So, the next Precure anime is gonna hug it out!

Earlier today, Toei Animation announced that Hugtto! Precure (Hug It! Precure) is the next official installment in their long running franchise. The series will hit Japanese TV in “spring 2018.”

Toei opened a website for the project, which features the tagline “You can do anything! You can be anything! Embrace a shining future!”

Toei filed a trademark for the brand on September 29, which was discovered by fans a couple of weeks later.

The series will replace Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode, which is currently airing.

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.

Source: Ota-suke