Star ☆ Twinkle Precure Anime Reveals New Heroine

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Sumire Uesaka plays character Cure Cosmo, heroine identity of Mao/Blue Cat

The official website for Toei Animation's Star ☆ Twinkle Precure anime revealed on Friday that the anime's character Mao/Blue Cat will debut as a Precure heroine with the name Cure Cosmo in the show's 20th episode on June 23. Sumire Uesaka voices the character. Mao, a cosmic idol singer, debuted in the show's 15th episode. The character also has a phantom thief alter ego known as Blue Cat. The site also revealed a new visual showing the anime's five heroines.

Star ☆ Twinkle Precure is the 16th and newest Precure (Pretty Cure) television anime series, and it premiered on February 3.

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 launched a manga adaptation of the series in the March issue of Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine on February 1.

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

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