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Star ☆ Twinkle Precure Anime Unveils Cast, Staff, Visuals, Story

posted on by Karen Ressler
One Piece Film Gold director helms series premiering in February

Toei unveiled cast, staff, premiere date, and story details for the 16th Precure series, Star ☆ Twinkle Precure, on Thursday. The anime will premiere on ABC and TV Asahi on February 3 at 8:30 a.m. (the same timeslot as the current series).

The story begins when the protagonist Hikaru meets aliens Lala, Prunce, and Fuwa while watching the night sky. She learns of the "Star Palace," where the 12 Star Princesses of the constellations kept the balance of the universe until they were attacked. Lala is searching for the legendary Precure warriors to help find the 12 scattered "Princess Star Color Pens" and revive the princesses. When Fuwa is captured by an enemy, Hikaru wishes to save Fuwa, and a Star Color Pendent and a Star Color Pen appear to allow her to transform into Cure Star. From then on she works to collect the pens and raise Fuwa, who is the key to reviving the princesses.

Hiroaki Miyamoto (One Piece Film Gold) is directing the series and Isao Murayama (Maho Girls Precure!) is organizing the series. Akira Takahashi (Suite Precure, Dokidoki! Precure) is designing the characters. Series regular Ryuutarou Masuda is handling the art design along with Riho Iida. Yuki Hayashi (Hugtto! Precure, My Hero Academia) and Asami Tachibana (Haikyu!!, DARLING in the FRANXX) are composing the music.

The cast includes:

Eimi Naruse of Dempagumi.inc as Hikaru Hoshina/Cure Star, a second year middle school girl who loves the stars and constellations. She is full of imagination and curiosity. She investigates anything that interests her thoroughly, and acts on intuition.

Konomi Kohara as Lala Hagoromo/Cure Milky, an alien from planet Samaan. She is 13 years old in Earth years, but she is treated as an adult on her home planet. She goes on a journey on a rocket with Prince and Fuwa to find the legendary Precure, and ends up on Earth. She has a strong sense of responsibility, but sometimes makes mistakes.

Kiyono Yasuno as Erena Amamiya/Cure Soleil, a third year middle school student with a radiant smile. She is the most popular girl in school, to the point where she is known as the school's "sun." She lives at a flower shop in the town's shopping district, where she sometimes works, and has six younger brothers and sisters whom she often takes care of in place of her busy parents.

Mikako Komatsu as Madoka Kaguya/Cure Selene, a third year middle school student who does her best to be ladylike. She is from a family with a storied history: her father works in the government and her mother is a world-famous pianist. She herself holds national championship titles in piano and archery. She also does flower arrangement and tea ceremony, and gets excellent grades. As the student council president, she is known as the "moon" of her school.

Hiroyuki Yoshino as Prunce, an alien who once worked for the Star Princesses, and now searches for the legendary Precure. Prunce's special ability is transformation.

Hina Kino as Fuwa, a fairy who is the last hope of the Star Princesses. Fuwa is just a baby, but has the ability to release the power of the Princesses and create warp portals.

Rie Kitagawa is performing the opening theme song "Kirari ☆ 彡 Star ☆ Twinkle Precure" and Chiha Yoshitake is performing the ending song "Papepipu ☆ Romantic."

The currently airing Precure (Pretty Cure) series, Hugtto! Precure, premiered on February 4. The Eiga Hugtto! Precure ♡ Futari wa Precure All Stars Memories film premiered on October 27 in Japan. The next film in the franchise, Eiga Precure Miracle Universe, will open in Japan on March 16.

Futari wa Precure is streaming with English subtitles on Crunchyroll and Tubi TV. Saban Brands localized two other Precure series — Smile Precure! and Dokidoki! Precure — under the titles Glitter Force and Glitter Force Doki Doki and released them on Netflix. The Glitter Force brand has since moved to Hasbro.

Sources: Star ☆ Twinkle Precure anime's website, Comic Natalie

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