Aida Mana (相田 マナ Aida Mana?) (or Maya Aida in the English Dub Glitter Force Doki Doki) is one of the five main Cures in Doki Doki! Pretty Cure and she is also the leader of the group. She is a girl who is always eager to do things for the sake of others. Mana is also a second year student at Oogai First Middle School, and the student council president.
Her Cure alter ego is Cure Heart (キュアハート Kyua Hāto?), or Glitter Heart in the Glitter Force Doki Doki dub. Her catchphrase is "Kyunkyun!" (キュンキュン！ Kyun Kyun!?) which is the onomatopoeia that is used to express the tightening of one’s chest caused by the powerful warm feelings of love, which suits the symbol Mana represents as a Pretty Cure, the Heart; the dub changes this to "Feel the Doki Doki!".
Mana has big magenta eyes and neck-length hair that curls at the end partially pulled into a ponytail held by a pale pink bow and pointed bangs. Casually she wears a pale pink top worn over a long-sleeved white and lavender striped shirt and a ruffled pink two-layer skirt. She also wears pink and white sneakers and lavender stockings. During summer she wears a black top with straps worn under a light pink t-shirt, black leggings, and a pink skirt with two alternate styled layers along with pink and white sneakers.
As Cure Heart her eyes are brighter and her hair turns blonde and lengthens, with some of it in a long ponytail with two hair loops resembling a heart. Around the ponytail is a feathery white headband with red hearts with matching-shaped ribbons on each side of her head. Her dress is pink with white feather-like sleeves and an asymmetrical pink band lining it. On the left side of her chest is a magenta heart with a white ribbon. On her right is a magenta bow holding a sash that tapers down that side with her Lovely Commune on the left. The skirt is short with pink, sky blue, and white layers among it. She also wears pink shorts under it. Her arm warmers are pink with hearts on the bottom and surpass her elbows while her boots are pink and white also with hearts near the top. Her accessories include a choker and heart earrings.
In Parthenon Mode her dress, sleeves, accessories, and boots all turn pale pink. Her waist ribbon grows and turns pale violet, and her chest ornament now has wings to match her own angelic wings. She wears a flowing white cape hanging around her shoulders by a gold ornament. Her dress also lengthens.
During Engage Mode, Cure Heart appears older and taller, with the down portion of her hair growing to near her feet. Her headband is now composed of magenta hearts while the ribbons on her hair clips become transparent and flowing. Her choker is also now made of hearts. She wears a floor-length white and pale pink wedding dress accented with frills and lace. Along the top is a transparent ruffle. The heart brooch has two heart-shaped ribbons hanging from it while her waist ribbon is shorter. She now wears white opera gloves with magenta wrist bands along with white and pink boots.
Mana is a cheerful girl who is great at sports and her studies. Her kindness makes her popular at school, and she has the trust of not only the students but adults as well. She often worries about other people, and takes on various problems on her own in order not to burden others. She is great at taking care of people, resolving conflicts, helping friends out with extracurricular activities, and solving problems. However, she often rushes into things before thinking it through. She is childhood friends with Rikka, who is her secretary, and Alice; also, she is a fan of the idol Kenzaki Makoto.
Mana is incredibly fast and if there is any problem to resolve, she shows that she is very competent. She makes friends very quickly and thinks about other people first. Also, she is very courageous, as she heads straight into danger to help people without thinking and even lectures a dangerous Jikochuu. Mana is shown to be a very open and tolerant person as she does not wonder about the existence of fairy mascots like Sharuru, monsters like Jikochuus or her mysterious transformation into a Pretty Cure.
Hishikawa Rikka: Rikka is one of Mana's childhood friends as well as her secretary. They often seen walking together. They always protect each other and Mana believes in Rikka a lot. She knows Rikka inside and out.
Yotsuba Alice: An elementary school-time classmate and another childhood friend of Mana. She and Rikka help with taking care of Alice when she plays outside her house. She also protected Alice when she was going to move out.
Kenzaki Makoto: Mana is a big fan of Makoto, as well as one of her Pretty Cure partners. They share a good friendship bond.
Sharuru: Sharuru is a rabbit-like fairy mascot and Mana's transformation partner.
Madoka Aguri: Both met during the festival, Aguri encouraged her to stand up in order to save Regina from her father and his servant.
Regina: They become close friends since episode 17, reaffirming their friendship in episode 20 before the trio took her to her father. In episode 22, her relationship with Mana ends as Regina brainwashed by her father. In episode 47, she and Regina's friendship is restored when she protects Mana from her father.
Nikaidou: They have been friends since elementary school. Mana scolds him every time he makes troubles. She never knows that he secretly cares of her.
Juujou Hiroshi: as the student council president, they often help each other in student council duties.
Hoshizora Miyuki - in Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage 2: Kokoro no Tomodachi, Mana met Miyuki when Candy contacted the Doki Doki! mascots about the "Pretty Cure Party." Throughout the movie, Miyuki and Mana developed a close friendship.
Aida (相田?): Ai (相) means "togetherness" referring to being close to people who they trust her, while da (田) means "field". Ai could also indicate "love" (愛), as all of her partner Cures have their motif in their names. "Aida" (間) as a common phrase, means "in between".
Mana (マナ?): Mana (愛) means "love". It might refer to her loving nature.
Her full name indicates the meaning "The love between (people)".
If combined with "Ai (相)", Souai (相愛) it can also mean "love each other".
Her Dub name Maya means "illusion" or "magic" in Hindu philosophy, and is an alternate name of the Hindu goddess Durga in Hindu mythology. Her surname, while pronounced differently in English, is an Italian name that means Helpful.
Since childhood, Mana had been friends with Rikka and Alice in elementary school. Four years prior to the season, a classmate from her elementary school found a puppy, and Mana decided to adopt and name him "Marshmallow". She grew very close with him, until one day when Marshmallow ended up being run over by a car and died while she was visiting her hospitalized grandmother Bando Isuzu. This had left a lasting and traumatic impact on Mana for a long time.
Becoming Cure Heart
When visiting Clover Tower, Mana comes upon a lost child named Michiko. After finding her mother, Mana notices the idol, MakoPi surrounded by fans. As the idol tried to push through the crowd, her pin falls out of her hair. Mana quickly picks it up and returned it. Shortly afterwards, she comes across a shopkeeper, who is selling pins. He gives Mana one for free, which she gladly takes. She then joins Rikka in a line to the top of the tower. But suddenly a Jikochuu appears and starts heading towards the top of the tower. Realizing people are up there, Mana makes for the stairs, not realizing a pink rabbit like fairy is following her. She just makes it to the top to save Michiko, in which she then gives the Jikochuu her attention. Impressed, Sharuru introduces herself to Mana and beomes the Lovely Commune for Mana to use to transform. However, Mana doesn't know the right phrase and yells out "Transform!". Nothing happens but luckily Sword appears to purify the Jikochuu. But Sword is captured by Marmo's Jikochuu which has Mana sprung into action. This allows her Lovely Commune and Lovead to glow which gives her the ability to finally transform into Cure Heart. DDPC01
Getting over what happened, Heart starts fighting the Jikochuu, freeing Sword in the process. However, Sword is knocked off the side of the tower, but Heart quickly saves her. Once Sword was safe, Heart cleansed the Jikochuu with My Sweet Heart and the damage is reversed. Heart then tries to befriend Sword but is rejected.
Revealing Her Alias To Rikka
Upon returning from her first battle, Mana is greeted by her worried classmates and teacher. On the way home, Rikka suspects Mana is hiding something and tries to get her to spill the beans. But when Mana tells her she became a Pretty Cure, Rikka doesn't believe her. The next day at school, Mana tries to tell Rikka again but is stopped by Sharuru and Raquel, who tell her it isn't a good idea to reveal her identity in public. But suddenly, another Jikochuu appears and freezes anyone it came across. With no other choice, Mana transforms into Cure Heart, to which Rikka realizes Mana was telling the truth the whole time. During the battle, Heart is hit by the red beam and turns to stone, so Rikka steps in to try and help. After a short while, Heart is finally freed once Rikka pressed the button on the Jikochuu's back. Now that she could move again, Heart quickly purified the Jikochuu. On the way home, Rikka forces Mana to carry her school bag but forgives her for everything.DDPC02
Finding the Remaining Cures
After investigating Mana's Lovead, Rikka and Mana head to Pig Tail for dinner. As they part ways, Mana asks Rikka to join her as a Cure, with Raquel thinking she'd be perfect as Mana's partner but she declines the offer. The next day, Mana and Rikka find Joe. Rikka tries to question him, but he forcibly gives Rikka a Lovead and leaves. The two fairies then realize a Jikochuu had appeared, so the girls rush over to its location. Mana transforms but as she struggles to fight the Jikochuu, Rikka remembers when she first met Mana. Her Lovead shines, and with Raquel as a Lovely Commune, Rikka manages to transform into Cure Diamond. She quickly cleanses the Jikochuu with Twinkle Diamond, and accepts her duty as a Cure. As they de-transform, the duo realize Lance has gone missing, with Alice appearing with the missing fairy and her butler, Sebastian.DDPC03
Mana and Rikka are invited to Alice's house, where they find out Alice had footage of Mana transforming in Clover Tower. Mana is shocked and tries to lie but to no avail. However, with the help of Alice, she and Rikka find the next Jikochuu. Unfortunately, they arrived on top of Alice's car, which made Heart get motion sickness. After a quick recovery though, she and Diamond successfully defeat the Jikochuu, while Alice sat watching.
As the day went on, Mana and Rikka explained to Lance about Alice's short temper. When Mana was bullied by some boys for protecting Alice, Alice lost her temper and fought the boys using the differ fighting techniques she learned. As night fell, another Jikochuu appeared but this time Heart and Diamond really struggled. Thankfully Alice finally gained confidence to transform into Cure Rosetta, and gave Heart the time she needed to purify the Jikochuu. After the battle, Mana learns that Makoto is actually Cure Sword, thanks to the video footage Alice had.DDPC04
Makoto and Cure Sword
Thanks to learning about where Makoto was, the trio head for Yotsuba TV Station. Without thinking, Mana barges into Makoto's room and asks her to join their team. However, Makoto gets angry and kicks Mana out. Later on, a Jikochuu appears while Makoto was singing so Mana and the others transform. Seeing Makoto get cornered by the Jikochuu, Heart rescues her. A few seconds later, lights suddenly turned off but were switched back on to reveal Cure Sword, who purified the Jikochuu with Holy Sword. Cure Sword once again refused to team up with the trio. After D.B gave the three girls tickets to Makoto's meet-and-greet, turned up with peach puns as an apology for her rudeness days prior.DDPC05
A few days later, Makoto turns up at Pig Tail to film a cooking show. Mana is delighted but is shocked as she watches Makoto mess up again and again. Mana then decided she'd help teach Makoto how to cook, which turned out to be a success because when filming day arrived, Makoto managed to make the omelette perfectly. Just as the girls could enjoy the omelette, Ira arrived and summoned a Jikochuu. Once the civilians left the restaurant, the transformed, with Makoto finally transforming into Sword before the trio. Cure Sword easily purifies the Jikochuu but just the girls decides to de-transform, Bel arrives and sends them to another dimension.DDPC06
Going Back to Trump Kingdom
Mana wakes up in Trump Kingdom where she learns about Makoto's origins. Shortly afterwards, the girls are chased down by frog Jikochuus. As they jump across a hole in the bridge, Makoto fails to make the landing but Mana reaches out to grab her hand. After dragging Makoto back to safety, Mana is led to the room of mirrors only to discover Bel broke every mirror. Despite it seeming like there was no hope left, Mana laughed and transformed to fight Bel. As the other Cures distract Bel, Heart wounds him with her attack. As he watches helplessly, she and the other find the remains of the mirror they needed, which transports them back home. There, Mana promises Makoto that she'll find Marie Ange.DDPC07
The Mysterious Baby's Debut
Upon visiting Joe's shop, they find a mysterious egg and several Loveads. The girls try cracking the egg when a light glows from within it, and out comes a baby. Excited, Mana finds the baby cute as Joe walks into the shop and tells the girls that the baby's name is Ai. When Ai starts to cry, Mana quickly summons some milk to quieten her down. When Ai wouldn't stop crying out on the walk, Mana trying singing but it only made things worse. To make matters worse, Marmo appeared and created a Jikochuu that made people sleepy. So when Mana and the others transformed, Heart found herself falling asleep. This made Ai upset, so her cries woke the Cures up, giving Heart the strength she needed to purify the Jikochuu. DDPC08
On the way to school, Joe forces Ai onto herself and Rikka, telling them they had to look after her for the day. Realizing they couldn't look after Ai at school, they entrusted her with Sharuru and Raquel. Only for Ai to cause havoc across the school. During the chaos, a Jikochuu appears so Mana and Rikka transform, later being joined by Alice and Makoto. The Jikochuu proved to be too strong but thanks to Ai, the Cures gained a power up, allowing Heart to purify the Jikochuu. After school, Mana returns the basket with a sleeping Ai and fairies to Joe.DDPC09
While on her way to school, Regina appears and apologizes for fighting them in the last attack. She then quickly tries befriending Mana much to Makoto's dismay. Mana decides she'd befriend Regina only for Regina to spend all day trying to get Mana to skip school to play with her. Once she is able to hang out with Regina, Mana shows her around town and introduces her to Ai. Before Mana could chat to her friends, she is dragged away by Regina and has ice cream with her. However, Regina gets upset hearing Mana talk about her friends all the time and comes up with the idea of erasing Mana's friends. Worried, Mana tries to find her friends while Regina creates a Jikochuu to attack Makoto. Mana arrives and is told by Regina to stop being friends with Rikka and the other. Mana refuses and transforms into Heart to help the others purify the Jikochuu. Heart tries to convince Regina to still be her friends, only for Regina to disappear. DDPC16
"Overflowing Love! Cure Heart!!"
Minagiru ai! Kyua Hāto!!
Cure Heart (キュアハート Kyua Hāto?) is Mana's Pretty Cure alter ego. She represents love. In Glitter Force Doki Doki, her catchphrase is "The Power of Love! I'm Glitter Heart!"
Sharuru cries out her name before Mana first places her transformation Lovead onto Sharuru's silver heart medallion object and shouts "Pretty Cure Love Link!" She then spells "L-O-V-E" on her Lovely Commune and the transformation begins. She is seen floating with her body, except for head, glowing with gold light. Then her hair glows and grows drastically starting with her heart shaped bun and long ponytail. Her hair then turns blonde and her earrings, headband and heart-shaped hair accessories start to appear. Her dress then appears and her Lovely Commune attaches itself to it. Next is her heart brooch, arm warmers and boots. Finally, a long pink ribbon appears on the right side of her pelvis. She then does a short dance before landing on the ground and introducing herself as Cure Heart, posing afterward.
My Sweet Heart - is Cure Heart's main attack, with the incantation "Reaching out to you! My Sweet Heart!" (あなたに届け！マイスイートハート！ "Anata ni Todoke! Mai Suīto Hāto!"?). In Glitter Force Doki Doki, it is “Feel the goodness within you! Let Your Heart Light Shine!" Cure Heart activates her attack on the Lovely Commune. To perform this attack, she needs only an attack Lovead, and she moves and touches her heart brooch, until a big blast of power comes from the brooch, the attack suddenly purifies the Jikochuu. Later, the attack is replaced with "Heart Shoot".
Heart Shoot - is Cure Heart's secondary individual attack with the incantation "Pretty Cure, Heart Shoot!" (プリキュアハートシュート！ Purikyua Hāto Shūto!?). It first appears in episode 11. To perform this attack, she needs the Love Heart Arrow, and a typical Lovead for the weapon. The attack is more powerful than "My Sweet Heart" and could easily purify Jikochuus.
Power-UpsShown in episode 27, Cure Heart gains a unnamed power-up because of believing and following "one of the Pretty Cure Vows" which Cure Ace had explained. To match her theme color, Cure Heart has a pink aura around her body. In this power-up, Cure Heart became stronger than she usually was, and also could perform Lovely Force Arrow with her power-up, along with her Cure friends.
Engage ModeEngage Mode (エンゲージモード Engēji Mōdo?) is a form which Cure Heart transformed into in Doki Doki! Pretty Cure: Mana Kekkon!!? Mirai ni Tsunagu Kibō no Dress. After the enemies take the Psyche of Maro, Mana's grandmother's pet, Cure Heart transforms into Engage Mode and gains a wedding-inspired gown and longer hair. In this form, Cure Heart wielded a bow and an arrow, similar to the Love Heart Arrow, which was made from her Miracle Light Bouquet.
Parthenon ModeParthenon Mode (パルテノンモード?) is the form Cure Heart transforms into thanks to the power of the other Cures, the Magical Lovely Pad, the Miracle Dragon Glaive and the Eternal Golden Crown. In this form, her outfit turns a lighter shade of pink, and she gains a flowing white cape and wings, along with accessories. Her power is completely different from before, and is even stronger than Engage Mode.
Mana's voice actor, Nabatame Hitomi, has participated in several image songs for the character she voices. Many of them include duets with Kotobuki Minako, who voices Hishikawa Rikka, Fuchigami Mai, who voices Yotsuba Alice, Miyamoto Kanako, who voices Kenzaki Makoto, and Kugimiya Rie, who voices Madoka Aguri.
- Summer's Meteor Shower (Along with Kotobuki Minako)
- Treasure (Along with Kotobuki Minako and Fuchigami Mai)
- Beyond The Sky (Along with Kotobuki Minako, Fuchigami Mai, Miyamoto Kanako, Kugimiya Rie, Yoshida Hitomi and Kurosawa Tomoyo)
- Pretty Cure ~Forever Friends~ (2014 Version) (Along with Kudo Mayu and Nakajima Megumi)
- In episode 42, it is revealed that Mana was born on August 4 (Leo).
- According to her mother, Mana ate, smiled, and slept a lot as a baby.
- In the December 2013 issue of Animage, Cure Heart ranked as the 4th top female anime character for December.
- Mana appeared as Cure Heart to give the 10th anniversary congratulatory speech at the beginning of episode 12 in Happiness Charge Pretty Cure!.
- Mana shares her Japanese voice actress with Nakagawa Yumiko, a supporting character from Futari wa Pretty Cure.
- Maya also shares her English voice actress with Candy from Glitter Force.
- In prototype concept art, Cure Heart was originally going to be a purple Cure.
- Main page: Aida Mana/Image Gallery
|V • T • EDoki Doki! Pretty Cure characters|
|Cures||Aida Mana/Cure Heart • Hishikawa Rikka/Cure Diamond • Yotsuba Alice/Cure Rosetta • Kenzaki Makoto/Cure Sword • Madoka Aguri/Cure Ace • Cure Empress • Cure Magician • Cure Priestess|
|Mascots||Sharuru • Raquel • Lance • Dabyi • Ai • Melan|
|Villains||Selfish King/Trump King • Regina • Ira • Marmo • Bel • Leva • Gula • Lust • Goma • Jikochuu|
|Others||Princess Marie Ange • Michiko • Sebastian • Okada Joe • Aida Ayumi • Aida Kentaro • Bando Sokichi • Hishikawa Ryoko • Hishikawa Yuuzou • Yotsuba Ichiro • Yotsuba Seiji • Yotsuba Shouko • Yotsuba Hiromichi • Madoka Mari • Nikaidou Takuya • Momota Tsubasa • Yashima Chihiro • Juujou Hiroshi • Saotome Jun • Itsutsuboshi Reina • Ootori Tamaki • Karuta Queen • Morimoto Eru • Mr. Kido|
|Movie only||Marsh • Mannequin Carmine • Silver Clock • Purple Buggy • Bando Isuzu/Bebel • Maro • Clarinet|