Fresh Pretty Cure or more widely known only as Fresh Precure is a Japanese magical girl anime series both written and illustrated by Izumi Todo, the same man who has worked on all installments of the Pretty Cure series.
Junji Shimizu, known for his stellar work in Hell Teacher Nube, will be directing the anime together with Akifumi Zako and Atsushi Maekawa.
Toei Animation started broadcasting Fresh Precure last February 2009. Fresh Precure ended with 50 heartwarming episodes last January 2010.
Just like any other Pretty Cure series, Izumi Todo worked on the manga much later after the anime which was published in Kodansha’s Nakayoshi magazine.
Fresh Precure has published 12 tankobon volumes from March 2009 to February 2012.
Fresh Precure follows Love Momozono, a 14-year old student at Yotsuba Junior High School.
One peculiar day, she decides to visit a show by the infamous Trinity Dance Company and later comes to the realization that she wanted to become a dancer.
During the show, she notices suspicious beings at the show who is later introduced as members of the sinister Labyrinth Kingdom who collects the unhappiness of the audience.
As a person who selflessly cares deeply for others even at the expense of her own, Love decides to fight off these denizens of the Labyrinth Kingdom.
Moved by her passion, she later receives the power to transform into Cure Peach bestowed to her by a fairy of the Sweets Kingdom.
She is later joined by her good friends Miki (Cure Berry) and Inori (Cure Pine) and together fends off denizens from the Labyrinth Kingdom and stops their sinister evil plans.
And so, the sixth round of Pretty Cure battles begins anew.
Love Momozono is the hyperactive, sympathetic and emotional 14-year old student of Yotsuba High. Despite her undying passion and love for dancing, she strongly dislikes sports and studies. Love has since then been a big fan of the Trinity Dance Company where she is taught to dance by Miyuki, the leader of Trinity who is exceptionally grateful for saving her in the first episode. She later forms her own dance group called “Clover” with her childhood friends Miki and Inori. She transforms into Cure Peach and her symbol is the heart.
Miki Aono is the exceptionally talented 14-year old dancer of Torigoe Academy. She is remarkably good in sports, has very good taste in fashion and dreams of one day becoming a model. Miki is Love’s childhood friend and join’s Love’s Clover Dance Group to maintain her weight, something important especially for someone aspiring to be a fashion model. She transforms into Cure Berry and her symbol is hope.
Inori Yamabuki is the 14-year old animal lover and student of White Clover Academy. She dreams of one day becoming a veterinarian. Compared to the other two, Inori is remarkably shy and suffers from low self-esteem. She later decides to join Love’s dance group in hopes of improving herself. Inori lacks common sense and finds herself in peculiar situations which she blindly follows without question. She transforms into Cure Pine and her symbol is the diamond.
Big fans of the Pretty Cure series have warmly welcomed Fresh Precure as the sixth installment of the Pretty Cure franchise.
Just like any other Pretty Cure series, Fresh Precure also had an animated film entitled “The Kingdom of Toys Has Lots of Secrets”.
The anime film was written by Atsushi Maekawa and directed by Junji Shimizu together with Toei Animation Studios.
The Fresh Precure Movie wa released last October 2009. A Nintendo DS game was also developed under its name by Bandai Studios and released last October 2009.