CONTENT WARNING: MARTIAL ARTS VIOLENCE AND SOME LANGUAGE. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
Previously on Futari wa Pretty Cure Dragon...
"I trust you let Nicola know about Oda?"
Ryan said, "Yes."
Principal Mazda said, "I thought you wouldn't know I knew about you all along."
"I knew. But I don't think most of the school would know about me. The truth is, I don't think I want them to."
"Ah, well, it's all for the better at the moment."
"How have your friends been for the last 35 years?"
"Mina's running a computer retailing chain with Yagyu Jubei that's based here in Millennium City. Helen's a teacher of the Ryukyu style of karate. Akasha's a screenwriter."
Susan said, "Mrs. Mazda, you're looking at me funny. Why?"
"Oh, I'm just remembering the events of 35 years ago. I was just like you when I was your age!"
Kelly said, "Well, we've got to get to our first class of the day now."
Ryan said, "Rica's probably in Miss Sampson's classroom by now."
"All right, you three, have a nice day!"
Ryan, Susan, and Kelly left Principal Mazda's office.
OP: "Danzen! Futari wa Pretty Cure Dragon ~hybrid version~"
"Il ritorno di Nobunaga Oda - The Return of Nobunaga Oda"
Nicola Terry was at the gate of Ichiban High. He patiently waited for a security guard to come. The security guard said, "State your business."
Nicola said, "I'm Nicola Terry, and I've got some business with the principal. Just want to talk with her about some things, such as… I don't know, how about Nobunaga Oda?"
The security guard said, "Very well, Mr. Terry. Come on in."
He opened the gate. Nicola proceeded to walk through the halls in search of Principal Mazda's office.
Principal Mazda looked up as someone knocked on her door. "Is that you, Mina?"
Nicola opened the door and said, "Only me, ma'am. Name of Nicola Terry. I got the letter from Ryan, Susan, and Kelly. Said Nobunaga Oda was back. What havoc is he wreaking this time?"
Principal Mazda said, "I don't know, but I saw him at the Halloween dance wreaking some havoc. It could've been worse, but this Ryan, Susan, and Kelly you're talking about managed to stop him. Apparently, he went easy this time. That's no guarantee he'll go easy again the next time."
Nicola said, "I know that. First time the bastard fought you and Mina, the previous Cures, he went easy on you two. The next time… BAM! POW! KERSPLAT! That's right, the fight was more intense the second time around. You were lucky I was present; otherwise, you'd be dead and buried right now."
"I know his tactics; he was my mentor before he turned to evil. I've spent many years now trying to hunt him down."
Suddenly, they heard footsteps. Nicola said, "Oh, that must be Mina."
"And Yagyu Jubei."
Jubei walked in with Mina. "Hello again, Principal Emmy Mazda."
Principal Mazda said, "Oh, hello, Mr. Yagyu. We were just talking about Nobunaga Oda and how to deal with him now that he's come back to raise more hell."
Mina asked, "What the hell kind of hell?"
Principal Mazda said, "You don't want to know, except it could be worse than when we last had to deal with him."
Jubei said, "Of course, you had quite a bit of help then. From me, from Nicola here, from your former enemy Akasha, from Helen Masuo, from Goemon Ishikawa…"
Nicola's eyebrows raised. "Goemon?"
Jubei said, "Yes, your old friend. You forgot he got mixed up in this 35 years ago?"
Nicola said, "Hey, I can't be expected to remember every detail of when I helped Mina and Emmy save martial arts from that Thirteen character!"
Eileen suddenly came in. Principal Mazda asked, "What the hell are you doing out of class at this moment?"
"Sorry, Your Principalness. I just thought I'd let you know before I forgot that when Nobunaga Oda showed up at the dance, I smelled a rat. And not just any rat, even!"
Mina said, "Tell me about it."
Eileen said, "The smell was so strong that I actually decided to check up on this Nobunaga Oda guy, and I found out something very disturbing about him. You know those pranks I've been pulling on the other students?"
Principal Mazda asked, "Are you confessing?"
"Yes, to practicing for when my time finally comes to outwit that wily pommy!"
Jubei said, "Watch your language, young lady."
Eileen said, "Pah! At least someone knows what I'm talking about when I use the wrong word."
"That's not the point, Eileen Fields."
Principal Mazda said, "The point being, if you weren't some sort of mythical creature I'd have your mouth washed out with soap!"
Eileen said, "Right, well… about this Oda guy… the sooner someone manages to confound the punk, the better!"
Principal Mazda said, "Right, well… just be careful you don't kill a student while preparing for your planned battle of wits."
Eileen said, "Me? Kill anybody? I don't kill!"
Mina said, "Good."
Eileen continued, "As for what I discovered… he may not be as unimportant as we think."
Meanwhile, Thirteen had Nobunaga Oda before him.
"The raccoon bitch has been spying on you, Oda," Thirteen snarled. "I don't like it."
Oda said, "So what? I never thought an ordinary girl whose reputation as a prankster would be a spy for Pretty Cure."
"Either that, or she's secretly in league with the higher-ups," Thirteen said. "Either way, you're going to have to silence her before she talks."
"Because she knows what you look like!"
"So what? So does Pretty Cure!"
"And she knows you work for me now!"
"So does Hanzo Hattori's bastard descendant, Nicola Terry."
"And she's seen too much!"
"What? She's been watching me under the guise of a statue?"
"Yes. And I'm afraid she's been here. Wait a second… maybe she heard you say something?"
"That, or she has some vital information about our enemies."
"If that's the case, I want that raccoon bitch alive!"
"WANTED - NOBUNAGA ODA. $500,000 DEAD. $1,000,000 ALIVE SO I CAN TEACH HIM SOME MANNERS FIRST! Signed, Sheriff Henry Watson"
Rica looked at the WANTED poster on the wall in the cafeteria. "Uncle Henry really doesn't like this Nobunaga Oda character."'
Susan said, "Ryan and Kelly and I can take care of him, and we can split the reward money evenly among the five of us."
Rica said, "Yeah, leave it to the limey to take on Nobunaga Oda. He's one of the best martial artists at Ichiban."
Nicola said, "Oda and I go back a long time, even before I was born."
Kelly said, "I'd like to know how far back."
Nicola said, "He was a family friend and a mentor of mine before he turned to evil."
Rica said, "I heard about Oda from your friend Goemon. I never thought he'd be in league with Thirteen…"
Nicola said, "It's a lot more complicated than just being in league with Thirteen, but when he betrayed my family, I had never felt more hurt."
Susan said, "That's terrible! Exactly what did he do?"
Nicola said, "That's just what I was about to tell you four. So enjoy your pizza while I recount my past history with Nobunaga Oda."
The following text is from the POV of Nicola Terry.
Every Hattori learned swordsmanship from Nobunaga Oda, even my mother. They've been learning the art ever since Hanzo Hattori III started taking lessons from Oda.
Unknown to us all, the Oda we knew and loved was dying. In its place was a monster who knew only brutality. That side made itself known in the mid-'70s, when Oda sold out to Thirteen.
I tried to find some of the old Oda in him, but he was too far gone. I vowed then and there that I would not rest until Oda was put down, either by myself or by someone else.
I was assisted by Pretty Cure, along with a couple of Japanese historical figures named Goemon Ishikawa and Yagyu Jubei.
When Thirteen was crushed, I thought Oda was done for. Now, I realize that I was wrong.
Rica asked, "So where will you go?"
"Tomorrow," Nicola said, "I will be going to the blacksmith, a descendant of Muramasa."
Kelly said, "Wait a second. Who's Muramasa?"
"Muramasa was a blacksmith during the feudal period. He assisted Jubei in his fight against the Devil and his army of zombies, dying to produce a sword that was so sharp, it was claimed that even a god could be cut by the blade. I will be going to his descendant, who is a retired blacksmith, and I want you to come along, since this is just as much your fight as it is mine."
Nicola got up and left. Susan said, "See you later, Nicola!"
Ryan asked, "Did you hear that?"
Susan said, "Yeah, it sounds like someone screaming!"
Rica said, "This looks like a job for Pretty Cure."
Kelly said, "We'd best be on our guards."
"WHERE DID YOU RUN OFF TO, YOU RACCOON BITCH!? COME ON OUT, WHEREVER YOU ARE, AND YOU WON'T GET HURT!"
Tired of just looking for the tanuki that had tailed him, Oda started throwing open the doors. "IF YOU DON'T COME OUT ON THREE, I'LL MAKE A DONKEY OF YOU! ONE! TWO! THREE!"
He found a stone statue in the room, though he didn't recognize it. It looked more like a donkey than anything.
"OK, you jackass, this is it! Come on out!"
"The golden warrior, I am Cure Dragon!"
"The silver warrior, I am Cure Fortune!"
"Together we're Pretty Cure!"
"Evil warriors of ill fortune…"
"We shall send you packing!"
"Protecting my friends, I am Cure Fang! Let those who worship evil's might beware my power! The bodyguard's light!"
Oda said, "Now that's more like it! Have at you all!"
As Cures Dragon and Fortune charged toward Oda, Dragon yelled, "EILEEN! STOP BEING SUCH A STUBBORN JACKARSE AND GO WITH KELLY TO NICOLA TERRY!"
The statue morphed into Eileen, who asked, "How did you know I was a magical shapeshifter?"
"NEVER MIND THAT! JUST GO WITH KELLY IF YOU WANT TO LIVE! SUSAN AND I HAVE GOT THIS UNDER CONTROL!"
Cure Dragon said that as he and Cure Fortune dodged a mighty punch from Oda. Eileen said, "Well… I'll leave you two to deal with that punk. In the meantime, Miss Chiba, where's Nicola Terry?"
Cure Fang said, "Actually, he's just now returning home."
Eileen said, "Well, take me to him! I need protection, after all!"
"I live to protect."
As Cure Fang left with Eileen, Cure Dragon took a punch to the chest, which knocked him down almost instantly. Cure Fortune kicked his leg but was also knocked down by the other leg.
Meanwhile, Cure Fang and Eileen left the school building and started sprinting to Nicola Terry's house. Owing to their speed, they were there in just a couple of minutes after passing the gate.
Cure Fang threw open the door and said, "Mr. Terry, there's someone who wants to see you."
Eileen walked up to Nicola and said, "Mr. Terry, I have some serious news to report."
Nicola said, "Speak up."
Eileen said, "Nobunaga Oda is taking no chances, now; he's trying to eliminate me and Pretty Cure!"
Nicola suddenly got up. "I'm going to see Yagyu Jubei and Mina Takada. Then, we're going to pick up Goemon Ishikawa and report to Principal Mazda to discuss our next move. Mine will be getting some fresh and powerful Muramasa steel with which to deal with Oda. Kelly, you go back to Ichiban High to help your friends deal with Oda and get rid of him as best as you can, even temporarily. And Eileen… come with me if you want to live."
Meanwhile, Cure Dragon and Cure Fortune had been pinned to the wall. Oda was trying to snap their necks by pushing hard enough.
"Cure Dragon and I will be saved from your vicious death grip… the Bodyguard will come."
"The Bodyguard ran away with her tail between her legs when I attacked you as hard as I did!"
"The path of the righteous man and defender is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper, and the father of lost children."
Oda turned around and dropped the two Cures, his face going pale upon recognizing who the voice belonged to. Cure Fang continued, "And I will execute great vengeance upon thee with furious anger, you who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers and sisters; and you will know that I am Chiba the Bodyguard when I lay my vengeance upon thee!"
Suddenly, Newton and Bailey showed up. Cure Fang said, "Long time, no see. The viewers were wondering when you'd show up."
"Quickly!" Newton yelled. "Concentrate your chi!"
"It's for your finishing move!" Bailey shouted.
Cure Fang got up and walked toward Oba. She raised her hands in front of her. As a piercing light came out of both hands, she yelled, "PRETTY CURE! LIGHT OF JUSTICE!"
Oda suddenly backed away and screamed in pain. He tumbled out of the window. Cures Dragon and Fortune followed him out to give him a taste of their own finishing move.
"SILVER THUNDER! We who are different as day and night…"
"Do join together and combine our might!"
"PRETTY CURE METAL PUNCH!"
Back in Principal Mazda's office, she, Mina, Jubei, Goemon, Eileen, and Nicola were convened.
"Mr. Terry," said the principal, "is it true that Oda's danger potential has increased since Halloween?"
Nicola said, "Yes."
"And is it true, Eileen, that Oda tried to kill you?"
Eileen said, "Yes, ma'am."
"Then we must discuss our next move."
Eileen said, "I don't know about myself or the rest of you, but Nicola mentioned visiting Muramasa's place tomorrow morning to commission some fresh and powerful steel that can even cut a god. Let's hope it's strong enough to destroy Oda."
Mina said, "In the meantime, I hear that Goemon has consulted the spirit of Pai Mei. After classes ended for the day, Ryan, Susan, and Kelly have been taking lessons from him every day."
Goemon said, "It's true. Pai Mei has reported their progress to me. They're doing well, both in terms of physical strength and filial piety."
Principal Mazda asked, "Yes, but what could possibly be learned from the ghost of an old Chinese teacher who was poisoned by a cyclops?"
Mina paused for a moment and said, "The Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique."
ED: "Anataboshi (When I Come to Your Star with My Love)"
Next episode: "Il tocco Veleno - The Touch of Death"
- Yuki Tokiwa as Hiroshi Lee/Cure Dragon
- Nana Mizuki as Ran Chan/Cure Fortune
- Mariko Kouda as Kaori Chiba/Cure Fang
- Daisuke Kishio as Shinhan
- Hisako Kanemoto as Seikou
- Tetsuo Goto as Shiban
- Tomoyuki Dan as Nobunaga Oda
- Mami Koyama as Minako Takada
- Chika Sakamoto as Principal Emi Matsuda
- Miyuki Sawashiro as Rica Watanabe
- Rica Fukami as Ai Fukuda
- J.J. Sonny Chiba as Hanzo Hattori
- Masashi Ishibashi as Goemon Ishikawa
- Yasuaki Kurata as Jubei Yagyu
- Toru Furuya as a security guard
- Rupert Grint as Ryan Lee/Cure Dragon
- Britt McKillip as Susan Chan/Cure Fortune
- Cyndy Preston as Kelly Chiba/Cure Fang
- Mark X. Laskowski as Newton
- Maggie Flecknoe as Bailey
- Matthew Wood as Thirteen
- Tim Roth as Nobunaga Oda
- Edie Mirman as Mina Takada
- Gemma Jones as Principal Emmy Mazda
- Chloe Grace Moretz as Rica Watson
- Hilary Haag as Eileen Fields
- Frank Von Kuegelgen as Nicola Terry
- Richard Cansino as Goemon Ishikawa
- Gregory Snegoff as Jubei Yagyu
- Matt Keeslar as a security guard