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  • The Pretty Cure franchise's Les Yay could fill a whole other wiki. High points include Nagisa and Honoka sharing a bed while holding hands (which Honoka's grandma seems to approve) and The Movie of Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash★Star almost in its entirety.
    • The Futari wa Pretty Cure queen of Les Yay, however is a minor character named Yuka. Her first appearance vaguely implied that she might have a slight crush on Nagisa. Her third major appearance was kind of like that, except that instead of vaguely implying a slight crush, they stopped just short of outright saying she was in love, vaguely implied that Nagisa might return her feelings to some extent, and topped it all off by turning their emotions up to the maximum and sticking them in a bedroom together, after which they walked out together discussing who fell asleep when.
  • Speaking of Splash Star, Saki and Mai (principally in the movie), and later these two with Kaoru and Michiru, combined with Incest Subtext. Also, the first ED had lots of holding-hands shots between Saki and Mai.
  • The manga for Fresh Pretty Cure! features scenes of Love and Setsuna wearing shirts that read "love for moment" and "moment in love". For those not in the know, the name Setsuna means "moment".
  • In HeartCatch Pretty Cure!, Tsubomi develops a crush on the "handsome boy" Itsuki...who turns out to be a handsome girl. Tsubomi is heartbroken, lamenting that her first love ended so early. Then subsequent episodes give us Tsubomi almost slipping up and describing herself as attracted to Itsuki, the two acting very close as they fly towards the Heart Tree, Tsubomi fangirling over Itsuki with hearts in her eyes, a Sleep Cute scene, and a few instances that could be construed as Itsuki shyly flirting with Tsubomi.
    • There's also minor character Naomi who became victim of the week. Anxious to be friends with Itsuki, but considering that her flower is strawberry, which means love and admiration, friends could easily be replaced with lovers.
  • The first episode of Suite Pretty Cure ♪ has the two main leads Hibiki Houjo and Kanade Minamino. Even without wearing any Shipping Goggles, you can see their argument as more of a lovers' spat than a dispute between childhood friends.
    • Kanade's father says he bakes cakes for his wife. Kanade repeats this almost word for word about Hibiki. The subtext isn't particularly "sub", and the show's barely started.
    • Hibiki and Kanade's Crash into Hello in the start of a episode could be interpreted as a Accidental Kiss by some fans. And then there's the Siren-Sakura episode, who tries to focus on friendship but ends looking like a love triangle between Hibiki, Kanade and Seiren/Sakura.
    • Kanade tenderly touches Hibiki's fingers with hers during their transformation. It can be seen as rather intimate.
    • At the end of the official novel, Kanade confessed.
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    • Suite also has some of the weirdest Les Yay in the series with the on-and-off friendship of Hummy and Seiren, who are both mascots. The crowning moment of their Les Yay is when Seiren's Heel–Face Turn and transformation into Cure Beat happen specifically because the other villains were trying to torture and brainwash Hummy.
  • Smile PreCure! has lots of them. Episode 18 is a standout example.
    • Also in the 3DS game, Let's Go! Marchen World!, the opening of which features Nao and Reika, Yayoi and Akane, and **Miyuki and Candy ballroom dancing together in pairs...
    • Episode 25 is dedicated to the Nissan Combination pair, Nao and Akane.
    • Episode 33 has Princess Reika with her fangirls Miyuki and Yayoi.
    • Episode 39 has Cinderella-Miyuki dancing with... Prince Reika? And fairy godmother Yayoi getting gallantly saved by **Prince Reika, and then they stare deeply into each other's eyes.
    • In the movie: Miyuki and Nico, Akane and Miyuki. Actually, every girl loves Miyuki.
    • Episode 45 seems to dedicate it to Kouchou and Kushe. Complete with sappy montages dedicated to their friendship thorough the years. Kouchou's reaction after Kushe went rogue is like a couple who broke up (with wine on his table and all). In Episode 49 Kouchou and Kushe's ghost even hold hands!
  • Doki Doki Precure has its own page.
  • In HappinessCharge Pretty Cure!, there's Hime, who describes her feelings towards Megumi as "warm and fuzzy", holds hands with her all the time and even blushes around her. All the cures are touchy-feely, but those two take it to the next level.
  • Go! Princess Pretty Cure seems to have lots of implications here...
    • In episode 1, Yui gives Haruka a simple tour around the school. When they reach the Party Hall, Haruka imagines herself to be romantically dancing with a Princely Young Man only for her to realize "he" was actually Yui. Yui's awkwardly hilarious expression just seals the deal.
    • Episode #5: Haruka gives Kirara a hug to celebrate her passing the audition. Haruka and Minami then call each other by their first names for the first time, resulting in a Luminescent Blush from both ends, and the episode ends with all three girls holding hands.
    • Episode #9: Haruka comforts Minami when the latter is too scared to fight as a result of her fear of ghosts by holding her hand; the two then proceed to fight the Zetsuborg with their hands still connected. However, the crowning moment has to be at the end of the episode where Minami asks Haruka to dance with her… which they do. In front of the entire school. Even before that, Minami declines a young man's request, stating: "I've already decided who I want to have my first dance with", before she takes Haruka's hand. Their dance is also framed in such way that it wouldn't be out of place in a lesbian romance story. And then there's Haruka's declaration of being Minami's "knight".
    • Episode 13: Twilight gets very close to Haruka when teaching her how to play the violin, embracing her from behind and guiding Haruka's hands with her own.
    • Episode 23: Whenever Haruka takes Towa's hands throughout the episode. And then when she hugs her when she is losing ground to Lock.
    • Episode 24: Kirara initiates Friendly Tickle Torture on Towa to make her smile. This is followed by Towa and Kirara smiling and gazing into each others eyes for a long moment, which only ends when Aroma interrupts them to warn them of the Zetsuborg attack. The two of them are also roommates as of this episode.
    • Episode 32: The episode plays like something out of a traditional yuri genre with Minami's so-called fiancee trying to keep Haruka away from her and Minami defending her friend in retaliation. Her fiancee even envisions Haruka as a devil trying to take away his angelic Minami! In the end, the only thing he really did was to further strengthen the relationship Minami and Haruka had with one another.
    • Episode 43: Haruka accidentally trips and falls on top of Yui. What happened afterwards wasn't shown, but the implications were enough to make the shippers go wild.
  • No surprises here, considering it's Pretty Cure, but seeing as Mahou Tsukai Pretty Cure takes after the first two seasons and the first half of Suite, Mirai and Riko have their moments.
    • The show focuses on the growing relationship between the two main Cures mentioned above, meaning there's probably going to be just as many moments as their predecessors, and it doesn't stop at holding hands when transforming or performing special attacks.
    • Riko acts like something of a Tsundere towards Mirai, so make of that what you will.
    • Almost enforced in Episode 4, where an emerald light shines whenever Mirai and Riko hold hands.
    • Mirai and Riko are raising a baby fairy, Haa-chan together as of episode 5. Later episodes would lampshade this. Even when said baby fairy grows up, it still feels like Mirai and Riko are the parents of an excitable teenage girl. Riko even got a case of empty nest syndrome when said fairy start to outperform her in magic.
    • The last scene of Episode 9, in which Riko catches up with Mirai on the train bound towards the No-Magic World. Said scene was even comparable to Justice Gundam trying to catch the launching shuttle while Freedom Gundam tries to catch it, piloted by one of the biggest Ho Yay pairing in anime history. Make that what you like.
    • Episode 21 has an entire montage of Mirai and Riko holding hands.
    • Now in the post-mortem, among the fandom this show is constantly depicted, half-jokingly, as the story of a yuri couple raising a child.
    • Taken up to eleven with the mouth-to-mouth feeding (read:The Big Damn Kiss, what doesn't help is that the emphasis on said scene and all the images of the two's previous memories during this part making it feel more like The Big Damn Kiss rather than the former) in the manga.
    • Additionally, Katsuki Kana and Nagase Mayumi have this implied by the fact they're Those Two Girls near-constantly after Mayumi is rejected by a boy, right down to being seen together during the last episode, and both appearing in one of the crossover movies.
  • In KiraKira★Pretty Cure à la Mode, Ichika has a crush on Akira, not knowing that she is a girl until Ichika's father mentions it. She's shown to still like Akira a lot anyway.
    • Not to mention the sheer relationship between Yukari and Akira, which essentially crosses past subtext into just plain text.
    • In chapter 10 of the official manga, where Ichika suggests making a sweet that helps people "fall in love", Himari suggests using the PEA (phenylethylamine) in chocolate. She ends up falling in it, which causes her to fall in love with Aoi. Episode 35 also explores their relationship.
    • Episode 12 when Julio is playing soccer with his male classmates and outsmarts them. One almost falls over and he keeps him from falling, in a very suggestive manner.
      • Perhaps unintentionally, when Julio confronts a guy outside of the sweets shop, he has him against the wall, which can be interpreted as something… different.
    • Episode 29 features a scene of Himari fawning over Yukari.
    • Episode 31, in which Bibury is first purified, features a lot of moments between her and Ciel.
  • In HuGtto! Pretty Cure, Emiru and Ruru seem to get a long with each other. Even saying that they love each other very much. Plus, their transformation sequence says it all.
    • One episode shows that when Ruru tells Emiru she loves her, Emiru said that it made her blush.
    • Then there is Henri Wakamiya and Masato Aisaki, especially in Episode 33 where Henri makes a flying kiss to the audience, leaving the female audiences with hearts in their eyes, but for Masato's case, his left chest has a glowing heart.
      • In the final battle, where everyone becomes a Cure, Masato lifts Henri and carries him like a princess.
      • In the epilogue, we have the now choreographer Henri making another flying kiss, and Masato catching it.
    • Episode 42 really takes it up to eleven featuring George Kurai and Listol and some moments with Henri and Masato.
  • In Star★Twinkle Pretty Cure, Lala and Hikaru are set up for this from the moment they first understand each other in episode 1, all the while holding each other's hands. The movie is essentially an extended Hikaru/Lala story where they raise an alien "child" together, and Episode 40 has Hikaru hugging and comforting Lala when her classmates learn she's an alien and she believes she'll never fit in with humans. In Episode 12, they're made to play the fisherman and the goddess in an adaptation of Hagoromo, which causes Hikaru to give Lala a heartfelt speech begging her not to leave and stay by her side. When this comes to pass in episode 48, Lala's last words before she leaves are a strained, tearful "thank you, Hikaru". Episode 49 takes this further, as it's revealed Hikaru spends over a decade trying to reunite with her.
    • In Episode 7, Elena and Madoka are seen clasping each others hand's while floating inside the rocket — furthermore, they're blushing. Episode 18 depicts this as well; Hikaru's mother portrays Elena and Madoka as a male doctor and female nurse who fall in love in her manga. Episode 28 reveals they respect each other a lot and think the other is more impressive than themselves, and as the later episodes go on, they begin spending more time alone with each other and sharing intimate conversation.
  • Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure pretty much starts with Manatsu and Laura being strongly implied to start crushing on each-other right in the first episode, and the way the two continue to interact basically leaves no way to interpret it as anything other than actual romance.
  • In Delicious Party♡Pretty Cure, Yui and Kokone immediately began showing off these vibes.
    • In Episode 3, Yui (as Cure Precious) decides to Bridal Carry Kokone Fuwa back to her home.
    • In Episode 4, Kokone immediately follows Yui into the Delicious Field and proclaims that she felt a warmth in her heart thanks to Yui's kindness. The following episode has her blushing in shock when Yui calls her by her first name.