Since my previous report in February, the Japanese amateur creator CureLicca has been working very hard to complete her handmade PreCure character bag collection. With her own strong passion for PreCure and ardent support of the fans, she finally finished making all of the bags for the 33 PreCure girls!! Check the super cute PreCure bags after the jump!
This one begs the question... how much weirder is it for a grown man to stay in a Pretty Cure hotel room than it is to stay in a Gundam room? Someone is going to have to compare the patrons of the Grand Pacific Le Daiba's “Room-G Special Type suite" to the ones who partake in the Ikenotaira Hotel in Nagano's “DokiDoki! Precure Stay Plan.” More after the jump.
News in the licensing business is that Saban, best known for adapting Super Sentai into Power Rangers, is preparing to showcase something called Gangnam Girls, described as a "music and fashion-driven animated series about five teenage girls chosen to protect Earth and a fanstastical land." Of course, that thumbnail has driven some wild anime fan speculation. More after the jump.
One of the most popular and packed stage events at Tokyo International Anime Fair 2013 was undoubtedly Toei Animation's Dokidoki! PreCure character show at Kid's Stage. The Dokidoki girls performed a short play and the ED song dance in the half-hour show for the kids who loved them so much. Check the cute PreCure girls after the jump!
Japanese girl group Berryz Koubou held a special concert "Hello! Project Haru no Dai Kansha Hinamatsuri Festival 2013: Berryz Koubou 10th Anniversary Special" in Kanagawa on March 3rd. Surprisingly, all of the 32 PreCure girls appeared on the stage to celebrate the anniversary with them. Check the video after the jump!
A Japanese amateur creator CureLicca is one of the dedicated adult PreCure fans. She has been making handmade bags featuring each PreCure characters' costumes and has posted the photos of them on her blog since September of 2012. So far, she has made 18 bags from Cure Black to Cure Heart. Check the cute photos after the jump!
Traditionally, the last week of March and the first week of April are one of the busiest seasons for the movie theaters in Japan. Because of school spring break, most of the movies in this season are targeting at kids audience, and sometimes their parents, too. Check the flyers for the upcoming anime movies after the jump!
Warner Mycal Cinemas, one of the largest Japanese cinema chain, has posted a new trailer for the upcoming anime film PreCure All Stars New Stage 2: Friends of the Heart on its official YouTube channel. This new trailer includes the characters from the newest PreCure TV series Dokidoki! PreCure for the first time. Check the trailer after the jump!
Toei Animation's long-running TV anime series PreCure originally targeted at preschool Japanese children aged 3-5 years. For celebrating the 10th anniversary of the series, they recently started offering more PreCure products for the adult fans. Check the newest Heartcatch PreCure! silver accessories after the jump!
If you've never seen any of magic girl franchise Pretty Cure, you might be surprised to see how great its action has been, dating back to the original Futari wa Pretty Cure (Together We Are Pretty Cure), directed by Dragon Ball's Daisuke Nishio. With the ninth iteration, Smile Precure ending in January 27th, gif animator @migelfutosi has put together an epic game sprite style tribute to the series' fights. Get a look after the jump.
2012's Smile Precure, the ninth installment of the hit Pretty Cure magic girl franchise, was well received both by its primary kids audience and by the otaku secondary audience. It followed the efforts of the five Cure girls to protectMärchenland from the emissaries of Bad End Kingdom. For the finale, the Cures fought their Bad End doppelgangers. See the huge response to that after the jump.
Though magical girl anime franchise Pretty Cure is pretty well annualized at this point, there's still plenty of excitement about what's coming in the next couple of months. Fifth cross-over movie Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage 2: Friends of the Heart is slated for March 16th, while 10th series DokiDoki Precure premieres February 3rd. Get the latest looks at both after the jump.