simply to PreCure Splash Star, is a magical girl anime series produced by Toei Animation and Asahi Broadcasting Corporation, which aired in Japan TV Asahi's ANN network between February 5, 2006 and January 28, 2007. It is the third series in Izumi Todo's Pretty Cure metaseries, following a new story different from the previous two series. The series is directed by Toshiaki Komura, who previously directed Kinnikuman Nisei. The character designs were done by Akira Inagami, who previously worked on the character designs on both Futari wa Pretty Cure and Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart. The series's theme and concept is based on the Japanese idiom "flower, bird, wind, moon" (花鳥風月 kachōfūgetsu), which symbolizes the beauties of Nature, or the traditional themes of natural beauty in Japanese aesthetics.