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Pretty Cure (プリキュアシリーズ Purikyua Shirīzu) is a Japanese media franchise made by Toei Animation. It is about young girls who become magical girls to fight villains. It started in 2004. It is aired by TV Asahi and Asahi Broadcasting Corporation.

Anime

Each series focuses on a different group of girls who transform into legendary warriors called the "Pretty Cure". With the help of creatures known as fairies, the Pretty Cure use their magical powers and strength to fight against enemies. As the series goes on and stronger enemies appear, the Cures gain new magical items, new abilities, and sometimes new friends to help them in their fight against evil.

Television series

Currently, the Pretty Cure franchise has had eighteen television series:

  • Futari wa Pretty Cure (2004-2005)
  • Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart! (2005-2006)
  • Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star (2006-2007)
  • Yes! PreCure 5 (2007-2008)
  • Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo! (2008-2009)
  • Fresh Pretty Cure! (2009-2010)
  • HeartCatch PreCure! (2010-2011)
  • Suite PreCure (2011-2012)
  • Smile PreCure! (2012-2013)
  • DokiDoki! PreCure (2013-2014)
  • HappinessCharge PreCure! (2014-2015)
  • Go! Princess PreCure (2015-2016)
  • Witchy PreCure! (2016-2017)
  • Kirakira Pretty Cure a la Mode (2017-2018)
  • Hugtto! PreCure (2018-2019)
  • Star Twinkle PreCure (2019-2020)
  • Healin' Good Pretty Cure (2020-2021)
  • Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure (2021-2022)

Movies

The franchise has had many movies:

  • Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart the Movie (2005)
  • Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart the Movie 2: Friends of the Snow-Laden Sky (2005)
  • Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star: Tick-Tock Crisis Hanging by a Thin Thread! (2006)
  • Yes! PreCure 5 the Movie: Great Miraculous Adventure in the Mirror Kingdom! (2007)
  • Yes! Precure 5 GoGo! the Movie: Happy Birthday in the Sweets Kingdom (2008)
  • Fresh Pretty Cure! the Movie: The Toy Kingdom has Lots of Secrets!? (2009)
  • HeartCatch PreCure The Movie: Fashion Show in the Flower Capital... Really?! (2010)
  • Suite Precure♪ The Movie: Take it back! The Miraculous Melody that Connects Hearts (2011)
  • Smile PreCure! The Movie: Big Mismatch in a Picture Book! (2012)
  • DokiDoki! Precure the Movie: Mana's Getting Married!!? The Dress of Hope Tied to the Future (2013)
  • HappinessCharge PreCure! the Movie: The Ballerina of the Land of Dolls (2014)
  • Go! Princess Pretty Cure the Movie: Go! Go!! Gorgeous Triple Feature!!! (2015)
  • Witchy Pretty Cure! The Movie: Wonderous! Cure Mofurun! (2016)
  • Kirakira Pretty Cure a la Mode the Movie: Crisply! Memorable Mille-feuille in Paris (2017)
  • Hugtto! PreCure Futari wa Pretty Cure: All Stars Memories (2018)
  • Star☆Twinkle Precure the Movie: These Feelings Within The Song of Stars (2019)
  • Healin' Good Pretty Cure the Movie: GoGo! Big Transformation! The Town of Dreams (2021)

Crossover movies

The franchise has had many crossover movies:

  • Pretty Cure All Stars DX: Everyone's Friends☆The Collection of Miracles! (2009)
  • Pretty Cure All Stars DX2: Light of Hope☆Protect The Rainbow Jewel! (2010)
  • Pretty Cure All Stars DX3: Deliver the Future! The Rainbow~Colored Flower That Connects the World! (2011)
  • Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage: Friends of the Future (2012)
  • Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage 2: Friends of the Heart (2013)
  • Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage 3: Eternal Friends (2014)
  • Pretty Cure All Stars: Carnival of Spring♪ (2015)
  • Pretty Cure All Stars: Singing with Everyone♪ Miraculous Magic! (2016)
  • Pretty Cure Dream Stars! (2017)
  • Pretty Cure Super Stars! (2018)
  • Pretty Cure Miracle Universe (2019)
  • Pretty Cure Miracle Leap (2020)

International

An English-language dub of Futari wa Pretty Cure aired on YTV in Canada and Pop Girl in the United Kingdom. Saban Brands made English-language dubs of Smile PreCure! and DokiDoki PreCure for Netflix.

Video games

The franchise has had many console games:

  • Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart: Maji? Maji!? Fight de IN Janai (ふたりはプリキュアマックスハート マジ?マジ?!ファイト de IN じゃない Pretty Cure Max Heart!: Really? Really!? A Fight is Okay, Isn't It?) (2005, Game Boy Advance)
  • Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart: Danzen! DS de Precure - Chikara wo Awasete Dai Battle (ふたりはプリキュアマックスハート DANZEN!DSでプリキュア力をあわせて大バトル!! Pretty Cure Max Heart: - Absolutely! Pretty Cure on DS - The Great Battle Where Power Gathers) (2005, Nintendo DS)
  • Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star: Panpaka Game de Zekkōchō! (ふたりはプリキュア Splash Star パンパカゲームでぜっこうちょう! Pretty Cure Splash Star - In Top Condition for the PanPaka Game!) (2006, Nintendo DS)
  • Yes! PreCure 5 ( Yes!プリキュア5) (2007, Nintendo DS)
  • Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo!: Zenin Shu Go! Dream Festival (Yes!プリキュア5GoGo! 全員しゅーGo!ドリームフェスティバル Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo!: All Assembled! Dream Festival) (2008, Nintendo DS)
  • Fresh Pretty Cure: Asobi Collection (フレッシュプリキュア!あそびコレクション Fresh Pretty Cure: Play Collection) (2009, Nintendo DS)
  • HeartCatch PreCure! Oshare Collection (ハートキャッチプリキュア!おしゃれコレクション HeartCatch PreCure! Fashion Collection) (2010, Nintendo DS)
  • Koe de Asobō! HeartCatch PreCure! (こえであそぼう!ハートキャッチプリキュア! Let's Play With Voices! HeartCatch PreCure!) (2010, Nintendo DS)
  • Suite PreCure♪: Melody Collection (スイートプリキュア♪ メロディコレクション) (2011, Nintendo DS)
  • Smile PreCure! Let's Go! Märchen World (スマイルプリキュア! レッツゴー!メルヘンワールド) (2012, Nintendo 3DS)
  • PreCure All Stars: Zenin Shūgō☆Let's Dance! (プリキュアオールスターズ ぜんいんしゅうごう☆レッツダンス! PreCure All Stars: All Together☆Let's Dance!) (2013, Wii)
  • DokiDoki! PreCure: Narikiri Life! (ドキドキ!プリキュア なりきりライフ! DokiDoki! Precure: Impersonator Life!) (2013, Nintendo 3DS)
  • HappinessCharge PreCure! Kawarun Collection (ハピネスチャージプリキュア! カワルン☆コレクション HappinessCharge PreCure! Sparking Collection) (2014, Nintendo 3DS)
  • Go! Princess PreCure: Sugar Ōkoku to Rokunin no Princess (Go!プリンセスプリキュア シュガー王国と6人のプリンセス Go! Princess PreCure: The Sugar Kingdom and the 6 Princesses) (2015, Nintendo 3DS)
  • PreCure Tsunagaru Puzzlun (プリキュアつながるぱずるん PreCure Connecting Puzzlun) (2017, iOS, Android)
  • Nari Kids Park: Hugtto! PreCure (なりキッズパーク HUGっと!プリキュア) (2018, Nintendo Switch)

The franchise has had many Data Carddass arcade games:

  • Sing! PreCure Dream Live (うたって!プリキュアドリームライブ) (2007)
  • PreCure All Stars GoGo Dream Live! (プリキュアオールスターズ GoGoドリームライブ!) (2008)
  • PreCure All Stars Fresh Dream Dance (プリキュアオールスターズ フレッシュドリームダンス) (2009)
  • PreCure All Stars HeartCatch Dream Dance (プリキュアオールスターズ ハートキャッチドリームダンス) (2010)
  • Data Carddass PreCure All Stars (データカードダス プリキュアオールスターズ)
  • Data Carddass PreCure Princess Party (データカードダス プリキュア プリンセスパーティー) (2015)
  • Data Carddass PreCure Mahō no Party (データカードダス プリキュアまほうのパーティー Data Carddass PreCure Magical Party) (2016)

Manga

The franchise has a manga illustrated by Futago Kamikita. It is published in Nakayoshi, a shōjo magazine from Kodansha.

Other media

A live-action series, Koe Girl!, aired in 2018. It was made for the franchise's fifteenth anniversary. It is about girls who want to be voice actresses.

An internet radio spin-off of Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo!, Club Coco & Nuts, aired on Animate TV. It was hosted by Takeshi Kusao and Miyu Irino.

A radio program, Hitomi Yoshida's PreCure Radio: Cure Cure Pretty! (吉田仁美のプリキュアラジオ キュアキュア・プリティ Yoshida hitomi no Purikyua Rajio Kyua Kyua Priti) was made for the franchise's tenth anniversary. It was hosted by Hitomi Yoshida.

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