Journal of anime ramblings, fiction works and reflections
When I saw the general cover art for Dokidoki Precure! (lit. Heartthrob Pretty Cure) I instantly thought it was some Mermaid Melody knock off. The synopsis sounded like the exact premise that Mermaid Melody had. Both animes use the combative tool of love to defeat their enemies. There are a couple discrepancies; in Dokidoki they don’t sing but actually fight, the enemies are a bit more pathetic and the girls have pets who can detect enemies.
It’s an anime that I can’t take seriously and would probably suit a younger target audience that doesn’t really care for a real story but an entertaining watch. The art is okay and the girls are cute, especially the little baby. Their outfits aren’t too bad and I like the transforming scenes but I honestly cannot appreciate this anime. I think it is the type of anime that you would show to children to have them learn about good and evil. The enemies label themselves as “Selfish” and the protagonist (Mana) when she transforms calls herself “Cure Heart”. So the point of this anime is more than clear.
A scene that made me realize that this anime is about to take itself too seriously was when persons were waiting in line to go to the top, viewing floor at the Tower and this guy in line had the thought of cutting the line so he could go first. Suddenly, a black hole appeared in his heart and the villain smirked and started chanting that he give in to the darkness of his heart. His heart became completely black, popped out his chest and turned into a huge crab that kept screaming “Selfish!”
The protagonist, Aida Mana, is an energetic, selfless character and easily attracts friends with her personality. Instead of being intrigued by her, I’m only annoyed. The pets are cute but I’ll settle for pictures rather than watching the anime just to see them.
I doubt I’ll continue watching this anime.