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  • Cast the Runner-Up: Rie Kugimiya had auditioned for the main four Precures before becoming the infamous Sixth Ranger Cure Ace.
  • Contractual Obligation Project: Glitter Force Doki Doki was the result of Toei foisting the obligation to dub Pretty Cure on Saban during negotiations for the rights to the Digimon dub, the same deal that led to Smile getting dubbed. Saban wanted nothing to do with it and the rights to Glitter Force were shelved back to Toei as soon as possible.
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  • The Danza: Word of God has confirmed that Yashima's, Nikaidou's, and Momota's first names are Chihiro (Ikki), Takuya (Satou), and Tsubasa (Sakurai), respectively.
  • Dueling Movies: While they're aimed towards a different but overlapping audience, it's still kinda hilarious that Doki Doki's Non-Serial Movie premiered on the same date as Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion. One might think that the kids show would do better, but while Doki Doki's film did very good, the Madoka film sold more tickets.
  • Executive Meddling: Originally, Cure Sword was supposed to join the team at the season's halfway mark. However, Toei has already decided to include Sword in New Stage 2, so the writers was forced to have her join the team much earlier than expected.
  • Fan Nickname: Alice is (Cure) Batman, her well-fortified manor is Precure Cave, and her bright pink limousine is Precure Mobile. After episode 25, though, the title of Cure Batman seems to have shifted to her butler Sebastian.
  • God Never Said That: A magazine article had stated that Doki Doki would end at the end of December, throwing fans in a panic. The director latter put on his Twitter that this wasn't the case, he had no idea where this came from and that the series was still committed to 49 episodes.
  • I Knew It!: King Jikochuu is Marie-Ange's father.
    • Ai-chan is Marie-Ange. Well, sort of. But they're still the same person.
  • Jossed: A lot of people predicted that Regina was going to be the red Precure. The anime does hint quite a bit at this, what with the red Royal Crystal being obtained because of her. The red Precure turns out to be a character not introduced before, Aguri.
  • Missing Episode: As mentioned below, the Glitter Force dub had the entire Blood Ring arc removed, which meant that the episodes where the Cures developed new powers were also gone. The main problem with this decision was that the Cures uses their new powers for the final two episodes, so without the context from the Blood Ring arc, these new abilities may seem like complete Ass Pulls to the average viewer.
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  • Non-Singing Voice: Only for the end song, which has Cure Sword singing but is not done by her voice actress, Miyamoto Kanako, who has song for the series in the past, but instead is done by Hitomi Yoshida.
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  • Promoted Fangirl: Like Nana Mizuki before, Hitomi Nabatame has looked up to the Precure franchise ever since its first launch and she was still a newbie. She admitted crying like a baby when she noticed that she got the role as Mana.
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  • Talking to Himself:
    • The individual Jikochuus to each other.
    • Raquel and Episode 5's Victim of the Week Haruna.
  • Trolling Creator: Way to go teasing the fanbase with Cure Ace's identity, Toei.
  • Troubled Production: Not for the actual show itself, but for the Glitter Force Doki Doki dub. Executive Meddling from the first Glitter Force's lack of success resulted in Saban Brands receiving an extremely tight budget, forcing them to remove and splice a bunch of episodes (resulting in the Blood Ring and New Powers arcs getting completely axed) until they met Netflix's bare minimum requirements for hosting. Not helping was Saban backing out of the deal towards the end of production, shelving everything back to Toei (except for Smile Pretty Cure!) at the last minute.
  • What Could Have Been: The DokiDoki Precure Official Complete Book reveals the following scrapped plots:
    • Prototype designs for the five Precures.
    • An episode with Mana liking Alice's brother Hiromichi; cut due to her "charity" personality.
    • A Slice of Life spin-off of the Precures' daily lives.
    • Mana, Alice, and Makoto were considered for the "loving a single person" episode before settling Rikka.
    • A love relationship between Mana and Jun. Female producers also vetoed a Mana and Joe relationship.
    • Cure Sword not joining the team until halfway through the series. (see Executive Meddling)
    • Alice at another school.
    • An episode with only Mana and Alice; cut due to Cure Sword's popularity.
    • #10 would have Mana noticing Rikka's jealousy of Makoto; cut because "it wasn't that good".
    • Ira making a Heroic Sacrifice for Rikka.
    • A sad ending where Makoto departs to the kingdom with the fairies after a farewell concert, says "Goodbye" and Disappears into Light.

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