the otaku wonderland
I’ve been watching the Pretty Cure series recently and despite the “magical girl” label, I always feel like the series resembles a superhero series more than a magical girl series. Googling “precure superhero” just for shits and giggles, I found an excellent article drawing parallels between precures and Japanese superhero shows like Kamen Rider and Super Sentai. Since wordpress can’t reblog from other platforms, you will have to make do with a shitty copy/paste.
Once again, I just want to note that this article is not written by me. Credits to Ivanhobe of livejournal for this wonderful post.
And no, I swear it’s not because I’m running out of materials to write myself.
To Ivanhobe: I actually wasn’t able to contact you. If you see this post and you don’t want this here, feel free to tell me, I’ll delete it.
Last year, I mentioned I might be slowing down, and after a year of barely writing anything new and just publishing the “reserves” I have in my draft, I don’t feel that burned out anymore (well, my “reserves” are dropping, lol. I’ll worry about it again once I truly have nothing else to publish).
Note: Spoilers for Aikatsu, Aikatsu Stars and Aikatsu Friends (episode 27)
Despite the huge casts, there has always been that character in Aikatsu who’s at least second in importance to the story, just below the protagonist. They are their best friend, their childhood friend, their eternal rivals, etc… Whatever their relationship is, this character will hold just as much significance. You can say they are the deuteragonists of Aikatsu.