PriPara – 18

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カミーユわ男の名前だ! 俺わ男だ!!!

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Mireille is always so cute when she admits that she’s Mireille.

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That was pretty hilarious. Mireille’s dead eyes, Laala’s eeeeeeh and Sophie’s totally unchanging expression. Does Sophie even know what’s crossdressing and stuff. Or maybe she literally doesn’t care and just pshuu.

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I didn’t predict it either Shion.
Not really sure what to think of that. In one sense it’s good. I always say the show is super predictable and that nothing happens. It actually does make sense too. Leona does whatever Dorothy does to the max, so he started dressing as a girl and started PriPara because Dorothy does. But in another sense it feels like blatant pandering. There’s also no explanation as to why their parents named him Leona.

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Mireille’s eyes are still dead even after the OP

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>There’s a rule saying if you got your first Purichike delivered then you can do PriPara regardless of what you are
Okay I guess. They should actually use this though and introduce newtype dolphins doing PriPara. So now that Dorothy and Leona transferred, Dorothy is in 1-B, Leona in 1-A with Mireille. Shion is in 1-C.

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Gloria’s reaction was fun.

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That guy became a boku ko fan fast.

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They gave Mireille the wrong eye color there.

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Hahaha poor Amamiya kun.

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Dorothy please let Shion do a Go themed making drama already.

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Pretty much had the same reaction as Usagi there. Typical development is typical. Plus it again belated the Go themed making drama. They’re making us wait so much for Shion’s own making drama so I sure hope it’ll be great and be some galaxy level Go stuff. I hope Leona’s at the end of the ep is crazy too.

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I guess they did plan for Leona to be a boy from the start. They didn’t show his eyecatch until now because it would have given it away.

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When they showed him watching the moon I knew they’d whip out the “I’m only the moon reflecting the sun” line. Another thing checked on the “typical stuff to do in an idol anime” list I guess.

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Funny face.

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GORUDEN RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICHIII

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Gold Lightan reference, and also the same as in Rainbow Live 45 on the book Kouji had when he was a kid.

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Dorothy’s max beam making kids cry was funny. Their instincts can detect she’s actually dangerous.

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Poor Laala.

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They should have done a joke of Laala getting mixed up with the kids when going back in class or something. Leona does everything Dorothy says because she’s super nice, unlike Dorothy, and always wants others to be happy. That’s cool.

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I lost my bet about them getting forgotten starting episode 18. Also salami smile needs a new making drama.

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ZENRYOKU DAAAASSHUU. Well it was okay. Not crazy but okay.

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Cool they’re not gonna do draws forever. DORESSHINGU PAFFÉ’s well earned victory.

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At least they’re admitting that Sophie already had the same development since she’s the one who helped Leona. She did nothing for 4 episodes so it was nice to see Sophie do stuff again.

Was an okay episode. A bit of fun and character development. Leona went up in my character esteem but still not as best as Shion.
Still nothing on the plot side of things but I’m used to it now.

JIKAI

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Eeeh how Mireille and Kuma met huh. That sounds interesting and is one of the things I wanna know too. Sounds like a good story.

Random

Pripara Official Fan Book 1st & 2nd Live Go 2014 November Issue 02 I guess

That pic I posted in my previous post. The first row. I didn’t actually read it at first. It’s actually a roadmap for the game, not the anime. There will be new characters in January, Feb and March in the game, not the anime. Though it may mean we’ll also see new characters in the anime too since they try to synch them.

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haloween

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Xmas themed Purichikes in the December issue of Ciao magazine released 1st Nov.

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9 Responses to PriPara – 18

  1. Bin says:

    I like to think the main point of Leona being a boy is how everyone can shine in the Paradise.

    • rockmanshii says:

      That’s what I’d like to think too, but it still feels a lot like the main point was generate trap Leona hdoujins making otakus more interested in the show and thus gaining more money. Some artists on Pixiv even already announced they’re making making some for the next Comiket. (though to be fair maybe they already planned to do so before)
      But then again it’s logical, seeing Leona’s personality of copying his sister.
      It’s also not like they didn’t plan it from the start. I never noticed myself(and never bothered to look around about it since PriPara isn’t a show I’m a big fan of) but I noticed now that a lot of people on 2ch were expecting Leona to be a boy because of how the official site description just says the “West siblings” instead of “sisters” and how his chest is completely flat during CG scenes.

      As a side note, I’m not a specialist so I may be wrong but cross dressing and/or being gay as always been accepted well in Japan. At least since the Sengoku period. Cross dressing, traps and even actual gay characters isn’t rare even in kids anime in Japan. Last time I can remember is the fat purple guy in the 3 goons team working for the evil guild in Saikyou Ginga Ultimate Zero Battle Spirits.
      PriPara isn’t the first idol, mahou shoujo, or kids show to feature a crossdressing idol/mahou shoujo character by far. If some people were expecting Leona to be a boy it’s because it has been done before.
      Maybe it’s the first time a kids show managed to hide that a character is crossdressing for so long though. (though then again some people guessed it)
      (And that’s also unless you count kids who watched Sailor Moon in French and thought for years that Frédéric was a boy that had a twin sister that was Sailor Uranus)

      • Bin says:

        I read that rumours too, they expected Reona to be a boy for a long list of things, one of the main points was the lengh of his eyelashes, I find this to be a normal progression from stuff like Over the Rainbow, but yeah, we can also call this an operation to get more attention or something like that.

      • rockmanshii says:

        >Callings
        kinda gay boys band
        >Love Mix/Hwong Fa and Itsuki
        Totally gay
        >Over The Rainbow/Hiro
        Even gayer
        >PriPara
        Dorothy is a boy
        My sides. Yeah that’s a normal and expected progression come to think of it

  2. I really hope Leona doesn’t become a transgender, if he’ll be one in the future than it will be so weird.Though I hope his voice will change than it would be a little big twist to it when he goes to his puberty stage, that’ll be funny if it’ll be shown in the anime

  3. Camomile says:

    > There’s also no explanation as to why their parents named him Leona.
    Well what about it’s an omission of Leonardo? In Japanese it pronounces like Leona.

  4. Jamie says:

    Hey you guys I will now give you a spoiler whether you like it or not don’t worry you won’t be hearing the same songs anymore in episode 22 hehe

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