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Arisugawa Himari (有栖川ひまり Arisugawa Himari?) is one of the six main Cures in the series KiraKira☆Pretty Cure A La Mode. who is a second year middle school student. She is known to be as fast and light as a "squirrel".

Himari's alter ego is Cure Custard (キュアカスタード Kyua Kasutādo?), the Pretty Cure of intelligence and courage, and she is based off pudding and squirrels.

Her catchphrases are "Sweets Are Science!" (「スイーツは科学です!」 "Suītsu wa kagaku desu!"?) and "Let Me Explain!" (「説明します!」 "Setsumei shimasu!"?)

Bio

Appearance

Himari has light brown eyes and long, golden-brown hair worn in low, thick braided tails with short bangs. She wears a white long sleeved top beneath a gold, short sleeved shirt that has a green ribbon with cherries hanging from the tails. She also wears a mint green skirt, brown boots and teal socks. During summer she wears a short-sleeved pale yellow dress with sky blue stripes and orange Mary Jane's. In the winter, she wears a long-sleeved goldenrod turtleneck with an orange jumper and brown boots. At times she also wears a tan hat, yellow coat, and orange gloves. In the movie, she wears a light orange long-sleeved shirt under an orange jumper with short brown boots. At the party, her hair is worn in one long braid and she also wears a yellow and mint green dress with white gloves and orange shoes.

As Cure Custard her hair turns dark orange and is worn in a side ponytail. She also gains yellow squirrel ears and a thick orange and white tail. She wears a yellow and white dress that ties in the back along with a pale yellow bow and a yellow pleated skirt with a short brown layer resembling caramel. On the left is her Sweets Pact on top of a dark orange bow. She also wears pale yellow opera gloves with a red cuff, orange sandals, and custard-yellow socks with an animal toe design. Her accessories include a yellow headband with a pudding on the left side, red pearl earrings, and a dark orange choker with cherry-shaped charms.

In the movie, she wears a penguin costume. As Super Cure Custard, her hairstyle, eyes, squirrel ears, ribbon by the back of her neck, earrings and tail remain the same. Her dress resembles her regular one, but is now a lighter shade of yellow with the brown layer now white and longer in the back. Her choker is now dark yellow and the cherries hanging down are now larger. The bow attached to the Sweets Pact is lighter as well. Her gloves are now white and her sandals are now yellow. She also now has a pair of white wings at her back.

In A La Mode Style, Custard's hair is now bright orange and worn down with a fluffy pale yellow hood. Her ears and tail become larger and her pudding is now simplified and attached to a yellow bow. Her dress is longer with a gold top and a fluffy yellow and light yellow shawl. The shawl has a red ribbon with cherries hanging from it. The skirt resembles a giant pudding with gold and pale yellow decorations and dark orange spheres on the bottom. Her light yellow gloves are now wrist length with fluffy cuffs. She now wears orange thigh-high boots.

Personality

Himari is a hard-working second year middle school student. She is known to be as fast and light as a "squirrel" and has a knowledge regarding sweets and how they affect the body, earning her the nickname "Sweets Doctor". She is very shy, but she is impossible to stop when a topic she likes comes up. In the past this drove others away because she was too talkative, so now she is shown to hesitate when meeting new people.

Relationships

  • Usami Ichika- Himari and Ichika are close friends, being the first two Cures of their group. They go to the same school, and Ichika respects Himari for her knowledge of sweets. Ichika calls her "Himarin".
  • Tategami Aoi - Despite being almost exact opposites, Himari and Aoi are good friends, and became quite close through the events of episode 35.
  • Tachibana Yuu - He is the author of "The Science Of Sweets", the book Himari always carries with her. He is a mentor to Himari, sharing her passions for science and sweets and encouraging her to find what she wants to do.

Etymology

Arisugawa (有栖川?): Ari (?) means 'to exist' [1], Su (?) means 'roast', and Gawa (?) means 'river'. [2]

Himari (ひまり?) means 'real sunny village'. [3]

Coincidentally, Himari's surname, "Arisugawa" has the word "risu" in it, which means "squirrel", though it does not necessarily mean that in the surname itself.

Cure Custard is a dessert or sweet sauce that can be found with pudding.

History

First Appearances and Becoming Cure Custard

In episode 1, she is seen reading a book while looking up into the sky after the cream explosion occurs, causing her to see a vision of pudding.

While Ichika is playing basketball, she completely misses the basket and runs into Himari, who is reading a book. Asked if she was alright, Himari says she was before leaving, forgetting the book she dropped- only to return after Ichika mentions it. The next day, Ichika encounters Himari in a pudding shop during a sale and they both ask for the last one, but it ends up going to a girl who asked for it while they were trying to figure out what to do. They then decided, at Pekorin's suggestion, to make one themselves. The two of them go to the patisserie, but Ichika keeps burning the sugar. A somewhat reluctant Himari tells her what she was doing wrong and starts talking more about pudding and other sweets. This causes them to run out of time, which brings back some saddening flashbacks for Himari, who had difficulty making friends because her tendency to talk a lot drove them away, and she was afraid she was doing the same for Ichika.

The next day, she sees Ichika looking for a book in the library and returns to the patisserie later to find her trying to make the pudding again. She offers to help her out and together, they successfully create a giant one, with Ichika making a smaller one for Himari that she decorated to look like a squirrel. Suddenly, Pulupulu appeared and stole the Kirakiraru from the big pudding and transforms into his most powerful form. After Himari's pudding is targeted, Ichika transforms into Cure Whip but has a tough time against him. Himari tries to get him to stop when her pudding turns into an Animal Sweet and a Sweets Pact, allowing her to transform into Cure Custard. Using her newfound super speed, she along with Whip free the Kirakiraru and forcing Pulupulu back into his normal form. They then proceed to enjoy the pudding after the Kirakiraru returns to it. KKPCALM02

Cure Custard

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With Intelligence and Courage! Let's・La・Mix It All Up! Cure Custard! Ready To Serve!
知性と勇気を!レッツ・ラ・まぜまぜ!キュアカスタード!できあがり!
Chisei to Yūki wo! Rettsu・Ra・Mazemaze! Kyua Kasutādo! Dekiagari!

Cure Custard (キュアカスタード?) is the Pretty Cure alter ego of Himari. She transforms using the phrase "Cure La Mode・Decoration!". In this form, she can run very fast like a squirrel.

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 Custard, Himari has shown she has the ability to:
    • Launch large yellow energy blasts from her wand.
    • Use the batter to manifest large sticky rope-like structures that keep the foe in place.
    • Combine her batter with Gelato's and Whip's to perform a group attack.
  • Three・2・Wonderful A La Mode! (スイー・2・ワンダフルアラモード!?) is the group attack Cure Custard performs with the other four Cures. To perform it, she must use the Candy Rod.
  • Custard Illusion (カスタードイリュージョン?) is the first solo sub attack that Cure Custard uses. She first performs it in episode 13. To use it, she must use the Candy Rod.
  • Animal Go Round! (アニマルゴーランド!?) is the group attack Cure Custard 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 Custard 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

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

Duets

Trivia

  • Himari's birthday is on April 16th, making her Zodiac sign, Aries.
  • She is the first yellow Cure to join the team as the second member.

Gallery

Main Page: Arisugawa Himari/Image Gallery

References

  1. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E6%9C%89#Japanese
  2. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E5%B7%9D#Japanese
  3. http://www.behindthename.com/name/himari/submitted
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