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Yes! Pretty Cure 5

Yes! Pretty Cure 5 is the fourth season in the series and third series in the franchise, directed by Toshiaki Komura. The story is about a group of five girls who have the ability to transform into Pretty Cure. They have been given this ability in order to collect the fifty-five Pinkies spread across the land and save the Palmier Kingdom. The five girls’ powers are based on natural elements, human characteristics and emotions (i.e.: hope, intelligence, etc.) that embody each Cure’s personality, and butterflies. Also, there will be an upcoming English dub release by William Winckler Productions, making it the second series to be English dubbed, the first being Futari wa Pretty Cure. Also as well, Nozomi’s English dub name will be changed to Priscilla, Rin’s English dub name will be changed to Lynn, Urara’s English dub name will be changed to Erica, Komachi’s English dub name will be changed to Kimberly, and Karen will keep her old, original, Japanese name.

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CharactersEdit

Pretty CureEdit

Yumehara Nozomi (夢原のぞみ Yumehara Nozomi?)
Nozomi is the first girl to become a Cure. Before meeting Coco and assisting him in granting his wish, she did not have a dream, but soon decided that her dream would be to help Coco save his kingdom. Although she is not very smart and is constantly getting into trouble with her goofy attitude, she has a strong and kind heart that eventually makes her the leader of the group. Her alter ego is Cure Dream (キュアドリーム Kyuadoriimu?), the Cure of Hope.

Natsuki Rin (夏木りん Natsuki Rin?)
Rin is Nozomi’s best friend since childhood. Being proficient in all kinds of sports and also a responsible older sister to her younger twin siblings, she is often the one to reason with Nozomi when she comes up with unreasonable ideas or is acting too childishly. Although she doesn’t want to be a part of Pretty Cure at first, Rin accepts her Pinky Catch when she wants to protect Nozomi from danger. Her alter ego is Cure Rouge (キュアルージュト Kyuaruuju?), the Cure of Passion.

Kasugano Urara (春日野うらら Kasugano Urara?)
Urara is an exchange student who aspires to be an actress. She is half Japanese from her mother’s side and half French from her father’s side. Before becoming Pretty Cure, she did not have any friends and could not be herself in front of others. Her alter ego is Cure Lemonade (キュアレモネード Kyuaremoneedo?), the Cure of Effervescence.

Akimoto Komachi (秋元こまち Akimoto Komachi?)
Komachi is an aspiring author, and is already halfway through her first book thanks to Natts’ help. She is kind and shy, but when she is angered enough she will snap and release her temper. Her family owns a traditional Japanese sweets shop where she gets Coco and Natts’ food from. Along with her best friend and partner Karen, she is one of the popular seniors at the school. Her alter ego is Cure Mint (キュアミント Kyuaminto?), the Cure of Tranquility.

Minazuki Karen (水無月かれん Minazuki Karen?)
Karen is the oldest member of the team and comes from a very affluent family. She is the president of the student council at L’Ecole des Cinq Lumieres. Despite her popularity and strong outward personality, Karen is lonely at home, and because of her awkward relationship with her parents she has problems properly showing her real feelings. Komachi is her best friend and a fellow student council member and also the only one she could tell her real feelings to before she met Nozomi. Her alter ego is Cure Aqua (キュアアクア Kyuaakua?), the Cure of Intelligence.

AntagonistsEdit

Girinma (ギリンマ Girinma?)
The first Nightmare to appear. In his human form, he wears large glasses and a bowler hat, and holds a cane. His original form is a deadly praying mantis with arms that slice. He greatly fears his superiors, and is often threatened by Bunbee.

Gamao (ガマオ Gamao?)
The second Nightmare to appear, Gamao is often extremely lazy and refuses to do any work, even if his survival and duty as a Nightmare depend on it. He is a toad, and his human form is that of a large, unkempt man.

Arachnea (アラクネア Arakunea?)
The third Nightmare to appear, Arachnea is a woman who transforms into a spider. In her human form she has short light purple hair and wears a red office dress suit.

Bunbee (ブンビー Bunbii?)
The boss of Girinma, Arachnea and Gamao. His original form is a bee. For the first part of the series he seems to be leading the Nightmares, but it is soon revealed that he takes orders from Kawarino.

Hadenya (ハデーニャ Hadeenya?)
One of the villains appearing in the second part of the season after Arachnea’s death. She can transform into a colorful bird-like creature reminiscent of Brazilian Carnival. She likes to take what she wants and often forces Bunbee serve her in some way. In her human form, she is a large woman with short, purple hair and wears a red jacket with blue pants with lots of large jewelry.

Bloody (ブラッディ Buraddi?)
Bloody is the last Nightmare to show up. He can transform into a bat-like creature, shooting sonic waves at his enemies. He usually tries to win by persuasion and talking, only using Kowaina to help him rather than to do all of the work.

Kawarino (カワリーノ Kawariino?)
Desparaia’s secretary. He conveys her intentions and orders to other Nightmares, and reports to her on the missions. Most of the other Nightmares fear him. His name is a play on the Japanese word “kawari” which means “substitute”.

Kowaina (コワイナー Kowainaa?)
A tool of the Nightmares that is created by putting a special mask on to any inanimate object, causing it to come alive and cause destruction. The villains often use it for both offense and defense.

Desperaia (デスパライア Desuparaia?)
The leader of the Nightmares who intends to gain eternal life and to bring despair to the world. She has ordered for her subordinates to obtain the Dream Collet for this purpose. She has long brown hair and wears a purple dress. For much of the series, her face is obscured by a mask whenever we see her.

Palmier KingdomEdit

Coco (ココ Koko?)
One of the mascot creatures from the Palmier Kingdom. Coco is a yellow-furred tanuki-like creature who is searching for the Dream Collet when he meets Nozomi. He is always calm, kind and understanding, especially to Nozomi. When he talks in mascot form, he ends his sentences with “-coco”. He can transform into a human, and later becomes a teacher at Nozomi’s school to keep watch over her under the alias Kokoda Kouji (小々田コージ Kokoda Kooji?). About halfway through the season, it is revealed that he, along with Natts, is a prince of the Palmier Kingdom.

Natts (ナッツ Nattsu?)
Natts another creature from the Palmier Kingdom, resembling a brown squirrel that ends his sentences with “-natts”. In the beginning of the series, he is sealed within the Dream Collet and is freed after all five members of Pretty Cure receive their powers. At first, he has an aloof and cold personality due to his past, and he has difficulty trusting Pretty Cure as well as Coco’s judgment. However, he eventually warms up to them, especially Komachi, who shares his fondness of books. Like Coco, Natts can transform into an extremely handsome human, acting as the clerk of a jewelry shop called Natts House, by the name Mr. Natsu (夏さん Natsu-san ?). Like Coco, Natts is also a prince of the Palmier Kingdom.

Milk (ミルク Miruku?)
Debuting half-way through the season, Milk resembles a white and pink lop rabbit who, unlike Nuts and Coco, is unable to transform into a human. Milk and Nozomi are always in constant disagreements over food and Pretty Cure’s treatment of Coco and Natts. Milk wants to be the perfect servant to Coco and Natts and often gets into trouble because of this desire.

L’Ecole des Cinq LumieresEdit

Masuko Mika (増子美香 Masuko Mika?)
Mika is the chief editor of the Cinq Lumieres News. Her goal is to get the “scoop” on Pretty Cure, but she always either fails or is distracted. Whenever introducing herself, she ask people to call her “Masukomika”, a play off of the Japanese “masukomi”, which means “mass media”.

Mrs. Otaka (おタカさん Otaka-san?)
The mistress of the cafeteria in girls’ school where they always eat lunch. She is a cheerful, middle-aged woman who sometimes gives them good advice. Secretly, she is the school headmistress.

LocationsEdit

  • L’École des Cinq Lumières - The school that Pretty Cure 5 attends. Originally misspelled in the animation as “Cing Lumiere”, its name a direct translation of “school of the five lights”.
  • Palmier Kingdom - Coco and Nuts’ original place of residence. its name comes from the French word for “coconut tree”, hence the characters Coco and Nuts. “Palmiers” is also a French kind of bakery that connects the name of the kingdom to the also bakery-related surrounding kingdoms.
  • Nightmare - This base for the villains appears to be located in the middle of a city district.
  • Natts House - The jewelry shop owned by Nuts.
  • Espoir - The beauty shop owned by Nozomi’s mother. The shop’s name is derived from the French word for hope.
  • Fleuriste Natsuki - Flower shop owned by Rin’s parents. Fleuriste is French for florist.

StoryEdit

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Yumehara Nozomi, a regular student, finds a magical device called the Dream Collet in the library at her school and meets Coco, a creature from the Palmier Kingdom. Nozomi decides to help restore his world, the Palmier Kingdom, which has been destroyed by an evil organization known as Nightmare, by collecting the fifty-five Pinkies in the Dream Collet, which is able to make any wish come true. By making her decision to help Coco, she proves she has the heart to be a Cure, and is given her Pinky Catch, letting her transform into Cure Dream. However, Nozomi cannot fight the Nightmares as the legendary Pretty Cure alone; she must choose a team of four other students to become the legendary warriors known as Pretty Cure. Together with Cure Rouge, Cure Lemonade, Cure Mint and Cure Aqua, they become Pretty Cure.

While living their double lives as normal middle school students and Pretty Cure, the girls go through a lot of challenges, some of them worse than others. When eventually introduced to Milk, they receive a new power to defeat the now stronger Nightmares, making them able to continue to fight. Eventually, when they have found the fifty-five Pinkies, the girls have to fight the final Nightmares, including their boss, Desparaia. Although close to defeat, the girls continue to fight until Cure Dream realizes that Desparaia has a heart like them, and through her kind heart defeats the last Nightmare. However, this also results in separating the girls from the mascots.

SequelEdit

Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo! starts a new story but centers around the same characters and some of the minor stories involving the girls seem to be continuations. The girls meet the new villains from Eternal, who want to get to the Cure Rose Garden so that they can be immortal. In order to match these new foes, Pretty Cure gets a new power from the red rose.

TriviaEdit

  • Yes! Pretty Cure 5 is the first season with more than two Cures and where the Cures are able to transform individually.
  • It is the only season so far where the mascot can take human form.
    • This fact later changes as Siren from Suite Pretty Cure♪ can take on human forms. Siren however, does not count as a true mascot.
  • It is the first season where the Cures do not need to depend on the mascots to transform.
  • The 2 Yes! Pretty Cure 5 seasons are the only two seasons to feature more than 4 girls in a Pretty Cure group, with 5 in Yes! Pretty Cure 5 and 6 if you count Milky Rose in Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo
  • Yes! Pretty Cure 5 is the only season to feature a female (Desparaia) as a main villian.
  • Yes! Pretty Cure 5 is the first season in which people wonder what Pretty Cure is.
  • Yes! Pretty Cure 5 and its sequel and movies, uses most(of all seasons) names after seasons:
    • Akimoto Komachi, Aki means fall
    • Natsuki Rin, Natsu means summer. Also Natts’s human name is Natsu, meaning summer too.
  • Yes! Pretty Cure 5 is the first season where the Cures go to an all-girls school.
  • This series to Smile PreCure! (currenty), all have the lead Cure’s wear their hair in some type of twintails. Nozomi wears her hair down with twintails, Hibiki does the same but longer, Love wears small high twintails, Tsubomi wears long low twintails, and Miyuki wears her hair in cornrolls.
Skyrose Translate!

Skyrose Translate! (スカイローズ・トランスレイト! Sukairoozu toransureito!?) is the official transformation phrase used by Milky Rose in Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!. To activate the transformation, Kurumi needs to be in her human form, and requires her Milky Palette.

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Transformation PhrasesEdit

JapaneseEdit

Kurumi: スカイローズ・トランスレイト!

Milky Rose: 青いバラは秘密のしるし!ミルキィローズ!

RomanizationEdit

Kurumi: Sukairoozu toransureito!

Milky Rose: Aoi bara wa himitsu no shirushi! Mirukii roozu!

English TranslationEdit

Kurumi: Skyrose Translate!

Milky Rose: The blue rose is the symbol of secrets! Milky Rose!

SequenceEdit

A large blue rose first blooms and turns into the Milky Palette, which Kurumi grabs with her left hand. Using the Palette Pen, she taps on the leftmost white screen, then the three large buttons on the Palette’s bottom row in sequence. This causes the rightmost white screen to shine. Kurumi then crosses her arms and shouts out the transformation phrase “Skyrose Translate!”, causing her body to shine with light and blue roses to bloom at her feet.

All the blue roses explode in a storm of petals, and Kurumi is seen in their midst, her body shining with purple light. She crosses her arms in front of her chest, and petals surround them to form her arm protectors. She spins around as the petals come to form her skirt, then her shoes. Lastly, the petals form her top, and the two ribbons in her hair explode in petals which then forms her rose tiara as her hair visibly lengthens.

Milky Rose opens her eyes and speaks her introductory speech, using her right hand to create the blue rose on her top. She then spins around, introduces her name, and the remaining petals floating around turn into fully bloomed blue roses.

TriviaEdit

  • Many different versions of beginning sequences have been shown for Rose’s transformation, each featuring her in different clothes, including Casual clothes, Apron Dress, Traditional Japanese wear, Mermaid Costume, Arabian Costume, Summer Costume and School Costume.
L’École des Cinq Lumières

This is the school which the Cures in Yes! Pretty Cure 5 go to. The school grounds include a theater, a lake, sports fields, library, canteen and even underground access to sewers. “L’école des Cinq Lumières” means “The school of the five lights” in French. Just like Yuunagi Middle School of Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star, the school dwells on a hill.

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UniformEdit

The winter uniform for the students. Notice the badge is a different color as you move up the school.

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Since the school is an all girls school there is no male counterpart. The uniform includes a purple cardigan with a red ribbon and white collar. There is a lilac dress which is worn under the cardigan with button up pleats. There are navy blue knee length socks. There are brown penny loafers for shoes. For the summer uniform the cardigan is a lighter material and white. The sports uniform is lilac, short sleeved and collared with shorts. The socks are dark purple. For shoes there are trainers. On the standard uniform, one can tell a students grade by seeing the colour on a student’s cardigan. From what we see Urara is in the first year and has a yellow badge, Nozomi, Rin and Kurumi are in their second year and have a red badge and Karen and Komachi are in the third year and have a blue badge.

Extra Curricular ActivitiesEdit

The school is diverse with many extra curricular activites. Including a many sports clubs, a drama club, a costume making club, an art club and many more. The school also has a Student Council with Minazuki Karen as president.

Notable StudentsEdit

Notable StaffEdit

TriviaEdit

  • L’Ecole des Cinq Lumières is the first school to be an all girls school followed by Christian Private White Clover Academy. Verone Academy may count in this but it had a boys campus as well.
  • There is lot of mistake about the spelling of “L’Ecole des cinq Lumières” in the anime. It’s often written “L’Ecole cing lumière” which is not correct.
Garden of Light

The Garden of Light (光の園 Hikari no Sono?) is the world of light in Futari wa Pretty Cure. The Dusk Zone’s invasion set off the events that gave rise to Misumi Nagisa and Yukishiro Honoka becoming Pretty Cure. The Garden of Light can be reached from the Garden of Rainbows by the Rainbow Bridge. Time works differently between the two worlds. One day in the Garden of Light is equal to 100 years in the Garden of Rainbows. The world where Mepple, Mipple, Porun and Lulun come from. The Garden of Light is protected by the power of the Prism stones. It is daylight all the time and flowers bloom all year long.

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The Garden of Light is home to various kinds of magical creatures, including Mepple, Mipple, Pollun and Lulun. The Garden is ruled over by the Queen.
The Dusk Zone invaded the Garden of Light and managed to take five of the seven Prism Stones. Mepple and Mipple escaped to the Garden of Rainbows with the two remaining stones. After the first defeat of the Dark King, the Garden of Light is restored to its former beauty.
Dessert Kingdom

The Dessert Kingdom is sometimes called the Land of Sweets. This is where Chocola lives in the movie Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!: Okashi no Kuni no Happy Birthday!. Everything here is is made out of sweets.

Palmier Kingdom

The Palmier Kingdom is Coco, Natts and Milk's homeland.

es! Pretty Cure 5Edit

Nightmare infiltrated Palmier Kingdom when Natts was on guard and noticed a wounded creature. He tried to help it, but as he opened the passageway to the kingdom, the creature was revealed to be from Nightmare. After which, the evil organization invaded Nightmare and destoryed it. Ever since then, the Palmier Kingdom has been slowly being destroyed.

Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!Edit

Coco and Natts are now the new kings of Palmier Kingdom. The ‘Cure Rose-Garden’, which is located near the heart of the kingdom is under seige by Eternal, but they are defeated by the cures.

Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!

Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo! is the fifth season in the series and third series in the franchise, directed by Toshiaki Komura. The story is about a group of five girls who have the ability to transform into Pretty Cure. While in Yes! Pretty Cure 5 they had been given their abilities in order to collect the fifty-five Pinkies and save the Palmier Kingdom, in GoGo the girls have been granted new powers in order to save the Four Kings of the various kingdoms surrounding the Palmier Kingdom and to protect Flora and the Cure Rose Garden from the evil organization Eternal. The five girls’ powers are based on natural elements, human characteristics and emotions (i.e.: hope, intelligence, etc.) that embody each Cure’s personality, butterflies, and roses, particularly focusing on the rarity and mysteriousness of the blue rose.

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It has been some time since Nightmare has been defeated and Coco, Natts and Milk have left to rebuild the Palmier Kingdom. During this time an evil group called Eternal has been stealing valuable items from various dimensions. They have now targeted the mysterious Rose Pact belonging to the ambigous Cure Rose Garden. The guardian of this realm, Flora has asked help from the Pretty Cure. They now must fight Eternal and revive the Four Rulers to be able to go to the Cure Rose Garden. Along the way meet Syrup, a mailboy who has anmesia and the ability to go anywhere and Milky Rose, a warrior who draws her power from the rare blue rose.

CharactersEdit

Pretty CureEdit

Yumehara Nozomi (夢原のぞみ Yumehara Nozomi?)
Nozomi is leader of Pretty Cure as a result of being the first to transform and because of her kind personality and boundless hope. She is in love with Coco and is glad to work with him again after their separation at the end of the previous season. Although she isn’t very smart and is constantly getting into trouble with her goofy attitude, she has a strong and kind heart. Her alter ego is Cure Dream (キュアドリーム Kyuadoriimu?), the Cure of Hope.

Natsuki Rin (夏木りん Natsuki Rin?)
Rin is Nozomi’s best friend since childhood. Being proficient in all kinds of sports and also a responsible older sister to her younger twin siblings, she is often the one to reason with Nozomi when she comes up with unreasonable ideas or is acting too childish. Her alter ego is Cure Rouge (キュアルージュト Kyuaruuju?), the Cure of Passion.

Kasugano Urara (春日野うらら Kasugano Urara?)
Urara is an exchange student who aspires to be an actress. She is half Japanese from her mother’s side and half French from her father’s side. Before becoming Pretty Cure, she did not have any friends and could not be herself in front of others. Her alter ego is Cure Lemonade (キュアレモネード Kyuaremoneedo?), the Cure of Effervescence.

Akimoto Komachi (秋元こまち Akimoto Komachi?)
Komachi is an aspiring author, and is already on her second book thanks to Nuts’ help. She is kind and shy, but once angered enough will snap and release her temper. Her family owns a traditional Japanese sweets shop where she gets Coco and Natts’ food from. Along with her best friend and partner Karen, she is one of the popular seniors at the school. Her alter ego is Cure Mint (キュアミント Kyuaminto?), the Cure of Tranquility.

Minazuki Karen (水無月かれん Minazuki Karen?)
Karen is the oldest member of the team and comes from a very affluent family. She is the president of the student council at L’Ecole des Cinq Lumieres. Despite her popularity and strong outward personality, Karen is lonely at home, and because of her awkward relationship with her parents she has problems properly showing her real feelings. Komachi is her best friend and a fellow student council member, and also the only one she could tell her real feelings to before she met Nozomi. Her alter ego is Cure Aqua (キュアアクア Kyuaakua?), the Cure of Intelligence.

Mimino Kurumi (美々野くるみ Mimino Kurumi?)
Kurumi is first seen when she saves Pretty Cure from Eternal, but does not present herself properly, making the girls wonder which side she is on. She is later transferred into L’Ecole de Cinq Lumieres, where she shows her refined, yet sometimes bizarre, personality. Soon, she is revealed to be Milk, who has gained the power to transform into a human. When she is human, she prefers being called Kurumi, and not Milk, unlike Coco and Natts. Her alter ego is Milky Rose (ミルキィローズ Milkiiroozu?), the Blue Rose.

EternalEdit

Hoshina (ホシイナー Hohiinaa?)
A tool of Eternal that can be inserted into any inanimate object, causing it to come alive and cause destruction. The villains often use it as both offense and defense.

Scorp (スコルプ Sukorupu?)
Scorp is the first Eternal member to be shown, his original form resembling a scorpion. He seems to know a lot about Syrup and his circumstances.

Bunbee (ブンビー Bunbii?)
A Nightmare from the previous season, Bunbee is now a low-ranking member of Eternal, often acting as comic relief.

Nebatakos (ネバタコス Nebatakosu?)
Nebatakos is the third original member of Eternal to be shown, his real form resembling an octopus. He does not like rules very much, and thus is often seen arguing with Anacondy about his reports.

Isohgin (イソーギン Isoogin?)
Isohgin is one of a duo from Eternal that are said to be the best hunters. He is tall and mostly just repeats what Yadohkan says. Together, the two of them transform into a sea anemone on a hermit crab with Isohgin being the sea anemone on the top.

Yadokhan (ヤドカーン Yadokaan?)
Yadokhan is the partner of Isohgin and the small, fat one of the two. He mainly does the talking, although he is also very short of words. Together, the two of them transform into a sea anemone on a hermit crab with Yadokhan as the hermit crab on the bottom.

Shibiretta (シビレッタ Shibiretta?)
Shibiretta is an old woman with a mushroom on her head. She manipulates fairy tales to fight Pretty Cure, trapping them in fairy tale worlds with Hoshinas.

Mucardia (ムカーディア Mukaadeia?)
Mucardia is the most recent member of Eternal and is an extremely good-looking guy, a trait he uses to approach Pretty Cure, especially Rin. His true form is a humanoid cockroach.

Anacondy (アナコンディ Anakondei?)
Anacondy is a middle aged woman with purple hair resembling a medusa’s, and acts as an administrator among Eternal. She is usually the one to order the other members around, take care of the rare objects they bring, and claim report papers from her members. She is very strict with everyone and prefers to follow rules and regulations perfectly.

Boss (館長 Kanchou?)
The leader of Eternal, intending to gain eternal life by finding the keys to Cure Rose Garden. He is usually seen with a large, elaborate mask on and sitting in a hovering chair.

Palmier and the Four KingdomsEdit

Coco (ココ Koko?)
One of the mascot creatures from the Palmier Kingdom. Coco is a yellow-furred animal with a puffy tail resembling a Spitz dog who is searching for the Dream Collet when he meets Nozomi. He is always calm, kind and understanding, especially to Nozomi. When he talks in mascot form, he ends his sentences with “-coco”. He can transform into a human, and later becomes a teacher at Nozomi’s school to keep watch over her under the alias Kokoda Kouji (小々田コージ Kokoda Kooji?). Coco, along with Natts, is a prince of the Palmier Kingdom. About halfway through GoGo, Coco gains the crown of the Palmier Kingdom, which bestows him the title of king and gives him the power to summon the Cure Fleurets for Pretty Cure.

Natts (ナッツ Nattsu?)
Natts another creature from the Palmier Kingdom, resembling a brown squirrel that ends his sentences with “-natts”. In the beginning of the first season, he is sealed within the Dream Collet and is freed after all five members of Pretty Cure receive their powers. At first, he has an aloof and cold personality due to his past, and he has difficulty trusting Pretty Cure as well as Coco’s judgment. However, he eventually warms up to them, especially Komachi, who shares his fondness of books. Like Coco, Natts can transform into an extremely handsome human, acting as the clerk of the jewelry shop Natts House, by the name Mr. Natsu (夏さん Natsu-san ?). Like Coco, Natts is a prince of the Palmier Kingdom. During the second half of GoGo, Natts gains the crown of the Palmier Kingdom, which bestows him the title of king and gives him the power to summon the Milky Mirror for Milky Rose, though that also requires the power of the Milky Note, which Natts builds himself prior to gaining his new powers.

Milk (ミルク Miruku?)
Debuted halfway through the first season. Milk resembles a white and pink lop rabbit who ends her sentences with “-mil”. Unlike Natts and Coco, she is unable to transform into a human in the first season, but acquires it in this season after planting a blue rose and caring for it. Because her ability to remain in human form for longer periods of time is stronger than that of Coco and Natts, Milk seldom is seen in this form in the second season, usually going by the name Mimino Kurumi (美々野くるみ?).

King Donuts (ドーナツ国王 Doonatsu-kokuou?)
The first ruler to be found, he is a small, blue dragon. Donuts is the ruler of the Doughnut Kingdom, which is east of the Palmier Kingdom. He is dignified and smart, but arrogant.

Queen Bavarois (パパロア女王 Babaroa-joou?)
Bavarois is the second ruler to be found. The pink-and-red colored bird is the Queen of the Bavarois Kingdom, which is south of the Palmier Kingdom. Sociable and energetic, she is talkative to the point of causing problems for others. Her power allows communication between Pretty Cure by making their transformation items act as mobile phones.

Princess Crepe (クレープ王女 Kureepu-oujo?)
Crepe is a lemon chiffon, orange striped tiger and the third ruler with a Rose Garden Key, princess of the Crepe Kingdom, which is west of the Palmier Kingdom. She is in love with Coco and believes that the two of them became engaged when they were children, but this was merely a cultural misunderstanding on Coco’s part. Still, Crepe loves Coco and takes the engagement quite seriously. Crepe’s power activates the Milky Note, a laptop built by Natts which produces the Milky Mirror when it is summoned by Natts.

King Montblanc (モンブラン国王 Monburan-kokuou?)
The last ruler known with a key, he is the king of the Montblanc Kingdom, which is north of the Palmier Kingdom. He is a green and tan turtle, the eldest of all four rulers, despite his cute appearance, and is the most intelligent.

Cure Rose GardenEdit

Flora (フローラ Furoora?)
Flora is the mysterious woman who guards the Cure Rose Garden. She has long, pink hair with a tiara upon her head that is composed of five jewels in each of the five Cures’ colors. She has some sort of connection to the boss of Eternal.

Syrup (シロップ Shiroppu?)
Syrup is a mascot resembling an orange feathered bird. He has amnesia severe enough that he cannot remember where he came from. He is slightly arrogant and works as a delivery boy, but also wishes to help Pretty Cure in order to regain his memories. When in mascot form, he ends his sentences with “-rup”. Besides his mascot form, he has two other forms; a giant bird resembling his mascot form that can be used as aerial transportation, and a teenage boy with the human alias Amai Shiroh (甘井シロー Amai Shiroo?).

Mailpo (メルポ Merupo?)
A walking pink mailbox that works with Syrup and is used for sending and receiving letters.

L’Ecole des Cinq LumieresEdit

Masuko Mika (増子美香 Masuko Mika?)
Mika is the chief editor of the Cinq Lumieres News. Like the previous season, her goal is to get her “scoop” on Pretty Cure, but always either fails or is distracted. Whenever introducing herself, she wants people to call her “Masukomika”, in which “masukomi” means “mass media”.

Mrs. Otaka (おタカさん Otaka-san?)
The mistress of the cafeteria in girls’ school where they always eat lunch. She is a cheerful, middle-aged woman who sometimes gives them good advice.

LocationsEdit

  • L’École des Cinq Lumières (サンクルミエール学園)- The school that Pretty Cure 5 attends. Originally misspelled in the animation as “Cing Lumiere”[7], its name a direct translation of “school of the five lights”.
  • Palmier Kingdom (パルミエ王国)- Coco and Nuts’ original place of residence. its name comes from the French word for “coconut tree”, hence the characters Coco and Nuts. “Palmiers” is also a French kind of bakery that connects the name of the kingdom to the also bakery-related surrounding kingdoms.
  • Natts House - The jewelry shop owned by Nuts.
  • Espoir - The beauty shop owned by Nozomi’s mother. The shop’s name is derived from the French word for hope.
  • Fleuriste Natsuki - Flower shop owned by Rin’s parents. Fleuriste is French for florist.
  • Cure Rose Garden (キュアローズガールデン)- This secret garden is guarded by Flora. The Four Rulers hold the keys to the garden.
  • Eternal(エターナル) - The interior of this villains’ base resembles an art museum.

TriviaEdit

  • Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo! is the second season to have a warrior who has the equal role of a Cure followed by Suite Pretty Cure♪ and preceeded by Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart.
  • Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo! is the second sequel season.
  • Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo! is the first season where the Cures have become famous around the city.
  • Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo! is the only season where the Cures have been turned into stone.
  • Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo! is the second season where the villians operate a building as oppossed to coming from another world.
  • Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo! is the second season where the Cures can transform their own.
    • It is also the second season where the Cures can perform attacks on their own.
  • Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo! is the second season to have characters related to the elements, with Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star having elemental villians and followed by Smile Pretty Cure! with elemental Cures.
  • Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo! is the first season to have a flower theme with roses followed by Heartcatch Pretty Cure.
  • Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo! is the last season where all the Cures have long arm warmers on the Cure’s oufits.
  • Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo! is the last season to have 2D endings. (Currently).
  • Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo! is the only season to have the most number of MAIN Cures.
Fresh Pretty Cure!

Fresh Pretty Cure is the sixth season and fourth incarnation of the Pretty Cure series by Toei Animation, premiering on February 1, 2009. The series initially focuses on three Cures, Momozono Love, Aono Miki and Yamabuki Inori, who transform into Cure Peach, Cure Berry, and Cure Pine, respectively. Their mission is to defend this world and the parallel worlds from Labyrinth. Midway through the season, a fourth Cure is introduced: Higashi Setsuna, who transforms into Cure Passion. The season’s motifs include fruits, clovers and happiness.

Fresh Pretty Cure! episodes

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CharactersEdit

Pretty Cure/Cure AngelEdit

The Cures of Fresh! receive a special upgrade during the series, known as their “Cure Angel” form.

Momozono Love (桃園 ラブ Momozono Rabu?)The cheerful and selfless girl who is the unofficial leader of Pretty Cure. She is liked by everyone in town, and hates to see others suffering, even if they are her enemy. Her alter ego is Cure Peach.

Aono Miki (蒼乃 美希 Aono Miki?)
The elegant young woman who is talented in several fields and dreams of becoming a model, though Pretty Cure and her friends always come first for her. Her alter ego is Cure Berry.

Yamabuki Inori ((山吹 祈里 Yamabuki Inori?)
A shy girl who loves nature and animals, and aspires to become a veterinarian just like her parents. Her alter ego is Cure Pine.

Higashi Setsuna ((東 せつな Higashi Setsuna?)

After having fought the other three girls for a long time as Eas, Setsuna eventually joins them when she is revealed to be the missing fourth Cure, Cure Passion.

AntagonistsEdit

Eas (イース Iisu?)
The only female of Labyrinth during the first half of the series. She has an obsession with defeating Pretty Cure in order to get Moebius to pay attention to her. Her human alias is Higashi Setsuna.

Westar (ウェスター Uesutaa?)
The more clumsy member of Labyrinth, who is more of a comic relief despite his tough appearance. He never learns about a thing before attacking the people. His human alias is Nishi Hayato.

Soular (サウラー Sauraa?)
The quieter member of the group, who prefers planning before actions. He seems to care for no one and enjoys when people suffer. He often plans out his attacks before going on a mission, always knowing beforehand what to do. His human alias is Minami Shun.

Northa (ノーザ Nooza?)
The fourth member who appears late in the series, though she was shown with her face hidden in the second opening before her official introduction. She is an elite within Labyrinth, and uses Sorewatase as monsters and in battle can manipulate plants. Her human alias is Kita Nayuta, but has never officially used it.

Klein (クライン Kurain?)
An elite member of Labyrinth, he acts like Moebius’ right hand man, sending messages to the lower ranking members.

Nakewameke (ナケワメーケ Nakewameeke?)
The monsters used most often by the villains. They are made using a diamond imbued with evil energy that can be created by Eas, Westar and Soular using magic, which is then used to possess both animate and inanimate objects to do the bidding of whoever summons them.

Nakisakebe (ナキサケーベ Nakisakeebe?)
The new kind of monster that Moebius presented to Eas after she asked for more time to defeat Pretty Cure. Although it is incredibly strong compared to Nakewamekes, it works by sapping energy from the user and causing him or her pain. Eas was given only four cards to summon Nakisakebes, and those four are the only ones that appeared in the series.

Sorewatase (ソレワターセ Sorewataase?)
The third monster used by the villains, stored within a fruit with a vaguely humanoid shape that is grown by Northa using the liquified Fuko Energy stored in the Fuko Gauge. It was introduced by Northa, and only she can use them fully. They are also used by Westar and Soular a few times.

Moebius (メビウス Mebiusu?)
The leader of Labyrinth who wishes to rule all worlds, thinking of all his subjects to be only mindless pawns.

Kingdom of SweetsEdit

Tarte (タルト Taruto?)
A ferret-like fairy of the Kingdom of Sweets, he is Chiffon’s caretaker and speaks in Kansai dialect. He takes Chiffon to the human world on his search for Pretty Cure. He is prone to worrying and often grumbles, but becomes weak to a good story and will become overly emotional. He also loves Kaoru’s donuts.

Chiffon (シフォン Shifon?)
A baby fairy from the Kingdom of Sweets. Chiffon likes to play practical jokes on others, often by using her esper powers. The mark on Chiffon’s forehead gives a light that has many different abilities, including bestowing Pretty Cure with the ability to transform and giving them some of their power ups.

Elder Tiramisu (長老ティラミス Chourou Tiramisu?)
The owl-like elder of the Kingdom of Sweets, he is the one who summons the Pickruns to look for Pretty Cure.

Waffle (ワッフル Wafuru?)
Waffle is Tarte’s father and king of the Kingdom of Sweets.

Azukina (アズキーナ Azukiina?)
Tarte’s fiancee who loves him very much and supports him in whatever he is doing. She is also a fairy, but strongly resembles a chipmunk with pink fur.

Clover TownEdit

Kaoru (カオルちゃん Kaoru-chan?)
Kaoru sells donuts in a park and plays the consultant role for Pretty Cure when they are feeling down. Owing to a contract that Tart can get donuts for free by entertaining solicitation, he also shares the secret of the existence of Tart and Chiffon.

Chinen Miyuki (ミユキ Miyuki?)
Miyuki is the leader of the famous dance unit Trinity and Pretty Cure’s dance group, Clover’s, coach. Although strict and hard-driving, Love absolutely admires her. She is later admitted into the secret life of her students.

Chinen Daisuke (知念大輔 Chinen Daisuke?)
Miyuki’s younger brother and is one of Love’s classmates. He likes Love and often tries to impress her throughout the series but sometimes ends up in a friendly fight with her.

Sawa Yuki (沢 裕喜?)
Another of Love’s classmates who has a huge crush on Miki, though he thinks Cure Berry looks nice, too.

Mikoshiba Kento (御子柴 健人?)
Love’s classmate and the heir to Mikoshiba Zaibatsu. He has a tall figure, a gentle appearance, wears glasses, and is very timid.

Ichijo Kazuki (一条 和希?)
Kazuki is Miki’s 13-year-old younger brother who lives separate from Miki with their father ever since their parents divorced, and he attends the same school as Miki. Miki often exploits him to go out with her and pose as her boyfriend to keep away other boys. He has had low blood pressure since birth, which has given him low confidence. Despite that, he aspires to become a doctor one day.

Momozono Keitarou (桃園 圭太郎?)
Love’s father, a development chief for a company that makes wigs.

Momozono Ayumi (桃園 あゆみ?)
Love’s mother, who loves her family very much and is gentle and understanding to everyone. She was the champion in the beauty contest of Yotsuba Town once.

Yamabuki Tadashi (山吹 正?)
Inori’s father, the local veterinarian, owns a personal clinic in Yotsuba Town. He has a bold, generous appearance and is very knowledgeable about animals, a quality that Inori admires greatly.

Yamabuki Naoko (山吹 尚子?)
Inori’s mother and her husband’s assistant in his clinic.

Reika & Nana (レイカとナナ?)
The two other members of Trinity besides Miyuki. When performing, they wear black visors over their eyes.

ItemsEdit

-The girls transform with items called Linkruns. The Pickruns (of each respective Cure) entered the girls cellphone and it became a Linkrun, which they use to transform.

-Peach, Berry, and Pine have weapons called Cure Sticks. Each have their own attack name and a different headpiece for the wands (ie: Peach has a heart).

-Passion fights with the Passion Harp; she is the only Cure in this season to have a different weapon.

TriviaEdit

  • Fresh Pretty Cure! is the first season in the Pretty Cure series’ history that has two opening songs, with the second being Suite Pretty Cure♪.
  • It is the first season to have endings in 3D animation.
  • Fresh Pretty Cure! is the first season where the Cures don’t have bows on their chests, instead they have a clover-shaped brooch on the left side of their chests depicting the theme colours of the season’s cures on each leaf.
  • Fresh Pretty Cure! is the first single season (i.e. not part of a pair of seasons), that adds another cure mid-way through the season, this happened in its sucessors, Heartcatch Pretty Cure! and Suite Pretty Cure♪.
  • The arm warmers have been reduced to short cuffs, with the exception of Cure Passion, who wears long arm warmers.
  • The marks on the arm warmers that represent the theme of the season are gone.
  • The mascots look quite different from all of the mascots that came before them. Furthermore, they do not end their sentences with a suffix, and the tradition of ending each series with four mascots is gone.
  • Fresh Pretty Cure! is the first season where the monsters’ names do not end in “-na”.
  • It is the first time the main heroine does not have any crush on someone; instead, it is the other way around, with her being clueless about it.
  • Prior to Episode 31 of Fresh Pretty Cure!, where Higashi Setsuna transfers to Public Yotsuba Junior High School, this series is the only series in Pretty Cure history (by far) where the cures do not attend the same school.
  • Fresh Pretty Cure! was the first season to have a diffrent art style than the first 5 seasons, a theme that has continued into its sucessors: Heartcatch Pretty Cure! and Suite Pretty Cure♪ .
  • Fresh Pretty Cure! is the first season in which most of the Cures already know each other beforehand, with the second being Suite Pretty Cure♪ .
  • Fresh Pretty Cure! is the first season where the Cures don’t have shorts underneath their skirts, and instead have frills, with the exception of Cure Passion, who wears long leggings.
  • Fresh Pretty Cure! is the first season in which the citizens of the city that they live in cheer them on, whereas in previous seasons, the people didn’t know anything about Pretty Cure.
  • Fresh Precure is the first season in Hong Kong and Taiwan to have their names changed from ‘Angels’ (From First Precure to Precure 5 gogo) to Spirits. For example, Cure Peach is changed into ‘Spirit of Love!’, Berry is ‘Spirit of Hope’, Pine is ‘Spirit of Prayers’ and Passion is ‘Spirit of Luckiness’, which counts as official Cures. But in the original series in Asian countries, their names were used to be, for example 1st Pretty Cure series, they were called ‘Black Angel’ and ‘Snow Angel’, which really confuses the Asian children in believing the ‘real’ Pretty Cure names.
  • Fresh Pretty Cure! has the largest number of episodes, with 50 episodes.
Futari wa Pretty Cure

"Pretty Cure" redirects here. For other uses, please go to Pretty Cure (disambiguation). Pretty Cure
ふたりはプリキュア
(Futari wa Purikyua)
Futari wa Pretty Cure cover 1.jpg Information StudioToei Animation LicensorPony Canyon NetworkAnimax, TV Asahi, Asahi Broadcasting Corporation Original RunFebruary 1, 2004 - January 30, 2005

March 6, 2009 - July 31, 2010(English Dub)

Episodes49 Predecessor- SuccessorFutari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart Opening SongDanzen! Futari wa Pretty Cure
Together We Are Pretty Cure (Dub) Ending SongGet You! Love Love?!

Futari wa Pretty Cure (ふたりはプリキュア Futari wa Purikyua?, Lit. “We are Pretty Cure”, Pretty Cure in the English dub) was the first season in the series, directed by Daisuke Nishio and premiered on TV Asahi February 1, 2004. The story revolves around two girls, Misumi Nagisa and Yukishiro Honoka, who fight the forces of the Dusk Zone — a dimension of evil that encroached on the Garden of Light. The Dusk Zone’s power takes the form of the “Zakenna” (ザケンナー Zakennaa?), creatures that infect people or items to turn them evil.

The Dusk Zone’s actions necessitated the escape of two of the Garden of Light’s protectors, odd talkative creatures named Mepple and Mipple. They serve as a source of information and peanut gallery for the series and are usually found within the girls’ transformation devices which resemble mobile phones. Mepple and Mipple, however, do not actually function as mobile phones, but rather as transformation devices, called Card Communes. For some periods, they can transform into their real selves and interact more easily with each other.

The initial run of the series has Cure White and Cure Black searching for the Prism Stones, which they collect in a heart shaped device known as the Prism Hopish. The Prism Hopish is protected by the Guardian, Wisdom. Once they have collected all of the Prism Stones, their power takes them to the Garden of Light and repairs most of the damage.

The series motifs were rainbows and hearts.

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LicensingEdit

On February 25, 2006, 4Kids Entertainment announced broadcasting and distribution rights for Pretty Cure in the United States of America.[1] However, 4Kids Entertainment never aired the show or produced an English version of it. As of 2008, Toei Animation had attempted to market it themselves in the United States. In July 2008, they began making episodes available through IGN’s Direct2Drive service subtitled into English.[2]Toei also made those same epi odes available for free internet streaming on the Crunchyroll website. [3] The subtitles were produced by “Nippon Golden Network”, a Hawaii-based cable network that broadcasts Asian programming, mostly from Japan.

On December 16, 2008, Anime News Network, citing Animation Magazine, reported that Toei Animation made an agreement with the Canadian cable network YTV to air an English-dubbed version of the first Pretty Cure series in Canada. The series premiered on March 6, 2009,[4] with Nagisa and Honoka renamed as “Natalie Blackstone” and “Hannah Whitehouse” respectively.[5] The dub is produced by Ocean Studios in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and recorded at Blue Water Studios in Calgary, Alberta. The final five episodes of the first series aired on July 31, 2010 on that channel.


Funimation has recently licensed the series for online distribution on the company’s website[6], but whether or not there will be a DVD release or a TV broadcast in the United States is undetermined.

It was also recently announced that the YTV version has begun airing on the UK Sky Digital Channel PopGirl. It is unknown who in the UK licensed the Canadian version for broadcast.

CharactersEdit

Pretty CureEdit

Misumi Nagisa (美墨なぎさ Misumi Nagisa?, Natalie “Nat” Blackstone in the English dub)
Nagisa is the athletic heroine of the series. She is a member of the school’s lacrosse team and is very popular. Although she is ad at school and is immature, she has her own sense of justice and never lets anyone dear to her down. Her alter ego is Cure Black (キュア・ブラック Kyua Burakku?).

Yukishiro Honoka (雪城ほのか Yukishiro Honoka?, Hannah Whitehouse in the English dub)
Honoka is the best student in the class, and loves reading books and science. Though popular with the boys, she has no interest in them. She had a special bond with Kiriya and teached him about kindness and friendship, and as a result he gave her his prism stone and goes back to the Dark Zone in episode 21. The friends that she has are very close to her, and she will do everything to protect them. She has a lot of hope and can always see the good in people. Her alter ego is Cure White (キュア・ホワイト Kyua Howaito?).

AntagonistsEdit

Pisard (ピーサード Piisaado?, Pijard in the English dub)
The first denizen of the Dusk Zone. He mainly uses his Zakenna to possess daily objects for use in fighting Pretty Cure. His prism stone was green.

Gekidrago (ゲキドラーゴ Gekidoraago?)
The second denizen of the Dusk Zone. He is large, monstrous

and muscular, and relies more on strength than intelligence. His prism stone was blue.

Poisony (ポイズニー Poizonii?, Pandora in the English dub)
The only female of the Denizens, Poisony is the third of them. She is much more sly and careful than the others, and usually transforms into a human to gain Pretty Cure’s trust first. Unlike the others she summons Zakenna by clicking her fingers. She has a younger brother, Kiriya. Her prism stone was orange.

Kiriya (キリヤ Kiriya?, Kirea in the English dub)
The youngest and fourth of the denizens, and Poisony’s little brother. He is arrogant and thinks of himself as being better than the others. He was sent to the Garden Of Rainbows to spy on Nagisa and Honoka but fails because of Honoka’s kindness and relationship with him. His prism stone was yellow.

Ilkubo (イルクーボ Irukuubo?)
The last and strongest of the denizens, emotionless Illkubo can be considered the Dark King’s right hand man. His prism stone was purple.

Seeds Of DarknessEdit

Belzei Gertrude (ベルゼイ・ガートルード Beruzei Gaatoruudo?)
One of the Seeds of Darkness that appears in the second half of the series. He is a plotter and a sadist. His human alias is Yuuki Hidehiko (ゆうき ひでひこ Yuuki Hidehiko?).

Regine (レギーネ Regiine?)

The only female of the Seeds of Darkness. As a human, she has much lower confidence than when she is in her real form. Her human alias is Koyama Shouko (こやま しょうこ Koyama Shouko?).

Juna (ジュナ Jyuna?)
The tall young man of the trio. More the muscle of the group, Juna is quite stoic and his expression seldom changes. His human alias is Kazukawa Ryuuichirou (かくざわ りゅういちろう Kazukawa Ryuuichirou?).

Zakenna (ザケンナー Zakennaa?)
The physical form of the Dusk Zone’s power. They infect items or people’s shadows to turn them evil.

Dark King (ジャアクキング Jaakukingu?)
The imprisoned ruler of the Dusk Zone, and also the series’ main antagonist. He is made of darkness and has red glowing eyes. He wants the Prism Stones to prevent the power to consume all things to consume himself, and to gain immortality to destroy all worlds.

Others from the Garden of LightEdit

Mepple (メップル Meppuru?)
He is the chosen protector of the Princess of Hope, and is in Nagisa’s care. He is quite arrogant and constantly argues with with his care-taker, but he loves Mipple, and they are often seen having a “lovey-dovey” relationship. He ends his sentences with “-mepo” in the Japanese episodes.

Mipple (ミップル Mippuru?)
The Princess of Hope, and also in Honoka’s care. Unlike Mepple, she is reserved and seems to get along well with her care-taker, but she still cares very much for him. She ends her sentences with “-mipo” in the Japenese episodes.

Pollun (ポルン Porun?)
The Prince of Light who is sent to be with Pretty Cure in the second half of the series. He is extremely selfish and usually only thinks of himself. He lives with Nagisa and annoys her and Mipple to a great extend. He ends his sentences with “-popo” in the Japanese episodes.

Queen (クイーン Kuiin?)
The queen of the Garden of Light. She is a grand woman, whose height is only rivaled by that of the Dark King. She is always seen sitting on her throne with closed eyes, never moving even if she is talking.

Others from the Garden of RainbowsEdit

Takashimizu Rina (?)
One of Nagisa’s best friends. She is the trio’s wisest when she needs to be, and is also the defense of the lacrosse team.

Kubota Shiho (? Shawna in the English dub)
The other friend of Nagisa. Out of the trio, she is the most hyper one, and can often be heard repeating certain words thrice.

Takenouchi Yoshimi (? Yvette Woodgrove in the English dub)
The teacher of Verone Academy's Cherry Blossom class. Though strict at times, she has a good heart and close relationship with her students.

Fujimura Shougo (? Shawn Ferguson in the English dub)
Honoka’s childhood friend, whom Nagisa has had a crush on from before the series’ start. Although nice and cheerful at all times, he does not catch Nagisa’s hints. Though he does not like it, friends call him Fujipi (? Fergie in the English dub).

Kimata (? Kossner in the English dub)
Shougo’s best friend who is also part of the football team. He seems to know about Nagisa’s crush on Shougo.

Fujita Akane (? Alex in the English dub)
Former lacrosse captain when she was a Verone Academy student, she now owns a mobile takoyaki shop that Nagisa, Honoka and their friends frequently visit.

Nakagawa Yumiko (? Nickie in the English dub)
The present captain of the lacrosse team and a senior student.

The principal (?)
The principal of Verone Academy. Though he may look strict, he is actually very calm and slightly goofy.

The vice-principal (? Mr. Weaver in the English dub)
Vice-principal of Verone Academy, and tries desperately to be on the principal’s good side, following him everywhere.

ItemsEdit

Card Communes - It allows the pair to transform into their Pretty Cure forms.

Pretty Cure Rainbow Bracelets- a powerup received later in the series that lets them use Pretty Cure Rainbow storm

LocationsEdit

Garden of Rainbows (虹の園, Niji no Sono)

The term used by Mepple that refers to the Earth.

Garden of Light (光の園, Hikari no Sono)

The world where Mepple, Mipple, Porun and Lulun come from. The Garden of Light is protected by the power of the Prism stones. It is daylight all the time and flowers bloom all year long. Also time works differently here than in the Garden of Rainbows. Mepple and Mipple had visited the Garden of Rainbows 100 years before the start of the series. From their point of view however, the 100 years that had passed was merely a single day.

Verone Academy (or Verone Academy Junior High School)

Nagisa and Honoka’s school.

Kappa Mountain and Lake Hyoutan

Places where Mepple dropped the Prism Hopeish into. The outline of the lake looks like a figure eight. In Max Heart, Pretty Cure went to the same place to find a piece of shining earth that “contained great power of hope which was surrounded by six pillars” in Lake Hyoutan.

Tako Cafe

A mobile cafe created by Akane. Nagisa and Honoka are frequent visitors.

StoryEdit

The story revolves around two girls, Misumi Nagisa and Yukishiro Honoka, who fight the forces of the Dusk Zone; a dimension of evil that encroached on the Garden of Light. The Dusk Zone’s power takes the form of the Zakenna, creatures that infect people or items to turn them evil. The Princess of Hope and her chosen warrior, Mipple and Mepple, are told to go to the Garden of Rainbows where it is said that they will find the legendary warriors, Pretty Cure.

Nagisa and Honoka have not really spoken to each other, and hardly know the other exists because of their differences. However, when they meet Mepple and Mipple, and are led to each other through them, they are able to use the power of light to transform into Cure Black and Cure White and fight the denizens of the Dusk Zone.

After defeating the first denizen, the girls find a Prism Stone, one of the seven artifacts that protected the Garden of Light from danger, whereas now most of them are in the hands of each of the denizens. Now that they have gotten the first Prism Stone from the hands of danger, they look for the Prism Hopish and its guardian, Wisdom, to keep the stones safe.

Once they have discovered all the Prism Stones, its power takes them to the Garden of Light and repairs most of the damage done by the Dusk Zone. However, they have to defeat the Dark King himself, using all of their strength to manage that. Eventually, they get help from the Queen, and the Dark King perishes.

Later in the series Pollun, the Prince of Light, is added to the mix. He transforms into what looks like an electronic notebook, and stays with Nagisa in order to help them fight against the Seeds of Darkness, which are creatures that the Dark King managed to make right before he got destroyed. When the Seeds of Darkness awaken, they begin working together in order to revive the Dark King. Eventually, they kidnap Wisdom, but he manages to put the power of the Prism Stones inside of Pollun before he is taken away. Following this, whenever Pollun gets agitated, he shoots out power, granting Pretty Cure their Rainbow Bracelets. These vastly strengthen them physically and supply them with a new attack. Pollun also has the added ability of premonition.

After fighting with Pretty Cure for a long time, the Seeds of Darkness realize that as soon as the Dark King is back in control, they will cease to exist, and thus plan to take over him and the Prism Stones’ powers. Eventually, they are able to fuse together and acquire the power of light, which makes them unstoppable in the fight against Pretty Cure. However, Dark King uses all of his strength to suck the fused Seeds of Darkness within him, and also the power of the Prism Stones. The girls try all their might to fight him, and with the help of Pollun and the Queen, are able to defeat him once and for all.

At the very end of the series, Mepple and Mipple bid a tearful goodbye to Nagisa and Honoka, who beg the two of them not to go. Although they are no longer Pretty Cure, Nagisa and Honoka continue being best friends, and still keep their Card Communes that Mepple and Mipple are now asleep in.

Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart follows what happens after the summer break, in the girls’ third and last year at Verone Academy.

ReceptionEdit

The series has proven popular enough with Japanese viewers to warrant five spin-off series.

In a TV Asahi opinion poll, Pretty Cure appeared in the 45th position, above other series of the magical girl genre like Cutie Honey, Cardcaptor Sakura, and Magical Angel Creamy Mami. Sailor Moon appears in the Top 20[7][8], and was the winner of the “Best Theme Song Award” at the 9th Animation Kobe (2004) for Mayumi Gojo’s “Danzen! Futari wa Pretty Cure[9].

Its popularity has also led to a spoof of the show in an episode of the Gin Tama anime. Cure Black and Cure White have also appeared in a panel of the manga Mahou Sensei Negima!.

SequelEdit

Futari wa Pretty Cure Max HeartEdit

Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart is a sequel to Futari wa Pretty Cure. The Queen disappears, it is revealed that the Dark King is going through a resurrection, new and even stronger servants of the dark powers appear, and the girls get a new ally; a girl named Kujou Hikari who can transform into Shiny Luminous.

TriviaEdit

  • Futari wa Pretty Cure is the very first series in what is, as of 2012, a franchise consisting of 7 different series, 9 seasons and 11 different movies.
  • Futari wa Pretty Cure is the only season so far that has only one ending song; all others have two different ending songs. It does, however, change one scene of the animation sequence where the villains from the first half are replaced by the Seeds of Darkness.
  • It is the only season that does not have any movie dedicated to it. However, Futari wa Pretty’ Cure Max Heart, its sequel, has two movies as to replace this detail.
  • Futari Wa Pretty Cure is the only one season dubbed. Although Pretty Cure has been accomplished, Yes! Pretty Cure 5 has a possiblity of being dubbed as well.
  • Futari Wa Pretty Cure is the first series to have the Cures wear leg warmers. Next is Futari Wa Pretty Cure Max Heart and Futari Wa Pretty Cure Splash Star.
  • Futari wa Pretty Cure is the first of two seasons to have a sequel, followed by Yes! Pretty Cure 5.
  • A special Audio Drama was created pairing up the characters of Futari wa ‘Pretty Cure with the characters of the then-current tokusatsu Super Sentai series Tokuso Sentai Dekaranger.
Fujimura Shougo

Shougo Fujimura (Shawn Ferguson in the English dub) is a minor character in Futari wa Pretty Cure. He is a handsome male student of Verone Academy and is the object of affection for Misumi Nagisa who refers to him as “Fujipi" ("Fergie" in the English dub). He is also Yukishiro Honoka’s childhood friend, which sometimes unknowingly causes breaks in Nagisa and Honoka’s relationship.