Fresh Pretty Cure is the fourth separate PreCure series in the franchise, and the first series that was produced after the first marketing shift, which saw the focus of the series’ production take its considerable multi-demographic appeal into consideration. This doesn’t necessarily mean darker and edgier per se, but the art style and music shift are a huge departure in the franchise. While the show introduces most of its main characters early on, such as Love Momozono/Cure Peach, Miki Aono/Cure Berry, and Inori Yamabuki/Cure Pine, the fourth PreCure, Cure Passion is introduced halfway throughout the season after an amazing character arc.
The four together, Fresh is a super-fun cast in a show that, despite its novel (fresh?) approach to the franchise, is as self-aware as ever, and doesn’t take itself seriously when it doesn’t need to. The stock animation is a bit rough, but it has a few interesting fights throughout, particularly towards the end. It’s also the first show in the franchise to feature the highly polarizing 3DCG dancing ending themes. Fresh is definitely an interesting show worthy of being one’s first PreCure.