Who is that Handsome Old Man? Cure Flower's First Love Story! (おじいさんはイケメンさん?キュアフラワーの初恋です! Ojī-san wa Ikemen-san? Kyua Furawā no Hatsukoi desu!?) is the 27th episode of Heartcatch Pretty Cure!, and also the 319th episode of the Pretty Cure franchise overall. This episode focuses Hanasaki Kaoruko, as she explains about her deceased husband in the past and how Hanasaki Tsubomi's neighborhood friend, Nakano Mitsuru, tried to return the music box back to her when she was moving to Kibougahana.


The episode starts off with a boy walking near the railway. Meanwhile, Tsubomi, Erika, Itsuki and Kaoruko are travelling to Kamakura, the place where Tsubomi, her parents and her grandmother grew up. Erika asks Kaoruko about her maiden name in which she happily says was Godai. Itsuki recognizes her as Godai Kaoruko, the youngest person ever to become a champion in the Japan Karate association, much to everyone's surprise.

Mitsuru getting jealous of Itsuki

Mitsuru getting jealous of Itsuki

Later, the girls are hanging out near Tsubomi's previous place when they meet Tsubomi's childhood friend, Nakano Mitsuru. He thinks Itsuki is a boy and is jealous of how Tsubomi is with her in which this reminded Kaoruko of her first love. Later, Erika wonders about Tsubomi and Mitsuru's relationship and Tsubomi tells her that Mitsuru was always defending her. When they decided to move to Kibougahana, Tsubomi wanted to thank him for everything, but he didn't come in time. Itsuki does not get why he kept on staring at her and Erika says she is clueless but the same thing goes for Tsubomi and Potpourri.


Young Sora and Kaoruko


Itsuki begging Kaoruko to tell her story

Later on, everyone is cleaning Tsubomi's old house when Tsubomi accidentally knocks down a stack of books. One of them had a picture of young Kaoruko and a guy similar to the Handsome Man who always saves her whenever she's in trouble. Kaoruko reveals that this is Sora, Tsubomi's grandfather. Kaoruko tells everyone how they met: She was training alone in the mountain for a karate championship but she began to feel lonely. She went out for a walk at night when she heard someone playing the cello. She wander over to the sound of the cello's music and discovers a man playing the cello near a house that has her favorite lavenders. He invites her inside and she listens to him play his cello. She asks him if he is lonely but he says trees, flowers and leaves are his friends. Then he gives Kaoruko a music box he made and told her to listen to it whenever she feels lonely. Later, Kaoruko won the karate championship and started studying botany. She and Sora got married and later had Youichi, Tsubomi's father. Sora promised her that he will plant a garden that contains lavenders. Sadly, he passed away before he could do that. Youichi married and had Tsubomi. However, Kaoruko still remembers everything like it was yesterday. She shows the girls the cello saying it's the only thing she has that reminds her of Sora.

Itsuki caught Tsubomi

Itsuki catches Tsubomi from falling

Erika asks about the music box and Tsubomi confesss that she loved the music box and keeps listening to it but she lost it when they were moving. Kaoruko wasn't mad since it is revealed that Mitsuru has the music box. Later, he comes and tells Tsubomi and the others about a lavender garden he saw and everyone asks him to take them there. On the way, Tsubomi trips over a branch and Itsuki catches her and Mitsuru sees how Tsubomi calls Itsuki by her name and got angry and went on ahead. Alone, he says he wants to use the lavender garden to give Tsubomi back the music box. However, Sasorina finds him and turns him into a music box Desertrian.


The Cures save the Heart Flower

The girls transform into Pretty Cure after discovering the Desertrian and the Desertrian confesses that he always had the music box. He wanted to give it back and tried chasing the car but he couldn't catch up with it. He was about to say something else but Sasorina stops him. Sunshine weakens the Desertrian with Gold Forte Burst and Blossom finishes it with Pink Forte Wave. Later, Mitsuru gives back Tsubomi her music box in the lavender garden and she thanks him. He also tries to confess to her but the music box interrupted him by playing a tune. He changes his mind and asks if they'll meet again instead.

Major Events

  • Hanasaki Kaoruko's backstory is revealed, including how she met Tsubomi's grandfather.





Secondary Characters


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