KIRARA SO FABULOUS~!
I couldn’t have been happier to see Kirara finally embrace her dream again and not let go of a significant opportunity. The reason Kirara decided to try and quietly quit being a model was because she realized that she can’t put 110% of her time and effort into both, and felt it was unfair to continue both half-heartedly. But Kirara had decided at the time, she would put her dream aside and focus on her duties as Precure. This of course frustrated me for a number of reasons- but most of them were solely because we all know being a Precure is usually only called into action when they are in dire need – in this case, Hope Kingdom needs to be rescued from Dyspear’s clutches. In other words, being a Precure warrior is kind of a temporary part-time job.
So when Kirara decided to take back her dream and hold it close to her, I can’t tell you how ecstatic I was when she accepted Buanna’s offer of joining him in Paris to be his exclusive model for his new brand. By doing so, Kirara has now officially made a very important commitment, one she can’t afford to neglect if a crisis happens and the Precures are needed. But rest assure, she won’t be leaving until the spring, so the girls have until then to try and save the kingdom as soon as they possibly can.
Of course this is sad news for her friends. By spring she will be off to Paris, and will no longer be with them at Noble Academy. With Minami on her last year, that leaves Haruka and Yui, (assuming Towa returns to fullfill her duties for her kingdom once its saved) alone. It is sad to imagine, but at some point in time, everyone is bound to walk down their own paths, some going far, some staying close. I appreciate how they decided to integrate this piece of reality for Kirara’s story, because it is being used appropriately as oppose to cliches.
A few days ago, I thought to myself: Since Kirara’s conflict was connected to freeing the castle, it would be safe to assume both Minami and Haruka are likely to also face a conflict of their own. Surely enough, the preview indicated that yes, next week we will see just that, starting with Minami. They have been foreshadowing her inner turmoil ever since her latest character central episode. What she is conflicted about is clear: She doesn’t know whether or not she should follow her heart and become a Marine Biologist or follow the dream she has always known, being a part of the family business. And I have to say, I have been anticipating this episode because I look forward to what path Minami will ultimately choose. And the best part about this is that, it can honestly go either way.
Now if they are going to make every character undergo an struggle, which will then later help free their respective castles… I am very curious to see what they would do for Haruka’s case. Haruka has already undergone a very critical crisis, so I can’t help but wonder what kind of conflict would she face then? I get the feeling the answer the is right under my nose, but I can’t seem to think of it right now.
It initially surprised me to see how Dyspear didn’t send out her generals to fight, and instead tried to take care of the matters with her own hands. It was only after the episode I remembered she also attempted to prevent the Fire Castle from being cleansed on her own. But having failed twice on her own, it doesn’t look like Dyspear intends to make that mistake again next week- or at least that is what I would hope to see, but it could be that Minami’s conflict might actually drag out for two episodes as well. If they choose to do so, well that will be cutting it REAL close to the finale. I could be though that ultimately Haruka’s castle will be semi-final event before then pursuing Dyspear to now reclaim the kingdom. It would also make sense if all four castles need to be cleansed before they are able to obtain the power of the Grand Princess. Anyhow, considering how the writers are working to tie up the loose ends for whatever character development that needs to be completed, I would say they are on the right track of doing so. Kirara’s episodes have restored my waning faith in the team, and I greatly anticipate Minami’s episode next week!