The Spring 2021 season officially kicks off with a show I thought would be subbed earlier but it looks like we will have to wait a little bit for them. Whatever the case I will most likely cover this one weekly.
We began with an introduction from our main girl Himeno. She went into more detail during her class introduction. Her father’s company went bankrupt so he and Himeno moved to grandma’s place and opened a cafe. To help out Himeno promoted the shop by showing off their excellent coffee mugs.
One of the other main girls was Mika. She appears to be the genki of the group. She had two siblings and was part of the pottery club, which she hoped some classmates would join.
Lastly was Himeno’s neighbor Naoko. She happily talks to people she knows, like Himeno, but is shy around strangers. She seems to be content with existing so far.
Back to Himeno’s introduction. Mika recognized the quality of the mugs and rushed over to Himeno, seemingly hitting on her. Later it was revealed she just wanted her to come with to the pottery club.
There she introduced the club president, Touko. They mentioned a famous sculptor they both admired and recognized the mugs Himeno brought as her work. Before that Himeno felt a familiar scent upon entering the pottery house. She told them the sculptor, Himena, was her mother. Mika went bananas yearning for an autograph.
Unfortunately as we saw in the prologue Himena was no longer of this world. You know what the good thing is about Pretty Cure? Most of the time the Cures’ parents ARE BOTH ALIVE! Japan sure loves the single/no parent(s) protagonist trope.
Despite her mom passing away when she was 4 and her hardly remembering anything about her, there was something about the pottery house along with vague memories of her mom that called out to her. Thus she accepted the offer to give molding clay a go. Memories of the movie Ghost came flashing back to me but in a far less romantic environment (for now). Unsurprisingly Himeno’s first attempt at molding didn’t go well but she had potential. Touko and Mika invited her to join the club. Back home Himeno announced her interest in the club. Dad didn’t seem to take it well at first. He feared Himeno may fall down the same path that took his wife away from him, that being a complete devotion to pottery, so much so it came before her health. At least that’s what was hinted. Despite that he wanted to see his daughter enjoy life to the fullest and if it meant taking pottery then so be it.
Good premiere. Look forward to more.
Similar to the Cycling Club anime the show is split into two parts. The anime part, which takes around 14 minutes or so and the live-action part which followed the main 4 seiyu as they learned more about pottery and had their own adventures. While the live-action stuff is fun we will only cover the anime going forward.