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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 magical-girl anime franchise produced by Toei Animation, TV Asahi and Asatsu-DK.

Historically since the franchise's start, it airs directly before the start of the Super Hero TimeIcon-crosswiki.png block. As such, the show is often thought of as a sister series to both the Kamen Rider SeriesIcon-crosswiki.png and the Super Sentai Series, with cameos happening often.

The series began in 2004 with Futari wa PreCure (ふたりはプリキュア lit. We are Pretty Cure), which put extra emphasis on the combative elements of the magical warrior sub-genre of magical girls. It evolved into a franchise that both homages and parodies many of the tropes and elements within its sister shows while directing an audience both of young girls that crosses over with many of the fans of tokusatsu.

Generally Sentai and Cure series end up starting nearly the same time every year; with the Cure season generally starting one or two weeks prior to the start of a new Sentai series. Since 2020, the gap between Pretty Cure and Super Sentai widens with the premiere of the current season of the Pretty Cure airing over a month or two before the premiere of the current Super Sentai series.

Super Sentai

Two special CDs were released crossing over Sentai and Cure heroes during the period of the two Futari series:

In Go-Onger episode 34, Cure Dream is seen performing Go-On Yellow’s part of the team roll call, along with Toppa Bashin and Kamen Rider Kiva performing Red and Blue’s.

Cure Dream performing Go-On Yellow's roll call

In the special Come Back! Shuriken Sentai Ninninger: Ninnin Girls vs. Boys FINAL WARS, a special Pretty Cure-style sequence was utilized for a finisher Fuuka Igasaki and Kasumi Momochi performed against a Yokai opponent. Veteran animators from the franchise were brought in as guests to animate the sequence.

Meet and greet characters of Pretty Cures sometimes appear alongside other heroes such as Kamen Riders and Sentai Rangers.

Cure Yell and LupinRed at a meet-and-greet event

In the ending dance sequence of Super Sentai Movie Party, Pretty Cures from the three newest seasons at the time—HUGtto! Pretty Cure, Star☆Twinkle Pretty Cure, and Healin’ Good♡Pretty Cure—appear and join in the dance to Que Boom! Ryusoulger. The ending also features the second ending theme of Star☆Twinkle Pretty Cure, with the Kiramagers participating in the dance. Cure Star is shown interacting with RyusoulRed and KiramaiRed, with the latter acknowledging her as his senpai. This marks the first official onscreen crossover between the two franchises.

List of Pretty Cures

Futari wa Pretty Cure/Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart

Color Name
Cure Black Nagisa Misumi
Cure White Honoka Yukishiro
Shiny Luminous Hikari Kujou

Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash☆Star

Color Name
Cure Bloom \ Cure Bright
Saki Hyuuga
Cure Egret \ Cure Windy
Mai Mishou

Yes! Pretty Cure 5/Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!

Color Name
Cure Dream Nozomi Yumehara
Cure Rouge Rin Natsuki
Cure Lemonade Urara Kasugano
Cure Mint Komachi Akimoto
Cure Aqua Karen Minazuki
Milky Rose Kurumi Mimino/Milk

Fresh Pretty Cure!

Color Name
Cure Peach Love Momozono
Cure Berry Miki Aono
Cure Pine Inori Yamabuki
Cure Passion Setsuna Higashi

Heartcatch Pretty Cure!

Color Name
Cure Blossom Tsubomi Hanasaki
Cure Marine Erika Kurumi
Cure Sunshine Itsuki Myoudouin
Cure Moonlight Yuri Tsukikage

Suite Pretty Cure♪

Color Name
Cure Melody Hibiki Hojo
Cure Rhythm Kanade Minamino
Cure Beat Ellen Kurokawa/Siren
Cure Muse Ako Shirabe

Smile Pretty Cure!

Color Name
Cure Happy Miyuki Hoshizora
Cure Sunny Akane Hino
Cure Peace Yayoi Kise
Cure March Nao Midorikawa
Cure Beauty Reika Aoki
Cure Echo Ayumi Sakagami (Movie-Exclusive)

DokiDoki! Pretty Cure

Color Name
Cure Heart Mana Aida
Cure Diamond Rikka Hishikawa
Cure Rosetta Alice Yotsuba
Cure Sword Makoto Kenzaki
Cure Ace Aguri Madoka

HappinessCharge Pretty Cure!

Color Name
Cure Lovely Megumi Aino
Cure Princess Hime Shirayuki
Cure Honey Yuko Omori
Cure Fortune Iona Hikawa

Go! Princess Pretty Cure

Color Name
Cure Flora Haruka Haruno
Cure Mermaid Minami Kaido
Cure Twinkle Kirara Amanogawa
Cure Scarlet Towa Akagi

Maho Girls Pretty Cure!

Color Name
Cure Miracle Mirai Asahina
Cure Magical Riko Izayoi
Cure Felice Kotoha Hanami/Haa-chan

KiraKira☆Pretty Cure A La Mode

Color Name
Cure Whip Ichika Usami
Cure Custard Himari Arisugawa
Cure Gelato Aoi Tategami
Cure Macaron Yukari Kotozume
Cure Chocolat Akira Kenjou
Cure Parfait Ciel Kirahoshi/Kirarin

HUGtto! Pretty Cure

Color Name
Cure Yell Hana Nono
Cure Ange Saaya Yakushiji
Cure Etoile Homare Kagayaki
Cure Macherie Emiru Aisaki
Cure Amour Ruru Amour

Star☆Twinkle Pretty Cure

Color Name
Cure Star Hikaru Hoshina
Cure Milky Lala Hagoromo
Cure Soleil Elena Amamiya
Cure Selene Madoka Kaguya
Cure Cosmo Yuni

Healin' Good♡Pretty Cure

Color Name
Cure Grace Nodoka Hanadera
Cure Fontaine Chiyu Sawaizumi
Cure Sparkle Hinata Hiramitsu
Cure Earth Asumi Fuurin

Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure

Color Name
Cure Summer Manatsu Natsuumi
Cure Coral Sango Suzumura
Cure Papaya Minori Ichinose
Cure Flamingo Asuka Takizawa
Cure LaMer Laura Apollodoros Hyginus La Mer

Sentai/Cure Lineup

Year Super Sentai Pretty Cure
2004 Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger Futari wa Pretty Cure
2005 Mahou Sentai Magiranger Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart
2006 GoGo Sentai Boukenger Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash☆Star
2007 Juken Sentai Gekiranger Yes! Pretty Cure 5
2008 Engine Sentai Go-Onger Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!
2009 Samurai Sentai Shinkenger Fresh Pretty Cure!
2010 Tensou Sentai Goseiger HeartCatch Pretty Cure!
2011 Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger Suite Pretty Cure♪
2012 Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Smile Pretty Cure!
2013 Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger DokiDoki! Pretty Cure
2014 Ressha Sentai ToQger HappinessCharge Pretty Cure!
2015 Shuriken Sentai Ninninger Go! Princess Pretty Cure
2016 Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger Mahou Tsukai Pretty Cure!
2017 Uchu Sentai Kyuranger KiraKira Pretty Cure A La Mode
2018 Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger HUGtto! Pretty Cure
2019 Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger Star☆Twinkle Pretty Cure
2020 Mashin Sentai Kiramager Healin’ Good♡Pretty Cure
2021 Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure