Featuring Cure Blossom, Cure Marine, Cure Sunshine and Cure Moonlight.
Peach/Momozono Love, Cure Berry/Aono Miki and Cure Pine/Yamabuki Inori, along with Chiffon and Taart.
Cure Passion is also a Fresh Pretty Cure who joined the group almost midway into the series. She started out as Eas (representing the east direction) of the Labyrinth and she is known as Setsuna Higashi in human form.
Cure Dream representing Hope | Nozomi Yumehara | Pretty Cure Dream Attack/Pretty Cure Crystal Shoot
Cure Rouge representing Passion | Rin Natsuki | Pretty Cure Rouge Fire/Pretty Cure Rouge Burning
Cure Lemonade representing Effervescence | Urara Kasugano | Pretty Cure Lemonade Flash/Pretty Cure Lemonade Shining
Cure Mint representing Tranquility | Komachi Akimoto | Pretty Cure Mint Protection/Pretty Cure Mint Super Shield
Cure Aqua representing Intelligence | Karen Minatsuki | Pretty Cure Aqua Stream/Pretty Cure Aqua Tornado
Don't forget Coco, Nuts & Milk, who is also Milky Rose!
The picture on the left (EYES ONLY DO NOT COPY) is my own drawing of Nozomi/Cure Dream. Special credit goes to the Japanese company Toei animation, for making this series possible.
There are other Pretty Cure heroes since 2004. The first series was Pretty Cure which featured Nagisa Misumi/Natalie Blackstone as Cure Black and Honoka Yukishiro/Hannah Whitehouse as Cure White. The first series has also been licensed by 4Kids Entertainment, but there is no full cast, or a set date for the English dubbings and what scenes will get tweaked, in order to keep the series as a family friendly program. In December 2008, Toei Animation & Canadian cable TV network YTV made an agreement to show all 49 episodes of the first Pretty Cure series on YTV in Canada which began airing in March 2009, with the last episode that aired on July 31, 2010. This is the first time that an anime series was picked up by a TV network in North America. The second series in 2005 was Pretty Cure Max Heart where Hikari Kujou as Shiny Luminous, teams up with Cure Black and Cure White. The third series in 2006 was titled Pretty Cure Splash Star, starring Mai Mishou as Cure Egret and Saki Hyuuga as Cure Bloom.
The fourth series began in 2007 as Yes! Pretty Cure 5 and featured 49 episodes and a movie. Because of high ratings in Japan, a second series was produced entitled Yes! Pretty Cure 5 Go Go!, which began in 2008, and would feature a 48 episode series, plus one movie. On February 1, 2009, the sixth Pretty Cure series came out in Japan because of the continuing successful ratings on this anime series. It's entitled "Fresh Pretty Cure" and it started out with three super heroines named Cure Peach/Momozono Love, Cure Berry/Aono Miki and Cure Pine/Yamabuki Inori, along with Chiffon and Taart. Later in the series they added Setsuna Higashi/Cure Passion.
There was also a Fresh Pretty Cure movie that came out on October 31, 2009, making it the second Pretty Cure movie to be released in movie theaters in Japan during the same calendar year.
The seventh Pretty Cure series is titled Heartcatch Pretty Cure!, where it features two and later four Pretty Cure heroines featured in this anime series featuring Cure Blossom, Cure Marine, Cure Sunshine & Cure Moonlight. Their movie was released in theaters in Japan on October 30, 2010.
The eighth Pretty Cure series is called Suite Pretty Cure, which featured two and later four Pretty Cure heroines which were Cure Melody, Cure Rhythm, Cure Beat & Cure Muse. Their movie was released in theaters in Japan on October 29, 2011.
The ninth series was called Smile Pretty Cure, featuring five heroines, almost similar to the Yes! Pretty Cure 5 series, that will feature another All-Stars movie coming in theaters in Japan on March 17, 2012 and a potential Smile Pretty Cure movie, projected to be released in theaters in Japan on October 27, 2012. Cure Happy, Cure Sunny, Cure Peace, Cure March and Cure Beauty are the Pretty Cures, along with a fairy named Candy.
The tenth series in the current run, is titled Doki! Doki! Pretty Cure. It will feature their All-Stars movie on March 16, 2013 and their own movie on October 26, 2013, featuring Cure Heart, Cure Diamond, Cure Rosetta and Cure Sword.
Pretty Cure has been used to promote their products during commercials in Japan, as well as having special Pretty Cure items at McDonald's restaurants and having Pretty Cure character heroines featured for a Japanese restaurant chain called Joyfull.
Who knows if YTV will dub Pretty Cure Max Heart? So watch Pretty Cure, because you'll be wanting to watch the show over and over again. The voice stars from this series are from the Calgary region, as the recordings were done at Blue Water Studios in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Here is a clip from a recent live on stage Pretty Cure show in Japan.
There are many clips on YouTube of all the Pretty Cure series over the past 9 years performing live on stage from various locations in Japan, where they had great audiences when they all perform. Let's hope that a major company like YTV in Canada will license the remainder of the series for North America, so the anime series can be dubbed in English and maybe get local cities to do Pretty Cure live shows during the summer months. Unlike the shows in Japan, North America will take the "cosplay" route rather than the "kigurumi/animegao" route for live on stage performances, since a doller mask is not mandatory for stage shows.