HeartCatch PreCure! is an anime series created by Studio Toei Animation, directed by Tatsuya Nagamine, written by Takashi Yamada, featuring character design by Yoshihiko Umakoshi and aired starting February 7, 2010 and ended January 30, 2011 on TV Asahi. A manga adaptation was created by Izumi Todo and features illustrations by Futago Kamikita. It was published in Nakayoshi magazine by Kodansha starting March 2010 and ended February 2011.
A for the Nintendo DS called “HeartCatch PreCure! Oshare Collection was developed and published by Bandai on August 5, 2010. A second game, “Koe de Asobu! HeartCatch PreCure!” was developed and published by Bandai for the Nintendo DS on November 11, 2010.
HeartCatch PreCure! Plot:
In the world of HeatCatch PreCure!, everyone is connected to the Heart Tree through a Heart Flowers that lives in each person. The HeartCatch Pretty Cures defend the Heart Tree from Desert Apostles who wish to wilt it and make the world a desert. A Pretty Cure, Cure Moonlight, was defeated in combat and the Hear Tree loses its flowers. Cure Moonlight sends for Chypre and Coffret, two fairies, to find a replacement. The two come across Hanasaki Tsubomi, a girl who just moved to the city with her family. She is given powers to become Cure Blossom. She is soon joined by a new friend, Kurumi Erika, who is granted the powers to become Cure Marine. They use their powers to fight the Desert Apostles who wilts people’s Heart Flowers turning them into monsters called Desertarians. When these monsters are defeated, the HeartCatch Pretty Cures acquire Heart Seeds which are used to make the Heart Tree healthy again.
HeartCatch PreCure! Characters
Hanasaki Tsubomi – Tsubomi is a young, fourteen year old girl who is in her second year of Junior High in Myodo Avademy. She adores plants and originally planned to join the gardening club but is dragged into the Fashion Club by her friend, Erika. Her family owns “Hanasaki Flower Shop” which made her the prime candidate to become Cure Blossom.
Kurumi Erika – Erika is a thirteen year old girl whose family owns the Fashion shop “Fairy Drop”. She is Tsubomi’s neighbor and classmate and is the Fashion Club’s president. She’s constantly jealous of her older sister who is a model. She drags Tsubomi into joining the fashion club under the threat of the club disbanding. She becomes Cure Marine and aids Tsubomi to fight against the Desert Apostles.
Myoudouin Itsuki – Itsuki is a second year junior high student, president of the student council and the Myodo Academy principal’s grandchild. Itsuki has many admirers because he’s handsome and athletic so much so that even Tsubomi was attracted as well. Tsubomi later discovers that Itsuki is a girl and cross-dresses to act as a substitute for her ill brother as heir to the family dojo. She later becomes Cure Sunshine and rescues Tsubomi and Erika.
Heartcatch Precure! Similar Series
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