News Megumi Nakajima, Megumi Han Star in HappinessCharge Precure
posted on 2014-01-03 20:55 EST
The voice cast for HappinessCharge Precure, the 11th Precure anime series that marks the 10th anniversary of the franchise, was announced on Saturday. Megumi Nakajima will play the heroine Cure Lovely (Megumi Aino), while Megumi Han, Haruka Tomatsu, and Naoko Matsui will play Cure Princess (Hime), Cure Fortune, and the fairy Ribbon, respectively.
Nakajima, who is arguably best known for starring as Ranka Lee in Macross Frontier, just announced that she is taking an indefinite hiatus from her music career at the end of March. She said that Precure was something she has adored for a long time, so it was like a dream to be allowed to star in it herself.
Cure Princess is a princess named Hime who becomes a Precure girl to save the Blue Sky Kingdom, which has been subjugated by the evil Illusionary Empire. Her voice actress, Han, has been starring as Gon Freecss in the ongoing new Hunter x Hunter television anime series.
Cure Fortune is an aloof Precure girl whose true identity is unknown. With her strong sense of duty and excellent fighting prowess, she can take on wave after wave of the Saiaaku enemies by herself.
Ribbon is an aide to Hime and the partner fairy to Cure Lovely and Cure Princess.
In the story, the Illusionary Empire led by Queen Mirage has begun attacking Earth. The Precure teams that are on every continent of the world fend off the rampaging Saiaaku, and word spreads on global television news about the Precure girls who fight for humanity. "Precure" becomes a well-known word throughout the world.
Hime, the princess of the Blue Sky Kingdom that was invaded by the Saiaaku, fled to Japan. Hime was ordered by the Blue Sky Kingdom's deity Blue to fight as a Precure girl, but even though she became a Precure girl, she simply fled. Blue advises Hime to look for Precure friends, and gives the Crystal of Love. With this crystal, one can be led to a partner. To the shy Hime, this is a convenient item. However, Hime has no idea how to use it, and she lobs the Crystal of Love, saying, "Whoever this hits is my friend!" As it turns out, the crystal strikes Megumi Aino….
The weekly series will premiere on Sunday, February 2 at 8:30 a.m. on ABC, TV Asahi, and affiliates.
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