Earlier today, Japanese news source Otakomu reported that a filing for Hugtto! PreCure (Hug It! PreCure) was filed at the Japan Patent Office. The filing, which was made on September 29, includes a logo, and covers a variety of merchandise items.
A screenshot of the filing was also released, which you can check out below.
This isn’t the first time that a trademark tipped off a PreCure series. The current series, Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode was first unearthed in October 2016, when a trademark filing was sniffed out by dedicated fans.
Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode is the fourteenth Precure anime series to date. Kōhei Kureta (Saint Seiya Omega) and Yukio Kaizawa (Digimon Frontier, One Piece: Take Aim! The Pirate Baseball King ) are directing the show at Toei, with Marie Ino providing character designs. Jin Tanaka (Anne-Happy, Go! Princess Precure) is in charge of series composition.
Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode premiered on February 5. Episode 37, Salut! Ciel is Going Back to France!? will hit Japanese TV on October 22.
A film, titled Eiga Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode: Paris to! Omoide no Mille-Feuille! will hit Japanese theaters a week later, on October 28.