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I’ve learned the hard way over the past two years that sometimes, no matter how much you want to, you can’t make time for everything you want to do and everyone you want to meet. Life happens in its own way, but knowing that doesn’t always ease the pain of unfulfilled plans. Nozomi and Coco are in the unenviable (but familiar) position of knowing that, knowing that each other is busy but still feeling the pain of not seeing each other in four years. Most of that falls to Coco—he’s a king, supposedly a job that doesn’t give you any time off, although as a teacher I can tell you that in The profession also has very few such precious things. They both knew this, but that didn’t stop Nozomi from feeling insecure or Coco from feeling guilty. Their relationship was on hold and it seemed like neither of them wanted it.
It’s a nice metaphor for adulthood. There are times when you have to hesitate and choose, and it’s easy to fall into a state of doubt, which is something we’ll explore in more depth next week with Rin’s dedicated episode. But so far, there have been hints of that in every episode—Nozomi’s insecurities this week, yes, but Kurumi’s abusive work situation and her light-hearted argument in the episode about whether she wants to continue in her current position (or work as an administrative assistant if you prefer). read that way), and Komachi has been in a serious crisis about her writing career versus her family’s business since volume one. I’m sure Coco and Nozomi would have worked things out eventually without Bell creating the current situation, but I also think that for their mental health, the positive side of the fight is that Coco got to go to the place he wants most.
With this background information, it further adds to the fact that women rejuvenating to transform is more of a metaphor than anything. The series’ title comes from Cure Dream’s catchphrase, and Nozomi’s lesson about encouraging students’ dreams implies that this is something that is largely considered a part of childhood—do you wish? dream about what you want to be when you grow up, and then you actually grow up. Some of us are lucky—I wanted to be a writer (well, and a lighthouse keeper, but I’m at least 100 years too late for that), and here I am, writing . But that kid wants to be a streamer? He may not be so lucky. (It is commendable to have a boy say that he loves babies and wants to study early childhood education!) Therefore, returning to adolescence to transform can be understood as not a thing physically necessary but more of a statement about their mental state.: The Pretty Cure must have hope for the future in a much larger context than most of the adults in this show, and so the women had to go back to that time in their lives to meet that condition. It has less to do with age and more about retaining the worldview of childhood.
Still, you feel Coco and Nozomi’s age gap (and to be honest, I don’t think he’s much older than her; probably about six years, which was still creepy in Yes 5 but now not a big deal now), it was nice to see them together again. They mean a lot to each other, and even with the awkward feeling caused by the long separation, they both feel a little relaxed just being together. (At least until Nozomi burst into tears.) With Rin’s declarations about how they are soul mates, it seems like their romance will have at least one void going forward and maybe that will help Nozomi regain hope for the future. she had when she was a teenager. She’ll need something to show Bell that humans deserve a chance. If those broken hearts on the Combined Shadows are any indication, the possibility of hope may be something Bell needs to regain as well.
The Power of Hope: Precure Full Bloom is now streaming on Crunchyroll.