On Friday, Crunchyroll unveiled its plans to stream the anime “Power of Hope: Precure Full Bloom (Kibō no Chikara Otona Precure 23)” beginning on October 7th at 7:45 a.m. EDT. This streaming service will make the series available in North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, CIS, the Middle East, and Africa.
The anime is set to make its debut on NHK Educational on October 7th at 6:25 p.m. JST (5:25 a.m. EDT). Subsequently, it will follow a regular airing schedule on Saturdays.
The anime stars:
- Atsuko Enomoto (Futari wa Precure Splash Star) as Mai Mishou
- Yuko Sanpei returning as Nozomi Yumehara
- Orie Kimoto (Futari wa Precure Splash Star) as Saki Hyuuga
- Junko Takeuchi (Yes! Precure 5, Yes! Precure 5 GoGo!) as Rin Natsuki
Additional returning cast includes:
- Ai Maeda as Karen Minatsuki
- Ai Nagano as Komachi Akimoto
- Mariya Ise as Urara Kasugano
- Yōko Hikasa as anime original character Bell
- Eri Sendai as Kurumi Mimino
Takayuki Hamana, renowned for his directorial work on titles like “Prince of Tennis” and “Sorcerous Stabber Orphen” in 2020, holds the position of series director at both Toei Animation and Studio DEEN. Meanwhile, Yoshimi Narita, with a rich portfolio of contributions to various “Precure” movies and series, takes the helm of series composition. Atsuko Nakajima, celebrated for character designs in “Komi Can’t Communicate” and “Ranma ½,” lends her artistic expertise. The musical score is entrusted to Naoki Satō, who has previously worked on several “Precure” series, including “Yes! Precure 5 GoGo!”
The opening theme, “Tokimeki” (Heart-Throbbing), will be brought to life by the talented Ikimono-gakari. For the closing theme, “Shizuku no Precure” (Drops of Precure), the stage belongs to Cure Quartet, a group consisting of “Precure” theme song luminaries Mayumi Gojo, Yuka Uchiyae, Mayu Kudou, and Kanako Miyamoto. Cure Quartet, known for their earlier work on the 2008 “Yes! Precure 5 GoGo!” anime’s second ending theme, returns to captivate audiences once again.
Toei Animation has previously unveiled its ambitious plans for the “Precure” franchise’s 20th-anniversary celebration, which includes “Kibō no Chikara Otona Precure 23” and the eagerly anticipated sequel to “Maho Girls Precure!” titled “Mahō Tsukai Precure! 2.” Both of these projects are designed with a mature audience in mind.
As the clock ticks towards 2024, “Mahō Tsukai Precure! 2” is poised to make its debut on the late-night “Animazing!!!” block, gracing screens on ABC TV, TV Asahi, and 22 affiliated networks.
Source | Crunchyroll