43-year-old freelance animator Masayuki Sato, who served as the character designer/animation director for HappinessCharge PreCure!, posted an unused illustration for the final episode of the TV anime, soon after it aired in Japan last Sunday. Check it out after the jump.
On January 5, 21-year-old Japanese idol singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu posted a photo of the hotel room which she stayed on her official Twitter account. Interestingly, the room was decorated with the characters from the ongoing PreCure TV anime series, HappinessCharge PreCure!. Hit the jump for more story.
Pretty Store Tokyo is one of the two official PreCure merchandise stores in Japan. It is located in the Tokyo Character Street in the JR Tokyo station, and previously known for its small floor space (approx. 15 m2). Thanks to the continued success of the series, it has finally moved to bigger space on the same floor. Check the latest photo report after the Jump!
Toei Animation's highly-anticipated film HappinessCharge PreCure! Ningyou no Kuni no Ballerina, the feature film version of the on-going TV anime HappinessCharge PreCure!, was finally released in Japan last weekend. Contrary to expectation, it bombed at the box office earning less than half of last year's Dokidoki! PreCure film. Hit the jump for more details.
Eight months ago, Fujimoto Bussan, a fruits and vegetables company based in Kumamoto Prefecture in the Kyushu Island, started selling mini tomatoes featuring the three main girls from Toei Animation's popular TV anime HappinessCharge PreCure! on its package. It has been sold really well in the area. Hit the jump for more details.
Four days prior to its release in Japan, Yahoo! Japan has posted the first five minutes from Toei Animation's much-anticipated film HappinessCharge PreCure! Ningyou no Kuni no Ballerina (The ballerina in the doll kingdom) on its special video section. Hit the jump for more details.
One of the most popular programs on the open stage in Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2014 was, of course, the HappinessCharge PreCure! character show. The kids in the front seats were cheering their favorite heroines with the shout of "Ganbare!" (Hang in there!) as loud as possible. Check the photo report after the jump!
The voice cast for the three new characters in Toei Animation's highly anticipated film HappinessCharge PreCure! Ningyou no Kuni no Ballerina are revealed today. Popular voice actress/singer Yui Horie joins the long-running anime franchise for the first time alongside Daisuke Ono and Toshiyuki Morikawa. Check more details after the jump.
Yokohama-city's West Ward Office announced on September 1 that a person calling himself/herself as Cure Princess, one of the four main girls in Toei Animation's ongoing popular TV anime HappinessCharge PreCure!, has donated 25 stationery items including notebooks and erasers to the office. Hit the jump for more story.
A celebration still continues in Japan. In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Toei Animation's long-running PreCure series, a Tokyo-based character goods company Three-Sixty will release Deka (Giant) Straps featuring the 37 girls from the successive TV anime series. Check the details after the jump.
Toei Animation's official online store has begun accepting pre-orders for the life-size tapestries (73cm x 180cm) featuring Cure Lovely, Cure Princess, Cure Honey, and Cure Fortune, the four main girls from the company's on-going popular TV anime HappinessCharge PreCure!. Hit the jump for more details.
It is officially announced today on August 11 that Funassyi, one the most famous Japanese local mascot characters in Funabashi-city, Chiba Prefecture, will be making his anime feature film debut in the upcoming HappinessCharge PreCure! Ningyou no Kuni no Ballerina this October. Hit the jump for more details.
The official site for the ongoing TV anime HappinessCharge PreCure! announced today on August 9 that the OP song "Happiness Charge Precure! WOW!" singer Sayaka Nakaya (ex-AKB48 member) and the ED song "PreCure Memory" singer Hitomi Yoshida will join the upcoming 28th episode as guest voice cast. Hit the jump for more details.