The Pretty Cure anime franchise has fans of all ages, especially once you consider that the first anime came out 17 years ago and many people have grown up with it. As a nod to the adult fanbase, Bandai has created a “Pretty Holic Luxe” cosmetic store directed toward adult women.
Its initial release consists of fragrance balms colorfully inspired by the characters from Futari wa Precure and Yes! Precure 5 GoGo! Preorders have begun, with the items lined up to ship in the fall. A fragrance balm costs 2,750 yen, which is the equivalent of a little over $25.
Tropical-Rouge! Precure came out this past February.
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.