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    Hana Nono (Cure Yell) 

Hana Nono (Cure Yell)

Voiced by: Rie Hikisaka

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Our lively Pink Heroine. She is a New Transfer Student who dreams of becoming a stylish and mature big sister figure due to her comparatively short height. Though she is prone to making mistakes, she always sticks by her beliefs and gets back up every time she falls down.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: It’s revealed in Episode 23 that she was isolated from her peers at her old school after sticking up for her classmate who was being bullied herself. Gets worse when you realize it’s implied that this is probably the reason she transferred schools in the first place.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Keeping in line with the cheerleader motif, her outfit has this when transformed.
  • Catch-Phrase:
    • "Hooray, hooray, <X>!"
    • "Mechokku!note " whenever she has a Butt-Monkey moment.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: The only reason she ended up being late to her first day of class was because she stopped to help an old lady carry her bags after already shielding her from a stray baseball. Her drive to not back down when someone needs help is also what leads her to protect Hugtan and become Cure Yell.
  • Genki Girl: On top of being extremely cheerful, she's also the Cure of high spirits/energy. In other words, she's literally the "Cure of Genki".
  • Heart Beat-Down: Her main attack, appropriately named "Heart For You", shoots a giant heart that purifies an enemy.
  • Height Angst: Is noted to be shorter than most other girls her age, which is why she wants to become a mature big sister figure.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: In Episode 10, she starts off as a disheartened Butt-Monkey as the Mirai Pad gives her an old-fashioned festival uniform compared to Saaya and Homare's cuter waitress outfits. Things then go From Bad to Worse as literally nothing goes right for Hana, resulting in her becoming so depressed over her lack of standout qualities compared to her friends that she's left unable to transform and Hugtan enters a coma by the end of it.
    • She also seems to be showing signs of PTSD as of episode 24, where she has flashbacks of George stopping time in the middle of a pool party, and when seeing Gelos using her Toge-power to cause a widespread panic during said party.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: The many times she meets George, she always acts friendly to him, despite his evil and mysterious appearance, or the fact that he appears near Hana during certain key moments in the season.It wasn't until he revealed himself as President Kurai, as well as his interpretation of his own dream that Hana starts seeing him as the villain he is. At the same time, it's possible George could've invoked this, so Hana wouldn't have any reason to suspect him as being part of the Dark Tomorrow Company.
  • Important Haircut: The first episode has her trying to give herself one before the first day of school, but it doesn't exactly go as well as she'd hoped.
  • Mama Bear: After episode 23 when George tries to take Hugtan away. Even doubly so as Hugtan doesn't call out for Hana by her name, she calls her "Mama".
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: An odd play on the trope considering she's the hero, but she functions as this to both Saaya and Homare. Both of them were caught in a slump in their respective lives until Hana came along with her exuberant personality and supportive cheers to liven things up, eventually resulting in both of them getting over their problems and improving themselves. Eventually becomes a deconstruction when she realizes that her upbeat attitude in cheering other people on is the only thing she has going for her and begins to feel inadequate compared to her more gifted teammates, resulting in her losing the ability to transform.
  • Master of None: Deconstructed. As proven in Ruru’s physical analysis, Yell is overall balanced as a fighter, balancing agility, defense, and power, but her moveset is entirely basic and easily predictable. She's also shown to be willing to dabble in anything that's presented to her, but she's not shown to be particularly good at anything. This gets to her in Episode 10, where she feels envious over Saaya and Homare being so good at what they do, and progressively considers herself to be good-for-nothing after a series of catastrophes, which lead to her being unable to transform, Hugtan passing out from overexerting herself, and Hana entering a Heroic B.S.O.D. due to this.
  • Meaningful Name: "Hana" can mean "flower", relating to the light flower-theme in her Cure form.
  • New Transfer Student: Transfers into a new school at the start, and immediately makes a fool of herself.
  • Odd Name Out: She is the only Precure with an English name (Cure Yell) on the team. Cure Ange (Angel), Cure Étoile (Star), Cure Amour (Love), and Cure Ma Chérie (My Darling/Dear/Beloved/etc) all have French names.
  • Older Than She Looks: Downplayed compared to more prominent examples, but she is still prone to being mistaken for an elementary school student due to her short height and personality, much to her chagrin.
  • Oneesama: What she strives to become. She wants to be a mature older figure for others, although she fails miserably.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Used to have these before cutting them in the first episode.
  • Petal Power: One of her secondary attacks, Flower Shoot, shoots a giant flower to deflect enemy attacks.
  • Pink Heroine: Standard for a lead Cure.
  • Pom-Pom Girl: Her uniform as a Cure has this motif. The bracelets on her arms can even turn into real pom-poms to use in her finisher or for simply cheering on others.
  • Psychosomatic Superpower Outage: Because she was disheartened at not being able to do her job as a waitress well, Hana loses her ability to transform in Episode 10.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Has magenta/light-pink hair and a very cheerful personality.
  • Stepford Smiler: Hana is genuinely happy and upbeat most of the time, but there are also times when she doubts herself and feels she has to mask her unhappiness with a smile. For example, in episode 24, she is clearly still reeling from the discovery that George, a man she trusted, is actually the Big Bad she's been fighting against this whole time. Instead of processing these feelings, she forces herself to put on a smile.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: When Cure Yell's Mirai Crystal evolves in episode 11, a glowing rainbow sword is also formed in front of her. Just before she uses it to defeat Charalit, who's been transformed into an Oshimaidaa, she trades it away for a different weapon to perform a purifying group attack with Ange and Étoile.
  • Town Girls: The neither to Saaya's femme and Homare's butch. She's the most carefree and upbeat of the three and is neither a straight Girly Girl like Saaya nor a straight Tomboy like Homare.
  • Transformation Name Announcement: "Embrace your shining future! Cheer on the world! The Precure of Spirit, Cure Yell!"
  • Worf Had the Flu: Worries herself right into having a fever in Episode 20 and is unable to participate in a fight.

    Saaya Yakushiji (Cure Ange) 

Saaya Yakushiji (Cure Ange)

Voiced by: Rina Hon'izumi

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The class representative of Hana's classroom and the daughter of a well-known actress. She is a kind and gentle individual who is often compared by those around her to an angel, although she is uncertain about what she wants to do for the future.
  • Adorkable: To everyone's surprise, she has a hilariously passionate fangirl moment over a display of power tools, of all things, in episode 6.
  • Angelic Beauty: Though not an angel herself, her uniform as a Cure has this motif, complete with lots of feathers. Of course, that isn't to say that she doesn't have the "beauty" part nailed down.
  • Barrier Warrior: Her main attack, Heart Feather, is used to block enemy attacks. In Episode 7, she starts using them for offense as well.
  • Character Tics: She has a favorite spot out by a beautiful and sparkling lake in a clearing of woods, where she goes out to practice her acting. She likes to get more intimated with nature, so she chooses to head over to tranquil place, then pull off her shoes and socks, dipping her feet in the soothing water and spreading her hands out wide as she raises her head up and looks at the sky. It helps her visualize herself as a graceful angel.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Saaya always goes out of her way to save her friends first instead of herself. This ends up getting exploited in Episode 17 where she rushes to Étoile's safety after the latter takes a hit, only to get hit herself since her back was turned to the enemy.
  • Former Child Star: Downplayed, but Saaya was a famous child actor at one point. Though she still attends auditions for acting roles, she's unsure of what she wants to do as she's pressured to be as great as her famous mother.
  • Gold and White Are Divine: Though these colors are common accent colors for uniforms in a lot of works, including Precure, and despite not actually being divine, Cure Ange gets bonus points for having them and being angelic in design.
  • Heavenly Blue: Is the blue Cure, and has angels as her motif. The majority of the blue in her Cure form is a light shade, as most usages of Heavenly Blue are.
  • Hidden Depths: Episode 14 reveals that Saaya actually has a competitive streak and dislikes losing to people of similar or higher skill. It's theorized that the reason why it hadn't surfaced before was because there wasn't anyone who could constantly keep up with her until Ruru came around.
  • Hopeless with Tech: Inverted. Possibly as a perk of living on the high end of society, Saaya stays up to date with the latest technology and uses it the most out of the core group, from searching things up on her laptop to, as mentioned above in Adorkable, gushing over the latest model of power tools. Even when she's watching horror films with everyone else, she's more interested in the special effects than actually being scared.
  • Luminescent Blush: Is often prone to exhibiting this whenever people compare her to an angel due to her looks or her personality.
  • Martyr Without a Cause: Downplayed. In battle, Ange is prone to saving others at the cost of her own safety; while this is justified as she's a primarily a supportive fighter (she's only doing her job), this can create openings for enemies to attack her.
  • Meaningful Name: Her last name contains "yakushi" (薬師), which is an archaic form of the word "doctor", relating to her status as the healing Cure. Her first name being in hiragana means it can have multiple interpretations, but one possible one is "wise coloring" (慧彩).
  • Nice Girl: As expected of the class representative, Saaya is always thinking of others and acts kindly towards everyone. Notably, she is the first person to personally reach out to Hana on her first day of school and even gives her a tour of the school.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Normally a sweet and patient class representative at school, Saaya starts behaving more seriously and talking very differently when she actively has to try to keep up with other people. Hana and Homare are especially surprised about this.
  • The Smart Girl: She's the Pretty Cure of Wisdom.
  • Squishy Wizard: As displayed in Ruru’s physical analysis, Ange has low combat and physical proficiency, especially when compared to her fellow Cures. To compensate, her special abilities and attacks rely on creating barriers as defense, which she improves upon to be able to reflect and attack with her shields.
  • Town Girls: The femme to Hana's neither and Homare's butch. She's the most graceful and feminine of the three and she can be seen as coming from uptown because of her mother's status as a famous actress.
  • Transformation Name Announcement: "Embrace your shining future! Heal the world! The Precure of Wisdom, Cure Ange!"
  • True Blue Femininity: She wears a blue dress in both civilian and Cure forms, fitting her sweet and ladylike personality.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Wouldn't be a blue Cure without it. She has dark blue hair in her civilian form and sky blue hair in her Cure form.

    Homare Kagayaki (Cure Étoile) 

Homare Kagayaki (Cure Étoile)

Voiced by: Yui Ogura

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Another girl in Hana’s class. She was once a figure-skating prodigy before she sustained an injury that would prematurely end her career. Though her injury has healed, she has since become colder and more aloof, although she still retains a strong desire to help those in need.
  • Adventure Rebuff: She's able to successfully create her Mirai Crystal but when attempting to jump for it for the first time, she triggers a painful memory and misses the jump, causing it to disappear. She is able to successfully claim it in episode 5.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Shows textbook signs of PTSD such as jumping causing her to remember her failed figure skating jump, her sadness, distancing herself others and from figure skating, and a loss of interest in other activities (not going to school that often).
  • The Big Guy: She's the Pretty Cure of Strength.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Her alias is French for "star".
  • Boyish Short Hair: Homare's normal hairstyle is a cropped bob, which she changed to when she grew disillusioned with her figure skating career and anything showing off her elegance, trying to assume a tougher appearance that distances her identity from anything having to do with her broken dreams. Of course, her Precure form causes her hair to grow long by default and Homare is slowly conquering her past demons, so now she essentially toggles between the guises of her old and new selves whenever she transforms.
  • Broken Bird: Is troubled at the start of the series due to having failed a figure skating jump at one point, badly injuring her leg and destroying her dreams.
  • Career-Ending Injury: She used to be a figure skater with a lot of potential, but a failed jump resulted in an injury that ended her career. Her injury has since healed, but she's still traumatized by it and has distanced herself from anything to do with figure skating.
  • Contralto of Danger: Her voice is significantly lower-pitched than her peers.
  • Dance Battler: Being a former figure skater, her fighting style incorporates ballet elements.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: In her backstory, she cut her hair short after her Career-Ending Injury, she has it back as Cure Étoile.
  • Girls Are Really Scared of Horror Movies: Exhibits the worst reaction to them among the girls.
  • Glass Cannon: As shown in Ruru’s physical analysis, Étoile is the strongest of the three Cures and moves quickly due to being an athlete, but is more fragile due to her adjusting from being out of practice and not having many defensive options in combat.
  • Idiot Hair: Has a lock of hair that sticks out and occasionally wiggles around to form different shapes depending on her mood. Ironically, she acts the most seriously out of the main trio.
  • Japanese Delinquents: Is seen as this due to her normally cold nature in school. Hana doesn't even realize she's in the same class as she is until she shows up for the first time in episode 4, indicating she skips class.
  • Meaningful Name: The kanji for her last name translates to "sparkling tree", and is also a pun on "Kagayaki", the Japanese word for "sparkle/radiance", which fits her star motif.
  • Laughing Mad: In episode 12, when she's frightened by the horror movie they were watching.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: Specifically, figure skating.
  • Security Blanket: As revealed in episode 12, she can't go to sleep without her bunny plush.
  • Ship Tease: Possibly with Harry. Ruru notes that after Homare saw how Harry ran through a heavy downpour just to give her an umbrella, she started displaying traits like sweating, dilated pupils, and an increasing heart rate.note  To add to this, Homare ends up running away in embarrassment shortly after.
  • Star Power: Étoile's attacks consist of using stars to attack enemies.
  • Stocking Filler: Cure Étoile wears a thin blue garter on her left thigh.
  • Town Girls: The butch to Hana's neither and Saaya's femme. She's the most tomboyish of the three and her behavior makes other view her as a delinquent.
  • Transformation Name Announcement: "Embrace your shining future! Light up the world! The Precure of Strength, Cure Étoile!"
  • Trauma Button: Every time she attempts to jump, she is reminded of the failed jump that led to her Career-Ending Injury. It is only with the support of her newfound friends that she is slowly starting to get over this.

     Emiru Aisaki (Cure Ma'Cherie) 

Emiru Aisaki (Cure Ma'Cherie)

Voiced by: Nao Tamura

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One of Kotori's classmates. She frequently worries about the well-being and safety of others, though her endeavors often lead to mixed results. She eventually becomes an admirer of the Pretty Cure and strives to help people like they do. Later on, her dream comes true when she becomes Cure Ma'Cherie alongside her friend Ruru, who becomes Cure Amour.
  • Ascended Fangirl: She looks up to the Pretty Cure as role models and wants to be like them. She eventually gets the opportunity to spend more time with them once she finds out their true identities before officially joining the group as a Cure herself.
  • Big Fancy House: Lives in a mansion that visually resembles a castle.
  • Black Sheep: While the full extent is still yet to be seen, Emiru hides things like her guitar and Pretty Cure outfit away from her family due to them being of the uptight variety (especially her brother, who thinks she should stick with playing feminine instruments like pianos and violins).
  • Butt-Monkey: The show has a lot of fun making sure Emiru's attempts at helping others fail in the most spectacular way possible, with Episode 15 being the biggest example of this.
  • Characterization Marches On: When she first appears in Episode 9, Emiru appears as a very serious child who doesn't get along with her classmates due to her unhealthy obsession with safety. The next time she becomes prominent in Episode 15, she reveals herself to be a scrupulous and eccentric individual with familial issues that stem from her passion for playing the guitar and recent obsession with the Pretty Cure. By her own admission, though, she doesn't indulge the contents of her private life to just anyone, with the main trio and especially Ruru being among the few who are close enough with her to know her secrets.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Deconstructed. Despite all the preparation that she put into ensuring that a hiking trip would go well, when she and Hana get lost she panics and breaks down, ultimately helpless.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Episode 15 focuses entirely on her interaction with Ruru.
  • Elegant Classical Musician: Defied. She was brought up to play classical instruments like the piano and the violin, but she explicitly says that she's much more passionate about playing the modern electric guitar.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: She dresses like one.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Wears her hair like this.
  • Gratuitous English: Says "Are you ready?" in English whenever she performs her Heart Song.
  • Hero Worship: She deeply admires and loves the Precure, to the point of dressing up and acting like one in her attempts to be a hero.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite her overly serious personality, she melts into a puddle of goo whenever she interacts with Hugtan. She also has a beautiful singing voice, although at first she refused to sing with her classmates, and she knows how to play the guitar.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: In her list of reasons why she clings to the guitar so much, Emiru says that, to her, the guitar symbolizes freedom. This, along with dressing up as a Pretty Cure, implies that she feels this way about her family.
  • Keigo: Speaks like this, befitting her status as the daughter of an incredibly rich lineage which spans centuries back.
  • Loose Lips: Thankfully subverted. Had Ruru not intervened, she would've revealed to the entire school that Hana, Saaya and Homare were the Pretty Cure.
  • Magic Idol Singer: Transforms into this due to her uniform's job motif. She becomes a singing duo with Cure Amour.
  • Meaningful Name: Her last name contains the kanji for "ai", or "love." Cure Ma'Cherie is the Precure of Love.
  • Nice Girl: Amidst all her over-the-top worrying is a very sweet girl who wants to help others and shows genuine loyalty to her friends.
  • Odd Friendship: With Ruru. While Emiru is energetic, enthusiastic, and always tries to help those in need, Ruru is subdued, very stoic, and is only very slowly beginning to understand how to care for other people. The two still manage to get along pretty well.
  • Only Sane Man: Ironically, despite her scrupulous behavior, Emiru is perhaps the most normal member of her family. For reference, said family also includes parents who dress like they're in 16th century England and welcome their guests while singing and dancing and a haughty brother who believes Emiru should stop playing the guitar in favor of acting like a proper lady.
  • The Power of Friendship: It's implied that the duplicated Pre Heart Ruru uses as her transformation device only came into existence because both Ruru and Emiru refused to use the last Pre Heart for themselves. Even though they both wanted to become a Precure more than anything, they were also determined to become Precure together and so chose to hold out for a miracle instead of leaving the other behind. Their loyalty towards one another was rewarded when the Pre Heart duplicated itself.
  • Samaritan Syndrome: She clearly wants to help as much people in her town as possible even if she doesn't have the same power as the Cures do.
  • Secret Secret-Keeper: Discovers that Hana, Saaya and Homare are the Pretty Cure at the end of episode 17. She eventually becomes a proper Secret Keeper in the following episode.
  • Sixth Ranger: Of the Three Plus Two varieties. Along with Ruru, she properly joins the Cures once she gains her own power sets.
  • “Stop Having Fun” Guy: Downplayed. Emiru has a very Safety First attitude, which leads her interfering with school activities, sometimes to the level of Comically Missing the Point (e.g., draining the water from a pool in order to prevent a drowning hazard). Her classmates admit that this can be a little bit tiresome.
  • Transformation Name Announcement: "Embrace your shining future! Love the world! The Precure of Love, Cure Ma'Cherie!"
  • Verbal Tic: She ends most of her sentences with "~nano desu".
  • Wonder Twin Powers: She transforms and attacks alongside Ruru/Cure Amour.

     Ruru Amour (Cure Amour) 

Ruru (Ruru Amour)(Cure Amour)

Voiced by: Yukari Tamura

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A stoic part-time worker for the Dark Tomorrow Company. After witnessing various improbable outcomes surrounding the Pretty Cure, she infiltrates their lives to study the origins of their powers. Eventually, she finds herself becoming influenced by the nature of the things that exist beyond her comprehension, leading her to discover certain aspects about herself that she never knew she had. These new, undiscovered feelings would eventually manifest into a heart that Ruru would choose to live by instead of following orders, resulting in her defecting from the Company. Later on, she becomes Cure Amour along with her friend Emiru, who becomes Cure Ma'Cherie.
  • The Ace: Aside from being very competent in her job and creating Oshimaidas that usually give the Cures trouble, Episode 13 shows that she excels in both academics and athletics. Her only real deficiency is her lack of social tact.
  • Artificial Human: It's clear that Ruru is not a normal human. She can memorize entire books after only briefly glancing through their pages (complete with her eyes taking on a robotic appearance while doing so), can compute and analyze data in her head in mere seconds, has Super Strength, and occasionally even shows glowing, computer chip-like lines on her skin. Episode 15 then shows that her headband also functions as a clock. Episode 16 finally reveals that Ruru is an android, with Pappuru referring to her as a "failed mechanical doll."
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: She ultimately joins the Cures' side because of the kindness that was shown to her, both by the Cures and by other people such as Hana's family and Emiru. They treated her like a person, whereas those at the Dark Tomorrow Company regarded her as a tool.
  • Berserk Button: Develops one in Episode 15 for people who give orders to others even though they're not that person's master. Just watch how she gives Emiru's brother a piece of her mind.
  • Brutal Honesty: She shows no reservations about pointing out things that aren't up to optimal standards, perhaps best shown when Hana and the others throw a surprise party for Ruru only for Ruru to call them out on the inefficiency of some of the festivities.
    Homare: "Can't you think of a better way to say that?"
    Ruru: "I have phrased it to maximize understanding."
    Homare: "No, I mean to spare people's feelings a bit."
  • The Comically Serious: Her unchanging expression, logical mindset, and dull reactions to just about everything inevitably means that she ends up becoming this in the face of the Cures' antics.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Episode 15 focuses entirely on her interaction with Emiru.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She starts out very emotionally numb and professional, but Hana's tireless efforts to make her happy have started Ruru to open up. She also receives some major defrosting from Emiru in Episode 15, where Ruru learns to enjoy music and even defends Emiru when her older brother demands that she stop playing the guitar because it's "unbefitting" of a lady. Ruru actually surprises herself with how much she cares about Emiru.
  • Do Androids Dream?: This show's answer is "Yes". She does express emotions like anger, affection, and love even if she doesn't realize when she does so. Hana and Emiru Invoke this further by showing her more about what it means to have a heart and care.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Downplayed. She fires a warning shot at Pappuru after telling her that her prime objective has been overwritten.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Enforced. Ruru initially has eyes that lack highlights, showing how emotionless and empty she is. It's only after she develops emotions and becomes a force of good that her eyes start looking like everyone else's.
  • Eating Machine: Despite being an android, she still can consume human food, as seen when ate with Hana and her family.
  • Emotionless Girl: She expresses the same stoic face regardless of the situation, and doesn't emote much to Charalit's laziness at reporting the status on the search for the Mirai Crystals. Justified, considering she is an android.
    • She is slowly shedding this as the series goes on. While she is still composed and stoic a lot of the time, she's now also capable of showing emotion and even cries.
  • Enigmatic Minion: Downplayed. She dutifully follows orders from her higher-ups without question and is proven to be far more competent than the likes of Charalit, to whom she is subservient, but she's not above telling on him when he fails three times and does not report the incidents. Her status as a part-time worker despite her prowess is also rather suspicious.
    • It's eventually revealed that Ruru is an android manufactured by the Dark Tomorrow Company to oversee the Bad Future they created. She is treated more like a tool than an actual member of the Dark Tomorrow Company by the higher-ups, which suggests that she's in a lowly position because she's an android rather than anything related to her competence.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: By way of What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?. Ruru is utterly dumbfounded by Hana's determination to reach out to her and help her when she moves in to her house in order to observe her more closely. Gets Played for Drama in episode 18, where she accidentally overheats her CPU trying to figure out what it truly means to have something come from the heart.
  • Good Costume Switch: To cement her choice to leave the Dark Tomorrow Company, Ruru starts wearing brighter colors, from wearing whiter clothes to contrast her purple clothes to switching out her black hairbands for golden ones.
  • Grew Beyond Their Programming: She declares to Pappuru that her programs have been overwritten as she turns against her master and sides with the Cures.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: She gets damaged and deactivated by Pappuru after giving back Homare's Transformation Trinket that she stole. Eventually becomes a true Heel–Face Turn in episode 17.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: In episode 18, being confronted with the possibility that she might not truly possess a human heart causes a crash-inducing system error.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In episode 16, she pushes Yell out of the way of Pappuru's attack, leading to her being broken.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Her desire for more data is what led to her remembering the fond memories she had with the Pretty Cure, and what leads to her finally becoming good.
  • Horned Hairdo: Part of her hair is tied into these to hide how long it actually is, and she's working for the villains. Oddly enough, she still keeps them even after she lets down the rest of her hair...
  • Humanity Is Infectious: The longer Ruru hangs around the Cures and their friends and family, the more human she becomes.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: The Pretty Cures try to make Ruru to remember them. They succeed in the end.
  • It's All My Fault: She puts all the blame on her shoulders for deceiving Hana's friends and family.
  • Instant Costume Change: It's implied but never shown directly that she can instantly switch between wearing her corporation clothes and her civilian clothes. In Episode 14, she observes the Cures' battle with an Oshimaida in her corporation clothes and suddenly appears in her civilian clothes not long after when she stops the Oshimaida from hurting the babies at the day care center.
  • Just a Machine: It's clear that her superiors doesn't think highly of her, with Pappuru and Ristoru constantly referring her as "Mechanical Doll".
  • Living with the Villain: At the end of episode 12, she hypnotizes Hana's mother into thinking she's her friend's daughter so that she can live in Hana's house and collect more data on the Cures.
  • Magic Idol Singer: Cure Amour transforms into this due to her uniform's job motif being idols. She even performs a duet with Cure Ma'Cherie in their first battle.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is pronounced in a way that is reminiscent of "rule". At first, she follows the rules of the company without question before her Heel–Face Turn. Also, her adopted last name is Amour, which is French for "love." Cure Amour is the Precure of love.
  • New Transfer Student: She transfers into the Cures' school in Episode 13.
  • No Social Skills: She doesn't understand normal social conventions and doesn't understand why people would do things inefficiently. She herself notes that due to this, people interacting with her decreased by 80% after a week. Not surprising, considering she's an android who likely wasn't programmed to talk with other humans.
  • Not So Stoic: Usually downplayed whenever she experiences something that gives her a brief burst of emotions, but gets played straight in episode 15 when she actually shows visible anger when Emiru's brother tried to tell them that proper ladies shouldn't waste their time with instruments like guitars.
  • Obliviously Evil: It's implied that Ruru was programmed to believe that the Dark Future created by the Dark Tomorrow Company is actually good for humanity. She originally says that it is a "perfect world" because, since people are frozen in time, there is no strife or hardship. It's only after interacting with the Cures and people like Emiru does she begin to realize the importance of having a future.
  • Odd Friendship: With Emiru. While Emiru is energetic, enthusiastic, and always tries to help those in need, Ruru is subdued, very stoic, and is only very slowly beginning to understand how to care for other people. The two still manage to get along pretty well.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Her "Ruru Amour" disguise is literally just her in different clothing with her normally-braided hair in pigtails. Hana actually thinks Ruru Amour looks familiar when she first meets her, but brushes it off.
  • The Power of Friendship: It's implied that the duplicated Pre Heart Ruru uses as her transformation device only came into existence because both Ruru and Emiru refused to use the last Pre Heart for themselves. Even though they both wanted to become a Precure more than anything, they were also determined to become Precure together and so chose to hold out for a miracle instead of leaving the other behind. Their loyalty towards one another was rewarded when the Pre Heart duplicated itself.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Unlike the rest of the members of the Dark Tomorrow Company, Ruru is designated as a part-time worker who purpose is to assist the higher-ups.
  • Purple Is Powerful: She predominantly wears purple clothes and has purple eyes and hair, and she's frightfully competent in nearly every area imaginable provided that it doesn't pertain to interacting with others or matters of the human heart.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: She may be an android, but her capabilities of growing and feeling could rival that of even Zero or Android 16.
  • Robot Girl: Designated as model number RUR-9500, Ruru was made by the Dark Tomorrow Company to observe the Bad Future and to stop whoever might interfere with their plans. She throws this objective in the trash after befriending Hana and the others, telling Pappuru to beat it in the process.
  • Robo Cam: A few shots from her perspective show that she sees the world this way.
  • Robo Speak: Downplayed. Despite being an android herself, Ruru is perfectly capable of talking like any other person, albeit sounding very stoic and monotone in comparison and having robot stock phrases, such as searching her "database" or providing rough "calculations", dotted in her vocabulary. She even says "does not compute" on several occasions.
  • Sixth Ranger: Of the Three Plus Two varieties. Along with Emiru, she properly joins the Cures once she gains her own power sets.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Because the Japanese language doesn't have separate sounds for L and R, her name can be spelled as either Ruru or Lulu. While the latter is much more common in English (and it's what fansubs have stuck with), her canon name seems to be Ruru considering that it's what she wrote on the classroom board when introducing herself in episode 13.
  • Story-Breaker Power: One that's acknowledged and averted. Ruru's knowledge of the Dark Tomorrow Company's inner workings would have given the heroes a major edge in learning about their plans so they could prepare for them ahead of time. Naturally, when Harry asks her about this after her Heel–Face Turn, Ruru reveals that any memory pertaining to the company's plans had been erased when she was reprogrammed to fight the Cures.
  • Super Strength: Able to crack a concrete pillar with a single blow, and she nearly launched poor Harry into orbit when playing around with him.
  • Taking the Bullet: She pushes Yell out of harm's way when Pappuru tries to attack her with an energy blast, leading to Ruru taking the brunt of the attack. It shuts her down.
  • Tears from a Stone / Tears of Joy: Following an emotionally tense fight with the Pretty Cure and being forgiven by them, the formerly emotionless Ruru starts to cry, signifying the emergence of her heart.
  • Transformation Name Announcement: "Embrace your shining future! Love the world! The Precure of Love, Cure Amour!"
  • Waif-Fu: She has a slender frame and looks relatively around the same age as the Cures, and yet she's strong enough to nonchalantly make a dent in a pillar with her fist and throw Harry so high up he briefly enters orbit.
  • What Is This Feeling?: She's surprised whenever she begins to experience any human emotion. In particular, episode 15 revealed that she didn't even know what music is until Emiru played her guitar and sang for her. The emotions and sensations of hearing music seems to have strongly affected her even though she can't grasp why.
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: While Ruru shows shades of this throughout the series, it's given some major focus in episode 18 when she tries to learn what a "heart" really is and if she even has one. In the end, Emiru is able to help her learn what having a heart means.
  • When She Smiles: Saaya takes note in Episode 14 that Ruru has started to warm up to the babies at the day care center, as seen when she briefly has a smile on her face. She also gives a brief one in Episode 16 right before she is deactivated and taken away by Pappuru and another one in Episode 17 when she completes her Heel–Face Turn and embraces the fact that she can feel emotions.
  • Wonder Twin Powers: She transforms and attacks alongside Emiru/Cure Ma'Cherie.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: Gets the receiving end of this. Once by Hana in episode 17 following her Heel–Face Turn, and again from Emiru in episode 18 when Ruru was doubting herself wondering if she even has a heart.

Allies

     Hugtan 

Voiced by: Konomi Tada

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  • Cuteness Proximity: Evokes this in everyone who meets her.
  • Evil-Detecting Baby: Downplayed — she's visually unnerved when she sees George, the person who's been targeting her.
  • Fearless Infant: Notable in that when she comes face-to-face with a giant monster, her first instinct isn't to cry or run away. Rather, she outright tries to confront the monster.
  • Goo Goo Godlike: As if her impressive magical powers weren't enough, the others are rather shocked at her ability to pull Cures Black and White from their universe into Hugtto's own.
  • Power-Strain Blackout: In Episode 10, she defends the group from a deadly attack and purifies the Monster of the Week as Hana was unable to transform. However, this puts her in a coma immediately afterwards.

     Hariham Harry 

Voiced by: Junko Noda (Hamster Form), Jun Fukushima (Human Form)

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  • Bag of Holding: His yellow suitcase is barely bigger than his hamster body, but he manages to fit in all of Hugtan's supplies, the four Prehearts, and his miniature house.
  • Bishōnen: He can transform into a gorgeous redhead. He considers himself to be more of a Hunk (Ikemen), though Generic Cuteness makes it hard to discern.
  • Butt-Monkey: Plenty of recurring jokes, including being mistaken for something other than a hamster and having to take care of Hugtan, are made at his expense. Not surprising, considering he's voiced by Kazuma.
  • Hidden Depths: For all of the times he's treated as comic relief, it should still be noted that he is at least competent enough in the business field to run his own clothing store without going bankrupt. Furthermore, he's still Hugtan's primary caretaker and thus knows how to take care of her in situations where the other girls may lack expertise.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He's quick to act friendly around George in episode 20, despite his obviously evil appearance and tone. But seeing as to how Homare was catching on to the fact that Henry knew more than he let on, it was possible he used this trope to his advantage to throw her off, seeing as how his smile was quickly dropped as soon as George left.
  • Insistent Terminology: In regards to his hamster form. He is not a mouse; he is Hariham Harry!
  • I Thought Everyone Could Do That: When Hana expresses her shock at him talking, Harry seems surprised and tells Hana that he thought all animals in this world could talk. They don't.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: Speaks in this dialect.
  • The Mentor: Though it's downplayed fairly heavily, Harry provides some pretty solid advice from time to time.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Like many other fairies before him, he can turn into a human.

     ??? (Spoilers) 

Nagisa Misumi (Cure Black) and Honoka Yukishiro (Cure White)

The original duo from the Max Heart duology, summoned by Hugtan at the end of Episode 21.

Also see the Futari Wa Pretty Cure character page for more information.


  • Alternate Universe: It's implied that these two hail from an alternate universe, the idea not settling well with poor Nagisa.
  • Foregone Conclusion: The fact that both of them would make their appearance later in the All-Stars Memories movie would be a HUGE overstatement.
  • But Now I Must Go: Once their job is done, Hugtan happily sends them back to their universe, which freaks out Nagisa since she's sent back telekinetically.

Others

     Friends and Family Members 

Kotori Nono

Voiced by: Amina Satou

Hana's younger sister. She is also Emiru's classmate.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Compared to her Genki Girl older sister, Kotori comes across as calmer and more in control.
  • Girlish Pigtails: She wears her hair in twintails.
  • Only Sane Man: Downplayed. Of the people in her family, she's the most down-to-earth and the least likely to overreact to things, such as in Episode 15 where she's the only person to not freak out over the bargain sale on eggs. She does, however, go along with her family's activities on occasion.

Sumire Nono

Voiced by: Natsuko Kuwatani

Hana's mother. She works as a reporter for a magazine.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: When she first meets Hariham Harry and Hugtan, she immediately leaps to the conclusion that Harry is a single father.
  • Good Parents: She loves her daughters more than anything and is always there to offer advice and support.
  • Meganekko: She always wears glasses.
  • Motherly Side Plait: She wears her hair like this, and she's a very caring mother.
  • Nice Girl: Is more than willing to help Harry out with caring for Hugtan after he, Hana, and Saaya had spent the day failing. Even after Ruru removed her false memories and she realized that she was brainwashed, she quickly forgave her and welcomed her back with a hug, being more concerned about her well being.

Shintarou Nono

Voiced by: Yasuhiro Mamiya

Hana's father. He is the manager of a store called Hug Man Home Center.

Henri Wakamiya

Voiced by: Toshiyuki Someya

Homare's childhood friend and fellow skater from Russia. He's half French.
  • Bishounen: And how! He can even pull off looking good in women's clothing.
  • But Not Too Foreign: He's half-French, half-Japanese.
  • Distressed Dude: In episode 19, the Monster of the Week takes Henri hostage due to the victim's issues with him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's first introduced as disrespectful to Hana and Saaya only out of concern for Homare's wellbeing but when he correctly deduces Homare's alter ego as Cure Etoile, he's respectful to her friendship with them. Later on, he's a straight-up Nice Guy when he stands up for Emiru from her brother, Masato's sexist point of view by defiantly crossdressing much to his horror, telling him to love himself when Masato gets turned into the Oshimaida and accepting his apology after Henri passed the concert tickets on to him for Emiru and Ruru.
  • Multiethnic Name: Due to being half French, he has a French given name and a Japanese family name.
  • Phenotype Stereotype: He's half-foreigner and has the blond hair and blue eyes to go with it.
  • Secret Keeper: It's hinted that he knows the girls are Precure at the end of episode 8 and confirmed in episode 19.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In episode 8, he tells Hana that her cheers are thoughtless and something anyone can do. This causes Hana to begin doubting herself to the point that where she loses the ability to transform in episode 10, leading to Hugtan having to purify the monster with all her energy.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: He wears full body dresses sometimes because he likes them. His school uniform also includes a ribbon on his tie that Masato points out looks very feminine.

Junna Tokura

Voiced by: Maria Naganawa

One of the girls' classmates. She is Aki's best friend.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Has one in episode 16 where she tries to convince Aki to be herself and not copy Homare.
  • Meganekko: She prominently wears glasses.
  • Those Two Guys: With Aki.
  • Theme Naming: Among a group of four classmates in Hana's class who have a kanji in their last names for a power of ten. Her's is for 10.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Episode 16 has her and Aki at each other's throats over Aki's admiration towards Homare.

Aki Momoi

Voiced by: Afumi Hashi

One of the girls' classmates. She is Junna's best friend.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Has one in episode 16 where she tries to become Homare's pupil so she can become as cool as her.
  • Fiery Redhead: Has red hair and is more boisterous than Junna.
  • Malaproper: She frequently mispronounces expressions and sentences, such as "wishy-washy" becoming "splishy-splashy", and so.
  • Those Two Guys: With Junna.
  • Theme Naming: Among a group of four classmates in Hana's class who have a kanji in their last names for a power of ten. Her's is for 100.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Episode 16 has her and Junna at each other's throats over Aki's admiration towards Homare.

Masato Aisaki

Voiced by: Murasaki Shimotsuki

Emiru's older brother. He has old-fashioned values and tends to boss Emiru around.
  • Big Brother Bully: To Emiru.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He immediately becomes this as he understands Henri's advice and supports Emiru's goals by giving her concert tickets for her and Ruru.
  • Can't Take Criticism: He didn't take it very well when Henri called him out for his sexism.
  • Hate Sink: He is introduced as an unlikable sexist Control Freak who disapproves of her tomboyish actions when she's playing the guitar for Ruru which he puts her down prompting Ruru to stand up for her and telling him off. He gets even worse when he tries to prevent Emiru from participating in the fashion show that Henri invited her to which also prompts him to stand up for her as well as he cross-dressing in a white dress. Fortunately the next episode, he quickly leaves this trope as he accepts Emiru's goals and supports her by giving her concert tickets for her and Ruru.
  • Jerkass: While polite and intelligent, Masato is snobby and condensing. He projects his views onto others without concern of their emotions, berates those that do not share or adhere to his beliefs, and belittles those that he sees as inferior due to his upper-class status, whether the target be his classmates or his own sister.
  • Only Sane Man: Compared to his Large Ham parents and Emiru's over-the-top worries, he's pretty normal.
  • The Rival: To Henri, whose carefree attitude towards women's clothing clashes with his views.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: He believes that Emiru's love of the guitar is unladylike and that she should stick to more feminine instruments. He also doesn't believe that girls can be heroes, which leads to him attempting to remove Emiru from the fashion show in Episode 19.
  • Straw Misogynist: He has a very rigid view on the roles of men and women that has to be seen to be believed. He tells his own sister in Episode 15 that playing the guitar is not fit for a lady and outright states in Episode 19 that only men can be heroes and women can only be protected . When Henri comes out wearing a dress on purpose, he’s quick to point out that Henri’s a guy and shouldn’t be wearing a dress. He seems to be growing out of this by the end of the episode, however.
  • Stoic Spectacles: Masato wears glasses has a habit of remaining stoic in the most absurd of situations, with the occasional glasses shining moment to establish his opinion.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After Henri's words and actions in episode 19, Masato mellows out considerably. In episode 20, he even gives Emiru tickets to go to a live concert with Ruru, giving her his blessing to continue playing the guitar.

Antagonists

     Dark Tomorrow Company 

Kurai


  • Bad Boss: The president of the Dark Tomorrow Company who is making his employees search for the Mirai Crystals lest they face serious consequences.
  • Big Bad: He's the main antagonist of the series as the President of the Dark Tomorrow Company who wants to eradicate the future.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: The one calling the shots for Dark Tomorrow Company.

Ristoru

Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki


  • Meaningful Name: Named after the Japanese slang word "risutora" (short for "restructuration", which is synonymous in Japan with "layoffs").
  • The Dragon: For the Big Bad Kurai, as his secretary.

Daigan

Voiced by: Masanori Machida


  • Bait-and-Switch Boss: He first appears summoning an oshimaida, ready to fight the Pretty Cures... only to be seemingly killed off by Dr. Traum, who goes on ahead to take control of the fight. The following episode reveals that thanks to Cure Ange, he was purified and able to stay alive.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is a play on "Dankai" or the Japanese Baby Boomer Generation. Fittingly, much like the Baby Boomers in Japan are at retirement age, he's sent into 'retirement' within minutes of preparing to battle the Cures for the first time.
  • Pet the Dog: Like Charalit and Pappuru, he too gets revived, working along with the two in their own talent agency. Fridge Brilliance kicks in when you realize Cure Ange healed him right as he dies.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: When he first speaks, he keeps boasting about how he can take down the Pretty Cures in record time. Problem is, he had a bit of a stumble when it came to summoning an Oshimaida, and we never see how well he would've stood against the heroines, given how he is almost immediately shot down and killed by Traum.

Pappuru

Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara


  • Bittersweet Ending: She may have lost her first love (even if it wasn't as real as she thought), but a pep talk from Cures Amore and Ma'Cherie convinced her that she should hold on to her love for the right person, in hopes that they'll return her feelings.
  • The Bus Came Back: Returns in episode 24 after her purification in episode 22, now being part of a talent agency along side Charalit and Daigan.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She never intended to put Ruru in the giant mech suit, just to erase all of her memories.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Downplayed, but still effective. While she didn't give off this trope before, she definitely did come episode 11, being the one to suggest turning Charalit into an Oshimaida for his failures (after he has been tortured), having a "boyfriend" who is implied to be a broken, hollow shell (meaning she must've done something to him), and for brutally deactivating Ruru for her betrayal.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after the Showa "bubble" period. Her mannerisms are full of references to that period, using vocabulary and words that were in fashion back then, but not as much now.
  • Verbal Tic: Liberally uses the word "ぶっ飛び"/"buttobi" (roughly 'with a huge blast') to describe things.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Implied to be the victim of an affair in episode 22, and it what's pushes her off the deep end, using her own Toge-Power to transform.

Jeros

Voiced by: Yuko Kaida


  • Gratuitous English: Does this almost every time she speaks
  • Meaningful Name: Named after Japan's "Lost Generation" period (Rosuto Jenereshon), which came after the "Bubble" period, similar to how she was introduced in episode 19, the episode following Pappuru's failure to capture Ruru.

Charalit

Voiced by: Fukushi Ochiai


  • Alas, Poor Villain: Cure Yell couldn't help but feel sorry for him after realizing he was transformed into an Oshimaida against his will.
  • The Bus Came Back: Returns in episode 24 after an extended absence since his cameo in episode 12, now being part of a talent agency along side Pappuru and Daigan.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: He has tanned skin and blond hair, reminiscence of Ganguro fashion.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Becomes a successful vlogger after getting purified by the Trinity Concert.
  • Gyaru Girl: The more rare male version. His tanned skin, blond hair, and more "party guy" image brings to mind a certain stereotype of gals.
  • Meaningful Name: The "chara" in his name evokes the party-goer and lazy bum/slacker/unfaithful stereotype of a charai otoko ("shallow guy"). Naturally, that's just the kind of person he is.
  • Mind Rape: As punishment for failing, as well as refusing to document them, he was trapped in a dark room for days on end until he was a shivering, nervous wreck.
  • Starter Villain: The first of the villains to confront the Cures in the story.

Dr. Traum

Voiced by: Takaya Hashi


  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: He is given no build up prior to his appearance, so it comes as a shock when he appears from the left field to kill Daigan and take over his Oshimaida.
  • Lack of Empathy: He could care less about Daigan's state of being, seeing him as just an asset to the company.After all, according to him, adults over 30 don't have friends.
  • Mad Scientist: His gimmick revolves around using technology to give mechanical upgrades to his Oshimaidas.
  • Team Killer: The first thing he does is kill Daigan. Cure Yell calls him out on this.

Bishin

Voiced by: Satomi Arai


  • Godzilla Threshold: Implied to be one for the Dark Tomorrow Company, seeing how her first appearance has her locked up in chains, a stray-jacket, and behind a laser grid. She even warns Ristoru that should he release her, she'll destroy everything.

George Kurai

Voiced by: Junpei Morita

A mysterious adult man with an even more mysterious book who shows up at some of the most pivotal moments in the story.
  • Biseinen: Notably older than the likes of Charaleet and Harry, but no less handsome.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Fulfills the melancholic temperament by having a subdued personality and looking very depressed.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: His melancholic personality, dark hair, and tall build gives him this vibe.
  • The Reveal: Turns out he's actually President Kurai in human form.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: He wants the Mirai Crystals to stop all time, preserving everyone's happiness. It's just that his method in doing so involves manipulating the negative emotions of others just to further his agenda.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Wants to stop time for the entire world in order to create eternal, unchanging happiness.

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