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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, HeartCatch and Suite, 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 movie.

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 movies.

The characters exclusive to these movies is listed Here.


The movies contain examples of:

  • Animation Bump: Particularly concerning Cure Dream in the first movie.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Ayumi Sakagami ends up becoming a movie-exclusive Cure called "Cure Echo".
  • Back from the Dead: Apparently, many villains who didn't pull a Heel-Face Turn, in the second movie.
  • Badass Crew: The Pretty Cures. Considering the crew becomes larger every year, it slowly grows into a Badass Army.
    • The upcoming New Stage 3 movie will have a crew with at least 37 members!
  • Bat Family Crossover
  • Big Damn Heroines: This happened about three times in the first movie. First, Cure Black and Cure White saved Milky Rose, Cure Mint, and Cure Aqua from an freakin' huge Zakenna aeroplane. Then Cure Bloom and Cure Egret saved Cure Dream, Cure Lemonade, and Cure Rouge from an falling Uzainaa. Then Cure Peach, Cure Berry, and Cure Pine, are saved by everyone else from the innards of the Big Bad! The second movie has even more of them!
    • New Stage pulls this off with having the pre-Suite teams start crawling out of the woodwork as Ayumi and the Smile and Suite teams try to reach Fusion.
  • BittersweetEnding: The ending Precure All Stars DX 3 movie.
  • Brought Down to Normal: The villain of New Stage 2 seeks to steal the transformation devices of the girls. A teaser picture showing Nagisa, Honoka and Hikari on the run and the pouches where they keep their devices still around their waists show that he does pull it off.
  • The Bus Came Back: Ayumi, Grell and Enyen are set to return in New Stage 3.
  • Butt Monkey: Uraganos and Shadow in DX2 and DX3, respectively. Uraganos is the only revived villain who gets killed. And who does kill him? It's Chiffon (with a Miracle Light)! Shadow is the only villain who is killed by the mascots (with the Miracle Lights) and doesn't go into his/her One-Winged Angel form.
  • Call Back: New Stage 3 has a number of references to previous Precure movies:
    • Yumeta walking between Megumi's legs and Megumi calling him out of his stupor is the same thing Mana did to Eren in New Stage 2.
    • Milky Rose pulls off the same ground-shattering punch she used on Fusion in DX 1.
    • The "Happy Head Attack" from New Stage 1 returns, as does the "Precure Combination Punch" from DX 3, though this one is classified as "New Stage", due to adding in Cure Happy, Cure Heart and Cure Lovely.
    • The Beam-O-War that was consistent in the DX movies returns here, though it's just Lovely and Princess.
    • When Cure Echo returns, the first ones to notice her are Cure Melody and Cure Happy. Hibiki and Miyuki had a role in her story in New Stage 1.
  • The Cameo: Several in the movies. Many minor characters and former villains as well as a villain who survived appear in the background or in "the minor characters shots".
    • The silhouettes of the seven Big Bads from the franchise appear in DX3. Jaaku King (Dotsuko Zone), Gohyan (Dark Fall), Desparaiah (Nightmare), the Director (Eternal), Moebius (Labyrinth) and Dune (Desert Apostles). However, not their names are mentioned, but the evil organizations they represent.
    • Pretty much every Demoted to Extra character who appears in the New Stage movies has only cameo moments, even if they do something.
    • Ayumi in New Stage 2, when she and her friends pass by Saki's family bakery.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: Hummy pulls this off twice, effectively blowing her existence to others.
    • Miyuki continues her trend when she tries to introduce the rest of her friends to the Suite team.
  • Canon Welding: 14 magical girls from 4 different continuities save the day in the first movie. Awesome. And the sequels just keep adding more.
  • Character Focus: The members of the current series' team are positioned as the main characters, while the members of the previous series' team get the second-most focus. This does mean that the older teams aren't really allowed to do as much.
    • DX 3 seems to be the only aversion as the other older Cures get as much coverages as the Suite and Heartcatch Cures.
  • Chekhov's Gun: At the end of New Stage 1, Ayumi's Cure Echo ribbon falls off and becomes a Cure Decor. When she returns in New Stage 3, she's seen wearing it.
  • The Chosen Many: Lampshaded by the Dark Witch in DX 3.
  • Clark Kenting: Averted in each of the movies.
    • DX: The girls figure out who was who after they reveal that they were heading to places that the other teams usually hung out at.
    • DX 2: Love is quick to ask Tsubomi and Erika how they knew Chypre and Coffret. She has an idea, but it's their transfermation that confirms it.
    • DX 3: Hummy crashes the Heartcatch girls' fashion show and Hibiki busts in, chewing out the cat in front of everyone.
    • New Stage: Hummy ends up giving a cupcake to Candy as they were in Hibiki and Miyuki's bags respectively.
  • Color-Coded Characters: In the third movie, the Cures are sent to different dimensions in three mostly-color-coordinated groups (pink-tinted leaders, cool-color-tinted girls, and bright-color-tinted girls).
  • Conspicuous CG: In the second movie.
  • Counterpart Comparison: In-universe. Nagisa and Honoka visit the shop run by the family of Saki, and the family notes Saki's similarity to Nagisa. Odd in that the original is compared to the Expy, not the other way around.
  • Crowded Cast Shot: Just look at one of the posters for New Stage 2.
  • Dancing Theme: From DX 2 onwards. DX 3 is unique in that it's the opening instead of the ending.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Setsuna and Ellen, the two Heel-Face Turn Cures, help convince two of the fairies that, just because they were evil at first doesn't mean they're always evil.
  • Darker and Edgier: DX 2 and DX 3, bordering Cerebus Syndrome here. The stakes keep getting higher and the girls keep getting hit with The Worf Effect to bolster off these bad guys. New Stage drops all of that in favor of a decent story.
  • Demoted to Extra: Michiru and Kaoru only get brief cameos in the movies, despite fighting alongside Bloom and Egret in their own Cure forms at the end of Splash Star. This even applies in the original short where they don't appear at all (while almost everyone else in Splash Star's supporting cast did.) However, they do get a slightly bigger role and speaking parts in the second, where they are shown helping Saki's little sister.
    • A retroactive variation occurs in the second movie with Itsuki, Yuri and Kaoruko. Thanks to the movie's early in the season premiere date, all three are reduced to minor cameo roles despite one having been a Cure before Blossom and Marine had gotten their powers, one being the series' third ranger, and one being a retired Cure who is more than capable of getting back in the saddle if the need arises. Itsuki and Yuri managed to get a good deal of screentime and asskicking in DX 3, but Kaoruko stays in the extra.
      • DX does not include Setsuna and DX 3 does not include Ellen and Ako at all, with the same reason as Itsuki, Yuri and Kaoruko, due to season premiere dates, Setsuna and Ellen were still being villainesses (Eas and Siren), and Ako was not yet revealed as the true identity of Cure Muse. Muse herself doesn't even appear in her black-suited disguise. On the villains' side, thanks to the same reason, in DX, Fusion cannot morph into or summon Fresh's Nakewameke monsters, in DX 2, Bottom did not call forth any Heartcatch main enemies (Kumojacky, Cobraja, Sasorina, Sabaaku or Dark Cure), while in DX 3, Black Hole's group did not include the Suite movie villain Howling, they don't call up any Negatones, and Noise is not amongst the 'Big Bad silhouette parade'. New Stage 2 also does not include Cure Ace.
    • In DX2, several major villains (not the Big Bads) were revived, but not all of them. Almost every Dotsuko Zone villain doesn't appear, saved for Uraganos; only Dorodoron of the Dark Fall minions wasn't revive; the two female employees of Nightmare and two employees of Eternal are the only villains who were revived; and on Labyrinth's side, only Northa was revived, the only other dead Labyrinth member was Klein (who is stronger than her).
    • Characters from the seasons before Fresh do not get speaking roles in New Stage, much to the disappointment of a good portion of the fanbase.
    • New Stage 2 in contrast brought Black, White, and Shiny Luminous, and to a smaller degree Cure Passion, Blossom, Marine and Beat, and even Mepple and Mipple... but at cost of non-speaking roles of Peach, Berry, Pine, Sunshine, Moonlight, Melody, Rhythm and Muse. Even Fairies too, the only Fairies that get speaking roles in New Stage 2 that spoke in the previous movie are just Candy, Tarte. This movie has even less speaking roles than the previous one, if we don't count the Original Generation characters.
  • Did Not Think This Through: In New Stage 3, a monster gets its giant robot trashed by Cure Black and Cure White, but escapes and decides to target Cure Moonlight and Cure Ace. That goes just about as well as you expect.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: The Belltiers from Suite Pretty Cure ♪ were shown in DX3 before they appear in the series. In Cure Melody's case, the movie was aired a day before she got her Miracle Belltier. Cure Rhythm's Fantastic Belltier appeared three weeks later.
    • Cure Honey of Happiness Charge Pretty Cure drops in twice in New Stage 3, two weeks before her appearance in the series proper.
    • Ditto for their attacks, Music Rondo.
    • Cure Honey makes a brief first appearance in New Stage 3, instead of appearing in her native series, Happiness Charge Pretty Cure, an action that's usually reserved for the Kamen Rider MOVIE WAR series.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Because the All Stars movies are made prior to the new series airing, certain things about characters will seem off. DX 2 had Erika being just as insecure as Tsubomi, and while Yuri appeared as The Cameo for the Miracle Lights scene, she looked more outgoing than her usual cold self, DX 3 had Hibiki a little more defeatist in nature as well as her and Kanade transforming without the Tones, New Stage had the Smile team being able to use their attacks without passing out, and in New Stage 3, at certain points, Hime's voice is noticeably deeper than in the show.
  • Epic Fail: The ending of DX 1. Love, Miki and Inori succeeded in defeating Fusion along with the other Cures... and then proceed to be nervous as hell in their dance competition and fell down without pulling any dance moves. All these in front of the audience, which includes the other Cures.
    • In New Stage 3, Cure Happy's attempt at a Happy Shower ends with her tripping and headbutting a mook. Cure Rouge takes a jab at it and calls it the "Happy Head Attack".
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Tsubomi, Erika and Itsuki all get this at the beginning of the third movie. They switch back to their usual hairdos after the opening theme, though.
    • Also, Itsuki herself goes back to her usual short hair, despite being shown having grown out her hair a bit at the final episode of Heartcatch.
  • The Team: In DX3, when the main characters are separated into three groups.
  • Foe-Tossing Charge:Essentially the end battle in New Stage 2 becomes this; after Kage losing his advantage of stealth and theft of the Transformation Trinket, the Cures then proceed to mow him faster than he can multiply.
  • Follow the Leader: Unsurprisingly for a Toei production, DX 3's ending is somewhat similar to how Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger begins.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: Nozomi invokes this in New Stage 3 when she realizes she's trapped in a dream. She realizes that this is her dream - being a teacher - and goes about it. However, she grows so uncomfortable about it, she stops, apologizes to the class before her and uses them moment to help free the other Cures.
  • Funny Background Event: In New Stage we have Fusion throwing Cure Peace left and right before being rescued by Cure Melody in the background, all whilte Cure Sunny and Cure March talk to Ayumi.
  • Ground Punch: In the first movie, Milky Rose punches the ground and creates a massive crater to knock the Big Bad off his feet.
  • Hair Decorations: At the end of second movie some of the girls get some.
  • Cure Not-Appearing-In-This-Movie: Oddly, Cure Fortune does not show up in New Stage 3, despite being already established.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: There were so many Cures and Mascots in the first movie that some only got five lines or the Mascots just uttered their Verbal Tic.
    • One would think that, because of featuring 28 Cures would be too much, the pre-Fresh teams were Demoted to Extra because of this trope, and New Stage 2 gives some Cures more lines, and the rest, including those who weren't Demoted to Extra back in New Stage 1, were demoted.
  • Lovely Angels: The usual duos from respective series are as expected, but Cure Bloom and Dream has great chemistry in and out of battle because of their similar personality.
  • The Magic Goes Away: The ending to DX3
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: Everyone gets their respective final or movie upgrades at the end of the second movie.
  • Mythology Gag: In New Stage 2, Alice brings the awful natto gyoza candies from Kyoto, the candy which only Majorina likes.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: The Cure Rainbow team in the second movie.
    • Cure Echo in New Stage.
  • No Endor Holocaust: Ah, Black Hole just blasted you girls and destroyed your Transformation Trinket. Not a big deal, but eight of those devices are your fairy companions and are still alive.
  • No Sense of Direction: The reason why the Cures in DX 2 and New Stage are popping out in their gathering so unorganizedly; either by taking wrong turns, can't read their maps to save their lives, or miss-placing their whatever and gotten themselves lost when they go looking for it. Usually there's one Cure in every generation that does this, and in New Stage it becomes the reason for Big Damn Hero.
  • Once per Episode: At the beginning of the movie, the current Rookie Red Ranger will meet the previous Rookie Red Ranger in a Meet Cute-esque montage, complete with glowy white background and slow motion.
    • Averted slightly in New Stage 2 as Mana and Miyuki meet, but the Meet Cute montage is just them gawking at each other with sparkling eyes.
  • One-Winged Angel: Most of the Big Bads.
    • The villains who were revived in DX2. And they already have dominated the Cures even before.
    • Every revived Non-Serial Movie Big Bad who was revived in DX3, except Freezen and Frozen who don't have that, Mushiban who just becomes more muscular and Shadow who is killed by the fairy mascots before he/she got the chance to transform.
  • Ending Theme Shout-Out: When Cure Peace is rescued by Cure Melody, she bows to her over and over again, referncing one of the Funny Background Events in Smile's first ending.
  • Original Generation: Ayumi Sakagami in New Stage.
  • Party Scattering: All three DX movies inflicted this on the fairies and 2 and 3 inflicted this on the girls themselves.
  • Power Creep, Power Seep: DX 2 and DX 3 have, respectively, Tsubomi and Hibiki lament about their uselessness compared to their much-stronger seniors.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: In DX2, there are Uraganos, Karehaan, Moerumba, Ms. Shitataare, Kintoleski, Arachnea, Hadenya, Nebatakos, Mucardia and Northa.
  • Recycled Plot: A few fans have noted that New Stage 3 seems similar to the Sailor Moon Super S movie.
  • Rearrange the Song: The end theme of New Stage 3, "Precure Memory" (which is also Happiness Charge Pretty Cure's ending theme), is getting rearranged to be sung by the nine Pink-type Precure seiyuu. Which is more interesting due to the fact that the song mentions all nine teams in its lyrics.
  • Remember the New Guy: DX 2, DX 3, and New Stage has no one blinking an eye when Setsuna, Itsuki, Yuri, Ellen and Ako are around. However, in New Stage 3, Guren and Eren are caught off-guard by the appearance of Ai-Chan and Aguri, neither of whom showed up in New Stage 2.
  • Say My Name: In DX3, we have this dialogue when the Pretty Cures get seperated:
    Black: "White! Luminous!"
    Egret: "Bloom!"
    Blossom: "Everyone!"
    Melody: "Rhythm! Rhythm!"
    Rhythm: "Melody!"
  • Shout-Out: Fusion makes his initial return as disguised as Godzilla in New Stage. A little bit later, a student is shown mimicing Ultraman, also a nod way back to the original Futari wa Pretty Cure. Also, in the scene where everyone in the city is running away from Fusion, there is a background character who resembles like TK Takashi.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Fuu-chan sacrifices himself to empower the Smile team to finish off Fusion.
    • Kage as well.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: DX 3 and it's ending "Arigato go Ippai"... playing as we see the powerless Pretty Cures crying and watching a montage of how the girls met their fairy partners. You know, for kids!
  • Souvenir Land: The Pretty Cure theme park, again, in the second movie.
  • Spanner in the Works: Why is Kage's plan defeated in New Stage 2? Because Miyuki invited Mana and her friends and there was nothing in the book to let him know what the Doki-Doki team could do.
    • Likewise, in New Stage 3, Yumeta's mother goes after the Precure and traps them in dreams, but the Happiness Charge team is spared as they're not in the book yet.
  • Tempting Fate: For sad effects in DX3. So how did telling Hummy not to bother coming back after leaving go, Hibiki — *cue Hibiki crying and regretting what she said after the explanation of how to beat Black Hole*I... I'm Shutting Up Now.
  • Theme Tune Cameo: In the climax of each movie, the Pretty Cure have a big battle, and the teams come in one by one, and as they appear, the theme song of the series they appeared in plays.
    • Subverted slightly in New Stage. Once the pre-Fresh teams show up, "Precure ~Eien no Tomodachi~", the movie's theme, starts playing instead.
  • Too Soon: A tsunami scene (the flood of various fairies from other worlds) was cut from DX3 due to the 9.0 magnitude Sendai earthquake and tsunami. It was later restored on the DVD release, however.
  • Use Your Head: Cure Happy does this to stop a Fusion piece in New Stage.
  • Villain Decay: Shadow in DX3. Back in the original movie, he/she/whatever was a pretty legit threat to the Precures, capable of laying beatdown on them, remorselessly crossing the Moral Event Horizon by killing Dark Dream. In DX3, he/she/whatever doesn't fight the Cures, but instead targeted the mascots, gets more comical... and beaten by the mascots.
    • All of the DX3 villain are surprisely weaker than they were in the original movies, where the heroines had to get Eleventh Hour Superpowers to kill them. In this movie, they just one-shot them. Some of the Cure attacks weren't even the most powerful attacks. Well, some of the really most powerful attacks have special conditions, so a few teams have to use the next best attacks.
      • Black & White uses Marble Screw Max, which is their weakest attack in Max Heart. Cure Dream wins with Shooting Star (a Mythology Gag to the GoGo! movie). The Heartcatch Cures uses Shining Fortissimo, their second most powerful group attack. The Splash Star and Fresh team can't use their best attacks Spiral Heart Splash Star, Loving True Heart and Loving True Heart Fresh, so they use their next best attacks, Spiral Star Splash and Lucky Clover Grand Finale.
    • Inverted in DX2, where the villains are much more powerful than in the series. The heroines couldn't defeat anyone of them.
  • The Voiceless: The Demoted to Extra characters in New Stage and New Stage 2. In the latter case, it becomes odd when only Cure Passion and Cure Beat are the only ones in their respective teams who make noises.
    • Cure Honey is put into this, but not because of a lack of voices - she officially appeared in Happiness Charge Pretty Cure two weeks later and they were obviously not going to blow that Cure Honey was Megumi's friend Yuuko.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In the first New Stage movie the mascots are attacked by a small fragment of Fusion, which they manage to capture in a jar. This fragment is never mentioned again.
  • Whole Plot Reference: New Stage 3 is essentially New Stage 1 without grinding the movie to screeching halt to deal with the original character.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Erika's outfit during the fashion show at the beginning of the third movie.

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alternative title(s): Precure All Stars; Pretty Cure All Stars
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