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  • All-Star Cast: Since the dub was recorded in Studiopolis, expect some familiar faces like Todd Haberkorn, Debi Derryberry, Laura Bailey, Colleen O'Shaughnessy, just to name a few.
  • Blooper: In the English dub's "Battle On The Beach" episode, Kelsey calls what is usually called "Japanese pizza" "okonomiyaki", only for Emily to correct her and say "Snowcones? No! Japanese pizza!", pointing out that Kelsey's voice actress made a mistake.
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  • Breaking News Interruption: Infamously, the original airing of episode 13 displayed a news banner about a bus crash during the ending theme.
  • Contractual Obligation Project: Basically how the Glitter Force dub came to be. Despite Crunchyroll trying to get the streaming rights to the rest of the Pretty Cure series, Toei decided to include Pretty Cure in the same licencing deal that also gave Saban Brands the rights to Digimon (should be noted that Saban wanted nothing to do with the Pretty Cure series to begin with). This resulted in Smile (and eventually DokiDoki! PreCure) getting an Ashcan Copy dub work from upper management.
  • Distanced from Current Events: This particular incarnation was created to make kids happy after the Sendai earthquake the year prior, as it is Lighter and Softer than past installments of Pretty Cure.
  • I Knew It!:
    • Since the revelation of Smile's original dub name "Gangnam Girls", many fans figured that this series would be the one dubbed, based on the description of the series.
    • Many fans called out Episodes 10, 17 and 19 being removed due to their subjects, 19 especially.
  • Missing Episode: Eight episodes of Smile were removed from the Glitter Force dub, due to the fact that Saban originally planned to air the show on Nickelodeon before getting picked up by Netflix. The cut episodes are 10, 17, 19, 26, 27, 33, 34, and 36.
  • Name's the Same: There is an Akane Hino in the Cinderella Girls series.
  • No Export for You: Averted Trope! This is only the second season to get an English dub, only with Netflix distributing it, and the recent worldwide expansion.
    • Unfortunately, the toys didn't got a western release, meaning that the only way to get the toys is the Japanese version or the Korean version.
  • Playing Against Type: The majority of Chinami Nishimura's characters are... let's just say always have a hyperactive element with them. Reika is instead very calm and calculated.
    • Actor Yūji Mitsuya tends to play comic relief characters, or the young and cute hero. Here, he's the thoroughly evil Joker.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: When dubbed, you'll notice that there are lots of Naruto veterans on board, four of the Glitter Force girls have them (Kushina, Ino, Tenten and Sakura)
  • Sequel First: With exceptions of Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, parts of Latin America, Spain, and the U.K; Smile is this as it's the ninth series in the franchise, but first overall to hit daylights in a few countries like US, Brazil, and France.
  • Shout-Out: Miyuki's frequent shouting of "KIAI DA!!!" is one to Genji Tsuushin Agedama...for pretty much the same purpose
  • So My Kids Can Watch: According to a segment on their show Akashiya-san Channel, manzai act FUJIWARA took a guest role in this show because Toshifumi Fujimoto's daughter was a huge fan of the franchise and had a massive collection of merchandise, with Heart Catch Pretty Cure being her favorite series.
  • Teasing Creator: Is Cure Sunny orange or red? Most would say the former, but there are some things that suggest the latter:
    • The Smile Pact glows the same color as the Cure Decor that is inserted. Although Cure Sunny is orange, Akane's Cure Decor is red, as is the light that comes from the Pact when it's used.
    • This screenshot of the opening title screen shows her holding both an orange and a red balloon (the other girls carry their own colors).
    • It doesn't help that in some International versions of Glitter Force, Cure Sunny/Glitter Sunny is referred to as "Glitter Orange".
  • Talking to Himself: The Bad End Cures share their respective VAs with their counterparts in both versions.
    • In the English dub, Wolfrun/Ulric, Akaoni/Brute and Joker/Rascal are all voiced by Keith Silverstein.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Cure March was originally designed to be a purple Cure, and all the girls were going to have long hair.
    • Before going with the name Glitter Force, the series' English name went with the name "Gangnam Girls"
    • The reason why eight episodes were cut from the Glitter Force dub was because Saban originally tried to get the show aired on Nickelodeon, which had a 20-episode limit per season.

Alternative Title(s): Glitter Force


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