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Minazuki Karen (水無月 かれん Minazuki Karen or มินาซึกิ คาเรน in the Thai sub) is a 3rd grade secondary student at L'École des Cinq Lumières Middle School, and the last Cure to join th

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e group in Yes! Pretty Cure 5. Because of her parents job, she has been raised by the mansion's butler. At school, she is the student council president, and very popular by the juniors together with her fellow student council member, classmate and best friend, Akimoto Komachi, for her cool and inspiring demeanor. Her alter ego is the Cure of Intelligence, Cure Aqua (キュアアクア Kyua Akua).

PersonalityEdit

Karen is admired by other students due to her calm and stoic nature. This, however, is her outer character--she is actually very lonely, especially when thinking about her parents, whom she secretly misses. In the beginning, she was full of enthusiasm as a class representative before she met Komachi. Because she has known Komachi for such a long time, Karen often feels responsible for being there for her; to an extent, she feels this way about everyone, believing it to be a natural responsibility of the president of the student council. Because of her position, Karen is able to memorize all the names and faces of all the Cinq Lumières students, and also easily takes responsibility when something happens to the school, as seen in the second episode where she wants Nozomi to explain what happened to the library the other day. Because of her loneliness when her parents are away and her responsibility of the school, it causes her to believe that she needs to do things by herself.

In YPC505 and YPC506 , she doesn't believe in make up stories hen she was with the precures about joining them, but during their company, she had fun. When she meets Coco, she was quite stunned, as in paralyzed way, ? and expressed little o her reaction, but really stunned. When a Kowaina came and attacked, she was scared, but seeing her friends hurt, she wanted to help. When the blue butterfly disappeared, she was shocked of not being chosen and held lot of grief and deppression. But encouraged by Nozomi and stunned by her her Hopes and friendship, she was happy and dealed with her that even though she is not a Precure, they will be good friends and appreitates it. Finally, she became a Precure in the end of Ep.6 and the more she spends time with her teamates, the more she have fun with (her) friends. In YPCGG29, Jii-ya commented that she is making jokes that makes him happy, in words, she developed a tiny joking habit , but still responsible and serious.

TransformationsEdit

Pretty Cure Metamorphose - "Pretty Cure metamorphose!" is the official transformation phrase Karen uses to transform into Cure Aqua in Yes! Pretty Cure 5 and Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!

In Yes! Pretty Cure 5, Karen's Pinky Catch opens and she shouts, "Pretty Cure..." She makes a circular motion with her arm and shouts, "...metamorphose!" Her body then gets covered in a blue glow. Her top and brooch appear first, followed by her arm warmers, skirt and shoes. Her hair gets styled, her Pinky Catch closes and Cure Aqua recits her introductory speech.

In Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!, Karen's CureMo opens and she presses the buttons while saying, "Pretty Cure metamorphose!" The CureMo's screen glows and her body gets surrounded in blue light. A blue tunnel then appears with light showing at the end. Karen appears with her body glowing blue and surrounded by streams of water. She becomes encased in a globe of water and when it bursts, Karen is fully clothed. Cure Aqua then flies down, opens her eyes and recites her introductory speech.

RelationshipsEdit

Her parents are musicians and often go on tour, and as such Karen has been mostly raised by her butler. She misses her mother and father, but will not ask for them to come home for fear of disturbing their work, so despite wealth and popularity, she is often lonely when not with Akimoto Komachi. Komachi is her best friend and a fellow student council member, and they are inseparable at school. Seen around school as cool and inspiring, most of the students look up to her, though this does not interest her much. Over the course of the series, Karen also becomes particularly close to Natsuki Rin and Milk.

EtymologyEdit

Minazuki (水無月) : Mi (水) translates to "water", obviously referring to her water-based powers as Cure Aqua. Na (無) translates to "nothingness", and was possibly only included as a common component in Japanese surnames. Zuki (月) translates to "moon". 水無月 is also the sixth month of the lunar calendar, which means a month of water (rainy month in Asia).

Karen (かれん) : can be both a Japanese and English name. The most common and likely intended Japanese meaning is "lovely" (可憐), while there are many other ways to be written in kanji. As an English name, the origin of Greek is "pure". 

Her name means, "water nothingless moon lovely." or "water nothingless moon pure."

Cure Aqua : This name indicates her power over water, as "aqua" is Latin for "water". Aqua is also a color which lies exactly between blue and green.

SongsEdit

Karen's voice actor Maeda Ai, has particated in several image songs for the character she voices. Many of them include duets with Sanpei Yuko who voices Yumehara Nozomi, Takeuchi Junko who voices Natsuki Rin, Ise Mariya who voices Kasugano Urara, Nagano Ai who voices Akimoto Komachi, and later, Sendai Eri who voices Milk/Mimino Kurumi.

DuetsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Cure Aqua is the second blue Pretty Cure, preceded by Cure Windy.
  • Cure Aqua is the first water themed-Cure, preceding Cure Marine.
  • Karen's first name and last name total as 6 syllables.
  • Karen occasionally shows an exaggerated fondness for grape juice. YPC525
  • Karen has a number of similarities to Honoka from Futari wa Pretty Cure, most notably their nearly identical backgrounds and their reputations for being highly intelligent and polite. As such, her relationship with Rin is interesting in how much it differs from Honoka's relationship with Nagisa. This may be due to their opposite Cure forms; Cure Rouge and Cure Aqua control fire and water respectively, which are frequently depicted as opposites. Also, as Urara points out in the same episode, the two also represent passion and intelligence, another well-established opposite.
  • Karen is the first Pretty Cure to do not have a traditional Japanese name.
  • Karen is the third Pretty Cure to be excellent in academics.
  • Karen is the sixth Pretty Cure to not have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.
  • Karen is the fourth Pretty Cures to be an only child.
  • Karen's relationship with Milk is implied to be analogous to those between Nozomi and Coco, Komachi and Natts, and Urara and Syrup.
  • Karen is never seen expressing romantic interest in a male character, except when others are doing the same.YPC507
  • Cure Aqua's Aqua Ribbon is the source of a rare inconsistency between the animation and merchandise. Merchandise representing the item consistently depicts it as a long, blue, whip-like ribbon attached to a handle similar in appearance to the Rouge Tact. In the animation, however, the ribbon is absent; the item consists solely of the handle, which the writers would occasionally interpret as a sword hilt. The reason for this discrepancy is unknown.
  • In the Pretty Cure All Stars Suite Flower Card Collection, Karen is represented by the iris, which symbolizes love and sympathy in the Language of Flowers.
  • Karen is the first Pretty Cure in history to play a musical instrument (violin).
  • Karen is the second blue Pretty Cure to have a ponytail.
  • Karen is the first person to have a butler, the second one is Yotsuba Alice, with her butler Sebastian.

Same to Other CuresEdit

Misumi NagisaEdit

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

Yukishiro HonokaEdit

  • Surname has 4 syllables.
  • Both are only child.
  • Good of academics.
  • Both are polite speech.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • Both are polite students.
  • Both have the word "ki" in the surname.
  • Both have same of the Thai Actress's voice.

Kujou HikariEdit

  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have sister, younger sister and niece in the family.
  • Both are polite speech.

Hyuuga SakiEdit

  • Real name has 2 syllables.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have brother, younger brother and nephew in the family.

Mishou MaiEdit

  • Good of academics.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have sister, younger sister and niece in the family.
  • Both are polite speech.
  • Both was well groomed.

Yumehara NozomiEdit

  • Surname has 4 syllables.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • Both are only child.

Natsuki RinEdit

  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have sister, younger sister and niece in the family.

Kasugano UraraEdit

  • Surname has 4 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • Both are polite speech.
  • No have sister, younger sister and niece in the family.

Akimoto KomachiEdit

  • Surname has 4 syllables.
  • 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.
  • Both are only child.

Momozono LoveEdit

  • Surname has 4 syllables.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • Both are only child.

Aono MikiEdit

  • Real name has 2 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have sister, younger sister and niece in the family.
  • Both have same of the Thai Actress's voice.
  • Both have same of the Colour's theme.

Yamabuki InoriEdit

  • Surname has 4 syllables.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • Both are only child.

Higashi SetsunaEdit

  • Real name and surname total as has 6 syllables.
  • Good of academics.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • Both are only child.

Hanasaki TsubomiEdit

  • Surname as 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.
  • Both like flowers.

Kurumi ErikaEdit

  • 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.
  • Both have same of the Colour's theme.

Myoudouin ItsukiEdit

  • Real name and surname total as has 6 syllables.
  • Good of academics.
  • Both are president student.
  • No have sister, younger sister and niece in the family.

Tsukikage YuriEdit

  • Real name and surname total as has 6 syllables.
  • Good of academics.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • Both are only child.

Hojo HibikiEdit

  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • Both are only child.
  • Both can play a musical instrument.

Minamino KanadeEdit

  • Surname has 4 syllables.
  • Good of academics.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • Both are polite speech.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have sister, younger sister and niece in the family.
  • Both was well groomed.

Kurokawa EllenEdit

  • Real name and surname total as has 6 syllables.
  • Good of academics.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • Both have same of the Thai Actress's voice.
  • Both are only child.

Shirabe AkoEdit

  • Real name has 2 syllables.
  • Both are only child.

Hoshizora MiyukiEdit

  • Surname has 4 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • Both are only child.

Hino AkaneEdit

  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • No have sister, younger sister and niece in the family.

Kise YayoiEdit

  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • Both are only child.

Midorikawa NaoEdit

  • Real name has 2 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • Both have same of the Thai Actress's voice.
  • No have grandparents in the family.

Aoki ReikaEdit

  • Real name has 2 syllables.
  • Good of academics.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have sister, younger sister and niece in the family.
  • Both are president student.
  • Both are polite speech.
  • Both was well groomed.
  • Both not a glutton

Aida ManaEdit

  • Real name has 2 syllables.
  • Good of academics.
  • Both are president student.
  • Both are only child.

Hishikawa RikkaEdit

  • Real name and surname total as has 6 syllables.
  • Good of academics.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • Both are only child.

Yotsuba AliceEdit

  • Real name has 2 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • Have butler in the family.
  • Both are polite speech.
  • Both was well groomed.
  • Both like flowers.

Kenzaki MakotoEdit

  • Real name and surname total as has 6 syllables.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • Both are only child.

Madoka AguriEdit

  • Real name and surname total as has 6 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • Both are only child.
  • Both are polite speech.

Aino MegumiEdit

  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • Both are only child.

Shirayuki HimeEdit

  • Real name and surname total as has 6 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • Both are only child.

Omori YukoEdit

  • Real name has 2 syllables.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • Both are only child.

Hikawa IonaEdit

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

Kaido MinamiEdit

  • Good of academics.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • Both are polite speech.
  • Both are president student.
  • Both was well groomed.
  • No have sister, younger sister and niece in the family.

Amanogawa KiraraEdit

  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • Both are only child.

Akagi Towa Edit

  • Good of academics.
  • Both are polite speech.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have sister, younger sister and niece in the family.
  • No have grandparents in the family.

Asahina Mirai Edit

  • Surname has 4 syllables.
  • No have sister, younger sister and niece 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 and surname total as has 6 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

  • Surname has 4 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.

Sakagami Ayumi Edit

  • Surname has 4 syllables.
  • Long hair in civilian form and cure form.
  • No have grandparents in the family.
  • Both are only child.

RankEdit

The Best Rank


  • 2009 , 2010 : 4th

The Rank

  • 2009 : 4th
  • 2010 : 4th
  • 2011 : 6th
  • 2012 : 7th
  • 2013 : 8th
  • 2014 : 8th
  • 2015 : 7th(1st Half) , 8th(2nd Half)
  • 2016 : 7th(1st Half) , 8th(2nd Half)
  • 2017 :

The Average Rank

  • 7th

GalleryEdit

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