Anime: Pretty Cure All Stars
Pretty Cure All Stars
is a series of crossover movies
that teams up all of the Pretty Cure teams
. Each film features Cures from all continuities joining forces to combat a new powerful foe, with focus given
to the teams from the currently-airing season and the recently-ended one.
The franchise started out as a five-minute short that was added as a bonus
to the Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GO!GO!
movie DVD, which told the first encounter between the Futari wa Pretty Cure MaX Heart
, Futari Wa Pretty Cure Splash Star
and Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GO!GO!
teams, as well as the prototype of the Big Bad
for two of the movies.
The first three movies (DX, DX2 and DX3) follow a very simple formula: the current generation of Pretty Cure (Fresh
, respectively) encounter a new Big Bad
who is seeking a MacGuffin
to destroy the world
, and resurrects a team of bad guys from previous series to help him. The current Pretty Cure team up with the previous generations of Pretty Cure to kick ass, with the finale involving the use of "Miracle Lights" (a fourth-wall-breaking
toy that the kids in the audience are encouraged to wave at this point) to power up the Pretty Cure enough to save the day.New Stage: Future Friends
, the fourth movie, is a Continuity Reboot
. Following the public defeat of Fusion
in the first movie, the Pretty Cure have become popular heroes and icons in Yokohama. One such fan is Ayumi Sakagami
, a shy and lonely middle-school girl who secretly wishes that she could become a Pretty Cure as well. Unfortunately, Fusion is preparing to revive itself once more, and Ayumi finds herself caught in the crossfire after she befriends a mysterious yellow blob she names, "Fuu-chan".
The fifth movie, New Stage 2: Friends of the Heart
, does away with the idea of an Original Generation
human and instead introduces two new fairies. As for the heroines themselves, they're invited to another world, seemingly as the guests of honor for a "Precure Party" at a school for fairies. However, it's actually a trap by a mysterious creature whose main goal is to steal away their Transformation Trinkets
The sixth movie, New Stage 3: Friends of Eternity
celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Pretty Cure franchise. When children begin suddenly begin not waking up, the Pretty Cure step in to find out what's going on, leading them to discover the troubled dream fairy Yumeta and his mother, whose seeking to make her son happy by keeping the children in the Land of Dreams.
A seventh movie, Pretty Cure All Stars Spring Carnival
has just been announced at the end of the Happiness Charge Pretty Cure
The movies are shameless cash-ins for the titular Cash Cow Franchise
, but the chance to see all the Cures teaming up for an epic battle and interacting with one another is entertaining in its own right, and the series has proved successful.
The series' Spear Counterparts
would be Super Sentai
's Super Sentai VS.
movies and Kamen Rider
's Movie War
The characters exclusive to these movies is listed Here
The movies contain examples of: