Star ☆ Twinkle Precure Anime Unveils Cast, Staff, Visuals, Story
posted on by Karen Ressler
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:
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.