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Pretty Cure

The Pretty Cure Series (プリキュアシリーズ Purikyua Shirīzu), also known as PreCure (プリキュア Purikyua) is a Japanese magical girl anime franchise created by Izumi Todo and produced by Asahi Broadcasting Corporation, Asatsu-DK and Toei Animation. Each series revolves around a group of magical girls known as Pretty Cures who battle against evil forces. Starting in February 2004 with Futari wa Pretty Cure, the franchise has seen many anime series, spanning over 700 episodes to date, as well as spawning movies, manga, toys, and video games. Its most recent iteration, Star Twinkle PreCure, began airing in February 2019 as part of TV Asahi’s Sunday morning children’s television block. To date, three of the series have received English-language dubs; they are Futari wa Pretty Cure, Smile PreCure! and DokiDoki! PreCure. In 2017, Toei Animation acquired the Glitter Force trademark from Saban Brands. In 2018, Hasbro acquired the rights to the names and the Glitter Force brand from Toei.


Each series focuses on a group of teenage girls who are granted special items that allow them to transform into legendary warriors known as the Pretty Cure. With the assistance of creatures known as fairies, the Pretty Cure use their magical powers and enhanced strength to fight against evil forces who create monsters to bring misery to the Earth and further their plans. As the series progress and stronger enemies appear, the Cures gain new magical items, new abilities, and sometimes new allies to help them in their fight against evil.

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