the one of last year), at around episode 6. The thing with that series is: there was just no conflict! The three main characters had no worries, flaws or anything negative. Especially Love, the lead one: she was just having fun every single day, ran around with a random idol, and because of that the battles felt as mundane as having lunch. Talk about contrast with Heart Catch.

This series surely wastes no time with the character-development, seriously. I expected this episode to be just a random monster one, and but instead the creators don’t intend to just waste these episodes and instead build further upon the chemistry between the two lead characters. The result was such an adorable episode, and I’m growing to like Tsubomi more and more.

That really begs the question: what ever could the creators have planned for the rest of this series? I mean, there still are what? 46 episodes left? Most mahou shoujo of this type generally use these first number of episodes to flesh out their cast, but this episode went much further than that. I see this as a hint for some very interesting plans for this series’ latter half.
Rating: ** (Excellent)

6 Responses

  1. Shippoyasha says:

    A Precure show with more than a gimmicky mid-show twist? That’d be pretty interesting. I truly do hope they do some more innovative things than the Precure status quo.

  2. inkka says:

    When the first time that Erika can transform to precure. I begin to think about difference between two. Erika can do anything and go pro like..five minutes in ep3 but Tsubomi uses full one eps and She still some of low level.

    they aware about this different between two and can development this problem very well. You know Erika has many skill and talent but her heart should improve.Many of her words make people cried. But Tsubomi can fixed that problem. Because She is very kind heart. I think it make Erika begin to change.

    Chemistry between two is very perfect. Thanks for sub-plot again.Because It make story has much more impact. I like it too much.

  3. Julian says:

    Just wishing that they are going to like put in peril or something similar. That way, there’s no way on losing that edge. And then ends off with a bang. I know this is like your typical formula but with gorgeous animations like this, it’s on of those perfect formulas that’s gonna work for this anime.

  4. Firechick says:

    I thought this was the best episode of Heartcatch so far. Tsubomi and Erika’s chemistry is quite good, even though they’re opposites in some ways. Opposites do attract after all! I never watched the previous Precure series, so this one’s my first…and I sure am enjoying it!

  5. pirupirutenshi says:

    You chose the shittiest PreCure to start with then. I hated Fresh, but the others are good. Especially in terms of conflict for the characters and as a team. (But then again, you also thought it was cheap, right?)

    PreCure is always about developing the characters further and exploring themes, so there’s plenty left for them to do. It’s fresh in even the reptitive parts. I just want to see the enemies be as awesome and fun as they have been in the others. I guess Kumojacky is this season’s Kintolesky. Just lacking a little of the bad assery.

  6. Firechick says:

    Actually, from what I hear Fresh Precure gets a thousand times better after the first ten episodes. A lot of people keep praising it up the wazoo, especially the episodes 22-23, which are supposedly very epic.

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  • Raggers
    (Saturday, Mar 28. 2015 02:19 AM)
    @Aidan: true, but I don’t think the level is anywhere close to a true shounen. And once the basic rules are established it’s strategising and straight out fighting.
    I’d be more inclined to call it seinen with shounen elements than actually shounen.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 09:59 PM)
    Good all action finale to cap off Garo there, went out with a bang, though thing is I have no idea where their going to go with this when the movie, second season comes along, this seems like a pretty good point to finish.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:35 PM)
    I think that just about all the manga serialized in ultra jump feel less seinen than those serialized in other seinen magazines.
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:19 PM)
    There’s plenty of in battle explaining. I don’t think there’s been a battle without in battle explaining. You got the first time villain that ends up a good guy. You got powerups and levels of quinques. There’s a ton of shounen elements.
    Just because something has gore does not make it seinien. Deadman wonderland is Shounen and it has just as much gore and torture.
  • Raggers
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 02:52 PM)
    @Emma: ah, yes.
    @Aidan: How so? A variety of weapons and abilities does not turn something into a shounen battle manga.
    I’d need a lot more random in-battle explaining secret powers to your opponent, and a lot more mercy to not consider it seinen.
    Also, torture, balls and limbs being chopped off as a sick joke, slicing people in half without warning, breaking half their bones…
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 12:44 PM)
    I felt that the story became too shounen battle manga When at first it was portrayed as seinien. Especially with the quineqes and such.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 12:06 PM)
    @Raggers: His past with the old lady ghoul where he was castrated =<
  • Raggers
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:48 AM)
    @Emma: which moment is that?
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:26 AM)
    @Raggers : And in one moment, a rather disturbing development.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:24 AM)
    @Raggers: Actually, thinking it over you’ve got a point there, As I had said I’ve been marathoning re and come to think of it, it is more enjoyable to do so that way.

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