Coco (ココ Koko?) is one of the mascots in Yes! Pretty Cure 5 and Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!. He has the unique ability to transform into a human at will, but quickly changes back to mascot form if he gets slightly hurt or if he is weak. When in human form, he is the teacher of L'École des Cinq Lumières in order to be close to Pretty Cure while also searching for Pinkies for the Dream Collet in order to get a friend of his back and to save his kingdom. When in his fairy form, he ends his sentences with "~coco".
Coco is kind and deeply caring, almost the completely opposite from his best friend Natts. Coco trusts people rather easily and is ready to reveal his mascot form to save innocent people. In his human form; he's calm, wise and nice. In his true form; he gets happy and energetic. He enjoys hanging out with his friends as Natts always read books back in Palmier. He is worried about his Kingdom because it was invaded by Nightmare and Natts was injured and trapped in the Dream Collet. He would do anything to save them that he tried to steal the Dream Collet from Nozomi.
Even though he's kind, he sometimes gets mad and is strict to someone that did something wrong or drastic. When Syrup held a grudge against him, Coco was deeply saddened and bothered, as he felt guilty and does care about Syrup as much as everyone else; even having kept him company and tried to help him in the Palmier Kingdom.
He has developed a crush on Nozomi as the series goes on. When Nozomi loses her balance and nearly fell, Coco's always there to save her as he did in episode 1, episode 2, episode 24, episode 26 and episode 28. This shows that he's protective of her and worries about her sometimes. He will even stand up for her, even if the person he's facing is a member of Nightmare.
Yes! Pretty Cure 5
Coco was one of the princes of the Palmer Kingdom. He tried to help the citizens and protect the kingdom. Unfortunately, his kingdom was attacked by Nightmare when his best friend and fellow prince, Nuts, was tricked into letting them in. He was able to escape into the human world.
He took on the identity of Kokoda Koji to find the Dream Collet and the pinkies. One day he accidentally meets Nozomi when she is trying to catch the bus. He keeps her from falling and talks with her for a bit but has to run off when he senses the enemy approaching.
Later that day, he shows up at Nozomi's school and finds the Dream Collet in a wooden box shaped like a book. Nozomi tries to keep the box from Kokoda because she thought he was trying to steal it from the library. Then he ends up in his fairy form and is attacked by the enemy. He explains to Nozomi on how to be a Precure and that there are 4 more. As the series progresses and the Cures are gathered, Coco acts in a mentor like manner and advises the cures. He also starts to develop a strong relationship with Nozomi which is shown in many episodes and blooms into full romance in the sequel. During the finale episodes he learns that the rest of the citizens of the Palmier kingdom were sent into despair . Instead of falling into despair as Kawarino expected, he expresses joy that they survived and his hopes that they will be able to rebuild the kingdom. After the sealing of Despariah he along with the rest of the citizens depart and return to the kingdom of Palmier along with the butterflies that grant the cures their powers.
Yes! Pretty Cure 5 Go Go!
Coco first comes back in episode 1 and Nozomi immediately notices that he is acting strange. Eventually, she finds out that it is because he was sad about dragging her and the girls into the Pretty Cure business again and that he wanted them to live a peaceful life.
Kokoda Koji (小々田 康史?) is Coco's alias for his human alter ego which he uses when in public to move around freely. He goes as a teacher of Pretty Cure's school and teaches them in most subjects. Coco is able to be in this form as long as he would like, but he prefers staying in fairy form as it is very tiring for him to be in human form that costs him most of his energy. Nozomi seems to have a crush on him when he's in this form. It should also be noted that he transforms back into his fairy form easily, such as heavy impact like falling on the floor. Because of this, Coco is very careful while in disguise to avoid being exposed.
- Natts: Coco's best friend and a fellow prince of the Palmier Kingdom is Natts. When talking to Nozomi about him, Coco compares their friendship with that between her and Natsuki Rin, and also adds that they fight as much as they become friends again.YPC502 However, when Natts is released from the Dream Collet, they have a hard time communicating, as Natts has lost his trust in others.YPC507 In the end, they get along better, and when Natts is in danger or is weak, Coco is usually the one to care the most. Sometimes, they get awkward when Natts is jealous of Coco, as shown in Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo! when Natts is unable to help Pretty Cure in their fights.
- Yumehara Nozomi: At the beginning, Coco views Yumehara Nozomi as a great ally and friend, and gets easily red if people think that he has a crush on her. It was shown in many episodes that they have been together a lot and Coco wants to protect her. But as the series goes on, he begins to form a special bond with Nozomi, similar to the bond Kasugano Urara, Akimoto Komachi and Minazuki Karen have with Syrup, Natts and Milk respectively. He has this feeling to sense Nozomi when she's nearby but he is, however, afraid to show his feelings for her, as he knows that he eventually has to part with everyone when the Palmier Kingdom is restored. In Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo! it is discoveredYPC5GG34 that he really has a crush on Yumehara Nozomi and they kissed in the movie.
Coco can be able to transform into a human-like (some of) the mascots in the Yes! Pretty Cure 5 world and take the name Kokoda Kouji.
In Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!, Coco is able to use the power of his Palmier crown to give Pretty Cure the Cure Fleurets,YPC5GG24 and together with Natts' crown, they give Cure Dream and Milky Rose the ability to combine their powers.YPC5GG28
In Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!: Okashi no Kuni no Happy Birthday!, Coco (in his human form) is able to blast black spheres from his hand and almost have the same combat/fighting skills as the Pretty Cures when he was brainwashed. Mushiban exclaims that if that is the power of the prince, he can also use a Fleuret; when brainwashed it is dark although after he was awakened from his brainwash, it became light for a moment. And also in the part of the movie, he, along with Natts, jokingly uses the power of the Miracle Lights to transform into Cure Coco (キュアココ Kyua Koko?), the Cure of Creampuffs, who, along with Cure Natts, forms the duo Coconuts. He uses the same accessories as Cure Dream, hinting their special bond. Cure Coco only appears as a joke to explain how the use of the Miracle Lights will create a miracle to the audience.
Kokoda Koji (小々田 康史): Kokoda is a pun to his real name, as it sounds like the way to say "I am Coco" in Japanese.
Coco/Kokoda's voice actor, Kusao Takeshi, has participated in several image songs for the character he voices. Many of them include duets with Miyu Irino, who voices Natts.
- The Star Crown (Along with Miyu Irino)
- TIME MACHINE (Along with Miyu Irino)
- LOVE BOX (Along with Miyu Irino)
- Roses and Friendship (Along with Miyu Irino)
- Join Us (Along with Miyu Irino)
- Homework (Along with Miyu Irino)
- Dawn Begins with a Shooting Star (Along with Miyu Irino)
- Small and Large Gifts (Along with Miyu Irino)
- Coco and Cure Dream shared the first on-screen kiss on the lips in the Pretty Cure series' history followed by Blue and Mirage.
- For the Pretty Cure All Stars DX3 Movie Character Polls held by Toei Animation, Coco appeared in the following rankings:
- 6th in "The Fairy you wish to have as a partner the most".
|V • T • EMascots|
| Futari wa|
|Mepple • Mipple • Pollun • (Lulun)|
|Splash Star||Flappy • Choppy • Moop • Foop|
| Yes! 5|
|Coco • Natts • Milk • Pinkies • (Syrup) • (Mailpo)|
|Fresh!||Tarte • Chiffon • Azukina • Pickruns|
|Heartcatch!||Chypre • Coffret • Coupe • Potpourri • Cologne|
|Suite♪||Hummy • Siren • Fairy Tones|
|Smile!||Candy • Pop|
|Doki Doki!||Sharuru • Raquel • Lance • Dabyi • Ai|
|Happiness Charge!||Ribbon • Glasan • Aloalo • PhanPhan|
|Go! Princess||Pafu • Aroma • Miss Shamour • Kuroro|
|Mahou Tsukai!||Mofurun • Ha-chan|
|KiraKira☆A La Mode||Pekorin • Chourou • Kirarin • Pikario|
|HUGtto!||Hugtan • Hariham Harry|
|Star☆Twinkle||Fuwa • Prunce|
|Healin' Good||Rabirin • Pegitan • Nyatoran • Latte|
|All Stars||(Fuu-chan) • EnEn • Gureru • Yumeta • Maamu • Sakura|
|V • T • EYes! Pretty Cure 5 characters|
|Cures||Yumehara Nozomi/Cure Dream • Natsuki Rin/Cure Rouge • Kasugano Urara/Cure Lemonade • Akimoto Komachi/Cure Mint • Minazuki Karen/Cure Aqua • (Mimino Kurumi/Milky Rose)|
|Mascots||Coco • Natts • Milk • (Syrup) • Pinkies • (Mailpo) • (Four Rulers)|
|Nightmare||Kowaina • Girinma • Gamao • Arachnea • Bunbee • Bloody • Hadenya • Kawarino • Desperaia|
|Eternal||Hoshina • Scorp • Bunbee • Nebatakos • Isohgin • Yadokhan • Shibiretta • Mucardia • Anacondy • Boss|
|Others||Yumehara Tsutomu • Yumehara Megumi • Natsuki Kazuyo • Natsuki Yu • Natsuki Ai • Kasugano Michel • Kasugano Heizou • Kasugano Maria • Washio Kouta • Akimoto Madoka • Minazuki Taro • Minazuki Minako • Jii-ya/Sakamoto • Masuko Mika • Otaka-san • The Headmaster • Kudou Mayu • Miyamoto Kanako • (Four Rulers) • (Flora)|
|Movie only||Dark Pretty Cure 5 • Shadow • Migirin • Hidarin • (Chocola) • (Mushiban) • (Dry) • (Bitter) • (Queen Dessert)|