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Fan Fic: Rhythmic Pretty Cure
Rhythmic Pretty Cure is a Curefic by Ryanasaurus0077 with a rhythmic gymnastics thematic. It premiered on March 7, 2014, and episodes will be posted on Wikidot and can be read here. Finalized versions will be posted at a later date.

A character sheet can be found here; see here for an episode-by-episode recap.

This Curefic contains examples of:

  • Actor Allusion: Guess which other Kotono Mitsuishi character is a bunny (albeit In Name Only in that case)? Also, Saeko isn't Yuko Goto's first character to be a shy calligrapher forced to cosplay on numerous occasions by a character voiced by Aya Hirano.
  • Art Evolution: Word of God is that the two episodes posted as of writing are rough drafts and will be gradually fine-tuned into what the theoretical viewers of the program actually saw, thus in a sense undergoing this.
  • The Cast Showoff: Emma Watson once dressed up as The Little Mermaid when she was five. Guess which of the Cures is dressed as a mermaid in one of the summer episodes?
  • Celebrity Voice Actor: Rupert Grint as Hitomi and Emma Watson as Tsumugi.
  • Code Name: In a meta example, various developmental aspects of this series have their own. For example, the rough drafts are called "Texts", and the final drafts, once ready, will be called "Animations".
  • Cosplay: Episode 11 has Pretty Cure do this for an anime convention that spans Golden Week. The costumes are as follows:
  • Custom Uniform: Played straight with the rhythmic gymnastics side of Altair Private Academy; the only thing all the uniforms have in common are classical pink (theatrical pink for exhibitions and competitions) tights and pink ballerina shoes. Generally averted with the general education side and American football side uniforms.
  • Dance Battler: Given the stylistic origins of rhythmic gymnastics, this is pretty much a given.
  • Depending on the Writer: Various things will vary between episodes depending on who's the episode director and/or screenwriter.
  • Dragged into Drag: Hitomi, who lost a bet and has to attend the all-female rhythmic gymnastics side of Altair Private Academy as a result.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: Eric Napier, the Cures' rhythmic gymnastics coach and a retired drill sergeant. It helps that his English voice actor happens to be R. Lee Ermey.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Episode 1 is the only episode where the Cure who uses his/her finisher doesn't curtsy afterwards, as well as the only episode where the defeated villain is knocked unconscious instead of doing a Villain Exit Stage Left.
  • Everything's Better with Spinning: Everyone on Pretty Cure, given the nature of rhythmic gymnastics.
  • Fake Australian: Emma Watson as Tsumugi in the English dub.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Itsuko is considerably better at cooking than is Tsumugi (who is herself no slouch).
  • Femme Fatale: The Nightmare Beauties. Hitomi prefers using She-Fu against them for a reason.
  • 555: Defied. Hitomi even admits in the narration that the number is cliche.
  • Frills of Justice
  • Funetik Aksent: Generally averted with foreign accents, with few exceptions. For example, when Tsumugi says "Canberra", it's always written as "Canb'ra".
  • Gender-Blender Name: Hitomi.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Throughout the series, Mr. Navarro's thoughts about Miss Nashton's remarks on his apparent clumsiness are written in one of his two native languages to cover up swearing on any level. Oddly, Tsumugi is able to get away with repeated uses of "bastard", among other milder swears.
  • Gossip About Someone: And Miss Nashton's shadow will appear! This is a minor Running Gag, which Tsumugi lampshades in the second episode.
  • Human Shield: As Tsumugi vehemently points out when it happens in episode 2, this tactic is reserved for cowards.
    Tsumugi: YOU COWARDLY ASS! HOW DARE YOU HIDE BEHIND A MEAT SHIELD!?
  • Idol Singer: Ana Yotsuya.
  • Leotard of Power: Worn by four of the five Cures.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Itsuko and Ana.
  • Medium Awareness/Left the Background Music On: Happens at the same time as each other in episode 2. No sooner does Hitomi recognize the tune, "A Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight" (actually the second–third if you count the first with the extra animal noises–Looney Tunes opening recording of the song), as the Texas A&M fight song than an American football side student zips right past them and almost knocks them over and actually causes Hitomi to spin rather rapidly–coincidentally, at the same time as the trombone gobble!
  • Megane: Hitomi, again.
  • Naginatas Are Feminine: Following his first fight against the Nightmare Beauties, Hitomi decides to take up spear martial arts. Guess which spear he uses?
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: With the exception of Tsumugi and Saeko (both of who speak Nagoya-ben), nobody in the Japanese version speaks with a Kansai Regional Accent even though the series is hinted to be set in Kyoto Prefecture.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: The karate uniforms at Hitomi and Tsumugi's karate class, and also the ballet uniforms at the dance academy Saeko goes to on Wednesdays and Hiroyuki goes to on Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • Playboy Bunny: In episode 8, Hitomi, Tsumugi, and Saeko all wear this costume; however, whereas Hitomi's and Saeko's outfits are of the more traditional variety, Tsumugi instead goes for a button-up corset and red shorts with an attached cottontail.
  • Plot Hole: As a rule, any that appears will be explained within a few episodes. For example, in episode 1, Cure Twirl inexplicably attempts to use a ribbon other than his Graceful Ribbon on the Monster of the Week with next to no effect. In episode 3, Cure Clubs summons a ribbon from Hammerspace, and it's shortly explained that all the Cures have the complete rhythmic gymnastics apparatus arsenal at their disposal besides the weapons with which they use their respective Signature Attacks (which correspond with the apparatus they represent).
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Hitomi is only the most obvious example, being a karateka who's also a rhythmic gymnast and who abuses She-Fu to hell and back simply because he Wouldn't Hit a Girl. Also, Tsumugi's younger brother Hiroyuki is both one of the best players on his school's American football squad and a ballet student with several years of experience.
  • Refuge in Audacity: Every so often, the local rhythmic gymnastics squads get into a brawl. Each brawl undergoes Serial Escalation progressively. For example, the brawl between the gymnastics squad of which Pretty Cure is a part and the gymnastics squad of a rival private school in episode 7 is rather minor compared to later encounters. Word of God is that the final such brawl will be completely out of control and no holds barred (except the rules that Hitomi will inevitably lay down pre-brawl, of course).
  • Rule of Seven/Rule of Three: 7 appears three times in the henshin number (not consecutively, of course). There's also seven digits in the number.
    • For the latter, every performance of a Signature Attack by any of the Cures will always incorporate three tiptoe turns performed in succession.
  • Schedule Slip: Intentional. With the sole exception of episode 1, each episode (in its sandbox/rough draft incarnation, of course) will be posted at least one week after it was theoretically broadcast.
  • School Play: During the School Festival, the Cures end up performing in the Altair theatre club's production of "The Dancing Princesses", in which Itsuko portrays the 7th daughter of German-born Finnish industrialist J.W. Münster, Saeko portrays the 12th daughter of the same industrialist, Tsumugi portrays the wandering soldier (who in this Setting Update is a Vietnam veteran who had lost his entire platoon in a mortar strike by the Charlies), and Hitomi and Ana portray two of Münster's maids.
  • Screen Shake: Expect the screen to shake violently, cartoon-style, whenever someone gets slammed into a wall. This will always be accompanied by the appropriate sound effects.
  • Setting Update: As produced by the Altair theatre club, "The Dancing Princesses" is set during the Vietnam War.
  • She-Fu: Most of the Cures specialize in this, including The One Guy (for obvious reasons), and even Cure Clubs, who generally prefers Good Old Fisticuffs, resorts to this sometimes.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: "Yatta! Rhythmic Pretty Cure". Sure, there's still some of the trademarks of a Pretty Cure theme, but it sounds very dark and has a thrash metal feel, which really doesn't match the lyrical tone.
  • Stealth Pun: Two of the five students in the Cures' rhythmic gymnastics class who are confirmed to have prior ballet training are named Yasu Osaka and Hikari Fukuda. This is meant to invoke a certain blue-blooded Cure who would be perfect as a ballerina if she was up for it.
  • Stock Footage: In episode 2, when Cure Clubs tells the Monster of the Week, "I'll punish you!", the animation is basically a redraw of a certain Trope Naming sequence from a certain famous Magical Girl anime; though the costume design is decidedly different here, the character design is only slightly so considering who Tsumugi/Cure Clubs resembles, and the only difference in the animation is that her mouth doesn't move until it gets to the part where she says, "I'll punish you!"
  • Taken for Granite: Expect this to happen whenever Basilisk the Sculptor summons a Monster of the Week. For example, in episode 1, Tsumugi's lower leg gets petrified after she gets bitten below the right knee by one such Monster of the Week.
  • Theme Naming: All the Cures have numbers in their last names, and the villains are all named after snakes.
  • This Is the Part Where...: Another minor Running Gag that begins in episode 2. It happens whenever Tsumugi or another character notices that someone else missed his/her cue.
  • Tights Under Shorts: Worn by Tsumugi.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tsumugi and Saeko.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Tsumugi's other apparatus specialty is the ribbon, she tends to carry a purse when she's going around town, and she's also a decent cook, though not at Itsuko's level. Plus, her Signature Attack is called "Pretty Cure Passion Pirouette" and is Exactly What It Says on the Tin, with baton twirling thrown in for good measure.
  • True Blue Femininity: Itsuko.
  • Ultimate Authority Mayor: A benevolent example. Since his initial election several years before the start of the story, the mayor of Dream City has proven to be somewhat eccentric, even organizing an anime convention on Golden Week that corresponds with the sub-holidays that take place during Golden Week (said sub-holidays actually have convention events dedicated to them). However, as Hitomi puts it:
    Hitomi: He's a nice guy. He's just somewhat off his rocker when it comes to running the town. However, he is truly a competent leader.
  • Where The Hell Is Dream City?: It's hinted to be somewhere in Kyoto Prefecture, but the only clue so far is the seven-digit phone number.
  • Whole Plot Reference: One of the summer episodes will be this to the Pokémon episode "Hanada Gym! Underwater Battle"; a key difference is that the production will be given a Setting Update to The Eighties.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Hitomi is understandably a bit hesitant to counter when the first baddie to attack is a Femme Fatale. Although, Tsumugi encourages him to pull no punches when they spar in karate matches.
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