Star ☆ Twinkle Precure: Hoshi no Uta ni Omoi wo Komete Anime Film Casts Takehiko Ueda
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Toei revealed on Tuesday that Takehiko Ueda has joined the cast of its Star Twinkle Precure: Hoshi no Uta ni Omoi wo Komete (Star ☆ Twinkle Precure the Movie: Put Your Feelings into the Song of Stars), the anime film for its Star ☆ Twinkle Precure anime series. Ueda (pictured below) is the newscaster of the Asahi Broadcasting program Cast, and he will play himself as a newscaster in the film. He will announce news that becomes key to the story to the characters Cure Star/Hikaru and Cure Milky/Lala. The role is Ueda's first role in an anime film.
The film will open in Japan on October 19.
The film's story will center on the Precures meeting a UMA ("unidentified mysterious animal," pronounced "yūma," pictured center in above poster). The five Precures deepen their bond with the creature through song.
Yūta Tanaka (Go! Princess Precure, Eiga Mahō Tsukai Precure! Kiseki no Henshin! Cure Mofurun!) is directing the film. Toei stated that the film's theme will be "bonds," and will feature the "most painful and warm" story in the film series so far.
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.
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."
Film visuals © 2019 映画スター☆トゥインクルプリキュア製作委員会
Source: Press release
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