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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 13

    The Legend of White Snow

    Aired 6/27/01

  • S 1 : Ep 12

    Warmth, Once More

    Aired 6/20/01

  • S 1 : Ep 11

    Eyes of Glass

    Aired 6/13/01

  • S 1 : Ep 10

    The Furthest Ends of One's Emotions

    Aired 6/6/01

  • S 1 : Ep 9

    Unreaching Melody

    Aired 5/30/01

  • Cast & Crew
  • Monica Rial

    Yayoi (English)

  • Takehito Koyasu

    Tanaka (Japanese)

  • Kikuko Inoue

    Natsue Awayuki (Japanese)

  • Luci Christian


  • Chris Patton


  • show Description
  • Prétear is a story of a girl named Himeno Awayuki, who has to overcome her fears to become the White Prétear and protect the life essence on Earth called Leafé, with the help of the Leafé Knights, Hayate (wind), Sasame (sound), Kei (light), Go (fire), Mannen (ice), Hajime (water), and Shin (grass). She must defeat the princess of disaster and her demon larva's. For Himeno to fight off the princess of disaster and the demon larva, she must become one with one of the Leafé Knights and thereby become Prétear. The only question is: Will Himeno be confident enough in to destroy the princess of disaster when the time comes? Which Leafé Knight will turn his back on the other Leafé Knights and Himeno? Opening Theme Song: White Destiny by Yoko Ishida Ending Theme Song: My Sweet Heart/Lucky Star by Sayuri Yoshida White Destiny Lyrics: A boundless future stretches across the skies And I am born anew I'll make the snow of happiness fall all over the world Destiny is there to be grasped, so stretch out your hands There is no tomorrow which has already been decided Even if you say nothing, I know our meeting that day was no coincidence I sensed eternity in your distant gaze The light of the setting sun in beautiful If the cold wind glimmers I can hear your voice drifting gently Knowing that I'm not alone in my heart Warms it so much that it hurts It all begins from the point of believing These feelings are proof of being alive The endless future and the expanding skies Allow me to be reborn anew I'll make the snow of happiness fall all over the world Holding hands with youmoreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (82)

    • Shin: (gasps) The tree--the tree is dying!

    • Himeno: A pond in the yard?! Talk about having money.

    • Sasame: We will have to find her--the one who turns red snow into white.

    • Sasame: (grimly) The red snow of evil is being called to fall upon the Earth.

    • Hayate: (yelling) Jumping out like that so suddenly with all your weight, FULL FORCE! Ah, so heavy...I thought I was going to die or something! Himeno: (also yelling) When you crash into a frail young girl, aren't you supposed to say (she poses and lowers her voice), "Excuse me, are you hurt anywhere?"

    • Girl 1: Hey, that's Mawata's step-sister. Girl 2: She's been ignored! Girl 1: She's not in Mawata's league. Girl 2: There's no way those two can become sisters.

    • Himeno: Hey, Mawata! Let's go home toge....ther... (Mawata walks away, ignoring her.)

    • Girl 1: Her father is a penniless druken novelist who married Miss Mayune's mother for her money! Girl 2: Poor Miss Mayune--to be called family with people like that!

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    Notes (21)

    • Himeno prets with Hayate in this episode for the first time, becoming the Pretear of Wind.

    • The 7 Knights of Leafe are as follows: Hayate(18): Knight of Wind, Taurus Sasame(16): Knight of Sound, Capricorn Kei(16): Knight of Light, Aquarius Go(16): Knight of Fire, Leo Mannen(10): Knight of Ice, Sagittarius Hajime(7): Knight of Water, Aries Shin(5): Knight of Plants, Aries

    • Himeno prets with Sasame in this episode, becoming the Pretear of Sound.

    • We learn that when a Knight and a Pretear join together, the knight becomes the sword and shield of his princess. So, when the Pretear gets attacked, it's really the knight who gets hurt.

    • Mawata listens to Sasame's interviews a lot and sends cards under the name "Silk." Listen to her card if you want to really understand her personality.

    • This episode really introduces Sasame. We learn that he has the power to hear things well and far away.

    • Himeno prets with Go in this episode, and becomes the Pretear of Fire.

    • We learn that Go is the Leafé Knight of Fire.

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    Trivia (5)

    • In this episode, it is revealed that Mawata is a 14-year-old in junior high school.

    • In this episode of Pretear we learn that Mannen is the Leafé Knight of Ice.

    • In this episode Himeno asked Mannen, Hajime and Shin to take her to the sealing grounds of Fenril wherein she found out that Fenril used to be a Pretear thanks to Kei who told her who Fenril used to be.

    • Although Himeno told Kei in an earlier episode that she doesn’t play computer games, Himeno does play a Beatmania style rhythm game at the arcade when she goes out with Mawata.

    • In this episode of Pretear Himeno became the legendary White Pretear all by herself.

    Allusions (4)

    • The Awayuki Mansion strongly resembles the Fontainebleau, in France.

    • Sasame: You see a kendama is a great toy to increase your concentration
      This Bilboquet is both a cup and ball game and a ring and pin game. In this version there are three "cups" in which to catch the ball, and also a "pin" on which to catch the ball. In this latter case, a hole in the ball substitutes for a "ring". One way to play the game is to hold the handle in one hand, and with the other hand throw the tethered ball into the air and catch the ball on the pin as the ball falls. Then while the ball is on the pin, toss the ball into the air, and catch the ball in the large concave bowl. A third toss - and the ball is to be caught in the reverse side of the bowl which is a concave smaller bowl. A fourth toss - and a player attempts to catch the ball on the base of the concave handle (which is the third "cup" and even smaller bowl). Unlike some other Bilboquet games, this one requires considerable wrist movement along with eye-hand coordination. Actually, the kendama's roots are in Europe. Around 1615, a game called cup and ball became popular there. Needless to say, the object of the game was to throw a ball in the air and get it to land in a cup. The ball, which was made of thread or strands of wool, was tied to a receptacle like a cup or champagne glass. In time, the game changed somewhat - a hole was made in the ball, and the player held a deer horn. As you can guess, the player had to get the ball onto the end of the horn. This European game came to Japan via China in the 18th century. It soon became a hit among adults who found it fun, along with a few drinks. But the kendama continued to evolve. In 1921, a toy maker added a part that looks like a Japanese tsuzumi drum (which is shaped like an hourglass). The new toy, called the jitsugetsu ball, became a hit with children. It was the prototype for today's kendama. The deer horn was replaced by a pointed wooden stick, with a small bowl being added on either side of it. These are the three places where you have to capture the ball. One of the advantages of the game is that you can play it indoors and outside. It is fun and easy to play, so it quickly caught on among children and adults alike. The game can be made more difficult. For example, try to get the ball on each of the places in turn, keeping to the rhythm of a song. Or try to spear the ball with a considerable amount of flair. Or hold the ball instead of the handle, then throw the handle in the air and try to get the wooden point into the hole in the ball. In fact, enthusiasts have listed more than 300 different maneuvers. Experts compete against each other in tournaments, and are awarded ranks according to skill, just like judo players are. Since the 1960s, some people have thought of the kendama as a toy for adults who are nostalgic for the past. Perhaps this is because it is made of wood, or because of its simple shape. But things continue to change. Someone has recently invented a digital version made of semi-transparent plastic and equipped with something akin to a computer chip. This new toy is called "dejiken" (from 'digital kendama'). Lights flash when you get the ball in the right place, and you can practice your skills while listening to the rap music coming from inside. Adults find dejiken hard to relate to, but kids have no prejudices in this regard. A kendama will increase your concentration, hand-eye-coordination, and your reflexes. (This toy used to be used by archers and some samurai)

    • Himeno: I'll have a double scoop of powdered green tea kimchee unfermented, soybean yogurt, with lots of chocolate chips!
      Kimchee or kimchi however you choose to spell it is a Korean dish made of vegetables, such as cabbage or radishes, that are salted, seasoned, and stored in sealed containers to get tangy, kind of like a pickled cucumber. See, people of Korea, eat kimchi next to almost every meal, it's tangy cabbage but have unfermented(not tangy just sliced up seasoned and salted cabbage), mix it with powdered green tea which is a chinese drink, soybean yogurt which is just yogurt made from beans whichs sounds kinda nasty but it's definitely low fat, and add chocolate chips and you have a recipe for disaster if you ask me! It sounds nasty but maybe it's good for those without tastebuds.

    • When Hayate kissed Himeno at the end, he brought her back to life. Just like the famous fairy tales, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty .

  • Fan Reviews (19)
  • Sixteen year old Himeno is recruited to help save the world.

    By God0sgirl, Jan 09, 2009

  • Love this show so much

    By StellaRocks, Jan 19, 2008

  • Pretear is a story centered around a 16 year old girl – Himeno Awayuki and her interactions with the Leafe Knights. Personally, this is one of my favourite shows.

    By jasminech, Aug 04, 2007

  • Disney Princess? Well kind of.

    By Angus_Mac, Jun 13, 2007

  • Loved it!!

    By thenchick, Mar 28, 2007

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