Post by Cure Kiyoku on Jul 9, 2013 10:54:24 GMT -8
I just watched the more recent DokiDoki Precure. It was so exciting!
I really like Cure Ace. She is so pretty. I wonder why she is different than the others, and why she transforms with Make-up rather than Precure Love Link. I do not recognize the girl who seems to be her civilian identity. Have we seen her before? I wonder if she is the Princess. Is Ai-chan really her fairy?
Hee...by the way, wasn't Ai-chan sweet the way she cheered up Mana-san after Regina-chan got taken back by the Selfish Kingdom. Of course, there would HAVE to be new meanies! I hope the girls are eventually able to rescue Regina-chan. I mean that *has* to happen, right? We can not have anyone lost to evil in Precure, not for good.
Oh dear..heee...I am babbling. It was a REALLY good episode though.
I managed to watch Doki Doki 23 yesterday. I did see it live at broadcast time but I had some kind of a glitch on my device and the sound was very bad. Anyway this dolly really does need Japanese subtitles to hear all the Japanese!
Well it is getting SO exciting and So Mysterious isn't it? Wasn't it strange how Mana-chan's mother suddenly thought Ai-chan was her little sister? Wasn't it curious how Mana-chan saw Regina-san in the crowded street. Was that an illusion?
And who IS Cure Ace? You know, I thought she was Ai-chan for a little while, but clearly she isn't. But Ai-chan seems to be her fairy. Could she be the Princess? She seems to have natural authority over the other Precures - the way she confiscated Mana-chan's Cure Lovies. We know that the Princess, though frozen, is actually conscious and can communicate telepathically though she rarely does. Why rarely? Could she be activating another body?
And Cure Ace is so STRONG - she seems like a powerhouse compared to the others - and they are strong.
The morality/metaphysics is interesting too. Why can Regina-san create a Jikochuu (Selfish) from anyone without their having had selfish thoughts first - it seems like a Faustian Pact without consent - though in fact almost always in the earlier episodes people withdrew their selfish thoughts before they were used. The symbolism of that is important, I think.
Again, Cure Ace told Mana-chan that she would get her Cure Lovies back when she regained her love, but it was love for Regina-san that was causing her to break down, wasn't it? Love in this case seems to mean not only the emotion of love, but loyalty and righteousness. While the lost virtue she referred to was love, the action she required was loyalty to the Precure Vows.
And the other Precure were unaware of these vows until Cure Ace referred to them. So - Faustian pacts without consent. Vows binding that were never taken. These are interesting thoughts aren't they? What do we make of them? If this series were not so metaphysically astute one would put it down to loose thinking, but I don't think it is that for a moment, do you?
The answer is simple, Cure Dolly. Japanese thought presupposes multiple lifetimes. What you are seeing is the spinning of the wheel of samsara, the phala of karma playing itself out in the lives of people who have lived through multiple incarnations.
Post by Cure Yasashiku on Jul 10, 2013 16:45:49 GMT -8
It really was such a good episode. It is possible that the promises were made in past incarnations, but these promises could also be implicit when taking on the mantle of a Cure and are inherent with the archetype. The only penalty for violating the vow is the loss of the power to assume the archetype. Mana-chan actually knowing about the vows as an individual may have been immaterial.
As to Mana-chan's love, I think I understand what Cure Ace was talking about. There was something similar in Suite Precure. I know most of you have not seen that through yet, but Cure Muse has a very similar dilemma. Heeee...I will not give any more spoilers (or at least I will try not to). Mana-chan was breaking down assuming she lost Regina-chan for good to King Selfish. I think that Cure Ace was talking about a bit of a higher form of love, and of love manifest through the Precure archetype. Precure love (I think) is love for Regina-chan's True Self, and for continuing to fight for Regina-chan's True Self, not love for the False Self, or even the little self, that was taken by King Selfish. If Mana-chan gave in to despair, she would not be able to help anyone, including Regina-chan.
Hee...I don't know if I am right about this, but it seemed the best explanation.
(Oh, and I don't know why Regina-chan could create a Selfish without an open door, unless it was already there in some form anyways that did not show).
Post by Cure Yasashiku on Aug 20, 2013 16:17:01 GMT -8
This week's episode of DokiDoki Precure was so sweet. I really thought it had an interesting lesson. The fairies wanted to learn how to be human in order to help their partners. Sharuru, in particular, wanted to help Mana-chan because she was so busy. It turned out that Sharuru was needed most in her regular fairy form. I think that the lesson is that we are in the form that we are supposed to be in for what we need to do.
Although, Sharuru needed to find that out for herself. She did not know that before she tried to become human for a bit.
In any case, the fairies in this series are such darlings, aren't they?
Post by Cure Kiyoku on Sept 3, 2013 16:32:33 GMT -8
Well, it looks like Cure Ace is NOT the first Precure, but but but....we found out who the first Precure was! Cure Empress! Wasn't that interesting about Precure being around for 10,000 years? I am looking forward to finding out the powers of the Crystal Mirror.
Another thing was curious. The girls got the Crystal Mirror even though they failed the test by all rational standards. They got it because Cure Heart refused to give up, no matter how many times she had to try. Usually, when that happens the girls get a new power to help them pass the test, but this time it was just the intention never to give up that was the key!
Rather ironically, if anyone asks me "What do you miss about home in Japan" I would have to say that the only thing I REALLY miss is Japanese anime.
Specfically Doki Doki Precure. After seeing it every week for ages, I now don't see it at all. This is decidedly not a Precure household. The other was but that was hardly a huge advantage as the Precure was very quiet, with noisy children and no subtitles (I do need my Japanese subtitles I am afraid) and ended in a disciplinary Precure ban that only finished the week Doki Doki wasn't shown.
Do you think the fairies are saying "Concentrate on your work. You can watch Precure when you get back"?
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Post by Cure Yasashiku on Sept 4, 2013 6:19:03 GMT -8
That could be. You will have time for Precure when you get back! It could also be that it is not time for you to watch yet. I have noticed that I seem to see episodes right when I most need them. It could be that the fairies will prompt you to watch the right episode at the exact right time!
Post by Cure Yasashiku on Dec 12, 2013 14:23:20 GMT -8
Oh gosh, I just saw episode 43 of DokiDoki Precure! It was just the sweetest episode. It made me cry!
It is looking more like Aguri-chan is the Princess, doesn't it. Cure Utsukushiku and I have a theory that is a bit revised from Cure Kiyoku's previous theory. Maybe Regina-san, Aguri-chan, and Ai-chan are all different parts of the Princess! The Princess is still frozen, although she can talk through the mirror every now and then.
If that is the case, what will happen if the Princess wakes up? Will they all go back into her?
Isn't it really getting exciting, though? I can not wait until the next episode, which looks like it will be the Nativity episode!