This is one of the most anticipated Precure episodes ever, the transformation of Cure Honey!! and Namakelder really gets into rice!
So it is in this episode that Honey offers to tell the Precure about why she hid her secret. I wonder how she knew they were the Precure though…
Cure March greets us today; she wants everything to be a clear cut match from now on!
Megumi’s is very excited that her dearest Yuu-Yuu is a Precure and Hime asks why Honey. Yuuko replies it is because Honey is her favorite food of all. Poor Hime, that isn’t exactly what she meant…
Hime is (understandably) angry at Yuuko from hiding it from them and demands she tell them when she became a Precure but then Yuuko collapses due to hunger and they go back to the embassy for pancakes, who’s creation she compliments Ribbon on and adds honey to make them even more sweet.
Blue comes back and brings the curry spices that Yuuko asked for. Hime immediately exclaims her surprise at Yuuko knowing Blue. Blue explains that she became a Precure right before Megumi did, also fighting the Saiark. Hime then asks again why Yuuko hid the secret and Yuuko replies that she thought it would be delicious if she saved the Precure from a pinch. I don’t think Seji was impressed.
Yuuko cunningly decides to leave before Hime can grill her any longer but she tells the Cures to meet her at the Pikarigaoka station at 6am on Sunday (the next day) and she will tell them about Cure Honey’s secret. To be honest, there isn’t much more to reveal. Yuuko was Honey before Megumi, fought Saiark then revealed herself.
Deep Mirror divulges information to Queen Mirage about Cure Honey and says that her song heals hearts. Queen Mirage states that her broken heart wont be healed by her song. Here is a massive plot point. It seems that the theory that Queen Mirage was a Precure that fell in love and had her heart broken could indeed come true!! (My money is on Blue being whom she loved and the preview for episode 13 hints at this.)
The Cures + Seji get off at Pikari Mountain, following earlier instructions from Yuuko to do so. Megumi promotes the PreCards by changing into a mountain girl!
They get to the top and see many rice fields which Seji tells them is a terraced field. Megumi calls out for the Oomori household and for whatever reason is surprised when Yuu-Yuu tuns around =.=” I mean, Yuuko said to meet here, the place is owned by Oomoris, Yuuko’s family has a bento shop which uses a lot of rice I mean come on! Why would Megumi at all be surprised to find her there…
Whilst Megumi and Yuuko get stuck in, Hime is clearly not used to hard labour like this. Also frogs scare her for some reason. And, it took a lot of practise but I managed to get this screenshot of Hime…the thing with a little Hime in her mouth was funny at first but now it just looks really scary…
Ok, so she falls and Yuuko goes to help her, Hime momentarily overwhelmed by Yuuko’s kindness says she can get up herself…only to fall over again and have Yuuko save her. Upon discovering a scratch, Yuuko goes off to find medicine and Ribbon comments that she’s a really nice girl.
(NOT THE GRANDPARENTS!!! :O)
Of course, nothing in Precure is happy for long; Namakelder shows up and turns Yuuko’s grandparents into a Saiark.
(Choiarks how DARE you disrespect the rice by playing in it!!
The water makes it extremely hard for the Cures to fight and instead they just resort to randomly kicking and punching at places where the Choiarks aren’t even there sometimes…
And to add insult to injury the Cures are plucked and then planted like rice seeds… seems like the Saiark is much better at this than you Hime xD
This (understandably) gets Yuuko really mad, especially as Namakelder tried to sweep away her Honey candy (how rude)
“Bearing Earth’s Fruits, the light of life! Cure Honey!”
Whilst Honey’s song affects the Cures, Ribbon and the ever-adoring Choiarks, Namakelder is so lazy that he wont’t even listen to the song. And therefore it doesn’t affect him. (nice loophole eh?)
Cure Lovely sticks up for Honey and says she will fight with her. Hime is still angry but she loves her as her friend and so is willing to help…if she gets an explanation that is xD
“Happiness Injection, happiness charge! HappinessCharge Precure!”
Ribbon throws Honey some PreCards (when did they obtain those?? I feel it was in a previous episiode but am not sure) and she defeats the Choiarks with Popcorn Cheer.
She then goes on to defeat the Saiark with a massive clover meteor from the heavens. Quite fitting.
Yuuko afterwards explains that her power and secret is the rice, the people who work hard to grow it and the smiles of people who eat it. Also it seems she was so happy to the point of embarrassment and therefore couldn’t tell Megumi and Hime she was a Precure. Hime doesn’t think this a valid reason but she understands and her anger vanishes.
Hime shows her feelings and let’s Yuuko know how happy she is to be her friend and they make up.
Interesting about how naturally shy Yuuko is!! I really wasn’t expecting it. The transformation is absolutely beautiful. I like Yuuko very much but Hime still is and will always be my favourite! I cannot wait for Fortune to join the team!
It seems that Mirage has given more info as to what went on, meaning that the Axia box legend is not 100% true. The theory is that Hime opened it but I think she gave the box to Mirage as a Cure who then opened it.
On another note, I really think Yuuko should sing this song!