So how did you? And what was the first series you watched? In my case I had been interested in magical girl and shoujo anime ever since I started watching Sailor Moon in 2006. I eventually moved on to Mermaid Melody and Shugo Chara, both of which I love; I actually have some Mermaid Melody manga on my bookshelf next to the computer right now. Anyway I had finished Mermaid Melody and was caught up to the Shugo Chara anime & manga, so I began researching on Wikipedia to find something else to satisfy my magical girl fix. Eventually I found a page for the original Futari wa Pretty Cure, which at this point had only ended less than two years before. I decided to try it out to see if I liked it. I wasn't sure at first, but I was beginning to grow fond of Nagisa and Honoka; Nagisa for her comedic lines and her annoyance at only having other girls be interested in her, and Honoka for her nerdy and more feminine qualities that reminded me of myself. And the rest is history: I blasted through Futari wa, Max Heart, and Splash Star in a span of a few months. I slowed down with Pretty Cure 5 because I couldn't find subs and watched most of it RAW(which is why I plan to rewatch it this year). I was partway through Fresh(also RAW) when Heartcatch started airing, so I decided to watch them at the same time, getting officially caught up to the series shortly thereafter. This is of course when I immediately connected with Tsubomi's character, falling in love with the series all over again and cementing it as one of my favourites.