Erika's the Rival! Written Challenge From the Drama Club!! (ライバルはえりか!演劇部からの挑戦状です!! Raibaru wa Erika! Engekibu Kara no Chōsen-jō Desu!?) is the 16th episode of Heartcatch Pretty Cure! and also the 308th episode of the Pretty Cure franchise overall.


Azusa, the leader of the Theatrical Club challanges Erika to see which club is better. However, she tries to determine where she messed up after the Club decides to quit on her.


To see whose designs are the best Azusa challanges Erika's Fashion Club against her Theatrical Club. They appear to be enemies but Tsubomi is informed that they are actually on really good terms. Azusa judges the designs before her before going on to state they need a fabulous rich womans attire for the Drama clubs performence, so they will both try to make one. They agree and the Fashion Club gets to work.

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Azusa looking upset

At the many commands Azusa makes, the drama club members soon become tired and aggitated and all end up quitting. Leaving behind a depressed and confused Azusa. She leaves to go and think about things when she notices how much fun Erika and the Fashion Club are having. This causes her to start wondering why the club actually quit on her. Cobraja appears dramatically and steals her Heart Flower to create a show light Desertarian.

Chypre and Coffret go to find Tsubomi and Erika to make them transform into Pretty Cure. As they fight, the drama club members begin to hear its voice and are shocked by Azusa's true feelings. To which Marine uses Blue Forte Wave to save Azusa and return everything to normal.

Azusa soon wakes up to realize what she was doing wrong as the club members begin to return to her. She is very surprised by this and after she promises to be kinder to them and listen, and they agree to give her another chance and everyone works harder than they ever have before. In the end, everyone loves the designs the Fashion Club had made for the show.

Major Events

  • Takagashi Azusa makes her first appearance.
  • The other drama students temporarily quit the drama club.





Secondary Characters



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