Doki Doki! PreCure ( Japanese: ドキドキ！プリキュア, Hepburn:Dokidoki! Purikyua, literally “Heart-Pounding! Pretty Cure”), is a Japanese anime series produced by Toei Animation as the tenth instalment in Izumi Todo’s Pretty Cure metaseries, featuring the eighth generation of Cures. The series is produced by Hiroaki Shibata, who produced Digimon Data Squad and written by Ryöta Yamaguchi, who wrote the scripts for The Vision of Escaflowne. Character designs were handled by Akira Takahshi, who previously did the designs for Suite PreCure. The series aired on the ANN network between February 3, 2013 and January 26, 2014, replacing Smile PreCure! in its initial time-slot, and was succeeded by HappinessCharge PreCure. An animated film based on the series was released on October 26, 2013. This series’ main topic revolves around love, selflessness and selfishness, with playing cards for the cure’s main motifs. Saban produced an English dub of the series, Glitter Force: Doki-Doki, abridging the original forty-nine episodes into thirty. Despite the Glitter Force trademark having moved to Toei in June 2017, Saban Brands was still credited with production of the English dub. The first fifteen episodes began streaming on Netflix from August 18, 2017. The second season, also consisting of fifteen episodes, was released on November 10, 2017. It is the third installment of the series to receive an English dub, and the second English adaptation under the Glitter Force brand. Hasbro currently owns the rights and names to the program and the brand alongside other Saban Brands entertainment assets as of June 14, 2018.
Plot – Trump Kingdom (トランプ王国, Toranpu Ōkoku, Saban: Splendorius) is a magical world where everyone’s hearts live happily with the guidance of their ruler Princess Marie Ange. However, one day, an evil force known as the Jikochu (Saban: Mercenares) attacks the kingdom. A warrior who served Marie Ange goes to the human world with her pixie partner to find the missing princess, and they bring a trio of young pixies along to find the special girls who can be granted magical powers to help save the kingdom. Sharuru ( Saban: Kippie ), one of the pixies, finds an enthusiastic middle-school girl named Mana ( Saban: Maya ) during a visit to the Clover Tower. When Mana encounters a monster Jikochu ( Saban: Distain ), which is formed from the soured heart of a person, Sharuru gives her the abillity to transform into magical Cure Heart ( Saban: Glitter Heart ) using items called Cure Loveads (キュアラビーズ,Kyua Rabīzu, Saban: Glitter Charms) and a smartphone-like device called a Lovely Commune (ラブリーコミューン, Raburī Komyūn, Saban: Glitter pad). Mana is joined by her friends to form the magical girl Precure team. Characters- DokiDoki Pretty Cure The title characters are a team of girls who become the magical Pretty Cure. They derive their powers by collecting pins known as Glitter Charms which they place in a smartphone- like device called the Magical Lovely Pad. When transforming into their magical from, they shout Pretty Cure, Love Link!(プリキュア ラブリンク!,Purikyua Rabu Rinku!, Saban: Glitter Force Makeover!) and trace out the letters L-O-V-E on their devices. Charmas can be added to enhance their powers. In later episodes, the girls upgrade to use the Love Heart Arrow and the Magical Lovely Pad to execute more powerful purification attacks. They introduce themselves with the phrase: Listen to the heart beat of love! DokiDoki! Pretty Cure! Hibike ai no kodō! DokiDoki! Purikyua! (響け愛の鼓動！ドキドキ！プリキュア, Saban: All together, Glitter Force Doki Doki!)).
Mana Aida (相田 マナ, Aida Mana, Saban: Maya Aida) / Cure Heart (キュアハート, Kyua Hāto, Saban: Glitter Heart) Voiced by : Hitomi Nabatame ( Japanese); Debi Derryberry17] (English) Mana Aida is the bright and energetic student council president of Sea Shell Bay Middle school (大貝第一中学, Ōgai Daiichi Chūgaku, Ōgai First Public Middle school). she has short dark pink hair and pink eyes. She is always looking to help others, often jumping in without thinking of the consequences. Her family owns a local yoshoku restaurant called Pigtail (ぶたのしっぽ, Buta no Shippo, “The Pig’s Tail”). As Cure Heart, Mana has long bright yellow blond hair styled in a ponytail. Her theme color is pink and her playing card motif is the Heart.
Rikka Hishikawa (菱川 六花, Hishikawa Rikka, Saban: Rachel Woods) / Cure Diamond (キュアダイヤモンド, Kyua Daiyamondo, Saaban: Glitter Diamond) Voiced by: Minako Kotobuki ( Japanese ); Cassandra Lee Morris18] (English) Rikka Hishikawa is Mana’s best friend since moving into her neighborhood ten years ago. She has long blue hair and blue eyes, and wears red glasses. At school, Rikka is the student council secretary, and is ranked among the top ten in the country in performing on the national mock exams. She often tries to keep Mana from going cary. She says she is not athletic and is usually the last to be picked for a sports team. Her father is a photographer who travels a lot so Rikka writes him letters. As Cure Diamond, she partners with the pixie Raquel, her hair transforms into a light blue color with a long ponytail. Her attacks are icy blasts that freeze her opponents. Her theme color is blue and her playing card motif is the Diamond.
Alice Yotsuba (四葉 ありす, Yotsuba Arisu, Saban: Clara Yotsuba) / Cure Rosetta (キュアロゼッタ, Kyua Rozetta, Saban: Glitter Clover) Voiced by: Mai Fuchigami ( Japanese); Melissa Fahn 19] (English) Alice Yotsuba has brown hair styled in buns and brown eyes. She is a friend of Mana and Rikka, having known them from elementary school when she little was little and the two girls would defend her from being picked on by bullies.Ep. 3 She comes from a wealthy family which owns Clover Tower and many businesses in town, and she attends the prestigious Private Nanatsubashi Academy. Having learnt martial arts from her grandfather as a child, she came to fear her own strength due to the time in elementary school when she fought off the bullies and then made a vow not to ever fight again. She first learns of the Pretty Cure from the security footage from Clover Tower that recorded Mana transforming. At first, she is willing only to provide a supporting role to the team and not fight because of her vow, but she comes to the realization that it is important to fight to protect those dearest to her. In the beauty contest episode, the girls try to keep Alice from losing her temper, knowing she had a short and furious one when she was younger. As the magical girl Cure Rosetta, her long brown hair gradually lengthens are is tinted in an orange color before being tied into two long, curly ponytails.