One-Shot Attack!? Love Love Beam!
Once again, the girls are at the lab. This time, they’re analyzing the video of their fight against Him…wherever the video came from. Especially at those angles. The Professor comes in and announces that he came up with a new attack to defeat Him. He mentions that to counter Him’s aura of evil, the girls must use their aura of love. He dubs the attack the Love Love Beam, which originates from their combined feelings of love. Momoko and Miyako are obviously interested, but Kaoru labels it as nonsense. When the Professor mentions the special training they would have to do, Kaoru tries to slip away but is stop by Momoko.
First part of training: turning their eyes into hearts. And here I thought it was just a symbol, not an actual action. In order to do so, the girls must think about things they realy like. Blossom thinks about good-looking guys and vast amounts of sweets, and she succeeds easily. Bubbles focuses on her grandma, Takaaki, Octi, and fashionable dresses. No problems there. Buttercup refuses to do this but agrees when pressured. However, things don’t go as planned, and the result is destructive.
The Professor isn’t impressed with the attack, saying that there is no love in it. She gives it another try, the hole now mysteriously gone, and succeeds. Mission complete!
Second part of training: learning the song. The Professor has created a song for the girls to try and learn. He explained that by synching their voices the way Peach’s power and that of the compacts, the energy of the white light may come out of the compacts, as well. The girls begin singing (earplugs recommended), but Buttercup refuses. Once again, the others convince her to join in. Once again, they butcher the song. The Professor asks for another try, but this time, Blossom becomes the one off-tone, and the others aren’t pleased. An unknown amount of time later, the girls finally get it right, and their compacts begin flashing. Mission complete! However, the girls are surprised that there is more to do.
Third part of training, dance! The Professor dons some pretty funky threads and breaks out into a dance he choreogragh. The girls can’t believe it, but the Professor goes into one of his scientific explanations (aww…they sped it up), while the girls don’t pay attention at all. The girls attempt the dance, but each one botches it up at some point. However, the dance works and the girls are sent into the air to bring their compacts together. Unfortunately, they all miss and crash into each other. During the second attempt, Bubbles and Buttercup end up smashing their compacts into Blossom’s face. She accuses them of doing it on purpose, and an argument ensues. Looks like it’s time for a break.
The Professor provides whem with salads (sorry, Blossom) to provide them with vitamins to relieve their stress. He also shows them a video of the city. When asked what it’s for, she tells them that they must protect the happy lifestyle of the city lest it falls to chaos by evil. The girls finally understand and promise to do their best. The group goes back outside and succeed in performing the attack. As they celebrate, Ken witnesses the beam head toward Mojo’s hideout, where the monkey is playing cards with the Gangreen Gang. A bright flash appears, and the house crumbles…actually, the background was a prop and it just tipped over. Apparently, the beam hit some cockroaches in the shack. This causes them to grow to a large size and follow the girls. Buttercup readies to attack, but Bubbles notices that they’re in love and takes pity on them. When it is explained to them, the girls begin running away (“We’ll pass on the kisses!”). As they do, Buttercup asks how to reverse the effect, but the Professor is clueless. The girls don’t buy it, but the chase continues.
I must say, this episode was rather fun to watch, since the comedy was rather good. Seeing Buttercup cause massive damage (yes, I am referring to that phrase) was very cool. Makes you wonder why we never see that attack. The big thing that hurt this episode was the somewhat iffy animation and the fact that the Love Love Beam was never used again. It’d take too long to do anyway. This was the major gripe among many of the fans, and many consider it to be utterly useless.
A collection of the girls’ attempts at the Love Love Beam
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Futo furi kareuto rabu! Rabu! Attaka~ rabu! Rabu!
Kimi to boku wa rabu rabu de~
tottemo tottemo raburururu~~n
Turn your head quickly and it’s love, love! Warm and gentle love, love!
You and me are very much in love.
Very, very, lo-lo-lo-love!
Mojo’s Nurse Day
Mojo is lamenting the fact that he’s been dumped once again by Ms. Keane (remember that he hasn’t appeared since then), and, like all other people in his position, vows to never love again…until he noticed a TV spot claiming that choiwaru oyaji (slightly bad old men) are “in.” Mojo believes he has the proper requirements to be such a person, except for his protruding belly. He decides to use a fitness ball to tone his body, but it ends up frustrating him when he can’t figure out how to use it. In anger, he “kicks” it, causing his Mojo Robo to land on top of him.
The girls find out that Mojo has been hospitalized. They think he totally deserves it and believe that the city will now be peaceful. However, they are reminded of his cunning ways (really?) and are asked to keep an eye on him.
At the hospital, Mojo falls head over heels in love with the nurse, Nanako. I must admit, she is pretty good-looking, Temperature was fine and all. While Nanako checks Mojo’s pulse, he asks her if she likes monkeys’ All the nurse does is blush and look away, and Mojo claims victory. She then asks if she likes people from the underground. After she says that she has no interest, Mojo claims another point in his favor. During his excitement, however, Mojo’s bladder becomes full. The nurse quickly grabs a urinal and…well, you can figure out the rest.
Obviously, Mojo is enjoying this…but there are three sets of other eyes watching this scene unfold.
The girls think nothing is going on, but they are called inside by a doctor. He explains that yesterday’s X-rays reveal that his left arm and both legs are broken, while today’s show he has fully healed. And we humans have to wait four to six weeks for our bones to heal. Lucky monkeys….Anyway, the doctor told Mojo he could go home, but Mojo insisted he be put into a private room. Blossom comes up with a plan. (That’s the spirit, sweet…er. Blossom)
While Mojo is reading on tips of making love (not that kind, but creating a relationship), he is visited by…
Mojo is angered by this and orders them out, almost revealing his deceit fully. Nanako comes in, and the girls notice his vast change in attitude. The girls are then put in charge of taking care of Mojo.
Mojo is presented with a rather good meal to eat, but due to his broken right arm, he asks Blossom to help. Blossom, too engrossed in her manga, refuses, pointing out that the fracture is on the left arm. Mojo makes her look away while he quickly switches the cast to the left arm. Blossom isn’t please with Mojo and reluctantly agrees to help Mojo. She asks if hospital food is awful and proceed to eat Mojo’s cake to test it for poison. (XD) She continues despite Mojo’s protest, but the food is soon taken away by the agry Mojo. Out in the hall, Blossom is pushing Mojo on a wheelchair. As the two begin arguing, a rather handsome doctor (element 1) comes up to Blossom (element 2), tells her she’s cute (element 3) and tells her to do a good job. 1 + 2 + 3 = love-sick Blossom, which causes her to accidentally send Mojo down a flight of stairs.
Back in his room, Mojo expects Nanako to return but is then greeted by Bubbles. While he realizes that she can be worse than Blossom, Mojo’s bladder once again becomes full, and he asks for the urinal (shibin), However, Bubbles grabs a flower vase (kabin), then a teapot (dobin), then a baby bottle (honyuubin). Mojo can’t take it anymore, and…
Any bets it was intentional?
We now move on to Buttercup, who is blocking Mojo’s view from the game on TV. He asks for the bed to be raised so he could watch as well. Buttercup tries to do so, but ends up hurting Mojo. Nanako finally comes in, but it turns out that her shift is over. Once she leaves, Buttercup suggests they do some rehabilitation with, what else, a fitness ball. Mojo has had enough and runs out. Outside, he sees Nakako walking off with another doctor. Mojo comes up and is shocked by this. it turns out that when Mojo asked her if she liked monekys (saru), she thought he was referring to Dr. Saruda. Mojo runs off indistress, while the girls watch on and take pity on the poor monkey. All alone now, Mojo once again vows to be through with women. In his anger, he kicks a car, causing his leg to be broken again (or for the first time; you pick).
Oops. Almost forgot. Once more…
Now this was one was good. Not only was this episode very fun to watch, with its funny lines and situations and certain other odd things happening, but we get to see the girls in nurse outfits, which I’m sure would appease any fan, myself included. It was fun to see the girls make Mojo’s hospital stay a true nightmare through intentional and accidental means, even if some of them coiuld be considered both. It’s nice that some were unclear. It keeps you guessing about the girls’ intentions. Out of all the love-sick Mojo episodes, this one was by far the best.
Thus, the “filler” episodes end, and the ending trilogy to Powerpuff Girls Z commences.
Special thanks to CupidKirby for the videos
Screenshots from Collector’s Edition Volume 7