Fan Fic: Futari Wa Pretty Cure Dimensions
Futari wa Pretty Cure Dimensions is a fanseries by ryanasaurus0077 with a "stereoscopic anaglyph" thematic.A character sheet can be found here.
This Curefic contains examples of:
- Absurdly Powerful Student Council: Ichida has one.
- Actor Allusion: Not only is Sue Shiomi-Nagabuchi (the voice of Retired Badass mascot Marina) a retired actress and former recluse in real life (she only recently started returning to the spotlight), her daughter (Ayane Nagabuchi) voices the current mascot, San. Also, Shiomi-Nagabuchi had earlier portrayed a stock car driver in a 1975 Japanese actioner called The Great Chase.
- Emma Watson gets two in episode 3. First, her godmother is Svetlana Zakharova of Bolshoi Ballet fame. Ken asks Megumi at one point if a famous prima ballerina put that silver spoon in her mouth when she was born. The other is Megumi telling Ken that he looks like the very model of a modern English schoolboy.
- Adaptive Armor: The footwear for the Cures has a tendency to vary with the environment; for example, as seen in episode 3, they wear pointe shoes if they transform inside the on-campus dance studio at Ichida Private Academy.
- All Part of the Show: Happens often enough that the students at Ichida are accustomed to the general weirdness typically going on during school-based events (including the School Festival). Notable examples include the orientation in episode 1 and a deliberate use of magic onstage by San Yotsuba in the role of the Fairy Godmother in the School Play of "Cinderella" in a later episode.
- Anachronism Stew: Done deliberately in episode 2 when 4K television is promoted during a broadcast television class a year and a half before Japan plans to commence 4K broadcasting.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: It's clear in episode 12 that Ken is not having a good day; he'd just had his ass handed to him by Binarius in a tennis match in the previous episode, his cool image had shattered in front of the whole school just as quickly, and it's hot as hell.Ken: Someone please fan me...
- Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Parodied in episode 3; Megumi, of all people, attributes a Biblical quote to Confucius, and Ken promptly corrects her and names the exact verse she quoted.
- Beauty, Brains and Brawn: Megumi (brains), Chiyoko (brawn), and San (beauty).
- Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Megumi's Involuntary Dance in episode 3. Lampshaded almost immediately after.
- Bilingual Backfire: Wie gefällst du diese Äpfel, Fang Zwei?note
- Bleached Underpants: In an in-universe example, the School Play of Legend Of Eight Samurai is bowdlerised to remove any and all guro elements.Akihiko Ichida: Hmm, looks like good school play material. Just remove some of the more objectionable content here and there, and it'll be suitable for any junior high school play.Atsuko Koizumi: Whatever you say, Eastwood-sama!
- The Cancan Song: Type A during the Halloween dance. In a twist, the cancan itself is not performed by a chorus line, but by the attendees (and the rarely-heard-outside-of-the-source-material lyrics are performed by members of the choral music class).
- Celebrity Voice Actor: Both the Japanese and English versions have their fair share of them.
- The Cheerleader: In episode 11, Megumi and San fill this role, wearing the Ichida cheerleading uniform to the Ken vs. Binarius tennis match; however, in Megumi's case, it's just the tank top plus shorts, though San wears the full set.
- They do this again in episode 25 when almost the entire cheerleading squad is sidelined before the first American football game of the year. The only difference is that they're joined by Ken and Fang Zwei, both of whom also wear the full set.
- Chinese Girl: Fang Zwei, who actually speaks German.
- Combat Stilettos: Worn by both of the Cures.
- Cross-Cast Role: Several of the actors in the School Play of Legend of Eight Samurai, including (but not limited to) Megumi, Chiyoko, and Fang Zwei. Later, during the School Festival, Megumi, Ken, and others get such roles in the School Play of Cinderella.
- Deadpan Snarker: Megumi Yamada really likes snarking at times.
- Dragged into Drag: Absurdly Powerful Student Council vice president Meiko Mutaguchi really likes to force Ken to crossdress a bit much.
- The Dumbledore: Akihiko Ichida has shades of this.
- Fashion-Shop Fashion Show: Megumi, Ken, and San do one in episode 20; as can be expected, Megumi really rocks the menswear.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Ken tells Megumi to deal with a potential stalker by telling the freak "that this Pretty Cure thing is just an act and that he can go write stories about the Pretty Cure 5, for all I care!" The way it's spoken, it sounds like Ken's teaching Megumi how to tell stalkers to "go fuck [themselves]" politely.
- Gratuitous German: Oddly enough, Chinese Girl Fang Zwei speaks nothing but in combat against the Cures, believing they don't know German. Turns out, they both studied German since grade school. The German tends to sound more stilted in the Japanese version.
- Heel-Face Turn: As is virtually mandatory for a Curefic, Fang Zwei is scheduled to make the turn around the halfway point. Her Cross-Cast Role as Inukai Genpachi Nobofuchi in the School Play of Legend of Eight Samurai merely foreshadows the inevitable.
- I Thought It Meant: When Binarius first introduces himself as "The Great Binarius Binary, Court Magician to the Deuce of Spades (the Forgotten Brother of the Ace of Spades) and Official Stage Magician for Flat Circus", Megumi takes the opportunity to make a flat joke about the circus's female members.Megumi: I have just the title for your females: the "Official Dragon Nesters".
Binarius: I don't get it.
Megumi: Does this ring a bell? "LITTLE GIRL WITH LITTLE BREASTS, SCARES THE DRAGON FROM ITS NEST!"
Binarius: No, you idiot! Flat Circus as in two friggin' D's! Two dimensions! Want me to charm your tongue in place for that remark?
Megumi: Look, Houdini, if you want to fight me, get serious, OK?
Binarius: I didn't think so.
- She also does a subtle flat joke about Ichiro's granddaughters in episode 2, this time with the World's Smallest Violin.
- Inside Shoes: Ballerina shoes serve as this for the on-campus dance studio at Ichida Private Academy, no matter if the wearer is just there as a spectator; there's even a special shoe locker area just outside specifically for visitors.
- Joshikousei: The grade school and junior high divisions of Ichida Private Academy utilizes a Sailor Fuku for their female uniforms.
- Just for Pun: Episode 4 introduces the fourth member of the villain squad and is titled "Ein, Zwei, Drei, Fear!".
- Leotard of Power: Worn by Cure Cyan.
- Lost in Translation: You seriously have to learn Japanese to get Megumi's Incredibly Lame Pun on the name "Ichida" early in the first episode.
- Major General Song: At one point in episode 3, Megumi sings "The Elements"... or, at least, starts to sing it before Ken stops her about one sixth of the way through.
- Masquerade Ball: Ichida has one every Halloween. One episode centers on this event.
- Meido: Megumi's class does this for the School Festival.
- Modesty Shorts: Worn by Michiru Hibachi with her school uniform.
- Nobody Calls Me Chicken: Many of the characters have their moments, including Megumi and Ken (both of who actually use this phrase in the process). Megumi manages to thrash Prima after some effort when challenged to a wrestling match in episode 10, but Ken wasn't as lucky when Binarius challenged him to a one-on-one tennis match in episode 11. Sometimes, this gets Played for Laughs.
- Not So Stoic: Ken does have emotions, as demonstrated in episodes 11, 12, and 15, among others.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Any time Megumi acts more feminine than she usually does, and any time Ikuto tells the truth (the latter which is always preceded by him saying "I will not tell a lie" or any variation thereof).
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Megumi Yamada and Ken Ichida, who also form a Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy pairing.
- Indeed, pink is usually portrayed as a masculine color in this series, with blue usually being the feminine color; the most notable exception is during San's dance class, where the girls wear pink leotards and the boys wear blue leotards.
- Prim and Proper Bun: Meiko sports one sometimes.
- Product Placement: 4K television in general gets this.
- Proper Tights with a Skirt: Worn by San and Meiko with their school uniforms; oddly, they ditch the tights for dance class. Also, Cure Cyan is a male example.
- Public Domain Soundtrack: There are several examples. The Halloween episode in particular has a few of them; apart from "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor", all of them are played during the school's costume ball. The ones that do get played there, in order, are "Celebrated Minuet", "Galop Infernal" (guess when), and "Rondeau".
- Qipao: Fang Zwei wears one that happens to be a cross between this and Leotard of Power.
- Real Men Wear Pink: When Megumi's class decides to do a maid cafe for the School Festival, Michiru suggests that even the boys participate. Surprisingly, very few of the boys in the class object—the same ones who, along with Megumi herself, end up wearing the lacy katyusha and frilly apron with a black gakuran. This soon gets taken Up to Eleven when Rinichi, who's among those wearing the standard Meido costume, winds up covering Pretty Cure's fight against the Monster of the Week while still wearing his dress, in an event loosely based on one reporter's coverage of the Ya'an Earthquake of '13.
- Rhymes on a Dime: In episode 3, Megumi and Ken recite their own variation on what has become known as the infamous "Helter Skelter" poem. It Makes Sense in Context.Megumi: One, two, three, four, five, six, seven. All good children go to heaven.
Ken: Seven, six, five, four, three, two, one...
[Megumi drops one of the seven enemy ninja]
Megumi: This'll be a lot of fun!
- In the next episode, Megumi recites the most well-known line of the poem in German ("Eins, zwei, drei, vier, fünf, sechs, sieben. Alle guten Kinder in den Himmel kommen.").
- School Uniforms Are the New Black: In a sense; Megumi, Ken, and Chiyoko wear their respective school uniforms during the funeral in episode 15.
- Shorttank: Megumi Yamada and Michiru Hibachi both fit this archetype.
- Shout-Out: Episode 15 has some shades of the Los Angeles scene from Diamonds Are Forever.
Cure Red: Well, he certainly left with his tail between his legs.
- It's not the first one, though; when Ichiro stumbles during his retreat, Cure Red directly quotes the film.
- Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Ken Ichida/Cure Cyan.
- Sincerity Mode: "I will not tell a lie."
- Small Name, Big Ego: "The Great Binarius Binary".
- Stoic Spectacles: Ken Ichida.
- Stop Being Stereotypical: Megumi's response to tasting Michiru's cooking at the start of episode 13.Megumi: Predictable... too bloody predictable, in fact. This is why, when I was younger, I spent as much time in the kitchen as I did in the dojo. You just proved another stereotype about tomboys. That's just not cricket.
- Stuffed into the Fridge: Binarius and Prima attempt to do this to Megumi in episode 15 by knocking her out while she's at the grave of her ancestors, putting her in a casket, putting the casket in a retort, and burning her alive. Ken stops the process just in time, and Chiyoko uses a fire extinguisher to douse whatever flames the casket had caught.
- Suddenly Always Knew That: This leads to a Bilingual Backfire on Flat Circus's resident Germanophone, Fang Zwei.
- Third Ranger: Oh yes, there's going to be one.
- Tights Under Shorts: Worn by Cure Red.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Megumi Yamada and Chiyoko Ichida; both are members of the karate club, but Megumi isn't the headmaster's daughter, whereas Chiyoko is.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: Worn by Megumi.
- Town Girls: Megumi (butch), Chiyoko (neither), and San (femme), again.
- True Blue Femininity: Blue is usually presented as the feminine color here; as seen with San's dance class, there appear to be some exceptions, though that's more an application of Pink Girl, Blue Boy than anything.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Michiru Hibachi and Bronson Sanada.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Ken Ichida has shades of this, most notably when he becomes Cure Cyan.
- Who Names Their Kid "Bronson"?: Asking a question to that effect in front of Bronson or Michiru is not a very good idea. Make such jokes about Bronson's name in front of both, and you're really in for it. Indeed, Ichiro learned that the hard way when both came charging around the corner to imprint their feet onto his chest after this question:Ichiro: Did his mother watch too many action movies while pregnant with him?
- World's Smallest Violin: When Ichiro introduces himself as a member of Flat Circus in episode 2, Megumi does this.Megumi: You know what this is? The world's smallest violin playing just for your granddaughters.
- This happens to be Megumi's favorite way of calling someone an ass; usually, Binarius or Prima are the recipients.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Subverted; odd hair colors are restricted to Flat Circus.
- Your Mom: Bronson dislikes this sort of humor, and for good reason. Also done stealthily (though with the wrong slur) to Ken in episode 2.