Star Twinkle Pretty Cures
Hikaru Hoshina (Cure Star)
Voiced by: Eimi Naruse
A second-year middle school girl with a big imagination and a great love of space and constellations. She accidentally summons Fuwa when drawing in her notebook while stargazing one night. After meeting Lala and Prunce and vowing to protect Fuwa from the Notraiders, she becomes Cure Star.
- Alliterative Name: Hikaru Hoshina.
- Anti-Gravity Clothing: She has rings that float at the end of the hair in her cure form.
- Blush Stickers: She tends to have these whenever she's excited.
- Catch-Phrase: "Glitterific~☆" jp Certain subs translate it as "twincool"!
- Cuteness Proximity: She can't help but gush about how adorable Fuwa is when she first meets her.
- Early-Bird Cameo: She drops in in the final episode of Hugtto! Pretty Cure, helping Cure Yell rescue Hugtan and reclaim a MacGuffin which now bears Hugtan's face.
- Fangirl: Of anything related to space, particularly constellations and aliens. She is enthralled with meeting Prunce and Lala for the first time and even takes a moment to gush at how cool the villains look before realizing they want to abduct Fuwa.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Wears only one stocking in her Cure uniform.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Her outgoing, impulsive nature makes her Choleric.
- Genki Girl: As is the tradition for nearly every pink Cure in the franchise, she is a very excitable person who gets even more excited when talking about her interests.
- Giant Waist Ribbon: Has this in her Cure form.
- Girlish Pigtails: She has pigtails in both her civilian form and as a Cure, fitting for a girly Pink Heroine.
- Hidden Depths: She may be a ditzy Genki Girl, she's shown herself to be fairly insightful towards others. Elena and Madoka note how she seems to look out for her teammates when they get stressed.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Hikaru's desire to see the Southern Cross leads to the loss of two pens.
- Idiot Hair: Self-evident, especially during her introduction scene.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Ryou-san, the elderly caretaker of the planetarium.
- Loose Lips: Notorious for this. She had a bad tendency of unintentionally giving away some information about PreCures when speaking to others.
- Mama Bear: She is fiercely protective of Fuwa. In the first episode alone she jumped into space without a spacesuit to save her and unlocked her Cure powers to protect her from the villains.
- The McCoy: The one of the group most heavily influenced by her gut feelings and emotions, especially when compared to the more logical Lala.
- Megaton Punch: Her signature attack, Star Punch, does this while launching a star-shaped burst of energy at her foe.
- Odango Hair: She has these in her Cure form, although the buns are at the bottom of her pigtails, likely to emulate the planet Saturn as evidenced by the rings surrounding them.
- Pink Heroine: In typical Pretty Cure fashion, she's the main character whose associated color (and hair) is pink.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red oni to Lala's blue oni. She's a lot more stubborn and impulsive compared to Lala.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is pink.
Lala Hagoromo (Cure Milky)
Voiced by: Konomi Kohara
An alien from the planet Samaan who comes to Earth with Prunce and Fuwa to seek out the legendary Pretty Cure, and later becomes Cure Milky. She tries her best to be serious and logical, but is still prone to making mistakes and has difficulty adjusting to Earth and its people's customs.
- Aliens Speaking English: Played with, as she can't speak normal human language until Fuwa grants her the ability to do so in Episode 1, and even then Hikaru is the only one who can understand her until Episode 3. This only applies to the speaking part however, as she functionally illiterate in Japanese.
- Alien Among Us: As an alien on planet Earth, she needs to keep her status a secret. Made easier by the fact that she looks like a human teenager so she's able to blend in easily.
- Book Dumb: Despite being The Spock, due to her species' over-reliance on AIs, she's essentially this. She's genuinely shocked that Earthlings can do double digit calculations without needing an AI's assistance.
- Child Soldier: She's this by Earth standards, being younger than 14 years old and getting stuck in the middle of an intergalactic conflict that could decide the fate of the universe without warning. This is mitigated by the fact that in her world, she's technically already an adult.
- Exotic Eye Designs: Has stars in her pupils.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: Wears one glove in her civilian clothing and, like Cure Star, one stocking as Cure Milky.
- Fish out of Water: She's an alien from a different planet now on Earth. This was especially apparent in Episode 2 when she could only understand Hikaru. Even after she learns how to understand human language, she outright tells Hikaru in Episode 3 that she can't understand what earthlings are thinking.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: She's analytical to a fault, critical early on, and somewhat insecure, making her Melancholic.
- Giant Poofy Sleeves: Has a transparent version of these in her Cure form, as seen in her image above.
- Giant Waist Ribbon: Like Hikaru, she has this in her Cure form.
- Human Aliens: An extraterrestrial being from another planet, though unlike Prunce and Fuwa, Lala looks identical to a human girl aside from her pointed ears, eyes, and antennae (which are almost transparent in civilian form and could easily be mistaken for some sort of hair decoration).
- In-Series Nickname: Earns the name Run-chan when attending schoo, due to other students finding her speech pattern cute.
- Meaningful Name: "Hagoromo" roughly means "feathered robe"; in Japanese Buddhist folklore, these robes are worn by Tennin.
- New Transfer Student: Joins Hikaru's class from Episode 13 onwards.
- Odd Name Out: The only member of the team whose Cure name doesn't start with an S.
- Pointy Ears: She has pointy ears as a way to show that she's not human.
- Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Downplayed compared to the other Cures, since her hair only grows slightly past her shoulders after transforming.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue oni to Hikaru's red oni. She is much more calm and patient compared to Hikaru.
- Shock and Awe: Her antennae are capable of giving off electric shocks, which get amplified after she transforms. The opening shows her giving off a burst of electricity from her antennae.
- Skunk Stripe: Her hair is mostly turquoise with two strands that are pink and white. They disappear when her hair becomes completely turquoise while transforming.
- The Spock: Putting aside the blue color scheme and pointy ears, Lala is the logical thinker of the group to offset the more spontaneous and emotional Hikaru.
- Verbal Tic: Once Fuwa gives her the ability to speak in human language, she tends to end her sentences with -lun.
- Also has Oyo! when shocked or surprised.
- Vomit Discretion Shot: Implied, as she comes stumbling out of her ship with her hands covering her mouth and then doubles over off to the side. Apparently, she suffers from travel sickness often.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is turquoise.
Elena Amamiya (Cure Soleil)
Voiced by: Kiyono Yasuno
A third-year student at Hikaru's school who's very popular for her athleticism and friendly personality, being known as "the Sun of Mihoshi Town". When not at school, she spends most of her time working at her family's flower shop and looking after her many younger siblings. After meeting Hikaru and Lala, she eventually becomes Cure Soleil.
- Beauty Mark: She has one next to her left eye.
- But Not Too Foreign: Her father is Mexican, and her mother is Japanese.
- Catch-Phrase: "Ciao" jp and "Sounds nice!" jp
- Cool Big Sis: To both her actual siblings (and she has a lot of them) and the other Cures. Her Establishing Character Moment had her making Hikaru and Lala to stop fighting.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: She has golden blond hair and is the first main PreCure to have dark skin.
- Even the Girls Want Her: She's very popular with everyone at school, and in Episode 4 she gets surrounded by a group of girls who want to give love letters to her.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Highly sociable and easy-going, making her Sanguine.
- Gratuitous Italian: Her Catch-Phrase.
- Gratuitous English: Shown in Episode 9 when she's asked to read the textbook to the class, she asks what page in fluent English.
- In-Series Nickname: Her popularity has given her the nickname "The Sun of Mihoshi Town".
- Kick Chick: Compared to Star and Milky, she almost exclusively uses kicks in battle - unsurprising, given that her debut episode implies she's very good at soccer. Her Signature Attack, Soleil Shoot, also has her kicking a massive fireball at her opponents.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: She has five younger siblings, who she often has to look after while their parents are busy.
- Playing with Fire: As Cure Soleil, she has fire-based attacks.
- School Idol: Her cheerful and friendly personality makes her very popular at school.
- Solar and Lunar: She's the Cure of the Sun, compared to Madoka being the Cure of the Moon.
Madoka Kaguya (Cure Selene)
Voiced by: Mikako Komatsu
A third-year student and the Student Council President of Hikaru's middle school, known as "the Moon of Mihoshi Town". She comes from a wealthy family and holds national titles in piano and archery. After discovering that Hikaru, Lala and Elena are Pretty Cure, she becomes Cure Selene, but feels conflicted about keeping her Cure identity a secret from her father.
- Archer Archetype: She's usually the most calm and collected of the Cures, and she's also a skilled archer (both in her civilian form and as a Cure). Her family name has the kanji for "arrow" in it, and her birthdate also makes her a Sagittarius (which is represented as a centaur holding a bow and arrow), which makes this trope especially appropriate for her.
- Armor-Piercing Question: Receives one from Hikaru that proves to be the impetus for her becoming a PreCure.
- Broken Ace: As the student council president, she gets perfect grades and is also highly skilled at archery, piano, flower arrangements, and tea ceremonies. In episode 9, the stress of having to juggle all this plus being a Pretty Cure starts to get to her.
- Catch-Phrase: "Good day" jp
- Elegant Classical Musician: She has national titles in piano, taking after her pianist mother.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: She's proper and observant, but also easy-going, making her Phlegmatic.
- Giant Poofy Sleeves: Has these in her Cure form like Lala.
- Giant Waist Ribbon: Has this in her Cure form, but it's not as noticeable as Hikaru's or Lala's.
- Idiot Hair: As Cure Selene only
- I Just Want to Be Normal: By episode 9, the stresses of being so outwardly perfect has gotten to her and, unlike her predecessors, would rather just stop being so perfect.
- In-Series Nickname: "The Moon of Mihoshi Town" nickname she earned from being Student Council President.
- Keigo: She speaks very formally, as would be expected from an Ojou.
- Meaningful Name: Her surname "Kaguya", along with her overall moon motif, likely references Princess Kaguya from Japanese folklore (though Madoka's family name is written with the kanji for "fragrance", "eternity" and "arrow" while Princess Kaguya's name is typically written in hiragana). Her Cure name "Selene" is a reference to the Greek goddess of the moon.
- Ojou: Her family is very well off due to her father's job as a head of government.
- Rapunzel Hair: Her hair in both her civillan and Cure form reach all the way down to her back.
- Solar and Lunar: She's the Cure of the Moon, compared to Elena being the Cure of the Sun.
- School Idol: Like Elena, she's very popular at school and Hikaru even calls her "everyone's idol".
- Slipknot Ponytail: At the start of the Transformation Sequence, her pigtails come off when her ribbons disappear.
- Student Council President: She is the one in her school, and this is why she has the nickname.
- The Straight and Arrow Path: Her nationally-famous skills in archery translate to her arrow attack.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: She was raised by her father to be this ideal. She has a calm and ladylike personality, is very skilled at traditional Japanese activities like archery, flower arrangements and tea ceremonies, and is very loyal to her family. Even after becoming a Cure, she's still uneasy about the fact that she's now keeping a secret from her father.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is violet.
Starry Sky World
Voiced by: Hina Kino
- Line-of-Sight Name: Since she's fluffy, fuwa in Japanese, that's what Hikaru decides to call her. It's also the only thing she can say at the moment.
- Living MacGuffin: She is important to unsealing the Star Princesses.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: A variation, while Fuwa's real name is known to the PreCures. By Episode 3 pretty much everyone is calling Fuwa by her new nickname including the Star Princesses and the Notraiders and Prunce's hatred of her nickname is pretty much dropped.
- Overly Long Name: According to Prunce, her real name is Spegasus Pulalan Mofpit Prinsewink.
- Super Empowering: She's the one who gives the Cures their Star Color Pendants and Star Color Pens that they need to transform, and this is triggered when they each make a Declaration of Protection towards her.
- Recurring Element: Follows the Chiffon archetype of being a plot-relevant fairy with powers the villains want to exploit that the Cures need to look after.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: She's an adorable little mouse-like alien who causes Cuteness Proximity in nearly everyone she meets.
- Thinking Up Portals: One of her abilities is to create star-shaped portals.
- Verbal Tic: Constantly peppers her speech with some form of her nickname.
Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino
- Octopoid Aliens: He's essentially a little blue space octopus.
- Sizeshifter: Along with being able to change form at will, he can also grow much bigger.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Hoo boy have subtitlers had some fun with this fellow's name. It has been variously transliterated as Prunce (which seems to be the intended reading), Pruns, Puruns, Prunz, and in one particularly bad case, Purunzo.
- Verbal Tic: Ends his sentences with -purunsu.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can change form at will from an alien to a tiny UFO.
Voiced by: Miki ItoThe sentient artificial intelligence of Lala's rocket.
Star PrincessesThey are twelve princesses who protect the balance of the universe. They used up all their powers to drive the Notraiders away, turning themselves into Star Color Pens and scattering them around the Earth. Each princess represents one of the 12 Zodiac signs.
- Action Girl: Some of them appear to be these, but it's unknown if they'll actually participate in the battles the PreCures face or not.
- The Dividual: Gemini is represented by, of course, a pair of identical twins, but they're treated as one 'princess'.
- Exotic Eye Designs: They all have star-shaped pupils. They are the Star Princesses, after all.
- Foreshadowing: Episode 2 shows Taurus, Leo, Libra, and Capricorn in a flashback- the same princesses who are the first four rescued.
- Little Bit Beastly: They have certain animal parts like horns, wings, or mermaid tails, but otherwise look entirely human.
- Gotta Catch 'Em All: The girls have to collect the Star Color Pens to free the princesses trapped inside of them.
- Sealed Good in a Can: Each princess is sealed within a Star Color Pen.
- Western Zodiac: There are twelve of them, one for each zodiac symbol.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: They have widely differing hair colors that come from all over the color spectrum.
Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi
Voiced by: Madoka Yonezawa
- Little Bit Beastly: She has a lion's tail, fitting with the theme of her constellation.
Voiced by: Mako Sakurai
Voiced by: Marika Hayashi
Voiced by: Aya Endo
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Her hair is shaped like the tail of a scorpion, complete with the back being shaped like a stinger.
Voiced by: Rie Murakawa
The NotraidersThe main antagonists of the series. They are an intergalactic army of space raiders goal is to universal domination through collecting the Star Color Princess Pens and capture Fuwa to drain all light from the universe.
- Fusion Dance: The three generals of the group fuse into a single Nottoreiga in Episode 11.
- Latex Space Suit: The general uniform of the organization.
- Meaningful Name: From nottoru, Japanese for "take over", and raider.
- Monster of the Week: Averted! According to promotional material the Notraiders will be the first villainous faction in franchise history to not use monsters instead using Mooks to fill the gap.
- As of episode 6, we have a double subversion: they can actually use the Star Pens to make monsters called Nottoreiga. Since much of the series will be the PreCures taking back the pens, this presumably means them fighting monsters will be rarer than in other seasons.
- Sinister Silhouettes: The leading members of Notraiders appear as silhouettes in the opening sequence of the series. Once each member has their first battle with the Cures, their faces are revealed.
- The Bad Guy Wins: Episode 10 ends with Kappard, Tenjo, and Aiwarn having powered up and taken the Taurus pen back as well as having beaten the Cures, not to mention having found and taken the Aries pen.
- Theme Naming: Their leaders' names are all references to traditional Japanese youkai.
- Youkai: The overall theme for the leaders of the group, being all based on different youkai in terms of appearance and names.
Voiced by: Satoshi Tsuruoka
Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya
His method of combat is to engage the Cures himself, with some Notreis as support.
- Bald of Evil: A Running Gag with Kappard as the camera seems to love his shiny bald spot.
- Bishōnen: Almost. He's got a fairly youngish-looking face, slender build, and appears to be wearing lipstick - but the bald spot on top of his head ruins the effect. A small amount of comedy comes from the fact that he still acts as if he's a straight example.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: "O my blade, absorb their distorted imagination!" Said when he transforms his weapon.
- Expy: Engaging in battle himself and later gaining a Morph Weapon, just like Julio.
- Frog Men: Based on a kappa, and his species name appears to come from the word "amphibian".
- Kappa: The youkai he's based on, what with having greenish-blue skin, a hollow part on his head, and his name sounding like the word "kappa".
- Laser Blade: He has a double-sided one as his Weapon of Choice. After being powered up by Darknest it becomes a Morph Weapon by absorbing twisted imagination.
Voiced by: Aya Endo
Her method of combat is to send large numbers of Notreis at the Cures in different formations and strategies.
- The Baroness: Of the Sexpot variety, albeit very toned down given that this is a kids' show (though she still shows the most skin out of any female villain other than Benigyo). She's incredibly haughty and her underlings often carry her around or fawn over her.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: "Flap my fan! Blow up the distorted imagination!" Said when she creates a giant Notrei.
- Elite Mook: After being powered up by Darknest, she can infuse distorted imgination into Notreis, creating a Giant Mook.
- Leotard of Power: Wears a red one as her uniform.
- Smug Snake: Very downplayed, but when the PreCures are able to counter her strategy, she panics slightly and is unable to adjust her plans on the fly. However, she quickly recovers and proves to be more challenging for the Cures than Kappard.
- Tengu: The youkai she's based on; she wears a mask with a long nose, has red skin, and carries a fan (which tengu are often depicted with).
- Wake-Up Call Boss: She utilizes her Mooks more effectively than Kappard, and the PreCures actually have to develop a counter-strategy instead of going in guns blazing like previously.
- Zerg Rush: Generally relies on overwhelming the Cures with numbers.
Voiced by: Rie Murakawa
Her method of combat is to use the Dark Star Color Pens she acquires to create Notriggers to attack the Cures.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: "Dark Pen! Blot out their imagination!" said when transforming someone into a Notrigger.
- Cyclops: She has a single blue eye, referencing how she's based on the one-eyed Hitotsume-kozou.
- Mad Scientist: Bakenyan refers to her as the scientist of the Notraiders. Indeed, she figured out how to convert the Leo Pen into a Dark Pen.
- Mega Twintails: She wears her hair in two huge, poofy pigtails.
- Perky Female Minion: Compared to Tenjo, she's considerably more giggly and playful, though still in a very mean-spirited way.
- Punny Name: Her name in katakana (アイワーン) is a small corruption of "eye one" (アイ ワン), referring to her one eye.
- Teen Genius: Her exact age isn't stated, but she's most likely this; she calls Kappard and Tenjo "ancient", then flips out when the PreCure make a remark about her young appearance (and Lala has already demonstrated that 13 is considered an adult on some planets).
- Youkai: Like the other leading members of the organization, she is based on a Youkai; in this case, a lesser known one called the Hitotsume-kozou.
Voiced by: Yoji Ueda
- Battle Butler: Though he hasnt gotten into combat yet, we can assume hes more than just a simple butler.
- Enigmatic Minion: There's hints that he's more powerful than he lets on and that he doesn't truly support the Notraiders. His true colors have yet to be seen.
- Servile Snarker: Not afraid to call Aiwarn out over her failures, much to her annoyance.
- Youkai: Hes based off the bakeneko Youkai.
Touma, Reina, Takuto, Ikuto, and Anna Amamiya
Voiced by: Yui Kondou (Touma), Mai Nishikawa (Reina), Natsu Yorita (Takuto and Ikuto), and Anzu Haruno (Anna)The younger siblings of Elena.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: They are Elena's six younger siblings, all of whom she often has to look after while their parents are busy.
Voiced by: Ken Narita
Voiced by: Hekiru Shiina
Voiced by: Yo Taichi
- Alpha Bitch: She does have that laugh and desire to beat Madoka, after all. She brags that she is 21st in the line. And Overtime subs her as saying "grody".
- Entertainingly Wrong: Concludes that Hikaru's attempts to help Madoka unwind are her trying to manipulate Madoka into making her the next Student Council President.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Envies Madoka because she is the Student Council President instead of her and it serves as the basic for their "rivalry".
- Mr. Exposition: In Episode 16, she provides useful explanations regarding archery.
- Noblewoman's Laugh: She makes one after seeing Madoka.
- Ojou Ringlets
- Preppy Name: Himenojo Sakurako means "The Princess Castle's Cherry Child".
- Unknown Rival: She wants to beat Madoka at anything. She finally brags that she is being noticed just because Madoka turns her face towards her.
- Victim of the Week: Is used to create the second Nottoriga in Episode 9.
Voiced by: Jun'ya Enoki
He is one of Hikaru's classmates.
- In-Series Nickname: His nickname is Karunori.
Voiced by: Yohei Tadano
- Affectionate Nickname: Hikaru calls him "Ryo-san" as a sign of their Intergenerational Friendship.
- Cool Old Guy
- Intergenerational Friendship: Gets along famously with Hikaru.
- Secret Keeper: As of Episode 11, after discovering Prunce and Fuwa and covering for them from Madoka's father.
- Victim of the Week: He is the first guy in this season to be turned MOTW - when Aiwarn creates the Nottoriga out of him.
Voiced by: Mitsuru Ogata
- Grumpy Old Man: He is very serious and stern.
Voiced by: Sachiko Kojima
- Glamorous Single Mother: Implied since her father's surname passed to her and then her daughter, and she seems to have no problem raising her child despite the latter's father not appearing.
Voiced by: Harumi Ichiryuusai
- Cool Old Lady: She is Hikaru's gramma, more relaxed than her strict husband, and wears a Homemade Sweater from Hell.
- Homemade Sweater from Hell: She wears a large pink sweater with a cat face on it.
YetiThe Hoshinas' dog.
- Mistaken for Dog: Inverted in that Prunce mistakes the dog Yeti for a beast!
Doggie, Maggie, Neggie
Voiced by: Kokoro Kikuchi (Doggie), Kenta Matsumoto (Maggie), Misaki Kuno (Neggie)The dog aliens of Planet Kennel.
Voiced by: Kentaro ItoAn alien from Planet Kumarin.
- Monster of the Week: Aiwarn picks him as one, but this is subverted as Bakenyan asks her not to since Kappard and Tenjo are possibly enough to defeat Precure.
Voiced by: Yutaka AoyamaAn alien who disguised himself on Earth as a famous film director.
Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka
- Catgirl: She's a feline-like alien with a noticeable cat tail. As Mao, it's quite clear that the cloths on her head are covering her cat ears while as Blue Cat, her Nice Hat covers it.
- Contralto of Danger: Has a high pitched voice as Mao and then it drops several octaves when she becomes Blue Cat.
- Idol Singer: As Mao, she is this.
- Nice Hat: She is seen wearing a top hat in her Blue Cat persona.
- Phantom Thief: Her true identity is that of a thief who steals valuables. This includes the Star Color Pens.
- Secret Identity: Only the Cures know she is secretly the elusive Blue Cat.
- The Fashionista: Dresses rather sharply in a dandy-like manner. This includes both of her forms as Mao and Blue Cat.
- Verbal Tic: Says nya at the end of her sentences.