As those of you in Japan (and my poor parents) know, most three- to five-year-old girls adore PreCure, and the Pinglet is no exception. We've spent the past year listening to stories day in and out about Cure Blossom, Cure Marine, Cure Sunshine, and Cure Moonlight and acting out whatever happens to pop into the Pinglet's head.
I am The.Expert. on all things PreCure. I'm also pretty knowledgeable, if I do say so myself, about earlier versions of PreCure, thanks to YouTube. Now all this expertise is going by the wayside. A new version of PreCure, Sweet PreCure, is coming out next month, striking fear into the heart of every parent. Crap. More characters (Cure Melody and Cure Rhythm among them) to remember.
Reading up on the storyline of the new series, I mentioned to Ping that the people who make up these programs must be drunk when they're doing it. Totally pissed and laughing themselves silly while they draw up the characters and storylines on beer-stained napkins, and rubbing their hands together gleefully thinking of all the cash they're going to rake in from the new series' line of toys.
I'm hoping that she'll grow out of this phase and move on to Barbies. It'll be fun to brush off the dust from Barbie and Ken and get them out partying again.