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Toei Confirms Hugtto! Precure TV Anime for 2018

posted on by Karen Ressler
Latest magical girl show teased with tagline "Embrace a shining future!"

Toei Animation confirmed on Tuesday that the next installment in its Precure anime franchise will be Hugtto! Precure. The series is slated for spring 2018, though previous Precure television anime series have initially listed their February launch dates as "spring."

The title includes the English word "Hug" with the quotation particle "to," which is used in casual speech when the speaker is resolving to do something. The tagline on the website reads, "You can do anything! You can be anything! Embrace a shining future!"

A trademark for "Hugtto! Precure" was filed and went public in September.

The currently airing Precure (Pretty Cure) series, Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode, premiered on February 5. The Eiga Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode: Paris to! Omoide no Mille-Feuille! film premiered on October 28 in Japan.

The 2012-2013 Precure anime series Smile Precure! has been localized in English as Glitter Force, and is available streaming on Netflix. Netflix also premiered the 2013-2014 Dokidoki! Precure anime series with the title Glitter Force Doki Doki on August 18.

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