I feel like I need to talk about this. So I’m only on episode six out of a forty-seven episode season and they have already figured out that Hikari is the Queen’s life, have accepted this, and are adjusting their plans to account for this. I really appreciate this. I fully expected Hikari’s identity to not be revealed to the Cures until at least the mid-season arc, even while it remained pretty obvious to the viewers but nope. They just get it on out there so the characters can focus on other things.
I think I especially appreciate this a large part because of DokiDoki’s shenanigans. This simple, straight-forward answering and accepting of an incredibly plot-relevant mystery is pretty much the opposite of DokiDoki-ing a subplot and I am glad. It is a bit disheartening to remember that DokiDoki and it’s shenanigans came after this, but I am still enjoying the simplicity.
The show’s trying to tell me that this guy is Uraganos, a new villain, but all I can see is some poor guy who got lost on his way to joining the 108 outlaws in an adaptation of Outlaws of the Marsh and accidentally ended up on the Pretty Cure set.