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DokiDoki! PreCure
Key visual of the series featuring the five main Cures. In clockwise order: Cure Ace, Cure Sword, Cure Rosetta, Cure Diamond, and Cure Heart in the center.
(Dokidoki! PuriKyua)
GenreMagical girl
Created byIzumi Todo
Anime television series
Directed byGo Koga
Produced byHiroaki Shibata
Written byRyōta Yamaguchi
Music byHiroshi Takaki (JP)
Noam Kaniel (Noam) (US)
StudioToei Animation
Licensed by
Original networkANN (TV Asahi, ABC)
English network
Original run February 3, 2013 January 26, 2014
Episodes49 (Japanese and South Korean versions)
30 (Glitter Force Doki Doki; International version) (List of episodes)
Written byIzumi Todo
Illustrated byFutago Kamikita
Published byKodansha
Original runMarch 2013February 2014
Video game
DokiDoki! PreCure: Narikiri Life!
DeveloperNamco Bandai Games
PublisherNamco Bandai Games
PlatformNintendo 3DS
ReleasedAugust 1, 2013
Anime film
DokiDoki! PreCure the Movie: Mana's Getting Married!!? The Dress of Hope Tied to the Future!
Directed byNaoyuki Itō
Written byRyōta Yamaguchi
StudioToei Animation
ReleasedOctober 26, 2013

DokiDoki! PreCure[5] (Japanese: ドキドキ!プリキュア, Hepburn: Dokidoki! Purikyua, lit. "Heart-Pounding! Pre Cure"), is a Japanese anime series produced by Toei Animation as the tenth installment in Izumi Todo's Pretty Cure metaseries, featuring the eighth generation of Cures.[6][7] The series is produced by Hiroaki Shibata, who produced Digimon Data Squad and written by Ryōta Yamaguchi, who wrote the scripts for Sailor Moon Sailor Stars, Cutie Honey Flash and The Vision of Escaflowne. Character designs were handled by Akira Takahashi, who previously did designs for Suite PreCure. The series aired on the ANN network between February 3, 2013, and January 26, 2014,[8][9] replacing Smile PreCure! in its timeslot, and was succeeded by HappinessCharge PreCure!.[10] An animated film based on the series was released on October 26, 2013. This series' main topics are love, emotions, selflessness, and selfishness, with playing card suits as the Cure's main motifs.

Under its SCG Characters unit, Saban Brands produced an English dub of the series, Glitter Force: Doki Doki, abridging the original forty-nine episodes into thirty. Despite the Glitter Force trademark having moved to Toei in June 2017 during production, Saban Brands was still credited with the production of the English dub.[1] The first fifteen episodes began streaming on Netflix from August 18, 2017.[11] The second season, also consisting of fifteen episodes, was released on November 10, 2017.[12][13] It is the third installment of the series to receive an English dub, and the second and last English adaptation under the Glitter Force brand, and the last anime to be dubbed by Saban Brands following the company's closing in June 2018. Hasbro currently owns the rights and names to the program and the brand alongside other Saban Brands entertainment assets as of June 14, 2018.[14][15][16]


Trump Kingdom (トランプ王国, Toranpu Ōkoku, Saban: Splendorius) is a magical world where its people live happily under the guidance of their ruler, Princess Marie Ange. However, one day, an evil force known as the Jikochu (ジコチュー, Jikochū, Saban: Mercenares) attacks the kingdom. Makoto, a warrior who served Marie Ange, goes to the human world with her fairy partner and a trio of young fairies to find the missing princess and girls who can be granted magical powers to save the kingdom.

Sharuru (Saban: Kippie), one of the fairies, finds an enthusiastic middle-school girl named Mana (Saban: Maya) during a visit to the Clover Tower. When Mana encounters a monster called a Jikochu (Saban: Distain), which is formed from a person's selfish desires, Sharuru gives her the ability to transform into Cure Heart (Saban: Glitter Heart) using items called Cure Loveads (キュアラビーズ, Kyua Rabīzu, Saban: Glitter Charms) and a smartphone-like device called a Lovely Commune (ラブリーコミューン, Raburī Komyūn, Saban: Glitter Pad). Her friends join Mana to become Pretty Cure and save Trump Kingdom while protecting everyone's hearts from selfishness.


The characters names and terminology are from the original Japanese version, while the Saban version is the Netflix English dub.

DokiDoki Pretty Cure[edit]

The title characters are a team of girls who become Pretty Cure through the power of the Cure Loveads (キュアラビーズ, Kyua Rabīzu, Saban: Glitter Charms), which they place in a smartphone-like device called the Lovely Commune (ラブリーコミューン, Raburī Komyūn, Saban: Glitter Pad). When transforming, they shout the phrase Pretty Cure, Love Link! (プリキュア ラブリンク!, Purikyua Rabu Rinku!, Saban: Glitter Force Makeover!) and trace out the letters L-O-V-E on their devices. The Loveads can also enhance their powers and allow them to use new attacks. In later episodes, they can use the Love Heart Arrow and the Magical Lovely Pad to execute more powerful purification attacks. They introduce themselves with the phrase: "Listen to the heartbeat of love! DokiDoki! Pretty Cure!" (Hibike ai no kodō! DokiDoki! Purikyua! (響け愛の鼓動!ドキドキ!プリキュア, Saban: All together, Glitter Force Doki Doki!)).

Mana Aida (相田 マナ, Aida Mana, Saban: Maya Aida) / Cure Heart (キュアハート, Kyua Hāto, Saban: Glitter Heart)
Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame (Japanese); Debi Derryberry[17] (English)
The main protagonist. A 14-year-old bright and energetic girl who is the president of the student council at Ōgai First Public Middle School (大貝第一中学, Ōgai Daiichi Chūgaku, Saban: Sea Shell Bay Middle School). She always looks to help others and believes that actions speak louder than words, but she often acts impulsively. Others look up to her because of her responsible and hardworking attitude. Her family owns a local yoshoku restaurant called Pigtail (ぶたのしっぽ, Buta no Shippo, "The Pig's Tail"). Her fairy partner is Sharuru.
As Cure Heart, her pink hair turns bright yellow blond hair and is worn in a ponytail. Her theme color is pink[18] and her playing card motif is the heart. She introduces herself as "Overflowing love! Cure Heart!" (みなぎる愛!キュアハート!, Minagiru ai! Kyua Hāto!, Saban: The power of love! I'm Glitter Heart!)
Rikka Hishikawa (菱川 六花, Hishikawa Rikka, Saban: Rachel Larsen) / Cure Diamond (キュアダイヤモンド, Kyua Daiyamondo, Saban: Glitter Diamond)
Voiced by: Minako Kotobuki (Japanese); Cassandra Lee Morris[19] (English)
A 15-year-old girl who is Mana's childhood friend has known her since she moved into her neighborhood ten years ago, and often helps her. She is the secretary of the student council at Ōgai First Public Middle School and is ranked among the top ten in the country in performing on national mock exams. Her father is a photographer who travels a lot, so she writes him letters. Her fairy partner is Raquel.
As Cure Diamond, her dark blue hair turns light blue and is worn in a ponytail. Her theme colour is blue,[18] her playing card motif is the diamond, and she has the power of ice. She introduces herself as "The light of wisdom! Cure Diamond!" (英知の光!キュアダイヤモンド!!, Eichi no Hikari! Kyua Daiyamondo!!, Saban: The light of wisdom! Glitter Diamond!)
Alice Yotsuba (四葉 ありす, Yotsuba Arisu, Saban: Clara Yotsuba) / Cure Rosetta (キュアロゼッタ, Kyua Rozetta, Saban: Glitter Clover)
Voiced by: Mai Fuchigami (Japanese); Melissa Fahn[20] (English)
A 13-year-old girl who is an old friend of Mana and Rikka, having known them in elementary school when she was little when they would defend her from bullies.Ep. 3 She comes from a wealthy family which owns the Clover Tower and many businesses in town, and attends the prestigious Private Nanatsubashi Academy. She learned martial arts from her grandfather as a child, but came to fear her own strength because of her experiences fighting bullies in elementary school, and since then has made a vow to never fight again. She first learns of the Pretty Cure from the security footage from Clover Tower that recorded Mana transforming, and is initially unwilling to fight because of her vow, but she comes to the realization that it is important to fight to protect those dearest to her. Her fairy partner is Lance.
As Cure Rosetta, her brown hair turns orange and is worn in long curly twintails. Her power largely revolves around producing protective barriers. Her theme color is yellow[18] and her playing card motif is the clover. She introduces herself as "The warmth of the sun! Cure Rosetta!" (陽だまりポカポカ!キュアロゼッタ!, Hidamari pokapoka! Kyua Rozetta!, Saban: As warm and bright as the sun! I'm Glitter Clover!)
Makoto Kenzaki (剣崎 真琴, Kenzaki Makoto, Saban: Mackenzie Mack) / Cure Sword (キュアソード, Kyua Sōdo, Saban: Glitter Spade)
Voiced by: Kanako Miyamoto (Japanese); Stephanie Sheh[20][21] (English)
A 14-year-old girl who was the royal songstress of Trump Kingdom and the last of the previous generation of Pretty Cure until Mana and the other girls become Pretty Cure. She has a strong sense of responsibility toward the princess of Trump Kingdom, Marie Ange, who she was separated from following the Jikochu's invasion. After arriving in the human world, she takes on a human alias and becomes a pop singer/celebrity/idol in hopes that her voice will one day reach the princess. While initially reluctant to work with the girls, Makoto soon opens up and reveals her identity to them, accepting their offer to help her find the missing princess, and later enrolling in Mana and Rikka's school. Being from another world, she is generally unfamiliar with its local customs. Her fairy partner is Davi.
As Cure Sword, her true Trump Kingdom form, her dark purple hair turns light purple and is worn in a ponytail. Her theme color is purple[18] and her playing card motif is the spade. She introduces herself as "The blade of courage! Cure Sword!" (勇気の刃!キュアソード!, Yūki no Yaiba! Kyua Sōdo!, Saban: The blade of courage! Glitter Spade)
Aguri Madoka (円 亜久里, Madoka Aguri, Saban: Natalie Miller) / Cure Ace (キュアエース, Kyua Ēsu, Saban: Glitter Ace)
Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (Japanese); Erica Lindbeck[22] (English)
A mysterious 10-year-old girl and fourth-grade student who debuts in episode 22 of the Japanese version, helping to protect the Cures from Regina. She is generally levelheaded and wise, but often lectures the other girls and pushes them to become stronger. Despite having a stern demeanor, she has a fondness for sweet foods. She is also very fond of Ai and treats her like a little sister. Her fairy partner is Ai. Aguri became a Pretty Cure before the events of the series. She was separated from Ai, who reverted to an egg, after failing to seal away King Jikochu, and does not remember anything before being taken in by her grandmother, Mari. After the Royal Crystals are gathered, Aguri is reunited with Ai and resumes her duties as a Cure. It is later revealed that Aguri is one half of Marie Ange, and was born from the part of Marie Ange that wants to protect her people, which is her good side. She believes that she is destined to fight Regina, her older sister.
As Cure Ace, her transformation lasts for 5 minutes, but in episode 45, after touching the Eternal Golden Crown, this time limit is removed. Unlike the other girls, Cure Ace transforms using the Love Eyes Palette (ラブアイズパレット, Rabu Aizu Paretto) provided by Ai using the transformation phrase "Pretty Cure, Dress Up!" (プリキュア・ドレスアップ!, PuriKyua, Doresu Appu!, Saban: Glitter Force Makeover!). She wields a unique lipstick/sword-like weapon called the Love Kiss Rouge (ラブキッスルージュ, Rabu Kisu Rūju, Saban: Glitter Sparkle Stick), which allows her to use various powers based on the color of lipstick and is used for purification. Her theme color is red[18] and her card motif is the Ace. She introduces herself as "The trump card of love! Cure Ace!" (愛の切り札!キュアエース!, Ai no kirifuda! Kyua Ēsu!, Saban: "A" for absolutely fabulous. I'm Glitter Ace!)

Trump Kingdom[edit]

Characters from the realm of Trump Kingdom (トランプ王国, Toranpu Ōkoku, Saban: Splendorius):

Sharuru (シャルル, Saban: Kippie)
Voiced by: Kumiko Nishihara (Japanese); Tara Sands (English)
A pink rabbit-like fairy (Saban: pixie) and Mana's partner, who later can take on a human form. She is the sole female of the three fairies, and is passionate and outgoing. She is named after Charles, the King of Hearts in the traditional Paris court card game of playing cards.
Rakeru (ラケル, Saban: Rory)
Voiced by: Yuka Terasaki (Japanese); Stephanie Sheh (English)
A blue dog-like fairy (Saban: pixie) and Rikka's partner, who later can take on a human form. He is named after Rachel, the Queen of Diamonds in the traditional Paris court card game of playing cards.
Lance (ランス, Ransu)
Voiced by: Ayaka Ohashi (Japanese); Bryce Papenbrook[23] (English)
A yellow bear-like fairy (Saban: pixie) and Alice's partner, who later gains the ability to take on a human form. He is named after Lancelot, the Knave of Clubs.
Davi (ダビィ, Dabī)
Voiced by: Yumi Uchiyama (Japanese); Erica Mendez[24] (English)
A purple cat-like fairy (Saban: pixie) and Makoto's independent partner but often worries about Makoto and has a habit of voicing out her true feelings, much to her embarrassment. She can transform into an adult human who acts as Makoto's manager. She is named after David, the King of Spades.
Joe Okada (ジョー岡田, Jō Okada, Saban: Jonathan "Johnny" Klondike)
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese); Grant George[25] (English)
A salesman who gives the girls their Cure Loveads. He runs a knick-knack booth near the Clover Tower,ep. 1 and then opens a shop in the neighborhood.ep. 2 Though he initially plays dumb about his knowledge of the magic world, he eventually reveals his true identity as Jonathan Klondike (ジョナサン・クロンダイク, Jonasan Kurondaiku), a royal knight of Trump Kingdom and Marie's fiancé, who traveled to the human world to search for her following the Jikochu's attack on the kingdom. In the finale, Jonathan becomes the president of Trump Kingdom after it becomes a republic.
Princess Marie Ange (マリー・アンジュ王女, Marī Anju Ōjo, Saban: Princess Marie Angelica)
Voiced by: Yuka Imai (Japanese); Kate Higgins (English)
The princess of Trump Kingdom, who often enjoyed Makoto's performances and treated her like a sister. Episode 46 reveals that she fell ill one year before the series' events, and her father wished to find a way to cure her using the Eternal Golden Crown, one of the Three Sacred Treasures. However, the crown was used to imprison Proto Jikochu, whom the legendary Pretty Cure had sealed away. As a result, he was consumed by evil and transformed into King Jikochu, who invaded the kingdom. When the Jikochu invaded, she sent Sharuru and the other fairies to Earth, then tried to escape alongside Makoto, but was separated from her in the process. Bel attempted to turn her into a Jikochu. She was forced to split her Psyche into Regina and Aguri, who embody her love for her father and her kingdom respectively, and her body transformed into the egg from which Ai emerged. Everyone assumed she was sealed in a crystal until Aguri reveals the truth and Mana attempts to stop her and Regina from killing each other. After the final battle, Marie Ange's disembodied spirit explains that the process cannot be reversed and goes into the afterlife to join her mother, but tells them that her soul will live on through her splintered selves.
Ai (アイちゃん, Ai-chan, Saban: Dina)
Voiced by: Yuka Imai (Japanese); Kate Higgins (English)
A mysterious winged baby based on the cupid. She hatched from a large egg Joe found, and Mana and the others took her in. using some Cure Loveads to look after her, such as milk bottles. After Aguri's debut, Ai is revealed to be her partner, who before the series' events gained the ability to transform into Cure Ace using the Love Eyes Palette. When King Jikochu defeated Aguri, Ai reverted to an egg and was separated from her, but later reunites with her after the Royal Crystals are gathered. She initially lives with Joe, but later uses her magic to convince Mana's family that she is her sister and stays at her house. She has various magical abilities, such as weakening a Jikochu's influence, causing the opposite effect when in a bad mood. She is later revealed to have been created from Marie's body after she splintered her Psyche.


The Jikochu (ジコチュー, lit. "selfishnesses", Saban: Mercenares) are led by the king of Trump Kingdom, who was possessed by an ancient darkness called the Proto Jikochu and became King Jikochu. goal is to turn selfish desires into "Janergy" (ジャネジー, Janejī) to revive their leader and create more of their kind. Each leader and generals represents one of the Seven Deadly Sins.


King Jikochu (キングジコチュー, lit. "King Selfish", Saban: King Mercenare)
Voiced by: Hōchū Ōtsuka (Japanese); Patrick Seitz (English)
The leader of the Jikochu, who is revealed to be Marie Ange's father: King Trump (キング トランプ, Kingū Toranpu, Saban: King of Splendorious). After she fell ill, he resolved to cure her, but when he unsealed the Eternal Golden Crown, it also released the Proto Jikochu, who possessed him. He then created an army of Jikochu from his subjects before his daughter sealed him in stone. His agents work to revive him using the energy from people's Psyches, eventually reviving him to invade Earth.ep. 46 It was revealed that King Trump still exists with King Jikochu, with Marie Ange's incarnation extracting him before the Pretty Cure destroy King Jikochu, with only a fragment containing the Proto Jikochu remaining. In the aftermath, King Trump retires and Joe Okada is made the president of the Trump Kingdom after it becomes a republic. King Jikochu represents the sin of Pride.
Proto Jikochu (プロトジコチュー, lit. "Proto Selfish", Saban: Proto Mercenare)
Voiced by: Masami Iwasaki (Japanese); Ray Chase (English)
An evil entity sealed within the Eternal Golden Crown by the three legendary Pretty Cure ten millennia ago, who was released after its seal was broken by King Trump when he used the Eternal Golden Crown to find a way to cure his daughter Marie Ange, possessing the king and causing him to become King Jikochu. After King Jikochu is destroyed, the Proto Jikochu picks Bel as his new host before being killed for good by Cure Heart in her Pantheon Mode. Proto Jikochu represents original sin.
Regina (レジーナ, Rejīna)
Voiced by: Kumiko Watanabe (Japanese); Cherami Leigh (English)[26]
A mysterious, mischievous, spoiled and demanding girl, whose name is derived from the Latin for Queen. She serves as the Jikochu Trio's second-in-command while claiming to be King Jikochu's daughter. She is later revealed to have been born from Marie Ange's inner darkness, embodying her desire to protect her father, and has the ability to create Jikochu from selfless people. She briefly possessed the red Royal Crystal, which caused her to become more cruel and violent and have red eyes. After befriending Mana and the other girls, Regina begins to reconsider her actions, but her father brainwashes her back into evil. After being wounded in her battle with Cure Ace, she is put in sleep/suspended animation to revive her. In episode 38, she awakens and returns to lead the Jikochu Trio. In episode 39, she takes the Miracle Dragon Glaive after her feelings reach her father, which turns its power into the power of darkness. During the final battle, her origins are revealed and she remembers her friendship with Mana and the other Cures, and decides to switch sides and ally with the Pretty Cure to save King Trump and stop King Jikochu. At the end of the series, she turns over a new leaf, becomes an ally to the Pretty Cure, and starts attending Mana's school. She represents the sin of Lust.


The agents were previously composed of seven members, each embodying the Seven Deadly Sins. Bel, Marmo, and Ira compose the Selfish Trio (ジコチュートリオ, Jikochū Torio, Saban: Mercenare Trio). As revealed in episode 46, the members Lust (ルスト, Rusuto) and Goma (ゴーマ, Gōma, Pride) were killed by Makoto's comrades, who sacrificed themselves during the Jikochu's attack on the Trump Kingdom.[27]

Bel (ベール, Bēru)
Voiced by: Kazuhiro Yamaji (Japanese); Ray Chase[28] (English)
The leader of the Jikochu Trio, who faces the Pretty Cure early in the series. He is a bearded man who wears sunglasses. After killing off Leva and Gula for their Janergy, Bel created the Blood Rings to give Ira and Marmo power and force them into serving him. But he later loses the Blood Rings after the Pretty Cure destroys them and is deposed upon Regina's return. In the finale, though he intended to gain power by consuming the surviving fragment of King Jikochu, he becomes a vessel for the Proto Jikochu and is purified back into his true form, a rat with bat wings, upon its death. He represents the sin of Sloth, and his name is derived from Belphegor, the demon who represents it.
Marmo (マーモ, Māmo)
Voiced by: Atsuko Tanaka (Japanese); Carrie Keranen[29] (English)
A bossy woman who wears an asymmetrical outfit: half is a sleeveless dress, and the other half is made of winter clothes. She has long bluish-white hair, yellow eyes, and has black bat wings behind her ears. She can also consume the dark hearts that form the Jikochu to transform into a powerful monster. In the finale, she and Ira surrender after the defeat of Proto Jikochu. She represent the sin of Greed, and her name is derived from Marmon, the demon who represents it.
Ira (イーラ, Īra)
Voiced by: Mayumi Tanaka (Japanese); Benjamin Diskin[29] (English)
A bratty teenager with a short temper who is one of the members of the Selfish Trio. He has short bluish-white hair, yellow eyes, and black bat wings behind his ears. In episode 26, he falls in love with Rikka as she cares for him after he is struck by lightning and gains amnesia. In the finale, he and Marmo surrender and flee following the defeat of Proto Jikochu. He represent the sin of Wrath, and his name is derived from the Latin for it.
Leva (リーヴァ, Rīva)
Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita (Japanese); Todd Haberkorn (English)
A bearded man who wears makeup and a top hat, who speaks in an effeminate manner and refers to Bel with the suffix "-chan". In episode 31, after being defeated by the Lovely Straight Flush in their combined form, Bel kills him and Gula for their Janergy. He represents Envy, and his name is derived from the Leviathan, the demon who represents it.
Gula (グーラ, Gūra)
Voiced by: Masuo Amada (Japanese); Jamieson Price (English)
A hulking and muscular man with very sharp teeth who likes to eat and can bite through anything. In episode 31, after being defeated by the Lovely Straight Flush in their combined form, Bel kills him and Leva for their Janergy. He represents Gluttony, and his name is derived from the Spanish for it.


Jikochu (ジコチュー, lit. "selfishness", Saban: Distains)
Voiced by: Masami Iwasaki (Japanese); Bryce Papenbrook, Christopher Niosi, Keith Silverstein, Neil Kaplan, Kirk Thornton, Michelle Ruff (English)
Monsters born from the selfish thoughts a person's heart and are created when a Jikochu general influences a targeted person to dwell on those thoughts, causing them to fall in a coma and release a blackened heart with bat wings known as a Psyche (プシュケー, Pushukē, Saban: Hearts) which form the core of a Jikochu. The Pretty Cure uses their attacks to defeat the Jikochu, purifying the Psyche into a heart with angel wings as it returns to its owner.

Other recurring characters[edit]

Sebastian (セバスチャン, Sebasuchan)
Voiced by: Izo Oikawa (Japanese); Kirk Thornton (English)
Alice's butler, who knows of the girls' secret identities as magical girls, and assists them by providing intel and containing any leaks of their existence to the public.
Kentaro Aida (相田健太郎, Aida Kentarō)
Voiced by: Nobuaki Kanemitsu (Japanese); Kyle Hebert (English)
Mana's father, who works at the Pigtail as a chef.
Ayumi Aida (相田あゆみ, Aida Ayumi)
Voiced by: Harumi Ueda (Japanese); Laura Post (English)
Mana's mother, who runs the Pigtail and handles orders.
Sokichi Bando (坂東宗吉, Bandō Sōkichi)
Voiced by: Akihiko Ishizumi (Japanese); Kyle Hebert (English)
Mana's grandfather, who often argues with Kentaro over who the better cook is.
Reina Itsutsuboshi (五星麗奈, Itsutsuboshi Reina, Saban: Nellie Knotty)
Voiced by: Hyo-sei (Japanese); Laura Post (English)
Alice's rival. A vain girl with blond hair and red eyes, who comes from a wealthy family and has known Alice since elementary school.
Mr. Kido (城戸先生, Kido-sensei, Saban: Mr. Kittredge)
Voiced by: Issei Maeda (Japanese); Patrick Seitz (English)
The headroom teacher at Oogai First Middle School.


Cure Empress (キュアエンプレス, Kyua Enpuresu, Saban: Glitter Empress)
Voiced by: Mayumi Iizuka (Japanese); Colleen Clinkenbeard (English)
A girl who became a Cure 10,000 years ago and fought against the forces of Jikochu alongside Cure Magician and Cure Priestess. She was the leader of the trio and the wielder of the Magical Lovely Pad (マジカルラブリーパッド, Majikaru Raburī Paddo, Saban: Glitter Crystal Pad), and her fairy partner was Melan. She is named after The Empress, the third of the Major Arcana.
Cure Magician (キュアマジシャン, Kyua Majishan)
A girl who became a Cure 10,000 years ago and fought against the forces of Jikochu alongside Cure Empress and Cure Priestess. She was the wielder of the Miracle Dragon Glaive (ミラクルドラゴングレイブ, Mirakuru Doragon Gureibu). She is named after The Juggler, the first of the Major Arcana which is also known as The Magician.
Cure Priestess (キュアプリーステス, Kyua Purīsutesu)
A girl who became a Cure 10,000 years ago and fought against the forces of Jikochu alongside Cure Empress and Cure Magician. She was the wielder of the Eternal Golden Crown (エターナルゴールデンクラウン, Etānaru Gōruden Kuraun, Saban: Golden Crown of Wisdom). She is named after The Popess, the second of the Major Arcana also known as The Priestess.
Melan (メラン, Meran, Saban: Mora)
Voiced by: Seria Fukagawa
A turtle-like fairy who can take on a draconic form. She was Cure Empress's partner and aided her in her team's battle against the Selfish 10,000 years ago, and in the present puts the Cures through a trial to determine if they are worthy of possessing the Magical Lovely Pad.

Movie characters[edit]

Marsh (マシュー, Mashuu)
Voiced by: Shōsuke Tanihara
A man who carries a flute and declares himself to be "the king of the world of memories", and harbors hatred towards Mana. He also detests humans who throw old things away and desires to trap everyone in their past memories. It is later revealed that he's Mallow (/ マロ, Maro), Mana's beloved dog who died in a car accident.
Mannequin Carmine (マネキンカーマイン, Manekinkāmain)
Voiced by: Mayumi Asano
A woman based on a harlequin and created from mannequins, who is one of Marsh's servants.
Silver Clock (シルバークロック, Shirubākurokku)
Voiced by: Minoru Inaba
A clock-like creature created from a grandfather clock, who is one of Marsh's servants.
Purple Buggy (パープルバギー, Pāpurubagī)
Voiced by: Hisao Egawa
A skeletal biker created from an engine and bike, who is one of Marsh's servants.
Bebel (べベル, Beberu)
Voiced by: Kazuko Sugiyama
A mysterious fairy who helps the fairies save Mana and the girls and stop Marsh. She is later revealed to be Mana's late grandmother, Isuzu Bando (坂東いすず, Bando Isuzu).
Clarinet (クラリネット, Kurarinetto)
Voiced by: Masaru Ikeda
A demon who resembles a clarinet and is the true villain of the movie, and is the true form of the clarinet that Marsh carries. After Marsh cannot destroy Mana, it attacks Mana's future self at her wedding in an attempt to destroy the future. It is later defeated by Cure Heart in her Engage Mode.



The series aired on ABC and other ANN stations between February 3, 2013, and January 26, 2014.[30] Marvelous AQL began releasing the series on DVD from May 29, 2013, and on Blu-ray Disc from September 27, 2013.

Saban Brands, under its SCG Characters unit, produced an English dub of the series, titled Glitter Force: Doki Doki. The English dub abridged the original forty-nine episodes into thirty. The first season was released on Netflix on August 18, 2017, comprising 15 episodes and covering multiple languages.[11] Doki Doki is the second series and last to be released under the Glitter Force brand following Toei's acquisition of the trademark from Saban Brands. However, Saban Brands was still credited with the production of the English dub.[31][32] The show is currently licensed by Hasbro.


The DokiDoki Pretty Cures made their theatrical debut in the Pretty Cure All Stars film, Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage 2: Friends of the Heart (プリキュアオールスターズ New Stage 2 こころのともだち, PuriKyua Ōru Sutāzu Nyū Sutēji Tsū: Kokoro no Tomodachi), which was released in Japanese theatres on March 16, 2013, with an official soundtrack released on March 13, 2013. A film based on the series, titled DokiDoki! Precure the Movie: Mana's Getting Married!!? The Dress of Hope Tied to the Future (映画 ドキドキ!プリキュア マナ結婚!!? 未来につなぐ希望のドレス, Eiga DokiDoki! Purikyua: Mana Kekkon!!? Mirai ni Tsunagu Kibō no Doresu), was released on October 26, 2013, and the official soundtrack on October 23, 2013.[33][34]


The series uses three pieces of theme music, one opening and two ending themes. The opening theme is "Happy Go Lucky! DokiDoki! Precure" (Happy Go Lucky!ドキドキ!プリキュア, Happy Go Lucky! DokiDoki! Purikyua) by Tomoyo Kurosawa. The ending theme for the first 26 episodes is "Kono Sora no Mukō" (この空の向こう, "Beyond the Sky") whilst the ending theme for the remaining 23 episodes is "Love Link" (ラブリンク, Rabu Rinku), both performed by Hitomi Yoshida.[35] The opening theme is composed by Chiho Kiyooka, the ending themes by Dr.Usui and the background music by Hiroshi Takaki. A character song album featuring songs performed by Kanako Miyamoto (as Cure Sword), titled "Songbird", was released by Marvelous AQL on May 29, 2013, alongside the original soundtrack's first volume, Pretty Cure Sound Love Link.[36]

The first vocal soundtrack titled DokiDoki! PreCure Vocal Album 1 ~Jump up, GIRLS!~ (ドキドキ!プリキュア ボーカルアルバム1 ~Jump up, GIRLS!~, Dokidoki! PuriKyua Bōkaru arubamu 1 ~Jump up, GIRLS!~) was released on July 17, 2013.[37] The second vocal album for the series entitled ~100% PRECURE DAYS☆~ was released on November 6, 2013. Then on November 20, the second original soundtrack for the series was released under the title Pretty Cure Sound Arrow. On January 15, 2014, the vocal best album for the series was released.

For Glitter Force: Doki Doki, Noam Kaniel (Noam) (who worked on X-Men, Code Lyoko, W.I.T.C.H., Power Rangers, Digimon Fusion, Miraculous Ladybug & Glitter Force) composed the "Glitter Force: Doki Doki Theme Song" and it was performed by the Asian girl group Blush, who previously performed the Glitter Force theme song, which is a remix of the original, and some lyrics were replaced.


A manga adaptation by Futago Kamikita began serialization in Kodansha's Nakayoshi magazine in March 2013 and ended in February 2014.


Merchandise of the anime were also issued during the series's initial run, including bags, watches, raincoats, etc. Several toys featuring the Cure's transformation devices and weapons were also released by Bandai during the series' airing.

Video games[edit]

The characters in the series appear in the dancing video game, PreCure All Stars: Everyone Gather Let's Dance! (プリキュアオールスターズ ぜんいんしゅうごう☆レッツダンス!, Purikyua Ōru Sutāzu Zen'in Shūgō Rettsu Dansu!), which was released for the Wii in Japan on March 28, 2013.[38] A game based on the series, Dokidoki! PreCure Narikiri Life! (ドキドキ!プリキュア なりきりライフ!, Dokidoki! Purikyua Narikiri Raifu!), was released by Bandai for Nintendo 3DS on August 1, 2013.[39]


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Preceded by Doki Doki Precure
Succeeded by