Back then, when I was a sassy and happy young girl, my favorite cartoon was power puff girls. Come on, you guys loved it. I know.
Sugar, spice, and everything nice; these are the words famously reflected with the said cartoon. Well, you’ll feel sentimental because this is also the theme of the Toei’s Pretty Cure franchise.
Though, clearly, this franchise has gathered criticism for its non-progressing plot, characters, and very youthful themes.
The story began with having kingdom of fairy tales called "Märchenland," where numerous fairy tale characters live together in happiness. Suddenly, the evil emperor Pierrot sealed its Queen by making an attack on Märchenland, What is needed is the sign of happiness called Cure Decor, "the Queen's dispersed power of light of happiness,". To gather the Cure Decor, a fairy named Candy hunts for the Pretty Cures on Earth. There, Candy meets a young girl, who decides to assemble the Cure Decor. Cute, right? Now, will the world earn a "happy ending”? That is the puzzle.
The story is mostly about a magical "creature" named candy. Candy eventually meets five girls that will protect the world. This is pure positivity and charms, a great show to watch when you’re feeling awful.
Because so much of the show is silly serious moments contradicts with the light-hearted theme of the show. However, Smile is good in making those serious moments work. The show does what it wants to do, successfully. The show is able to draw up an astonishing amount of feeling from the characters that permit these serious moments and episodes to always be done nicely.
The story was very good, and is nicer, and happier than other magical girl series in the year before, that have so many vehemence, fan-service, and darker plot. So having this is a refreshment to every otaku. Smile precure fits our expectections. It can lift our mood because it is cheerful, optimistic, and the whole show feels like it's just trying to make you smile. I wonder if this anime will be having a second season..