Last time, things took a dramatic turn in Hugtto! PreCure. Hana blames herself for what happened, and as such she starts to have doubts about the whole PreCure thing. Let’s take a look at episode 11 and see what Hana decides to do.
In episode 10, Hugtan used up all of her asu-power to protect Hana, who was unable to transform into Cure Yell due to having doubts about her abilities. Of course, this is an upsetting time for all involved, but Hana is taking it hardest.
She even says that she will no longer be PreCure – someone else who is able to protect Hugtan should fill that role.
Hana talks with her Mum during the night, saying how that she has nothing compared to Saaya and Homare. Hana’s Mum tells her that she brought a lot of joy to the family when she was born, and encourages her daughter to face forward and keep pushing. She is certain that there will be a bright future ahead of her if she does that.
The next morning, Hana discovers her friends waiting for her outside of the school. Saaya lists of Hana’s best points, and Homare offers her a hug.
Elsewhere, Harry watches over Hugtan. The Mirai Pad suddenly glows. When everyone gathers, they see that it is showing an image of Nobinobi Tower – they all decide to go there, as it may hold a clue to making Hugtan better.
Following a group hug, Hugtan reawakens. She’s hungry after being unconscious for a while, so Hana goes to get some milk for her. As she does, she encounters a certain mysterious man she has met once before.
The monster of the week also shows up, though this one is different from the usual Oshimaidaa.
Of course, that is the cue for PreCure to show up, but Hana still has some lingering doubts after she was unable to transform last time. However, Homare and Saaya are there to offer her encouragement, and Hana is able to transform.
PreCure fight Charaleet, and are watched by several familiar faces. Their opponent proves to be a tough foe, but PreCure remain determined to defeat him. As the battle goes on, Kotori and Emiru happen to be nearby. They almost get crushed by a huge chunk of building, but Yell saves them.
Yell jumps into the air, and smashes Charaleet with the building. After that, she cheers for everyone and herself, and finally awakens her new Mirai Crystal.
With the Sword of PreCure in hand, Hana leaps straight at Charaleet. As she goes to strike, she has a vision of Charaleet’s human self. She stops her attack, declaring that that is not the kind of PreCure she wants to be.
Charaleet shrinks down to human size, and Yell hugs him. She says that there are times that she gives up as well – but she’ll just hug those feelings and hold them close.
Seemingly responding to Yell’s feelings, the Sword of PreCure transforms into something that fits more with the kind of PreCure that Yell wants to be. Cure Yell gets the Yell Takt, Cure Ange has the Ange Harp and Cure Etoile gets the Etoile Flute.
PreCure use these new items to unleash their new finishing attack: the PreCure Trinity Concert.
With the battle won, we end on a happy note. Hugtan is awake once more, and she is calling Hana ‘Mama’.
I feel pretty confident in saying that this episode was the strongest one of Hugtto! PreCure so far.
Hana talking to her Mum about her doubts was a very good scene, and her friends being there for her was something I consider to be the very essence of PreCure.
I’ll admit I’m a little disappointed that Cure Yell decided against using the Sword of PreCure. Perhaps it might make a return in the future though – maybe the girls will face a foe that will force them to be the kind of PreCure that Cure Yell rejected in this episode.
But that’s just wishful thinking for now. Guess I’ll just stick with Cutie Honey Universe for a magical girl wielding a sword.
However, PreCure did get a new power-up in this episode, and their finishing attack, the PreCure Trinity Concert, looked spectacular.
We’re getting episodes with a more serious tone fairly early on with Hugtto! PreCure – hopefully that means that there will be more throughout the rest of the season, as they have been the strongest one so far.
Next time, the girls have a pyjama party.