btw Hugtan is handled SOOOO much better then Ai-chan from Doki Doki.

Sure we don’t know much about Hugtan yet, but regardless, just off of design it’s much easier. Ai-chan’s design was trying SO HARD to be cute that it just ended up being really weird.

Hugtan, on the other hand, while still being stylized and overly-cute, still looks like a human.

Instead of just being “magic baby for plot reasons”, Hugtan has significance to the characters. True, we don’t know where she came from, and we don’t know what exactly she can do as a magic baby, but her reason for being in the story is a lot better handled. She came back from the future with Harry, not born from a gIANT FUCKING EGG

Not to mention, going along with the themes of Hugtto, it makes sense for Hugtan to be a baby. She has an unlimited future. Meanwhile Ai-chan was just kinda like, there? Yeah yeah something with the princess but, we didn’t need a baby.

Idk, these are just my thoughts. Although we can all agree no baby-plot in anime will ever beat Hana-chan from Doremi.

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The Precure Zine: Cure-All has now been shipped and is in the wild! If you pre-ordered it check your mailboxes! 

The book is so gorgeous and I’m so happy to finally get it (And I’m not just saying that because I’m part of the project :P) Everyone’s art & the bonus goodies look great, I’m definitely wearing the lanyard the next convention I go to.

So you want to watch Precure! (Updated)

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Maybe you follow people (like me) who never shut up about it and you want to see what all the fuss is about, maybe you just love magical girls and never got into Precure, but there are over a dozen seasons and you don’t know how to jump in. Never fear, this masterpost is here to give you a rundown of Precure and it’s seasons, and hopefully by the end you’ll have an idea of where you want to start.

What Is Precure?

Precure (short for Pretty Cure) is a Toei Animation franchise started in 2004 and has been on the air nonstop since then, and is about to celebrate it’s 15th anniversary with the upcoming season (at the time of this writing). It’s a magical girl franchise, y’know like sailor moon or ojamajo doremi or other such shows. The main demographic is children so you don’t have to worry about any weird “fanservice” or panty shots or anything nasty like that, it’s very G rated.

What Are The Shows About?

In a general sense, precure is about a team of 2-6 teenage magical girls fighting bad guys and giant monsters and saving the world on a weekly basis with pretty outfits and big flashy finishers and the power of love and friendship. Each season follows a pretty standard formula (toku fans should be pretty familiar with it for the most part), and each season is around 48-50 episodes long.

Why Should I Watch Precure?

Because it’s good. It’s a really stellar franchise with a ton of content and genuinely engaging characters and stories. Also this isn’t your mom’s magical girl show, these girls throw punches, and kicks, and big lasers. Precure is pretty well known for being extremely hands on with its combat compared to other magical girl shows, though don’t expect the same kind of fights you’d find in kamen rider or anything. Also a main draw for a lot of people is the amount of gay subtext in, frankly, every season. While there’s only one season with an explicitly confirmed gay relationship between two cures, every season has varying levels of subtext between cures, it’s pretty cool. We won’t discuss the subtext in every season overview but trust us, it’s in there.

What Show Should I Start With?

It doesn’t actually matter which season you watch, every season is a new setting and with new characters and set in a new world (except for two sequel seasons i’ll explain later), so you’re free to watch whatever you want in any order!  We’re going to spend the rest of this post talking about each season to give you, the beloved reader, a glimpse at what each season has to uniquely offer. Don’t worry, there’s no spoilers down there.

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