Below is a list of series in Glitter Force, an English dub of the Pretty Cure franchise. If you've watched both series and are desperate for more Glitter Force, you're in luck! Glitter Force and Glitter Force Doki Doki are dubs of the 8th and 9th seasons of a Japanese anime called Pretty Cure, which is currently on its seventeenth season. For more information, visit the Pretty Cure Wiki!
Glitter Force (Seasons 1 & 2)
The kingdom of Jubiland, where various characters from fairy tales reside, is attacked by the evil Emperor Nogo, who wants to bring an unhappy ending to the entire universe. He is stopped when the ruler of Jubiland, Queen Euphoria, uses all of her life force to seal Nogo away. However, when Nogo's minions from the Shadow Realm try to revive him by harnessing negative energy from the people of Earth, Euphoria sends a young pixie named Candy to assemble a team of five magical girls known as the Glitter Force. The series follows the formation of the team and the adventures of the girls as they try to fight off their enemies to collect the magical Glitter Charms that will enable them to upgrade their powers and revive Euphoria.
The show is the English dub of the 2012 Japanese anime Smile Pretty Cure!, produced by Toei Animation. Saban Brands adapted it into English, and it was released as a Netflix exclusive in multiple languages. The first 20 episodes of Glitter Force were released on December 18, 2015, and the latter 20 were released on August 26, 2016.
Glitter Force Doki Doki (Seasons 3 & 4)
The card-themed kingdom of Splendorius, where everyone lives in harmony, is attacked by the evil King Mercenare, who intends to direct its world's citizens to doom and turn them into monsters. He is stopped by Princess Marie Angelica, who then mysteriously disappears and sending 3 pixies to Earth to assemble a team of four (later five) magical girls known as the Glitter Force Doki Doki. The series follows the team's friendship and adventures as they try to fight their enemies, gather the Royal Crystals, find the three sacred treasures and find the missing princess to help them defeat King Mercenare and his minions, and restore Splendorius to its former glory!
The show is the English dub of the 2013 Japanese anime Doki Doki! Pretty Cure, also produced by Toei Animation. Like the first Glitter Force, it was adapted into English by Saban Brands and made available on Netflix in multiple languages. The first 15 episodes were released on August 18, 2017, and the last 15 were made available on November 10, 2017.
- Main article: List of Glitter Force Episodes
Changes Between Series
Smile Pretty Cure and Glitter Force
- The names of the villains are changed.
- Bad End Pretty Cure are now called the "Glitter Shadow Force".
- Only 40 episodes are dubbed in English, with the other 8 omitted.
- Märchenland is renamed Jubiland.
- The Bad End Kingdom has been renamed the "Shadow Realm".
- The Magical Library is now called the "Library of Legends".
- The ending alternates every four episodes. While the first two contained footage from the Japanese endings, the other three are all new with different CGI models.
Doki Doki Pretty Cure and Doki Doki Glitter Force
- Several names of characters and places are changed.
- Alice Yotsuba becomes "Clara Yotsuba"
- Mana's fairy, Sharuru, becomes "Kippie"
- Rikka's fairy, Raquel, becomes "Rory"
- Aguri's partner, Ai, becomes "Dina"
- The Jikochuu are renamed "Distains"
- The Selfish Kingdom is renamed "Mercenare Kingdom"
- King Jikochuu is renamed "King Mercenare"
- Proto Jikochuu is renamed "Proto Mercenare"
- Trump Kingdom is renamed "Splendorius"
- Princess Marie Ange is renamed "Princess Marie Angelica"
- Joe Okada is renamed "Johnny"
- The 49 episodes of the original version are reduced to 30 episodes. 13 Japanese episodes are removed completely, and other episodes are merged together. This has a significant effect on the plot. For example, the blood rings arc was cut, probably due to most of the episodes being too inappropriate.
- Some of the group transformation with Cure Ace in it was frozen in one scene completely, cutting a shot of swirling arms.
- Shots of the first ending theme showing the word "Precure" (an abbreviation of "Pretty Cure") are removed. To make up for lost time, other shots are repeated multiple times.
In Both Series
- The background music is entirely rescored.
- The protagonists' names are changed from Japanese names to English names. However, in the cases of Maya Aida and Clara Yotsuba, Japanese last names are kept.
- Japanese text is usually removed or changed to English.
- The transformation phrases, "Pretty Cure! Smile Charge!" for Smile Pretty Cure!, and "Pretty Cure Love Link!" and "Pretty Cure Dress Up!" for Doki Doki! Pretty Cure!, are changed to "Glitter Force Makeover!".
- Additionally, dialogue is added throughout the transformations.
- Many scenes of the show, including parts of the opening and the transformation and attack sequences, are darkened heavily. This is probably to reduce the risk of certain viewers developing epilepsy or any eye problems from the bright or flashing colors.
- Fairies are referred to as "pixies".