Momozono Love (桃園 ラブ Momozono Rabu?) is a one of the four main Cures in the series Fresh Pretty Cure! and is the group leader. She attends Public Yotsuba Junior High School. She along with her best friends Aono Miki, Yamabuki Inori and Higashi Setsuna were taught to dance by Chinen Miyuki, the leader of dancing group "Trinity", whom Love admires. Before Setsuna had joined the Cures, Love formed a group with Miki and Inori which she called "Clover". Love's mother works at a grocery shop, while her father works as a wig maker, along with Yamabuki Tadashi, Inori's father.FPC06 

Love's alter ego is Cure Peach (キュアピーチ Kyua Pīchi?). Her catchphrase is Get your happiness! (しあわせゲットだよ! Shiawase getto da yo!?).


Bio

Appearance

Love has dark pink eyes and short dirty honey-blonde hair worn up in wavy pigtails held by pink scrunchies. Casually, she wears a light pink long-sleeved shirt beneath a pink vest, a brown belt, denim shorts, and pink and white sneakers with mauve socks. During the summer, she wears a pink top with sky blue spaghetti straps. On the top left of the top are a dark and a light pink heart. She also wears dark grey short jeans, light blue knee socks and pink-white sneakers. The sneakers resemble the ones for the winter. In the movie, she wears a fuchsia turtleneck shirt with a sleeveless cream hoodie, denim shorts, and pinkish-red boots.

For dance practice she wears a bright pink and white sweat jacket with some pink at the bottom and an upturned collar with matching sweatpants that reach her knees. Underneath is a white t-shirt along with pink and white shoes.

As Cure Peach, her hair grows to her thighs and turns light blonde styled in twin-tails held by hot pink hearts with two braided strands hanging from each. She wears a pink dress with magenta bows and cross-stitching in the front. The top part of the bodice and the puffy sleeves are pale pink while her skirt is hot pink with white ruffles under it. On the left side of her chest is a multicolored four-leaf clover badge. Her Linkrun is on the left side of her hip. She also wears pink and fuchsia knee-length boots with white flaps and red-violet socks under them. Her accessories include hot pink upside down heart-shaped earrings, a matching choker, and fuchsia and pink wristbands with ribbons on top.

As Cure Angel, her outfit becomes mostly pale pink and her sleeves change shape. Her badge gains an additional white heart. The white frilly layer of her skirt also becomes light pink and grows longer in the back with multiple layers. The braided strands, bows, wristbands, and socks also grow longer while she gains white angelic wings.

Personality

Love is a hyperactive, sympathetic and emotional girl who tries her best at matchmaking but often fails, in which Inori states that "her tears are for others" every time her matchmaking isn't working. She is highly empathetic, to the point of her overflowing feelings causing her to express more pain or sorrow than others would. She can be a little selfish at times or act childish- mainly when it comes to food, but she is very positive and always trying to help make others happy. She is passionate and has a short-temper.

She dislikes studying and sports, but is a big fan of dancing and adores the unit "Trinity". Her passion for dance does not make her any less clumsy however.

Relationships

Family

Higashi Setsuna: Love meets up with a fortune teller who calls herself Setsuna, who is actually Eas of Labyrinth in disguise. Love, with her friendly personality, makes quick friends with her. Throughout their friendship, Love's cheerful and gentle personality gets through Setsuna and into Eas. In the end, Love, as Cure Peach, sacrifices her own health to save a suffering Eas, and refuses to believe that Setsuna is indeed their enemy. When it is revealed that Setsuna is Cure Passion, Love is happy to let her into Pretty Cure, and is devastated when Cure Passion rejects the offer and walks on her own. However, Love manages to talk to Setsuna again, getting her to her live with her and her family,FPC24 as well as going to the same school and joining the dancing group Clover, making the girls like a "four-leafed clover".

Momozono Ayumi: Love and her mother are as close as mother and daughter could be. Seeing how she knew exactly what Love likes. This was shown when she gives Love a ticket to see Trinity, her favorite dance group. One evening, she tells Love to make steaks for dinner while she's at work. After Love finishes making the food, Labyrinth ends up making it disappears. While blaming Tart for eating the food she worked hard to make, Love's mother comes back home to find that she had not made anything before her arrival. Love becomes very upset when her mother does not believe her about the missing steaks and runs off after shouting that she hates her. After this, Labyrinth makes everything children love disappears. Toys, food and their loved ones, including their parents. After defeating Labyrinth with Miki and Inori, Love runs home to see if her mother has re-appeared. Seeing that her mother is okay, she hugs her telling that she's sorry.

Momozono Keitarou: The relationship between Love and her father is rarely mentioned in the series, as he is only as side character of the show. However, it was shown that Love deeply cares for her father and loves him, just as much as he loves her.

Momozono Genkichi: The family member Love feels closest to is her grandfather. She loved to spend time with him when she was younger. But after he had passed away, Love was shocked that she could not remember how he was like. After going into a coma-like state caused by Labyrinth, Love meets up with her grandfather again, in the form of her younger self. When he told her that her friends needed her in the real world, she did not want to leave him at first. This implies that he died prior to the series and the death broke Love's heart.

Friends

Tarte: Love is the first Pretty Cure that Tarte meets when he comes to Clover Town and he is highly attached to her. He resides at her house, under the guise of an ordinary ferret, and is accepted by both of her parents. Tarte is looked upon as a family member by Love- although she is shown having short patience with him, especially when it comes to food, and brings up family honor and conduct.

Chinen Daisuke: Miyuki's younger brother and Love's childhood friend who also has a crush on her. Although Love was totally oblivious to this. However, there is a sign Love might also have a small crush on him as she was seen blushing after he asked her if she was okay after being attacked by a Nakewameke during the Halloween party. In the form of Cure Peach, Daisuke told her that he likes Love, which causes her to feel even more sad than she was at the moment. In the last episode of Fresh Pretty Cure! before Love was about to rescue Chiffon back in Labyrinth, Daisuke told her that he loves her, and said that he wants to hear her reply after she comes back. After she returns she simply smiles and answers "I can't tell you!".

Aono Miki: Love has been friends with Miki since they were children. She admires Miki's grace.

Yamabuki Inori: Love has been friends with Inori since they were children, and like the rest of her friends, they called Inori 'Buki'. She is understanding in regards of her more reserved nature, and also encourages her.

Etymology

Momozono (桃園?): Momo (?) translates to peach, an obvious reference to her alter ego Cure Peach. Zono (?) means garden. Momozono is also a word meaning peach orchard.[1]

Love (ラブ Rabu?): An obvious reference to her role as the Cure or Symbol of Love and to her loving personality. Her name is the English word love, not a translation of the Japanese word for love. Her name is written in the katakana writing system, which is primarily used for writing non-Japanese words.

Her name means, "peach garden love" or "peach orchard love".

History

Becoming Cure Peach

Love receives tickets from her mother to see the dance group Trinity and heads off to their performance. Before arriving, she runs into the fortune telling house, whereas the fortune teller Setsuna tells Love that she will soon "encounter great happiness." When Eas' Nakewameke disrupts the events, Love goes to protect Miyuki. The Pirun senses her determination and goes into her cellphone, allowing her to turn into Cure Peach and fight the Nakewameke. After it is defeated, Eas reveals herself and leaves, saying they will be enemies. Miyuki thanks Love for saving her and decides to teach her danceFPC01. She goes on to make a group with Miki and Inori, becoming CloverFPC03. Tart and Chiffon find her later and explain Pretty Cure's purpose.FPC02

Reunion with Setsuna

Love is playing Lucky Draw in town when she meets Setsuna again. Upon her request, she gives a tour of the town, unaware that Setsuna was trying to steal Love's Linkrun. She gives Setsuna a clover necklace, and says goodbye, eager to meet her again. This markets the start of Love's friendship with Setsuna, and Eas' change in her intentions.FPC07

Receiving her new power

One day, Love loses the link to Cure Vitan, who makes Chiffon's food. Unable to get food from the Linkrun, she makes something for Chiffon. Chiffon is a bit picky at first, but she eventually tries it. While in the middle of a fight with Westar's flower Nakewameke, the Pirun is called upon. She receives the Peach Rod upon use and defeats the Nakewameke.FPC08

Cure Passion's birth

After a hard fight with the second Nakisakebe, Love and the other girls collapse near the entrance to the parkFPC20. They make a full recovery and later tell Miyuki about their double life after Tart approaches her, as they believe Miyuki is the fourth CureFPC21. The biggest shock comes to Love when she sees a suffering Eas in a stadium, who reveals her identity as SetsunaFPC22. Though still hurt and shocked, Love is determined to save her friend and turn her to good. Thanks to Cure Peach's words after fighting Eas and Eas' death, Chiffon calls upon the Akarun, and turns Setsuna into Cure Passion. Although she welcomes Cure Passion to the group, Cure Passion declines and goes off, ignoring Cure Peach who tries to follow.FPC23

As Love is going to a restaurant with her parents, she sees Setsuna, and introduces her to her family. As she, Setsuna, and her family eat, she finally notices Setsuna smile. When Westar's tower Nakewameke attacks, Peach first confronts the monster on her own. Eventually, Setsuna becomes Cure Passion, and takes on Westar one-on-one. When a bell missile heads straight for her, she deflects it with aid from Cures Berry and Pine. Cure Peach officially welcomes Cure Passion to the team once the mess is cleaned up, and Love's mom offers to let her stay in their house, which she accepts.FPC24

Memories of her grandfather

While Love is showing Setsuna the places and people around town, memories of Love's grandfather come up after Love shows Setsuna her tatami. Both the tatami and an old-fashioned camera are important to her. Love hesitates when Setsuna asks what kind of person her grandfather was. Soular turns the camera into a Nakewameke, but when Pretty Cure confront the menace, Cure Peach gets blinded by the camera's flash, and Love is spirited away to when she was younger. After Chiffon and Tart arrive, Chiffon activates her powers. She and the rest of the Cures call out to Love. Her grandfather tells her nothing lasts forever, and to return to the real world. She at first does not want to leave him, but goes out there with his advice in her heart. With her belief that the people she loves are always with her, she defeats the Nakewameke.FPC28

Setsuna's school enrollment

At the beginning of the new school year, Setsuna transfers. Love is happy that Setsuna has become popular, but because she forgot about a baseball game Chinen Daisuke was playing, he gets mad at her. Love later comes to the game, and watches the team. After the game, Westar turns a pitching machine to a Nakewameke. Cure Peach saves Daisuke from an attack, and Peach is the first to make a hit in the baseball match. The four later purify the Monster of the day, and Love and Daisuke reconcile that evening.

Appearance in HUGtto! Pretty Cure

While Riko, Mirai, Kotoha, Homare, Emiru and Ruru were flying over the park of Clover Town Street, Mirai and Riko suddenly gets called out by a familiar voice. This voice belonged to Love, who was just practicing her dancing skills by herself, with Tarte and Chiffon watching her. After joining with her new friends, Love continued her dancing routine with having Ruru join her, who started to dance the robot dance. While the two were dancing, Harry and Tarte exchanged their experiences in caring for a child. Everyone was agreeing with their experiences, until Emiru remembered that they didn't have the time to relax or dance right now. She then approached Love, who claimed that she had to practice for a competition, she'd take part in the following day. Emiru then wonders if nothing would change, if time stopped, but Love assured her that time won't stop. She was confident that she, the Pretty Cures, would never let it come that far. Later, as Doctor Traum summons an Oshimaida, Love transforms into Cure Peach in order to help her friends defeating the enemy. However, the Cures have soon to find out that the whole world has already been frozen in time - along with their friends all over the world.HuPC36

Cure Peach

"The pink heart is the emblem of love. Freshly-picked, Cure Peach!"
ピンクのハートは愛ある印。もぎたてフレッシュ、キュアピーチ!
Pinku no hāto wa ai aru shirushi. Mogitate Furesshu, Kyua Pīchi!

Cure Peach

Cure Peach (キュアピーチ Kyua Pīchi?) is considered the leader of Fresh Pretty Cure, whose pink heart is the symbol of love. Her symbol is also the heart, while her theme color is pink. Her Pickrun, Pirun, is pink and appears to be wearing a chef's hat-shaped crown on its head.

When Love had transformed for the first time, Cure Peach is in her own state, defeating the Nakewameke and Eas with ease and no fear. After Eas has disappeared, the trance goes away, and Peach regains Love's consciousness. Later, when she deforms into Love again, Love wonders just who she was, as she acted like another person. This, however, does not happen again, as Love afterward is in her own mind while being Cure Peach.

Cure Peach can use the attack Love Sunshine, which is later upgraded to Love Sunshine Fresh after getting the Peach Rod. In the spin-off movie, she, Cure Berry and Cure Pine combine their normal attacks, which they call Triple Fresh. Later than half-through the season, Pretty Cure use the power of the Clover Box to use the group attack Lucky Clover Grand Finale, in which Cure Peach transfers her powers into the Lovely Leaf.

Cure Angel

"The white heart is the heart of everyone! Freshly-flapping, Cure Angel!"
ホワイトハートはみんなの心羽ばたけフレッシュ、キュアエンジェル!
Howaito hāto wa minna no kokoro! Habatake Furesshu, Kyua Enjeru!

Cure Angel Peach

Cure Angel (キュアエンジエル Kyua Enjeru?) is a second Cure form Pretty Cure gains, both in the series and in the Fresh Pretty Cure! movie, thanks to the Labyrinth people's cheering and the Miracle Lights respectively.

Cure Angel movie version.

In this Cure form, Cure Angel is capable of flying in 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.

This form is seen again during the final episode of the series after the people of Labyrinth cheered them on. This time, instead of a fifth Pickrun, Pirun transforms into its angel form, enabling Cure Angel's powers to go through the rest of Pretty Cure, as well.

Cure Rainbow Peach

Cure Rainbow Peach

Cure Rainbow Peach (キュアレインボーピーチ Kyua Reinbō Pīchi?) is an upgrade Cure Peach gains in Pretty Cure All Stars DX 2: Kibou no Hikari - Rainbow Jewel o Mamore!. Together with the others' upgrades, the group of seventeen girls form the group Cure Rainbow. This upgraded outfit resembles that of Cure Angel in both Fresh Pretty Cure!: Omocha no Kuni wa Himitsu ga Ippai!? and the season's finale, except with a pair of small, golden wings instead of grand white ones.

Transformation

Change, Pretty Cure! Beat Up! - "Change, Pretty Cure! Beat Up!" is the official transformation phrase used by Love to transform into Cure Peach in Fresh Pretty Cure!

First, she opens her Linkrun and slides her finger across the button, making the screen glow bright pink. She shouts, "Change, Pretty Cure..." Her hair accessories disappear and she puts her foot down. She shouts, "...Beat Up!" and she spins, runs and jumps into the air. Her brooch appears, then her hair turns blond and gets styled into twin tails. Her dress appears next, followed by her boots, wristbands, choker and earrings and hair ornaments. Cure Peach then flies down and recites her introductory speech.

To transform into Cure Angel, Cure Peach shouts, "Change, Pretty Cure! Beat Up!" and her normal Pretty Cure outfit appears. The Cure Angel version of her brooch appears and she spins. White light creates her dress, shoes, wristbands and angel wings for her. Cure Angel then recites her introductory speech with the other Angel Cures.

Attacks

  • Love Sunshine (ラブサンシャイン?): is her first attack that she uses to purify Nakewamekes. She first performed it in episode 1.
    • Love Sunshine Fresh (ラブサンシャインフレッシュ?): is the upgraded version of Love Sunshine that she performs with her Peach Rod. She first used it in episode 8.
  • Triple Fresh (トリプル フレッシュ?): is a movie-only attack used with Berry and Pine in Pretty Cure All Stars DX as they combine their basic attacks together.
  • Lucky Clover Grand Finale (ラッキークローバー・グランドフィナーレ?): is a group attack she performs with Berry, Pine and Passion with the Clover Box. They first used it in episode 37.
  • Loving True Heart (ラビング・トゥルー・ハート?): is an attack she used as Cure Angel in the Fresh Pretty Cure! movie. In the series, she uses it as a group attack with her teammates Berry, Pine and Passion.
    • Loving True Heart Fresh (ラビング・トゥルー・ハートフレッシュ?): is the upgraded version of Loving True Heart. She uses it with Berry, Pine, Passion, Tarte, Azukina, Westar and Soular in the final episode.
  • Cure Peach can use a few very basic attacks, such as the Pretty Cure Punch and Pretty Cure Kick together with her friends.

Songs

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

Singles

Duets

Trivia

  • In the Pretty Cure All Stars Suite Flower Card Collection, Love is represented by the African daisy, which symbolizes a bright and forward-looking personality in the Language of Flowers.
  • Love's blood type is AB and she is 159cm tall.
  • Cure Peach has a habit of making a hand sign with her thumb, index finger, and pinky finger out. In sign language, this position of her hand means "I love you", which corresponds with her name and her power of love.
  • For the Pretty Cure All Stars DX3 Movie Character Polls held by Toei Animation, Cure Peach appeared in the following rankings:
    • 8th in "The Pretty Cure you want to team up with most"
    • 8th in "The Pretty Cure you want to bake with most"
  • Cure Peach is the only Fresh Cure who's name is not a shortened version of a type of fruit (in this case, the full word is "peach"). The other Cures' names come from shortened names of fruits (Cure Berry - blueberry, Cure Pine - pineapple, and Cure Passion - passion fruit).
  • Love appeared as Cure Peach to give the 10th anniversary congratulatory message at the beginning of episode 18 of Happiness Charge Pretty Cure!.
  • Love doesn't like carrots.

Gallery

Main page: Momozono Love/Image Gallery

References

VTEPretty Cure
Futari wa
(Max Heart)
Cure BlackCure White • (Shiny Luminous)
Splash Star Cure Bloom / Cure BrightCure Egret / Cure Windy
Yes! 5
(GoGo!)
Cure DreamCure RougeCure LemonadeCure MintCure AquaDark Pretty Cure 5 • (Milky Rose)
Fresh! Cure PeachCure BerryCure PineCure Passion
Heartcatch! Cure BlossomCure MarineCure SunshineCure MoonlightCure FlowerDark CureMirage Pretty CuresCure Ange (HPC movie)
Suite♪ Cure MelodyCure RhythmCure BeatCure Muse
Smile! Cure HappyCure SunnyCure PeaceCure MarchCure BeautyBad End Pretty Cure
Doki Doki! Cure HeartCure DiamondCure RosettaCure SwordCure AceCure EmpressCure MagicianCure Priestess
Happiness Charge! Cure LovelyCure PrincessCure HoneyCure FortuneCure TenderCure MirageInternational Pretty Cure Teams
Go! Princess Cure FloraCure MermaidCure TwinkleCure ScarletPast Princess Pretty Cure
Mahou Tsukai! Cure MiracleCure MagicalCure FeliceCure Mofurun
KiraKira☆A La Mode Cure WhipCure CustardCure GelatoCure MacaronCure ChocolatCure ParfaitCure PekorinCure Lumière
HUGtto! Cure YellCure AngeCure ÉtoileCure MacherieCure Amour
Star☆Twinkle Cure StarCure MilkyCure SoleilCure SeleneCure Cosmo
Healin' Good Cure GraceCure FontaineCure SparkleCure Earth
All Stars Cure Echo


VTEFresh Pretty Cure! characters
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
Movie only ToymajinUsapyon
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