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Kirakira Precure a la Mode Anime Reveals February 5 Debut, Theme Songs, New Visuals

posted on by Kevin Yuan
Manga based on series launches in Nakayoshi magazine in February

Toei Animation's website for the the Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode anime revealed the show's premiere date, a visual video, theme songs, new visuals, and staff members on Monday. The anime, which is the 14th entry in the Precure animated series, will premiere on February 5 at 8:30 a.m. on the ABC and TV Asahi channels and their affiliates.

The website announced that the show's theme is a crossover of colorful sweets with cool and cute animals. The main characters run a sweets shop, and must face off against evil fairies to protect their beloved sweets.

The main characters for the series include:

  • Ichika Usami/Cure Whip, who has a rabbit motif and enjoys shortcake
  • Himari Arisugawa/Cure Custard, who has a squirrel motif and enjoys pudding
  • Aoi Tategami/Cure Gelato, who has a lion motif and enjoys ice cream
  • Yukari Kotozume/Cure Macaron, who has a cat motif and enjoys macarons
  • Akira Kenjō/Cure Chocolate, who has a dog motif and enjoys chocolate
  • Pekorin, a plump fairy who loves sweets

Yuri Komagata (Mangirl!) will perform the anime's opening theme song titled "SHINE!! Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode," and Kanako Miyamoto (Yes! Precure 5) will perform the ending theme song titled "Let's La Cooking ☆ Showtime." The website began streaming videos on Monday featuring the theme songs, with comments by the singers.

Akira Tanaka, Risa Endō, and Yu Kaminoki (Go! Princess Precure, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal) are producing the series. Kōhei Kureta (One Piece Film Z assistant director) and Yukio Kaizawa (Digimon Frontier, Jigoku Sensei Nube director) are the series directors, and Jin Tanaka (Go! Princess Precure, Anne-Happy) is handling the series composition. Yuuki Hayashi (My Hero Academia, Death Parade) is composing the music, and Marie Ino (Death Note, Heartcatch Precure! key animator) is designing the characters. Cake designer and café owner Junko Fukuda will serve as the "sweets supervisor" for the series.

Additionally, the February issue of Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine is revealing on Wednesday that the magazine will launch the Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode manga series in its March issue, which ships in February. Manga artist duo Futago Kamikita (Pretty Cure, Dokidoki! Precure) is drawing the series based on an original concept by Izumi Todo (the collective pseudonym for Toei Animation's staff).

The currently airing Precure (Pretty Cure) series, Mahō Tsukai Precure!, premiered in February. The Eiga Mahō Tsukai Precure! Kiseki no Henshin! Cure Mofurun! film opened on October 29 in Japan.

The 2012-2013 Precure anime series Smile Precure! has been localized in English as Glitter Force, and is available streaming on Netflix.

Source: MoCa News

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