Heartcatch Precure! Trademark Filed (Update 3)
posted on by Egan Loo
The trademark Heartcatch Precure! was filed with the Japan Patent Office (2009-76562) for a variety of goods on October 8 and made public on November 5. A solicitation sheet has revealed that the Bandai manufacturer's Bender division will begin selling Gashapon accessories for a new 2010 Precure program in the middle of February. According to the sheet, the program will feature a new heroine and another main character, and it will start at the same time that the accessories will be sold.
Toei Animation already revealed last week that the eighth Pretty Cure magical girl anime film, All Stars DX2: Kibō no Hikari— Rainbow Angel o Mamore! (Precure All Stars DX2: Light of Hope— Protect the Rainbow Angel!), will open in Japan on March 20. The sixth Pretty Cure television series, Fresh Pretty Cure, premiered this past February. The seventh film, Fresh Precure! Omocha no Kuni wa Himitsu ga Ippai!?, opened in Japan last Saturday. The Canadian TV network YTV began showing the entire first Futari wa Pretty Cure television series on March 6.
Update: More background information added.
Update 3: The official website has opened and confirmed Heartcatch Precure! as a new series starting next spring.
Image © 2010 Precure All Stars DX Movie Production Committee
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