Toei Posts 'Baton Passing' Video Ahead of Healin' Good Precure Premiere
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Toei Animation posted a "A Message for Passing the Baton from Cure Star to Cure Grace" video on Sunday. Toei Animation has posted similar videos in the past before a new Precure series premiered.
In the above video, Cure Star from the Star ☆ Twinkle Precure series thanks everyone for the past year, and introduces her new friend, Cure Grace from Healin' Good Precure. Cure Star then presents a new zodiac horoscope, stating that everyone's zodiac is lucky.
Toei Animation is also streaming a commercial for Healin' Good Precure.
The final episode of Star ☆ Twinkle Precure aired on Sunday in Japan. Healin' Good Precure is the 17th and newest Precure (Pretty Cure) television anime series, and it will premiere on ABC and TV Asahi on February 2 at 8:30 a.m. (the same timeslot as the current series).
In the new show's story, the Healing Garden, a secret world that treats Earth's ailments, has been attacked by the Byōgens who seek to infect Earth. Three "medical trainee" Healing Animals and Latte, a Healing Garden princess with special powers, have come in search of partners to avert the threat. The three girls they meet — Nodoka, Chiyu, and Hinata — transform into Precures and stand up to the Byōgens to protect all life on Earth and the Healing Garden.
The anime stars:
- Aoi Yūki as Cure Grace/Nodoka Hanadera
- Natsu Yorita as Cure Fontaine/Chiyu Sawaizumi
- Hiyori Kono as Cure Sparkle/Hinata Hiramitsu
- Ai Kakuma as Rapirin
- Hana Takeda as Pegitan
- Aki Kanada as Nyatoran
- Haruka Shiraishi as Latte
Yōko Ikeda (The File of Young Kindaichi Returns, Thriller Restaurant) is serving as series director, and Junko Komura (Hugtto! Precure Futari wa Precure All Stars Memories) is supervising the series scripts. Naoko Yamaoka is designing the characters, and Nagisa Nishida is the art designer. Shiho Terada (Inazuma Eleven GO, Cyborg 009 Vs. Devilman) is composing the music, and Kiyomi Sakairi is the color key artist. Rie Kitagawa is returning to sing the opening theme song "Healin' Good Precure Touch!!" while Machico is singing the ending theme song "Miracle–to Link Ring!."
Futago Kamikita will launch a manga for Healin' Good Precure in the March issue of Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine on February 3.