HeartCatch Precure 16 Released

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Technically a TV-Nihon release, but we worked on it so hey, let’s post it here.

This is the last episode we worked on at TV-Nihon, so from here on out their HeartCatch will be headed by takenoko and crew. This one last time, however, enjoy that lovely blue eyecatch message.

You’ll never see it again.

SD: DDL | Torrent
HD: DDL | Torrent
View the discussion thread on T-N here
Thanks to maryadavies for the DDLs, and remember you can also get this and all our future HeartCatch episodes from the [Precure]AllStars bot in #precure on irc.curecom.net

Backup of the translatey stuff from the T-N topic after the jump.

Well, what’s with them is they’re based on Japanese kana. The Japanese alphabet is sorted by consonant and then vowel, so “a i u e o” is followed by “ka ki ku ke ko”, “sa shi su se so”, etc. The vocal exercises Azusa is doing with her group are designed to warm up the vocal chords by focusing on each line of kana one after another – so the first two lines focus on the vowels alone: “amenbo akaina, a-i-u-e-o, ukimo ni koebi mo oyoideru”. Then the next two lines are k-focused: “Kaki no ki, kuri no ki, ka ki ku ke ko, kitsutsuki kotsukotsu karekeyaki”. They’re designed to help with refining enunciation and making your voice clearer and more powerful, as each syllable does not roll gently into the next – forcing you to enunciate very clearly.

Today’s Name Meaning Theatre: We’ll look at Takagishi Azusa. The kanji for ‘taka’ simply means ‘high’, whilst ‘gishi’ is a shore or coastline – you could hence approximate her surname to meaning something along the lines of a cliff-face. This does make the scene where Erika stands on the cliff leading the Fashion Club remarkably more poignant. XD

Azusa’s is more floral – referring to several types of flower. Both the Japanese cherry birch, and the Chinese catalpa. As her heart flower is a bougainvillea however I don’t think this one’s worth reading anything into particularly. XD

Also, she should end up getting married to Miura from the ramen shop episode just so her name could be Miura Azusa *nods sagely*

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