Star Princesses (スタープリンセス?) are twelve princesses who protect the entire balance of the universe in Star☆Twinkle Pretty Cure. The girls must find each one of them in their Star Color Pen form to help with the resurrection of the Princesses. Each Star Princess represents one of the 12 zodiac signs.
The Star Princesses all wear dresses in lighter versions of their theme colors, each with a unique style. They all also have a golden neckpiece with a gem in the center and sashes. They all have ombre hair, with it changing color as the hair goes further down. Their eyes all have star-shaped pupils and they also wear lipstick. They all also wear their own jewelry and hair accessories. Some of them have animal parts, such as Taurus' horns and Pisces' mermaid-like tail.
Prior to the beginning of the series, the 12 Star Princesses resided in the Star Palace in Starry Sky Galaxy, where they defended the galaxy and Prunce had served them. They wanted to share the power of imagination, but the 13th Princess, Ophiuchus, refused. The 12 exiled her as a result after she tried to use violent magic to force them to submit to her. As imagination exists, the 12 horoscopes came to existence.
One day, the planet was attacked by the Notraiders, who consumed the Star Palace in darkness in their search for the Princesses' powers. As all of the other guards have escaped, the Princesses quickly entrusted Fuwa and Prunce to find the legendary Pretty Cure, sending them to Earth before using the last of their powers to drive the Notraiders away. As a result, however, they were all scattered into space in the forms of the Princess Star Color Pens. In episode 1, Fuwa has a dream where she remembers the princesses sending her off.
In episode 2, Prunce explains what happened to the Star Princesses when he tells the story about how he and Fuwa met Lala. At the end of the episode, Hikaru's Star Color Pendant starts to react, acting as a compass and pointing to a Taurus symbol.
In episode 3, after locating the Taurus Princess Star Color Pen and then retrieving it from the Notraider Tenjo's clutches, Hikaru inserts it into the Twinkle Book, drawing the constellation to help change Fuwa's form, which then causes Fuwa teleport everyone to the Star Palace where the fairy uses the pen's power to revive the Taurus Star Princess. When this happens, she returns to her throne, causing the Taurus symbol in the view above the palace to glow pink. The princess then thanks the Cures and the fairies for returning her to her throne, but she also tells them that they must free the remaining 11 princesses before the stars disappear. She also states that her powers have not fully returned yet and that the Cures have to find the other 11 Princess Star Color Pens and trust in Fuwa's powers before returning the group to Earth.
In episode 6, it is revealed that the Notraiders were able to find the Leo Princess Star Color Pen before the Cures could. When it appears, Lala's Star Color Pendant reacts, notifying the group of its appearance. Just then, Aiwarn and Bakenyan arrive at the observatory to attack the Cures and the Notraider shows them that she corrupted the Star Color Pen, using it to turn Ryoutarou into a Nottoriga, trapping him inside the monster. The Cures try to get the pen back, but the Nottoriga proves to be too powerful. It is not until they worked together to force Aiwarn to let her guard down, allowing Milky to take the pen and return it to normal. After defeating the Nottoriga and saving Ryoutarou, Milky inserts the pen into the Twinkle Book, drawing the constellation to change Fuwa's form and sending them to the Star Palace, where Fuwa helps revive the Leo Star Princess. When she appears, she thanks the Cures and explains to them that power comes from trusting and helping each other. She then implores them to keep working together to find the remaining 10 pens and save the universe from becoming dark.
In episode 8, the Libra Princess Star Color Pen is discovered on the planet Kennel stuck on top of a statue of the planet's elder, where it was considered a sacred object by the planet's inhabitants. Prunce attempts to tell them that the Cures need the pen more than they do, even going as far as suggesting to Elena that they steal it, but she says they shouldn't because of its importance to Kennel. Just then, Kappard sneaks in to try and steal it for himself, but the Cures notice and transform to defend it. After being told that both the Cures and Kappard were seen as bad, Prunce then realizes he was wrong for suggesting they steal it and explains to the aliens the pen's importance. Just then, Doggie, along with Maggie and Neggie, attempt to pull the pen out of the statue. After some struggle, they manage to free it and gave it to Soleil, allowing her to use Libra Soleil Shoot to drive Kappard and the Nottorei away. Not long after that, Elena inserts the pen into the Twinkle, drawing the constellation to change Fuwa's form and sending them to the Star Palace, where the fairy revives the Libra Star Princess. When she appears, she thanks the Cures for freeing her and commends them on taking care of a growing Fuwa. However, she cannot seem to find Prunce, who was now covered in fur because of Kennel's hair tonic, and even though he tries to get her attention, she still cannot see him.
In episode 9, Aiwarn was shown to have obtained the Capricorn Star Color Pen and corrupted it, using it to summon a Nottoriga and trapping Sakurako within it. Like the first one, the Nottoriga proved to be a challenge for the Cures, especially Selene, who had been worrying about being perfect for everyone. However, she clears her mind and learns to accept the help from her friends, even destroying a laser blast meant for Soleil. To get the pen back, Star at first distracts Aiwarn by jumping around on the star-shaped platforms she summoned, while Selene used a perfectly aimed Selene Arrow to knock the pen out of the Notraider's hand. Selene then catches the pen from Soleil, with it turning back to normal and allowing her to use the upgraded Capricorn Selene Arrow to defeat the Nottoriga and force Aiwarn to retreat. Soon after, they return to the Star Palace thanks to the Twinkle Book and Fuwa, taking the form of a goat, revives the Capricorn Star Princess, who then thanks the Cures for saving her and tells them to work together to find the remaining eight pens.
In episode 14, Elena discovers that the Scorpio Star Color Pen is nearby while looking for her brother Touma, but she and the rest of the Cures soon discover that Tenjo was able to obtain it. Eventually, Soleil was able to take the pen back while trying to rescue Touma, who had been turned into a giant Nottorei thanks to Tenjo's new power. After she used her second upgraded attack, Scorpio Soleil Shoot, Soleil and the others used Southern Cross Shot to purify the Nottorei and free Touma. After Tenjo retreats, they return to the Star Palace and Fuwa, taking the form of a scorpion, revives the Scorpio Star Princess, who thanks the Cures for freeing her.
In episode 15, the Cures learn that the Sagittarius Star Color Pen is located on the planet Zeni where it is being auctioned off. Mao, a famous space idol, invites them to attend, allowing them to get a chance of obtaining it. Even though the Cures eventually were able to win the auction thanks to the Star Donuts, they soon learn that it had been stolen by the space phantom thief Blue Cat. They go and look for the pen, only to find out that Mao herself is actually Blue Cat. To make matters worse, Aiwarn appears again with another Nottoriga. After a brief duel against Selene, Blue Cat gives her the pen when she notices her teammates struggling. Selene then uses Sagittarius Selene Arrow to subdue the Nottoriga before she aids the others in purifying it. Then they return to the Star Palace where Fuwa, taking the form of a centaur, revives the Sagittarius Star Princess, who thanks the Cures for rescuing her.
In episode 17, the Cures head to Zeni again as the Virgo Star Color Pen had been located in Doramusu's mansion. They soon learn that Blue Cat is also targeting the mansion for a heist. Doramusu learns of both of their arrivals and sets up various traps to impede them, but they avoid them all and make it to the treasure room. The Cures find the pen under a glass dome. After the Cures stop Doramusu from destroying Blue Cat's treasure, Kappard appears and takes Doramusu's imagination to upgrade his weapon. He is then able to break the dome and retrieve the pen, but Blue Cat blinds him with one of her cards. Star then knocks the pen away, allowing Soleil to retrieve it and use Virgo Soleil Shoot to knock the Nottorei away before downgrading Kappard's weapon with Southern Cross Shot. They then return to the Star Palace where Fuwa, taking the form of a maiden, revives the Virgo Star Princess, who thanks the Cures for saving her.
In episode 19, the Cures head to Planet Rainbow for the Gemini Star Color Pen's location. While Blue Cat tries to stop Aiwarn, Milky soon learns what Blue Cat is going through and tells her that the people can be revived. The Cures then cover their eyes as Blue Cat throws a grenade at the Nottoriga and Aiwarn, allowing Milky to retrieve the pen and uses Gemini Milky Shock and she and the others finished it with Southern Cross Shot. They return to the palace where Fuwa, who took the form of twins, revives the Gemini Star Princesses, who then thanks the Cures for reviving them.
In episode 21, Cure Star is finally able to retrieve the Aries Princess Star Color Pen from Kappard, after Aiwarn found and corrupted it into a Dark Pen in episode 10. She then uses Aries Star Punch to try and purify Aiwarn, who is slowly having her imagination and free will clouded by Darknest, but to no avail. After Cure Cosmo protects Star from the Nottoriga's attack and promises to free Aiwarn from Darknest's influence, her perfume turns into the Rainbow Perfume. Star lends Cosmo the Aries Princess Star Color Pen so the latter can perform Rainbow Splash, which successfully frees Aiwarn, but not before she begrudgingly takes off in Cosmo's spaceship. After the battle was finished, they all return to the Star Palace where Fuwa, taking the form of a ram, revives the Aries Star Princess, who then thanks the Cures for saving her. Blue Cat, who had never been to the Star Palace before, asks the princess if Planet Rainbow will ever be saved if the 12 pens were found, and Aries replies by saying they will bring peace to the universe once they were all found. Suddenly, the Taurus Star Princess appears before the Cures and tells them that imagination can make miracles occur before assuring Blue Cat that her planet will be saved.
In episode 24, the Aquarius Princess Star Color Pen was revealed to be located on the planet Aisuno. There, the Cures meet an alien named Yukio, who used the unclaimed pen as one of the replacements for his nose. They try to tell him that they needed the pen, but he doesn't want to give it away. Sometime later, Tenjo targets another alien named Irma and turns her into a giant Nottorei to attack the Cures and retrieve the pen for herself. Yukio is upset by this and wants to save Irma, but he is knocked back by the Nottorei's attack. When Selene and Cosmo catch Yukio, he asks if the pen could help free Irma, and the two Cures assure him that it will. Selene then takes the Aquarius pen and performs Aquarius Selene Arrow to knock it back before she lends the pen to Cosmo so she could purify Irma with Rainbow Splash. After Irma is saved, they return to the Star Palace where Fuwa, taking the form of water inside a jar, revives the Aquarius Star Princess, who then thanks the Cures for saving her.
In episode 30, after proving her innocence when it was believed that she stole it in the previous episode, Milky obtains the Cancer Princess Star Color Pen, which had been located on her planet Saman. She then uses it to perform Cancer Milky Shock on the giant Nottorei Tenjo had summoned. The attack subdues the monster before Milky, along with Star, Soleil, and Selene, defeat it with Southern Cross Shot. After the battle ended and she made amends with her family, Lala and the others returned to the Star Palace where Fuwa, taking the form of a crab, revives the Cancer Star Princess. She thanks the Cures before turning to the last empty throne in the palace for the Pisces Star Princess. She then tells the Cures that Pisces is the last one and she is counting on them to save her.
In episode 31, the Pisces Princess Star Color Pen, the last one the Cures had to find, was seen floating in space during Star and Garuouga's duel on the moon. After Garuouga defeats Star, he takes the pen and places it under his belt. However, when the other Cures arrive and are able to damage Garuouga's bracelet, he ends up losing the pen and Star retrieves it. She is able to damage him even further using Pisces Star Punch, causing him to retreat. Just then, the Cures all return to the Star Palace where Fuwa, taking the form of a mermaid, revives the Pisces Star Princess. She thanks the Cures for reviving her before joining the rest of her fellow princesses. After the Cures and Prunce celebrate the princesses' revival, Pisces tells Star to feed Fuwa. Though Fuwa tells the princesses she is full, they all insisted she ate again, so Star uses the Pisces Pen to draw a jelly for Fuwa to eat. After she eats it, strange energy surrounded her and the 12 Pens flew up to the sky, with their powers combining to bring forth the Shiny Twinkle Pen, which inserts itself into the Twinkle Book, changing Fuwa into a unicorn.
In episode 46, the Princesses summon the Cures as a gratitude. But before the ritual can begin, Darknest appears with the Notraiders, and they attempt to protect the palace with barriers. During the midst of the battle, the truth of Darknest being Ophiuchus is revealed, and they along with Fuwa are kidnapped consequently.
Later in episode 47, the Cures tried to retrieve Fuwa and free the Princesses, but even after Fuwa is saved, it turns out that the Princesses has stored part of their powers inside Fuwa and they have committed a grave mistake which is exiling Ophiuchus who later has become insane and power-hungry. The 12 Princesses were later freed offscreen after Fuwa sacrificed herself with all of the universe's imagination in a bid to protect everyone from Ophiuchus.
In episode 48, after being freed, Taurus explains to the girls that Fuwa has returned to the palace. Later, the Princesses promise to look after a regressed Fuwa after the final battle with Ophiuchus is over.
In episode 49, the Princesses, mainly Scorpion and Taurus, believe that Fuwa cannot become a unicorn again. However, in the end they seem to be watching Fuwa regaining her unicorn form and reuniting with Hikaru.
|Name||Image||Description||First Appearance||Voiced by|
|Aries (おひつじ座?)||Aries|| STPC01 (flashback)|
|Taurus (おうし座?)||Taurus|| STPC01 (flashback)|
|Gemini (ふたご座?)||Gemini|| STPC01 (flashback)|
|Cancer (かに座?)||Cancer|| STPC01 (flashback)|
|Leo (しし座?)||Leo|| STPC01 (flashback)|
|Virgo (おとめ座?)||Virgo|| STPC01 (flashback)|
|Libra (てんびん座?)||Libra|| STPC01 (flashback)|
|Scorpio (さそり座?)||Scorpio|| STPC01 (flashback)|
|Sagittarius (いて座?)||Sagittarius|| STPC01 (flashback)|
|Capricorn (やぎ座?)||Capricorn|| STPC01 (flashback)|
|Aquarius (みずがめ座?)||Aquarius|| STPC01 (flashback)|
|Kim Hyang Ri|
|Pisces (うお座?)||Pisces|| STPC01 (flashback)|
- Voice actress trivia:
- The Taurus Star Princess shares her voice actress with Loretta-sensei from Mahou Tsukai Pretty Cure!
- The Sagittarius Star Princess shares her voice actress with Tsukikage Yuri from Heartcatch Pretty Cure!.
- The Scorpio Star Princess shares her voice actress with Kaguya Madoka.
- The Virgo Star Princess shares her voice actress with Amamiya Touma from Star☆Twinkle Pretty Cure.
- The Gemini Star Princesses share their voice actress with Amamiya Takuto and Amamiya Ikuto also from Star☆Twinkle Pretty Cure and Sawaizumi Chiyu from Healin' Good♡Pretty Cure.
- The Aries Star Princess shares her voice actress with Masuko Miyo from Happiness Charge Pretty Cure! and Hoshina Terumi from the same season.
- The Pisces Star Princess shares her voice actress with Nono Sumire from HUGtto! Pretty Cure.
- The Ophiuchus Star Princess shares her voice actress with Nakano Mitsuru from Heartcatch Pretty Cure!.
- The Cancer Star Princess shares her voice actress with Tokura Junna from HUGtto! Pretty Cure.
- Two Star Princesses (Leo and Libra, respectively) resemble two cures.
- It is revealed in episode 11 if a Princess Star Color Pen of a princess who was already revived is corrupted into a Dark Pen, the corresponding princess becomes affected as well, feeling pain until the pen is purified.
- The Leo, Capricorn, Aries, and Taurus Star Princesses are the only Star Princesses whose pens have been corrupted by Aiwarn.
- The Scorpio Star Princess' hair resembles Sasorina's hair from Heartcatch Pretty Cure! when it extends.
- On her pen, the Aquarius Star Princess is seen holding a jar with water flowing out of it, but she is not holding it in the official art from Toei's and Asahi's websites.
- The Ophiuchus Star Princess is the only Star Princess who doesn't have a Princess Star Color Pen.
|V • T • E Star☆Twinkle Pretty Cure characters|
|Cures||Hoshina Hikaru/Cure Star • Hagoromo Lala/Cure Milky • Amamiya Elena/Cure Soleil • Kaguya Madoka/Cure Selene • Yuni/Cure Cosmo|
|Mascots||Fuwa • Prunce|
|Villains||Kappard • Tenjo • Garuouga • Aiwarn • Nottorei • Bakenyan|
|Others||Sorami Ryoutarou • Hoshina Harukichi • Hoshina Youko • Hoshina Terumi • Hoshina Youichi • Amamiya Kaede • Carlos • Amamiya Siblings • Kaguya Fuyuki • Kaguya Mitsuka • Star Princesses • Himenojou Sakurako • Karube Tatsunori • Nasu Yumika • Oikawa Yumeo • Abraham • Olyfio • Yeti • Yanyan • Toppa • Hakkenyan|
|Movie only||UMA • Mary Ann|