"A Diamond in the Rough" is the second episode in season 1 of Glitter Force Doki Doki and the 42nd episode overall.


"Maya struggles to keep her new Glitter Heart identity under wraps and finally spills her secret to her brainy best friend, Rachel."[1]

Major Events

  • Rory and Lance reveal their names.
  • Maya's family and the restaurant they own is shown for the first time.
  • Bel makes his first appearance.
  • Johnny's shop is shown for the first time.
  • Rachel transforms into Glitter Diamond for the first time.
  • Glitter Diamond performs Twinkle Diamond for the first time.


Glitter Force



Minor Characters


  • This episode is a combination of episodes 2 and 3 of the Japanese version.
    • Episode 2's title is "Yipes! Cure Heart's Secret Identity Has Been Blown!" (ガーン!キュアハートのしょうたいがバレちゃった!! Gān! Kyua Hāto no Shōtai ga Barechatta!!).[2]
    • Episode 3's title is "The Greatest Partner Appears! Cure Diamond!!" (最高の相棒登場!キュアダイヤモンド!! Saikō no Aibō Tōjō! Kyua Daiyamondo!!).[3]
    • Episode 1 of Glitter Force Doki Doki also contains footage from episode 2 of the Japanese version (Glitter Heart fighting the Distains and saving Glitter Spade).
    • The Japanese version of episode 2 has Mana (Maya) confessing her identity to Rikka (Rachel) earlier than she does in Glitter Force Doki Doki as well as Rikka helping Cure Heart (Glitter Heart) fight against a Distain made from a stoplight.
    • The Japanese version of episode 3 shows Mana and Rikka eating at Mana's restaurant, not just them leaving afterward.
    • It also shows Rikka writing the letter a letter to her father, rather than just mentioning that she did the next day.
    • Additionally, the end of the Japanese episode 3 has Mana, Rikka, and Raquel (Rory) realizing that Lance is gone and Alice (Clara) appearing shortly afterward.