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Posted 9/26/17 , edited 9/26/17
So I kind of want to watch the precure series. On YT I've seen it has some pretty kick ass fight scenes, but there are A LOT of Precures now, the wiki isn't really helping me find out what to start it. Any advice?
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Posted 9/26/17 , edited 9/26/17
precure series are fairly independent from each other (aside from the all stars movies). you can pick any series other than Max Heart and Gogo (both are sequels) and you'll probably want to avoid dokidoki (considered by far the worst season of all). as for series that are most popular:

heartcatch (the story / character development was fairly well done)
smile precure (focus more on comedy. there's an english adaptation called glitter force, but they removed several episodes and changed a few things. the dub removed the iconic rock-paper-scissor for some reason, as well as Yayoi - father story)
splash star and futari wa precure seem very similar to each other. you can pick either - they're "classic"

if you want, you could start with the current season (Precure A La mode). you'll miss some references to previous seasons, but it's still an enjoyable ride. if you just want a few laughs, maybe try Smile Precure. it's not nichijou level of comedy, but it's still fun in my book.
if you want to see what is considered the golden precure season, heartcatch. futari, splash star and yes! precure 5 have more fighting in it. honestly, save for dokidoki, i found all seasons to be enjoyable in their own way. regardless of which one you choose, i hope you'll also find it to be a pleasant ride.
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Posted 9/26/17 , edited 9/26/17
It starts with Futari wa Pretty Cure, which is on CR. Then see this thread, where a helpful user did all the work:

Precure Series and Movie Ordering Guide
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-973903/precure-movie-order
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Posted 9/26/17 , edited 9/26/17
you don't need to see the series in order, though doing so would allow you to appreciate how one series influenced another.
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Posted 9/27/17 , edited 9/27/17
It's like a girls version of Power Rangers. You don't need to follow them in order. But they do influence each other. And I think the movies sometimes do tie-ins. Not 100% sure.

Netflix has 2 series up but relabeled as Glitter Force. My daughter loves it, but they localize the hell out of it. I'm sure true Precure fans would find it offensive.
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Posted 9/27/17 , edited 9/27/17

zangeif123 wrote:

It's like a girls version of Power Rangers. You don't need to follow them in order. But they do influence each other. And I think the movies sometimes do tie-ins. Not 100% sure.

Netflix has 2 series up but relabeled as Glitter Force. My daughter loves it, but they localize the hell out of it. I'm sure true Precure fans would find it offensive.


you're not far off. power rangers are based on the super hero series called super sentai (スーパー戦隊シリーズ) and precure was also based on the same series, from what i recall. they took super sentai and made it so it appealed to girls (change male superheros to female, add cuteness and comedy, etc). that kinda also explains why futari / splash star has a bit more action in it.

as for Glitter Force:
Netflix changed the opening and ending to a Hollywood musical, removed the now nostalgic (to me) jan-ken-pon from cure Peace, cut several episodes, some of which actually help you understand more about the characters (such as the episode about cure Peace and her father). i heard Netflix no longer have the rights, so i guess even Toei didn't like the results.
https://precure.livejournal.com/3153414.html?nojs=1
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Posted 9/27/17 , edited 9/27/17

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zangeif123 wrote:

It's like a girls version of Power Rangers. You don't need to follow them in order. But they do influence each other. And I think the movies sometimes do tie-ins. Not 100% sure.

Netflix has 2 series up but relabeled as Glitter Force. My daughter loves it, but they localize the hell out of it. I'm sure true Precure fans would find it offensive.


you're not far off. power rangers are based on the super hero series called super sentai (スーパー戦隊シリーズ) and precure was also based on the same series, from what i recall. they took super sentai and made it so it appealed to girls (change male superheros to female, add cuteness and comedy, etc). that kinda also explains why futari / splash star has a bit more action in it.

as for Glitter Force:
Netflix changed the opening and ending to a Hollywood musical, removed the now nostalgic (to me) jan-ken-pon from cure Peace, cut several episodes, some of which actually help you understand more about the characters (such as the episode about cure Peace and her father). i heard Netflix no longer have the rights, so i guess even Toei didn't like the results.
https://precure.livejournal.com/3153414.html?nojs=1


Yeah, I watched some Glitter Force and it reminded me of the 4Kids dub of One Piece. So bad. But to a 6 year old it was cool I guess. But she also watches it in Japanese. Like last season where they're witches, and some of this current season where they cook or something. She loves drawing them and has gotten really good.

I wish CR would get more current seasons. It's make it easier for us to watch.
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Posted 9/27/17 , edited 9/27/17
mahou tsukai was fun, and so is kira kira. the only downside: it makes you want to eat sweets.
there's the precure collection manga volumes, though not quite the same as watching the actual series.
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Posted 10/1/17 , edited 10/1/17
Oh wow, there's more than one?

I watched Heartcatch abridged by a guy named PSWeasel on youtube and it was hilarious. I assumed it was a brightly coloured throwaway girls cartoon though, not a running series.

I bet the real one isn't available in my region.

EDIT - Yep, I was right.
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Posted 10/1/17 , edited 10/1/17
This is a thread I needed in my life. \o/ No sarcasm.
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