東 せつな Higashi Setsuna
|Season||Fresh Pretty Cure!|
|Eye Color||Dark red (Setsuna, Eas)|
Red (Cure Passion)
|Hair Color||Dark purple (Setsuna)|
Pink (Cure Passion)
|Home Place||Labyrinth (Birthplace)|
Clover Town (After becoming Cure Passion)
|Relatives||Momozono Ayumi (adoptive mother),|
Momozono Keitarou (adoptive father),
Momozono Love (adoptive sister)
|First Appearance||FPC01 (as Setsuna and Eas)|
FPC23 (as Cure Passion)
|Alter Ego||Eas |
(Cure Angel Passion)
|Theme Color||Crimson (Cure Passion)|
|Japanese Voice Actor||Komatsu Yuka|
Higashi Setsuna (東 せつな Higashi Setsuna?) is a young girl who appears to be a teenager in Fresh Pretty Cure!. She worked for Labyrinth as Eas (イース Īsu?) until episode 23, and is the first of the original three members to appear, as well as the only female of the group. Her Pickrun, the Akarun, has a ribbon and wings. She transforms into Cure Passion (キュアパッション Kyua Passhon?). Her catchphrase is I'll do my best! (精一杯頑張るわ！ Seīppai ganbaru wa!?).
As Eas, Setsuna's hair was silver and worn with a black ornate headband and red eyes. She wore a black sleeve-less dress reminiscent of a trench-coat with two, dark red diamond gems on it and a dull red lining to match the inside coloring of her collar, which is lined with a ruffled trim. She had a small amount of skin revealed on her torso, her upper arms, neck, and upper legs. Worn with this was black short-shorts, black gloves with dark red bracelets, light grey ruffles, and a light grey arm accessory above it with a single dark red gem. A black collar is on her neck, and she wore dull red pumps with a strap that has a dark red diamond gem hanging from it, worn with black stockings that had grey ruffles and a dull red ribbon tied around it.
As Setsuna, her hair keeps its style but turns dark purple. Until Episode 24, her eyes remained lifeless. She wears a light red top beneath a white ruffled tank-top and a pair of pale beige shorts with three buttons sewn to each side. Her shoes are plain black leather boots. Sometimes she paired it with a dark dark blue jacket.
For Dance Practice, she wears a ruby jacket with white lining on the torso and a matching short shirt, over a light pink and red shirt. Along with black stockings and ruby sneakers accented with white.
As Cure Passion, Setsuna's hair grows to her wrist and turns pale pink, with the lower portion puffed up and layered, while her bangs and forelocks remain the same, growing an inch or so. She wears a white tiara with a ruby gem in the center and two tiny pearls hanging from it, attached to the tiara are two ruby hearts with a wing attached to them. She gains red upside-down heart earrings and a white choker. Passion's dress is crimson with black trim and ribbon, along with white ruffles. The skirt is in two layers, with the top ruby in color and the bottom dark ruby. The back of the skirt is longer than the front, and sewn to the side of her chest is a four-petal clover. Her Linkrun is worn on her right hip, and she gains black and crimson shoes worn with black leather tights. On each arm is a crimson sleeve with white ruffle trim and a single black line.
Setsuna starts out as a cold and isolated girl, loyal only to Moebius and acts sly. When she, as Setsuna, meets Love, Love's nature and the "happiness" shown to her at first was seen as nothing, but over time she slowly began to open to the girls and eventually her heart, cracking piece by piece to them but was too stubborn to realize it. She refused to admit that she had a weakness and would throw a small fit before storming off when annoyed.
After switching sides, she seems to have lost most of her stubborn mind, and is typically sweet, reserved, and patient. It is suspected that this is out of guilt over her past sins and honest naivety. With the girls help she is able to get over this while remaining sweet and kind to them. She also retained her wise nature and put this to good use during fights.
Eas first meets Momozono Love while working at the Labyrinth fortune-telling house. She, disguised as Setsuna at the time, tells Love that she will soon "encounter great happiness." Later on, Eas disrupts the Trinity concert where Love is by summoning a Nakewameke that attacks Chinen Miyuki, the leader of the dance trio. However, Eas then witnesses that Love gains the ability to transform into Cure Peach and defeat the monster. Eas retreats into the shadows, stating with a cold laugh that she was sure they would meet again.
Eas, now as Setsuna, finds Love playing Lucky Draw in town and asks her for a tour of the town. During and after the tour, she tries to steal Love's Linkrun. After the repeated failures, Setsuna receives a clover necklace from Love, which is just an item to show she is friendly at first. Setsuna and Love meet again later, this time with Miki and Inori with her. During a get-together, Setsuna tries once again to steal Love's Linkrun, but when it reacts, she puts it down.
Moebius begins to realize that something is hindering Setsuna, as Eas, from eliminating Pretty Cure, so he gives her the Nakisakebe cards. Upon using it, thorny, dark green vines dig into her skin. It is not until Pretty Cure defeat it after a hard battle that she is saved. The third time the card is used, the Akarun is spotted in town, but has a hard time choosing its master. The vines fully bind her, but the Nakisakebe is defeated, stopping any further damage.
Soular talks to Eas after the third defeat, because Moebius has given her one last chance to defeat Pretty Cure. During the fourth Nakisakebe attack, Cure Peach encounters Eas. Setsuna reveals her human identity and breaks the clover necklaceFPC22. After a final battle between her and Cure Peach, Eas' body dies due to her life being offered. She, however is saved by the Akarun, giving her a new form: Cure Passion. Although Love accepts her immediately, she walks away, conflicted on what to do.
Setsuna has realized that now that Labyrinth has kicked her out, she has no place to go. While wandering the streets, she meets Love and her family, who are going to a restaurant to eat. Love convinces her to join and Setsuna begins to enjoy herself more. Westar, wanting to confirm Eas has switched sides and possibly get her back, attacks the city with a tower turned Nakewameke. Cure Peach first confronts the menace on her own, but then Setsuna, realizing that she has felt more happy spending time with Love, becomes Cure Passion and uses Happiness Hurricane to purify the Nakewameke. Love's mother offers to let Setsuna stay in their house, to which she accepts.
Setsuna and Cure Passion
Although Setsuna is adapting to the society of a normal girl, she is still haunted by her past deeds as Eas everywhere she goesFPC25. However, she is backed up by the rest of Pretty Cure, and when a Nakewameke representing Eas, attacks the girls, she confronts the fake and defeats her with the girls, putting her past to rest. She later on feels that she should start dancing with the girls, becoming a part of their dancing group Clover, and although she hesitates, she gets help from Inori.FPC26
Setsuna transfers to Love's school. She proves to be quite capable and hard working, answering math problems correctly and playing sports well. This gathers the attention of a lot of fans, and she becomes popular, to Daisuke's dismay. After Westar turns a pitching machine into a Nakewameke, Cure Berry uses the Burun to change the group uniforms. Setsuna gets a home run, and all four finish off the Nakewameke.
One day, when Setsuna and Love have been out shopping, Setsuna wonders how Labyrinth is doing with their mission. While eating donuts at Kaoru's shop, she explains what Infinity is and why the Labyrinth is after it. Though the girls are worried about it, they decide to do their best beating the villains. On their way home, they are told by several people good things that are going to happen the day after. It turns out that, after defeating Labyrinth and the Nakewameke that stopped the clock, that Chiffon actually is Infinity, before said, Chiffon disappears.
Leaving to Labyrinth
When Chiffon was captured by Northa and went to Labyrinth, The Pretty Cures discovered that Labyrinth is taking control of all of the parallel worlds and will be destroyed if they don't make it to save Chiffon and defeat Labyrinth. They had no choice but to tell their friends and family they're Pretty Cures, transformed in front of their eyes and explained to them everything and that they are going to Labryinth. When Setsuna was about to use her Linkrun to teleport her and the others, their parents stopped them saying it was too dangerous and said what was going to happen if they don't survive. So they changed back to girls and stayed for a short while of what their Parents decide but they can't waid any longer so they ran away but their parents knew about this but came back to say good bye and promised to come back. Soon they transformed to Pretty Cures and were teleported to Labyrinth.
The Pretty Cures got to Labyrinth and luckily for them, Cure Passion is their guide book for Labyrinth since she used to be a denizen and was a high rank. Then they saw a group of people heading to Moebius Tower and she said that they must be in the line or they'll be spotted. They see a old man carrying a heavy box and Love wanted to help him but Setsuna stopped her telling that if she does that, they'll be spotted so they left the old man as it is saying "Everything for Lord Moebuis" with the other Denizens that the Pretty Cures are sorry that it is how Labyrinth is. When they got to the Tower, they've made a run but then were discovered by Moebius and Klein. When they got to the entrance, a Sorewatase appeared and attacked the Pretty Cures. They destroyed the monster and went inside. Cure Passion led the way to Moebius but went to here and there that it was a maze and a different halls that were changing that Cure Passion cannot the way.
Suddenly another Sorewatase came back to get them and when they about to fight, two portals came from the floor suddenly appeared separating Passion and Berry from Peach and Pine. They were teleported to the Waste Processing Plant and confronted Soular and Westar. Passion fought with Westar and Berry against Soular. Westar tried to convince Passion to come back to Labyrinth and kept calling her Eas. Passion tried to convince him too telling him that Moebuis is using him as trash and telling him if the world is Labyrinth, he won't eat doughnuts which are his Happiness. Just as Westar was about to finish her, the delete hole was summoned. Passion tried to run away but her foot got stuck by wires and a broken machine was about to hit her but then Westar saved her and ripped the wires to get her foot out.
Westar told Passion that he was a fool but Passion told him that he was a kind friend that acted as a comrade even though she betrayed him and he kept calling her name. But then Westar and Soular were sucked in leaving Passion and Berry in grief losing their friends as they sacrificed themselves to save the Pretty Cures.
Defeating Mobieus and Saving Labyrinth
They soon reunited with Peach and Pine but then Northa then appeared and turn to her true monster form. They tried to fight it and used Happiness Hurricane, Love Sunshine Fresh, Healing Prayer Fresh, and Espoir Shower Fresh and defeated her. Just then, Klein appeared, showing them his horrid, true, monster form/self and combined him and Northa into 1 as a monster. It was powerful, they manage to tire it out and used Lucky Clover Grand Finale, but it manage to resist it and threw them to the ground. They were about to give up but then a girl came over to help Peach. She told her that she and the Pretty Cures saved them and she want's to help them which gave a little spirit to them.
Everyone in Labyrinth came to cheer them on. Westar and Soular then appeared telling them not to give up. Passion and Berry were so happy they were Alive. The Monster was about to attack but Westar and Soular protected them and the people of Labyrinth. People of Labyrinth tried to stay strong and encouraged the Pretty Cures with their hearts to stand and don't give up. The Pretty Cure will stand up for them and thanks to the hearts of the people of Labyrinth, they gave the Precures power and transformed into Cure Angel. They defeated the monster and flew to the tower to save Chiffon.
They encountered Moebius and saw Chiffon.Cure Passion used her Passion Harp and used Happiness Hurricane to try to convince Moebius into joining the good. But, It backfired because he was a robot. He then attacked Pretty Cure and took control of them but they regained consciousness. Everyone collected a lot of heart to prepare the Loving True Heart Fresh!. With the attack, Chiffon regained consciousness and turn to it's original form, defeated Moebius and saved the parallel worlds. Labyrinth soon cheered for this victory and Precure, Soular, Westar, Tarte, Azukina and Chiffon went back to Clover Town.
At the end of their journey, when Moebius has been defeated, Setsuna decides to follow Soular and Westar back to Labyrinth in order to make it a happy place, just like how Love and Clover Town made her happy. Before she leaves, she attends and wins the dance competition with the rest of Clover.
Momozono Love: At the Beginning, Eas and Cure Peach are arch enemies in the battle and ultimately desires to destroy Love. She targeted Love whenever pretending to be Setsuna and got close to her, inadvertently developing a friendship with the Pretty Cure. After Love found out the truth she was shocked to the point of depression but she believes Eas is not evil. Soon after Eas' death and resurrection, she was happy to see Setsuna is no longer evil and revealed to be the fourth Pretty Cure, Cure Passion. She immediately accepted her as a Pretty Cure, but declined until coming to terms with her past. She is welcomed to Love's home and became the adoptive daughter of Momozono family. She grew very close to Love and considers her someone special, even taking in some of her personality traits.
Aono Miki: At first, she sees Setsuna is lacking experience in social skills. After she helped her, Miki now sees that Setsuna may not have good social skills, but she has a kind heart, as shown in episode 33, at the end of the episode, they became closer to each other.
Tarte: Since both of them lives in the Momozono household, he is also looked upon as a family member by Setsuna. As Tarte gets stomach ache, Setsuna worries deeply of his health. But when she and Love find out that he ate their ice cream, she got just as angry as Love did and threatened punishment.
Moebius: Eas was only loyal to Moebius at first and only follows his commands, which may often be seen as an obsession. Although the Nakisakebe card is taking away her life, she is still grateful that Moebius has entrusted her the card, and is willing to sacrifice her life to use it. Now that Setsuna became a Pretty Cure, she stopped being his loyal servant and enemies with him. Soular has also noted that, although Eas has become Higashi Setsuna, she still cannot live without him, a fact that may become a burning point laterFPC24.
Westar: Westar is the one most concerned about Setsuna, as he tried to get her back on their side after she became a part of Pretty Cure, though Setsuna thinks that he only wants her back because of the new power she now possesses as a Cure. Especially after witnessing him attacking the citizens, she gains a antagonistic relationship toward him. Soon when Westar and Soular no longer serve Moebius and revived, they became friends again, good friends.
Wa ga na wa Īsu. Rabirinsu sōtō, Mebiusu-sama ga shimobe!
Eas (イース Īsu?) is the original part of Setsuna, and the one that represents her past as a Labyrinth member. Eas was very stubborn and had a great part of pride, refusing to admit defeat to her partners or let them help her. When meeting Cure Peach the first time, Eas swore to be her enemy by telling that they would meet again. Since then, Eas tried her best to defeat Pretty Cure, and in the end, asked Moebius for his help. At her last days, she was given the Nakisakebe cards, since it was obvious that Pretty Cure were getting stronger, and that she herself was having doubts about Labyrinth's goals.
When Eas' body died and her life energy was sacrificed for Labyrinth's goal, Akarun was summoned by Chiffon and entered her body. This caused her to be revived as Cure PassionFPC23. After that, it does not seem like Setsuna can become Eas anymore. She herself has decided that she will never again be helping Labyrinth, so it is possible she still has the ability to transform, but does not want to.
"The scarlet heart is the proof of happiness! Freshly-ripened, Cure Passion!"
Makka na hāto wa shiawase no akashi! Uretate furesshu, Kyua Passhon!
Cure Passion can use the attack Happiness Hurricane, and, unlike the other Cures, does not need to get to know Chiffon better in order to summon Akarun and the Passion Harp, though she does not yet have any Fresh upgrade. Later, half-throughout the season, Pretty Cure use the power of the Clover Box to use the group attack Lucky Clover Grand Finale, in which Cure Passion transfers her powers into the Happiness Leaf.
"The white heart is the heart of everyone! Freshly flapping, Cure Angel!"
Howaito hāto wa minna no kokoro! Habatake Furesshu, Kyua Enjeru!
Cure Angel (キュアエンジエル Kyua Enjeru?) is a second Cure form Pretty Cure gains in the series thanks to the people of Labyrinth. When transforming, the four-leaf clover brooch accquires a fifth white leaf, representing the final transformation. Cure Angel Passion's clothes resemble Cure Passion's, but has a longer dress and different leggings, as well as wings. Her wings can act like a shield.
In this Cure form, Cure Angel Passion is capable of flying in fast speed, and has a powered up strength. Together with everyone else, she can use the attacks Loving True Heart and Loving True Heart Fresh.
Cure Rainbow PassionCure Rainbow Passion (キュアレインボーパッション Kyua Reinbō Passhon?) is an upgrade Cure Passion gains in Pretty Cure All Stars DX 2: Kibou no Hikari - Rainbow Jewel o Mamore!. Together with the others' upgrades, the group of the seventeen Cures form the group Cure Rainbow. This upgraded outfit resembles that of Cure Angel in the season's finale, except with a pair of small, golden wings instead of white ones.
Change, Pretty Cure! Beat up! - "Change, Pretty Cure! Beat up!" is the official transformation phrase used by Setsuna to transform into Cure Passion in Fresh Pretty Cure.
First, she opens her Linkrun, touches the button and the screen glows red. She shouts, "Change, Pretty Cure..." and her hair ornaments disappear. She puts her foot down and shouts, "...Beat up!" and sinks down into water. Her brooch appears, followed by her dress. Then her hair color changes from dark purple to pink. Her boots, wristbands and earrings then appear. Then Cure Passion lands on the ground and recites her introductory speech.
To transform into Cure Angel, she shouts, "Change, Pretty Cure! Beat up!" and her normal Pretty Cure outfit disappears. She stars to spin around and white light creates her dress, shoes, wristbands and angel wings for her. Then, she recites her introductory speech with the rest of the Angel cures.
AttacksHappiness Hurricane - Cure Passion summons her Passion Harp and recites the first half of the incantation. She lights up the strings on the harp, then gives the harp a downward stroke. The double heart-shaped adornment lights up, and she summons a flurry of feathers as she recites the second half of the incantation. Declaring the attack, she begins spinning as a storm of hearts and angel feathers surround the opponent. Passion stops spinning and thrusts the harp upward. As she spins the harp around, the enemy becomes purified in a red heart-shaped bubble with hearts surrounding the bubble.
Lucky Clover Grand Finale - The group attack for the Fresh! season. Cure Peach calls upon the power of the Clover Box. The music box reacts and the Pretty Cure get into formation as if starting a relay race. On the word "Go!", the four run for the enemy. Cure Passion calls upon the Happiness Leaf and passes it to Cure Pine. Pine calls upon the Prayer Leaf and passes the two leaves to Cure Berry. Berry calls upon the Espoir Leaf and passes the three leaves to Peach. Peach calls upon the Lovely Leaf and a seal comprised of the clover symbol is created. Berry, Pine, and Passion jump up and Peach throws the seal to the ground. This enlarges it and the four land on the seal, which goes through the target. Declaring the attack, the enemy is imprisoned in crystal that gets filled with light energy. The crystal vanishes as the enemy gets purified.
Setsuna (せつな?): A variety of different meanings can be given to this name, particularly since it is written in hiragana and not kanji, therefore making it difficult to find an exact meaning. One possibility is that it refers to the word setsuna (刹那 / せつな?), meaning moment; instant; the other - word (切な), meaning sadness. Some fans believe this to be the case because, like Hayato and Shun's names, it refers to speed or something that occurs quickly.
Her name may mean "eastern sadness" or "east moment."
Cure Passion: Refers to the passion fruit, the alternative name of the fruit passiflora edulis, following the pattern of naming Cures after fruits in Fresh Pretty Cure!.
Eas: Comes from the word east. She, like Soular, Westar and Northa, is named after one of the four cardinal directions of the compass. Currently, it is unknown if there is a specific reason that she was named after this particular direction.
Setsuna's voice actor, Komatsu Yuka, has participated in several image songs for the character she voices. Many of them include duets with Oki Kanae, who voices Momozono Love, Kitamura Eri, who voices Aono Miki, and Nakagawa Akiko, who voices Yamabuki Inori.
- Fresh Pretty Cure・Sun Child (Along with Oki Kanae, Kitamura Eri,and also Nakagawa Akiko)
- Dreaming Flowers (Along with Oki Kanae, Kitamura Eri, Nakagawa Akiko, and also Iizuka Mayumi)
- Happiness☆Wonderland ~The Gift Of Smiles~ (Along with Oki Kanae, Kitamura Eri, Nakagawa Akiko, and also M*Cube)
- Out of the four Fresh! Cures, Cure Passion is the one whose costume resembles the original Pretty Cure the most. It may have to do with Akarun, who has a ribbon; the ribbons used to be one of the original Pretty Cure's trademarks.
- Cure Passion is the only Cure in her team to have only one individual finisher (Happiness Hurricane).
- Cure Passion is also the only member of her team not to have her attack upgraded.
- Cure Passion is the only Pretty Cure in Fresh Pretty Cure! who does not introduce her heart's color in English; instead she says makka (真っ赤?), which is translated to "scarlet" or "crimson".
- It should also be noted that she is the only one who does not say "the symbol of" (の印 "no shirushi"?), but rather "the proof of" (の証 "no akashi"?). It is a possibility that it is a pun toward her color theme, as the "aka" is pronounced, though not written, like the Japanese word "aka" (赤?), which means "red".
- Eas was the first female antagonist to become a true part of Pretty Cure, followed by Siren and Akagi Towa.
- Cure Passion is the only Pretty Cure who did not receive a Cure Stick from Chiffon, although, she also didn't receive the Passion Harp from Chiffon either.
- Setsuna has the most drastic change in hair color out of all the other Cures in Fresh Pretty Cure! during her transformation, going from dark purple to pink.
- Cure Passion is the second Pretty Cure to have red as her theme color, after Cure Rouge.
- Setsuna shares some similarities with Siren/Cure Beat.
- Both were once enemies of the Pretty Cure but later turned good and became Pretty Cure themselves.
- Both have dark purple hair in their civilian forms.
- Both have different attack weapons than the other Cures in the seasons.
- Both can transform into their human forms to spy on the Cures (any human forms in Siren/Ellen's case).
- Both have no blood relatives.
- Setsuna also shares some similarities with Twilight/Cure Scarlet.
- They are both red Cures and the fourth member of the team.
- Their weapons are based on musical instruments (Harp and Violin).
- Their teammates are Cures with the same color order: Pink (Peach - Flora), Blue (Berry - Mermaid) and Yellow (Pine - Twinkle)
- They were villains who later became Pretty Cure.
- When they were villains, both received power-ups from the main villain.
- Both had silvery white hair when they were villains and pink hair when they became Cures.
- Both had black and red outfits when they were villains and Cures.
- Both have red eyes in their civilian, villain and Cure forms.
- For the Pretty Cure All Stars DX3 Movie Character Polls held by Toei Animation, Cure Passion appeared in the following rankings:
- 6th in "Favorite Pretty Cure"
- 7th in "The Pretty Cure you want to team up with most"
- 4th in "The Pretty Cure you want to be most"
- Setsuna is the first Pretty Cure to have no blood relatives.
- Setsuna is the fourth Pretty Cure to be excellent in academics.
- Setsuna is the fifth Pretty Cure to be good at sports.
- Setsuna is the first Pretty Cure to be good at studies and sports in school.
- Setsuna appears as Cure Passion at the beginning of the third episode of Happiness Charge Pretty Cure! to do her 10th anniversary congratulatory message.
- Cure Passion was the first Cure in the Pretty Cure franchise to have a different outfit than the rest of her team members, despite being an official Cure.
- Cure Passion is the first Cure in the whole Pretty Cure franchise to have pink hair even though she's not a lead Cure, followed by Cure Scarlet.
- Also, she is the first red Pretty Cure who doesn't have red hair in her Cure form.
- Cure Passion was the first Cure that has the ability to teleport. Followed by Cure Honey and her attack, Honey Teleport.
- The minor character Chika from the same series bears a strong resemblance to her. Both of them have medium long, dark purple hair, pale skin and red eyes; additionally, Chika wears red pajamas, fitting Setsuna's color scheme.
- Setsuna is the first Cure who does not join the team after her first transformation. The others were Cure Beat and Cure Twinkle.
- Eas is the first villain turned into a Cure who has a musical instrument as a weapon, followed by Cure Beat and Cure Scarlet.
- Eas' citizen number in Labyrinth is #ES-4039781.