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円 亜久里 Madoka Aguri
|Season||Doki Doki! Pretty Cure|
|Age||10 - 11 (Aguri)|
|Eye Color||Maroon (Aguri)|
|Hair Color||Brown (Aguri)|
|Home Place||Trump Kingdom (formerly),|
Oogai Town, Earth (after separated from Ai)
|Relatives||Madoka Mari (adopted grandmother), |
Selfish King (father),
Regina (biological sister)
|Alter Ego||Cure Ace|
|Theme Color||Red (Main)|
|Japanese Voice Actor||Kugimiya Rie|
Madoka Aguri (円 亜久里 Madoka Aguri?) is one of the Cures in Doki Doki! Pretty Cure. She is a mysterious character who appears at the end of episode 22, while saving the Cures' life. She finally reveals herself as Aguri in episode 23. She is very wise for her age, and has a major sweet tooth. Aguri's alter ago is Cure Ace (キュアエース Kyua Ēsu?). She uses Ai's power to transform. It was revealed in episode 45 that she is the light of Princess Marie Ange and Regina is her darkness, revealing she is Princess of Trump Kingdom.
Aguri is the shortest pretty cure in the group. She has maroon eyes and long brown hair with forelocks ending at the bottom of her ears and her bangs held back on top of her head in a tiny ponytail. With her bangs loose, she is noted to resemble Regina. She wears a red and white dress with flats of red and white, worn with short white socks. During winter she switches to a magenta long-sleeved dress with white ruffles and a black ribbon at the neck, along with an undershirt, black layered skirt, and burgundy boots.
As Cure Ace she grows several feet and appears to be about seventeen. Her eyes turn bright magenta while her hair is light red and worn in thick curled drills. Her bangs are short and brushed to the side, while her long curly forelocks reach mid-torso. She wears a white and gold ribbon attached to a headband, red earrings, and gains lipstick and eye shadow. She wears a flowing white outfit lined in red with pale pink coloring on the inside, matching the bow sewn to the back of the torso and sleeve cuffs. Her dress is shaped to reveal a shorter maroon and black dress over a white flowery petticoat. On each wrist is a white feathery wristlet attached to a red strap, while she gains white and red boots with pointed toe and heel. She also wears a gold necklace to match the gold heart emblem on her chest.
Aguri is calm and wise beyond her young years. She tends to tell rules to people, and is also strict, reaching the point where her comments can be hurtful. She has an appreciation for good food, as seen with the flavor of a peach roll, which she described in great detail, and how she was a regular of a restaurant even since being "drawn" by their anmitsu. She sometimes says "Bravo," mostly when she eats something she thinks tastes good. She would also say "Adieu" when departing.
Aguri used to be Cure Ace a long time ago, as she was with Ai, in Trump Kingdom. She decided to fight the Selfish King, after finding out that he was going to go to Earth too, however, as she fought, she failed, resulting on her, and Ai to separate. After this, Cure Ace went to Earth as a baby. Mari finds her who later reverts to age 10 , and fight the Selfish King together, however Ai got turned into an egg.DDPC27
Saving the Cures
After Regina was brainwashed, she started attacking the Cures. The Cures got easily defeated and de-transformed. Then Regina was about to fire her final attack, but Cure Ace's attack stopped it. After this happened, Cure Ace introduced herself much to everyone's shock.DDPC22
Regina and Cure Ace started fighting. After she noticed that Cure Ace had amazing power, Mana started to cry about Regina, who was getting hurt, even though she was evil. Cure Ace then almost purified Regina, with Ace Shot. Regina had exhausted all her power, and could not get up. Bel took her as Mana came to her, Regina blamed Mana for what had happened, which left her upset. When Cure Ace saw Mana crying, she took her Lovead, and told her that she would give it back once Mana learned how to not cry even for a situation like this. Mana became very disappointed as Cure Ace then suddenly left.DDPC23
During the festival, Mana, who was taking care of Ai, thought she saw Regina. Mana then started following Regina. Running into an alley Mana then saw that it was just a mirage but behind her Aguri appeared but did not tell Mana her name. Ai came up to her, and Mana saw how Ai was with her. Aguri then told Mana to watch out because bad things were going to happen to her friends, Mana got surprised. Meanwhile, Leva, and Gula, had summoned Jikochuus, which were destroying the festival. Makoto, transformed along with Rikka, and Alice, and were fighting, however they were easily defeated as they were not the same without Mana. Mana heard it, and went there with Aguri. Mana, then saw that her friends were badly hurt, and with full courage, Mana started to be brave. Seeing this, Aguri then gave Mana her Lovead back.Then, Mana transformed into Cure Heart. Suddenly, Aguri with the help of Ai, transformed into Cure Ace. She then paired up with Cure Heart. They started fighting and they easily defeated the Jikochuus. Then Cure Heart purified one of them with, Heart Shoot, while Cure Ace used Ace Shot. Suddenly the two Jikochuus got purified. Leva and Gula left and then Cure Ace told the Cures that they had to be prepared for more of this, and quickly left. The Cures got surprised by it.DDPC23
The History of Aguri and Regina Revealed
One year ago, Princess Marie Ange fell ill to a terminal disease. Only the Eternal Golden Crown, one of the Three Sacred Treasures, had the knowledge to save her. However the crown is being used to imprison the evil sealed away by the legendary Pretty Cure. Desperate to save his daughter, the king of the Trump Kingdom stole the crown but was consumed by the evil and transformed into the Selfish King. Unable to fight her father, Princess Marie Ange broke her heart into two parts. The part that loves her father, her bad side, and the part that wants to protect her people, her good side. Ange's body was then transformed into an egg which will later be born as Ai. The good side of Ange heart was reborn as Aguri and was sent to earth while the bad side went back to the Selfish King and was reborn as Regina.
Ai no kirifuda! Kyua Ēsu!
Cure Ace (キュアエース Kyua Ēsu?) is Aguri's alter ago. Cure Ace represents love. As Cure Ace, Aguri has limited time to be in this form, five minutes at most. Later, by using Eternal Golden Crown, there's no limit for her to stay in this form.
To transform to Cure Ace, Aguri uses the Love Eyes Palette, and the power of Ai, who produces a Lovead to transform. Aguri places her Cure Lovead on it, grabs the make-up stick and taps the Royal Crystals placed on the palette. She creates her eye shadow and the heart in the middle flashes three times and then forms a shape of a golden bow that spins and starts the transformation. Madoka appears in a flash spinning around and growing up a bit, then creating flames that ignite her. Her costume appears from the flames and she introduces herself. She seems to be the only Cure that ages during transformation.
- Red - used to purify Jikochuus
- Purple - used to freeze enemies in place
- Yellow - used to trap enemies with vines
- Blue - used to encase enemies in a bubble
Power-UpsLike her Cure partners she can Power Up by herself when she takes the battle serious, this happens when a red light appears around her body.
Madoka Mari: Aguri's grandmother. Aguri would do anything to protect her.
Morimoto Eru: Aguri's schoolmate, who she always protects against the bullies that make fun of her for her frizzy hair.
Regina: She is Aguri's rival and technically her sister. The two were destined to fight each other until they decide to team up in order to save their father.
Selfish King: Aguri's biological father who was consumed by the evil selfishness and become the Selfish King.
Aguri's voice actress, Kugimiya Rie, has participated in several image songs for the character she voices. Many of them include duets with Nabatame Hitomi, who voices Aida Mana, Kotobuki Minako who voices Hishikawa Rikka, Fuchigami Mai, who voices Yotsuba Alice, and Miyamoto Kanako, who voices Kenzaki Makoto.
- Where to Find the Future (Along with Miyamoto Kanako)
- Beyond The Sky (Along with Nabatame Minako, Kotobuki Minako, Fuchigami Mai, Miyamoto Kanako, Yoshida Hitomi and Kurosawa Tomoyo)
Madoka (円?): 円 can mean circle or yen, the latter being the Japanese currency.
Aguri (亜久里?): Aguri is a name from the ancient times of Japan, when male children were considered more important than female. It was normally used by parents who had many daughters but no sons, therefore was an incantation towards gods or Buddha, with the intent of having the named daughter be the last female child in the family.
- Cure Ace is the only Doki Doki! Cure to be represented not by a card suit, but by a card itself, the "Ace".
- This might be a reference to card games like poker, where the ace is a wild card that can completely change the course of a game.
- Cure Ace is the second Doki Doki! Cure to represent love.
- Cure Ace is the only Doki Doki! Cure that does not have her fairy turn into the transformation device.
- Although late-arrival Cures are not uncommon, Cure Ace is the first late-arrival Cure whose civilian identity was not a character that already appeared.
- Aguri is the second youngest Pretty Cure in civilian form, the first being Ako.
- Cure Ace is the fourth Pretty Cure to have her transformation completely different from her teammates.
- Aguri is the second Pretty Cure to be voiced by one of the Dark Pretty Cure 5's voice actresses (Kugimiya Rie, who voiced Dark Lemonade), preceded by Aoki Reika (Reika's voice actress Nishimura Chinami who voices Dark Dream).
- Cure Ace is the third Pretty Cure to have a fire-themed transformation, despite her powers not actually being fire-elemental. This also makes her the second Cure to have an element of nature featured in her transformation but not actually having said element as part of her powers.
- Aguri is the second Pretty Cure to be in elementary school, the first being Shirabe Ako.
- Aguri's Cure form, Cure Ace, looks similar to Princess Marie Ange, and they both share the same initials, M.A or A.M. Later revealed to be because Aguri is the princess' light side.
- Aguri also share the same initials with Aida Mana.
- Cure Ace's motto, "Beauty is the proof of justice!", is similar to Bad End Beauty's motto, "Beauty is justice."
- Cure Ace is the first Pretty Cure to have a limited time to be in her Cure form (five minutes) until she possessed the power of the Eternal Golden Crown while Regina possessed the Miracle Dragon Glaive. When she holds the power of Eternal Golden Crown, she can stay in her Cure form as long as she wants.
- Aguri is the second Pretty Cure to have been a Cure before her teammates, lose her ability to transform, and regain her ability to transform again, preceded by Tsukikage Yuri, and later succeeded by Hikawa Iona.
- Aguri is the second Pretty Cure to have an age change during transformation, the first being Hanasaki Kaoruko (although it is unknown if Kaoruko have her age change during her transformation).
- However, Aguri is the first cure to have her age and her voiced change during transformation.
- Aguri is the second Pretty Cure and third heroine in general to have the letter "A" as her symbol.
- Aguri is the second Pretty Cure to have her voice change while transformed, the first being Myoudouin Itsuki.
- Cure Ace is the second red Pretty Cure to have brown hair when not transformed, the first being Cure Rouge.
- Aguri is the second Pretty Cure whose last name was previously used as a first name for another character.
- Aguri is the second Pretty Cure who does not like carrots, the first being Momozono Love.
- Unlike Love, she got over it.
- She is the first Pretty Cure who does not know her birthday and star sign as shown in episode 42.
- With her hair down, she looks similar to Regina, later revealed to be because they are counterparts, representing Princess Marie Ange's light and darkness, respectively.
- Many people thought Cure Ace was Regina mainly because they had the same theme color.
- Due to her identity as Princess Marie Ange's light half, this would mean Aguri is technically a princess. She is the second Pretty Cure to be a princess, preceded by Cure Muse.
- Aguri's face and hairstyle are similar to Minamino Kanade.
- Cure Ace is the fourth official Pretty Cure who was already a Cure before appearing in the series in her Cure form; the first three being Cure Moonlight, Cure Muse and Cure Sword.
- In her Cure Ace form, she also looks similar to Aphrodite.
- Aguri appeared as Cure Ace to give the 10th Anniversary Congratulatory Message at the beginning of episode 19 of Happiness Charge Pretty Cure!.
- Although Aguri's surrogate birthday was celebrated on December 1, it is likely her true birthday falls on May 30 (the birthday of her seiyuu Kugimiya Rie, as the rest of the Doki Doki! Pretty Cures' birthdays fall on the same date as their seiyuu).
- Aguri's surrogate birthday labels her as a Sagittarius, while her assumed true birthday would label her as a Gemini (the Twins). Coincidentally, Aguri is technically Regina's twin, as they were both born from Marie Ange's Psyche.