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Higashi Setsuna (東 せつな Higashi Setsuna?) is one of the four main Cures in Fresh Pretty Cure!. She was born in and worked for Labyrinth as Eas (イース Īsu?) until episode 23.

After having a change of heart and being reborn she transforms into Cure Passion (キュアパッション Kyua Passhon?). Her catchphrase is "I'll do my best!" (精一杯頑張るわ! Seīppai ganbaru wa!?).



As Eas, her red eyes appear empty and she has shoulder-length silver hair worn around the shoulders with a black headband. She wears a black sleeveless top with pointed tails and a red collar to accent the two crimson gems on the front. She wears this with short-shorts, long black gloves with maroon bangles and matching colored bands on the upper arm, stockings decorated with red bows, and red heels.

As Setsuna, her hair keeps the same style but turns dark purple, and her eyes remain lifeless until episode 24. She originally wore a red long-sleeve top with a white tank-top, khaki shorts, and black leather boots, and during summer she wore a light grey shirt with knee-length dark navy jeans and red heels. She wears the clover necklace Love gave to her until episode 22. After her resurrection, she keeps her top but is red and white instead, and her second summer outfit consists of a red dress beneath a white vest, and she still wears the same heels. In the winter, she switches to a red shirt with a denim navy jacket, layered blue skirt, black tights, and a pair of flats.

During dance, she wears a dark red sweatsuit with a pink shirt, a mini-skirt for bottoms, black stockings, and a pair of dark red and white high-tops.

In the movie, she wears a crimson top with a cream belt beneath a dark purple jacket with white linings and a red feather design on the back. She also wears dark purple shorts, dark grey knee socks and dark red shoes.

As Cure Passion, her eyes brighten while her hair turns light pink and reaches her waist, worn with a white tiara adorned by a garnet gem to match the winged heart on each side of the head. She also gets a white choker and red heart earrings. She wears a red dress with black detail and stitching, a ribbon hanging from the left hip while her Linkrun is worn on the right. Her sleeves have white lining, with a trim of ruffles on the chest to accent those on the layered skirt, the second of which is dark maroon. Her sleeves are trim with ruffled pastel red layers. She also gains sleeves to match her dress, black tights, and a pair of black and maroon boots with a red cuff.

As Cure Angel Passion, her hair grows out, along with her accessory wings, dress ruffles, sleeves, and ribbon. Her cape-like skirt flows behind her and her thighs are partially exposed. She gains a white pair of angel wings.


Setsuna starts out as a cold and isolated girl, with a sly nature who remained loyal only to Moebius. When she, as Setsuna, meets Love, Love's nature and the "happiness" shown to her at first was seen as nothing, but over time she slowly began to open to the girls and eventually her heart began cracking piece by piece to them, but she remained stubborn and prideful. She refused to admit that she had a weakness and would throw a small fit before storming off when annoyed.

After switching sides, she seems to have lost most of her stubborn mind, and is typically sweet, reserved, and patient. But deep down she faced constant turmoil with others trying to lure her back by making her face her past-self, causing her to often express sadness and guilt. She is honestly naive to things of the world and lacked social skills, but with the girls help she is able to move on. She retained her wise nature and puts this to use in times of need.


Momozono Love: In the beginning, Eas and Cure Peach were arch enemies in the battle and she ultimately desired to destroy Love. She targeted Love whenever pretending to be Setsuna and got close to her, inadvertently developing a friendship with the Pretty Cure. After Love found out the truth, she was shocked to the point of depression, but she believed Eas was not evil. When Setsuna was revealed to be the fourth Pretty Cure after her death and resurrection, Love was overjoyed to see that her friend was no longer evil. She immediately accepted Setsuna as a Pretty Cure, but Setsuna declined until coming to terms with her past, with the help of Love's mother. At Love's suggestion, the Momozonos welcome Setsuna into their home, as she had nowhere else to go. She became like a second daughter to them and grew even closer to Love, whom she considers someone special, even taking in some of her personality traits.

Aono Miki: From the start, she saw Setsuna is lacking experience in social skills. After she helped her, Miki now sees that Setsuna may not have good social skills, but she has a kind heart, as shown in episode 33, at the end of the episode, they became closer to each other.

Tarte: Since both of them lives in the Momozono household, he is also looked upon as a family member by Setsuna. As Tarte gets a stomach ache, Setsuna worries deeply about his health. But when she and Love find out that he ate their ice cream, she got just as angry as Love did and threatened punishment.

Moebius: Eas was only loyal to Moebius at first and only follows his commands, which may often be seen as an obsession. Although the Nakisakebe card is taking away her life, she is still grateful that Moebius has entrusted her the card, and is willing to sacrifice her life to use it. Now that Setsuna became a Pretty Cure, she stopped being his loyal servant and enemies with him. Soular has also noted that, although Eas has become Higashi Setsuna, she still cannot live without him, a fact that may become a burning point laterFPC24.

Westar: Westar is the one most concerned about Setsuna, as he tried to get her back on their side after she became a part of Pretty Cure, though Setsuna thinks that he only wants her back because of the new power she now possesses as a Cure. Especially after witnessing him attacking the citizens, she gains an antagonistic relationship toward him. Soon when Westar and Soular no longer serve Moebius and revived, they became friends again.


Higashi (?): Translates to east, an obvious reference to her alter ego of Eas. Hayato, Shun, and Nayuta each also have surnames referring to the other three cardinal directions.

Setsuna (せつな?): A variety of different meanings can be given to this name, particularly since it is written in hiragana and not kanji, therefore making it difficult to find an exact meaning. One possibility is that it refers to the word setsuna (刹那 / せつな?), meaning moment; instant; the other - word (切な), meaning sadness. Some fans believe this to be the case because, like Hayato and Shun's names, it refers to speed or something that occurs quickly.

Her name may mean "eastern sadness" or "east moment."

Cure Passion: Refers to the passion fruit, the alternative name of the fruit passiflora edulis, following the pattern of naming Cures after fruits in Fresh Pretty Cure!.

Eas: Comes from the word east. She, like Soular, Westar, and Northa, is named after one of the four cardinal directions of the compass. Currently, it is unknown if there is a specific reason that she was named after this particular direction.



Eas first meets Momozono Love while working at the Labyrinth fortune-telling house. She, disguised as Setsuna at the time, tells Love that she will soon "encounter great happiness." Later on, Eas disrupts the Trinity concert where Love is by summoning a Nakewameke that attacks Chinen Miyuki, the leader of the dance trio. However, Eas then witnesses that Love gains the ability to transform into Cure Peach and defeat the monster. Eas retreats into the shadows, stating with a cold laugh that she was sure they would meet again.

Eas, now as Setsuna, finds Love playing Lucky Draw in town and asks her for a tour of the town. During and after the tour, she tries to steal Love's Linkrun. After the repeated failures, Setsuna receives a clover necklace from Love, which is just an item to show she is friendly at first. Setsuna and Love meet again later, this time with Miki and Inori with her. During a get-together, Setsuna tries once again to steal Love's Linkrun, but when it reacts, she puts it down.

Moebius begins to realize that something is hindering Setsuna, as Eas, from eliminating Pretty Cure, so he gives her the Nakisakebe cards. Upon using it, thorny, dark green vines dig into her skin. It is not until Pretty Cure defeat it after a hard battle that she is saved. The third time the card is used, the Akarun is spotted in town but has a hard time choosing its master. The vines fully bind her, but the Nakisakebe is defeated, stopping any further damage.


Soular talks to Eas after the third defeat, because Moebius has given her one last chance to defeat Pretty Cure. During the fourth Nakisakebe attack, Cure Peach encounters Eas. Setsuna reveals her human identity and breaks the clover necklaceFPC22. After a final battle between her and Cure Peach, Eas' body dies due to her life being offered. She, however, is saved by the Akarun, giving her a new form: Cure Passion. Although Love accepts her immediately, she walks away, conflicted on what to do.

Setsuna has realized that now that Labyrinth has kicked her out, she has no place to go. While wandering the streets, she meets Love and her family, who are going to a restaurant to eat. Love convinces her to join and Setsuna begins to enjoy herself more. Westar, wanting to confirm Eas has switched sides and possibly get her back, attacks the city with a tower turned Nakewameke. Cure Peach first confronts the menace on her own, but then Setsuna, realizing that she has felt more happy spending time with Love, becomes Cure Passion and uses Happiness Hurricane to purify the Nakewameke. Love's mother offers to let Setsuna stay in their house, to which she accepts.

Setsuna and Cure Passion

Although Setsuna is adapting to the society of a normal girl, she is still haunted by her past deeds as Eas everywhere she goesFPC25. However, she is backed up by the rest of Pretty Cure, and when a Nakewameke representing Eas, attacks the girls, she confronts the fake and defeats her with the girls, putting her past to rest. She, later on, feels that she should start dancing with the girls, becoming a part of their dancing group Clover, and although she hesitates, she gets help from Inori.FPC26

Setsuna transfers to Love's school. She proves to be quite capable and hard-working, answering math problems correctly and playing sports well. This gathers the attention of a lot of fans, and she becomes popular, to Daisuke's dismay. After Westar turns a pitching machine into a Nakewameke, Cure Berry uses the Burun to change the group uniforms. Setsuna gets a home run, and all four finish off the Nakewameke.

One day, when Setsuna and Love have been out shopping, Setsuna wonders how Labyrinth is doing with their mission. While eating donuts at Kaoru's shop, she explains what Infinity is and why the Labyrinth is after it. Though the girls are worried about it, they decide to do their best beating the villains. On their way home, they are told by several people good things that are going to happen the day after. It turns out that, after defeating Labyrinth and the Nakewameke that stopped the clock, that Chiffon actually is Infinity, before said, Chiffon disappears.

Leaving to Labyrinth

When Chiffon was captured by Northa and went to Labyrinth, The Pretty Cures discovered that Labyrinth is taking control of all of the parallel worlds and will be destroyed if they don't make it in order to save Chiffon and defeat Labyrinth. They had no choice but to tell their friends and family they're Pretty Cures, transformed in front of their eyes and explained to them everything and that they are going to Labyrinth. When Setsuna was about to use her Linkrun to teleport her and the others, their parents stopped them saying it was too dangerous and said what was going to happen if they don't survive. So they changed back to girls and stayed for a short while of what their Parents decide but they can't wait any longer, so they ran away but their parents knew about this but came back to say goodbye and promised to come back. Soon they transformed to Pretty Cures and were teleported to Labyrinth.

The Pretty Cures got to Labyrinth and luckily for them, Cure Passion is their guidebook for Labyrinth since she used to be a denizen and was a high rank. Then they saw a group of people heading to Moebius Tower and she said that they must be in the line or they'll be spotted. They see an old man carrying a heavy box and Love wanted to help him but Setsuna stopped her telling that if she does that, they'll be spotted so they left the old man as it is saying "Everything for Lord Moebius" with the other Denizens that the Pretty Cures are sorry that it is how Labyrinth is. When they got to the Tower, they've made a run but then were discovered by Moebius and Klein. When they got to the entrance, a Sorewatase appeared and attacked the Pretty Cures. They destroyed the monster and went inside. Cure Passion led the way to Moebius but went here and there that it was a maze and different halls that were changing that Cure Passion cannot find the way.

Suddenly another Sorewatase came back to get them and when they about to fight, two portals came from the floor suddenly appeared separating Passion and Berry from Peach and Pine. They were teleported to the Waste Processing Plant and confronted Soular and Westar. Passion fought with Westar and Berry against Soular. Westar tried to convince Passion to come back to Labyrinth and kept calling her Eas. Passion tried to convince him too telling him that Moebius is using him as trash and telling him if the world is Labyrinth, he won't eat doughnuts which are his Happiness. Just as Westar was about to finish her, the delete hole was summoned. Passion tried to run away but her foot got stuck by wires and a broken machine was about to hit her but then Westar saved her and ripped the wires to get her foot out.

Westar told Passion that he was a fool but Passion told him that he was a kind friend that acted as a comrade even though she betrayed him and he kept calling her name. But then Westar and Soular were sucked in leaving Passion and Berry in grief losing their friends as they sacrificed themselves to save the Pretty Cures.

Defeating Mobieus and Saving Labyrinth

They soon reunited with Peach and Pine but then Northa then appeared and turn to her true monster form. They tried to fight it and used Happiness Hurricane, Love Sunshine Fresh, Healing Prayer Fresh, and Espoir Shower Fresh and defeated her. Just then, Klein appeared, showing them his horrid, true, monster form/self and combined him and Northa into 1 as a monster. It was powerful, they manage to tire it out and used Lucky Clover Grand Finale, but it manages to resist it and threw them to the ground. They were about to give up but then a girl came over to help Peach. She told her that she and the Pretty Cures saved them and she wants to help them which gave a little spirit to them.

Everyone in Labyrinth came to cheer them on. Westar and Soular then appeared telling them not to give up. Passion and Berry were so happy they were Alive. The Monster was about to attack but Westar and Soular protected them and the people of Labyrinth. People of Labyrinth tried to stay strong and encouraged the Pretty Cures with their hearts to stand and don't give up. The Pretty Cure will stand up for them and thanks to the hearts of the people of Labyrinth, they gave the Pretty Cure power and transformed into Cure Angel. They defeated the monster and flew to the tower to save Chiffon.

They encountered Moebius and saw Chiffon.Cure Passion used her Passion Harp and used Happiness Hurricane to try to convince Moebius into joining the good. But, It backfired because he was a robot. He then attacked Pretty Cure and took control of them but they regained consciousness. Everyone collected a lot of heart to prepare the Loving True Heart Fresh!. With the attack, Chiffon regained consciousness and turn to its original form, defeated Moebius and saved the parallel worlds. Labyrinth soon cheered for this victory and Precure, Soular, Westar, Tarte, Azukina, and Chiffon went back to Clover Town.

At the end of their journey, when Moebius has been defeated, Setsuna decides to follow Soular and Westar back to Labyrinth in order to make it a happy place, just like how Love and Clover Town made her happy. Before she leaves, she attends and wins the dance competition with the rest of Clover.

However, Setsuna appears in the Pretty Cure All Stars series from DX2 and onward, hinting that she comes to visit Love, Miki, and Inori every once in a while.


"I am Eas, denizen of Labyrinth, and faithful servant of Lord Moebius!"
Wa ga na wa Īsu. Rabirinsu sōtō, Mebiusu-sama ga shimobe!

Eas (イース Īsu?) is the original part of Setsuna and the one that represents her past as a Labyrinth member. Eas was very stubborn and had a great part of pride, refusing to admit defeat to her partners or let them help her. When meeting Cure Peach the first time, Eas swore to be her enemy by telling that they would meet again. Since then, Eas tried her best to defeat Pretty Cure, and in the end, asked Moebius for his help. At her last days, she was given the Nakisakebe cards, since it was obvious that Pretty Cure were getting stronger, and that she herself was having doubts about Labyrinth's goals.

When Eas' body died and her life energy was sacrificed for Labyrinth's goal, Akarun was summoned by Chiffon and entered her body. This caused her to be revived as Cure PassionFPC23. After that, it does not seem like Setsuna can become Eas anymore. She herself has decided that she will never again be helping Labyrinth, so it is possible she still has the ability to transform but does not want to.

Cure Passion

Cure Passion

"The scarlet heart is the proof of happiness! Freshly-ripened, Cure Passion!"
Makka na hāto wa shiawase no akashi! Uretate furesshu, Kyua Passhon!

Cure Passion (キュアパッション Kyua Passhon?) did not appear until episode 23. In order to find out who she was, the other girls had to find the Akarun, a red pickrun with a ribbon and wings. Cure Passion's theme color is red/crimson/scarlet and she is possibly the strongest of Fresh Pretty Cure.

Cure Passion can use the attack Happiness Hurricane, and, unlike the other Cures, does not need to get to know Chiffon better in order to summon Akarun and the Passion Harp, though she does not yet have any Fresh upgrade. Later, half-throughout the season, Pretty Cure use the power of the Clover Box to use the group attack Lucky Clover Grand Finale, in which Cure Passion transfers her powers into the Happiness Leaf.

Cure Angel

Cure Angel Passion

"The white heart is the heart of everyone! Freshly flapping, Cure Angel!"
Howaito hāto wa minna no kokoro! Habatake Furesshu, Kyua Enjeru!

Cure Angel (キュアエンジエル Kyua Enjeru?) is a second Cure form Pretty Cure gains in the series thanks to the people of Labyrinth.

In this Cure form, Cure Angel Passion is capable of flying at fast speed and has a powered up strength. Together with everyone else, she can use the attacks Loving True Heart and Loving True Heart Fresh.

Cure Rainbow Passion

Cure Rainbow Passion

Cure Rainbow Passion (キュアレインボーパッション Kyua Reinbō Passhon?) is an upgrade Cure Passion gains in Pretty Cure All Stars DX 2: Kibou no Hikari - Rainbow Jewel o Mamore!. Together with the others' upgrades, the group of the seventeen Cures form the group Cure Rainbow. This upgraded outfit resembles that of Cure Angel in the season's finale, except with a pair of small, golden wings instead of white ones.


Change, Pretty Cure! Beat up! - "Change, Pretty Cure! Beat up!" is the official transformation phrase used by Setsuna to transform into Cure Passion in Fresh Pretty Cure.

First, she opens her Linkrun, touches the button and the screen glows red. She shouts, "Change, Pretty Cure..." and her hair ornaments disappear. She puts her foot down and shouts, "...Beat up!" and sinks down into water. Her brooch appears, followed by her dress. Then her hair color changes from dark purple to pink. Her boots, wristbands, and earrings then appear. Then Cure Passion lands on the ground and recites her introductory speech.

To transform into Cure Angel, she shouts, "Change, Pretty Cure! Beat up!" and her normal Pretty Cure outfit disappears. She starts to spin around and white light creates her dress, shoes, wristbands and angel wings for her. Then, she recites her introductory speech with the rest of the Angel cures.


Cure Passion uses Happiness Hurricane


Setsuna's voice actor, Komatsu Yuka, has participated in several image songs for the character she voices. Many of them include duets with Oki Kanae, who voices Momozono Love, Kitamura Eri, who voices Aono Miki, and Nakagawa Akiko, who voices Yamabuki Inori.




  • Eas was the first female antagonist to become a true part of Pretty Cure.
  • Eas' citizen number in Labyrinth is #ES-4039781.
  • Setsuna is the first Pretty Cure to join as a mid season Cure in a stand alone season.
  • In the book Drawing Fantastic Female Fighters, it’s revealed that she was originally going to have a a similar look to Cure Peach, save for an increase in hair volume.
  • She hates eating green peppers, but in the Fresh Pretty Cure novel, she overcame her fear of green peppers.
  • For the Pretty Cure All Stars DX3 Movie Character Polls held by Toei Animation, Cure Passion appeared in the following rankings:
    • 6th in "Favorite Pretty Cure"
    • 7th in "The Pretty Cure you want to team up with most"
    • 4th in "The Pretty Cure you want to be most"
  • Cure Passion is the only Pretty Cure in Fresh Pretty Cure! who does not introduce her heart's color in English; instead she says makka (真っ赤?), which is translated to "scarlet" or "crimson".
    • It should also be noted that she is the only one who does not say "the symbol of" (の印 "no shirushi"?), but rather "the proof of" (の証 "no akashi"?). It is a possibility that it is a pun toward her color theme, as the "aka" is pronounced, though not written, like the Japanese word "aka" (?), which means "red".
  • Setsuna appears as Cure Passion at the beginning of the third episode of Happiness Charge Pretty Cure! to do her 10th anniversary congratulatory message.
  • Unlike the others, she has her Linkrun on the right, while the others have theirs on the left.


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Cures Momozono Love/Cure PeachAono Miki/Cure BerryYamabuki Inori/Cure PineHigashi Setsuna/Cure Passion
Mascots TarteChiffonAzukinaPickruns
Labyrinth Nakewameke/Nakisakebe/SorewataseEas/Higashi SetsunaSoular/Minami ShunWestar/Nishi HayatoNortha/Kita NayutaKleinMoebius
Others ChikaMomozono KeitarouMomozono AyumiMomozono GenkichiAono RemiIchijo KazukiYamabuki TadashiYamabuki NaokoKaoruChinen MiyukiChinen DaisukeSawa YuukiMikoshiba KentoReika and NanaTiramisuWaffleAzukinaAudrey
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