Misumi Nagisa (美墨 なぎさ Misumi Nagisa?) (Natalie Blackstone in the English dub) is one of the main characters in the series Futari wa Pretty Cure and Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart. Because of her role as narrator and the amount of attention she gets in the series, she is considered the main heroine. Her Pretty Cure alter ego is Cure Black (キュアブラック Kyua Burakku?). Over the course of the first series, Nagisa becomes best friends with her Pretty Cure partner Yukishiro Honoka, admiring her for her intelligence, kindness, and understanding.
She has a habit of saying "Arienai!" (ありえな～い！！ Ariena~i!!?) when she is upset, which can be roughly translated to "Unbelievable!" or "I don't comprehend this!"or "I don't believe this!" and also "Lucky!" (ラッキー！ Rakkī!?) whenever things go her way; otherwise, she might say "Unlucky!" (アンラッキー！ Anrakkī!?). Her other catchphrase (especially in the English dub) is "Give me a break!" (勘弁して！ Kanben shite!?)
Nagisa has short, ginger hair and light brown eyes. Her skin is slightly tanned. Her casual outfit consists of a pink, zipped vest jacket with a white and red shirt underneath, a grey skirt, and a pair of blue and white sneakers worn with yellow and orange socks. On her wrist is a black wristband.
When playing lacrosse, she holds some of her hair up with a pink heart-shaped clip and is seen wearing a red and white shirt with a 7 on the front and Verone 7 on the back, black gloves, a black skirt with shorts, and a pair of red and white sports shoes.
In the Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart movie, Nagisa was seen wearing a black turtleneck with a pink dress that has a red and pink heart pattern lined in white. The dress itself was outlined with black and had dark pink accenting. Along with it, Nagisa wore pale pink gloves and black shoes with small pink bows. In the Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart Movie 2, she wore winter clothing consisting of a pink coat, purple and red gloves, dark blue snow pants, and red shoes. On her head was a pair of pink snow goggles and a pale pink hat. Nagisa was seen in a white yukata with a purple bow around the waist to match the lavender designs around the bottom. On her feet, she wore black and red sandals.
As Cure Black Nagisa's hair is shown to be more sleek, with her thickened bangs brushed to the left and the remainder of her hair slightly flared. Her eyes appear sharper in this form. She wears a black midriff-bearing top lined in white with caplet sleeves lined by pearl pink ruffles and a ribbon on the chest. Her collarbone is covered in mauve fabric, and the collar is black. She also wore a short black folded skirt lined with ruffles over a pair of bike shorts, black fingerless gloves lined in white with a pink heart design to match her leg warmers, and raspberry shoes with a lighter sole. Around her waist is a pink belt with a white lined heart. She wears silver heart earrings.
In Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart, Cure Black's outfit was slightly upgraded. Her midriff is covered by black fabric while the chest turned burgundy and the fabric on her collarbone is lightened. Her sleeves are tighter and her skirt gains pink lining and an extra layer of ruffles. The heart on her belt is lined in gold, and she gains a pink heart gem on her chest ribbon. Her leg warmers and gloves are also lined in pink and lose their puffiness while gaining ruffled strips. Her heart-shaped earrings are now gold.
Nagisa is a star lacrosse player at Verone Academy. She is very energetic and popular among other girls for her passionate nature, much to her dismay. She is weak with academics but her pure spirit makes up for it. She also has a large appetite and loves to eat chocolate, Fujita Akane's takoyaki, and according to Honoka- food with the word "yaki" in it. She can be childish and easily angered and loves to go out and play when it's nice and sunny.
Despite her sporty nature, Nagisa is actually very girly and self-conscious. She has a large collection of stuffed animals and loves to shop, although she tends to squander her money and usually doesn't have any when she really needs it. Nagisa also has a crush on Honoka's childhood friend, Fujimura Shougo, and gets flustered whenever he is around. At times she is shown to be envious of Honoka since she gets confessions and love letters from boys more than twice a month.
Deep down she can be sensitive, and she hates arguing with friends or seeing someone in pain above all else. Nagisa also has a great sense of justice, but it is hidden inside of her and only comes out when someone is in danger. She hates that innocent people get hurt for things they had nothing to do with.
Futari wa Pretty CureNagisa starts her adventure when she finishes a training session for lacrosse. While she is getting her shoes after school at Verone Academy, she and her friends talk about an upcoming meteor shower, which is when Honoka comes and explains that meteors are not dangerous. This is when Nagisa gets to know a little more about her, and expresses jealousy because Honoka is popular with a boy and is really smart. Nagisa is depressed to find out she only receives fan letters from other girls.
Frustrated by this Nagisa complains over her lack of popularity with males when she sees the meteor shower and hurries to make several wishes. Just then, one of the meteors come shooting toward her, hitting her in the forehead. Eventually, the "meteor" was revealed to be Mepple, a strange creature from the Garden of Light. He stays inside what looks like a cell phone since he is from another world and does not have much energy to stay in his true form on Earth. In the meteor, from which he came from, also came a few cards, revealed to be for transformation (for Nagisa), and taking care of him. Although Nagisa finds Mepple scary at first, she agrees to help when Mepple asks her to go to the amusement park to meet his friend Mipple. As soon as they reunite they get attacked by a creature of the Dotsuku Zone and suddenly transform into the legendary warriors, Pretty Cure. They manage to defeat the creature, but Nagisa is against the whole thing about being Pretty Cure.As the story progresses, Nagisa comes to accept her role as Cure Black and becomes good friends with Honoka. Throughout the season, they defeat enemy after enemy, and Nagisa also begins to realize what is important to her, and her view of life and justice changes. It is thanks to this that she manages, together with Honoka, to defeat Pisard and Gekidrago. The battle becomes tougher when the vampire-like creature Poisony appears, as she easily manages to trick the girls. However, they manage to defeat her as well. They never realized, however, that they had killed the older sister of Kiriya, who has been their friend up until now to spy on them. When Kiriya tells this to Honoka, Nagisa is informed the next day, and they are soon forced to fight their former friend. This does not stop Black from trying to bring reason into Kiriya, and stop him from hurting Honoka's feelings in the fight. In the end, Kiriya finally understands and willingly gives Cure White his Prism Stone before he is taken away by Ilkubo. Cure Black tries to stop Cure White, who tries to follow him in order to stop him. The following day, Nagisa worries over her friend, who is crying by herself every night.
After finally defeating the last servant from the Dotsuku Zone, Nagisa and Honoka are overpowered by the Evil King. However, their courage and hope make them want to fight, and in the end, the Queen comes to the rescue, helping them defeat the Evil King. The battle is now over, however, they soon get a visit from Pollun, the Prince of Light, who is going to stay with Nagisa in order to help the duo fight against the Seed of Darkness, which are creatures that the Evil King managed to make right before he got destroyed. When they awaken, they begin working together in order to revive the Evil King. They eventually kidnap Wisdom, who is able to give the Rainbow Stones to Pollun right before he is taken away, which, in turn, allows him to power up Cure Black and Cure White with the Rainbow Bracelets.
After fighting with Pretty Cure for a long time, the Seeds of Darkness eventually realize that Pretty Cure cannot fight at their strongest without each other, and thus manage to kidnap Cure White and put her in a pit made of darkness. While looking for Cure White, Cure Black realizes that, although she always seems to be the strongest and best, she cannot do anything without Cure White's support and presence. She then calls out Honoka's name and is met by Juna. He tells her that her partner soon will disappear in the darkness, which makes Cure Black's power go out of control. When she finds the direction toward the core of darkness that surrounds Cure White, she is met by numerous Zakenna. However, her will to rescue Honoka drives her to defeat them all alone, and she eventually manages to save Cure White. Calling Honoka's name, and not Cure White's, she runs over to her and cries, telling her how worried she was.
At the end of the series, when Mepple and Mipple say goodbye to them, Nagisa has become such good friends with them that she cries when they go into their eternal sleep. Although they no longer are Pretty Cure, she and Honoka continue being best friends, and still keeps the Card Commune that Mepple now sleeps in.
Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart
At the beginning of their third year of middle school, Nagisa and Honoka start out a little awkward. However, a new Zakenna suddenly comes forth, and they have to run away from it. While they seem to be trapped, a light suddenly shines from their cell phones, and Mepple and Mipple appear. They transform into the Card Communes again, though they look different; they are now Heartful Communes, and the cards have become heart-shaped. Upon transforming, they notice that they look different from the last time, but have to fight before figuring it out properly. During the fight, they realize that they have gotten an amazing power-up in strength, and when they try to do their attack Marble Screw, they add in a "Max" so it becomes even more powerful.Sometime later, they meet a mysterious first-year middle school student named Kujou Hikari, who tells about the place Nagisa has drawn on a paper for the class. Eventually, it is revealed that she can transform into Shiny Luminous and that she has her own amazing powers. The Elder and Wisdom later return in order to explain these events to the girls and to also tell them the sad news: the Queen has disappeared and is now separated in three representatives of her will, heart, and life. They soon figure out that Hikari is the representative of the Queen's life, and that is why she seems to be so confused in the Garden of Rainbows.
Throughout the season, the duo goes through hard times against the new evils, who are guarding the representative of the Evil King's life, who looks and acts like a little boy. Eventually, the Evil King is resurrected, despite Hikari's efforts to not sacrifice the little innocent boy. Pretty Cure tries to defend the Earth while Hikari goes into another dimension in order to try and become the Queen again to help the girls. During the fight, however, Baldez actually absorbs the Evil King into himself, and in doing this, becomes the new Evil King. The Pretty Cures are utterly defeated, but then Cure Black remembers how she once hurt herself pretty badly in a race when she was young, and how her parents told her not to lose courage just because something went wrong. Together with Cure White remembering Honoka's grandmother's words about hope, they stand up and continue fighting.
Using Marble Screw Max Sparkle, they think they have won, but it is in vain when Baldez tells them that he is impossible to destroy, and destroys the whole city. In depression, Pretty Cure stand beside the tree Honoka's grandmother loves, and begin remembering things they have forgotten to do that day; Nagisa has yet to finish her homework and has not done all the preparations for the graduation yet. At the end, when Cure Black tells Mepple that they must be allowed to talk about it even in a situation like this, Cure White realizes that every heart has the right to live and live it as they want. With new power, Pretty Cure tries to fight against Baldez once again. Just as they are about to be crushed by the now giant Baldez, the Queen is regenerated and saves them. An illusion of Shiny Luminous tells them that this is their final moment, and they combine all of their powers to use the ultimate attack: Extreme Luminario Max.
After Baldez is defeated, Pretty Cure realize that they will never see those from the Garden of Light again and that they will never become Pretty Cure again, either. They then de-transform back to Honoka and Nagisa and are sent to the graduation ceremony. Although they wonder how they got there, they remember their little mascots and become depressed. They still feel down at Akane's shop, where they suddenly meet Hikari again, telling them how incredible the graduation was. Mepple and Mipple also show up, and Hikari also has with her the boy who represents the Evil King's life, now named Hikaru. It is revealed that Hikari and the Queen managed to separate and that Mepple and Mipple are now able to fully live in the Garden of Rainbows. Happy that she and Mepple will always be together, Nagisa cries in joy and ends the series by saying "I can't believe this!" when Mepple mentions that he is still hungry.
Hikari no shisha, Kyua Burakku!
Cure Black (キュアブラック Kyua Burakku?) is Nagisa's alter ego, and she addresses herself as the emissary of light, like Cure White. Being the strongest in the duo, she is usually the one laying the most attacks, though she is not as agile as Cure White. She uses her fists more than Cure White while Cure White uses her legs more when attacking. As a Cure, she becomes much more serious and reveals more of her views on justice. Together with Cure White, she can perform the Marble Screw and Rainbow Therapy attacks. Later, when the duo is powered up by the Rainbow Bracelets from Pollun, they can do a new attack called Rainbow Storm.In Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart, the Pretty Cure's power has increased in speed and strength from their original power, and their special attack is powered-up to Marble Screw Max, and later to Marble Screw Max Spark with the Sparkle Bracelets. Together with Shiny Luminous, they can also do the Extreme Luminario attack, which in the final episode is upgraded to Extreme Luminario Max.
It is also revealed that even though Cure White is not around, Cure Black can use incredible powers by herself, but this depends largely on her emotions and will. The most significant time this is shown is when the Seeds of Darkness kidnap White and tell Black that she (Cure White) will soon die. They recall this event often in the later season, and Cure Black's power will often spike when she is in great indignation. Additionally, while Cure White and Cure Black have both shown to have fairly impressive physical feats while de-transformed, Cure Black has actually been able to defend direct attacks from one of the Seeds of Darkness, Regine, without getting hurt.
As she and Cure White have grown stronger, they have learned certain auxiliary abilities as well. Near the Max Heart finale, Black and White learn to use wind blasts through their palms just like the enemies. They used this technique to blast Uraganos away and to attack and even destroy weaker enemies in movies after. Cure Black has also shown to execute energy punches glowing with golden energy. She used this move to destroy a massive energy ball of fired by Baldez. She also used this move again in episode 37 in HUGtto! Pretty Cure.
The Ultimate Power of the Queen
While this power was never given a clear name, the Evil King identified this power as 'The ultimate power inherited from the Queen'. This power only appears in the finales of Futari wa Pretty Cure and Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart. When Black and White's powers are maxed out well beyond their prior limits due to their resolve, for a brief period of time a gold aura will appear and their power will increase even further by an enormous degree.
The first time it was used by themselves on the Evil King, their already enhanced Rainbow Storm nearly quadrupled in size and overwhelmed the Evil King despite absorbing the power of creation.
The second time is it was used was fighting Evil King Baldez in the finale of Max Heart. Their Sparkle Bracelets suddenly glows gold, and despite the Evil King maxing his fighting form to its limit, Black and White completely overpowered him and then deliver a double kick with a red meteor-like aura that nearly kills him.
Golden PowersIn the first movie of Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart, Cure Black, along with Cure White and Shiny Luminous, gains an upgraded version of her outfit thanks to the power of the Diamond Line, accessories of the queen in the Garden of Hope. With these powers, her outfit gets a golden color, and her earrings and other small hearts on her clothes become diamonds. This form is not seen again after the movie, most likely because it needs the power of the accessories to be activated, and it is no longer possible for the girls to visit the Garden of Hope again.
Power of the PhoenixIn Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart 2: Yukizora no Tomodachi, when Cure Black and Cure White give all of their strength to protect Hinata from Frozen and Freezen, they do not have enough energy left to fight, and in their last try to keep the two villains away from their friends, they freeze the girls. Hinata is touched that it is possible to care so much for a friend, awakens from her icicle and sends her warmth to Pretty Cure, melting the ice and giving them a new power.
Cure Black's hair grows longer and wilder, and feathers hang from her shoulders, bow, gloves, leg warmers, and skirt. Her bow also changes to gold. She also gets boosted powers, as she easily manages to fight Frozen with closed eyes without getting hit once. It also seems like their minds are much calmer in this form, as neither of the girls does anything rash or fast; they just dodge and wait for the final strike.
In this form, they use an even stronger version of Marble Screw Max Sparkle, demonstrating their great friendship against Frozen and Freezen's friendship. After defeating the ice duo, this upgraded version of Black and White disappears and has never been seen again. This may be because it was summoned by Hinata, who now is in the Garden of Clouds as a fully realized Phoenix. However, in Pretty Cure All Stars DX 2: Kibou no Hikari - Rainbow Jewel o Mamore!, Cure Black's Cure Rainbow form resembles this upgrade.
Cure Rainbow BlackCure Rainbow Black (キュアレインボーブラック Kyua Reinbō Burakku?) is an upgrade Cure Black gains in Pretty Cure All Stars DX 2: Kibou no Hikari - Rainbow Jewel o Mamore!. Together with the others' upgrades, the group of seventeen girls form the group Cure Rainbow. This upgraded outfit resembles that of Cure Black's upgrade in Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart 2: Yukizora no Tomodachi, except not using feathers on her clothes, but rather extra cloth, and now has a pair of small, golden wings.
Yukishiro Honoka - Although they did not know each other previously, Honoka soon became a good friend of Nagisa after the two of them became Pretty Cure together. At the end of the series, they remained best friends, and Nagisa cannot forgive anyone who hurts Honoka; this is sometimes seen when they are in their Cure forms, as Cure Black gains enormous powers whenever she sees or gets a hint that Cure White is hurt.
Fujimura Shougo - She also has a long-time crush on Fujimura Shougo, who coincidentally is Honoka's childhood friend. Through Honoka, Nagisa is able to come closer to Shougo, and easily blushes whenever he is around.
Family - Her relationship with her family is good. Both of her parents care and worry for both her and her brother Ryouta. Nagisa herself always gets irritated at Ryouta and often uses her "Cobra Twist" to get him to shut up. Despite this, she loves him and will do anything to protect him from danger.
Kujou Hikari - In Max Heart, Nagisa views Hikari as a mysterious girl when she first sees her. However, the two become good friends and their friendship grows to the point where Cure Black refuses the idea of protecting Hikari only for the resurrecting the Queen. Along with Cure White, she declares their friendship is the only reason they protect Hikari.
Mepple - Mepple is Nagisa's Fairy. She keeps Mepple in his pink cellphone. In the last episode, Mepple and Mipple say their last goodbye to Nagisa & Honoka. They promise someday they will be returning to the human's world.
Hino Akane- Towards the end of Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage: Mirai no Tomodachi, all of the Cures are seen interacting with one another. In the pre-credits image, Akane can be seen chatting with Nagisa.
Dual Aurora Wave! - Misumi Nagisa's transformation with Yukishiro Honoka. She can only transform when she is with Honoka.
Marble Screw - Cure Black holds hands with Cure White, and she initiates the attack by summoning crackling black lightning from her hands, and in turn, Cure White does the same with her respective color. They declare the attack's accompanying catchphrase and name and together, they fire the lightning blast at the enemy.
Rainbow Storm - With the power of the Rainbow Bracelets, Cure Black and Cure White hold hands and shoot a beam of rainbow-colored energy in a similar manner as Marble Screw.
Marble Screw Max - A powered-up version of Marble Screw, with Cure Black and Cure White charging their lightning energy and then shouting out "Max!", before bringing forth a powerful beam of black and white lightning.
Marble Screw Max Spark - An even more powerful version of Marble Screw Max, greatly enhanced by the Sparkle Bracelets. The lightning beam in Marble Screw Max grows into an even larger blast of rainbow energy with black and white lightning being emitted in the attack.
Extreme Luminario - A group finishing move that was done by Cure Black, Cure White and Shiny Luminous. Shiny Luminous summons the Heartiel Baton, in order for Cure Black and Cure White to start the attack incantations after their individual poses. Cure Black and Cure White hold hands, then draw back their hands until a giant rainbow heart appears before them. A shining explosion of light is shot out from the heart.
Extreme Luminario Max - The ultimate version of Extreme Luminario. When Cure Black and White thrust their hands forward, this time, they shout out "Max!" before a surge of bright, shining light fused with black and white lightning bursts out and continually grows larger and larger.
Nagisa (なぎさ?): A common girl's name in Japanese. While it can be partially translated into many different kanjis, the most common translation as a single kanji is "渚", which means water's edges; beach; shore.
Her name means "beautiful ink shore."
Her name was changed to Natalie Blackstone, also called Nat by her friends, for the English dub.
Natalie means "Christmas Day" in Latin "natale domini". It may also come from the French given name, which is derived from the Latin "Dies Natalis," meaning "Natal Day" or "birthday" in reference to the birth of Christ, and was traditionally given to girls born around Christmas. Nat is the nickname her friends use, and upon becoming friends with Hannah Whitehouse, she lets her call her that instead of her full name. This nickname was created in order to properly edit off the fact that in the original, they began calling each other by their first names rather than by their surnames, which is a special honor in Japanese culture.
Blackstone is a pun about her alter ego as Cure Black.
Cure Black Nagisa's Cure name may be from the symbol "Yin" from the symbol Yin & Yang, in which "Yang" is white, just like Black's partner, Cure White who she is almost exactly opposite from.
As the main character, Nagisa's voice actor, Honna Yoko, has participated in several image songs for the character she voices. Many of them include duets with Yukana, who voices Nagisa's partner Yukishiro Honoka, and later also Tanaka Rie, who voices Kujou Hikari.
- I Want To Become Light ~like a diamonds~
- A Heart Knows It.
- Delight hurray!!
- 100% Courage with the Power to Believe!!
- DANZEN! Futari wa Pretty Cure ~Naginagi and Honohono version~ (Along with Yukana)
- Introducing Pretty Cure! ~VOCAL RAINBOW STORM~ (Along with Yukana)
- M☆M Is Like A Jet Coaster (Along with Yukana)
- With Your Whole Smile (Along with Yukana)
- Happy ending (Along with Yukana)
- We Have the Same Dream ~SET ME FREE~ (Along with Yukana)
- GO GO GO by Max Heart!! (Along with Yukana and also Tanaka Rie)
- Pretty Exercise (Along with Yukana and also Gojou Mayumi)
- Challenge☆Change (Along with Yukana and Gojou Mayumi)
- Nagisa's birthday is on October 10. Therefore, Nagisa's zodiac is Libra.
- Nagisa's blood type is O.
- In the Pretty Cure All Stars Suite Flower Card Collection, Nagisa is represented by the pansy, which symbolizes trust and pure love in the Language of Flowers.
- Nagisa appeared as Cure Black to give the first 10th anniversary congratulatory message at the beginning of episode 01 of Happiness Charge Pretty Cure!.
- Nagisa/Cure Black appeared in HUGtto! Pretty Cure episode 22.
- In the All Pretty Cure Big Poll, Nagisa is ranked 1st in "Favorite Pretty Cure".
- Cure Black's outfit was upgraded in Max Heart due to parental concerns about how her previous outfit might have been too revealing for children.
- Nagisa's name was originally going to be Kuni (クニ?), as revealed in the concept art book.
- Nagisa's voice actors in other languages:
- Rocio Barahona (English)
- Perla Liberatori (Italian)
- Tanya Kahana (German)
- Chung Misook (Korean)
- Milagros Fernández (European Spanish)
- Romina Marroquín Payró (Latin Spanish)
- Main page: Misumi Nagisa/Image Gallery
- ↑ Behind the Name: Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Natalie - Retrieved on 05-25-2009.
- ↑ Natalie (given name) Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Retrieved 07-27-2009.
|V • T • EFutari wa Pretty Cure characters|
|Cures||Misumi Nagisa/Cure Black • Yukishiro Honoka/Cure White • (Kujou Hikari/Shiny Luminous)|
|Mascots||Mepple • Mipple • Pollun • (Lulun)|
|Dotsuku Zone||Pisard • Gekidrago • Poisony • Kiriya • Ilkubo • Juna • Regine • Belzei Gertrude • Circulas • Uraganos • (Viblis) • (Baldez) • (Evil King) • (Zakenna) • Kujou Hikaru / The boy in the mansion|
|Others||Misumi Ryouta • Misumi Rie • Misumi Takashi • Yukishiro Sanae • Yukishiro Taro • Yukishiro Aya • Chuutaro • Takashimizu Rina • Kubota Shiho • Takenouchi Yoshimi • Fujimura Shougo • Kimata • Fujita Akane • Nakagawa Yumiko • Odajima Yuka • Principal • Kometsuki Kyouto • Mori Kyoko • Koshino Natsuko • Hasekura Kazuki • Wisdom • Elder • Queen • (Heartiels) • Yuriko • Kashiwada Mayu • (Tabata Nao) • (Kagayama Miu)|
|Movie only||Round • Square • Oval • Heart • Pear • Trilliant • Marquis • Hinata • Dark Witch • Freezen & Frozen • Sage of the Garden of Clouds|