The legendary warrior, Cure Moonlight, was defeated and it's up to shy Tsubomi and fashion-obsessed Erika to step up and become the next Precure team. Together they must battle the Desert Messengers, an evil organization preying on the negative emotions blooming in people's hearts. They want to help their friends and the quickly-wilting Great Heart Tree by collecting Heart Seeds, but can they prevail given they are the weakest Precure in history?!
Life can be tough when you're a teenager. Enter Tsukino Usagi, an average, if somewhat clumsy, junior high student whose voracious appetite for sweets and capacity for tears are offset by her enthusiasm for life. Her normal existence is suddenly turned upside down when a talking cat named Luna comes into her life. Suddenly, Usagi finds herself with the ability to transform into the superhero known as Sailor Moon. Fighting the occasional monster may be the least of her worries, though...
Both have formulaic episodes that contribute to the overarching story line, and both animes have a wellspring of backstory that you can delve into if you like. Both are traditional Magical Girl animes, complete with costume change sequences and fun attack names.
Sailor Moon definitely focuses more on romance than Heartcatch Pretty Cure! while Heartcatch... has more intense fights and much more updated art and animation.
If you like one, give the other a shot. Chances are you'll enjoy it!
Sailor Moon is the queen of all magical girl shows, but Heartcatch is a pretty worthy sucessor. Both are cute and fun action-based romps about a team of middle school girls with secret magical powers and obscenely long transformation sequences.
Sakura Kinomoto never imagined that by opening a book in her father's library, she'd be responsible for releasing wild magic into the world, yet that's exactly what she did. Too powerful to be let loose on the world, the magical Clow cards were sealed away long ago by their creator, Clow Reed. But all is not lost, for the guardian beast, Keroberos, was sealed along with the cards! Can Sakura, with the help of Keroberos, retrieve the cards before they wreak havoc on the town?
There are a lot of bad mahou shoujo series out there, and there are a lot of mahou shoujo that try to switch up the genre's established formula to make a name for itself. If you're trying to avoid both of these, Heartcatch and Card Captor Sakura are good choices- they're traditional mahou shoujo that don't try to reinvent the genre, opting instead to do everything right.
The cheery Kobato Hanato is on a mission to heal people’s damaged hearts and gather the resulting “konpeito”; she must collect one hundred of these candy-shaped trophies in order for her deepest wish to be granted: to go to a certain place. Along the way, she’s accompanied by an ever-disgruntled, talking stuffed animal of a guardian named Ioryogi who scores her efforts, attempts to keep her on-track, and reminds her of the rules governing her task: she only has one year to fulfill her goal and she must not, under any circumstance, fall in love with someone whose heart she heals.
Kobato. and Heartcatch are magical girl-(ish) series about girls who try to heal other people's hearts and collect a bunch of Heart Seeds/conpeito. Both are super adorable, and have a similar sense of humor. Don't expect many action scenes from Kobato, though.
The magical My Melody used to live a normal life in Mari Land, picking flowers and baking cookies for her friends and family - that is, until Kuromi and Baku escaped from the royal castle and fled to the human world! They took with them two magical treasures - the melody bow and the melody key - which, when used for evil purposes, can grant the user the ultimate Dark Power. Now, My Melody must travel to the human world to put a stop to Kurumi's evil plans to turn one hundred human dreams into nightmares. By her side is Uta, a human girl who is in love with the violin genius Hiiragi - a talented boy who unfortunately has decided to assist Kuromi in her devious plans...
Both anime follow a similar formula where a random (usually) character is feeling down or has some problems and the antagonists show up and try to take advantage of that by transforming him/her into a monster or making his/her dream come true and it's up to the heroines and mascots to save him/her and turn things back to normal. However, in Onegai My Melody it's the mascot that takes cares of the problem using helper characters.
With the defeat of the Dark Moon clan, the future Crystal Tokyo is safe once again. As Usagi and Mamoru bid a sad farewell to their daughter from the future, Chibiusa, Rei senses a new danger lurking in the shadows. Along with the new monsters, the Sailor Senshi face two newcomers wearing similar Sailor Senshi outfits! Are they friend or foe? Will the two groups manage to put aside their differences to work together, or will the approaching silence destroy them all?
Both are magical girl anime where the bad guys target someone in order to steal his/her heart flower or pure heart and the heroines have to transform so they can defeat the bad guys and get back the stolen heart flower or pure heart.