The thirty-third episode of Star ☆ Twinkle PreCure is one that focuses on Fuwa. Quite fitting, given the growth she has experience recently. Fuwa is very eager to get on with PreCure’s mission, but everyone else is busy.
This episode’s plot is a pretty standard one, as things go. Fuwa wants to start searching for Twinkle Imagination, but everyone else is so busy. She tries to help them out, but only causes trouble. That’s all there is to it.
I don’t really have a whole lot to say about this episode. Fuwa has the potential to be annoying, but she never really crosses into that territory for me. After all, what she wants is to effectively move the plot along, so I can agree that everybody should get out there to find the Twinkle Imagination.
As far as mascots go, Fuwa is by no means the worst PreCure has to offer, but she’s not particularly the best, either. Fuwa is supposed to be growing, but Maho Girls PreCure had a much better take on that with Haa. Fuwa is pretty typical in terms of PreCure fairies.
Whilst I think that this episode was average overall (well, at least until the fight against Kappard), I will admit that Fuwa deciding that Ryou is a space wizard amused me quite a bit – even more so when Yuni sees him for the first time and agrees.
Kappard is the villain this week, and unlike Garuouga, he is able to recognise Fuwa upon seeing her in her new form for the first time. The fight scene is where this episode picks up a bit – Cure Star finds herself having to fight Kappard alone whilst the others are dealing with the Notrays.
Fuwa wanting to be helpful also comes into play here, too. Fortunately, her desire to help doesn’t cause any trouble this time around.
So overall, not the greatest episode of PreCure, and not the worst. Perhaps I would have enjoyed it more if I had a stronger attachment to Fuwa. That’s not the case, so this episode to me was a pretty middle of the road experience.
Next time, seems like we’re getting an episode that focuses on Elena as an alien visits Earth.