Characters: Futari wa Pretty Cure

This is the character sheet for Futari wa Pretty Cure and Futari Wa Pretty Cure MaX Heart.

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    Main Characters 

Nagisa Misumi/Natalie Blackstone (Cure Black)

Voiced by: Yoko Honna (Japanese), Rocio Barahona (English), Milagros Fernández (European Spanish)

An energetic athlete who's popular with the girls (although she wishes the love letters she got in her locker were from cute boys instead), Nagisa is a tomboyish middle-class girl who would rather have fun than study. When she makes a wish on a meteor shower for a boyfriend who will love her, she instead meets Mepple and gets the power to become Cure Black. Though she's completely reluctant at first, her compassion for Mepple and Mipple as well as her desire to protect her friends convince her to save the world after all.

  • Action Girl
  • Bare Your Midriff: But only in the first season—Toei got enough complaints from parents to have her abdomen covered starting with Max Heart.
  • Berserk Button: Threaten her friends or her brother, and she'll let you have it for sure.
  • Book Dumb: She is reasonably intelligent, but still not much of a student.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Her love for "Fujipi-senpai".
  • Catch Phrase: "Arienai!"note 
  • Club President: In Max Heart, she becomes the lacrosse team captain.
  • Cross-Cast Role: As Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (see below). She also does this for a Japanese period play in episode 37 of Max Heart.
  • Crossdresser: Happens in at least two episodes: in episode 9, she does this twice—first as a ramen delivery boy, then as a mailman—in an attempt to reclaim Mepple, who had been confiscated, and in a later episode, she gets the part of Romeo in her school's production of Romeo and Juliet.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Nagisa is, so far, the only non-evil Cure to wear mostly black. Her half of the Marble Screw is also darkness-based.
  • Determined Defeatist: No matter how many times she yells "Arienai!", to herself or to other people, she will see through her goal to the bitter end. A Dying Dream in Max Heart finale shows that she already has it since she was a child, implied coming from her own stubborn pride as a sport ace.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Much to her chagrin.

Honoka Yukishiro/Hannah Whitehouse (Cure White)

Voiced by: Yukana (Japanese), Michelle Molineux (English), Carmen Cervantes (European Spanish)

Nagisa's complete opposite, Honoka is a star student rumoured to be a super-genius and gets one or two love letters a month from boys. She rejects every one of them, though, because she wants an honest relationship built on mutual respect. Besides the members of the chemistry club, Honoka doesn't have very many friends; she hasn't had anyone over at her house in years and just studies instead, and even her parents are always overseas. When she went into the garden shed at her mansion, she met Mipple and gained the power to become Cure White. She loves the idea of being a Magical Girl, finding it "exciting".

  • Action Girl
  • Badass in Distress: She's frequently cornered by the episode's Zakenna, needing Nagisa to come save her. The most obvious instance of this is episode 42, where she's trapped in a dark zone and about to be consumed by darkness, and Nagisa is frantically searching for her all over the city. However, when she's freed, she'll go back to whipping butt for real.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: The rare times she actually gets angry, even the fearless Nagisa is in awe of her...
  • Light Is Good: As a Cure, Honoka wears white and performs the light-based half of Marble Screw.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: However, she is very accepting of her parents being away for long and hardly ever complains about it.
  • The Matchmaker: Honoka really likes playing Cupid between Nagisa and Fujipi.
  • Meaningful Name: In the dub, she's called Hannah Whitehouse. (For reference, Yukishiro is "Snow-castle" — which is a Punny Name, as shiro also means "white".)
  • Platonic Life Partners: With Fujipi.
  • Pungeon Master: Has a propensity to make puns in episode previews.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Since her parents are frequently away, she's lived most of her young life with her grandmother.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue Oni to Nagisa's Red.
  • Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Nagisa.
  • Signature Move: Aside of her powers with Cure Black; Cure White is the only one who has a tendency to grab the enemy and then judo-throws it.
  • Spock Speak: She often lapses into scientific talks and jargons when she finds something interesting to her. Many non-science club members can't understand what she's talking about but after awhile, Nagisa of all people can somehow apply her long-winded theories and advice into coherent, though laconic, actions.
  • Tareme Eyes: Only in civilian mode. Her eyes become a bit more "normal"-looking as Cure White, and her personality becomes a bit less soft-spoken to match.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Another catchphrase.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Nagisa's Tomboy.
  • True Blue Femininity: Honoka has blue hair and blue details on her Cure outfit. She is presented as more conventionally feminine than the tomboyish yet partially pink-themed Nagisa.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: Her parents are art dealer than travel the world for the entire year and only come home in her birthday. They seem to realize this, but can't just drop their job off; trying to make it up with her by pampering Honoka in those little time they have together.

Hikari Kujou (Shiny Luminous)

Voiced by: Rie Tanaka (Japanese), Virginia Carrera (European Spanish)

  • Actual Pacifist: Tried to fight ineffectually when she first transformed. After that, she is purely in the defensive support role.
  • All-Loving Hero: She represents life itself, after all. It's her nature, that's why she can't fight.
  • Barrier Warrior: Just drop the warrior part.
  • Blank Slate / Creepy Child: In earlier episodes, she will stare off to nowhere with empty eyes like she's in a daze. She grows out of it later.
  • Damsel in Distress: The only member of Pretty Cure not to be much of a fighter.
  • Disney Death: After being sacrificed to restore the Queen (much to the chagrin of Cures Black and White), it turns out she became a separate entity from the Queen just as Hikaru would become a separate entity from the Jaaku King at the end of the series.
  • Forehead of Doom
  • Girlish Pigtails/Mega Twintails: When transformed.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's blond, cute, sweet, and she's the only member of the team in a defensive and supporting combat role.
  • Kung-Fu Jesus: Averted. This article, in a bit of Fridge Brilliance, goes into detail why that is. To quote:
    "The ideals this character represents are simply not compatible with the means of violence. She stands for life, not for destruction, even if she is fighting for a good cause."
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: In Max Heart, most other characters refer to the group as "Precure and Luminous". It's not really an insult, since she's not technically a Cure.
  • Non-Action Girl: Unlike Nagisa and Honoka, her abilities are for support rather than combat.
  • Support Party Member: Her powers revolve entirely around hampering enemies and enhancing Cure Black and Cure White's attacks.
  • Tagalong Kid: Somehow. She is two years younger than the other heroines, being a supportive member instead being a fighter and she appears everywhere where Nagisa and Honoka go, mostly later than them.
  • Third Ranger
  • Un-Person: Everybody who's Locked Out of the Loop forgets she ever existed when she's kidnapped by the Shiten'ou.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Like the two Pretty Cures, Shiny Luminous has extreme physical raw power, but she doesn't know how to fight.


Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (Japanese), Roger Rhodes (English), Sara Vivas (European Spanish)


Voiced by: Akiko Yajima (Japanese), Angie Beers (English), Elena Ruiz de Velasco (European Spanish)

Pollun & Lullun

Voiced by: Haruna Ikezawa (Japanese, Pollun), Asuka Tanii (Japanese, Lulun), Inés Blázquez (European Spanish, Pollun), Gloria Armesto (European Spanish, Lulun)

  • Red Baron: "The Prince of Light" and the "Princess who weaves the future"
  • Sixth Ranger: Pollun, for the mascots during the first series. Lullun fills this role during Max Heart.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The fansubber referred to Pollun as Porun even after merchandise revealed the spelling, because "it looked cuter".
  • Took a Level in Badass: Pollun, especially in Max Heart when he stops being a crybaby.
  • Verbal Tic: "~popo" for Pollun; "~lulu" for Lullun.

    Garden of Light 

Wisdom, the Guardian

Voiced by: Taiki Matsuno (Japanese), Miriam Valencia (European Spanish)

  • Demoted to Extra: He's part of a number of important plot points in the first season, and gives Precure some useful items, whereas in MaX Heart he's always hanging around the Garden of Light and does nothing more than commenting on the happenings in the human world.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Almost always.
  • Informed Attractiveness: Mipple finds him attractive, but in the eyes of the audience he just looks slightly less cartoony and more human than the other denizens of the Light.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green.


Voiced by: Hiroshi Naka (Japanese), Rafael Calvo (European Spanish)


Voiced by: Kaya Matsutani (Japanese), Miriam Valencia (European Spanish), Carolina Tak (European Spanish, movies)

    Friends and Family 

Shiho Kubota

Voiced by: Eri Sendai (Japanese), Miriam Valencia (European Spanish)

Rina Takashimizu

Voiced by: Yuka Tokumitsu (Japanese), Inés Blázquez (European Spanish)


Voiced by: Kozue Kamada (Japanese), Amalia Cantarero (European Spanish)

Shougo "Fujipi" Fujimura

Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio (Japanese), Javier Balas (European Spanish)


Voiced by: Satoshi Katougi (Japanese), Jesús Barreda (European Spanish)

Akane Fujita

Voiced by: Mikako Fujita (Japanese), Elena Ruiz de Velasco (European Spanish)

Ryouta Misumi

Voiced by: Naozumi Takahashi (Japanese), Miriam Valencia (European Spanish)

Sanae Yukishiro

Voiced by: Masako Nozawa (Japanese, old), Yuki Matsuoka (Japanese, young), Milagros Fernández (European Spanish)

Yoshimi Takenouchi-sensei

Voiced by: Ai Nagano (Japanese), Elena Ruiz de Velasco (European Spanish)

    Dotsuko Zone 


Voiced by: Hiroki Takahashi (Japanese), Francisco Javier García (European Spanish)

Pissard is the first villain to appear in the franchise and he's the weakest of the Dark Five. He resembles a kabuki.


Voiced by: Kouji Ishii (Japanese), Juan Fernández (European Spanish)

He's the stereotypical brute of the Dark Five who just relies on power instead of intelligence. However, he uses Zakennas in a very creative way.

  • The Brute
  • The Ditz: Nagisa may not be the brightest bulb in the series, but Gekidrago is way, way dumber. At one point, he is easily tricked into giving back one of the Prism Stones; it takes him a long time to realize this.
  • Dumb Muscle: The dumbest example in the whole franchise.
  • Kick the Dog: In his final episode, he attacks Nagisa's little brother Ryouta simply for showing up. Nagisa does not take kindly to this.
  • One-Winged Angel: He fuses with Zakenna in several occasions.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Giving Mepple back to Nagisa was a phenomenally stupid move. Unlike Pissard, he dies two episodes later.


Voiced by: Sakiko Uran (Japanese), Elena Ruiz de Velasco (European Spanish)

The only female member of the Dark Five and she uses several tricks to steal the Prism Stone. She's also Kiriya's older sister.

  • Dark Chick
  • Evil Redhead
  • Femme Fatale
  • Genre Savvy: She was the first among her peers to figure out that you can actually dodge the Pretty Cure Marble Screw, as well as the first to figure out that keeping the two Cures from touching pretty much negates all of their finishing moves. She narrowly avoids being Dangerously Genre Savvy by virtue of not quite understanding the absolute infallibility of The Power of Friendship in a magical girl show. She also almost avoided the classic Imposter Forgot One Detail in the Spot the Impostor by stealing ahead of time the perfume Honoka had made earlier at school and having at hand enough information to confuse Nagisa. Had it not been for a very criptic detail about Nagisa that Honoka only knew because they had switch journals several episodes ago, Nagisa would not have been able to discover her.
  • Kick the Dog: She does this several times (mostly by brainwashing or otherwise hurting innocent civilians), most notably when she brainwashes the two girls who were pretending to be Pretty Cure into attacking the real Pretty Cure.
  • One-Woman Wail Actually, it's more like One Little Brother Wail, but the feeling is the same.
  • Pet the Dog: In her own way, she truly cares about her brother.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: She can transform into every person she wants, from Honoka to old men.


Voiced by: Reiko Kiuchi (Japanese), Sara Vivas (European Spanish)

The youngest member of the Dark Five; a teenage boy who appears younger than the heroines and he goes undercover as a first year student in Verona Middle School. He develops a romantic relationship with Honoka aka Cure White, that's why he's confused about his feeling towards Honoka and his duty as an inhabitant of the Dotsuko Zone. He volutarily gives his Prism Stone to the Pretty Cures and excepts his punishment in the Dotsuko Zone. However, he is Not Quite Dead and rescues the girls during the Grand Finale. It seems that he's reincarnated as a human after that.


Voiced by: Issei Futamata (Japanese), Juan Carlos Lozano (European Spanish)

The most powerful member of the Dark Five. He is the greatest threat the girls have to face during the first half of the series. After they finally defeats him he returns as a stronger being and nearly manages to steal the Prism Stones and kill the Pretty Cures. However, before he could do so, Jaaku King kills him, just because Illkubo might damage the Prism Stones.

  • Bald of Evil
  • The Dragon: To Jaaku King. He's such a massive step-up from the Quirky Miniboss Squad that he pretty much ignores Pretty Cure during their first "battle", and utterly curb-stomps them when he decides to fight back in the second.
  • Expy: Doesn't he remind you of Piccolo from Dragon Ball Z?
  • Hero Killer: He was very close to kill the Pretty Cures, but Jaaku King just killed him before Illkubo could do it.
  • Invincible Villain: Spends several episodes easily defeated the Pretty Cures while looking the Prism Stones, and no matter what they do they can't beat him. His initial defeat only happens because he managed to steal Prism Stones and their power was too much for him to control.
  • Knight of Cerebus
  • One-Winged Angel: He fuses with Zakenna to get stronger.
  • No Sell: Does this on their first encounter.

The Seeds Of Darkness (Juna, Regine,and Belzei Gertrude)

Voiced by: Yasunori Matsumoto (Japanese, Juna), Rika Fukami (Japanese, Regine), Tomomichi Nishimura (Japanese, Belzei Gertrude), Ángel Morón (European Spanish, Juna), Virginia Carrera (European Spanish, Regine), Miguel Zúñiga (European Spanish, Belzei Gertrude)

The Seeds of Darkness are three elite minions of Jaaku King. After his first death, his power awakens them from their human state into their true forms. They live in the mansion with their parrot and Zakenna butlers, and they resurrect their master. However, They have their own will and betrays Jaaku King by gaining the Power of Creation for themselves. After succeeding, they fuse together and become the Giant who is later absorbed by Jaaku King.

Shiten'ou (Circulas, Uraganos, Viblis, and Baldez)

Voiced by: Hitoshi Bifu (Japanese, Circulas), Wataru Takagi (Japanese, Uraganos), Ai Kobayashi (Japanese, Viblis), Kenichi Ono (Japanese, Baldez), Manuel Bellido (European Spanish, Circulas), Rafael Azcárraga (European Spanish, Uraganos), Ana Plaza (European Spanish, Viblis)

The four new warriors of Jaaku King and the guardians of Hikaru, the boy in the mansion and Jaaku King's "life". They keep him from the world and observe his growth while they try to kill the Pretty Cures and Shiny Luminous. Their goal is the resurrection of Jaaku King. Unlike the other villains in this series, they last until the Grand Finale.

Hikaru Kujou

Voiced by: Haruhi Terada (Japanese), Elena Ruiz de Velasco (European Spanish)

The mysterious boy in the mansion and the "life" of Jaaku King. The Shiten'ou keep him in the mansion and observe his growth and they protects him from the Pretty Cures and Shiny Luminous. Despite the fact he can become Jaaku King, he is an innocent boy and enjoys experiencing life; however, the Shiten'ou isolate him from the world that's why he is often bored in the mansion. He has also a mysterious connection with Hikari aka Shiny Luminous, the "life" of the Queen of Light. After Jaaku Kings final death, he's reincarnated and becomes Hikari's little brother and Akane's other cousin.

Jaaku King/Dark King

Voiced by: Kenichi Ono (Japanese)

The ultimate evil and the biggest threat in the entire series. He's the ruler of the Dotsuko Zone and owns its Power of Destruction. Ironically, it destroys himself, too, which is why he wants the Power of Creation to stay himself alive. He and his minions invade the Garden of Light and steal five of the seven Prism Stones that contain the Power of Creation. After being defeated twice in the first season, he stays "somehow" dead for almost the entire second season. The Shiten'ou try to resurrect him for the second time. Hikaru is his "life," while his other part is Baldez.

  • Apocalypse Maiden: His mere existence releases the power of destruction which destroy everything around, and eventually even him unless he takes the power of creation.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever
  • Bad Boss: He often scolds his subordinates, and killing Illkubo who is about to kill the Pretty Cures for just a stupid reason says enough.
  • Back from the Dead: Twice. First when revived by the Seeds of Destruction, and second when Baldez into a new Dark King.
  • Big Bad
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Yes, they did! Jaaku King, with three consecutive defeats, you've reached a new low for an Eldritch Abomination...
  • Disc One Final Boss: This and the True Final Boss since he keeps coming back.
  • The Dreaded
  • Eldritch Abomination: He's the personification of destruction.
  • The Faceless: Until Baldez "evolves" into Jaaku King.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Debatable; what's accepted among the fan community is that his life makes the turn when he splits from him in the final episode of Max Heart, becoming Hikaru Kujo.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: Twice.
  • Kick the Dog: He absorbs the Giant who is already suffering from the great Power of Creation.
  • Large And In Charge: Most of his minions are human sized. He's the size of a building.
  • Orcus on His Throne: He can't move his location in the Dotskuo Zone without the Power of Creation, [[spoiler: though as the Seeds of Destruction found out, he call pull other things into the Dotskuou Zone.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Killing Illkubo is the most foolish idea he has got. If that has never happened, the Pretty Cures would be dead and he would gain the Power of Creation. It ultimately made no difference since they could only beat him with the Queen's help in that battle.
  • Not So Different: The Queen said that they have only one difference, to believe in the future or to control the future.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: His only concern is making sure the Power of Destruction doesn't kill him, he's perfectly fine to let it destroy everything else.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Taking You with Me: After his second defeat from the Pretty Cures, he makes sure that the Queen dies with him.
  • Too Dumb to Live: See Nice Job Fixing It, Villain. It eventually kills him for the first time.