|Heartcatch Pretty Cure!|
|Network||TV Asahi (Japan)
YOYO TV (Hong Kong) Rai2 (Italy)
|Original Run||February 7, 2010- January 30, 2011|
|Predecessor||Fresh Pretty Cure!|
|Successor||Suite Pretty Cure♪|
|Opening Song||Alright! Heartcatch Pretty Cure!|
|Ending Song||HeartCatch Paradise!|
Tomorrow Song ~Ashita no Uta~
Heartcatch Pretty Cure! is the seventh season of the Pretty Cure Series. It also has a movie, and has released an opening and ending single, an image song single, the first soundtrack, two full vocal albums, and the second ending single.
During the car trip to her new home, the introverted flower lover Hanasaki Tsubomi has a strange and mysterious dream, where the legendary warrior known as Cure Moonlight is defeated at the base of the "Great Tree of Hearts". Because of this, all the beautiful plants are destroyed, and two fairies from the Tree of Hearts take off. It soon turns out to be real, and the fairies appear next to her. They want her to become the legendary warrior Pretty Cure and collect Heart Seeds in order to prevent the Great Tree of Hearts, the source of all human hearts, from dying. But Tsubomi, unsure of herself, thinks she is unable to do so and refuses. However, an enemy attacks her classmate Kurumi Erika and takes away her Heart Flower. To save Erika's heart, Tsubomi summons the courage she needs and transforms into the Pretty Cure warrior, Cure Blossom.
Hanasaki Tsubomi (花咲つぼみ Hanasaki Tsubomi?) A very shy and introverted girl who loves flowers and dreams of being a botanist in order to turn all deserts of the world into flower gardens. She lives in a flower shop called "Flower Shop Hanasaki" with her parents and grandmother. She loves her grandmother, and has picked up her old-fashioned speech pattern. Her catchphrase during battle is "I've had ENOUGH!". Her theme color is pink, and her alter ego is Cure Blossom (キュアブロッサム Kyuaburossamu?). Her powers are related to all types of flowers, specifically cherry blossoms.
Kurumi Erika (来海えりか Kurumi Erika?) She loves fashion and dreams of being a fashion designer. Her home is a fashion shop called "Fairy Drop", and she lives with both her parents, plus her older sister who is a fashion model. Her theme color is blue, and her alter ego is Cure Marine (キュアマリン Kyuamarin?). Her powers are related to blue daisies and water.
Myoudouin Itsuki (明堂院いつき Myoudouin Itsuki?) Student council president of Myoudou Academy's Junior High School, Itsuki is also the granddaughter of the president of the school. With a gentle and handsome appearance, she is always crowded by subordinates and fans wherever she goes. Although a girl, Itsuki is often mistaken as a boy because of family matters. Wanting to protect her older brother, Itsuki is accepted by Potpourri as a Cure, she turns into Cure Sunshine. Cure Sunshine (キュアサンシャイン Kyuasanshain?). Her powers are related to sunlight and sunflowers.
Tsukikage Yuri (月影ゆり Tsukikage Yuri?) Privately, Yuri is Erika's older sister Momoka's best friend, helping her at school whenever Momoka cannot make it because of work. However, before the series started, she was the last of the previous generation of Pretty Cure, Cure Moonlight. With the help of Cure Blossom, Cure Marine, Cure Sunshine, Cologne, and the Heart Tree she transforms back into Cure Moonlight (キュアムーンライト Kyuamuunraito?). Her powers are related to moonlight and silver roses.
Coffret (コフレ Kofure?)
Another fairy from the Great Tree of Hearts, and Erika's companion. More cheeky towards Erika than any other mascot is towards their partner. He feared Erika did not appreciate him at one point. This caused him to steal her flower tact only for the Snackys to get ahold of it. When the Snackys hurt him in battle Erika revealed to him just how important he is to her.
Master Coupe (コッペ様 Koppe-sama?)
A superior fairy who is greatly admired by other fairies such as Chypre and Coffret, who lives in the botanical garden that Tsubomi's grandmother cares for. He does not talk, but is always watching over Tsubomi and Erika. In the past, he was the companion of Kaoruko when she was Cure Flower. He has an ability to tranform into Mysterious Guy. Coupe was also the one to rescue Yuri after she lost her powers in a fight against Dark Cure.
Potpourri (ポプリ Popuri?)
A baby fairy from the Tree of Hearts, Potpourri possesses incredible protecting powers, and is born after Pretty Cure have managed to collect enough Heart Seeds. She is the partner of Cure Sunshine, but not before having to look for her, candidate after candidate. Potpourri also worries about the heart tree more than the other mascots, this is shown on a few occasions such as when Dark Cure made the flowers of the tree fall off.HPC21
Cologne (コロン Koron?)
Cologne was Yuri's partner, but he died while trying to protect her, Chypre, Coffret and the Tree of Hearts. He tried to encourage Yuri to have companions, something she did not feel she needed. Despite this he stood by his partner, which led to his sacrifce to save Yuri.HPC33
Sasorina (サソリーナ Sasoriina?)
Only female of the the three managers of the Desert Apostles. She is a direct person and battles Pretty Cure with the fullest of her feelings. She can attack with her hair, like a scorpion tail.
Cobraja (コブラージャ Koburaaja?)
The third member of the three managers of the Desert Apostles. He is a strong narcissist who thinks he is the most beautiful man in the universe. He always tries to look as beautiful as possible, even in battle.
Snackey (スナッキー Sunakkii?)
The underlings of the Desert Apostles, always hard-working. Cobraja seems to make the most use of them, having them assist him with things such as lighting and photography for impromptu photoshoots during his missions. In episode 39, the leader of the Snackeys, Boss Snackey, appears.
The Desert Devil is a powerhouse in Dune's army. He sends the Desert Devil to a thirving planet full of life, allowing it to turn the planet into an endless lifeless desert.
Dark Cure (ダークプリキュア Daakupurikyua?)
A mysterious woman who has powers very much like those of Pretty Cure, including her own Tact. It is unknown if she is a real Pretty Cure or if she was merely created by Professor Sabaku to resemble and act like one. She has complete heterochromia, her left eye being light blue while her right eye, which she usually keeps closed, is yellow.
Myoudou Academy Fashion Club
Shiku Nanami (志久ななみ Shiku Nanami?)
Acting mother for her household, in the absence of her late mother. She joins the fashion club after Erika and Tsubomi (with the help of Nanami's little sister, Shiku Rumi) convince her that she needs to have her own life, too.
Hanasaki Kaoruko (花咲薫子 Hanasaki Kaoruko?)
Tsubomi's grandmother, who Tsubomi often used to visit and stay with in the past. She used to be Pretty Cure in her youth, her Cure alias being Cure Flower (キュアフラワー Kyuafurawaa?).
Kurumi Momoka (来海ももか Kurumi Momoka?)
Erika's 17-year-old sister. She is a charisma model for a fashion magazine and the source of Erika's complex, as she thinks Momoka is much more beautiful and mature than her. Her best friend/classmate is Yuri.
Itsuki's older brother. He is sickly and hence Itsuki has to carry on their family tradition.
Itsuki's grandfather, he's the principal of Myoudou Academy and the leader of the town's local dojo.
Itsuki's mother, she's the actual daughter of the principal Myoudouin Gentarou.
Tsubomi and Erika's home room teacher in Myōdō Academy, strict but reliable. She is afraid of ghosts, which she thinks is holding her back from her teaching.
Light Music Club
Mayu is a minor character in HeartCatch Pretty Cure episode 1 and 36. She sing "Heart Goes On" with her partner in the light music club, Ikeda Aya.
Flower Tacts (フラワータクト Furawaatakuto?) - Wand-type items used as weapons. The different types of Flower Tacts are named after their users; the Blossom Tact for Cure Blossom, the Marine Tact for Cure Marine, the Moon Tact for Cure Moonlight and the Dark Tact for Dark Cure. Cure Sunshine has an attack device called the Shiny Tambourine, but it is unknown if this is a Flower Tact.
HeartCatch Mirage - is a jewelry box-like item that was used by all predecessors of Pretty Cures. It is extremely powerful and give the Pretty Cures a boost of power, the ability to transport directly to the Tree of Hearts, show one's Heart Flowers and part of the Cure's Super Silhouette transformation. It resides in the Pretty Cure Palace, in which the Pretty Cure who ask for it will have to face the Pretty Cure before them.
Shiny Tambourine - is Cure Sunshine's main weapon. Different from the Flower Tact, its design is similar to a tambourine shaped like a sunflower. Allows her to use Gold Forte Burst and Shining Fortissimo along with Cure Blossom and Cure Marine.
Myōdō Academy's Junior High School - Tsubomi, Erika and Itsuki's school.
Kibougahana - The town that HeartCatch Pretty Cure! is set in.
- HeartCatch Pretty Cure! is one of the four seasons which does not use a cellphone-like device to transform, although in Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star, the transformation devices (Flappy and Choppy) changed from cellphone-like devices to glowstick-like ones.
- The mascots in HeartCatch Pretty Cure! resemble their partners in terms of hair accessories. It also brings back the original tradition of depending on the mascots to transform, with Cure Moonlight being the exception as her fairy partner was killed. However, the mascots in HeartCatch Pretty Cure! send the Pretty Cures an item required for them to transform, rather than transforming into the items for the Pretty Cures to use to transform. Also, Cure Moonlight uses an item similar to Milky Rose when she regains the ability to transform again without any fairy.
- It is the first season which shows a Pretty Cure, Cure Moonlight, already fighting an enemy in the very beginning of the first episode.
- It is the third season which does not have a sequel, the first two seasons being Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star and Fresh Pretty Cure!.
- Out of all the Pretty Cure in this season, Tsubomi is the only Cure to not have her Heart Flower revealed, but many fans speculate that it is the cherry blossom.
- The song "Heart Goes On" by Ikeda Aya and Kudou Mayu is one of the main insert themes for HeartCatch Pretty Cure!.
- During the transformations, the Cures are covered in shining dresses, whereas other Cures have a shiny body when transforming. Apart from Moonlight, they spray perfume on themselves to gain an outfit whereas all the other Cures had outfits simply appear on them after they activate their transformation devices.
- This is the first season to have sub-attacks (not including basic attacks, such as double punches and kicks like in Fresh Pretty Cure!).
- HeartCatch Pretty Cure! is the second Pretty Cure season to have flower themes, with Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo! having a rose theme.
- HeartCatch Pretty Cure! is the first season in which the very first finisher that the Cures get requires the use of a Pretty Cure item or weapon, while other seasons get an upgrade item halfway through the series.
- HeartCatch Pretty Cure! is the first season where the monsters are created by people's feelings.
- HeartCatch Pretty Cure! is the first season to show the death of a fairy partner, as well as one Pretty Cure having her fairy killed.
- HeartCatch Pretty Cure! is the third season where all four main Cures have siblings - Tsubomi's newborn sister Futaba, Erika's older sister Momoka, Itsuki's older brother Satsuki, and Yuri's younger sister Dark Cure.
- HeartCatch Pretty Cure! featured a picture which shows two unknown Cures. This could be a prototype for the season.
- This was voted by fans as their favorite Pretty Cure season.
- This is the second season to have three versions of opening clips after Fresh Pretty Cure!.
- The design used on the HeartCatch! Cures take a different look than all the other Pretty Cures in their respective series. In the Pretty Cure All-Star movies, they end up looking the same as the other Cures.
- This is also the only season in which the Pretty Cure name themselves where as in others series they all know their names when they transform.
- This is the only season not to feature any other world, just Earth.
- This is the first season to be letterboxed in the analog feed on Japanese television.
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