May 23, 2016
This episode of Yes! Pretty Cure 5 focuses on Rin as she attempts to balance her quest for athletic glory with her responsibilities to look after her rambunctious younger siblings, Yuu and Ai. Little did she know that the twins’ greatest peril would come when they boarded a magical subway to the frightening world of Wonderland. Meanwhile, one of Nightmare’s usual rotation of underperformers, has-beens, and never-wases shows up to be almost as threatening as a random PED test. And there’s also at least one dragon.
May 17, 2016
Pretty Cure takes to the stage to face the massive crowds and blinding lights in this 12th episode, with a special guest Kowainaa appearance, of course. Will Nozomi’s attempts at acting be enough to sabotage Urara’s debut in front of the toughest crowd of all?
May 16, 2016
In this Very Special Episode of Yes! Pretty Cure 5, we learn just how wrong non-romantic cheating can be, how hot-air balloons work, and how to make a bunch of treacly metaphors about futures and potentials and stuff. And various members of the public see an apparent teacher and middle-school student on a date without batting an eye. But that’s just another ordinary day in Bizarre Alternate Euro-Themed Japan, where giant spider invasions sent by nightmarish corporations are a matter of course.
March 13, 2016
Ten down, ten to go — Pretty Cure embarks on an aggressive marketing campaign to feed the endless appetites of their otherworld mascot friends, but wind up in an encounter with a perpetually-hungry villain along the way.
January 21, 2016
Here we have intrepid school newspaper reporter Mika Masuko trying to fulfill her lifelong dream: taking a selfie with a giant spider monster woman thing. Investigating a group of five random girls and their secretive activities is only secondary to that goal.
July 28, 2015
This episode follows the Pretty Cure tradition from the first three series of “Cures fight amongst themselves in episode 8.” But rather than a full-on battle royale, we have altercations between this team’s resident “Red Oni, Blue Oni” duo of Rin and Karen. They engage in a Martial Arts Dining showdown and debate the finer points of floral decoration, but they still manage to take down the not-so-amazing spider woman when it counts.
July 15, 2015
In this episode, we meet a rather tsundere new ally, who was hiding/sealed within the Dream Collet until now. Coco almost gets caught in an apparent improper relationship with a student, and we learn a bit about the history of the ruined Palmier Kingdom. Told you it’d be less than a year!
July 10, 2015
After a lengthy cliffhanger, Karen finally joins the team. I wondered if they’d have a similar delay for Reika in the all-too-similar Smile Precure, but spoilers, I was wrong. And I swear it won’t be almost a year for ep 07, either.
August 1, 2014
In this episode, the four members of Pretty Cure infiltrate the Minazuki mansion in an attempt to recruit their fifth teammate. But unlike the equivalent episode in the later Smile Precure, things don’t go too easily. And there is one puzzling aspect – how does Karen get home after she stays at school, and her driver goes home?
June 10, 2014
Between three weekends of out-of-town travel and some general feeling of malaise and lack of focus, I haven’t been able to get anything out under either of my labels for awhile. But if nothing else, here is Yes Pretty Cure 5 episode 04, which features the induction of Komachi on to the team. But will they be able to recruit their fifth member as easily as the Smile Precure crew did in their fifth episode?