|Suite Pretty Cure♪|
|Original Run||February 6, 2011 - January 29, 2012|
|Predecessor||Heartcatch Pretty Cure!|
|Successor||Smile Pretty Cure!|
|Opening Song||La♪ La♪ La♪ Suite Pretty Cure♪|
Suite Pretty Cure♪ (スイートプリキュア♪ Suīto Purikyua♪?) is a Japanese anime series and the eighth series of the Pretty Cure anime franchise by Izumi Todo. Produced by Toei Animation, the series premiered on February 6, 2011, replacing Heartcatch Pretty Cure! on its initial timeslot. The series theme is music.
Hibiki and Kanade are two friends who grew up together in Kanon Town. Very different in their personalities, they share one thing in common: A connection to music. No matter how different they are or how much their differences cause them to quarrel, they both continue to share loving hearts. One day they meet Hummy, who is sent to the Human World from Major Land to collect the scattered notes of the Melody of Happiness. They have to instantly transform into Pretty Cures to resist the threats and evil music from Mephisto. Can they stop the Melody of Sorrow from disrupting their peaceful town, and can their warped friendship measure up to the bonds of Pretty Cure?
Hojo Hibiki (北条 響 Hōjō Hibiki?) is 14 years old and has a cheerful personality. She excels at sports, an expert on soccer, but is very bad at studying. She also loves to eat sweet things, in particular the cakes from Kanade's family's shop. Her alter ego is Cure Melody.
Minamino Kanade (南野 奏 Minamino Kanade?) is 14 years old, and she is Hibiki's childhood friend. Kanade is a excellent student, but she is not really good at sports. Her excellent grades and personality make her sort of a celebrity in her school. She dreams of being a pastry chef and take over her parents' shop, the Lucky Spoon. She also has a strong love for cats. Her alter ego is Cure Rhythm.
Siren (セイレーン Seireen?) / Ellen Kurokawa (黒川エレン Kurokawa Eren?) is a former Cat-like Fairy of Songs. Although she was born in Major Land and knows Hummy, she, at some point, betrayed the Major Land and allied Mephisto. She then realizes her mistakes and betrays Mephisto for Hummy's sake. Her strong feelings of friendship with Hummy turned her into a Cure and now a human. Her alter ego is Cure Beat.
Shirabe Ako (調辺 アコ Shirabe Ako?) is a student in Kanon Elementary, same class with Souta Minamino. She is very mature for her age, but also very cold and not above handing out lectures, particularly towards Hibiki and Kanade. She masks as a mysterious fighter who rescues Cure Melody and Cure Rhythm since episode 11 and attacks with colorful piano keys. She often assists the Pretty Cures if they are trapped, but leaves them to finish off the Negatones. Her origin and status are unknown, and she has declared that she won't partner herself with the Pretty Cures until the moment is right. She also doesn't seem to speak, as her Fairy Tone partner, Dodory, does all the talking. In the event of episode 35, to stop Mephisto's riot, she declares her identity and claims that she is Mephisto's daughter. She turned into Cure Muse and awoken her father from his hypnosis. She rejected to join the Cures, but when they say that she's not alone, she decides to fight along with them. Her alter ego is Cure Muse and the Mask Cure.
Hummy (ハミィ Hamii?) is a female cat-like Fairy of Songs, and the partner of both Hibiki and Kanade. She is the annual singer of the Melody of Happiness and Best friend of Siren. Hummy is sent to the human world to search and collect the scattered notes of the Melody of Happiness and she met both Kanade and Hibiki to help her collect.
Mephisto (メフィスト Mefisuto?) is the king of the Minor Land. He attempts to make the Melody of Happiness into the Melody of Sadness to turn all worlds tragic, and to fulfill his taste of music. He was actually a pawn and was hypnotized. Before he was brainwashed, he was the King of Major land and husband of Aphodite and father of Ako. He soon was back to normal and dearly loves Ako very much.
Bassdrum (バスドラ Basudora?), Baritone (バリトン Bariton?), and Falsetto (ファルセット Farusetto?) are the ministers of Mephisto and the chorus Trio the Minor (Torio za Mainaa?), who work with Siren. They sing in unison rather than speak individually. They used worked in Major Land as the Three Musketeers, but now they betrayed Major Land and joined Mesphisto and their mission is to gather the Notes to make the Melody of Sadness.
Negatone are the monsters summonde in this series, whenever a note is attached to an object.
Aphrodite (アフロディテ Afurodite?) is the queen of the nation "Major Land". She hosts the anniversary of the Melody of Happiness to pray for the peace of all worlds. She is the wife of Mephisto and mother of Ako.
Higashiyama Seika (東山 聖歌 Higashiyama Seika?) is the president of the sweets club, and Kanade refers to her as the "Queen of Sweets". She does not seem to like to be adressed so formally, however, and asks Kanade to call her by her first name.
The Fairy Tones are nine creatures with different colors, each of which is named after a different note. They lend their powers to Pretty Cure in different ways.
- Suite Pretty Cure♪ appears to have some similarities with Fresh Pretty Cure!, for example :
- Cure Melody's outfit and hairstyle are similar to Cure Peach's.
- Cure Beat's outfit and hairstyle are similar to Cure Berry's.
- Cure Muse's outfit is similar to Cure Pine's.
- Both have a mascot who has a love for sweet foods. Hummy loves Kanade's cupcakes while Chiffon loves Kaoru's donuts.
- Siren who first appeared as an antagonist later joins the Pretty Cure team, similarly to Higashi Setsuna.
- The Healing Chest's appearance is similar to the Clover Music Box, which also granted new power to the Cures and played music.
- Both outfits do not have shorts underneath their skirts. Instead, they have frills.
- Suite and Fresh Pretty Cure both have four Cures in each team.
- Suite Pretty Cure♪ is the second Pretty Cure season to have pink as more than one of the Cures' theme colors (although Rhythm is a white Cure, her sub color is pink and Cure Black is officially black cure, but has pink as sub-color while Shiny Luminous is pink).
- The official character artist of Kaidan Restaurant, Akira Takahashi, designed the characters for Suite Pretty Cure♪, bringing yet another change in art style like the last two seasons did.
- Suite Pretty Cure♪ is the third season that does not use a cell phone-like device for the Cures to transform, the others being Yes! Pretty Cure 5's wrist watches, and the other being Heartcatch Pretty Cure!'s perfumes.
- It is also the only season where the Cures use a brooch to transform.
- Suite Pretty Cure♪ is the fifth season behind Futari wa Pretty Cure, its sequel, Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star and Heartcatch Pretty Cure! (initially, with Cures Blossom and Marine) where the Cures are seen transforming together rather than in seperate sequences. The exceptions to this are Cure Beat's and Cure Muse's debut transformations.
- Coincidentally, Japanese phonetically "suite" is like "sweet", and Kanade and her family specialize in making sweets.
- Suite Pretty Cure♪, like Fresh Pretty Cure! and Heartcatch Pretty Cure!, has a different style from the original Pretty Cure seasons. In fact, it even combines the two. Like with the outfit design, eyes, and highlights.
- Like Fresh Pretty Cure! and Heartcatch Pretty Cure!, Suite Pretty Cure♪ features musical themes in their attacks, speeches or weapons.
- Suite Pretty Cure♪ is the only season in which the main characters do not get along. While the Cures in the previous seasons have little arguments that are quickly resolved, Hibiki and Kanade are constantly bickering, even when battling a villain.
- Suite Pretty Cure♪ goes against some Pretty Cure traditions. Some examples are:
- Hibiki is the first pink haired Cure so far in the franchise to have twintails.
- Kanade is the first yellow haired Cure not to have twintails, with the exception of Cure Pine who has a side tail.
- The Pretty Cure team only has one mascot, Hummy.
- The initial main characters, Hibiki and Kanade tend to have disagreements.
- The Cures' eye colors are different from their hair or theme colors.
- The Cures' transformation items aren't put onto their waists since they're using brooches to transform.
- Cure Melody is the only lead Cure to show her midriff, not having a sequel that covers this. She's also the first Cure with a bared midriff that doesn't show her bellybutton, which is covered by the waistband of her skirt.
- Suite Pretty Cure♪ is the first season which uses the names from mythology, Aphrodite, Mephisto, etc.
- The headbands of Cure Melody and Cure Rhythm are similar to that of Kagamine Rin, a Vocaloid. The Vocaloid softwares strongly relate to music, as the name implies.
- Suite Pretty Cure♪ has the youngest Cure in the franchise, Cure Muse.
- Suite Pretty Cure♪ is the only season to have minor characters that have the hair colour that would be reconigned on a Cure, a villan or a family member of a Cure.
- Suite Pretty Cure♪ is the only series where the lead Cure does not have a crush on anyone nor to have anyone like her back. However, another Cure, Cure Rhythm, does have a crush on Ouji Masamune.
- Suite Pretty Cure♪ is the first Pretty Cure series in history to be released in BluRay.
- Suite Pretty Cure is the only season that the members can transform by themselves or together (two, three, or four of them), but still in the same place.
- Just like Heartcatch, Suite Pretty Cure has only two members in the first half of the season, and ends up with four at around the fourth quarter of the season. Only the first two members appeared in the All Stars DX movies.
- Suite Pretty Cure is the only season whose theme focuses mainly on music. Heartcatch may or may not be counted, since its main theme is about flowers, but the attack names contain "Forte", "Fortissimo" and "Orchestra", which all relate to music.
- Suite Pretty Cure is the only season where none of the villains died - Siren became Cure Beat, Mephisto was back in Major Land as king, Noise was purified and became Pii-chan again, and Trio the Minor became Major Land's musketeers again
Please refer to main page Suite Pretty Cure♪ Merchandise.