Anime Review

Post-Precure Post: Dokidoki! Precure Episode 28!

By VIR on August 16, 2013

This week in Dokidoki! Precure we were greeted with a time honored tradition: the summer festival episode. Usually presented in an light-hearted and fun way, episode 28 presents an inconsequential and clichéd yet fun nonetheless time with the Doki gang.

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Post-Precure Post: Dokidoki! Precure Episode 27!

By VIR on August 08, 2013

This week’s episode of Dokidoki! Precure pretty much summed up all of my problems with the show thus far (and, yes, I’m jumping right into the thick of it today). With a lack of emphasis and a break-neck pace, there is little to no room for development and weight and many things come off as flat.

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Post-Precure Post: Dokidoki! Precure Episode 26!

By VIR on July 31, 2013

This week’s episode of Dokidoki! Precure focused on Rikka’s continuing development with a surprise interjection from Ira of the Selfish Trio. Though this episode was a recycled version of episode 14, it was freshened up a bit with new considerations and ideas that made the whole experience pertinent.

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I just wanna start off saying that Rikka is the best.
There.

Post-Precure Post: Dokidoki! Precure Episode 25!

By VIR on July 25, 2013

This week in Dokidoki! Precure we were met with an earth shattering revelation, a completely unprecedented event: a male Precure joined the fray!
. . .
Almost.
Dokidoki lives up to Toei’s long running gag of introducing “joke” Cures into an episode. These Jo-Cures (sorry. . . the pun called to me) range from silly to serious, situational to exploitative. They can be used in making a point in the story or scene and/or to simply prod the adult male fanbase; either way, Jo-Cures are always a very memorable and interesting part of a season’s Precure show.

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Petite Precure-Post: Milk Helps Build Strong Characters

By VIR on July 20, 2013

Milk is one of the three central mascot characters in the fourth season of Pretty Cure, Yes! Precure 5. Fluffy eared and the utmost champion of being a hateful nag, she purports herself a caregiver to none of ther than the Princes of the Palmier Kingdom themselves! What may seem like a simple and callous character at first, Milk quickly grows into a deep and expressive character with many endearing and important facets to both herself and the story.

Post-Precure Post: Dokidoki! Precure Episode 24!

By VIR on July 16, 2013

This week on Dokidoki! Precure, plot holes were dug and the cast fell right in. With the primary focus on forward facing story and the seemingly uncaring attitude towards how said story is told and developed, there have been many pitfalls present (Alice, I’m looking at you) that have been destructive as a whole to the show. There are a number of decidedly dire detriments to Dokidoki’s story telling, but none as notable as Ai-chan, especially this week.

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Post-Precure Post: Dokidoki! Precure Episode 23!

By VIR on July 09, 2013

This week on Dokidoki: Cure Ace.
Yup, just a good heaping helping of mystery and intrigue (and Mana dealing with feelings and loss, but that’s beside the point; I mean, Cure Ace!) We got to see and learn a lot of cool, showy, and epic things about Cure Ace in episode 23, but there is one thing that I’d like to talk about today that titillated me: Cure Ace’s call to henshin.

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Post-Precure Post: Dokidoki! Precure Episode 22!

By VIR on July 02, 2013

[Warning: spoilers for past Precure shows ahead]
So.
We met Cure Ace this week.
And, sure enough, the whole scenario wasn’t what anyone was expecting: Regina isn’t Cure Ace. This isn’t the first time this has happened, a character being flaunted as the potential next Precure and then WHAMMO! nothing comes of it; Regina not becoming Ace is part of a long running tradition by Toei to troll its fanbase with teases and last minute switcheroos, especially when it concerns new Cures. This has happened three time prior to Dokidoki, and I’m sure it won’t be the last.

The OtakuDX Show with Veef and Deef - Episode 12: Our shining Dafoement.

By Dkun on June 28, 2013

Despite some slight technical hiccups, we bring you the latest episode of the OtakuDX Show with Veef and Deef. In this episode we confirm that Yamato is totally dead, that there is too much robot news to talk about right now, and that Takehito Koyasu keeps sneaking into our Japanese cartoons. You can download the new episodes HERE and HERE.

 

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Post-Precure Post: Dokidoki! Precure Episode 21!

By VIR on June 25, 2013

Episode 21 of Dokidoki! Precure was intense. I don’t think there’s any other way to say it; this was an epic week, and it’s only going to get more exciting! Among the amazing character moments riled with emotion and surprise (ones that shocked me to no end), we get one that was quite interesting, one that intrigues me.

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Post-Precure Post: Dokidoki! Precure Episode 20!

By VIR on June 18, 2013

Episode 20 of Dokidoki! Precure continues this week with vast developments in the main story and quest of the Pretty Cure. This vast and seemingly quick story progress brings up a few points about the show so far both bother and excite me, detract and highly engage me.

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You know, I kinda saw this coming back in episode 04, but Alice is doing that thing that I feared she would: she—along with the stalwart and mustachioed Sebastian—is becoming the ‘Cure all for any major problem faced by the Precures (and yes, that pun was intended).

Petite Precure-Post: Personifying Playing Cards

By VIR on June 13, 2013

The main theme in Dokidoki! Precure is that of playing cards. We see this present in the Cure’s names and their attacks; we also get to see this in numbers and the names of characters and places (four members, Joe Okada, Trump Kingdom, etc.). Besides the obvious usage of this theme, there are a few others that are a little less blatant, a few which might have stronger implications of story, character, and plot.

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Post-Precure Post: Dokidoki! Precure Episode 19!

By VIR on June 10, 2013

Episode 19 of Dokidoki! Precure was quite… silly, for lack of a better word. We were presented with a battle between the Selfish Trio (now Selfish Quartet, really) and the Precures for sole ownership of all five Royal Crystals. If taken at face value, this episode is silly fun at its core; however, if one delves, there are gems just under the surface.
[P.S. BioShock spoilers ahead for all those who haven’t played it]

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Post-Precure Post: Dokidoki! Precure Episode 18!

By VIR on June 04, 2013

Episode 18 of Dokidoki! Precure was one of excellent exposition as to who our friend Jonathan Klondike is (or claims to be). From this we got to experience Kenzaki’s struggles with accepting this wild claim and her retaliation because of it.

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Post-Precure Post: Dokidoki! Precure Episode 17!

By VIR on May 28, 2013

Episode 17 of Dokidoki! Precure was a miasma of stunning reveals, each more exacerbating than the last. This truly was reveal central, with many new ideas and potential consequences and events emanating from them.

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As I said only a few moments ago, we got a lot of stunning reveals this week, most notably (and importantly) Joe Okada’s true identity: Jonathan Klondike, the fiancé of Princess Marie Ange!

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Post-Precure Post: Dokidoki! Precure Episode 16!

By VIR on May 20, 2013

Episode 16 of Dokidoki! Precure introduces the power-struggle of possession between Mana and Regina. Regina finds Mana to be insatiably interesting and wants her for herself, for Mana to be her best friend. Mana obliges to only find her distanced from her true friends, thus starting a whole new entanglement.

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Post-Precure Post: Dokidoki! Precure Episode 15!

By VIR on May 15, 2013

Episode 15 of Dokidoki! Precure delves more into the search for the Princess all the while introducing more of the character of Regina and her importance and wild and wicked nature to the story at hand.

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Post-Precure Post: Dokidoki! Precure Episode 14!

By VIR on May 10, 2013

Episode 14 of Dokidoki! Precure has a focus on Rikka and her goals as a daughter and a girl. We see development on her dependency on others and her ability to outwardly express herself for things that she wants to do and be.

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Post-Precure Post: Dokidoki! Precure Episode 13!

By VIR on May 01, 2013

Episode 13 is an Alice episode (finally); it sets Alice in the spot light and develops her as a calm and collected protector, a protector of her friends and ideals, a newly gained outlook for her.

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Post-Precure Post: Dokidoki! Precure Episode 11!

By VIR on April 17, 2013

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Episode 11 of Dokidoki! Precure introduces new items, topics, and character traits (no matter how backwards they may seem to be) all the while cohesively developing the team and keeping the story moving at a pleasant pace.

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