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->''"Playing the frantic rhythm, Cure Melody!"''
->''"Playing the tranquil melody, Cure Rhythm!"''
->''Let our suite resound! [[TitleDrop Suite Precure!]]"''

->''"Let the harmony of your heart echo!"''

The eighth entry in the ''Anime/PrettyCure'' franchise.

In the musical world of Major Land, peace is protected by the "Legendary Score" and the Melody of Happiness contained within. On the annual performance of the Melody of Happiness, the Score is stolen by the jealous king of Minor Land, Mephisto, who turns it into a [[EmotionBomb Melody of Sorrow]]. To stop Mephisto from sucking the happiness from Major Land right then and there, the queen of Major Land, Aphirodite, scatters the Notes of the Score and sends them to Earth. She then instructs Hummy, the Songstress chosen to sing the Melody of Happiness that year, to go to Earth and retrieve the Notes before Mephisto can.

Meanwhile, middle school sophomores and former childhood friends [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Hibiki Houjou and Kanade Minamino]] are recovering from [[VitriolicBestBuds yet another fight with each other]] when they encounter Siren, a former Songstress of Major Land who has defected to Mephisto's side. Siren attempts to take the G-Clefs within their hearts for the Melody of Sorrow, but accidentally triggers an amazing potential, causing the girls to transform into Major World's champions, Pretty Cure.

As Cure Melody and Cure Rhythm respectively, it's now up to Hibiki and Kanade to work with Hummy and gather the Notes of the Legendary Score. However, it's not so simple: the Pretty Cure power is fuelled by ThePowerOfFriendship, and the two former-friends have many, ''many'' issues that they need to work out first.

The Pretty Cure PowerTrio is later completed with the arrival of Cure Beat. Throughout the series, they also are joined by AloofAlly Cure Muse, a mysterious [[MaskPower masked fighter]] who [[MysteriousProtector helps out Pretty Cure]] but claims no affiliation with them.

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!!''Suite Pretty Cure'' has examples of:

* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Kanade's mom. ''Seriously.''
* AerithAndBob: The names of [[spoiler:the Major Land royal family... Aphrodite, Mephisto, and ''Ako''. Though it's sometimes presumed that, when the last of these isn't hiding out on Earth with a name that wouldn't draw attention, it's normally written ''Aco'', short for "acoustic".]]
* BadassFamily: In a musical sense. Hibiki's dad is completely immune to the Melody of Sorrow because he believes music should make people happy. Her mother goes a step beyond this and can actually ''counteract it with her violin''. [[spoiler:However, Hibiki's dad finally gave in a little against the Negatone in episode 41, though it can be justified that at that point, the Negatones have gotten more powerful for someone like him.]]
** Also, [[spoiler:the royal family of Major Land. One's a Precure, one was a major villain, one essentially gives the Cures their powers, and the last one...]]
* BigDamnMovie: ''Torimodose! Kokoro ga Tsunagu Kiseki no Melody!'' What happen if the sole survivor of Majorland points out the BigGood is the one who turned Majorland's citizens into FateWorseThanDeath? And by contrast of most Precure movies, it explicitly deems canon by WordOfGod, placed between episode 36 and 37. [[spoiler:And also serves as foreshadowing; [[TakenForGranite Howling's action in the movie]] actually has the closest result as [[WorldOfSilence Noise's true goal]], which then he does so himself in finale arc, than his other minions.]]
* BookEnds: Both the first and last episodes ends with Transformation sequences.
* BrownNote: Everytime a Negatone produces soundwaves, everyone within range falls into sadness.
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Let's Play! Pretty Cure Modulation!!"
* ClockTower: There's one located in the center of Kanon Town, which is used by Siren and Trio the Minor as their HomeBase.
* ClosedDoorRapport: When Kanade and Hibiki discuss Hibiki's past that caused her to stop playing piano.
* DancingTheme: They did it again.
* TheDarkSide: The "Noise of Evil". Benefits include the ability to create [[MonsterOfTheWeek Monsters Of The Week]], a {{Hive Mind}}-esque ability to communicate with Mephisto, and a [[EvilIsHammy inflated sense of hamminess]]. Downsides include ''[[GoodHurtsEvil physical pain]]'' when you hear "happy" music, [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing red eyes]] and an all-round increase in [[{{Jerkass}} self-absorbed jerkassness]].
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: With all the talk of "true friends" and "we're breaking up", episode 8 seems more like a love triangle than it does a tale of someone getting between two friends.
* DualWielding: The Belltier Separation.
* EarlyBirdCameo: The second half's EyeCatch [[spoiler:shows Crescendo Tone before she's introduced.]]
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: "Cat Paw Mania" from #2, "Wasabi Cupcakes" from #6 and "My Best Friends are Sweets" from #8.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: [[spoiler:Guess what Ako turns out to be?]]
* EvilIsPetty: To be sure, Mephisto wants to take over Majorland, but rather than actually rule it or anything, he just kind of seems invested in making everyone sad all the time. [[spoiler:Turns out, he was brainwashed by the real BigBad, with said BigBad actually aiming for an utopia of some sort through the aforementioned 'taking over Majorland' business.]]
* EvolvingCredits: After Cure Beat joins, the opening theme is also remixed to have more of a beat.
** The opening and second ending adds Cure Muse in episode 38. For the latter, Hummy had been dancing in her place until then, and is relocated in the final product.
* {{Expy}}: Hibiki in civilian form looks like a longer-haired, blue-eyed [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Nagisa]], while as Cure Melody she is pretty much the offspring of Anime/PapillonRose and [[Manga/ShugoChara Amulet Heart]]. A good portion of the fandom also noticed Cure Rhythm's similarity to [[Anime/AshitaNoNadja Nadja Applefield]].
** Cure Rhythm also bears a bit of a resemblance to Stella from Daft Punk's [[Anime/{{Interstella5555}} musical movie]].
** Interestingly, Hibiki in civilian form also seems to bear resemblance to [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Asuka]] due to her hairstyle, she just doesn't have Asuka's [[EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs trademark hairclips]].
** Aphrodite looks a lot like [[Manga/WeddingPeach Wedding Peach's]] own Aphrodite.
** [[spoiler:Noise]] has been drawing comparisons to [[Anime/DigimonSavers Ravemon]].
* FaceHeelTurn: The Noise of Evil does this to whoever is wearing the strange headphones. [[spoiler: This includes Seiren and even Mephisto.]]
* FeminineWomenCanCook: Kanade is the girly one of the duo and likes to bake sweets which Hibiki likes to eat. Kanade also demonstrates her good cooking skills in making the curry in Episode 9.
* FigureItOutYourself: The teaching method Mr. Houjou uses (even on his own EIGHT YEAR OLD daughter!).
* FiveBadBand: Minor Land
** BigBad: Mephisto [[spoiler:[[BrainwashedAndCrazy ...Or is he?]]]]
** TheDragon: Siren [[spoiler:(pre-HeelFaceTurn)]]
** TheBrute: Bassdrum
** EvilGenius: Baritone
** DarkChick: Falsetto
** [[spoiler:BiggerBad: Noise]]
* FoodPorn: Anything anyone from the Pastry Club (Kanade in particular) bakes might very well leave your mouth watering. Heck, a Japanese fan tried making the black spider cake from episode 4 in real life, and it came out pretty accurate.
* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: Siren/Ellen's costume is a black cat CatGirl. Not that she didn't already give up her true identity in class...
** Also, [[spoiler:Ako is dressed as a princess in a yellow dress.]]
* FourManBand
** TheHeroine: Hibiki/Cure Melody
** TheLancer: Kanade/Cure Rhythm
** TheBigGirl[=/=]TheSmartGirl: [[spoiler:Ellen/Cure Beat]]
** TheChick[=/=]TagalongKid: [[spoiler:Ako/Cure Muse]]
* GottaCatchEmAll
* GreyAndGrayMorality: [[spoiler:Noise, the so-called ultimate evil, is actually a personification of sorrow that people made as a scapegoat of their sadness. He being said as 'evil' by people of Majorland is a form of FantasticRacism and he ends up so bitter and angry at this that he would rather die himself. Too bad that the only way for him to die is for other people, in all but name, to die too.]]
* HalloweenEpisode
* HandBlast: Pretty Cure Passionato Harmony
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Ellen finally gets a [[FaceHeelRevolvingDoor permanent]] one in episode 21, going from Type II AntiVillain to Type I AntiHero in that episode before finally becoming a straight heroine in episode 23]].
** [[spoiler:Bassdrum and Baritone pull one in episode 42 but eventually get brainwashed by Noise by the end of the episode. They pull another one in episode 43 where it's revealed that they, along with Falsetto, were good all along and were all turned evil by Mephisto when HE was controlled by Noise.]]
*** [[spoiler:All three finally come around in the finale.]]
* HostageForMacGuffin: In episode 44, [[spoiler:Aphrodite is held hostage in exchange for the Cure Modules]].
* IChooseToStay: [[spoiler:Ellen, Ako, and Hummy in the finale.]]
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: [some sort of onomatopoeia] "Episode Name" [[VerbalTic ~nya!]]
* IrisOut: This happens in Episode 2 when [[KindheartedCatLover Kanade]] shakes [[MentorMascot Hummy's]] paw for the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9UfWL60GUE&feature=youtu.be&t=36s first time]].
* IWasJustPassingThrough: Cure Muse helps Melody and Rhythm, but claims no affiliation with them [[spoiler: until episode 35/36.]]
* LampshadeHanging: Siren comments on how easily Kanade and Hibiki make up in Episode 2.
* LighterAndSofter: Compared to its predecessor, the stakes of the plot are much less lower than a straight up apocalypse. [[spoiler: So is the death toll.]]
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Mother Like Daughter]]: In Episode 42. [[spoiler: Ako rolls her eyes, smiles and then says the same line that Aphrodite says earlier in the episode.]]
* MagicMusic: Hibiki and Kanade themselves are the [[Pantheon/{{Music}} Goddesses]]!
* MagicSkirt: In episode 2, the girls were hanged upside-down from the tree, yet their Precure and school uniform's skirts stayed as if they were standing on the ground.
* MeaningfulName / ThemeNaming: The first character in Hibiki and Kanade's surnames are the characters for North and South respectively, while Waon and Seika's have the characters for, respectively, West and East, which led to many fans guessing that they would become Cures later on (see LyingCreator on the Trivia page).
** Hibiki and Kanade's first names are also significant and fit with the musical theme of the series. The term "hibiki" means a sound, a ring, or an echo. Used as a verb, it can mean to resound/resonate. The term "kanade" means to play or perform, such as with a musical instrument.
** Ellen and Ako are named after '''Ele'''ctric and '''Acco'''ustic (as in, string instruments) respectively.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Taken to LensmanArmsRace levels. Melody and Rhythm gain ''three'' upgrades over the course of ten episodes: the Belltiers, Belltier Seperation, and Belltier Crossrod. Then five episodes later Cure Beat joins, essentially acting as a fourth upgrade by joining in with their previous attacks.
** Trio the Minor get a villainous MidSeasonUpgrade in episode 26.
** Also subverted when the girls obtain the Healing Chest. Melody tries to use the Crescendo Tone's offered power-up but fails miserably at first because she can't handle it.
** And then [[spoiler:a fourth Cure, to no one's surprise, is added, and Mephisto gets an "upgrade", followed by Falsetto once he's defeated. LensmanArmsRace indeed.]]
* NamesTheSame:
** Creator/MegumiToyoguchi played ''another'' character called Siren/Seiren in ''VideoGame/TheLastStory''.
** And Hibiki/Cure Melody isn't [[Series/KamenRiderHibiki the first Toei character to have said name]], have music-related powers, and can DualWield, too...
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:both Noise and the Cures' final forms are based on birds. Also, Cure Melody's WordOfCardboardSpeech for Noise is basically pointing him that they're fueled by the same source of power: happiness.]]
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Trio the Minor. After several episodes of standing in the background and acting as Siren's wacky sidekicks, the three are revealed to have gathered a good deal of notes on their own, whereas Siren has yet to gather even one. In episode 11, Bassdrum takes Siren's leadership position after Mephisto demotes her and immediately stages a trap that came much closer to defeating the Cures than any of Siren's plans ever had. Later in the series after their Mid-Season Upgrade they also ''succeed'' in suckering the Cures and stealing all of their notes save for the one they got from that episode's Negatone.
** Then it turns out [[spoiler:any one of them can become the next King of Minor Land should Noise deem it so.]]
** Mephisto seemed like a rather silly villain until [[spoiler:he cruelly brainwashes Siren on the brink of her HeelFaceTurn]]. He's still a doofus in most of his appearances afterwards, though. [[spoiler: Then episode 34 happens.]]
* NotWhatItLooksLike: In episode 15, when Hibiki and Kanade discover Ouji passed out... on top of Siren. Naturally, Kanade flips the hell out.
* OddCouple
* OffModel: In episode 4, Seika, who normally is a bright blonde, [[http://pics.livejournal.com/kokoda_koji/pic/00brwz9q unexplainedly has her hair turn darker]]. This is later fixed in the Blu-Ray release.
** Siren is ''consistently'' OffModel when viewed from a distance of 10ft or greater.
** Episode 29 is made entirely by this. Really, even people who doesn't notice when the art animation gets worse will notice that the animation of said episode is '''BAD'''.
* OneWomanWail: The Melody of Happiness/Sorrow.
* OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchPhrase: "Let the harmony of your heart echo!"
* PaperThinDisguise: Trio the Minor's disguises.
* PinkMeansFeminine: The initial flyer for the series went out of its way to point out that both mains wore pink in their Cure outfits, putting "girls' favourite color on full display".
* PoorCommunicationKills: Two ''at the same time'' in episode 6 -- while Hibiki's trying to stand up for Kanade's brother Souta on what he was doing, both she and Kanade ignore Hummy who has found a Note and is trying to tell them about it.
** This is also the reason we don't see Hibiki and Kanade get along in the first two episodes even though they are childhood friends. [[MentorMascot Hummy]] asks Hibiki why that is; and the latter responds that when they began middle school, Kanade was supposed to meet her at the third sakura tree from the school's entrance and never came. The misunderstanding came from the fact that [[spoiler: the school has ''two'' entrances lined up with sakura trees]]. [[spoiler: Both Hibiki and Kanade were waiting for each other at each entrance unaware of this fact]]. When they figure it out, they [[EasilyForgiven instantly forgive]] each other. [[TheDragon Siren]] responds to this with the {{Lampshade Hanging}} above.
* PowerOfRock: Cure Beat's guitar.
* PunBasedTitle: ''Suite'' means "a group of related pieces of music or movements played in sequence." It sounds like ''sweet'', and as it happens, Kanade is in her school's pastry club and her family owns a pastry shop.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Hummy, the Fairy Tones, the notes from the Legendary Score...
* RoseHairedGirl: Hibiki as Cure Melody.
* ShipTease: Episode 38 is absolutely ''loaded'' with [[PuppyLove Souta/Ako]] ship tease, although there's been small hints here and there beforehand.
* SixthRanger: Cure Muse [[IWasJustPassingThrough (maybe)]]. [[spoiler: After episodes 35 and 36? Definitely.]]
** Siren [[FaceHeelRevolvingDoor finally comes around]] in episode 21 and becomes Cure Beat.
* ShoutOut: Siren's feathery neon-colored outfit in episode 5 is one to the Brazilian carnival. Maybe done on purpose, since the Brazilian carnival was being celebrated in the week the episode aired. The "butterfly-like ribbon" on her chest is also a MythologyGag to ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5''.
** Episode 30 has one to Satarakura Jr.'s game show dimension from episode 26 of ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger''.
*** And speaking of Gokaiger, when Hibiki dressed up as a pirate in episode 37, one too many Captain Marvelous jokes were made around the fandom.
** Melody's Precure Music Rondo takes tons of note from Manga/SailorMoon's Moon Tiara Action & Moon Healing Escalation.
** The show's theme is music and sound. The main character is called Hibiki. [[Series/KamenRiderHibiki You can see where this is going...]]
** The 3 rings formed from the Combination of Melody, Rhythm, and Beat's Precure Music Rondo are the same color and in the same order as the rings formed from [[Series/KamenRiderOOO the Scanning Charge of the default form of a certain Kamen Rider]].
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Hibiki, or rather, Cure Melody. The show is decently balanced normally, but come battle time, Hibiki kills more baddies, gets the {{Upgrade Artifact}}s earlier, does all the {{Rousing Speech}}es and generally has everything revolve around her. Unsurprising, given she's an expy of [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Nagisa]] and [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar Saki]], both known for being this as well.
** Ako is often accused for this. JustifiedTrope since [[spoiler:she joins so late in the series and only appeared once in a while before.]]
* StealthPun: Hummy and Siren, the fairies that can sing the Melody of Happiness (or Sorrow), are cats. Typically, caterwauling is defined as particularly awful singing. Doubles as an IncrediblyLamePun.
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: [[spoiler:Muse did it twice to Mephisto in episode 36. The Cures attempted this to Baritone and Bassdrum in episode 42, but failed as Falsetto quickly re-brainwashed them. And finally the Cures defeated Noise in this way, all while launching every single finishers they have,]]
* ThemeNaming: MusicalThemeNaming is all over the place, combined with LocationThemeNaming for Hibiki, Kanade, Waon and Seika.
* ThemeMusicPowerup: In episode 27. Bonus points for being a ThemeTuneCameo.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: Hibiki and Kanade usually said this before their TransformationSequence, to the point of CatchPhrase status.
** Deconstructed when Siren has a HeelFaceTurn. Hibiki and Kanade are so shocked at this and, remembering how many times they had said this, start questioning whether Siren is really unforgivable. [[spoiler:TheReveal that all the initial antagonists are brainwashed and the real BigBad is not truly evil also hammer the point down. By the time of FinalBattle, the Cures finally decide that the only way they can have a closure is for both sides to forgive each other.]]
** Also PlayedForLaughs at the end of Episode 2 when [[KindheartedCatLover Kanade]] [[{{Squee}} emotionally melts]] just after shaking [[MentorMascot Hummy's]] paw. Kanade herself shouts the line at Hibiki for trying to tell the whole town about this incident as the scene transitions into a PastelChalkedFreezeFrame.
* TransformationSequence: In addition to the expected ones for the Cures, Trio the Minor get one when they upgrade in episode 26.
* TransformationTrinket: The Cure Modules.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl
* TransformationIsAFreeAction: Backed up in episode 19 where Siren and the gang watch a ''video'' of the Cures transforming.
* UnflinchingWalk: Cure Rhythm's Precure Music Rondo attack.
* VillainsOutShopping: In episode 26, Mephisto is very annoyed to discover Trio the Minor chilling out at the beach. Baritone even built a sandcastle.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Hibiki and Kanade are a mild type two, which is one of the defining differences between them and [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure NagiHono]] and [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar SakiMai]]. Hummy and Siren are type one, with Hummy as the oblivious annoyer.
** This is [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in Hibiki and Kanade's case because their WonderTwinPowers rely on [[{{ThePowerOfFriendship}} The Powers of Friendship]] [[{{The Power of Trust}} and Trust]]. Anytime they don't get along, they greatly lose the ability to fight the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Negatones]]. Of course this being ''Anime/PrettyCure'', the {{Reconstruction}} soon ensues so that they can defeat the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Negatones]] and [[GottaCatchEmAll collect]] the [[PlotCoupon Notes]] to the [[{{Magic Music}} Legendary Score]].
* WatchWhereYoureGoing: Hibiki and Kanade have managed to crash into each other twice. Once in the beginning of episode 2, which sends them both into a tree, and then again in the beginning of episode 5, smacking their faces together.
* WonderTwinPowers
* ZettaiRyouiki: Hibiki as Cure Melody and Kanade both have Grade B. Ellen also pulls this off, with stockings in both her "civilian" outfits and with thigh-high boots as Cure Beat.
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