Category Archives: Precure

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Smile Precure in Kyoto & Osaka – Miyuki’s ULTRA HAPPY! Wait, she’s not.

Kansai is an ULTRA HAPPY place!

Kansai is an ULTRA HAPPY place!

Greetings!  I’m X10A_Freedom on MyAnimeList and @Kanadebestcure on Twitter.  I am honoured to be guest posting on Moe-Alternative on the subject of Smile Precure locations!  I will be covering Smile Precure Episodes 13-14 where they go on a school trip to Kyoto and Osaka.

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From Villains To Heroines: Dissecting The Four Main Precure Redemption Arcs

Good luck finding an all-villain pic with Twilight, and RIP Cure Dark Dream and Cure Dark Precure ;_;

Good luck finding an all-villain pic with Twilight, and RIP Cure Dark Dream and Cure Dark Precure ;_;

Redemption arcs as a whole are pretty popular in all forms of media, most likely due to the fact that the concept of redemption usually requires a lot of focus and development of the character being redeemed. Precure too has had various different redemption arcs for its villains, but the most known arcs are the ones where the villain ends up becoming a Precure as well. In the currently airing Go! Princess Precure, we also have a villain who sees the light and becomes a Precure, but with three other varying redemption arcs straddling behind it, how does it fare compared to its redemption arc ancestors?   Note! Spoilers for Futari wa Precure: Splash Star, Fresh Precure, Suite Precure, and Go! Princess Precure will be discussed here. 

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Happiness Charge Precure First Impressions – Not Heartcatch, they said

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The most Heartcatch Precure that wasn’t quite Heartcatch Precure, but still Precure nonetheless.

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Yes! Precure 5 Review

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I’m Pretty Cure this is the best Precure cast ever.

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The Selfishness of DokiDoki! Precure’s Writers

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In a similar vein to the enigmatic Regina, the writers of DokiDoki Precure are selfishly trying to encapsulate as much of the franchise’s past success as possible. How has this had an impact on the most recent installment’s direction, composition and characters?

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Smile Precure Review

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Sugar, spice, and everything nice; these are words commonly associated with Toei’s Pretty Cure franchise. Though understandable, this franchise has garnered criticism for its stagnant plot formulas, characters, and juvenile themes. Unfolding in an identical manner to many traditional magical girl tales, Smile Precure perhaps gives the initial impression that it is just another fish lost in the sea of mass consumerism. However, with just a sprinkle of creativity dust, this installment proves that it is still possible (with no pun intended) to transform a standard formula into something possessing a certain charm of its own.

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