There has been a rumor that Dokidoki! PreCure is the final installment of Toei Animation's PreCure TV anime series. On January 31st, 2012, Hidenori Oyama, a managing director of Toei Animation, gave a talk on the company's business strategy for the near future at "Anime Business Forum + 2012" held at Digital Hollywood University in Tokyo. In the talk, Oyama commented, "The PreCure series has reached its eighth season and 376 episodes have been produced. PreCure is a 10-year project. About 50 episodes are made for one season every year. So we will produce about 500 episodes in total." His "10-year project" remark has made many fans to believe the 10th season Dokidoki may be the last one.
But you don't have to worry about it. The press conference for Dokidoki! Precure was held in Tokyo yesterday. According to Mantan Web, Hiroyuki Matsushita, the producer of Dokidoki who has been
working on the PreCure series since the seventh season Heartcatch PreCure! (2010-2011), clearly
said, "The series has reached the 10th year. But it has been only 10 years. We definitely want to
continue the series for 20, 30 years more." Dokidoki! PreCure will premiere in Japan on February 3rd.
The flyer for Precure All Stars New Stage 2: Kokoro no Tomodachi, the first PreCure film for the Dokidoki girls
Source: Mantan Web
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