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Name: Pretty Cure (プリキュアシリーズ, Purikyua Shirīzu)
Abbreviation(s): PreCure, Precure, PC
Creator: Izumi Todo
Date(s): 2004-Present
Medium: Anime, Manga, Video Games
Country of Origin: Japan
External Links: Offical Website/JPWikipedia
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Pretty Cure, also known as PreCure/Precure or Purikyua Shirīzu, was originally an anime that first aired in 2004. It's most notable for it's fights, with more physical fights instead of magic based like many other magical series at the time. The anime has run each year with a different cast and plot, with the exceptions of Futari Wa Pretty Cure Max Heart and Yes! Precure 5 GoGo!.

The English dub can be found on Netflix, under the name Glitter Force and Glitter Force Doki Doki. The dubs are of Smile! Pretty Cure, and DokiDoki! Pretty Cure respectively. The dubs were released in 2015-2016. Futari Wa Pretty Cure was dubbed in 2005, and was only available in the USA and Canada.

Series and Seasons

Futari Wa Pretty Cure (2004)

Futari Wa Pretty Cure ran from 2004 to 2005, and was part of the first generation of Precure. It ran for 49 episodes, with the dub (called Pretty Cure) running all episodes and running from 2009 to 2010.[1]

Characters in this series include: Cure Black (Misumi Nagisa), and Cure White (Yukishiro Honoka).

Futari Wa Pretty Cure Max Heart (2005)

Futari Wa Pretty Cure Max Heart ran from 2005 to 2006, and was part of the firsy generation of Precure. It ran for 47 episodes.

Characters in this series include: Cure Black (Misumi Nagisa), Cure White (Yukishiro Honoka), and Shiny Luminous (Kujou Hikari).

Futari Wa Pretty Cure Splash Star (2006)

Futari Wa Pretty Cure Splash Star ran from 2006 to 2007, and was part of the second generation of Precure. It ran for 49 episodes.

Characters in this series include: Cure Bloom/Cure Bright (Hyuuga Saki), and Cure Egret/Cure Windy (Mishou Mai).

Yes! Precure 5 (2007)

Yes! Precure 5 ran from 2007 to 2008, and was part of the third generation of Precure. It ran for 49 episodes.

Characters in this series include: Cure Dream (Yumehara Nozomi), Cure Rouge (Natsuki Rin), Cure Lemonade (Kasugano Urana), Cure Mint (Akimoto Komachi), and Cure Aqua (Minazuki Karen).

Yes! Precure 5 GoGo (2008)

Yes! Precure 5 GoGo ran from 2008 to 2009, and was part of the third generation of Precure. It ran for 48 episodes.

Characters in this series include: Cure Dream (Yumehara Nozomi), Cure Rouge (Natsuki Rin), Cure Lemonade (Kasugano Urana), Cure Mint (Akimoto Komachi), Cure Aqua (Minazuki Karen), and Milky Rose (Mimino Kurimi/Milk).

Fresh Pretty Cure! (2009)

Fresh Pretty Cure! ran from 2009 to 2010, and was part of the fourth generation of Precure. It ran for 50 episodes.

Characters in this series include: Cure Peach (Momozono Love, Cure Berry (Aono Miki), Cure Pine (Yamabuki Inori), and Cure Passion.

HeartCatch PreCure! (2010)

HeartCatch Precure! ran from 2010 to 2011, and was part of the fifth generation of Precure. It ran for 49 episodes.

Characters in this series include: Cure Blossom (Hanasaki Tsubomi), Cure Marine (Kurimi Erika), Cure Sunshine (Myoudourin Itsuki), and Cure Moonlight (Tsukikage Yuri).

Suite PreCure (2011)

Suite Precure ran from 2011 to 2012, and was part of the sixth generation of Precure. It ran for 48 episodes.

Characters in this series include: Cure Melody (Hojo Hibiki), Cure Rhythm (Minamino Kanade), Cure Beat (Kurokawa Ellen/Siren), and Cure Muse (Shirabe Ako).

Smile PreCure! (2012)

Smile Precure! ran from 2012 to 2013, and was part of the seventh generation of Precure. It ran for 48 episodes, with the dub (called Glitter Force) running 40 episodes on Netflix from 2015.

Characters in this series include: Cure Happy (Hoshizora Miyuki), Cure Sunny (Hino Akane), Cure Peace (Kise Yayoi), Cure March (Midorikawa Nao), and Cure Beauty (Aoki Reika).

DokiDoki! PreCure (2013)

DokiDoki! Precure ran from 2013 to 2014, and was part of the eight generation of Precure. It ran for 49 episodes, with the dub (called Glitter Force Doki Doki) running 30 episodes (13 removed completely with 6 combined) on Netflix from 2017.

Characters in this series include: Cure Heart (Aida Mana), Cure Diamond (Hishikawa Reika), Cure Rosetta (Yotsuba Alice), Cure Sword (Kenzaki Makoto), and Cure Ace (Madoka Agumi).

HappinessCharge PreCure! (2014)

HappinessCharge Precure! ran from 2014 to 2015 and was part of the ninth generation of Precure. It ran for 49 episodes.

Characters in this series include: Cure Lovely (Aino Megumi), Cure Princess (Shirayuki Hime), Cure Honey (Omori Yuko), and Cure Fortune (Hikawa Iona).

Go! Princess PreCure (2015)

Go! Princess Precure ran from 2015 to 2016, and was part of the tenth generation of Precure. It ran for 50 episodes.

Characters in this series include: Cure Princess (Haruno Haruka), Cure Mermaid (Kaido Minami), Cure Twinkle (Amanogawa Kirara), and Cure Scarlet (Akagi Towa).

Mahou Girls PreCure or Witchy Precure (2016)

Mahou Girls Precure ran from 2016 to 2017, and was part of the eleventh generation of Precure. It ran for 50 episodes.

Characters in this series include: Cure Miracle (Asahina Mirai), Cure Magical (Izayoi Rika), and Cure Felice (Ha-Chan).

Kirakira Pretty Cure a la Mode (2017)

Kirakira Pretty Cure a la Mode (commonly abbreviated as KKPCLM) ran from 2017 to 2018, and was part of the twelth generation of Precure. It ran for 49 episodes.

Characters in this series include: Cure Whip (Usami Ichika), Cure Custard (Arisugawa Himari), Cure Gelato (Tategami Aoi), Cure Macaron (Kotozume Yukari), Cure Chocolat (Kenjou Akira), and Cure Parfait (Kirahoshi Ciel).

Hugtto! PreCure (2018)

Hugtto! Precure ran from 2018 to 2019, and was part of the thirteenth generation of Precure. It ran for 49 episodes.

Characters in this series include: Cure Yell (Nono Hana), Cure Ange (Yakushiji Saaya), Cure Étoile (Kagayaki Homare), Cure Macherie (Aisaki Emiru), and Cure Amour (Amour Ruru/Lulu).

Star Twinkle PreCure (2019)

Star Twinkle Precure ran from 2019 to 2020, and was part of the fourteenth generation of Precure. It ran for 49 episodes.

Characters in this series include: Cure Star (Hoshina Hikaru), Cure Milky (Hagoromo Lala), Cure Soliel (Amamiya Elena), Cure Selene (Kagayu Madoka), and Cure Cosmo (Yuni/Blue Cat).

Healin' Good Pretty Cure (2020)

Healin' Good Pretty Cure ran from 2020 to 2021, and was part of the fifteenth generation of Precure. It is scheduled to run for 45 episodes.

Characters in this series include: Cure Grace (Hanadera Nodoka), Cure Fontaine (Sawaizumi Chiyuu), Cure Sparkle (Hiramitsumi Hinata), and Cure Earth (Fuurin Asumi).

Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure (2021)

Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure is expected to run from 2021 to 2022, and is part of the sixteenth generation of Precure. It is unknown how many episodes it will have.

Characters in this series include: Cure Summer (Natsuumi Manatsu), Cure Coral (Sazumura Sango), Cure Papaya (Ichinose Minori), Cure Flamingo (Takizawa Asuka).

Fandom

Shipping

Popular ships include:

  • Cure Black/Cure White
  • Cure Macron/Cure Chocolat

Problematic ships include:

Dubs, Subs, and Fansubs

Precure has been dubbed before (instances have been mentioned above), with subs of Futari Wa Pretty Cure, and Healin' Good Pretty Cure available on Crunchyroll. Fansubs can be found online.

Fandubbing

Fandubbing series, episodes, or clips are popular activities in the fandom. They can ve found online on YouTube, or on the Precure Amino.

English Dubs vs Original

The English dubs, specifically the Glitter Force dubs, brought in many new fans to Precure. However, many fans dislike Glitter Force, this is due to episodes being cut out, and changes in names.

Fanworks

Cosplay

Fanfiction

As of the Tropical Rougue debut, Archive of Our Own houses approximately nine hundred fics that are interwoven with the PreCure Series tag which is consistent with Fanfiction.net's breakdown is similar. The most popular ships written about include Cure Black/Cure White and Cure Passion/Cure Peach.

Fanart

Fanseries

Much like in other magical girl fandoms, Precure fans often make Original Characters for existing seasons. But as the canon seasons are all separate universes with different themes, with the only common thing across all seasons being the prefix 'Cure', creating completely new teams is also very common; these OC teams are called fanseries. Fanseries creators may have their own spaces (e.g tumblr tag 'precure fanseries'), or share their works in general Precure communities (eg. Precure Amino). The Ao3 tag Pretty Cure Fan Series has 74 works, and it is the second most common additional tag on Precure fandom works (as of April 17th 2021).

Fanactivities

The Precure fandom commonly participates in challenges and other fandom activities.

Zines

The Healin' Good Precure Zine (2021), by Cure Sparling Dreams can be found here:Amino - HGP Zine

Newsletters

The Pretty Cure Princess Society (or PCPS), is a monthly magazine that releases an issue about two paticular Cures.[2]

Awards

The Fancuries (or "The Annual Fancure Awards"), is an annual awards event. It is made to celebrate the fanseries community.[3]

Community

The Precure fandom is active on both Tumblr and Amino. The biggest Amino for Precure is linked here:Precure Amino

Challenges and Prompts

The Precure community, particularly on the Amino, participates in challenges and prompts where they create fanart, fanfiction, or a fancure based on a specific subject. A list of challenges and prompts can be found here:

Resources

This category includes links to places where you can find the fandom (or big users related to the fandom).

Archives

Places that archive media from Precure have been listed here.

Tumblr

Tumblr - Precure Tag

Wiki's

Wiki's (not including wikipedia), are listed here.

References

  1. ^ Dubbing Fandom Wiki - Pretty Cure
  2. ^ Amino - PCPS Wiki
  3. ^ Fancuries About Page - History