Hype Ranger #2 is here at last!
To be honest this is a very straightforward episode. Readers will see what I mean. As expected Madoka is the token perfect student who excels at several things things, specifically her studies, piano and archery.
It appears I was mistaken Sir Rory. Sakurako Himenoji won’t be playing the role of a certain someone in Mahou Tsukai but rather she’s Madoka’s self-proclaimed rival similar to a certain aspiring actress. That’s fine by me because I already like her a lot.
Throughout the school day whenever Madoka noticed Hikaru and friends she paid very close attention after what she saw last episode. Her suspicions were correct as Fuwa eventually revealed herself to her despite our heroines’ best efforts to keep her hidden. The girls asked her to please keep Fuwa a secret.
Remember when I said this episode was straightforward? Here we go. Madoka’s dad is a government official and in charge of the Men in Black (or in this case Gray). Her mom’s a famous pianist and she inherited her abilities from her parents. Anyway the issue is with her dad who wants Madoka to focus solely on obtaining a role of leadership among the populace. Basically she wants her to become President of Japan. In real life Japan that’s easier said than done but you get the idea. The most important rule of the house was that no one kept secrets from each other. Readers can tell what I’m getting at. After seeing Fuwa Madoka quietly followed our heroines and discovered Lala’s spaceship. They again begged her to keep what she’s a seen a secret but she said to honor her dad’s wishes she couldn’t and had to report this to the Men in Gray. Hikaru got where she’s coming from but she was like “I get the dad thing but what do YOU think?” The above pic showed Madoka struggling with that question.
That was the Notraiders’ cue to show up. This time Tenjou’s strategy was to overwhelm the Rangers with numbers. Madoka tried keeping Fuwa hidden but was discovered. As she ran she thought about the situation and briefly decided to protect Fuwa. The puffball heard her devotion and created Ranger gear for her. Interestingly Madoka didn’t immediately accept becoming a Power Ranger, still struggling. After much thought and an extra push from Cure Star Madoka decided grabbed the gear.
4th Ranger, COME ON DOWN!
And so we currently have a Pink Rose, Aqua Green, Orange Gold and Violet Sapphire Ranger team. I love it.
Cure Selene’s ability allowed her to read her enemy’s movements, allowing her to easily dodge surprise attacks inside of a cyclone. Madoka acknowledged her potential destiny of becoming president required her to have a better understanding of the people she’d lead but it’s for that very reason she wanted to protect her new friends. One Selene Arrow later and the day was saved.
After the battle the Men in Gray showed up detecting alien signals. Madoka did her best to lie to dad. It was very difficult for her. Still she was determined to be a great Power Ranger. We all know dad will eventually discover their secret and the two end up clashing.
With that all four main Twinkle Rangers have been introduced. To the surprise of no one my #1 is Elena and #2 Madoka. Good stuff once again. Next time the Notraiders have a little surprise for the Rangers.