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Tategami Aoi
立神あおい Tategami Aoi
AoiGelato
Description
SeasonKiraKira☆Pretty Cure A La Mode
Age14
GenderFemale
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorDark Blue (Aoi)
Ocean Blue (Gelato)
Home PlaceIchigozaka
RelativesTategami Aiko (mother)
Tategami Raiou (father)
First AppearanceKKPCALM01 (cameo)
KKPCALM03 (major appearance)
Alter EgoCure Gelato
Theme ColorBlue
Japanese Voice ActorMuranaka Tomo

Tategami Aoi (立神あおい Tategami Aoi?) is one of the six main characters of KiraKira☆Pretty Cure A La Mode who is a second year middle school student who loves to sing. She is as brave and free like a "lion". Aoi's alter ego is Cure Gelato (キュアジェラート Kyua Jerāto?) and she is based off ice cream and lions.

Her catchphrases are "I'm getting fired up!" (「燃えてきたーーー!」 "Moete Kita!"?) and "Woooah!" (「ウォーーー!」 "Wō!"?)

Bio

Appearance

Aoi has azure eyes and dark blue hair worn in a volumized ponytail with tented bangs. She wears a yellow ribbon accessory. Her normal outfit consists of a white top and light blue mini-skirt under a dark blue leather jacket with a tiny gold crown pinned on the lapel, along with a pair of black and white sneakers with blue stockings. In the summer, she wears a light blue T-shirt with holes cut out of the shoulders and a pale yellow stripe running down the left side with a gold crown design at the bottom. She also wears light blue denim shorts along with a white belt and a gold buckle and blue leather sandals. During winter, she wears a sky blue hooded sweatshirt with a dark gray pleat skirt along with dark gray lace-up boots and blue stockings. At times she may wear her leather jacket and a pair of blue gloves. At almost all times her teeth appear fanged.

As Cure Gelato, her hair turns brighter and grows in size, resembling a lions mane, along with small forelocks and thicker bangs. She gains pale blue and white lion ears and a light blue tail with a tuft of fur on the end. She gains gold crown earrings and a gold crown on her head with a scoop of pale blue and white ice cream on it. She wears a metallic navy top with a loose, white fluffy collar and navel lining. The sleeve cuffs are yellow to match the flap on fabric on the chest. She also wears a white and sky blue balloon skirt reminiscent of ice cream with a light blue ribbon on her left hip where her Sweets Pact residing on it. She also gains sky blue stockings, one of which ends mid-lower leg, navy gloves with a paw design on the hand to match her ankle-length boots. On her neck is a  blue choker.

In her A La Mode Style, her now vibrant blue hair grows thicker and wavy, with her forelocks messier. A fluffy light blue hat lines her head, with her ears getting bigger and her crown gaining more details. The collar of her jacket becomes wider and lined with more fur, with the shoulders protruding slightly. Her skirt is slightly altered, with the swirled, and white fabrics combined on the right to reveal a fluffy, pale blue section. A thick, white piece of fabric hangs from the back, reminiscent of a cape adorned with large blue spheres. On her waist are dollops of white cream. Her gloves are now completely blue with pale blue fur trim while her choker turns dark blue. She loses her socks, with one boot thigh-length while the other gains a furry yellow cuff.

Her Patisserie outfit includes blue boots with a slightly darker ribbon, a blue ribbon on her hat to match the stripes on her sleeves, and a blue, loose ribbon on the chest.

Personality

She is an enthusiastic second year middle school student who loves freedom. She is brave and free like a "lion". Due to her love for music, she sings and plays guitar in the rock band Wild Azur. When it comes to making sweets, Aoi is in charge of parts that make use of her muscular strength and support one's shape. She dislikes the strict rules and lack of freedom of her household.

Relationships

Usami Ichika - Ichika is a big fan of Aoi, and is delighted when she finds that Aoi goes to her school. After becoming Cure Gelato, Aoi and Ichika become good friends with eachother.

Arisugawa Himari - Despite being almost the exact opposite, Aoi and Himari are good friends, and become quite close throughout the events of episode 35.

Misaki Ayane - Aoi was inspired by Ayane to start singing, and idolizes her. In episode 27, Aoi tells Ayane that her dream is to someday surpass her.

Sonobe Kei, Asaka Sara and Yokogawa Ryuuta - The other members of Wild Azur. In episode 42, it is revealed that Sonobe found Aoi busking on the street one day and invited her to join his band.

Etymology

Tategami (立神?) - Tate (?) means "stand" while Gami (?) means "god". However, when combined together, it means "spirit". With the use of  a different kanji (鬣), Tategami can also mean 'Mane', which references her theme animal.

Aoi (あおい?) means "blue" (青い) which probably has something to do with her signature color.

Gelato is Italian for ice cream.

History

Becoming Cure Gelato

While Ichika and Himari are on their way to buy ingredients to make sweets, they overhear someone singing. They decide to check it out and see Aoi singing with her band Wild Azur, and Ichika enjoys the music. Aoi meets the two while they wait in line for some ice cream, stopping a couple of taunting high schoolers from cutting the line. Later, the band finds out that there will be a Battle of the Bands competition with Misaki Ayane, Aoi's idol, being one of the judges, so she volunteers to write the lyrics for the song. She has a difficult time coming up with anything decent, and even though Ichika tries to help her out, she still can't figure it out.

By the day of the contest, Aoi still hasn't come up with anything and starts to lose confidence when Ichika and Himari arrive backstage to give her some blue sky-inspired ice cream with a lion's face on it. Aoi takes a bite from it when she starts to have flashbacks of hearing Ayane perform live for the first time, which inspired her to become a rock singer. After eating it, she suddenly came up with the perfect lyrics for it and soon it is Wild Azur's turn to perform for the competition when Hotto, one of the Kirakiraru Thieves, attacks the stage, causing the crowd to evacuate. Ichika and Himari transform into Cure Whip and Cure Custard respectively, but Hotto's heat made it difficult for the two to hold him off. He then targets the ice cream that was kept safe in a cooler, but Aoi steps in to defend it, and her determination to protect it causes the ice cream to turn into an Animal Sweet and a Sweets Pact. Aoi then immediately transforms into Cure Gelato.

Using her newfound ice powers and lion's roar, she was able to hold Hotto off before she and the other two Cures sent him flying, freeing the Kirakiraru he consumed. Soon after, even with there being no crowd in sight, Aoi and her band perform the song she wrote and little by little, the audience returns to listen, including Ayane.

Cure Gelato

Cure Gelato Pose
With Freedom and Passion! Let's・La・Mix It All Up! Cure Gelato! Is Ready To Serve!
自由と情熱を!レッツ・ラ・まぜまぜ!キュアジェラート!できあがり!
Jiyū to Jōnetsu wo! Rettsu・Ra・Mazemaze! Kyua Jerāto! Dekiagari!

Cure Gelato (キュアジェラート?) is the Pretty Cure alter ego of Aoi. She transforms using the phrase "Cure La Mode・Decoration!". In this form, she gains great physical strength and ice attacks and can also roar loud like a lion.

Transformations

Attacks

  • Kirakira♪Kiraru: The main method of attack used by the Cures, which manifests in the form of magical batter within the Sweets Pact. As Cure Gelato, Aoi has shown she has the ability to:
    • Encase her fists in ice.
    • Completely freeze her opponents with her punches.
    • Create large ice structures to launch at the foe.
    • Combine her batter with Custard's and Whip's to perform a group attack.
    • Whirl her Candy Rod around and roar to create a powerful sonic kirakiraru wave.
  • Three・2・Wonderful A La Mode! (スイー・2・ワンダフルアラモード! Suī・2・Wandafuru A Ra Mōdo!?) is the group attack Cure Gelato performs with the other four Cures. To perform it, she must use the Candy Rod.
  • Gelato Shake (ジェラートシェイク Jerāto Sheiku?) is the first sub attack Cure Gelato uses in episode 14. To perform it, she needs the Candy Rod.
  • Animal Go Round! (アニマルゴーランド! Animaru Gō Rando!?) is the group attack Cure Gelato performs with the other five Cures. To perform it, she must use the Kirakiraru Creamer and her Crystal Animal.
  • Fantastic Animale (ファンタスティックアニマーレ!?) is the group attack Cure Gelato performs with the other five Cures. To perform it, she must she must use the Kirakiraru Creamer and her Crystal Animal and be in her A La Mode Style.

Songs

Aoi's voice actress, Muranaka Tomo, has participated in several image songs for the character she voices. Many of them include duets with Miyama Karen, who voices Usami Ichika, Fukuhara Haruka, who voices Arisugawa Himari, Fujita Saki, who voices Kotozume Yukari, Mori Nanako, who voices Kenjou Akira, Minase Inori, who voices Kirahoshi Ciel, and Machico, who voices Misaki Ayane.

Duets

Trivia

  • Aoi's birthday is on August 27th, making her Zodiac sign Virgo.
  • Cure Gelato is the fifth Cure in the franchise to not have an English name as Gelato is Italian for "Ice Cream". The first four were Cure Rouge (French), Cure Aqua (Latin), Cure Rosetta (Italian) and Cure Felice (Italian).
  • She is the second Blue Cure to join the team as the third member. The first one was Cure Beat from Suite Pretty Cure♪.
  • Aoi is the first Cure to have fanged teeth.
  • The band name Wild Azur was inspired by Aoi's theme color and spirited nature.

Gallery

Main Page: Tategami Aoi/Image Gallery

References

VTEKiraKira☆Pretty Cure A La Mode characters
Cures Usami Ichika/Cure WhipArisugawa Himari/Cure CustardTategami Aoi/Cure GelatoKotozume Yukari/Cure MacaronKenjou Akira/Cure ChocolatKirahoshi Ciel/Cure Parfait
Mascots PekorinChourouKirarinPikario
Villains Kirakiraru ThievesNoirJulioBiburyElisioGraveDiable
Others Usami GenichirouUsami SatomiIzumi WataruNakano HirokiKagurazaka RisaMitsuoka JunkoSonobe KeiYokogawa RyuutaAsaka SaraMisaki AyaneHimukai MarikoKenjou MikuKenjou TomiKodama EmiruTatsumi DaisukeNakamura MidoriGrocery Shop OwnerMizushima MitsuyoshiKotozume ShinoTachibana YuuPrince NataThree-star Kitty
Movie only
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

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