Minori's alter ego is Cure Papaya (キュアパパイア?), and her charm point is her eyes.
Minori has short light brown hair in a fluffy bob and big cerulean eyes, and she wears glasses. She normally wears a ruffled light blue top with a pastel yellow dress with white and gold lining, and ribbon shoulder straps and white socks with orange loafers. She also wears the yellow Heart Kuru Ring on her left ring finger.
As Cure Papaya, her hair grows out and turns orange, with some pulled into a ponytail hanging from a layered bun held by large red, yellow, and green beads with a yellow butterfly on the corner. Her eyes gain heart-shaped yellow flecks and her eyelashes turn sky blue. She wears a yellow and white top with white sleeves and a yellow collar with white and orange stripes. At the middle is a light blue shell with a light orange and white bow. The skirt is pale yellow with a darker bottom and a light green belt with pink ruffles on each sides on top and an orange band with a lighter colored stripe and two bows at the bottom. She also wears flat orange boots with a light blue line toward the bottom along with loose yellow leg warmers with green bands on top. Her accessories include light yellow fingerless gloves with heart-shaped cutouts in the back, a yellow v-shaped choker and red earrings with green and yellow fruit slices hanging from them.
Minori is an intelligent 2nd year middle school student who loves to read. She's an honor student with the best grades in her class. She has a poker face, so she struggles to show any emotions. However, she has a strong sense of self. She has loved the fairytale The Little Mermaid since she was a child, and she knows a lot of stories about mermaids. Originally, she does not believe in herself after her story got rejected and criticized, but gradually learns to have more faith in herself.
Cure Papaya is a tropical fruit with yellow and green skin, sweet orange or red flesh, and round black seeds .
Meeting Laura and Becoming Cure Papaya
One day, Minori comes across Manatsu and Sango in the library. She lends Manatsu the book about The Little Mermaid, but tells them she believes that mermaids only exist in fairy tales and leaves. The next day, she meets them again in the library and finds out that they read her story, and gets upset even though Manatsu enjoys it, as she recalls how her story got criticized. Back home however, she does not forget how Manatsu praised her story.
The following day at the mermaid exhibition, Minori apologizes to Manatsu and Sango, only to get shocked when she meets Laura, who is a real mermaid. When Manatsu asks her to become a Cure, Minori receives her pact, but does not believe she can take up such a position. However, when Summer and Coral are in a pinch due to Numeri's Yaraneeda, Laura tells Minori to believe in herself, and Minori gets the courage to become Cure Papaya for the first time.TRPC04
Hirameku Furūtsu! Kyua Papaia!
Cure Papaya (キュアパパイア?) is Minori's Pretty Cure alias. In order to transform, she needs her Tropical Pact and Heart Kuru Ring. While in this form, she can shoot lasers from her eyes using the papaya slices on her earrings to protect her eyes.
The transformation starts with Minori's Tropical Pact appearing. She then holds the pact while removing her Heart Kuru Ring, inserting it into the lock and turning it. The pact opens up, revealing her reflection. Then Minori takes off her glasses before taking the brush and shouting "Let's make up! Bling!", touching the center of the pact with it, causing it to glow. She then shouts "Cheeks"! as she presses the brush against her cheeks, giving them a rosy glow. Then she taps the center again and shouts "Lips!" as she applies lipstick. She taps the middle of the pact again and shouts "Hair"! as it grows and turns orange with multicolored beads around the bun. She taps the middle yet again and shouts "Eyes!", swiping the brush across her closed eyes as her eyelashes turn turquoise and yellow heart-shaped flecks appear in her eyes. She taps the middle one more time and shouts "Dress!" as she draws a green fruit slice with the brush, which splits into six slices. Each of the slices strike her body, making parts of her outfit appear. First are her shoes, followed by her gloves, then her skirt, dress bodice, choker, and earrings. A pouch for her Tropical Pact appears on the left, dropping in. With the transformation complete, Papaya lands on her butt before rolling on the floor for a little while. After she pops out, she says her introduction while doing a couple spins before announcing her name and striking her final pose.
- Panpaka Papaya Shot (ぱんぱかパパイアショット?): Cure Papaya's solo attack that she can perform with her Heart Rouge Rod.
- Mix Tropical (ミックストロピカル?): A group attack that Cure Papaya performs with Summer, Coral and Flamingo.
- Minori's birthday is on November 21st, making her Zodiac sign Scorpio.
- Minori's favorite thing to do is read.
- Minori shares her name with Hyuuga Minori from Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star.
- Minori’s voice actress previously played Hydro in Star☆Twinkle Pretty Cure: Hoshi no Uta ni Omoi wo Komete.
- Main Page: Ichinose Minori/Image Gallery
|V • T • E Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure characters|
|Cures||Natsuumi Manatsu / Cure Summer • Suzumura Sango / Cure Coral • Ichinose Minori / Cure Papaya • Takizawa Asuka / Cure Flamingo|
|Villains||Witch of Delays • Butler • Chongire • Numeri • Elda • Yaraneeda|
|Others||Laura •Mermaid Queen • Natsuumi Aoi • Natsuumi Taiyo • Hirabayashi Mafune • Suzumura Miyuki • Sakuragawa Saki • Shiratori Yuriko|