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Posted 12/18/15 , edited 1/6/16
So the first 20 episodes of Glitter Force, the Saban dub of Smile Precure are now on Netflix. So what do people think?

Gotta say I haven't seen much of precure before but its a nice fun show and hopefully the wait for the next 20 isn't too long. For anyone curious of what changes have been made, well being a saban dub all references to Japan and Japanese culture have been removed (this includes name changes) they have also cut 8 episodes from the show. In the first batch of 20, episodes 10, 17 and 19 have been cut.

Now I haven't seen the show in Japanese (other than the first episode for comparison) so curious as to what fans of the original think.

English cast list list from ANN (will place original japanese names in brackets):


Alex Cazares
as Lily (Yayoi Kise) /Glitter Peace (Cure Peace)

Colleen O'Shaughnessey as Kelsey (Akane Hino) /Glitter Sunny (Cure Sunny)

Danielle Judovits as April (Nao Midorikawa) /Glitter Spring (Cure March)

Kate Higgins as Chloe (Reika Aoki) /Glitter Breeze (Cure Beauty)

Laura Bailey as Emily (Miyuki Hoshizora) /Glitter Lucky (Cure Happy)

Debi Derryberry as Candy

Keith Silverstein as
Brute (Akioni)
Ulric (Wolfrun)
Rascal (Joker)

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as Lady Euphoria (Royal Queen)

This is an incomplete list since the cast is uncredited. I guess this is a Union issue since a similar thing happens in most Dubs for video games.
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Posted 12/19/15 , edited 12/19/15
It's not too bad, they managed to keep most of it intact andthe overall feel of the show is about right

but damn, Saban really doesn't understand the concept of "Show don't Tell"




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Posted 12/20/15
Well I finished the first 20 episodes and I gotta say it's not bad. As long as you don't mind some cheesy dialog it's a solid dub and an entertaining script. Assuming you don't hate dubs simply because they're dubs I think most people could enjoy this. Course it is targeted at kids so who knows how Netflix determines a kid show is a success (don't even know how most netflix shows are considered a success) but this might be precure's last chance of getting a foothold in the west so I really hope people (by which I mean kids since I'm sure merchandise will play a role in its success lol) check it out.
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Posted 12/20/15 , edited 12/21/15
I still think this is Saban thumbing its nose at us older anime fans for making fun of their attempt at Sailor Moon back in the day. But at least they got good VAs for this, credited or not.
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Posted 12/20/15
I can't watch this, I need to catch up on the rest of PreCure.

Rolling through Yes! Pretty Cure 5! right now.
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Posted 12/20/15

Saemonza wrote:

I can't watch this, I need to catch up on the rest of PreCure.

Rolling through Yes! Pretty Cure 5! right now.


Too be honest if there was an easy way to watch them I prolly would check out the other series. But so far my only exposure has been the one series that was dubbed and on tv a few years back (never saw all of it though I did catch the end) and this series. 10 years ago it wouldn't be a problem but legal streaming has spoiled me lol.
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Posted 12/20/15
Well damn, thought it was going to be a lewd joke-dub.
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Posted 12/21/15 , edited 12/21/15
So why is Laura Bailey being in this a big deal? That's what most people seem to focus on when they hear about this show so I'm kind of curious about why she's so popular.
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Posted 12/21/15
u dont know the true force of glitter until you've worked with preschoolers
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Posted 12/21/15
Feels like I'm watching Card Capture Sakura again, lol
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Posted 12/21/15

everydaygamer wrote:
So why is Laura Bailey being in this a big deal?


In the wide world of English VAs, she's one of the biggest names in the business.
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Posted 12/21/15

rcsatcrunchyroll wrote:


everydaygamer wrote:
So why is Laura Bailey being in this a big deal?


In the wide world of English VAs, she's one of the biggest names in the business.


Yeah I understand that but what exactly made her so famous?
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Posted 12/22/15

everydaygamer wrote:
Yeah I understand that but what exactly made her so famous?


The sheer number of roles she has had, as well as the voice range that makes that possible:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Bailey_%28voice_actress%29

Look at that list. Many of the anime on there are titles that CR users (... younger than myself ...) grew up watching, to say nothing of all the video game work she has done.
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Posted 12/22/15
She has done a lot but I've always been a fan of Lisa Ortiz and Hilary Haag
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Posted 12/28/15
I have watched the original show many time over the years and "Glitter Force" makes me feel so disgusted and angry. It's disrespectful to what Smile Precure is and all the people who worked on it and every artist and animator anywhere, its an abomination. I want to forget I ever even knew what they have done, that is how upset this filth makes me
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