Heartcatch Pretty Cure’s intro story
So, up on Toei Animation’s website, they have an introductory synopsis of Heartcatch Pretty Cure. I was notified of this in IRC, and proceeded to translate it on the spot in IRC. I then put it up on the Wikipedia article and decided to publish it here as well. Translation is after the jump for those who don’t wish to have (what’s likely to be) parts of the first episode of the series spoiled for them.
それから数日後。明堂学園へ転校したつぼみの前に、なんと夢で見た妖精が現れる！ 妖精はつぼみに、「伝説の戦士プリキュアになって、≪こころの大樹≫を守って！みんなの≪こころの花≫を咲かせて！」と頼む。 自分にそんなことはムリ……と断るつぼみ。
Tsubomi Hanasaki is 2nd year middle school student that loves flowers and plants. One day, Tsubomi had a mysterious dream. There were flowers that bloomed on a great tree. Suddenly, all the flowers wilted and fell off. And then, because of that, the sprites took off.
Fast forward several days. After Tsubomi transferred to Myodou Academy[A1], the sprites that she saw in that dream appeared before her! The sprites begged Tsubomi, “Become the legendary warrior Pretty Cure and defend the Great Heart Tree! Make everyone’s Heart Flowers bloom!” Tsubomi refused, saying that such a thing was impossible for her to do alone.
However, a sudden attack from a mysterious enemy came, and the Heart Flower of her new classmate, Erika Kurumi, was stolen. To save Erika’s heart, she had no choice but to become Pretty Cure and fight!
Tsubomi summoned her courage and transformed into Pretty Cure!
[A1] This is an educated guess at the reading of the kanji for the school’s name, 明堂学園.