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Feb 22, 2011 10:34 PM

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Good first episode. Better than I thought it would be....

Kawaii outfits <33
Mar 7, 2011 1:04 AM

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Looks like being a precure runs in the family, well, at least concerning the grandma.
Mar 7, 2011 1:11 AM

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Looks like being a precure runs in the family, well, at least concerning the grandma.
Mar 7, 2011 1:12 AM

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Looks like being a precure runs in the family, well, at least concerning the grandma.
May 3, 2011 6:46 AM

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zakenna lol
Mar 8, 2012 7:39 PM

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That was actually adorable. I am successfully hooked into a really long franchise!
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Feb 28, 2015 10:43 PM

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This is pretty cool! I should have started watching this sooner! I saw an episode or two of this on TV about six years ago or so, but they took it off the air. I'm glad that I can now watch it in its entirety.
Jan 10, 2016 6:49 AM

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And thus begins my mission to watch everything Pretty Cure, movies included.

I have to say, the first episode wasnt as bad as i thought it would be. It was actually pretty adorable. Both mains seem to be likable enough, and the action, while not great, was alright. Definetly a good first impression.

Also, the Villain seems to be David Bowie from Labyrinth, which is the best thing ever.

Edit: Oh, and i really like the intro too. Its actually quite catchy.^^
Modified by PlagueDoctorD, Jan 10, 2016 7:35 AM
May 5, 2016 10:06 AM

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why am i doing this to myself
Jun 20, 2016 10:01 PM

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Decided to give this franchise a chance on a whim,recently been hating every show I've started so hopefully this will be a nice change of pace.

Jan 7, 2017 2:46 AM
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I am watching Futari wa Precure. I never thought I'd live to see the day.

The brains and brawn duo. Superstitions. Popularity issues. Boyfriend issues. Collectable gems. Collectable cards. Fancy gadgets. An easily manufactured pouch for them to go into. All the colors of the rainbow, bright and bold, in spite of the main characters being black and white. Mascots. A transformation scene that must have lasted a good minute or two. Grand speeches about defeating evil and calling out attack names. A set up for a monster-of-the-week scenario. Shouting into the sky only for the camera to zoom out, highlighting the supposed absurdity of the situation. It's been so long since I've watched a magical girl show, especially one that's not some sort of parody or twist on the concept. It's almost refreshing in a sense, but goodness gracious.

This was made back in 2004, but I'm actually surprised by two things: the level of self-awareness the show has for a few magical girl cliches such as the previously mentioned battle speeches, and the fact that the girls aren't straight up magical. In fact, the first thing they did was attempt to fight hand-to-hand, and they were doing quite well. From the analogy I've been made aware of, if Nanoha is Gundam, then Pretty Cure would be synonymous with Dragon Ball Z. That's the mindset I'm going into the franchise with, and while I'm not expecting adrenaline-powered action scenes, I'm curious to see where that reputation came from.
Apr 26, 2017 10:23 PM

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Well that was thoroughly amusing.

Cure Black and Cure White's starting dynamic is almost the opposite of what I thought it would be. I figured Black would be a lot more assertive and aggresive with White being more subdued and submissive, but it turned out that Honoka/White just rolled with everything and took to it while Nagisa/Black was basically dragged into it kicking and screaming.

The way they fought felt genuine in that you could their inexperience was conveyed well: The way Black ran up to Pissard and tackled him, for example, is something you might expect of someone who actually has no idea how to fight in the first place.

I'm curious about the cards since none of the later Precures I've seen had anything like that. Maybe they'll get some sort of magical abilities from them? This iteration in particular has that Sailor Moon x Dragon Ball rep though, so it's hard to say how that will factor in.

Fun episode. It definitely has that oldschool mahou shoujo vibe to it.
Modified by TripleSRank, Apr 26, 2017 10:32 PM
Jun 16, 2017 11:27 PM
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The sequence before the OP is kinda EPIC isn't it!!!! passing each other by without realizing their fates are intertwined, plus, they're both competent girls!!! And it's done so fast, no fuzz, just really concise.
I musta seen it before!!! THE OP SOUNDS SO FAMILIAR
Jun 16, 2017 11:28 PM
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Is that a bit of jazz/ swing in the soundtrack??
Jun 16, 2017 11:55 PM
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Not been this fuwa fuwa happy for an OP and ED since CCS's first OP and ED!!!! the voice of the singer is so retro, like from back in the 90s.
Yukishiro's voiced by seiyuu of Li Meiling!!! And how the hell is Mepuru voiced by Seki Tomokazu?
Other than that, pretty standard ep.
OH, the best thing is Yukishiro, she's kinda mature, so positive, takes thing as it is, don't question much. Hahaha and so smart!!
Modified by Sean_Nessman, Jun 16, 2017 11:59 PM
Jun 16, 2017 11:58 PM
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Yes, lol. I thought they would end the fight by Fuzakenna or sth
Nov 5, 2018 5:35 AM

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After the amazing ride I had so far with Precure (Hugtto, Heartcatch, Princess and Smile, all of them amazing) it's time to finally go for the original!

I remember watching a bit of this as a kid, and I definitely recognized both OP and ED songs.

Pretty good first impression, when it comes to the character introductions and the comedy I think it did a great job getting me interested, on the other hand the transformation scene was far from impressing me in comparison to newer ones, and while the animation of the fight was nice looking, it felt a bit too slow in the movements.

With that said, I'm definitely interested on watching more, I hope I get to love this version as much as the others so far!

Apr 7, 3:40 AM

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AC/DC vs Kiss?

Also, the Kiss guy is like a stormtrooper... it's like the make-up blinds him.

Modified by Tyranth, Apr 7, 3:51 AM
Jul 22, 8:40 AM

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The aesthetics are unbelievable when it comes to their magical clothes. I stan.

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