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Toei Posts 'Baton Passing' Video Ahead of Star ☆ Twinkle Precure Premiere (Updated)

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New series premieres on February 3

Toei Animation posted a "A Message for Passing the Baton from Cure Yell to Cure Star" video on Sunday. Toei Animation has posted similar videos in the past before a new Precure series premiered.

Toei Animation is also streaming a commercial for Star ☆ Twinkle Precure.

The video features Cure Yell from Hugtto! Precure thanking everyone for the past year, adding that everyone's cheers made her happy. Cure Star from the upcoming Star ☆ Twinkle Precure series then comes on, and Cure Yell thanks her. Cure Star then introduces herself and Fuwa. Cure Yell then gives Cure Star a present in the form of a cheer, and Cure Star returns the gesture. Cure Yell ends the video by saying "Everyone! Hooray! Hooray! Your future is shining. See you later!"

The final episode of Hugtto! Precure aired on Sunday in Japan. Star ☆ Twinkle Precure is the 16th and newest Precure (Pretty Cure) television anime series, and it will premiere on ABC and TV Asahi on February 3 at 8:30 a.m. (the same timeslot as the current series).

The story of Star ☆ Twinkle Precure 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.

The show stars:

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

Futago Kamikita will launch a manga for Star ☆ Twinkle Precure in the March issue of Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine on February 1.

Update Embedded commercial video.

Source: Precure franchise's YouTube channel

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