Kira Kira☆PreCure a la Mode and Movie Precure held a joint press conference at Tokyo International Forum on February 1, 2017. The stage was graced with the presence of many voice actors including the voice actor for the main character, Karen Miyama (Ichika Usami), Haruka Fukuhara, Tomo Muranaka, Saki Fujita and Nanako Mori from Kira Kira☆PreCure a la Mode, and Yoshino Kimura, Ryouta Yamasato and Raisu (Comedy duo) from Movie: Precure Dream Stars!
Kira Kira☆PreCure a la Mode is the fourteenth season of the famous anime franchise. ABC Animation Inc., Producer Akira Tanaka went on stage and revealed that the theme of the season will be ‘Sweets and Animals.’ He also said, ‘I want people to see that “Animal = Individuality” and to utilize each animal to express the character’s individuality.’
The cast members performed their characters’ self-introductions. Miyama was asked about her thoughts for Precure, ‘I watched Futari wa Precure when I was a child and adored Cure-Black.’ Hearing that, Fukuhara said, ‘I liked Cure-White. I still remember that anime so I was really happy to hear that I was able to join the franchise as a voice actor.’ Additionally, Fujita, who has more experience than Miyama and Fukuhara as a voice actor, showed her thoughts for the Precure series which has continued for such a long time, ‘As a female voice actor, Precure is going to be the most valuable work in my life. It could become a treasure. I had been dreaming to become a Precure.’ They also talked about how they identified as the characters. Miyama said, ‘I have been learning how to be cool from watching the past Precure series.’ Then, Muranaka said ‘Aoi acts and talks like a boy. However, I’m trying not to get rid of her cuteness since she is still a girl.’ On the other hand, Mori, who voices the cool looking Akira Kenjou, shared a funny anecdote, ‘I wore pants during the recording to motivate myself into being cool.’ All the cast members looked back and said ‘That’s true!’ The stage was filled with a friendly atmosphere.
Toei Animation Inc. producer Takashi Washio went on the stage and revealed that the theme of the movie Movie: Precure Dream Stars! is’“Talkable, enjoyable, memorable.’ He showed his enthusiasm and said that he changed the title to ‘Dream Stars’ and only included members from 3 generations because he wanted children to remember all the Precures’ names before going home. The guest voice actor, Kimura, appeared with Yamasato and Raisu riding in a rickshaw to bring a more Japanese traditional image. Kimura commented, ‘My two daughters love Precure so they were very happy that I would voice for Precure.’ Kimura himself also watches the anime. Kimura saw all the Precure characters on the stage and muttered ‘I want to wear the costume too…’ But Yamasato corrected him, ‘They aren’t wearing costumes, they are the real deal!’
It’s the first time that both two Raisu comedians work as voice actors and their role was to support Yamasato (Karasutengu). ‘We could be identified well as our characters because the hierarchical situation was the same as usual.’ Besides that, Yamasato, who voices the enemy of Precure, said ‘I’m ready to be hated by children!’
The latest series premiered on February 5, 2017. Don’t take your eyes off the new Precure this Spring!
Kira Kira☆PreCure a la Mode
To air via ABC, TV Asahi starting at 8:30~ (Morning) on Sunday February 5, 2017
Asahi Broadcasting Official Website: http://www.asahi.co.jp/precure/
Toei Animation Official Website: http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/precure_alamode/
Movie: Precure Dream Stars!
Will be available at theatres starting on Saturday March 18, 2017
Official Website: precure-dreamstars.com