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Smile Precure!

Smile Precure!

Alternative Titles

English: Smile Precure!
Synonyms: Smile Pretty Cure!
Japanese: スマイルプリキュア


Type: TV
Episodes: 48
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 5, 2012 to Jan 27, 2013
Producers: Toei Animation
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company


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Popularity: #2660
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Once upon a time, there was a kingdom of fairy tales called "Märchenland," where many fairy tale characters live together in joy. Suddenly, the evil emperor Pierrot made an invasion on Märchenland, sealing its Queen in the process. To revive the Queen, the symbol of happiness called Cure Decor, "the Queen's scattered power of light of happiness," is required. To collect the Cure Decor, a fairy named Candy searches for the Pretty Cures on Earth. There, Candy meets a girl, who decides to collect the Cure Decor. Now, will the world earn a "happy ending"?

Related Anime

Adaptation: Smile Precure!
Alternative setting: Futari wa Precure, Futari wa Precure: Splash☆Star, Futari wa Precure: Max Heart, Yes! Precure 5, Yes! Precure 5 GoGo!, Fresh Precure!, Heartcatch Precure!, Suite Precure♪, DokiDoki! Precure, Happiness Charge Precure!, Go! Princess Precure
Spin-off: Precure All Stars New Stage: Mirai no Tomodachi, Precure All Stars New Stage 2: Kokoro no Tomodachi
Side story: Smile Precure! Movie: Ehon no Naka wa Minna Chiguhagu!

Characters & Voice Actors

Ootani, Ikue
Ootani, Ikue
Aoki, Reika
Aoki, Reika
Nishimura, Chinami
Nishimura, Chinami
Hino, Akane
Hino, Akane
Tano, Asami
Tano, Asami
Hoshizora, Miyuki
Hoshizora, Miyuki
Fukuen, Misato
Fukuen, Misato


Tanaka, Yuuta
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yamaguchi, Yuuji
Episode Director, Storyboard
Sakai, Munehisa
Episode Director, Storyboard
Chioka, Kimitoshi
Episode Director

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Jun 1, 2013
Sugar, spice, and everything nice; these are words commonly associated with Toei’s Pretty Cure franchise. Though understandable, this franchise has garnered criticism for its stagnant plot formulas, characters, and juvenile themes. Unfolding in an identical manner to many traditional magical girl tales, Smile Precure perhaps gives the initial impression that it is just another fish lost in the sea of mass consumerism. However, with just a sprinkle of creativity dust, this installment proves that it is still possible (with no pun intended) to transform a standard formula into something possessing a certain charm of its own.

In what can only be considered a cliché by read more
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Jan 28, 2013
Have you ever watched a show that is so clearly just trying to have as much fun as possible? That is for the most part so light and fluffy that it doesn’t have a care in the world? That’s the type of show Smile Precure is.

Miyuki Hoshizora and her friends Akane, Yayoi, Nao, and Reika have been enlisted as Pretty Cure to help Candy, the fairy from Marchenland, resurrect the Royal Queen who sacrificed herself to stop the evil Pierrot of the Bad End Kingdom from painting a bad end across the world. Pretty Cure must collect the various decor that hold the Queens read more
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Jun 10, 2013
I've watched a good number of magical girl series in my 12+ years of watching anime. It's probably one of my favorite genres, tied with shonen and sci-fi. Some of these shows are just fun, some are profound, some are classics in the genre.

Smile Precure isn't any of those.

Story (3/10): If you've ever traversed near the Kamer Rider fandom, you've probably heard the meme 'Decade has no story'. That's as close a descriptor to Smile if I've ever heard one. Also, it's fairly ironic, considering that that show was also written by the same person that wrote Smile (well...the second half, but easily the worst read more
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Mar 10, 2013
Please bear with me as this is my first review for this site.

Smile Pretty Cure is among the best in the franchise alongside Heartcatch and the original Futari Wa Pretty Cure not because it tries to outshine them but rather it explores our imaginations and emotions like the way Disney would. Case in point, it asks its viewers (both children and young adults) "What is happiness? Where does it come from? Why are dreams and goals so important in the grand scheme of happiness? What do friends have to do with being happy?" These are very deep questions, even for young men to bear; but read more
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Both are about magical girls.
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Both are magical girl series and both have fairy tales as one of the themes.
Both are shows aimed at young girls, that feature a somewhat clumsy main character who starts out badly at what she does, but slowly gets better. They both have cute mascot fairies, and a land where these fairies live that the main characters visit. Both are super cute and will make you smile!
Both make me laugh, have cute and well-developed characters, and are awesome.
Both series had 5 main casts possessed with magical elements which they were able to transform fought up with episodic villain. Viewers will going to smile right off the screen blissfully by watching these kind of stuff.
Both are magical girl series from Toei Animation. There are also some similarities between Usagi and Miyuki. If you liked Sailor Moon as a kid, you'd probably like Smile Precure for nostalgic reasons.

Opening Theme

"Let's go! Smile Precure! (Let`s go!スマイルプリキュア!)" by Aya Ikeda

Ending Theme

#1: "Yay! Yay! Yay! (イェイ! イェイ! イェイ!)" by Hitomi Yoshida (eps 1-24)
#2: "Mankai * Smile" (満開*スマイル!)" by Hitomi Yoshida (eps 25-?)

Recent News

Character Designs of New Precure Series Revealed
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Poll: Smile Precure! Episode 1 Discussion
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