A Charismatic Model's Sigh! But Why? (カリスマモデルのため息!って、なぜですか? Charisma Model no Tameiki! Tte, Naze Desu Ka??) is the 8th episode for the season Heartcatch Pretty Cure! and also the 300th episode of the Pretty Cure franchise overall. The episode focuses on Kurumi Erika's relationship with her older sister Momoka, and Momoka's wish to be normal. The episode marks also the debut of Tsukikage Yuri.


Erika is unhappy when she learns her sister is the most popular model currently; which worsens when the fashion club decides to ask Momoka to follow her around work to see what its like. She agrees, but finds herself unhappy while watching them bond so closely.



Erika fights with Momoka.

One morning Erika bitterly awakens and prepares to get ready for school. She is unhappy over how popular his sister has become and after seeing her that morning, Momoka suggests that Erika should become a model too. This angers Erika and her recent modeling job comes up for discussion. Before she takes off, a picture is taken by her parents.

Erika meets up with Tsubomi, who has come with a new fashion magazine with Momoka on the cover. Erika wants nothing to do with it though, and Tsubomi asks her how she may know Momoka, seeing her behavior, only to respond with shock after Erika reveals Momoka is her sister.

As the girls head to school they discuss her family, with Erika saying Momoka became a model because their mother was one. But she is envious of them because she isn't beautiful like they are. Tsubomi starts to wonder if this was why Erika's heart flower began to wilt, recalling how the doll Desertrian was saying things that sounded like what Erika was describing. She decides not to bring it up though.

Yuri comes and stays so Momoka doesn't stay lonely.

Momoka heads off to her own school and listens as everyone talks about her and how cute she was - unknowingly making her feel bad. As she prepares for lunch she is joined by another student, Yuri Tsukikage, who has come by to discuss their school work with her.


Erika's friends hug her, something that Momoka always wanted.

Momoka's mood worsens throughout the day, and when she considers speaking to Erika about it, she is surprised when all of her friends from the Fashion Club suddenly show up. The other girls are amazed to know that Erika is related to someone so popular, and when Momoka invites the girls to a photoshoot, they quickly accept and embrace Erika, very excited over such an opportunity.

At home, Erika shows the designs she was working on, but she grows shy out of concern that Momoka probably wouldn't like them. They head off to the photoshoot later on and they find Momoka in the middle of posing. Everyone is charmed with it right away, but when Momoka saw Erika isn't have much fun but chatting with her friends, she starts to feel down again.

Kumojacky suddenly arrives and notices her Heart Flower has began to wilt, so he uses it to make a Desertrian. This infuriates Erika and she and Tsubomi transform into Cure Marine and Cure Blossom. Before Marine can attack she listens to the Desertrian speak, saying that she always wished to be gathered by people and have them act kindly to her, as friends. Erika is then kicked by the Desertrian so Blossom attempts to attack it several times; but struggles to do any real damage.

Cure Marine becomes angry.

Angrily, Marine uses Blue Forte Wave and the Desertrian got defeated.

Wih everything returned to normal, Erika and Momoka begin to chat about things again. Erika says nothing over what she heard, but feels better to have been able to peeked into her sisters true feelings the way she did. When she shows Momoka her drawings, she is delighted when Momoka claims to like them.

Major Events





Secondary Characters


  • It is the first time that an insert song is played in the background.
  • The Desertrian's first word is "beauty" which would later become the name of Aoki Reika's Cure identity.
  • The pose that Cure Marine used when she said her new catch phrase was the Objection! pose from the Phoenix Wright video game series.
  • The bracelet that Momoka is wearing is the same one that Love's mom made in Fresh Pretty Cure for Love and Setsuna, one link from Love's, one link from Setsuna's.


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