It was the Yellow Ranger’s turn to introduce herself this episode.
We start the episode with Ichika meeting Sir Jaba, or Chourou as he is caled, the elder who looks like a ghost beaver but isn’t one. Must be a curse from the battle between the mascots and baddies. He told Ichika of the importance of kira-kiraru and the responsibility of being a PreCure. Ichika accepted without a second thought because she’s an optimistic protagonist. That and she thought she’d have the power to make infinite sweets. Unfortunately for her “kira-kiraru” isn’t the same as “Cure Up, Rapapa!”. Nice subtle Mahou Tsukai PreCure reference.
We cut to Ichika at school playing basketball. She thought being a Cure would grant her mad basketball skills but…no it did not. She bumped into a cute girl surnamed Arisugawa who is shy and has super speed. She was reading a book on “The Science of Sweets” before getting a headbutt.
After bumping into each other again at a cake store Ichika drags Arisugawa to the new “Bake Center” (That was the small lunchbox Sir Jaba was trapped inside of turned into a big bakery). We were reminded that although Ichika’s heart was in the right place when it came to baking, she still needed guidance.
Arisugawa eventually had had enough of Ichika’s failures, stepped out of her comfort zone and educated Ichika on the science of sweets. Unfortunately Arisugawa got carried away with her lecture and ran off.
In the flashback we learn that Arisugawa’s first name is Himari and that when she was young she enjoyed showing off her passion for purin with her classmates. It started off cool but like all kids their interest was limited. They quickly grew tired of Himari’s purin passion and called her a weirdo for not showing interest in other stuff.
Himari couldn’t stop thinking about possibly finding a fellow purin lover in Ichika so she went back. She helped Ichika successfully make purin. Himari told her backstory and. Ichika accepted Himari without a second thought.
Suddenly a yellow imp showed up to absorb all purin kira-kiraru. Cure Whip leapt into action but the yellow baddie was too strong.
Himari not wanting to see her purin buddy get crushed awakened her inner super baker power and transformed into the Yellow Squirrel Cure, Cure Custard.
Himari was already fast as a human but as Cure Custard her Squirrel Speed is off the charts! Together they beat the yellow baddie and shared the purin they made afterward.
Next episode will be the Blue Ranger’s turn and she’s a rocker. Already sounds hype worthy.