Can you believe it? We're coming up on 20 years of the Pretty Cure franchise dominating the magical girl world!
Each series, beginning with Futari wa Pretty Cure, has been a magical journey in its own right. Tackling themes like the power of friendship and female empowerment in such an entertaining way can’t have been easy, but it’s something that the franchise has become known for in its two-decade run.
Characters that would set the standard for what would come after were introduced in this generation of the Pretty Cure franchise. As the first team, Cure Black and Cure White are the two that are most instantly recognizable. HeartCatch Pretty Cure!, the seventh series, is likewise very popular among viewers and frequently comes in second place in surveys of viewer preference behind Futari wa Pretty Cure.
Over the years, we’ve been introduced to a variety of characters who deal with the same dilemma: how to go about saving the world from evil while maintaining their everyday lives. Through their awesome powers, effective teamwork, and indomitable spirit, they always manage to win in the end.
We've gathered some of the most incredible fan artwork depicting figures from the franchise's first ten years to help you commemorate this significant event. Keep a lookout for part two!
Have you spotted your favorite Cure in the artwork below?