KiraKira ☆ PreCure a la Mode‘s entire team has been assembled as of last episode, so with their introductions done, the 7th episode reveals a bit more about the fairy mascot Pekorin.
Turns out Yukari does know Akira, as they go to the same school. As such, she was aware from the beginning of Akira’s gender leading to Ichika become flustered as seen above. Anyways, in this episode, Ichika tries making doughnuts.
Chourou decides to tell the girls about the Sweets Workshop of Strawberry Mountain, which was where he and Pekorin were based before the explosion the girls witnessed back in the first episode.
Though Pekorin was prone to mistakes, her friends encouraged her to try her best. Of course, their baking produced a lot of kira-kiraru, which drew the attention of the kira-kiraru thieves.
Chourou tried to fend them off, and the result was the aforementioned explosion – Pekorin’s friends were scattered, and Chourou
died lost his physical body.
Ichika chases after Pekorin, and she ends up stumbling upon an empty space that may or may not have some significance later on… Himari and Aoi catch up with Ichika and tell her that they’ve found Pekorin.
Ichika attempts to make doughnuts again, though this time on her own. She loudly laments that she can’t do it without Pekorin, and is eventually able to persuade Pekorin to bake with her. Ichika prepares the doughnuts whilst chanting her magic words – that particular section starts to get incredibly repetitive… She is able to successfully make doughnuts this time around, and she is struck with a flash of inspiration.
Ichika’s mission to cheer Pekorin up is a success, and Pekorin even wants to decorate the other doughnuts.
With the doughnuts decorated, Pekorin takes Ichika to the place where the Strawberry Mountain Sweets Workshop was once located. The kira-kiraru from the doughnuts seems to resonate with the place, allowing Ichika to see a glimpse of the past.
Of course, the kira-kiraru from the doughnuts doesn’t go unnoticed, and Ichika and Pekorin soon find themselves with company.
It isn’t until the thief goes after Pekorin’s doughnut that Ichika transforms. Cure Whip tries to fight the foe, but she is overwhelmed when he splits into four. Fortunately, some reinforcements arrive.
Himari, Aoi, Yukari and Akira transform together and confront the kira-kiraru thief.
Whip, Custard, Gelato, Macaron and Chocolat make quick work of their foe, and return to their sweets workshop shortly afterwards. Ichika decides that they should open a store where everyone can make and enjoy sweets together. She even comes up with a name for it.
That brings episode 7 to an end, and I’m glad to see that it was much better than episode 4. Admittedly not my favourite episode so far (it’s going to take quite a bit to beat Cure Macaron’s debut), but I did enjoy it.
I liked learning a little more about Pekorin and Chourou, as well as their previous sweets workshop. As far as mascots go, Pekorin isn’t terrible. Chourou seems pretty all right as well.
It seems that the Pekorin and the others were based in human world, considering how easy it was for Ichika to get to the sight of the destroyed Strawberry Mountain sweets workshop. That’s pretty unusual, though I guess there’s been nothing to say that they didn’t originate from some other place.
I really want to know more about Yukari and Akira – they know each other, but were they friends before, or what? The two of them attending the same high school is only mentioned in passing, but I would certainly love to know more about my favourite Cure from this season.
A fairly enjoyable episode, even it it’s not the strongest we’ve had. Next time, it’s the grand opening of the Kirakira Patisserie… or not.