Smile Precure 08: Beware of Rings

The Freaky Friday Flip episode! A pair of rings swap Miyuki and Candy’s minds into each other’s bodies, and hilarity ensues. One can only question the logic of trying to have Candy pass as Miyuki at school instead of just returning home. Candy makes an absolute fool of Miyuki in every class, utterly destroying her reputation, failing her tests and giving her a bunch of extra homework to do. It was funny at first, then it just made me cringe (I have a fear of embarrassing situations).

Her friends have to keep looking out for CanMiyuki, and were exhausted by the end of the day. It is then revealed that the creator of the rings was OBAAAAAAA-CHAAAAAAAN and that the red oni accidentally dropped them on earth. 

Candy couldn’t transform in Miyuki’s body, and the 4 other Cures were taken out of the battle by being turned into sushi rolls. This leaves Miyuki in Candy’s body to go against the Akanbe, fighting with Candy’s ears.

Oh and Akane does a spectacular sushi roll attack on OBAAAAAAAAAA-CHAAAAAAAN.

Everything works out fine, they steal the potion to dispel magic (why would oba-chan tell them how to dispel it in the first place?) and return to their bodies.

It’s a pretty straightforward comedy episode, with a little bit about understanding how hard Candy is trying hard for Miyuki that I didn’t really like. Just because there were good intentions doesn’t mean any mess ups should be completely forgiven. But it’s Precure, everything’ll just be happy happy.

The small high mobility Akanbe and Cure Candy remind me of a Gundam game I saw people playing a loooong time ago, where the only thing I remember about it was that the Acguy was extremely overpowered since it was so small and fast that no one else can hit it. Oh come on, it’s me, of course I’m gonna see similarities to Gundam without even trying.

I’m not sure how long I’m gonna keep blogging Smile Precure, I keep putting off actually watching the ep because episodic blogging feels like a chore and really takes away a chunk of my enjoyment. Maybe I should switch back to only writing about anime when there’s something specific I want to talk about. Also, as with this episode sometimes I don’t have much to talk about. On the other hand, sticking to blogging each episode is a way to make sure that I’m writing regularly instead of throwing a random post in once a month or something.