Futari Wa Pretty Cure
- 4 Seasons
Futari wa Pretty Cure, or simply "Pretty Cure," is a magical girl anime directed by Daisuke Nishio. It is also the first of the nine Pretty Cure anime series, all of which revolve around a team of magically empowered young females who seek to defeat evil. However, Futari wa Pretty Cure is the only one of the nine serials to receive an English language version. The plot of the show revolves around the duo of the athletic Nagisa Misumi/Cure Black and the academic Honoka Yukishiro/Cure White (Natalie Blackstone and Hannah Whitehouse in the English dub, respectively), "Pretty Cure" agents who meet Mipple and Mepple, guardians of the formerly-angelic Garden of Light and protectors of the Princess of Light. The pair of guardians teach them how to fight the forces of the Dark Zone: a realm of evil energies and entropy. This Dark Zone has breached the Garden of Light and is now poised to afflict Earth, also called the Garden of Rainbows, with the same fate. The first major quest that Cure White and Cure Black receive is to seek out the heart-shaped "Prism Stones," magical batteries for an artifact called the Prism Hopish. Only when all the Prism Stones are collected will the Hopish's magical energies activate, transporting Nagisa and Honoka to the corrupted Garden of Light. It is at the Garden of Light where using the combined force of all the stones to repair the chaos and corruption inflicted by the Dark Zone. Near the end of the series, Cure Black and Cure White receive a new combination attack, called "Rainbow Storm," which allows the pair to stand a chance against the Dark King, the creatively named ruler of the Dark Zone. The Dark King is not an omnipotent force; instead using several groups of minions to harass and harangue the Pretty Cure duo. Starting with the "Dark Five," to the "Three Seeds of Darkness," who give way to the final squadron of the "Dark Guardians" of Valdess, Circulas, Uraganos, and Viblis. All of them meet their defeat at the girl's White and Black Thunder attacks.