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

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Futari wa pretty cure dvd cover.jpg

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 4 A Miracle?! A Living Museum[7] April 22, 2006
Episode 5 Totally Nasty! The Desperate Pisard[8] April 29, 2006
Episode 6 A New Menace! The Savage Bear in The Woods[9] May 6, 2006
Episode 7 Get Fired Up For Lacrosse! The Delicate Heart of a Girl[10] May 12, 2006
Episode 8 Pretty Cure Splits Up?! Already?![11] May 20, 2006 (reran the following week; probably by accident)
Episode 9 Honoka Gets Psyched Up! A Lovely Birthday [12] June 3, 2006 (reran on January 25, 2008)
Episode 12 Poisonny the Flower of Evil (Who's That?)[13] June 17, 2006
Episode 13 Beware! The New Younger Boy In School [14] June 24, 2006
Episode 14 Real? Phony? Pretty Cure Wannabes[15] July 1, 2006
Episode 15 A Totally Dangerous Family Vacation[16] July 8, 2006
Episode 16 Stressed Out! It's Not Easy Being a Superstar[17] July 15, 2006
Episode 17 Capture His Heart! Getting Heady With Farm Work[18] July 22, 2006
Episode 20 Which is Real? The Two Honokas[19] August 12, 2006
Episode 21 A Shocking Date! The Truth About Kiria[20] August 19, 2006
Episode 22 No Way! Chutaro Becomes A Mom?![21] August 26, 2006
Episode 23 Danger! A Nightmare at Summer Camp[22] September 2, 2006
Episode 26 Goodbye Mipple and Mepple?! Oh No![23] September 23, 2006
Episode 34 Run, Nagisa! An Exciting Relay Race[24] November 18, 2006
Episode 39 Tears and Hard Work! Turnoil During a Wedding[25] December 23, 2006
Episode 40 Welcome To A World Of Dreams?! An Overnight Trip Into The Darkness[26] December 30, 2006
Episode 41 We're Not Gonna Lose! Blast Away The Power Of Darkness![27] January 6, 2007
Episode 42 Together As One! Nagisa and Honoka's Strong Bond[28] January 13, 2007
Episode 43 Wavering Emotions! Sending Love To Fuji P[29] January 20, 2007
Episode 45 Sing, Class Cherry Blossom! Confidence In The Choir Contest[30] February 3, 2007
Episode 48 The Ultimate Battle! Pretty Cure's Final Day[31] February 24, 2007
Pretty Cure: Max Heart
# Episode Title Air Date
Episode 6 Be Careful! Hikari Runs An Errand And Into Big Danger[32] August 25, 2007
Episode 9 We Won't Let You Break It Up! Honoka's Most Important Day[2] September 15, 2007
Episode 41 Show Some Spirit and Give It To Him! A Gift Of A Little Courage![33] April 26, 2008

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. Newspaper Article - Page 44 Miscellaneous Column 1, TODAY, 22 April 2006, Page 44 Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  8. Newspaper Article - Page 52 Miscellaneous Column 1, TODAY, 29 April 2006, Page 52 Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  9. Newspaper Article - Page 36 Miscellaneous Column 1, TODAY, 6 May 2006, Page 36 Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  10. Newspaper Article - Page 34 Miscellaneous Column 1, TODAY, 12 May 2006, Page 34 Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  11. Newspaper Article - Page 40 Miscellaneous Column 1, TODAY, 20 May 2006, Page 40 Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  12. Newspaper Article - Page 40 Miscellaneous Column 1, TODAY, 3 June 2006, Page 40 Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  13. Newspaper Article - Page 38 Miscellaneous Column 1, TODAY, 17 June 2006, Page 38 Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  14. Newspaper Article - Page 36 Miscellaneous Column 1, TODAY, 24 June 2006, Page 36 Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  15. Kidscentral TV Listings Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  16. Newspaper Article - Page 44 Miscellaneous Column 1, TODAY, 8 July 2006, Page 44 Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  17. Welcome to Kids Central! Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  18. Kidscentral TV Listings Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  19. Newspaper Article - Page 32 Miscellaneous Column 1, TODAY, 12 August 2006, Page 32 Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  20. Newspaper Article - Page 38 Miscellaneous Column 1, TODAY, 19 August 2006, Page 38 Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  21. Newspaper Article - Page 34 Miscellaneous Column 1, TODAY, 19 August 2006, Page 34 Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  22. Kidscentral TV Listings Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  23. Newspaper Article - Page 44 Miscellaneous Column 1, TODAY, 23 September 2006, Page 44 Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  24. Kidscentral TV Listings Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  25. Newspaper Article - Page 42 Miscellaneous Column 1, TODAY, 23 December 2006, Page 42 Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  26. Kidscentral TV Listings Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  27. Newspaper Article - Page 32 Miscellaneous Column 1, TODAY, 6 January 2007, Page 32 Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  28. Newspaper Article - Page 38 Miscellaneous Column 1, TODAY, 13 January 2007, Page 38 Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  29. Kidscentral TV Listings Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  30. Welcome to Kids Central! Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  31. Newspaper Article - Page 36 Miscellaneous Column 1, TODAY, 24 February 2007, Page 36 Retrieved 16 January, 2018.
  32. Newspaper Article - Page 44 Miscellaneous Column 1, TODAY, 25 August 2007, Page 44
  33. Newspaper Article - Page 51 Miscellaneous Column 1, TODAY, 26 April 2008, Page 51

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