1st HappinessCharge Precure! Episode Previewed in Video
posted on by Egan Loo
A preview for the first episode of this year's new Precure television anime, HappinessCharge PreCure!, aired during Sunday's finale of the current Dokidoki! Precure anime. The preview introduces the two main lead characters, Cure Lovely/Megumi Aino voiced by Megumi Nakajima and Cure Princess/Hime voiced by Megumi Han. Haruka Tomatsu and Naoko Matsui will also play Cure Fortune and the fairy Ribbon, respectively.
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 common 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….
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.
The franchise's 10th anniversary series will premiere on Sunday, February 2 at 8:30 a.m. on ABC, TV Asahi, and affiliates. Each of the first 33 weekly episodes will air a brand-new video message from one of every magical girl from the all the previous Precure television anime shows. People who watch the premiere episode "Ai ga Daisuki! Cure Lovely Tanjō!" (I Love Love! The Debut of Cure Lovely!) can receive a "PreCard"; the anime's website has more details.
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