Pretty Cure and Pretty Cure: Max Heart (lost English dubs of anime series; mid-2000s)


Pretty Cure and Pretty Cure: Max Heart (English dub)
Japanese DVD cover from the first series.
Japanese DVD cover from the first series.
Status Lost

Pretty Cure, also referred to as Futari wa Pretty Cure, is a Japanese anime series created by Toei Animation and Bandai that aired for 49 episodes between February 2004 and January 2005 on TV Asahi. The series was followed up by a 47 episode sequel that ran from January 2005 through February 2006 called Pretty Cure: Max Heart.

Pretty Cure debuted in the English speaking western world in 2009 with an English dub commissioned by Toei Animation and produced by Ocean Productions, but an entirely separate English dub of the first two series were created for the Singaporean market years earlier. It debuted in the country on MediaCorp Central's Kids Central programming block on April 1, 2006.[1] Pretty Cure: Max Heart followed on July 21, 2007.[2][Notes 1] The dubs were produced on behalf of Odex at Voiceovers Unlimited and had a voice cast featuring Chio Su Ping, Meriem Bekka, Chelsea Curto, Edward Choy Keng Choong, Hillary Blazer-Doyle, Sean McCabe, and Denise Tan.[3][4][5][6]

No clips of this dub have surfaced online and it's not known if it was ever released on home video. Odex produced anime DVDs and VCDs for the Singaporean market during the time frame, but no releases for the series are listed on archived versions of their website, nor have any retailers indicated they once carried such a product.

A number of episode titles specific to this dub have been recovered:

Pretty Cure
# Episode Title Air Date
Episode 2 Give Us a Break! Darkness Invades the City[1] April 8, 2006
Episode 14 Real? Phony? Pretty Cure Wannabes[7] July 1, 2006
Episode 16 Stressed Out! It's Not Easy Being a Superstar[8] July 15, 2006
Episode 17 Capture His Heart! Getting Heady With Farm Work[9] July 22, 2006
Episode 23 Danger! A Nightmare at Summer Camp[10] September 2, 2006
Episode 34 Run, Nagisa! An Exciting Relay Race[11] November 18, 2006
Episode 40 Welcome To A World Of Dreams?! An Overnight Trip Into The Darkness[12] December 30, 2006
Episode 43 Wavering Emotions! Sending Love To Fuji P[13] January 20, 2007
Episode 45 Sing, Class Cherry Blossom! Confidence In The Choir Contest[14] February 3, 2007
Pretty Cure: Max Heart
# Episode Title Air Date
Episode 9 We Won't Let You Break It Up! Honoka's Most Important Day[2] September 15, 2007

Notes

  1. The listings linked are for the second episode of the original series and ninth episode of Max Heart, respectively. The debut dates were estimated by tracking back to the start of the season as the channel premiered the series at the rate of one episode per week.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kidscentral TV Listings Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Welcome to Kids Central! Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  3. Pretty Cure (TV) - Anime News Network Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  4. Sean McCabe Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  5. Hillary Blazer - Professional Profile Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  6. Denise Tan - Mediacorp Radio Gold 905 - Toggle Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  7. Kidscentral TV Listings Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  8. Welcome to Kids Central! Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  9. Kidscentral TV Listings Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  10. Kidscentral TV Listings Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  11. Kidscentral TV Listings Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  12. Kidscentral TV Listings Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  13. Kidscentral TV Listings Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  14. Welcome to Kids Central! Retrieved October 10, 2017.

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