STP Episode 7 Summary + Review : "Rocket Madness"
Wow, just wow, the episode is out and I am already in love with it. So before anything, as always, 5 seconds to decide on reading this and... SPOILER ALERT!!!
I had a really good feeling watching this episode, so let's dive in...
Star Twinkle Precure Episode 7 :
"Exciting! The Grand Strategy To Repair A Rocket!"
----- Summary -----
This episode starts off with Prunce and others being very pleaseful to get back the Leo Star Color Pen. Having to get more 10 pens, Hikaru tells them that they need to go to the space, so the goal for them is to repair the rocket. That's pretty much it for the intro.
Now gets into the real scene, Hikaru and other non-aliens ask Lala on how they can fix the rocket with no knowledge. The AI part comes in with first analyzing their body to improve 'efficency' and let them do the right work. Lala got to do the mechanic part, she's the only one that can do this logically. Elena doing the physical labour stuff, being a powerhouse. Madoka doing the management, having a great sense of leadership. About Hikaru, AI can't analaze the data of Hikaru being too... you know. It concludes that Hikaru should do... CLEANING! YES! SO FUN! VERY EXCITING! (ok im sorrry)
So yeah, the plan began. Everything went really well at first, all being pretty energetic. Until 1 hour passed, their concentration dropped down, start being tired. 2 hours passed, and it's even worse. 3 hours later, Hikaru is done with cleaning but the wind decided to troll Hikaru and blew the leaves away. Hikaru gets really mad and being very bored, she decided to slack off from cleaning and started playing with the Twinkle Book. (Good job, Hikaru.)
4 hours passed, they finally got a (short) break. Lala and others found the goofing off Hikaru and saw her writing something in the Twinkle Book. Prunce gets mad about she playing with the important book. Hikaru didn't even care and tell him it's her book. Elena is interested in the drawing and start convincing her to show it. Hikaru is pretty embarrassed to show it, a picture of the rocket which she designed herself.
Note : The pen that she have used to draw can make any color you want. I want one of these at home xD
Everyone likes it, but the AI was telling them that taking too long will be sh*t. Hikaru was down hearing that word, but Elena shines her up recommending an accessory on the top (the bow) and Madoka, showing her true self, decided to tell Hikaru to add another color around the big star. Everyone is ok with it, but once again, the AI... didn't like it that much, thinking that the decoration is not important. Hikaru asked Lala about what she thought about it because it's her rocket. Lala said it's not her rocket, but it's 'theirs'. She wants all to enjoy the ride. They were feeling excited again fixing the rocket. The scene cuts to the part they started painting the rocket, and the AI (wow it's a... drone?) sees Hikaru cheering others up.
The rain starts pouring down, making them taking a break. Hikaru and Elena realized Prunce building something, asked him and was answered by the famous answer, "it's a secret". Good job. But he also said that it is pretty needed for space trips. Lala then realizes that they each should have their own room. Everyone agrees on it with Hikaru being... her.
The AI once again panned on her, started analyzing data. It said that all of them made unnecessary work, but the efficency increased, leaving the AI in a 'situation beyond analysis' feeling. It also said that maybe Hikaru has the power to enliven others around her.
Then the scene cuts to where Lala and Hikaru making the rocket's grand opening. They had one final thing to put on, the cute bow on the top. But yes, as you would've expected, Notraiders and Tenjo came at the perfect time. Halfway eyecatch... woo..
Note(2) : I'm pretty surprised by how the fighting scene part starts at halfway, faster than normal. I'll tell more in the review.
Tenjo started questioning about the rocket being a 'tacky' thing. As villains always do, trying to destroy it. They transformed as always, fight them pretty easily, despite Tenjo's *NEW* "Trump's Wall" Strategy. (am i making a youtube clickbait) I mean, the fight is pretty good though, but I can't explain and describe much about it so go watch it yourself.
Now this is interesting, the rocket is fully done. Everyone is happy about it. The AI is happy because they finished it in time. The scene then shows each of their room in order. Then it shows Prunce's Secret Machine, the donut maker. Yes. A donut maker. Prunce still thinks his donuts weren't good enough, so Hikaru's donut got taken by Prunce before even taking a bite.
The AI said that departure to space would be the day after, on Sunday. It also tells Hikaru to not take an oversleep. Elena and Madoka realized that they would have school on Monday. Hikaru told them it's no problem if we come back before.
Note(3) : This is strange, but again, I realized that the part when they were doing the teamwork hand thing (i'm sorry i dont know what its called), Elena put her hand in late, again. Is this a bug? I don't know.
Side-Note : I expected the episode to end right here, but it surprised me by putting in the next scene which I will be talking now.
Somehow a day has passed, everyone is awake and ready to go to space. Lala got to do the controlling, gave everyone a signal and starts a countdown. Then there we go, a takeoff. Elena and Madoka, being new to the gravity thingy, struggles at first. Hikaru told them to wait until they got out from the atmosphere. And yes, they finally all came into space after 7 episodes! Hikaru and others started playing with zero gravity and look at Earth, what everyone will defenitely do if you have gone to space. Well, not until Lala turns on the gravity inside the rocket. Good job, Lala.
Things get serious again when Elena's pendant starts glowing like before. Prunce told that it's the Libra Princess. Fuwa's ears started running like in some first episodes, then created a warp for them to go through (by go through I mean got sucked in) and got warped into Lala's star system in a distant galaxy. (Not sure about the name, Starscape Realm?)
Finally... the end, just wow.
Let's get to my reviews/opinions!
----- Review -----
At first, I looked at the name of the episode and I'm like, "huh, this is going to be boring". I mean, who would've think the "fixing the rocket" episode can be this good?!? I'm totally amazed right now. The story, there's not a lot until you count the ending part. I thought at first the episode will be done when they got ready to go into space. But no, they actually go to space in this episode, and also do a warp already.
I also love how this episode pretty much say who will be the main character in the next episode, you can see lots of times in this episode focusing on Elena (actually for no reason) but somehow dragged her into the camera. Remember Hikaru saying Elena is the sun, once again? The part where they do the hand teamwork thingy, Elena coming in later than others? The last one to be concious while going to space? Wow, a lot of parts with Elena somehow Also about character development, even an AI has one! I didn't even think that will happen! It is amazing!
The animation is also pretty decent in this episode! Better than others I would say. Alo that 4 hours part is pretty hilarious I would say.
One more side-note : You can see a window on the rocket above the big star, am I seeing a Mercedes-Benz rip-off? I see that and somehow think it is Mercedes' logo at first then realized it's a window. xD
Overall, in my opinion, this episode is the best one so far! Still comparable to Ep 2 but I think this episode is even better than that! Some parts were hilarious and some parts were serious. The animation is perfect, less bugs in this episode and going to space makes me excited already since anything can pretty much happen in space and it will be really creative to see what Toei will do.
So, what's your opinion on this episode? Are you finally getting hyped after waiting for 7 episodes to go to space? Is the rocket's design cute? Let everyone know in the comments below!
For now, this is the end of episode 7's summary and my opinion on it. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you have a great day!
See you later, Ciao!