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Kurumi Erika (来海 えりか Kurumi Erika or คุรุมิ เอริกะ in the Thai sub)
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is one of the Cures and the secondary main character of Heartcatch Pretty Cure!. She is a 2nd grade secondary student at Myoudou Academy. Her catchphrase is "Even a girl like me, with a heart that's wider than the sea, is at her limit"! (海より広いあたしの心も、ここらが我慢の限界よ!Umi yori hiroi atashi no kokoro mo, kokora ga gaman no genkai yo!). She lives a fashion shop called Fairy Drop, and she lives with both her parents, plus her older sister whom she is really jealous of. Her heart flower is the white cyclamen, though it can turn red if Erika experiences extreme jealousy of her older sister, Kurumi Momoka. Her Pretty Cure alter ego with identity symbol of daisy is Cure Marine (キュアマリン Kyua Marin).

AppearanceEdit

In her normal form, Erika has medium-long wavy dark blue hair. Her bangs are parted down the center, with two long strands framing her face. Her casualwear consists of a blue-green dress decorated with a yellow ribbon at the chest, with long white sleeves and layers of white frills at the bottom. She also wears white socks and brown fashion boots. In school, she wears the standard issue uniform for girls.

Cure Marine has long bright blue hair, styled in two segments at the back and two long strands framing her face. She wears a decorative heart-shaped hair accessory on the top of her head. Her eyes also become a brighter shade of blue. Her outfit is mainly blue and white, with dark blue highlights, and greatly resembles Blossom's, with a few small differences. The bow at her chest is large with two long ribbons, and her top is pure white with puffed sleeves. Her arm protecters are single-layered. She wears mid-thigh length white leggings. Her boots are short and blue, with light blue toetips, buttons and small light blue flowers, and has a flared white section at the top.

As Super Cure Marine, her entire outfit changes to a lighter shade of blue. Her hair is visibly longer, and the accessory in her hair has changed to a decorative metal piece of the Heartcatch! logo. The bow at her chest becomes larger with shorter ribbons, and the petals of her skirt are longer and sharper-looking, with two extra long coattail-like petals at the back. Her arm protecters extend up past her elbow and become full-fingered gloves. Her design of her boots also changes slightly, with larger flowers at the heels.

As Cure Rainbow Marine, her outfit retains most of the elements from her original outfit. Her hair becomes a lighter shade of blue, and the two strands framing her face are now in spiral curls. The sleeves of her top and her hair accessory both gain additional feathery layers, and the number of blue petals on her skirt increases as well, with 3 extra long petals at the back. The flared white section on her boots now extends up to near her knees. She also has a small pair of golden wings on her back.

PersonalityEdit

Erika loves fashion and dreams of being a fashion designer, and is able to tell one's feelings or mood out from the color combination on the clothes thanks to the color therapy she is going through.HPC04 She is extremely energetic and can sometimes be a bit impatient or even lazy. She is also very nosy and will not ignore shy people like Tsubomi, and always says exactly what is on her mind. Because of this, she might give out a selfish and mean attitude to calmer people, but other times, a very mature and understanding side of her is shown, especially when it involves Tsubomi.HPC09 Whenever Tsubomi is stressed or scared, Erika is usually the one to calm her down or comfort her, and Tsubomi often relies on her whenever needed. She is also shown to be quite sympathic for others at times

Although jealous of Momoka and wishing of passing her, Erika's personality is completely different from her calm and mature sister. It is possible that Erika wishes to bypass her sister by not mimicking her, but rather do it on her own. As revealed, Erika is a very fast learner, capable of transforming without instruction from the fairies, fighting properly, and able to use Pretty Cure's power to its fullest in her first transformation just thanks to watching Cure Moonlight in her dream and remembering her rescue by Cure Blossom.HPC03 This makes her a contrast to Tsubomi, who is still learning how to use all of Cure Blossom's power.HPC04 

RelationshipsEdit

Hanasaki Tsubomi : Erika was loud and energetic and has an interest in Tsubomi when she met her. She tries to follow her around and tell her about the school. Erika sometimes teases her because of her (Tsubomi) shy personality. Tsubomi has no interest and can't stand her own pace of deciding on whatHPC01. But Tsubomi soon get along with Erika and her energetic personality slowly but quick as they go to school together, living as neighbors, working together as Pretty Cures, and became Best Friends

Coffret : Coffret acts like a little brother to Erika. He is very impressed with how fast she learned to transform and attack, and the two often think alike. Sometimes he gets into fights because he thinks of her as lazy that she can't even do her homework or clean her room and Erika always ask him to do it for her.

Kurumi Momoka : Her relationship with her older sister Momoka is poor, as Erika thinks her sister is much more beautiful and mature than her, making her extremely jealous. As revealed by her Heart Flower'sDesertrian, she detests her because of this HPC01. As their personalities are very different, however, it is possible that Erika tries to pass her sister her own way, instead of mimicking her, although this might also just be another way of showing her dislike.

Myoudouin Itsuki : InHPC07 She respects Itsuki as the president of Student Council and good terms on each other. Itsuki is a kind person that she let Erika continue on the Fashion Club even though she was late and soon Erika recruited her to join the Fashion Club. Ever since Itsuki join the club and became the third Precure, they been good friends and great teamates.

EtymologyEdit

Kurumi (来海) : Kuru (来) translates to come; coming; due; nextMi (海) translates to sea; ocean, a reference to her title of Cure Marine and her water-based powers. Roughly, the two together may be translated to the coming sea.

Erika (えりか) : Erika the given name is common in Japan, but actually it is an English name "Erica"/"Erika" that many Japanese parents loves to give, and often written in different kanjis without a formal one. She might be possibly named after the Erica genus (literally spring heathers), as several meanings refer to flowers and fragrance, which would fit with the theme of Heartcatch Pretty Cure!.

Her name means, "coming sea spring heathers."

Cure Marine : Despite the theme of Heartcatch Pretty Cure! being flowers, marine is a general term relating to the sea, ocean or to oceanography. Cure Marine's first single attack, Marine Shoot, involves water, and her third includes the word "dive", which is usually associated with jumping into water. However Marine has to do with water and it is important for plants or flowers to grow with or it would go dry to die.

SongsEdit

Erika's voice actor, Mizusawa Fumie, has provided her voice in an image song about Erika. It has been confirmed that a vocal album is on its way, with a remixed version of her first theme and a second Image song.

DuetsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Erika is the first person to have her Heart Flower simply change color instead of withering, making her Desertrian the weakest. (As stated by Kaoruko, having its color change in a negative sense is the stage before a Heart Flower starts wilting.)
  • Erika's family name, Kurumi, is also the first name of Milk's human alter ego, Kurumi Mimino.
  • Erika's first name and last name total as 6 syllables.
  • Erika is the twelfth Pretty Cure to not have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.
  • Coincidentally, once Erika tells Tsubomi that if she ever calls her "Erika-san" (literally "Ms. Erika"), then she'll be treating her to milk.HPC03
  • Erika is the only Pretty Cure to not wear flower accessories in her hair, as well as the only to wear a different kind of shoes (short boots with thigh-high stockings, rather than knee-length white boots like the rest).
  • Although Tsubomi is the team leader, Erika is usually the one who tells the others to transform first.
  • Upon transforming into Cure Marine, Erika knew what name she was going to have, though this is because Tsubomi told her about Pretty Cure earlier, prompting Erika to start coming up with a name. Cure Blossom and Cure Sunshine take a name after transformation.
  • Cure Marine is the first Pretty Cure in the franchise to do a sub attack. (Marine Shoot)
  • Erika's Birthday is on May 26, making her a Gemini.
  • She is the first blue Pretty Cure who doesn't wear her hair in a ponytail, followed by Cure Beauty.
  • For the Pretty Cure All Stars DX3 Movie Character Polls held by Toei Animation, Cure Marine appeared in the following rankings:
    • 2nd in "Favorite Pretty Cure"
    • 1st in "The Pretty Cure you want to team up with most"
    • 7th in "The Pretty Cure you want to be most"
    • 5th in "The Pretty Cure you want to bake with most"
  • In the Pretty Cure All Stars Suite Flower Card Collection, Erika is represented by the daisy, which symbolizes innocence and a bright energetic personality in the Language of Flowers.
  • Cure Marine, as a blue Pretty Cure, has the brightest shade of blue as her hair color.
  • Cure Marine is the second Pretty Cure to break 4th wall, after Nagisa, in the Pretty Cure francise. In many All Stars posters and in the end of the All Stars New Stage 2 credits, Cure Marine is seen looking towards the viewing audience smiling and winking, whiles the other Pretty Cures were facing straight forward.

Same to Other CuresEdit

Misumi NagisaEdit

  • Real name and surname total as has 6 syllables.
  • Good of sports.
  • No have grandparents in the family.

Yukishiro HonokaEdit

  • Real name has 3 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Kujou HikariEdit

  • Real name has 3 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.

Hyuuga SakiEdit

  • Good of sports.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Mishou MaiEdit

  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.

Yumehara NozomiEdit

  • Real name has 3 syllables.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Natsuki RinEdit

  • Surname has 3 syllables.
  • Good of sports.
  • No have grandparents in the family.

Kasugano UraraEdit

  • Real name has 3 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Akimoto KomachiEdit

  • Real name has 3 syllables.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Minazuki KarenEdit

  • Real name and surname total as has 6 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Milk/Mimino KurumiEdit

  • Real name and surname total as has 6 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Momozono LoveEdit

  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Aono MikiEdit

  • Surname has 3 syllables.
  • Good of sports.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.

Yamabuki InoriEdit

  • Real name has 3 syllables.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Higashi SetsunaEdit

  • Real name and surname total as has 6 syllables.
  • Good of sports.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have brother, younger brother or nephew in the family.

Hanasaki TsubomiEdit

  • Real name has 3 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Myoudouin ItsukiEdit

  • Real name and surname total as has 6 syllables.
  • Good of sports.

Tsukikage YuriEdit

  • Real name and surname total as has 6 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Hojo HibikiEdit

  • Real name has 3 syllables.
  • Good of sports.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Minamino KanadeEdit

  • Real name has 3 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.

Kurokawa EllenEdit

  • Real name and surname total as has 6 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Shirabe AkoEdit

  • Surname has 3 syllables.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Hoshizora MiyukiEdit

  • Real name has 3 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Hino AkaneEdit

  • Real name has 3 syllables.
  • Good of sports.
  • No have grandparents in the family.

Kise YayoiEdit

  • Real name has 3 syllables.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Midorikawa NaoEdit

  • Good of sports.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.

Aoki ReikaEdit

  • Surname has 3 syllables.
  • Good of sports.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.

Aida ManaEdit

  • Good of sports.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Hishikawa RikkaEdit

  • Real name and surname total as has 66 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Yotsuba AliceEdit

  • Surname has 3 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Kenzaki MakotoEdit

  • Real name and surname total as has 6 syllables.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Madoka AguriEdit

  • Real name and surname total as has 6 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Aino MegumiEdit

  • Real name has 3 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Shirayuki HimeEdit

  • Real name and surname total as has 6 syllables.
  • Both like fashions.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Omori YukoEdit

  • Surname has 3 syllables.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Hikawa IonaEdit

  • Real name and surname total as has 6 syllables.
  • Good of sports.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Haruno HarukaEdit

  • Real name and surname total as has 6 syllables.

Kaido MinamiEdit

  • Real name has 3 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.

Amanogawa KiraraEdit

  • Real name has 3 syllables.
  • Both like fashions.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.

Akagi Towa Edit

  • Good of academics.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.

Asahina Mirai Edit

  • Surname has 4 syllables.
  • No have sister, younger sister and niece in the family.
  • Both have grandparents in the family.

Izayoi Riko Edit

  • Surname has 4 syllables.
  • Good of academics.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.
  • Both are polite speech.

Hanami Kotoha Edit

  • Real name has 3 syllables.
  • Both are only child.

Usami Ichika Edit

  • Real name has 3 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Arisugawa Himari Edit

  • Real name has 3 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • Good of academics.
  • Have shadow name.
  • Both are polite speech.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Tategami Aoi Edit

  • Real name has 3 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.
  • Good of academics.

Kototsume Yukari Edit

  • Real name and surname total as has 7 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • Good of academics.
  • Both have Japanese's house.

Kenjo Akira Edit

  • Real name has 3 syllables.

Kirahoshi CielEdit

  • Real name has 3 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.

Nono HanaEdit

  • Both are lead Pretty Cures.
  • No have sister, younger sister and niece in the family.
  • Short hair in civilian form.
  • Scary of ghosts.
  • Not good of academics.
  • No have grandparents in the family.

Yakushiji SaayaEdit

  • Surname has 3 syllables.
  • Good of sports.
  • No have sister, younger sister or niece in the family.
  • No have grandparents in the family.

Kagayaki Homare Edit

  • Real name has 3 syllables.
  • Short hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have sister, younger sister and niece in the family.

Sakagami AyumiEdit

  • Real name has 3 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

RankEdit

The Best Rank

  • 2010 : 10th

The Rank

  • 2010 : 10th
  • 2011 : 13th
  • 2012 : 17th
  • 2013 : 18th
  • 2014 : 20th(1st Half) , 25th(2nd Half)
  • 2015 : 28th(1st Half) , 25th(2nd Half)
  • 2016 : 30th

The Average Rank

  • 19th

Gallery Edit

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