Toei Animation's Atsutoshi Umezawa yesterday announced on his Twitter that a sequel novel to the 9th PreCure TV anime series Smile PreCure! was completed and already sent to press for a summer 2016 release. Umezawa served as a producer for the PreCure TV series from 2009 to 2013. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the previously announced Cure Flora for an August 2016 release, Bandai's official online store Bandai Premium today started accepting pre-orders for S.H. Figuarts Cure Twinkle, the second character figure from the 12th PreCure series Go! Princess PreCure. Check the details after the jump!
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has confirmed that Japanese actor/comedian/choreographer Ken Maeda passed away at 01:26, today. He was best known as the choreographer of the PreCure TV anime ED songs and the voice of Kaoru-chan in the 6th TV series Fresh PreCure! He was 44. Hit the jump for more details.
The purchasers of the all four Blu-ray volumes of the 12th PreCure TV series Go! Princess PreCure will be able to receive a special illustration colored paper newly drawn by the anime's character designer Yukiko Nakatani. The illustration featuring the main characters is today revealed to Japanese media. Check the visual after the jump!
It is confirmed that the upcoming V-Cinema featuring the 39th Super Sentai series Shuriken Sentai Ninninger will include an anime footage created by two famous animators who previously worked on Toei Animation's PreCure series, Kozue Komatsu and Hisashi Kagawa. Check the PV including the anime part after the jump!
Following the successful ending of the TV anime series, Bandai's official online store Bandai Premium has stated accepting pre-orders for S.H. Figuarts Cure Flora, the first character figure from the 12th PreCure series Go! Princess PreCure for an August 2016 release. Check the details after the jump.
In the West 6 Hall of the Tokyo Big Sight, AnimeJapan 2016 provided an area for "Family Anime Festa 2016," which was opened only for children under the age of 12 and their guardians. The most well-attended stage show was the one by the two main girls from the ongoing TV anime Maho Girls PreCure! on Sunday noon. Check the photo report after the jump.
The highly-anticipated 8th All Stars film (20th in the whole PreCure franchise), PreCure All Stars: Minna de Utau♪ Kiseki no Mahou! finally opened on 213 screens in Japan last weekend, earning a good amount of 133,508,200 yen from the 116,015 tickets sales. Hit the jump for more details.
As expected, an announcement for the feature film edition of the ongoing 13th PreCure TV series Mahou Tsukai PreCure!/Maho Girls PreCure! was attached to the end of the 20th PreCure film PreCure All Stars: Minna de Utau♪ Kiseki no Mahou!, which opened in Japan last weekend. Hit the jump for more details.
It is confirmed that 39-year-old anime voice actress Ayako Kawasumi voices a mermaid teacher named Loretta who will appear from the next 7th episode of the ongoing 13th PreCure TV series Mahou Tsukai PreCure!/Maho Girls PreCure!. Hit the jump for more details.