This week in Go! Princess Precure would be best described as Stunning Visuals. The animation was absolutely top-notch, and as I have said time after time again, I absolutely love how Toei Animation is constantly experimenting new ways to raise the bar for their epic battles. It certainly creates a great anticipation of how they will execute the final battle when the quality is already stunning for the “Mini Boss” battles.
I found myself becoming a bit concerned when the girls were able to get their keys back just six minutes in. My hope was to see them struggle a bit more to get them back, but instead, the true struggle they were facing were after they successfully retrieved them. The cut straight to the chase choice made me feel better when they confirmed out suspicions of how Lock had his own agenda, and sure enough, he wanted to overthrow Dyspear and become the DysKing of Despair. So basically he had no intention of assisting Dyspear, he was going to take full advantage of her health crisis to claim the throne. But when I think about it, his downfall was ultimately doing thing on his own with no one to back him up. Dyspear already knew she can’t take the Precures down on her own, so what does she do? She created a created a squad to deal with them.
Like Close, Lock revealed his true form to go all out against the Precures. His form appears to be an Imp, which took me a while a figure out since he primary body looked more like a giant frog, which to be fair- it did.
Upon his defeat, Lock is very much still alive, and appears to have attained a human form, but at the price of being stripped from his powers from none other then Close himself. Lock basically dug his own grave the minute he said he revealed he was not loyal to Dyspear, and with that, she is unlikely to welcome him back unless she has full control over him. On the other-hand, Close has always been loyal to Dyspear, but I do wonder after his first demise of what he now thinks of her. He can do two things: Either A) Utilize the Gauge to obtain his powers back and aim for the top like Lock had, or B) Use the gauge to obtain his powers back and then attempt to full-fill the duty to assist Dyspear in her recovery.
I am sure there are some disappointed how Yui’s sketchbook was not used at this time. I for one am not since I honestly didn’t expect them to put it to use just yet. However I couldn’t help but scratch my head and have a puzzled reaction when Hope’s Kingdom Castle was purified and instead of reverting to its former glory, it transformed into a mini castle to be used to activate the new power-up: Premium Dress Up.
Okay, then… what the hell happened to the castle? Are we supposed to presume it has already returned to Hope Kingdom and the
mini toy castle Princess Palace (this is going to sell like hotcakes) had only “popped out and materialized” by reacting to the girls’ powerful feelings? I would hope so, because of many reasons.
The Premium Dress Up is without a doubt stunning, and every single one of them look gorgeous in them. Their new final attack is Éclat Espoir (I think it means Brilliant Hope) and it was nice to finally have Towa a part of the final attack. Ever since she has joined she would do it solo. I also wanted to add, the Princess Palace’s mode elegant reminds me of a battle arena, aha.
But now that the girls have achieved the Premium Dress Up, it only makes me more excited to see what the Grand Princess gown will be. I hope they will be making it to be the most beautiful one of all, otherwise it would be a bit of a let down if the other outfits look better than the Grand Princess dress!
We are now officially through the first half of the series, and now it is time to begin a new arc! And what better way to kick if off with CROW-I MEAN CLOSE MAKING A COMEBACK! I guess it really was him as the Crow after all since he was the one who snagged the gauge. But who needs to make a comeback alone when he can bring along his own team-mates with the power now in his hands! The question now is, where does his loyalty lies.