Hugtto! Precure Anime Reveals Main Cast, Staff, Song Artists
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Toei Animation's official website for Hugtto! Precure, the next installment in its Precure magical girl franchise, updated on Saturday with the main cast, main staff, and theme song information. The website had briefly listed the cast and staff in December, before removing the information until this latest update.
The main cast members are:
Akifumi Zako (Fresh Pretty Cure, Toriko) and Junichi Sato (Aria, Kaleido Star, Ojamajo Doremi, Pretear, Princess Tutu, Sailor Moon) serve as series directors at Toei Animation, and Fumi Tsubota (12-Sai: Chiccha na Mune no Tokimeki) is in charge of the series scripts. Yuuki Hayashi (Diabolik Lovers, Eiga Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode: Paris to! Omoide no Mille-Feuille! , My Hero Academia, Welcome to the Ballroom) is composing the music, and Toshie Kawamura (Smile Precure!, Yes! Precure 5, Yes! Precure 5 GoGo!) is designing the characters. Nagisa Nishida (Heartcatch Precure!, Smile Precure!) is the art designer, and the producers include Kazusa Umeda (ABC Animation), Fumi Yazaki (ADK), and Keisuke Naitō.
Kanako Miyamoto (Glitter Force Doki Doki's Makoto Kenzaki/Cure Sword, Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode ending) is performing the opeing theme song "We can!! Hugtto! Precure." The characters Cure Yell, Cure Ange, and Cure Étoile (as played by their respective voice actresses) are performing the ending theme song "Hugtto! Mirai Dreamer" (I'm Gonna Hug! Future Dreamer). The theme song single will go on sale on March 7.
The series will premiere on Japan's ABC, TV Asahi, and affiliated stations on February 4 at 8:30 a.m.
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!"
Futago Kamikita is launching a Hugtto! Precure manga in the March issue of Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine on February 2. Izumi Todo is credited with the original work.
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.
Source: Comic Natalie