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Suite Pretty Cure♪ (スイートプリキュア♪ Suīto Purikyua♪?) is the eighth anime series of the Pretty Cure franchise.

Directed by Sakai Munehisa and produced by Toei Animation, the series premiered on TV Asahi on February 6st, 2011, succeeding Heartcatch Pretty Cure! in its time slot.

The series' theme is music.

Media

Suite Pretty Cure♪ episodes
Suite Pretty Cure♪ : Torimodose! Kokoro ga Tsunagu Kiseki no Melody! (Movie)
Suite Pretty Cure♪ Manga (Kamikita Futago)

Plot

English title from Toei Animation's US website

Hibiki and Kanade are two friends who grew up together in Kanon Town. Though their personalities are very different, they share one thing in common: A connection to music. No matter how different they are or how much their differences cause them to quarrel, they both continue to share loving hearts. One day they meet Hummy, who is sent to the Human World from Major Land to collect the scattered notes of the Melody of Happiness. They have to instantly transform into Pretty Cures to resist the threats and evil music from Mephisto. Can they stop the Melody of Sorrow from disrupting their peaceful town, and can their warped friendship measure up to the bonds of Pretty Cure?

Characters

Pretty Cure

  • Hojo Hibiki (北条 響 Hōjō Hibiki?) is 14 years old and has a cheerful personality. She excels at sports, an expert on soccer, but is very bad at studying. She also loves to eat sweet things, in particular, the cakes from Kanade's family's shop. Her alter ego is Cure Melody (キュアメロディ Kyua Merodi?).
  • Minamino Kanade (南野 奏 Minamino Kanade?) is 14 years old, and she is Hibiki's childhood friend. Kanade is an excellent student, but she is not really good at sports. Her excellent grades and personality make her sort of a celebrity in her school. She dreams of being a pastry chef and taking over her parents' shop, the Lucky Spoon. She also has a strong love for cat paws. Her alter ego is Cure Rhythm (キュアリズム Kyua Rizumu?).
  • Siren (セイレーン Seirēn?) / Kurokawa Ellen (黒川エレン Kurokawa Eren?) is a former Cat-like Fairy of Songs. Although she was born in Major Land and knows Hummy, she, at some point, betrayed Major Land and allied with Mephisto. She then realizes her mistakes and betrays Mephisto for Hummy's sake. Her strong feelings of friendship with Hummy turned her into a Cure and now a human. Her alter ego is Cure Beat (キュアビート Kyua Bīto?).
  • Shirabe Ako (調辺 アコ Shirabe Ako?) is a student in Kanon Elementary, same class with Minamino Souta. She is very mature for her age, but also very cold and not above handing out lectures, particularly towards Hibiki and Kanade. She masks as a mysterious fighter who rescues Cure Melody and Cure Rhythm since episode 11 and attacks with colorful piano keys. She often assists the Pretty Cures if they are trapped, but leaves them to finish off the Negatones. Her origin and status are unknown, and she has declared that she won't partner herself with the Pretty Cures until the moment is right. She also doesn't seem to speak, as her Fairy Tone partner, Dodory, does all the talking. In the events of episode 35, to stop Mephisto's riot, she declares her identity and claims that she is Mephisto's daughter. She turned into Cure Muse and awoken her father from his hypnosis. She rejected to join the Cures, but when they say that she's not alone, she decides to fight along with them. Her alter ego is Cure Muse (キュアミューズ Kyua Myūzu?) and the Mask Cure.

Mascots

  • Hummy (ハミィ Hamī?) is a female cat-like Fairy of Songs and the partner of both Hibiki and Kanade. She is the annual singer of the Melody of Happiness and Best friend of Siren. Hummy is sent to the human world to search and collect the scattered notes of the Melody of Happiness and she met both Kanade and Hibiki to help her collect.
  • The Fairy Tones (フェアリートーン Fearī Tōn?) are nine creatures with different colors, each of which is named after a different note. They lend their powers to Pretty Cure in different ways.

Minor Land

  • Mephisto (メフィスト Mefisuto?) is the king of the Minor Land. He attempts to make the Melody of Happiness into the Melody of Sadness to turn all worlds tragic and to fulfill his taste of music. He was actually a pawn and was hypnotized. Before he was brainwashed, he was the King of Major land and husband of Aphodite and father of Ako. He soon was back to normal and dearly loves Ako very much.
  • Trio the Minor (トリオ・ザ・マイナー Torio za Mainā?) is a trio, who worked for Mephisto, and also worked with Siren. They sing in unison rather than speak individually. However, they do speak individually sometimes. They used to work in Major Land as the Three Musketeers, but they betrayed Major Land and joined Mesphisto and their mission is to gather the Notes to make the Melody of Sadness. The members are:
    • Bassdrum (バスドラ Basudora?) - Is one of the members. He has a deep voice when singing. He has a green beard, which has a similar haircut as his hair.
    • Baritone (バリトン Bariton?) - Is one of the members. He is smart and has a cool personality. He has long, blue hair.
    • Falsetto (ファルセット Farusetto?) - Is one of the members. He has a high pitched voice when singing. After his friends and Mephisto turn good again, he is revealed to be the spy from Noise of Evil, however, later he turns good again. He has pink hair.
  • Noise (ノイズ Noizu?) is the actual enemy behind the operation. He has three forms: P-chan, beast and humanoid.
  • Negatone is the monsters summoned in this series, whenever a note is attached to an object.

Others

  • Aphrodite (アフロディテ Afurodite?) is the queen of the nation "Major Land". She hosts the anniversary of the Melody of Happiness to pray for the peace of all worlds. She is the wife of Mephisto and mother of Ako.
  • Higashiyama Seika (東山 聖歌 Higashiyama Seika?) is the president of the sweets club, and Kanade refers to her as the "Queen of Sweets". She does not seem to like to be addressed so formally, however, and asks Kanade to call her by her first name.
  • Minamino Souta (南野 奏太 Minamino Sōta?) is Kanade's younger brother. While he seems to get on Kanade's nerves she really does care for him.
  • Ouji Masamune (王子 正宗 Ōji Masamune?) is the leader of the "musical princes" orchestra club. he is very popular with the girls, including Kanade who has a crush on him.
  • Nishijima Waon (西島 和音 Nishijima Waon?) is one of Hibiki, Kanade and Ellen's classmates, she plays on the soccer team with Hibiki and appears to have a close relationship with her.

Items

Locations

  • Major Land (メイジャーランド Meijā Rando?) - is the home place of Hummy and Siren. The annual concert of the Melody of Happiness is hosted here by the queen of the land, Aphrodite, in order to keep the world in peace.
  • Minor Land (マイナーランド Mainā Rando?) - is the place where the evil king Noise, his minions, and his kingdom reside.
  • Kanon Town (加音町 Kanon Machi?) - The homeplace of Hojo Hibiki and Minamino Kanade. Kanon Town is known as "The Town of Music".
  • Private Aria Academy (私立アリア学園中学校 Shiritsu Aria Gakuen Chūgakkō?) - is the high school Hibiki, Kanade, Ellen and many other characters in Suite Pretty Cure♪ attend. Hibiki's father Dan works at the school as a music teacher and conductor for the popular quintet group, Musical Princes.
  • Municipal Kanon Elementary School (市立加音小学校 Shiritsu Kanon Shōgakkō?) - an Elementary school attended by Minamino Souta & Shirabe Ako.
  • Lucky Spoon (ラッキースプーン Rakki Spūn?) - Bakery is known for its cupcakes, home of the Minamino family, including Kanade & Souta
  • Shirabe Mansion (調べの館 Shirabe no Yakata?) - Home of Shirabe Otokichi & adopted home of Ako after she's forced to flee Major Land; also home of the pipe organ maintained to protect Major Land in time of need.

International Dubs and Broadcasts

Suite was picked by several TV broadcasters shortly after its release.

Bang Bang aired an Albanian-dubbed version of the 8th season around 2015. This was the first season among the Albanian-dubbed ones that was translated from the Japanese version. Openings and endings are kept in Japanese with Albanian subtitles. It was illegally dubbed by "Jess" Discographic.

A Cantonese dub was aired by TVB produced from the channel itself between 9 July, 2014 and Janaury 6, 2015. The opening was screened in Cantonese sung by Kandy Wong for the series perspective music theme. The title like in the Taiwan dub is Suite 光之美少女♪ (Suite Beautiful Girls of Light♪).

Rai Due, the broadcaster of the 7 previous seasons that aired in Italy, was about to get the rights to the 8th season as well, however, the rights were never bought because of Saban Brands and thereby Rai never produced a dub for this season nor for the following seasons.

The season was made into Korean on July 19 of 2013 and ended on November 10, 2013 on Anione TV and Champ TV. All acronyms are sung in Korean with no exceptions. In Korea, the series is likely known as 스위트 프리큐어♪ (Suite Precure♪).

YOYO TV was picked for airing the dub starting with 20 September, 2013 and ending with episode 48 on August 9, 2014. The opening is intact and the first ending theme is replaced with a Mandarin version of it. Much like to the Cantonese dub, the title is Suite 光之美少女♪ (Suite Beautiful Girls of Light♪)

MCOT TV aired a dub for Suite Pretty Cure from June 11 to Decemebr 9, 2017 on weekends. The dub -like all of them produced in Thailand- keeps the Japanese honorfics and episodes are separated into 2 parts with commercials in-between. The Thai title is มหัศจรรย์สาวน้อย พริตตี้เคียว ปี 8 (Miracle Girl Pretty Cure Season 8).

In March 6th 2014, HTV2 produced a dub in said language for broadcast in Vietnam. The opening was featured dubbed and partially was a direct translation. Pretty Cures get new cure names but retain their human ones. The Vietnamese dub also changed the title to Chiến binh âm nhạc (Music Warriors).

Trivia

  • Phonetically "suite" sounds the same as "sweet" in Japanese and English. In addition to that, Kanade and her family specialize in making sweets.
  • Most of the episode titles have some kind of sound or onomatopoeia at the beginning of it.
  • This is the only season of the franchise where Valentine's/White day is celebrated.
  • Suite Pretty Cure♪ had some of its episodes delayed. This was caused by the 9.1 Magnitude Earthquake that hit Japan on March 11th, 2011. The series had one episode less than initially planned due to the delay.
  • An anonymous user on a Japanese board once leaked two fake Cures, which were Cure Symphony and Cure Beat by replicating Heartcatch leaks of Sunshine and Moonlight. Cure Beat later turned out to be real (although not being same one from the leak), whereas Cure Symphony didn't get to happen, instead turned out to be Cure Muse. Anon later released the high quality version of the leak after their debut. It was so authentic that fans brought it while Suite was airing and still do. Partly contributed by the merchandise being unable to datamine like the previous and upcoming seasons. The audio for the Cure Module was playable not within the toy, but within the Fairy Tones you stuck inside it and they have speakers so the only way to unlock Cure Beat's and Cure Muse's audio was to wait for Lari and Dodori to be sold.

Merchandise

Main Page: Suite Pretty Cure♪ Merchandise

Gallery

External Links

Video

Opening(s)

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Suite Pretty Cure - Opening 1

Opening 1

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Suite Precure♪ Opening 2

Opening 2

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Suite Pretty Cure - Opening 3

Opening 3


Ending(s)

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Suite Pretty Cure♪ Ending 1-0

Ending 1

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Suite Precure Ending 2

Ending 2 with Cure Beat

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Suite Precure ED3-0

Ending 3 with Cure Muse

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