Smile PreCure! (Japanese: スマイルプリキュア！, Hepburn: Sumairu PuriKyua!, lit. “Smile Pretty Cure!”) is a 2012 Japanese anime television series by Toei Animation and the ninth installment in Izumi Todo’s Pretty Cure metaseries, featuring the seventh generation of Cures. The series is written by Shōji Yonemura, who is best known as the head writer of Glass Fleet and Kamen Rider Kabuto. The character designs were done by Toshie Kawamura, who previously worked on the character designs for Yes! PreCure 5. The series aired on All-Nippon News Network (ANN)’s TV Asahi network between February 5, 2012 and January 27, 2013, replacing Suite PreCure♪ in its initial timeslot, and is succeeded by DokiDoki! PreCure. A film was released in Japanese theaters on October 27, 2012. The series’ main motif is fairy tales and happiness. A novel was released in 2016, which serves as a series epilogue taking place 10 years after the events of the anime.