Motif is an integral part of a PreCure series. It forms the backbone through which the tried-and-true meaty episodic formula of the PreCure franchise comes out. Motifs can come in the form of obvious visual and story cues, or it can simply come from the PreCure naming conventions of its characters and series title. Either way, it adds an extra spice that separates one series from another.
When considering a PreCure series, which of the following applies to you?
“I prefer a light motif that functionally ties the visuals and story together.” – Proceed to story considerations
“I prefer a dominating motif that functions as the show’s visual/thematic identity.” – Proceed to style considerations