Yes newcomers. Even Pretty Cure has swimsuit episodes. It is a tradition even youngsters can enjoy.
We kicked things off with the Hana getting super pumped after seeing a poster for the Night Pool. Her simulation ran wild with how much fun it would be.
Hana’s disapproval convinced the association president to ask the gang for a “young’un’s help” to spruce up the party. Hana happily accepted and they made a quick trip to Hugman General Store to get the supplies.
Back at the pool the Rangers talked about how motivational Hana is being able to bounce back from what happened last time. We’ll get back to that later.
Before we got to the Night Pool party we briefly joined the Dark Corporation going over their New System. We already know President Kurai, Gelos and Reestor (that guy with the fake president hologram). We got a better look at the Destroyer who was appointed Customer Specialist, Bishin. Lastly was the guy whose name I thought was spelled Trauma but is actually “Traum”…I’ll stick with Dr Trauma as it sounds more menacing.
The Power Rangers of this season are attractive for their age but none of the top three are drool worthy. Not even Homare who looks pretty good in her ice skating attire. Do not fret fans of mine who enjoy it when I go crazy over hot anime babes in bikinis. However, there were some who fulfilled my needs.
Yup. It’s Pupple in all her mature glory. Both Charaleet and were also at the party along with other people the Rangers have helped such as the yuri side-couple and that one teacher I honestly forgot about. Anyway the Rangers were rightfully ware of their former enemies but they assured them they were reformed and no longer wanted to fight them.
The second hottie, of course, was Hana’s mom but she didn’t feel like blessing the world with all her glory. Still a lovely woman.
Let’s finally get back to Hana. Little did her friends know that she hadn’t fully recovered from President Kurai’s betrayal. In fact she’s still very much shaken up about it but still does her best to stay positive. Her mom, ever vigilant, noticed something was wrong with her baby girl.
Of course the third hottie was Gelos who preferred teasing me by not showing all her glory. She’s a heel so it kinda made sense. Anyway she caused trouble by spreading negative energy. The darkness was too much for Hana who was still shaky.
Luckily for her our resident gay heroines had other plans. They surprised everyone with a performance so awesome it brought tears to Rory‘s eyes. They were like “Oh no you don’t. We’re gay gays. We have a gaytastic song to sing and no amount of dark energy is gonna to stop us from rocking everyone’s hearts out!”. That was enough to bring Hana back to her senses.
Update: cirno9fan brought up a good point. This is indeed a similar story to when Uzuki “lost her smile” in Idolm@ster: Cinderella Girls. Hopefully it’ll have a similar resolution. For those who saw Cinderella Girls you know what I’m talking about. Also as cirno9fan said there’s one Ranger who hasn’t got the spotlight on her in a while.
You know what came next. “IT’S MORPHIN’ TIME!”
I think this the first time we got to see Cure Amour and Ma Cherie’s special attacks in “Amour Rock N’ Roll” and “Ma Cherie Pop” respectively. Both were pretty cool. The main three Rangers used the combined light energy from the gay performance to unleash the Cure Kaioken again and the lovebirds took down the MOTW off with their finisher.
After the day was once again saved Pupple and Charaleet made a special offer to EmiRuru. They started a talent agency called “Positive Tomorrow Productions” and wanted our lovebirds to be their first clients.
Oh, and as I suspected Daigan, the man who holds the world record for “Quickest PreCure Villain Lieutenant/General elimination”, is also alive and reformed and presumably working together with Pupple and Charaleet. Saaya was relieved he didn’t die.
Good episode overall. Highlights were EmiRuru, as always, the continuation of Hana’s battle with the darkness and Pupple’s bikini.
Next time is something I knew was being hinted at several times throughout the show but didn’t feel like mentioning, the Homare X Harry ship. We’ll probably learn the truth about Harry and his probable connection to the Dark Connection. As for the ship teasing, I don’t have issues with it. When the season was announced I and other PreCure yuri fans thought Harry would get in the way. Luckily we were gifted with EmiRuru and a side-couple who occasionally show up. I personally would like to see the writers explore a certain other hinted ship but for now let the het shippers have their fun.
PS: I’m 100% certain the people over at Overwatch were inspired by this season of PreCure, if you know what I mean.