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Hyuuga Saki
日向 咲 Hyuuga Saki
Saki&Bloom, Bright
Description
SeasonFutari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star
Age13
14 (FwPCSS26)
GenderFemale
Eye ColorHazel
Hair ColorAuburn (Saki)

Orange (Bloom/Bright)

Home PlaceLand of Greenery
RelativesHyuuga Saori (mother), Hyuuga Daisuke (father),
Hyuuga Minori (little sister)
First AppearanceFwPCSS01
Alter EgoCure Bloom
Cure Bright
Theme ColorPink (Cure Bloom; main)
Yellow (Cure Bloom; sub)
Light Green (Cure Bright; main)
Green (Cure Bright; sub)
Japanese Voice ActorKimoto Orie

Hyuuga Saki (日向 咲 Hyuuga Saki?) is the new half of the Pretty Cure duo in the first spin-off series, Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star. Like her predecessor, Misumi Nagisa, Saki is excellent with a sport, this being softball. Also like Nagisa, she isn't very good at school, loves sweets and has a large appetite. She also has a sister named Minori, who she shares a room with. Saki has a mild personality and a habit of saying "I'm in top form!" (絶好調なり! Zekkōchō nari!?) when she gets excited. She remains optimistic and sane when facing the unexpected. Saki is lenient and friendly, and her cheerful and easy going personality often brings people happiness and energy. Her Cure forms are Cure Bloom (キュアブルーム Kyua Burūmu?) and Cure Bright (キュアブライト Kyua Buraito?).

Appearance

Saki has tanned skin and short, auburn hair at shoulder lengh with her long backs worn back with a few clips. Her eyes are orange and she has noticeably thick eyebrows. Besides her pale orange and apricot school uniform or her softball attire, Saki normally wears a pink-striped shirt with a chiffon jacket, deep pink pants, and pink sneakers. For softball practice Saki normally wears a white slugger shirt that has deep red sleeves and Y.J.H. printed on it.

As Cure Bloom, Saki's hair turns bright orange and grows in length, flaring out at the shoulders and on top, which is held by a yellow headband that has a hot pink gem heart on it. She gains gold heart earrings. Her attire is composed of a raspberry dress with white and purple fabric on the midriff, sheer green material on the collarbone, and a white collar. Her sleeves are lined by yellow frills to accent the wing-like shoulder flap, and on the chest is a crimson ribbon with a curved yellow heart gem on it. Her skirt is flower shaped with white lining and pieces of yellow fabric sticking over, over a pair of mauve bike shorts and adorned by a gold belt with a stylized heart lined in white. She also wears raspberry sleeves with white lining, ruffles, and a hot pink gemshape on the hand. Her leg warmers are similiar, accent by a hot pink gem heart and a yellow cuff, worn over dark mauve finger-less gloves. She wears mauve shoes with lavender sole. 

As Cure Bright her dress turns pastel yellow with green detail on the torso, skirt, and leg warmers. Her sleeves are puffed and gain a pointed cuff, while her lower arm sleeves gain the same cuff and the gem on the hand is now fuchsia. Her gloves are raspberry with fabric sticking out from the top of her sleeve, while the ribbon on her chest turns yellow and gains a larger gem heart, now hot pink. Her belt is raspberry with a heart and circle ornament, and the pieces of her skirt form into a single ruffled pale yellow piece of fabric worn over raspberry bike shorts. Her leg warmers are designed to match her top, held by a hot pink band that has a heart and circle ornament. Her shoes are gold.

Personality

Saki is a cheerful athletic girl and a member of Yunagi Middle School's girls' softball team. Her family runs the Panpaka Pan bakery. She is very energetic and a bright girl whose hopeful nature often inspires or encourages others. She is selfless and kind, but has a small temper at times. While she normally gets along with her little sister she can be stern with her when she feels the need to be. While she is good at baking delicious breads, she seems to struggle making other things.

Saki also has a crush on Mai's elder brother, Kazuya, and often blushes in front of him.

History

Reuniting and becoming a Pretty Cure

In episode 1, while Saki was eating her ice cream wafer, Mai shows up suddenly at the Sky Tree. The girls feel as though they have met before when Flappy and Choppy suddenly fall from the sky and confirm their thoughts. But before they can go further, Minori shows up so Saki is forced to leave. She returns later to see Mai still there, and its then that the girls are shown how they met in the past before being attacked. Vowing to protect Flappy and Choppy, they become Cure Bloom and Cure Egret, the new Pretty Cures.

Cure Bloom

"The shining golden flower, Cure Bloom!"
輝く金の花、キュアブルーム!
Kagayaku kin no hana, Kyua Burūmu!
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Cure Bloom

Cure Bloom (キュアブルーム Kyua Burūmu?) is Saki's alter ego, blessed with the flower power of the earth. When Karehan attacks Flappy and Choppy and creates an Uzaina, Flappy becomes the Mix Commune by chanting "Dual Spiritual Power!", allowing her to become Cure Bloom while Choppy allows Mai to become Cure Egret. Like the previous Pretty Cure, they need to hold hands to transform and launch a group attack. Both take down the Uzaina for the very first time, and fight the evils regularly thereafter, until the final defeat of the Dark Fall.

Cure Bloom can fight physically, setup energy shields and fly freely using spiritual powers, and is protected by a passive force field. Cure Bloom runs on ground more often for pertaining to the Earth. Spiritual powers take in the form of visible light, and Cure Bloom exhibits a golden aura. Cure Bloom bears the Flower symbol from Flappy on the back of her gloves. These symbols are always used for launching a group attack and retained when they attain their second form.

Together with Cure Egret, they can perform the Twin Stream Splash. Midway in the show, two additional spirits from the Land of Fountains, Moop and Foop use the Splash Commune to provide them a pair of Spiral Rings so they can perform a more-powerful group attack, the Spiral Heart Splash. After attaining her second form, Cure Bright, Saki can freely choose and switch between her two forms, and she has been using both forms in the later half of the show. She also finishes the final battle as Cure Bloom, as only Cure Bloom can access the Flower power of Flappy. Together with Cure Egret, Kiryuu Michiru and Kiryuu Kaoru, with the latter carrying a portion of Moop and Foop's powers respectively, the four have launched the final finisher, the Spiral Heart Splash Star.

As shown from one of the movies, Cure Bloom's image attack is the Bloom Shield.

Cure Bright

"The full moon in the sky, Cure Bright!"
天空に満ちる月、キュアブライト!
Tenkū ni michiru tsuki, Kyua Buraito!
FwPCSS Cure Bright Final Pose

Cure Bright

Cure Bright (キュアブライト Kyua Buraito?) appears and takes over Cure Bloom's role halfway through the series, and gets her spiritual power from the Moon, which is collected by Moop and used by Flappy. Cure Bright has a yellow and green outfit. Cure Bright's outfit coloring scheme is significantly different from Cure Bloom's, but the design is quite similar. Saki and Mai arrive at the Dark Fall to rescue Flappy and Choppy, only to find them seriously injured. The spirits Moop and Foop heal them, upgrading them from the Mix Commune Set to the Crystal Commune Set and allowing Saki to become Cure Bright.

After the upgrade, Flappy attains its ability to use the Moon power collected by Moop to maintain Saki's Cure Bright transformation. Contrast to Cure Bloom, who pertains to the Earth and runs on ground more often, Cure Bright stays in air more often for pertaining to the Sky. In addition to all of Cure Bloom's capability, Cure Bright can use the Light power of the Moon to make beam blasts and for defense. Cure Bright exhibits a yellow-green aura. Cure Bright bears the Moon symbol from Moop as her belt buckle, but she still bears the Flower symbols on her gloves and still uses such symbols to launch a group attack. Together with Cure Windy, their new group attack is the Spiral Star Splash, which is actually the same attack as the Spiral Heart Splash except the powers are different. Cure Bright and Cure Windy require the Spiral Ring Set to launch a group attack, which is supplied by the same pair of spirits as their Cure transformation.

Flappy and Choppy still retain their ability to collect spiritual power from the Earth and the Sky after this upgrade, so the girls can freely choose and switch between the two forms. Their two forms look different and bear different Cure titles, but they are actually two different representations of the same transformation, and the girls can only access two of the four powers available to them in either form. Saki fights more frequently as Cure Bright in the later half of the show, and fights as Cure Bright for three of the four episodes for the final battle.

Cure Rainbow Brighty Bloom

Cure bloom super

Cure Rainbow Brighty Bloom

Cure Rainbow Brighty Bloom (キュアレインボーブライティブルーム Kyua Reinbō Buraitē Burūmu?) is an upgrade Saki gains in Pretty Cure All Stars DX 2: Kibou no Hikari - Rainbow Jewel o Mamore!, which is a combined form of Cure Bloom and Cure Bright. Together with the others' upgrades, the group of seventeen girls form the group Cure Rainbow. With this upgrade, her hair becomes longer and her outfit bears signature traits from both Cure Bloom and Cure Bright. Her upper section resembles Cure Bloom, except some coloring changes. Her skirt design takes an intermediate form between Cure Bloom and Cure Bright, has the deep pink main color from Cure Bloom and the green trim and yellow underskirt from Cure Bright. She gets the gloves and boots mainly from Cure Bright, but with some Cure Bloom traits in them. Because the overall dress coloring is closer to Cure Bloom, this form generally looks more like Cure Bloom to the eye. Cure Rainbow Brighty Bloom also gains a pair of small golden wings along with everybody else.[1]

Etymology

Hyuuga (日向?): Hyuu (?) translates to sun, and ga (?) translates to facing; toward. The two kanji can also mean sunny place or in the sun when used in normal speech rather than as a surname, in which case they are pronounced hinata. This could be a reference to Saki being compared to a sunflower many times throughout the season, and also in relation to brightness, which is represented by her Cure Bright persona.

Saki (?): Comes from the verb saku (咲く?), meaning for a flower to smile, or to bloom, obviously referring to her alter ego Cure Bloom and her flower-based powers.[2]

Her name means "sun facing toward to bloom."

Relationships

Mishou Mai is Saki's closest friend. They seem to have met five years prior to the series but didn't really get the chance to talk. As Splash Star begins they become best friends rather quickly and grow closer by helping Flappy and Choppy.

Hyuuga Minori is Saki's little sister. They usually do not bicker or argue, but Minori often does make mischief when with or around Saki. Once Saki scolded her, causing her to run away after a big fight occurred between Mai and Saki. They share a bedroom and get along better over the course of the series.

Mishou Kazuya is Mai's older brother, who Saki becomes immediately infatuated with upon their first meeting when she was late for school. He seems to like her, but as nothing more then his little sister's friend.

Hoshino Kenta is Saki's oldest close friend, they grew up together and have a good-friend relationship. Often joking or taunting each other. Though Kenta seems to have a short fuse with Saki, he also has a crush on her that she doesn't seem to realize.

Songs

Saki's voice actor, Kimoto Orie, has participated in several image songs for the character she voices. Many of them include duets with Enomoto Atsuko, who voices Mishou Mai.

Duets

Trivia

  • Several times in the season, Saki's love for food makes her mistake the villain's words for food. For example, she called Karehan "Curry Bun" (カレーパン karē pan?, "curry-filled bread") because her mother was going to make curry for dinner.
  • Saki's birthday is on August 7. Therefore, Saki's zodiac is Leo.
  • Saki's blood type is O.
  • In the Pretty Cure All Stars Suite Flower Card Collection, Saki is represented by the poppy, which symbolizes a soothing and girlish personality in the Language of Flowers.
  • Saki is very similar to Misumi Nagisa:
    • Both are good at sports.
    • They both enjoy eating.
    • They do not do well in their studies.
    • Out of their group, both have the shortest hair length.
    • Both are the leaders of their group.
    • They both have a younger sibling they argue with (although Saki doesn't argue as much as Nagisa does).
  • Saki appeared as Cure Bloom to give the 10th anniversary congratulatory message at the beginning of episode 23 in Happiness Charge Pretty Cure!.
  • Saki has had the hobby of cooking and her family has a bakery, similar to Minamino Kanade.
  • Saki is one of the Cures who owns a pet, the others are Yukishiro Honoka and Aida Mana.

Gallery

Main Page: Hyuuga Saki/Image Gallery

References

  1. Precure: WHAT A SURPRISE, plus a reminder by stupendous LiveJournal (2010-03-20) Retrieved 2010-03-20.
  2. Jim Breen's WWWJDIC
VTEPretty Cure
Futari wa
(Max Heart)
Cure BlackCure White • (Shiny Luminous)
Splash Star Cure Bloom / Cure BrightCure Egret / Cure Windy
Yes! 5
(GoGo!)
Cure DreamCure RougeCure LemonadeCure MintCure AquaDark Pretty Cure 5 • (Milky Rose)
Fresh! Cure PeachCure BerryCure PineCure Passion
Heartcatch! Cure BlossomCure MarineCure SunshineCure MoonlightCure FlowerDark CureMirage Pretty CuresCure Ange (HPC movie)
Suite♪ Cure MelodyCure RhythmCure BeatCure Muse
Smile! Cure HappyCure SunnyCure PeaceCure MarchCure BeautyBad End Pretty Cure
Doki Doki! Cure HeartCure DiamondCure RosettaCure SwordCure AceCure EmpressCure MagicianCure Priestess
Happiness Charge! Cure LovelyCure PrincessCure HoneyCure FortuneCure TenderCure MirageInternational Pretty Cure Teams
Go! Princess Cure FloraCure MermaidCure TwinkleCure ScarletPast Princess Pretty Cure
Mahou Tsukai! Cure MiracleCure MagicalCure FeliceCure Mofurun
KiraKira☆A La Mode Cure WhipCure CustardCure GelatoCure MacaronCure ChocolatCure Parfait
HUGtto! Cure YellCure AngeCure Étoile
All Stars Cure Echo
VTEFutari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star characters
Cures Hyuuga Saki/Cure Bloom/Cure BrightMishou Mai/Cure Egret/Cure Windy
Mascots FlappyChoppyMoopFoop
Dark Fall KarehanMoerumbaDorodoronMs. ShitataareKintoleskiGoyanUzainaAkudaikanKiryuu KaoruKiryuu Michiru
Others Hyuuga DaisukeHyuuga SaoriHyuuga MinoriMishou KanakoMishou KouichirouMishou KazuyaHoshino ShizueHoshino KengoHoshino KentaManabu MiyasakoAndou KayoKoronePrincess FiliaItou HitomiOuta YuukoTakeuchi AyanoShinohara-sensei
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