So I figured it was time to start at the beginning. And in the beginning, there was nothing but Black and White. No themes or gimmicks, just two girls punching monsters and holding hands and shooting beams. These were simpler times. And surprisingly, they were more dangerous times too. While the villains here didn’t really succeed any more than they do in the Precure shows I’ve seen, they felt a lot more threatening. Obviously, the villains in Smile are a bunch of loveable scamps, but even the crew from Heartcatch didn’t really feel quite as sinister. Maybe that’s why it always seems like Black and White have their work cut out for them.