Smile Precure 09: USOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Ahh April Fool’s. I even wrote my own post for that. Yayoi got the brilliant idea to tell Miyuki that she’s transferring soon, but Miyuki ran off before she could say it was a joke. Honestly, I don’t know who I blame more for this mess. The whole group catches wind of the lie, and everyone tries to comfort Yayoi – who was too quiet and shy to be able to tell them to stop talking and explain that it was a lie.Soon the entire class knew about it and threw her a congratulatory goodbye party, complete with a board of signatures. Welp. Really got out of hand there. Yayoi runs out and has the usual battle with the Red Oni, who “tricks” them by telling the Akanbe to do one attack and have it do the other.Really? Girls? You’re gonna listen to what he says and act based on that? And calling him out on a “dirty trick”? It’s a battle, use misinformation to your advantage! Hell, Cure Beat outright trolled the bad guys! Ellen’s awesome <3 *cough* Ahem. Where was I? Oh right, Red Oni let the Cures discuss the lie for several minutes. Then yawns and whines about it instead of attacking when they were distracted. DUMBEST VILLAIN! EVER! INCLUDING ALL THAT CRAP GUILTY SHOE CHURNS OUT! Peace becomes determined and takes care of the Akanbe herself (YAY SOMEONE WHO’S NOT MIYUKI GETS THE SPOTLIGHT THIS TIME) while the other 4 Cures stand by looking dumb. Neither Beauty’s intelligence nor March’s speed kicked in to make any difference. Of course everyone makes up and is Ul~tu~ra Happy!

The lesson that Peace said is to not tell lies that hurt other people, but personally I say just don’t tell any lies (unless you’re skipping class/homework, but you didn’t read that here). My April Fool’s post outright says that it’s a joke post at the bottom, though apparently people didn’t scroll down to read it. And believe it or not I actually had many points I made by writing that post, some explicit and some unwritten.

The writing for the latter half of this episode didn’t sit well with me again. The parts leading up to the battle were good, and I can easily believe someone like Yayoi being unable to tell the truth after being swept up in the momentum of the other four. The battle, however, was stupid. As previously mentioned, the Cures are crappy tacticians for falling for the misinformation, the Red Oni let them talk out the lie, and everyone becomes useless to give Yayoi a chance to shine.

Otherwise, it was pretty enjoyable (I feel like I say this every week, I don’t know why but I just really like watching Smile even when it has stupid moments) and Yayoi’s cuteness throughout the episode really made my day shine.