Cast information and character visuals have been released for the new adult-oriented TV anime “Pretty Cure” series “Kibou no Chikara ~Otona Pretty Cure’ 23~” (broadcast on NHK E-Tele in October). Urara Kasugano, Komachi Akimoto, Karen Minazuki, and Kurumi Mimino from “Yes! Pretty Cure 5″ and “Yes! , Ai Maeda and Eri Sendai will continue to pitch. It is the same work as “Yes! Pretty Cure 5” and “Yes! Pretty Cure 5GoGo! A story depicting the growth of the girls centering on the main character, Nozomi Yumehara.
“Yes! Pretty Cure 5”, “Yes! Pretty Cure 5GoGo! is the 4th and 5th installment of the series that aired for two consecutive years from February 2007 to January 2009. Until then, the Pretty Cures, who had been “two,” became a team of five (six in 2008) for the first time. A work that greatly expanded the concept of Pretty Cure.
In addition, two Pretty Cure works for adults have been produced; the other is “Mahou Tsukai Pretty Cure! The sequel to “Witch Pretty Cure!” 2 (provisional)” will be broadcast in 2024 on ABC TV / TV Asahi’s late-night anime frame “ANiMAZiNG!!!” (every Saturday from 26:00).
Comment from Mariya Ise, who plays the role of Urara Kasugano
No way!! Really?! Was!
After all, I never imagined that I would be able to meet all of them as adults, so it was an unbelievable dream come true! I thought. It’s probably the same for everyone else, but I’m half happy and confused about how to act. (laughs) I thought about many things until the very last minute when the dubbing began, and once I stood in front of the microphone, I forgot everything, and when I met Nozomi and everyone who grew up, I thought I would decide what to do as an adult.
(looks at settings)
Wow!! !! You changed your hairstyle!!
You’re becoming an older sister!! And emotions explode! Of course, I was equally excited when I saw the new appearances of everyone other than my character (laughs). As the youngest child, I was in an environment where my older sisters cared for me, so I was relaxed like I was at home (laughs). The moment I said that the memory of when I was 18 years old when I was acting came back, and I almost cried. The two years I spent as a Pretty Cure was a particular time. I’m happy to be able to play an adult Urara like this again.
Please look forward to it!!
Comment from Ai Nagano, the voice of Komachi Akimoto
I was surprised by the feeling of “!?!?!?!” in my head!
It was something I never imagined that the new work would be drawn as an adult. At the same time, I was looking forward to creating new stories with the five teams. For me, Komachi’s time, which stopped in her 3rd year of junior high school, began to move with this new work, and I was worried about whether I could connect the time from 3rd year of junior high school to the present (adult) in me. However, in total, I was very excited and excited.
As Komachi grew up, she became more and more like her older sister Madoka, and I felt like she was my relative. There is something like a comparison of characters in the setting table, but when I saw it, Komachi and Karen were tall! I was surprised. The one who changed the most was Rin-chan! From “cute” to “beautiful”… and feeling like a relative again.
This time, I felt again that we are a team. Of course, we don’t usually get together and meet each other, but when we gather in the studio, the usual atmosphere is created. When we recorded together, the time that Komachi had stopped flowed naturally and started to move. Just as everyone’s presence is important to Komachi, everyone’s presence is important to me as well!
As the characters have grown over time, so have the people who were watching at the time. I hope you will enjoy it from the perspective of a friend you meet at a class reunion. For those who see it for the first time, I would be happy if you could go back in time from here and see the junior high school girls. Let’s have fun together!!
Your honest impression is a great choice! While I was happy to be able to act again, I wondered how mature adults are. And I was worried about whether they would accept us as adults.
It would be quite difficult to fill in what happened between Karen and her in everyone’s memories of Karen and Karen in this story without any discomfort, but if I recorded it with everyone. It filled up quickly (laughs). Companions are great.
Karen used to be mature, so she’s become even prettier, but I feel like she’s become a bit more commoner, in a good way… This is just my personal opinion (laughs). If you follow the story, the day may come when you will understand.