Toei Posts 'Baton Passing' Video Ahead of Maho Girls Precure! Premiere
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Toei Animation posted a "A Message for Passing the Baton from Cure Flora to Cure Miracle" video on Saturday.
The video features Haruka Haruno, the main character of Go! Princess Precure whose alter ego is Cure Flora. Cure Flora thanks everyone for supporting her over the past year, and then she introduces her new friend Mirai Asahina, whose alter ego is Cure Miracle. Cure Miracle is the main character for the upcoming Mahō Tsukai Precure! (Maho Girls Precure!, or "Magic User Precure") anime. Cure Miracle says that she will inherit the thoughts and feelings of Cure Flora and her friends, and she will put her all into her magic. Cure Miracle then speaks her magic words, "Cure-Up Rapapa!."
Toei had posted a similar video in January 2015 for passing the baton from HappinessCharge PreCure!'s Cure Lovely to Cure Flora.
The final episode of Go! Princess Precure aired on Sunday in Japan. Maho Girls Precure! is the 13th and newest Precure (Pretty Cure) television anime series, and it will premiere on February 7 at 8:30 a.m. A manga adaptation will debut in Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine on February 3.
The anime stars:
Rie Takahashi (Seiyu's Life!'s Futaba, School-Live!'s Miki) as Cure Miracle/Mirai Asahina, a 13-year-old girl who's going into her second year of middle school. She loves anything interesting and is interested in many things. When she becomes a Precure she starts attending "Magic School."
Yui Horie (Miss Monochrome's title character, Magi - The Kingdom of Magic's Yamraiha) as Cure Magical/Riko, a 13-year-old girl who attends "Magic School." Although she's great at studying, she's not very good at magic. However, she aims to be a wonderful magic user one day. She meets Mirai in the human world while searching for the powerful "Link Stone Emerald."
Ayaka Saito (Jewelpet's Ruby, Fruits Basket's Momiji) as Mofurun, a stuffed animal that Mirai received from her grandmother as a child. Mofurun is very precious to Mirai, so she brings Mofurun with her everywhere. When Mirai and Riko become Precure, Mofurun gains the ability to talk and sense magical power. Mofurun ends sentences with "-mofu."
Isao Murayama (Majin Bone, Precure All-Stars DX3 Mirai ni Todoke! Sekai o Tsunagu Niji-Iro no Hana) is handling series composition and Masato Mitsuka (episode director for Smile Precure!, Yes! Precure 5 GoGo!) is directing. Emiko Miyamoto (episode animation director for Fresh Pretty Cure, Yes! Precure 5 GoGo!) is designing the characters.
The story begins during the spring break before Mirai's second year of middle school, when Mirai witnesses a mysterious object fall in to the park. Excitedly, she brings her stuffed bear Mofurun with her to see what it was. When she gets there she sees a girl named Riko flying on a broom. Mirai has a lot of questions, and Riko explains that she's searching for something. The two of them are wearing similar pendants.
Then Batti, an ally of the dark magic user Dokurokushi, appears before them and demands the "Link Stone Emerald." Batti creates a monster called a "Yokobaru" and drives them into a corner. Mirai, Riko, and Mofurun join hands and speak the magic words "Cure-Up Rapapa!," their pendants glow, and they become the legendary Precure.
The end of first episode will reveal a password on February 7. Each person who gives the password at toy stores throughout Japan will receive a DVD present, while supplies last.
Go! Princess Precure premiered in February 2015. The Eiga Go! Princess Precure Go! Go!! Gōka 3-bon Date!!! film opened in Japan on October 31. The Eiga Precure All Stars Minna de Utau♪ Kiseki no Mahō! (Precure All Stars The Movie: Everyone Sing♪ Miraculous Magic!) film will open on March 19.
The 2012-2013 Precure anime series Smile Precure is being localized in English as Glitter Force, and the first 20 episodes debuted on Netflix on December 18.