Futari wa Pretty Cure

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Futari wa Pretty Cure
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Katakana ふたりはプリキュア
Romaji Futari wa Purikyua
Director Nishio Daisuke
Series Composition Kawasaki Ryo
Character Design Inagami Akira
Music Satō Naoki
Studio Toei Animation
Network Animax, TV Asahi, Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (Japan)
Bang Bang (Albania)
YTV (Canada)
RTL2 (Germany)
TVB (Hong Kong)
Indosiar, Spacetoon PLUS (Indonesia)
Rai Due, Rai Gulp (Italy)
Anione, Champ (South Korea)
Central Kids (Singapore)
Clan TV, Canal2 (Spain)
MCOT TV (Thailand)
HeroTV, ABS-CBN (The Philippines)
Pop Girl (United Kingdom)
Run February 1, 2004 - January 30, 2005
March 6, 2009 - July 31, 2010 (English Dub)
Episodes 49
Opening DANZEN! Futari wa Pretty Cure
Together We Are Pretty Cure (Dub)
Ending Get You! Love Love?!

Futari wa Pretty Cure (ふたりはプリキュア, Futari wa Purikyua, lit. "We Are Pretty Cure") is the first anime series of the Pretty Cure franchise, known as simply Pretty Cure outside Japan. Directed by Nishio Daisuke and produced by Toei Animation, it premiered on TV Asahi on February 1, 2004. The story revolves around two girls, Nagisa Misumi and Honoka Yukishiro, who fight the forces of the evil Dotsuku Zone. Unusual for a magical girl series, the fights are mostly physical hand-to-hand combat.

It has a sequel, Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart. The 15th anniversary of the series was celebrated 2018 during the airing of HUGtto! Pretty Cure.

Plot

The Dotsuku 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 Card Communes, transformation devices which resemble mobile phones. 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 are rainbows and hearts, and the Cures' signature motif is the two parts of the Yin-Yang symbol, though it was later omitted in the sequel. Other than the rainbow and hearts motif, no true scheme of the whole season is noticed.

Episodes

For a list of episodes, see Futari wa Pretty Cure episodes

Futari wa Pretty Cure first aired on TV Asahi in Japan on February 1, 2004.

Characters

Pretty Cure

Character Voice actor
CureBlack Main.jpg Nagisa Misumi / Cure Black
(JP) 美み墨すみ なぎさ (Misumi Nagisa)
(JP) Honna Yoko
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 bad 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), with her special abilities lying in her great physical strength and prowess.
CureWhite Main.jpg Honoka Yukishiro / Cure White
(JP) 雪城 ほのか (Yukishiro Honoka)
(JP) Yukana
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, helping to teach him the virtues of kindness and friendship. 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), with her abilities lying in her vast intelligence and agility.

Allies

Character Voice actor
(JP)

Villains

Character Voice actor
(JP)

Supporting Characters

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Items

  • Card Communes - The device that allows them to transform into Pretty Cure.
  • Rainbow Bracalets - A power-up object they received later in the series and lets them use Rainbow Storm.
  • Prism True Love Detector - Device from that can be used to measure the compatibility between two..
  • Pretty Commune - The form taken by Pollun in the Garden of Rainbows.
  • Prism Hopish - Garden of Light's source of power, and the whole universe's source of light.

Locations

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Merchandise

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Gallery

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Trivia

  • 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 and Mepple, Mipple, and Pollun are added to the final scene.
  • Futari wa Pretty Cure is the only season that has only one transformation sequence, while all other seasons have at least two different transformation sequences, including its sequel.
  • It is the only season that does not have any movie dedicated to it. Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart, its sequel, has two movies.
  • It is the only (old) season without any villains revived in Pretty Cure All Stars DX 2: Kibou no Hikari - Rainbow Jewel o Mamore!. However, its sequel has one revived villain.
  • 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 Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger.
  • In the "All Pretty Cure Big Poll", Futari wa Pretty Cure is ranked 1st in "Favorite Series Productions".

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