Toei Posts 'Baton Passing' Video Ahead of Go! Princess Precure Premiere
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Toei Animation posted a "A Message for Passing the Baton from Cure Lovely to Cure Flora" video on Saturday.
The video features Aino Megumi, the main character of Happiness Charge Pretty Cure! whose alter ego is Cure Lovely. Cure Lovely thanks everyone for supporting her until now, and then she introduces Haruka Haruno aka Cure Flora, the main character for the upcoming Go! Princess Precure anime. Cure Flora says that and her friends will try their best with the feelings of the "passionate heart" that Lovely and her friends have shown her.
Additionally, cast and staff members from HappinessCharge PreCure! posted thank you messages on Twitter on Sunday after the final episode aired.
Voice actress Megumi Han posted an image of a cake and thanked her fans for supporting her until the 49th episode of HappinessCharge PreCure!
She also thanks the director, but added she cannot say "thanked," since then she would have to face the finality of anime's ending.
She then thanked the other main voice actresses in turn:
Animator Masayuki Sato also posted a sketch for what eventually aired as an illustration after the ending credits of the final episode.
The keyword of Go! Princess Precure is "princess," and the source of the Precures' power is "dreams." The story is set in Noble Academy, the first boarding junior high school in the Precure franchise. The anime depicts the excitement of dorm life, coming of age while living with friends, and the anticipation and anxiety of a new life among roommates, separated from family.
One day, the "Princess Precures" were revived by the Princess Perfume (and Kanata's dress-shaped "Dress-Up Key" that unlocks the Princess Perfume's power), and Haruka transforms into the flower princess Cure Flora. When unleashing their special signature moves, the Princess Precures' outfits turn into magnificent princess-like Mode Elegant long dresses.
Yūta Tanaka, an episode director who worked on the franchise since Suite Precure, is serving as the series director of the new anime. Hitoshi Tanaka is in charge of the series scripts. The 2014 Miss Universe Japan competition's Nara representative Karin Isobe is performing the opening theme song "Miracle Go! Princess Precure," and stage musical actress Rie Kitagawa is performing the ending theme "Dreaming Princess Precure."
The new series will premiere in Japan on February 1 at 8:30 a.m.
[Via Hachima Kikō]