"Lies? Truth? I'm not afraid of ghosts!" (ウソ?ホント?おばけなんかこわくない! Uso? Honto? Obake nanka kowakunai!?) is the 28th episode of Smile Pretty Cure!, and also the 417th episode of the Pretty Cure franchise overall. The English title is "The Ghost Hunters".


Akane decides to have Miyuki and Nao take the courage test at school upon realizing they both have a fear of ghosts. Meanwhile, Majorina gets the same idea to steal Bad End energy and causes strange things to happen around the school after hearing them.


The girls go ghost hunting

Miyuki enters the classroom to find Nao acting like a scaredy-cat. Yayoi explains she was reading some ghost stories the just before, and Miyuki admits that she isn't good with ghost stories either. Akane suggested they go and explore some rumors of strange sightings in their school to try to cure them of their fears.

Meanwhile, Majorina has also read the same book as Nao and hatches a plan to get Bad End energy.


The "ghost" haunts the piano

The girls were walking to the opposite block of their school when Majorina overheard their conversation. She uses two Aka balls to create trouble for the girls.

The girls stop at the music room and according to the story, the piano played by itself at night. Miyuki and Nao were pushed to the room to investigate and hesitantly check the piano. When it starts to play by itself, they flee the room to tell the others - but they don't believe them.

In reality, it is revealed to be Majorina.

Miyuki and Nao see the "ghost"

The next story was the mirror near the staircase where people got sucked into another world. Miyuki and Nao were again sent to check it out and saw a shadow appearing in the mirror. They ran out quickly and again the others didn't believe them.

They went to the arts room next, but this time Miyuki and Nao insist everyone enter the room. They look around and at first see nothing, until Majorina uses one to startle the girls.


The Cures running through the building

They run down the hallway and realize they are trapped in an old school building. Nao suddenly remembers the old woman is Majorina and she suddenly appears before them. At first the girls don't recognize her, due to having taken her alternate form. But when the time runs out, she changes back and sucks Bad End energy from the students outside.

The girls transform and the floor starts to move as several mini blue-nosed Akanbes appear, scaring Cure Happy and Cure March.Both of them began to panic and started running all over the place. The others tried to stop them - not realizing they are within the super Akanbe; which has taken the school building as its host.

They manage to find an opening and escaped for outside, and they realize what happened. As they see the Super Akanbe is unable to move, due to its weight they waste no time changing into Princess Form and defeat it. They gain four new decors and Majorina retreats.


Everyone but Reika freaks out about their homework

As the girls are walking home they chat about the experience. Suddenly, Reika reminds them of their summer home work and tuiton, which scares the four other girls and makes them run away from her - claiming it to be even scarier than ghosts.

Major Events

  • The girls were shown gaining four Decor from one Super Akanbe.
  • Six Akanbe types appeared in this episode: Normal, Blue nose, Yellow nose, Green nose, Mini, and Super Akanbe.
  • Two Super Akanbe balls can create over twenty blue nose Akanbe at a time.






  • This is the third Episode where the Cures were trapped inside an Akanbe. The other two were episode 14 and episode 25.
  • This is the third episode to feature the Akanbe eyecatch, and the first to feature the Akanbe eyecatch with the new style of Eyecatch.
  • Candy's very own piano is colored red and when she plays it, she casually sings about her brother, Pop.


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