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The end of Pretty Cure! Isn't it too soon!? (プリキュア解散!ぶっちゃけ早すぎ!? "Purikyua Kaisan! Bucchake Hayasugi!?"?), dubbed The Pretty Cure Breakup in the Canadian English dub, is the 8th episode of the season Futari wa Pretty Cure, and also the 8th episode of the Pretty Cure franchise overall.

Summary

Honoka's well-meaning gesture to help Nagisa get to know Fuji-P goes wrong and the girls to get into a fight. How can they continue their duties as Pretty Cure like this?!

Synopsis

Nagisa and her friends stand by a window at Verone Academy during their lunch break. Kubota Shiho and Rina talk about cakes and dieting, while Nagisa reflects on her duties as Pretty Cure. She then observes Fuji-P and Honoka walking together on the other side of the school, recalling that she just learned the two were childhood friendsFwPC07. Shiho yells at her for not paying attention, catching her off-guard.

Nagisa falls in Rina's hands.

In class, Honoka reads from a book as Nagisa observes her and begins to feel inferior. If she were a boy, Honoka would be the type of girl she'd be attracted to. Ms. Yoshimi catches Nagisa not paying attention and her friends notice she is behaving strange.

Nagisa is about to talk to Honoka in the restroom when Mepple and Mipple pop out to greet each other. Nagisa scolds Mepple, but he notes that she's in love too, and whispers who her crush is to Mipple. Honoka asks if there was something she wanted to talk about, but Nagisa brushes it off and grabs Mepple to leave.

Later, at the Yukishiro residence, Mipple enjoys a meal prepared by Omp while she thinks of Mepple. She asks Honoka if she has someone she likes, but after she tells her no Mipple wonders if she is lonely. Honoka denies this, explaining that she enjoys studying and the science club so she isn't currently thinking about romance- which Mipple remarks is different from how Nagisa feels. Just then, Honoka's grandmother brings some tea. She mentions that she thinks Nagisa is a good friend for Honoka.

Meanwhile, Nagisa worries over Honoka and Fuji-P's friendship, rolling around until Ryouta barges in to borrow her CD. She angrily throws a pillow at him for not knocking and he leaves with a cruel remark and she puts him in a cobra twist.

The next morning, a tired Nagisa waits at a crosswalk outside Wakabadai Station. She is surprised to see Honoka call out to her, alongside Fuji-P. She joins them after the light changes but is too shy to join their conversation. They discuss how he is part of student council but he complains over how it cuts into his soccer time, which is very important to him. Nagisa feels envious as she takes glances in his direction, causing Honoka to recall not introducing them yet. Fuji-P introduces himself as Fujimura Shougo, a third-year boys' student at Verone. Honoka explains that everyone calls him "Fuji-P," much to his dismay over such a childish nickname.

Fuji-P, Honoka, and Nagisa.

Honoka is glad to have gotten this chance to introduce them, mentioning that she knew Nagisa has been wanting to talk to him for sometime; words that catch Fuji-P's and his friends attention. Nagisa is embarrassed and runs ahead, causing Honoka to follow after her until they arrive to a grassy field. She asks if something is wrong, causing Nagisa to accuse her of being pushy and insensitive; they aren't even friends, they just fight together as Pretty Cure. This deeply hurts Honoka, who agrees that she might have gone too far, but rather then say anything else she turns away to leave. Nagisa instantly regrets her behavior.

Later in school, the mood is somber. Nagisa, Shiho, and Rina sit on the rooftop during their lunch break. Shiho again notices that Nagisa is spacing out and she asks if everything is okay. Honoka arrives on the roof to find Nagisa and the others already there, so she quickly turns away. Rina wonders if the two had a fight, which Nagisa confirms.

At the end of school, Nagisa is at her shoe locker when Honoka calls out to her. Rina and Shiho leave to give them space, but let Nagisa know that she can always talk to them. Nagisa feels relief as she's been wanting to talk to her, but Honoka apologizes for what happened earlier that morning. She hands over Mipple's Card Commune and claims that she doesn't deserve to be her partner if she continues to hurt Nagisa's feelings, adding that the duty of Pretty Cure is suited for people who can trust each other. Nagisa is unable to say anything before she runs off.

In Nagisa's room, Mepple yells at her over what happened while they were asleep, with Mipple adding that she should make up with Honoka. Unsure of what to do, Nagisa tries to do her homework. Mipple suggests she use her Pretty Cure Notebook that the Stone Guardian gave them earlierFwPC06 to write out what she truly feels, given that only those with the power of the Garden of Light are able to read it. Nagisa makes an attempt, but in the end writes "I can't believe this" (ありえない Arienai?) multiple times, to the frustration of Mipple.

Meanwhile, Honoka realizes she forgot to return her own Pretty Cure Notebook to Mipple.

Honoka gives up on the duty of Pretty Cure, saying that Nagisa deserves better.

The next day, Nagisa says good morning to Honoka at school, who responds before quickly heading off. Nagisa tries a few times to initiate a conversation with Honoka during the school day but gets similarly turned down each attempt.

Out of options, Nagisa on the way back from school throws a five-yen coin into a nearby shrine, praying that she'll be able to make up with Honoka the next day. Before she can leave she gets attacked by some vines, her screams are overheard by Honoka, who was at the same shrine at the time.

Nagisa is left dangling upside-down by the vines, dropping all her belongings including Mepple and Mipple onto the ground. Honoka is hit by one of the vines from behind but she tries to block it with her bag, causing it to rip open and spill its contents as she gets knocked around. The vines are revealed to belong to a Zakenna-possessed tree that Gekidrago has merged with, and it grabs Mepple and Mipple. Nagisa strikes with her lacrosse stick, causing them to let go and the Card Communes fall towards Honoka. The immobile Nagisa tells her to throw Mepple towards her but becomes impatient when Honoka has to focus on the enemies' attacks, telling her to not dawdle. A frustrated Honoka leaps into the air to pass Mepple into Nagisa's hand. The girls are able to transform with Nagisa freed from the enemies' grasp.

With the girls transformed into Pretty Cure, Cure White takes offense to Cure Black saying that she was "dawdling" earlier, but Cure Black tries to brush it off. Cure White continues that she doesn't think everything she does is correct, an accusation made by Nagisa yesterday. Cure Black initially says that this isn't the time to argue, but Cure White insists they talk, so Cure Black says it's just like an "honor student" to think that way. Gekidrago gets angry over being ignored and attacks, but the girls effortlessly dodge as they concede that they're totally different from each other. The girls then take their anger out on the interrupting Gekidrago with a Marble Screw attack, but their relief is short-lived as they recall their argument. They pick up their belongings and head home.

That evening, Honoka's grandmother is aware something is wrong and she asks Honoka to confide in her. She brings up their disagreement and Sanae expresses that whether they "match" is not as important, rather, Honoka should remain true to herself in what she thinks is right for someone she cares about.

Meanwhile, Nagisa's mother tries to help her while doing dishes. Nagisa laments on how hard she's been trying to apologize, but she keeps getting angry. Her mother explains that people who care for each other are likely to fight, and as if to prove her point, both girls yell at the nearby Ryouta to be quiet as he noisily laughs at the manga he was reading.

Honoka returns Nagisa's notebook to her, wanting to make up for their fight.

It dons on Honoka that she doesn't have her own Pretty Cure Notebook, But Nagisa's. They picked up the wrong one. She curiously opens the notebook to see if Nagisa wrote in it -as Nagisa does the same- and realizes how sorry she was for how things went. Despite their differences, they want to get to know each other better and become friends. They can't stand the thought of being distant like this forever.

The next day, at the same open field where they the other day, the girls happen to find each other. Honoka returns the notebook and calls Nagisa by her given name, causing her to smile. Nagisa grabs Honoka's hand and returns the favor, and the two happily run to school together.

Major Events

  • Nagisa is formally introduced to Fujimura Shougo.
  • The Pretty Cure Notebooks given to the girls by the Stone Guardian are used for the first time.
  • Nagisa and Honoka start going by a given name basis instead of by surname, officially starting their friendship.

Characters

Pretty Cure

Mascots

Villains

Secondary Characters

Trivia

  • The Singaporean English title of the episode is Pretty Cure Splits Up?! Already?![1]
  • When Honoka reads from the book to the class, she recites an opening excerpt from The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon, a classic piece of literature from the Heian era of Japan.[2]
  • After Honoka arrives home from school for the first time in this episode, Mepple eats several meals prepared by Omp. The first is okonomiyaki, a type of Japanese pancake with a traditional mobile food stand set up, followed by a fruit parfait alongside a bowl of fruit.
  • Kimata, a friend and soccer teammate of Fuji-P's who has shown up several times in the season has his name revealed in this episode.
  • When Fuji-P gets annoyed at Kimata for calling him "Fuji-P," the latter wonders why he's so angry in the morning, attributing it to a calcium deficiency. He tells him to eat more "dried baby sardines" (煮干し Niboshi?), a Japanese delicacy rich in calcium. He then mentions milk.
  • Gekidrago is shown to be able to fuse with his own Zakenna for the first time.
  • As the girls transform into Pretty Cure, Nagisa is somehow freed from Gekidrago and the Zakenna's grasp, standing right-side up next to Honoka.
  • The instrumental of "DANZEN! Futari wa Pretty Cure" plays when Pretty Cure dodges Gekidrago and his Zakenna's attacks.
  • The shrine where Nagisa prays is named after the "Three Jewels" (三宝 Sanbō?), a Buddhist concept referring to the Buddha, dharma, and sangha.[3]
  • Honoka is said to write mostly in kanji, which is why Nagisa has trouble reading her writing.
  • Honoka learns from Nagisa's notebook several of her traits.
    • Nagisa likes chocolate cake, moving her body, the smell of grass, sunny days, and friends.
    • Nagisa dislikes onions, rainy days, fighting, and finds studying to be boring.
    • Nagisa also jokes that her socks are smelly, which becomes an important point in a later episodeFwPC20.
  • In the foreground, when Nagisa and her mother are talking about Honoka, Ryouta is reading several types of manga.
    • First, Ryouta is reading a scary manga titled "The Curse of the Ghost from the Water Well" (井戸幽霊の呪い Ido yūrei no noroi?), shaking in fear.
    • Second, Ryouta is reading a "tear-jerker" manga titled "Ah! Cat" (あ〜ネコ A~Neko?) about a cat named "Mikan."
    • Lastly, Ryouta is reading a gag manga titled "Uproar, Clam-kun" (爆笑はまぐり君 Bakushō Hamaguri-kun?), causing him to laugh loudly much to his family's dismay.
  • This is the only episode of the entire franchise to be directed by Igarashi Takuya, who is known for his work on Sailor Moon and Ojamajo Doremi.
  • During the duo's crossover appearance in episode 22 of HUGtto! Pretty Cure, several shots from Nagisa and Honoka's fight in this episode reappear as a flashback after they saw Emiru having a fight with Ruru, reminiscing on the similar situations.

Dub Edits

  • Shauna and Rina's beginning conversation is about finding a recipe for Tex-Mex popcorn, having a sleepover that weekend, renting a movie, making friendship bracelets, Rina's sister getting "new threads," and a dance class.
  • Hannah recites William Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 to the class.[4]
  • When discussing how Natalie seems out of it, Shauna calls her "Pod Person Nat."
  • After Natalie puts Ryan in a cobra twist, instead of calling for his mom, he tries to appease his sister by saying she's a "great girl and any guy would be lucky to date [her]."
  • Fergie finds his nickname to be "dorky."
  • Kossner asks a grouchy Fergie if he woke up on the wrong side of the bed, and tells him to eat breakfast to keep up his strength.
  • At the shrine, Mepple originally mocks Nagisa for relying on a "request to God," which the dub secularized to "relying on wishes." The five-yen coin is changed to a nickel.
  • Natalie calls Hannah a "slowpoke" for not quickly throwing Mepple to her, which Hannah takes offense to, only to be told it's just a saying.
  • When Cure Black brings up that the other had been avoiding her all day at school, Cure White retorts that she wasn't ready to communicate until now.
  • In her writing, instead of sharing how she feels about chocolate cake and onions, Natalie introduces herself, saying that her friends call her "Nat."
    • She also writes that she "loves playing on freshly-cut grass," instead of separately listing her love of moving her body and the smell of grass.
  • Natalie remarks that Hannah writes using "ten-dollar words."
  • At the end of this episode, Natalie tells Hannah to call her "Nat," signifying their friendship similar to the original's given name basis.

Gallery

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References


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