Madoka Aguri (円 亜久里 Madoka Aguri?) (or Natalie Miller in the English Dub Glitter Force Doki Doki) is one of the Cures in Doki Doki! Pretty Cure. She is a mysterious character who appears at the end of episode 22 while saving the Cures' life. She finally reveals herself as Aguri in episode 23. Aguri's alter ego is Cure Ace (キュアエース Kyua Ēsu?) (or Glitter Ace in the English Dub). She uses Ai's power to transform. It was revealed in episode 45 that she is the light of Princess Marie Ange and Regina is her darkness, indicating that she is technically the Princess of Trump Kingdom.
Within her group, Aguri is the shortest member. She has burgundy eyes and long brown hair with her bangs pulled back. She normally wears a sleeveless red dress that is white toward the bottom and has a white collar accented by a red line. She also wears magenta sneakers and white socks. During winter, she switches this for a red jacket with a white collar along with a black skirt. She also wears burgundy boots.
As Cure Ace, Aguri grows taller than the other Cures. Her eyes are now magenta wtih pink eyeshadow and lipstick. Her hair is bright red and styled into a thick and curly ponytail that reaches to the middle of her legs. She wears a gold headband with a white and gold bow on it. Her outfit consists of a long white and red short-sleeved coat with puffy white and pink sleeves that have gold hearts on them and a high collar worn over a short red dress with a black line on the skirt. The inside of the coat is light pink. At the center of her chest is a gold heart brooch with pink ribbons at the bottom and a large pink bow in the back. On her right is her Love Eyes Palette in a white carrying case. Her white and red boots stop just below her knees. Her accessories include a thin gold choker, feathery wristbands, and gold earrings.
Aguri is calm and wise beyond her young years. She expects people to follow the rules, and is also strict and somewhat bossy, reaching the point where her comments can be hurtful. She has an appreciation for good food, most notably sweets,(similar to Hojo Hibiki) as seen with the flavor of a peach roll and Sebastian’s cake, both of which she described in great detail, and how she was a regular of a restaurant ever since being "drawn" by their anmitsu. She sometimes says "Bravo," mostly when she eats something she thinks tastes good, and when departing often says "Adieu".
Ai: Ai a fairy-like baby who summons Aguri’s Cure Loveads to help her transform. Ai is also later revealed to be a part of Princess Marie Ange.
Madoka Mari: Aguri's grandmother. Aguri would do anything to protect her.
Morimoto Eru: Aguri's schoolmate, who she always protects against the bullies that make fun of her for her frizzy hair.
Regina: She is Aguri's rival and technically her sister. The two were destined to fight each other until they decide to team up in order to save their father.
Madoka (円?): 円 can mean circle or yen, the latter being the Japanese currency.
Aguri (亜久里?): Aguri is a name from the ancient times of Japan when male children were considered more important than female. It was normally used by parents who had many daughters but no sons, therefore was an incantation towards gods or Buddha, with the intent of having the named daughter be the last female child in the family.
Her dub name Natalie comes from a Late Latin word that means "Christmas day".
Her dub surname, Miller, means somebody who owns or works at a grain mill.
Aguri used to be Cure Ace and lived together with Ai in Trump Kingdom. She decided to fight the Selfish King after finding out that he was going to go to Earth too. However, as she fought, she failed, causing her and Ai to separate. After this, Cure Ace went to Earth as a baby. Mari finds her, reverted to the young age of ten. Meanwhile, Ai was imprisoned in an egg.DDPC27
Saving the Cures
After Regina was brainwashed, she started attacking the Cures. The Cures got easily defeated and de-transformed. Then Regina was about to fire her final attack, but Cure Ace's attack stopped it. After this happened, Cure Ace introduced herself much to everyone's shock.DDPC22
Regina and Cure Ace started fighting. After she noticed that Cure Ace had amazing power, Mana started to cry about Regina, who was getting hurt, even though she was evil. Cure Ace then almost purified Regina, with Ace Shot. Regina had exhausted all her power, and could not get up. Bel took her as Mana came to her, Regina blamed Mana for what had happened, which left her upset. When Cure Ace saw Mana crying, she took her Lovead, and told her that she would give it back once Mana learned how to not cry even for a situation like this. Mana became very disappointed as Cure Ace then suddenly left.DDPC23
Revealing HerselfDuring the festival, Mana, who was taking care of Ai, thought she saw Regina. Mana then started following Regina. Running into an alley Mana then saw that it was just a mirage but behind her, Aguri appeared but did not tell Mana her name. Ai came up to her, and Mana saw how Ai was with her. Aguri then told Mana to watch out because bad things were going to happen to her friends, Mana got surprised. Meanwhile, Leva and Gula had summoned Jikochuus, which were destroying the festival. Makoto, transformed along with Rikka, and Alice, and were fighting, however, they were easily defeated as they were not the same without Mana. Mana heard it and went there with Aguri. Mana, then saw that her friends were badly hurt, and with full courage, Mana started to be brave. Seeing this, Aguri then gave Mana her Lovead back.
Then, Mana transformed into Cure Heart. Suddenly, Aguri with the help of Ai, transformed into Cure Ace. She then paired up with Cure Heart. They started fighting and they easily defeated the Jikochuus. Then Cure Heart purified one of them with, Heart Shoot, while Cure Ace used Ace Shot. Suddenly the two Jikochuus got purified. Leva and Gula left and then Cure Ace told the Cures that they had to be prepared for more of this and quickly left. The Cures got surprised by it.DDPC23
The History of Aguri and Regina Revealed
One year prior to the season, Princess Marie Ange fell ill to a terminal disease. Only the Eternal Golden Crown, one of the Three Sacred Treasures, had the knowledge to save her. However, the crown is being used to imprison the evil sealed away by the legendary Pretty Cure. Desperate to save his daughter, the king of the Trump Kingdom stole the crown but was consumed by the evil and transformed into the Selfish King. Unable to fight her father, Princess Marie Ange broke her heart into two parts. The part that loves her father, her bad side, and the part that wants to protect her people, her good side. Ange's body was then transformed into an egg which would later be born as Ai. The good side of Ange's heart was reborn as Aguri and was sent to earth while the bad side went back to the Selfish King and was reborn as Regina. DDPC45
Ai no kirifuda! Kyua Ēsu!
Cure Ace (キュアエース Kyua Ēsu?) is Aguri's alter ego. Cure Ace represents love. As Cure Ace, Aguri has limited time to be in this form, five minutes at most. Later, by gaining the knowledge of her history from the Eternal Golden Crown, there's no limit for her to stay in this form. In Glitter Force Doki Doki, her introduction is "'A' for absolutely fabulous! I'm Glitter Ace!"
To transform to Cure Ace, Aguri uses the Love Eyes Palette, and the power of Ai, who produces a Lovead to transform. Aguri places her Cure Lovead on it, grabs the make-up stick and taps the Royal Crystals placed on the palette. She creates her eye shadow and the heart in the middle flashes three times and then forms a shape of a golden bow that spins and starts the transformation. Madoka appears in a flash spinning around and growing up a bit, then creating flames that ignite her. Her costume appears from the flames and she introduces herself. She seems to be the only Cure that ages during transformation.
- Red - used to purify Jikochuus
- Purple - used to freeze enemies in place
- Yellow - used to trap enemies with vines
- Blue - used to encase enemies in a bubble
Power-UpsLike her Cure partners she can Power Up by herself when she takes the battle seriously, this happens when a red light appears around her body.
Aguri's voice actress, Kugimiya Rie, has participated in several image songs for the character she voices. Many of them include duets with Nabatame Hitomi, who voices Aida Mana, Kotobuki Minako who voices Hishikawa Rikka, Fuchigami Mai, who voices Yotsuba Alice, and Miyamoto Kanako, who voices Kenzaki Makoto.
- Where The Future Lies (Along with Miyamoto Kanako)
- Beyond The Sky (Along with Nabatame Hitomi, Kotobuki Minako, Fuchigami Mai, Miyamoto Kanako, Yoshida Hitomi and Kurosawa Tomoyo)
- Cure Ace is the only Doki Doki! Cure to be represented not by a card suit, but by a card itself, the "Ace".
- This might be a reference to card games like poker, where the ace is a wild card that can completely change the course of a game.
- She does not know her true birthday and star sign, as shown in episode 42. They eventually decide on her birthday to be celebrated on December 1st, making her zodiac sign a Sagittarius.
- Aguri shares her English dub name with Misumi Nagisa from Futari wa Pretty Cure.
- Aguri shares her voice actress (Kugimiya Rie) with Dark Lemonade of Dark Pretty Cure 5.
- Aguri appeared as Cure Ace to give the 10th Anniversary Congratulatory Message at the beginning of episode 19 in Happiness Charge Pretty Cure!.
- With her bangs loose, she resembles Regina.
- Aguri is the first Cure who becomes older when she transforms.
- Main page: Madoka Aguri/Image Gallery
- ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalie_(given_name)
- ↑ https://surnames.behindthename.com/name/miller
|V • T • EDoki Doki! Pretty Cure characters|
|Cures||Aida Mana/Cure Heart • Hishikawa Rikka/Cure Diamond • Yotsuba Alice/Cure Rosetta • Kenzaki Makoto/Cure Sword • Madoka Aguri/Cure Ace • Cure Empress • Cure Magician • Cure Priestess|
|Mascots||Sharuru • Raquel • Lance • Dabyi • Ai • Melan|
|Villains||Selfish King/Trump King • Regina • Ira • Marmo • Bel • Leva • Gula • Lust • Goma • Jikochuu|
|Others||Princess Marie Ange • Michiko • Sebastian • Okada Joe • Aida Ayumi • Aida Kentaro • Bando Sokichi • Hishikawa Ryoko • Hishikawa Yuuzou • Yotsuba Ichiro • Yotsuba Seiji • Yotsuba Shouko • Yotsuba Hiromichi • Madoka Mari • Nikaidou Takuya • Momota Tsubasa • Yashima Chihiro • Juujou Hiroshi • Saotome Jun • Itsutsuboshi Reina • Ootori Tamaki • Karuta Queen • Morimoto Eru • Mr. Kido|
|Movie only||Marsh • Mannequin Carmine • Silver Clock • Purple Buggy • Bando Isuzu/Bebel • Maro • Clarinet|