Izayoi Riko (十六夜リコ?), officially spelled as Izayoi Liko, is one of the three main Cures in the series Mahou Tsukai Pretty Cure!. She is a thirteen-year-old girl from the Magic World who is rather weak at performing magic.
Riko has magenta eyes and long, straightened dark purple hair partially worn up in a ponytail with a light pink pom-pom. She has short straightened bangs and forelocks.
Casually she wears a milk blue elbow-length top beneath a sleeveless indigo dress with white frills lining the sweetheart neckline and a red band beneath the chest that has a bow at the middle. On the skirt's hem is a single white stripe, along with a print of purple, white, and green flowers. Her black Mary-Janes have a tiny dark red bow on the strap, and she wears pastel indigo tube socks.
For summer, she wears a white blouse with red lining on the neck and at bow at the middle. The sleeve cuff is made from pastel indigo fabric with a bow on the side, and over her top is a milk blue pencil skirt trim with pearl blue ruffles to match the bow on each suspender strap. She also wears white socks and purple shoes. During winter, she wears a dark red dress with a cream collar and white sleeves, gray tights, dark gray boots, and a pale purple duffle coat.
In the movie, she wears a pale yellow turtleneck with a red ribbon at the middle, beneath a blue plaid dress that has a white frilly petticoat to accent the fabric at the chest. She also wears grey tights and brown boots with pale yellow detail and purple straps. For the festival, her hair is in a full ponytail with a red bow and pom-pom. Her purple dress has a lilac bow on the chest with purple stripes and an amethyst at the center. Beneath it are two purple hearts surrounding a daisy. Her blue sleeves have a scalloped, layered cuff and a red bow on the corner to match the one on the back of her waist, which has a white frilly strip circling it. The sides of the skirt have a purple pattern going down them while the bottom is trim with white frills, and sewn to the center are three patterned bows in alternating sizes, coming in light purple, yellow, and purple. She also has a purple choker, white gloves with a red bow on the wrist, and purple short boots with red spheres hanging from the side.
When older, Riko is shown to have pulled her hair into a full, thin ponytail worn over the right shoulder with a small amount over the left, and her hair pom-pom is white. She wears a white long-sleeved blouse with a frilly strip going down the middle and a red bow-tie. On the navel is a purple bodice with two gold buttons, and she wears a knee-length purple pleat skirt that has a frilly pastel indigo petticoat. This is paired with black tights and dark purple heels.
As Cure Magical, her hair becomes brighter colored and grows to waist length, while her shorter ponytail is fanned out in two sections and held by a big red bow. Her bangs and forelocks become thicker. She wears a white ruffled cloth with a small black witch hat on the side, decorated with a gold star and a gold pearl chain with a pale blue star and light violet pom-pom hanging from it. She also gains earrings. Her purple sleeveless dress has frills lining the shoulder and neck, where an indigo band resides. A gem and red fabric hang from the middle. Her skirt is shaped into four points with dark purple lining and ribbon laced through the sides, while the front and back has a band of lavender across the top. The bottom of the skirt is trim with white fabric. Over the dress is a four-way split indigo fabric with gold lining and strands of lilac cloth hanging from the tips. At the middle of the chest are two fuchsia bows, each with a gold star at the center, and on the back of the waist is a red bow. She also gains dull purple opera gloves with gold detail and a bracelet around the wrist decorated by a sphere, along with matching styled boots with an indigo colored toe and pieces of red and gold fabric tied around the ankle. Around the arms are white sleeves with a short white cape flowing from the back.
In Ruby Style, her hair is pulled into a pair of twin-tails held by crimson ribbons. Her hat loses the chain ornament while her earrings become gold star dangles. She wears a black corset dress with a triangle cut out at the chest, where crimson fabric resides, along with off-shoulder sleeves trim with white fluff. Sewn to the middle of this is a crimson and white stripe ribbon with a garnet at the center, and around the neck is a red choker to match the buttons at the middle of the torso. On the waist are crimson pieces of fabric and a long magenta ribbon on each side that has a single white stripe across the middle an a gold star at the center. Sticking out of the dress is a red ruffled skirt layer, connected to the black garter straps on the crimson leg pieces. The dull red shoes have a dark red sole and gold star on top. She wears her gold bracelets from her normal outfit.
In Sapphire Style, her hair is worn in a ponytail held by a thick cone-like braid on top of the head. Besides a streak of light blue through her hair, she also has gold star decorations and a braid across her head. Her hat gains two crimson ribbon strands or feathers, and her earrings become droplets. She wears a dark blue cropped top trim with white lace around the bottom to match her choker, with a ruffled pastel purple to pale pink gradient skirt. Over the skirt is a corner split blue layer of fabric with the split trim by milk blue fabric, and the waist is covered in white cotton. A pearl chain with a large sphere hangs from it, along with a gold chain holding a star. Over her outfit is a light blue top with a single sleeve on the left shoulder and white lining, followed by dark blue fabric with a thick yellow border and an off-white crescent at each corner, along with a yellow tassel. On the upper-left corner of the chest is a sky blue bow adorned by a sapphire gem and a gold pearl chain with a tassel at the bottom. She also wears blue sleeves with a gold ring on the middle finger and her normal bracelets, along with a pearl blue scarf wrapped around the arms. She wears dark blue leg accessories with a yellow border and a blue strap inches above them, and a pair of matching colored sandals.
In Topaz Style, most of her hair is worn loose but she has a thick braided ring on each side of her head. Her headband turns goldenrod and on the corner is a pale blue scalloped plate holding a pudding with cream and a strawberry on top. Her earrings become topaz diamonds. She wears a chiffon dress with the split skirt shaped to resemble dripping caramel sauce, decorated with off-white bunched fabric held by cream dollops. The chest has a row of buttons going own the middle and is lined in burgundy to match the bodice, and the yellow puffed sleeves have a swirling line print. The goldenrod cuff has a pearl button on the side, and on the chest is a burnt orange ribbon decorate by a topaz diamond and piece of fluff. On the back of the waist is a goldenrod bow. On the neck is a yellow collar, and on each hand is her normal bracelet, and ruffled goldenrod accessories with a cream dollop ring for the middle finger. Sticking out of the dresses fabric is a short yellow balloon skirt with ruffled trim and a lilac peplum with a winged star at the middle. Her crimson pumps have a cream dollop on top of the foot and are worn with goldenrod stockings with chiffon fluffy anklets and a winged star cuff.
In Alexandrite Style, she resembles Dia Style but with various differences. Her hair grows in length an loses her ponytail, while her hat becomes bigger and gains a light turquoise bow with a magenta rose, pearl chain, purple ribbon wrapping, and a blue pearl chain decorate with a lilac pom-pom, fuchsia heart, two large white feathers, and a gold star. Her dress becomes lighter colored an loses its trim and indigo details, gaining a ruffled trim and two crossing gold chains with stars at the middle. The collar of her top turns wing-like and circles the neck to mach the winged trim around her chest. The stone at the middle is an alexandrite, and the red fabric is slightly bigger. Rather than two bows on the torso she has a single one with a bigger star on it, along with white ruffled strips and a skinny gold belt around the waist. The tails of the top fabric are thicker with a pale violet ribbon hanging from the tip, while on the back is a large, layered off-white ribbon. She also has ruffled layers of white and lilac fabric beneath it, along with long ruffled strips beneath the ribbons, and her cape is now gone. Her boots are brighter in color and gain a winged cuff, one leg having a plain red ribbon around the ankle while the other has a gold chain. Her gloves are replaced by purple lace sleeves with a gold border on top and her bracelet on the bottom, and she has a light purple ring on both middle fingers. She gains a pair of angel-like wings.
As Super Cure Magical, her ponytail grows very large and her bow has a gold star on it. Her earrings change in shape but her hat remains the same, and the fabric on her neck and collarbone is gone in favor of a light purple choker. Her skirt gains a multi-tiered variant of its original design and keeps the trim, while the indigo fabric on top of it changes by turning into pairs of double tipped flaps and losing the pieces of fabric hanging from the tips. On the waist is a winged piece attached to the now very large red ribbon. On the chest is a lilac gem star on a red ruffled fabric, and her sleeves have grown in size. She loses her cape, and hr gloves are shorter in length. Her boots remain the same but the ankle ribbon lose their gold lining, while they gain a gold cuff with a star at the center. She also has very large, pale blue angel wings.
Heartful Style resembles her Alexandrite Style. Her hair turns light purple and the bow is replaced by a pair of pale lilac wings an a large purple star, and the pearl chains turn gold. Her dress keeps its color, but the star chains grow in size and the outer-layer turns white with light purple lining. The bow on her navel becomes a wing, while the fabric around her neck is now scalloped and has lilac lining to accent the pearl pink wing like fabric circling her shoulders. On her chest is a heart gem, on top of raspberry fabric. The ribbons on the tips of the skirt are now a pair of pale pink wings adorned by a pink heart, while her boots are now white with a pink ribbon on the ankle. Her wings are pale lilac.
Riko is a serious thirteen year old girl who attends a school in the magic world.
She is great at studying but her magic is weak. She is insecure due to it, but hopes to become a respectable witch in the future. Riko is unsure of what she wants to do in the future and often worries about it, but after she lives with Mirai, her life becomes a little less worrisome and more bright.
Asahina Mirai - Mirai and Riko meet by chance in the No Magic World, and they soon notice they have the same pendents, making them both curious. After being attacked by Batty, the two girls transform into Pretty Cure to defeat his Yokubaru. After this they travel to the Magic World and Mirai enrolls into the Magic School class that Riko attends. As Pretty Cure partners, they soon build an unseperable bond. This bond grows over the course of the series, with Riko temporarily enrolling in Mirai's school as well. It is also strengthened by them taking responsibility and raising Ha-chan.
In the manga, their relationship has a romantic note, with emphasis on them raising a child together like a lovey-dovey couple.
Liz - Liz is Riko's sister, and a teacher at the Magic School. When they were young, Liz was Riko's role model, but after Liz became a student in Magic School, their relationship became strained due to being separated, and things became even worse when Riko became a student and found out that in spite of imitating her sister, she didn't have the same talent when it came to practical magic. However, Riko still loves her sister and is determined to one day surpass her.
Ha-chan - Riko helped raise Ha-chan as a child and was happy to reunite with her after their battle with Dokurokushe. Riko is also very surprised by Ha-chan's magical ability.
Izayoi (十六夜?) means "sixteen-day-old moon". A sixteen-day-old moon has just passed its fullest phase, so it is at this point that its brightness begins to decline.
Riko (リコ?): Riko has no meaning in katakana but in kanji, it has two meanings. It can mean 'jasmine child' with this kanji (莉子) or 'truthful child' with this kanji (理子). It also resembles 利口な (rikou na), which is Japanese for "smart".
Cure Magical: means something that can be produced by or as if it is magic. 
When Riko's Magic Wand was created, it was blessed by a shooting star. This is why Liz gave her pendant, which was the Linkle Stone Dia, to Riko, because she thought it was a sign that Riko would become an even greater magician than Liz.
Riko is out one night flying on her magic broom while looking for the Linkle Stone Emerald. As she spins out of control, she falls into a tree and grabs onto a branch, boasting to a nearby cat that she meant to do that, but falls again as the branch snaps. The next morning, she is out searching again. Almost falling off her broom, she notices a girl had dropped something. She decides to tell her then slowly floats away again but the girl chases after her and tells her she saw her last night. She introduces herself as Asahina Mirai and asks to be her friend but Riko tells her she is in a hurry and speaks the magic words "Cure Up! Ra-pa-pa!" and takes off on the broom once more as Mirai grabs on and tells her not to leave. Having one more passenger than usual, Riko runs out of energy and the broom loses its magic. As both girls start to fall, Riko's pendant begins to glow and she notices that Mirai has the same one but in pink. They both float in the air for a while as they are both surprised that they have the same pendant but soon fall back down after realizing they are hungry.
Mirai treats the magican to strawberry melon bread to restore her energy and she asks if she can ride her broom. Riko tells her that it's only built for one person but since she helped her with getting something to eat, she decides to show Mirai some magic. She demonstrates it with her magic wand on a cat, trying to make it speak but is only able to make it yap and say "blah, blah" repeatedly. Mirai suggests for Riko to use her magic on Mofurun. She tells Mirai that it's impossible because toys can't talk in the first place. Mirai tells her that her grandmother gave Mofurun to her when she was born so they are like siblings and she wishes she was able to talk to it. After being thanked by Mirai again, Riko decides to finally introduce herself.
Becoming Pretty Cure
Riko decides to part ways with Mirai and keep searching for the Linkle Stone Emerald but Mirai decides to tag along anyway, wondering why both their pendants where shining. They are then approached by a mysterious person named Batty, who is also looking for the Linkle Stone Emerald. Riko asks him what he knows about the Linkle Stones but Mirai drags Riko with her and runs away, saying she feels a dangerous presence from the person. But Batty appears in front of them again, talks about the Linkle Stones and decides to attack the girls. Riko activates her broom and tries to get away with Mirai. Batty still catches up to them and summons a Yokubaru from a nearby truck and flies after them. Mofurun is blown away from Mirai's basket from the wind and Riko catches it but is knocked off her broom by the Yokubaru. Mirai manages to grab her hand in time but falls off the broom while still holding onto it. Batty mocks Riko about not being able to do anything from the start and she begins chanting "Cure Up! Ra-pa-pa! Monster go far away!" Batty laughs at her but Mirai joins in and chants with Riko.
As they grip their hands and chant the magic words one more time, their purple and pink pendants turn to golden ones as Mofurun's appearance changes. By inserting their pendants into Mofurun's bow-tie, the girls then transform into Pretty Cure, Cure Miracle and Cure Magical. They manage to dodge the Yokubaru's attacks and soon defeat it. After they turn back to normal, Mirai looks for Mofurun and finds out he is now living and able to speak. Riko takes Mirai to the station saying she needs to return to her school and tell someone about what happened. She uses a special card to change the train station's appearance so that they will be able to go to the Magic World's Magic School.
Arriving at the Magic School
As both girls are on their way to the Magic World on a magic train pulled by a giant snail named Snailiner, Riko wonders how Mofurun is now able to speak. Mofurun says he just really wanted to talk with Mirai. Riko guesses that it must be connected to them become Pretty Cure. Mirai asks Riko what Pretty Cure are and she tells her that they are the magicians of legend and becomes excited knowing that she will be praised by the professors for become one. Riko then treats Mirai to a frozen orange and decides to show her more of her magic by thawing it out but only manages to do so halfway as Mirai mentions it's still cold and hard, yet tasty. After finally reaching the Magic School, Mirai mentions how Riko's wand is amazing and that she wants one too, but Riko tells her that magic wands are only given to magicians from birth. The Kyoto then appears and scolds Riko for leaving the Magic World and bringing a human with her without permission. Riko quickly tells her that she and Mirai became Pretty Cure but she does not believe her and tells her she will be discussing her punishment with the Kouchou. She tells Riko to wait in the classroom or else she will be expelled. Mirai feels that it's her fault but Riko tells her it's not and admits she is not good at magic and decided to travel to the No Magic World to find the Linkle Stone Emerald to impress her professors. After Mirai revives confidence from Mofurun and her glowing Linkle Stone Dia, she decides to talk to the Kouchou herself and tells Riko to stay in the classroom.
While waiting for Mirai, Riko wonders why she is so eager to help her since they only just met. Worried that she might have gotten lost, Riko disobeys the Kyoto's warnings and goes outside to look for Mirai. She then saves her from Batty by flying into him on her broom and knocks him over, saying she meant to do that. Mirai thanks Riko for saving her and they transform into Pretty Cure again and defeat the Yokubaru with Diamond Eternal. Riko asks Mirai how she got a magic wand as the Kouchou appears and tells her she received it from the Wand Tree. Riko is startled and Mirai only realizes that the man is in fact the Kouchou and tells him that they became Pretty Cure, only to be interrupted by him as he tells them he would like them to attend classes together, which surprises them both.
Riko and Mirai start magic lessons in episode 4. Their first lesson is to catch a paper butterfly. Riko is paired with Mirai and they start trying to catch it. Riko gets separated from Mirai and looks for her. She finds her in the magic library where Gamettsu attacks them. They defeat him and find a mysterious glowing object. A baby is born from it.
The lessons continue in episode 5 where the class is sent to a frozen region of the Magic World. Their lesson is to boil a kettle with magic. Everyone in the class but Riko passes which frustrates her. Since Mirai passed the lesson, Riko gets in a fight with her. When Mirai goes flying after the Yokubaru attacks her, Riko calls out her name and they transform into their Ruby Style and defeat the Yokubaru. The girls now have possession of the Linkle Stone Aquamarine and Riko becomes better friends with Mirai.
Futari no mahō! Kyua Majikaru!
Cure Magical (キュアマジカル?) is the Pretty Cure alter ego of Riko. Alongside Asahina Mirai, she transforms with the phrase Miracle・Magical・Jewelryle!. In this form, she can perform Diamond Eternal alongside Cure Miracle.
Ruby Style (ルビースタイル?) is the form that Riko obtains in episode 3, alongside Mirai. To transform, she must be with Mirai and have Mofurun, her Linkle Stone Ruby and say the phrase Miracle・Magical・Jewelryle!. This form gives Cure Magical increased physical strength. She can perform Ruby Passionale in this form.
Sapphire Style (サファイアスタイル?) is the form that Riko obtains in episode 7, alongside Mirai. To transform, she must be with Mirai and have Mofurun, her Linkle Stone Sapphire and say the phrase Miracle・Magical・Jewelryle!. This form gives Cure Magical the ability to fly as well as increased speed. She can perform Sapphire Smartish in this form.
Topaz StyleTopaz Style (トパーズスタイル?) is the form that Riko obtains in episode 11, alongside Mirai. To transform, she must be with Mirai and have Mofurun, her Linkle Stone Topaz and say the phrase Miracle・Magical・Jewelryle!. This form gives Cure Magical two yellow orbs that can turn into anything for offence, defence and manoeuvrability. She can perform Topaz Esperanza in this form.
Alexandrite StyleAlexandrite Style (アレキサンドライトスタイル?) is the form that Riko obtains in episode 31, alongside Mirai and Kotoha. To transform, she must already be in her Dia Style, Ruby Style, Sapphire Style or Topaz Style and she must be with Mirai and Kotoha. She should have Mofurun, her Linkle Stone Alexandrite and the Rainbow Carriage to perform Extreme Rainbow in this form.
- Diamond Eternal (ダイヤモンド・エターナル?): The first attack that the Cure Magical performs with Cure Miracle. She first performs it in episode 2 and must have her Linkle Stone Dia and Linkle Stick to perform this attack.
- Ruby Passionale (ルビー・パッショナーレ?): The second attack that the Cure Magical performs with Cure Miracle. She first performs it in episode 3 and must have her Linkle Stone Ruby and Linkle Stick to perform this attack.
- Sapphire Smartish (サファイア・スマーティッシュ?): The third attack that Cure Magical performs with Cure Miracle. She first performs it in episode 7 and must have her Linkle Stone Sapphire and Linkle Stick to perform this attack.
- Topaz Esperanza (トパーズ・エスペランサ Topāzu Esuperansa?): The fourth attack that Cure Magical performs with Cure Miracle. She first performs it in episode 11 and must have her Linkle Stone Topaz and Linkle Stick to perform this attack.
- Linkle Aquamarine (リンクルアクアマリン?): The first solo sub attack that Cure Magical performs for the first time in episode 6. To use it, she must have her Linkle Stick and the Linkle Stone Aquamarine. She summons her Linkle Stick and places the Linkle Stone Aquamarine on the stick and summons a cold breeze that freezes the Yokubaru.
- Linkle Peridot (リンクルペリドット?): The second solo sub attack that Cure Magical performs for the first time in episode 14. To use it, she must have her Linkle Stick and the Linkle Stone Peridot. She summons her Linkle Stick and places the Linkle Stone Peridot on the stick and summons a storm of clover leaves that can stick to the Yokubaru.
- Linkle Moonstone (リンクルムーンストーン?): The third solo sub attack that Cure Magical performs for the first time in episode 21. To use it, she must have her Linkle Stick and the Linkle Stone Moonstone. She summons her Linkle Stick and places the Linkle Stone Moonstone on the stick and summons a shield shaped like a full moon. She also uses it as a platform to jump from.
- Linkle Tanzanite (リンクルタンザナイト?): The fourth solo sub attack that Cure Magical performs for the first time in episode 40. To use it, she must have her Linkle Stick and the Linkle Stone Tanzanite. She summons her Linkle Stick and places the Linkle Stone Tanzanite on the stick and summons a shining light that can not only blind the target but dis-spell any darkness or dimensions in the area.
- Extreme Rainbow (エクストリームレインボー?) is the first group attack that Cure Magical performs with Cure Miracle and Cure Felice. To perform it, she must be in her Over The Rainbow Style and have the Linkle Stone Alexandrite to insert onto the Mofurun's bow.
- Heartful Rainbow (ハートフルレインボー?) is the group attack Cure Magical performs with the others for the first and only time in the movie.
Riko's voice actress, Horie Yui, has participated in several image songs for the character she voices. Many of them include group songs with Takahashi Rie, who voices Asahina Mirai, Hayami Saori, who voices Hanami Kotoha, and Saitou Ayaka, who voices Mofurun. She also performs a song with Niizuma Seiko, the voice actress of Solcière from the Pretty Cure All Stars franchise.
- CURE UP↑RA♡PA☆PA! ~Magic That Turns Into Smiles~ (Along with Takahashi Rie)
- Exhausted Warriors (Along with Takahashi Rie)
- Let's Consider (Along with Takahashi Rie and Niizuma Seiko)
- Sparkling☆100 Carats of Miracles (Along with Takahashi Rie)
- Magic À La・Thanks! (Along with Takahashi Rie and Hayami Saori)
- Sparkling Vows (Along with Takahashi Rie, Hayami Saori and Saitou Ayaka)
- DREAM☆ARCH (Along with Takahashi Rie and Hayami Saori)
- Sparkling Twin Stars (Along with Takahashi Rie)
- Magic À La・Thanks! (Rainbow Parade MIX) (Along with Takahashi Rie and Hayami Saori)
- A Gift From Our Hands (Along with Takahashi Rie and Hayami Saori)
- Riko's birthday is on November 12, making her zodiac a Scorpio.
- In the storyboard for episode 49, it was revealed that Riko and Mirai are 19 years old in said episode.
- Interestingly, Cure Magical's theme color is purple while her eyes are pink, which is Cure Miracle's theme color and vise versa.
- Riko shares her voice actress with Orihara Tsumugi from Happiness Charge Pretty Cure!: Ningyou no Kuni no Ballerina.
- Riko shares her name with Furuya Riko, a minor character from Go! Princess Pretty Cure.
- Riko, along with Mirai, are part of a group of characters who will comprise Japan's "ambassadors of Japanese culture" for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, alongside many other popular anime characters.
- Her famous running gag is when she accidentally falls onto the ground from above and denying it from ever happening.
- Main Page: Izayoi Riko/Image Gallery
- ↑ Tuttle Mini Japanese Dictionary, copyright 2013
|V • T • EMahou Tsukai Pretty Cure! characters|
|Cures||Asahina Mirai/Cure Miracle • Riko/Izayoi Riko/Cure Magical • Ha-chan/Hanami Kotoha/Cure Felice|
|Dark Magicians||Dokurokushe • Yamoh • Batty • Sparda • Gamettsu • Yokubaru|
|Never Ending Chaos||Deusmast • Labut • Shakince • Benigyo • Orba • Chikurun • Donyokubaru|
|Others||Kouchou • Magic Crystal • Kyoto • Isaac-sensei • Liz • Lian • Lilia • Loretta-sensei • Francois • Gustav • Todd • Hook • Jun • Kay • Emily • Dorothy, Nancy and Cissy • Queen of the Fairy Village • Legend Queen • Mother RaPaPa • Yuki Kanoko • Asahina Kyoko • Asahina Daikichi • Katsuki Kana • Nagase Mayumi • Ono Souta • Namiki Yuuto • Takagi-sensei|
|Movie only||Cure Mofurun • Kumata • Dark Matter|