Synonyms: Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage Kokoro no Tomodachi, Eiga Precure All Stars New Stage 2: Kokoro no Tomodachi, Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage 2: Friends of the Heart
Japanese: 映画 プリキュアオールスターズ New Stage2 こころのともだち
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 16, 2013
1 hr. 11 min.
PG - Children
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Score: 7.261 (scored by 490 users)
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SynopsisOne day, the Pretty Cures receive an invitation to a party in their honor. Everyone is heading to the party venue, the school of fairies, but awaits a mysterious shadow. The shadow steals transformation objects! What can they do? If the Cures can not be converted are in big trouble! If this continues, the school, our world and everything else will deborado by that shadow! The 32 Pretty Cures will fight to protect everyone!
Related AnimePrequel: Precure All Stars New Stage: Mirai no Tomodachi
Sequel: Precure All Stars New Stage 3: Eien no Tomodachi
Characters & Voice Actors
Ah the Precure crossover movies. A yearly tradition that can vary from fun to just annoying. But how does New Stage 2 hold up? Well it's a much better than I thought it would be, though it did suffer from a lot of problems that come up in the later DX movies.
(Note that this is early on in the Doki Doki show, so no power ups just yet, and beware of the small spoiler from Smile that shows up in the beginning.)
Story (6/10): Pretty simple plot- Precure get invited to fairy school, though it turns out to be a trap to collect their transformation devices and fairies, which leads to the current Doki Doki team to help save the day with the 2 fairies that caused the whole mess.
Yeah, this does have a cliche plot device that I've really come to hate over the years: Stupid Kid Syndrome (or when a little kid who's being annoying/stubborn/naive and falls right into the obvious villains hands, kick starting the plot). Beyond that, it's interesting that we finally have a genre savvy villain, though that only holds out as long as you would expect. It's also kind of funny in that the Doki Doki Precure are the cause for his demise since they aren't in the Precure Textbook.
(Also don't think too hard on there being a fairy school when we clearly know that all the fairies have no common origin. It's non-canon anyways kids. ;) )
Art (8/10): The art is pretty good all around. Backgrounds are colorful, the humans are all drawn well in their respective styles, and all the different fairies are given (somewhat) unique designs. There is some wonky bits here and there, mostly dealing with close-ups of faces, but other than that everything looks pretty good. (There is the inevitable CG dance ending, which looks good, but a little weird still.)
Sound (7/10): Eh...nothing too special here. The actual insert songs are good, including the ending dance with the ED of Doki Doki, so nothing to complain about. It can be a tad too dramatic for its own good at points, but it's only distracting in those isolated spots. All in all, pretty solid.
Character (7/10): As I said in the Story section, there's the annoying kid that starts the whole plot. And BOY is Gureru annoying for 2/3 rds of the movie in that overly excited animated little boy way. The other fairy, Enen, is much better and his character development makes so much more sense. For the Precure themselves, they all come off as alright, with the Smile Precure girls coming off much better here than they do in their own show (yeah, that's probably just me, but they did) since they have some other people and variety to work with (and I'll stop there :) ). It suffers from the same problems that most other DX and the other New Stage movie has: too many characters in one movie. I mean, we're on 32 Precure now! Yeesh!
Enjoyment (9/10): Since this IS a Precure movie, there's gotta be an awesome last act fight scene. And it really does deliver. I'll admit that I squeed completely when I saw the original Futari Wa team kicking ass, along with the Heartcatch girls being awesome as well. All the other teams do well, with some praise being warranted for the Smile/Doki Doki team up. They balanced the powers pretty well and it really makes me sad that the Smile team couldn't be this awesome all the time in their show. It's also nice to see that the writers are trying to do a better job of getting a little screen-time for all the Precure teams, which is a continuing problem in these movies.
(They continue, however, to do a bad job of shoving the Deus Ex Machina Miracle Lights into the movie. Really Toei? At least try a little harder. :/ )
While New Stage 2 suffers from the typical pitfalls of the previous DX/New Stage movies, it does do some things right. The battles are fun, the characters come off well, and it looks as nice as its predecessors. Don't look for anything mindshattering here, but if you want to spend an hour and a half or so watching some magical girl goodness, can't go wrong here. read more
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Opening Theme"Pretty Cure ~Eien no Tomodachi~ (2013 Ver.)" by Mayu Kudou
Ending Theme"Kono Sora no Mukou" by Hitomi Yoshida
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