Smile Pretty Cure! The Movie: Big Mismatch in a Picture Book! (映画 スマイルプリキュア！ 絵本の中はみんなチグハグ！ Eiga Sumairu Purikyua!: Ehon no Naka wa Minna Chiguhagu!?) is the 13th Pretty Cure movie produced by Toei Animation. The movie was released in Japanese cinemas in October 27, 2012. The Blu-ray and DVD version of the movie was released on March 20, 2013.
The movie was first announced during the end of Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage: Mirai no Tomodachi with an unnamed title and a confirmed release date. In the August issue of girls magazine Nakayoshi, the film's official title is revealed alongside Cure Happy's mysterious new form similar to the revealed Princess Form and a new character that will play a role in the movie. Later on after the leak, Toei listed the film on their official website. Official 30 second, and one minute commercials promoting the movie has been aired.
The story starts in the past. As young Miyuki is seen playing in the playground and finds the book with the torn pages. The scene changes to her reading aloud to herself in the library, she tries to smile, and finally she make friends. Afterwards she promises to the book to continue the story.
In the present day, Miyuki and the other Smile Pretty Cures are at the World Picture Book Exposition, Having fun and enjoying themselves (Unaware that a shadow had been following them), soon enough, they find the small theater called "The Big Adventure in a Picture Book." Akane suggests a 3D movie, but Miyuki and Yayoi reject the idea, as the cures head inside. The movie they watch is a girl being chased by the two demons, Gingaku and Kinkaku from Journey from the West, and gets founded, causing them to pop out from the movie screen by the little shadow's light and Nico bumps on Miyuki. However, the girl get caught to the pot and saved by the Cures. At the cost of this, by the girl calling herself Nico's snapping hand, she send herself and the Cures to the Fairy Tale World which looks like Märchenland.
By Nico's words that "You can try being one", she snaps her hands again to make the Cures suck into the sphere and split up onto different places, but Nico shows her other side and says to Miyuki, "You liar."
As they split into different dimensions, the Pretty Cures have given to their main character roles at each stories, there are: Cinderella (Miyuki), One-Inch Boy (Akane), Sun Wukong (Yayoi), Taro Urashima (Nao) and Momotaro (Reika). After seeing the real main characters of their stories, the five are suddenly confused, wondering that the stories are mixed up: Miyuki meets Momotaro, Reika meets Urashima Taro, Nao meets Sun Wukong, Yayoi meets One-Inch Boy, and Akane meets Cinderella.
Nico snaps her fingers in order to possess the five fairy tale characters into the Demon King's minions, and the Cures are being chased (and Reika letting her hair down by force. They eventually meet and being protected by villain in each stories from giant real Cinderella's punch. The evil-controlled characters have mentioned that there would be no happy or bad endings, shocking the others. Mentioning that the real Momotaro has been controlled by the shadow, they transform and try to release the shadow from the real characters. However, Cure Sunny retains her small form, but thanks for the help of One-Inch Boy's mallet, as the giant Cinderella and the small Cure Sunny reverted back to normal. Then, the shadow comes out of Cinderella, which the four characters remained to be possessed.
Suddenly, Nico claps and shows her true feelings to Cure Happy, shocking her a lot and remembers her forgotten past. Nico teleports by being hugged by unknown shadow, and the villain character in the story throws Pretty Cure in order to follow her. In the next place then, Cure Happy tells the story about the book involving Nico in it:
"Like her name, Nico is a girl who is always smiling. The animals who didn't get along with each other... became friends with Nico's smile. And one day, the Demon King who hates smiles took Nico away. The smiles disappeared from the animals' faces and they continued to fight with each other. And then, Nico was trapped inside the Demon Castle."
Peace then asked about what would happen to Nico, but Happy replied that the story's continuation got stopped because the pages were torn out and it never ended. And then the rest of the flashback were shown. Happy was thinking about drawing the rest of the torn out pages, but it didn't turn out really well and she already gave up. Thus Happy thinks that it was all her fault, but Sunny gets into Happy's cheek by finger and let her smile, and the others' encouragement lets her want to say sorry to her at the Demon King Castle. At the other side, the Demon King does the same thing to Nico in order to show her true feelings.
When the Smile Cures reached the castle's main entrance, Nico responds negatively on Happy's apology, and stomps her feet to summon the beaten villains and the evil-controlled characters to fight the Pretty Cures, but get beaten even though they get their way to defeat the evil-controlled characters afterwards at the respond of Nico's words. Finally, Happy was able to reveal her true feelings and hug Nico, changing her feelings. But this causes the Demon King's dismay and he traps Nico into the cage and absorbs the shadow controlling the main characters into him.
The villain characters (one of them has Candy on its shoulder) try to release Nico from her cage, saying that she could try to say all of her true feeling, causing the torned out pages to shine, and restoring the torned out page to normal after trying to release from her cage herself and being a success, much to the Demon King's dismay again. Even with the Royal Rainbow Burst, they can't defeat it and become unconscious, then he put the Fairy Tale World into dark skies.
Nico tries to persuade Demon King but to no effect, causing Princess Happy to sacrifice herself in order to protect her. Killed by the Demon King's strike, Nico wants the audience watching the movie (which is us) to raise their Miracle Wing Lights to give power to Miyuki, giving the island a pink glow and transform Princess Happy into Ultra Cure Happy.
Ultra Cure Happy's power can defeat the dark ball and giving the flower field to all the surrounding grounds! Then she introduces herself as "Full of smiles, the light of love, Ultra Cure Happy!" (笑顔の包む愛の光, ウルトラキュアハッピー Egao no tsutsumu ai no hikari. Urutora Kyua Happī!). With other Princess Forms' power wrapping the Demon King with angel wings, Ultra Happy was able to persuade him, purifies the Demon King into his small form and hugs him.
Afterwards Nico shows that she wants the world full of smiles, including the Demon King and apologizes to messing up the stories and moreover, says that she loves Miyuki than hates her. This makes Miyuki to cry happily, and the story ends with the Nico's storybook has the Cure Decor to come out.
- Hoshizora Miyuki / Cure Happy
- Miyuki is a forward-looking, bright and cheerful girl. Scatterbrained and an airhead at times, she has the power to bring light everywhere she goes. In short, she loves being happy!
- Hino Akane / Cure Sunny
- Akane is a bright and energetic girl from Osaka. The type to act before she thinks, she is always full of jokes and loves making others laugh. She is a jokester who aims to add punchlines to the end of every sentence.
- Kise Yayoi / Cure Peace
- Yayoi is an honest and cute little sister type. Although she is a crybaby and is afraid of strangers, she is actually strong at heart, and willing to try her best.
- Midorikawa Nao / Cure March
- Nao is an active girl who is good at sports, and she hates it when others are not being straightforward. Tall and intense, she is popular at school, but she also has a girly side to her.
- Aoki Reika / Cure Beauty
- Reika is a level-headed, gentle big sister type, and a member of the Student Council. She is part of the Archery team and also enjoys poems, making her a very traditional and "old Japan" kind of girl. She is the most rational of the 5 Smile! Cures.
- Nico is a girl that lives within fairytales. She is a main protagonist along with the Pretty Cure.
- Demon King
- The antagonist in the movie who used Nico's hatred against Miyuki as his power. Once purified, he returns back as his small form.
- One-Inch Boy
- Sun Wukong
- Urashima Taro
- Cow King
- Blue Demon
- Green Demon
- This is the second Pretty Cure movie that only the lead Cure of a five-Cure team receives her ultimate upgrade as Ultra Cure Happy, preceded by Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!: Okashi no Kuni no Happy Birthday!, which is Cure Dream as Shining Dream.
- Smile Pretty Cure! The Movie is the first Cure Series movie to reach the number 1 box-office slot in Japan (since 2005) on its first two days of showing, is seen 173,000 times and earned about 193,000,000 yen (about US$2.42 million).
- Miyuki is the only Smile! Cure to not have an oriental fairy tale role for she's portrayed as Cinderella for the second time.
- ↑ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-05-21/smile-precure-anime-film-to-open-on-october-27
- ↑ http://www.toei.co.jp/movie/details/1198032_951.html
- ↑ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-07-03/smile-precure-anime-film-first-promo-streamed
- ↑ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-10-29/smile-precure-film-is-1st-in-franchise-to-top-box-office