Answering to a fan’s question about the series’ 10th anniversary plan, the official Twitter of Kodansha’s Character Bunko imprint confirmed yesterday that a novel adaptation of the 3rd PreCure TV series Futari wa PreCure Splash Star is now in the works and scheduled to be published in 2017. In addition, the previously announced two novel adaptations of the 8th series Suite PreCure♪ (2011-2012) and the 9th Smile PreCure! (2012-2013) will be available later this year.
@remi_splashstar 『ふたりはプリキュア スプラッシュスター』は、ただいま執筆中で、来年の刊行予定になりそうです。申し訳ございません。今年後半には、『スマイルプリキュア！』と『スイートプリキュア♪』は刊行できるように進めております。どうぞ楽しみにお待ちください。
— 講談社キャラクター文庫 (@k_Character) June 27, 2016
The imprint has published three PreCure novels so far, based on the 1st series Futari wa PreCure (2004-
2005), 6th Fresh PreCure! (2009-2010) and 7th HeartCatch PreCure! (2010-2011). It has not been confirmed
that the Splash Star novel will be a retelling of the TV anime story like Futari wa PreCure and HeartCatch
or a sequel to it like Fresh.
Futari wa PreCure Splash Star was originally aired for 49 episodes in Japan from February 2006 to January
2007. Though achieving moderate commercial success compared to its predecessor, it has been considered
as one of the most critically acclaimed series in the 12 years history of the PreCure franchise.
DVD box set jacket illustrations
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