Momozono Love (桃園 ラブ Momozono Rabu?) is one of the four main Cures in Fresh Pretty Cure!, and is the group leader. She is a second-year student at Public Yotsuba Junior High School, and is in the same class as Setsuna.
- 1 Bio
- 2 History
- 3 Cure Peach
- 4 Songs
- 5 Trivia
- 6 Gallery
- 7 References
Love has dark pink eyes and short, wavy dirty blonde hair worn in pigtails held by pink scrunchies with a decorative chain.
Outside of her school uniform, she wears a pale pink long-sleeved shirt with a pink vest, denim shorts, a brown belt, and pink and white sneakers with mauve socks. For summer, she swaps this with a pink top that has sky blue spaghetti straps and a heart design on the corner, dark grey short jeans, light blue knee socks and her sneakers. For dance she wears a white T-shirt with her normal sneakers, and a bright pink and white sweatsuit with upturned collar and knee-length pants.
In the movie, she wears a fuchsia turtleneck shirt with a sleeveless cream hoodie, denim shorts, and maroon socks with magenta boots.
As Cure Peach, her eyes brighten and her hair turns light blonde, growing out to thigh-length but worn in the same style, her scrunchies replaced by hot pink hearts with two chains. She also gains hot pink upside-down heart earrings and a dark pink choker. She wears a white ruffled mini-dress with dark pink stitching and a colorful clover on the side. Pink fabric resides over this, with dark pink ribbon laced through each side and a layer of hot pink sticking out from the bottom. Her Linkrun hangs around the waist. She also gains maroon knee-socks and a pair of dark pink and pink boots with white cuff, and matching colored ribbon wristbands.
As Cure Angel, her hair grows out longer, along with the chains of her hair ornaments and ribbon of her dress. Her outfit turns white with the exception of the secondary skirt layer, boots, shoulder straps, and wrist ribbons. Hanging from the back of the skirt are several ruffles, and her sleeves alter in shape. Her socks surpass the knees and have straps. She also gains large angel wings, and the clover ornament has an additional white heart on it.
As Cure Rainbow Peach, she resembles Angel Peach but with small gold wings.
Love is a hyperactive and emotional young girl who passionately tries her best to ensure everyone can be happy through the simplest of means. She is sympathetic and highly empathetic, so if she feels as though she failed someone -a friend she might have been trying to set up with her crush- she doesn't weep for herself, but that person. Her overflowing feelings cause her more pain or sorrow than it would to others, but she keeps an upbeat, positive look on things to overcome it.
She can also be temperamental and a little selfish at times, but it's usually over trivial things like food she dislikes. She can act childishly and is known for being pretty clumsy, and she strongly dislikes sports and studying. She loves to dance and is obsessed with "Trinity", not that it helps her clumsiness any.
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 cheeriness gets through Setsuna and into Eas. She was worried over her health decline and as Cure Peach, sacrificed herself to save a suffering Eas, refusing to believe that she was their enemy. When it is revealed that Setsuna is Cure Passion, Love is happy to let her into Pretty Cure but was saddened after she rejected. But Love managed to convince Setsuna to join them, inviting her into the Momozono householdFPC24 as well as going to the same school and joining their dance group Clover.
Momozono Ayumi: Love and her mother are as close as mother and daughter could be and they appear to relate on a lot of things. Ayumi knows what Love likes and she treats her friends as if they were also her daughters, but she can still be stern with Love when necessary. Love takes it very hard when her mom gets upset with her.
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. Showing how much his death took a toll on her.
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, there is a sign she 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 has always admires her maturity and grace, and she's always there to support her.
Yamabuki Inori: Love has been friends with Inori since childhood. She understands her reserved and gentle personality and is always there trying to encourage and support her.
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".
Becoming Cure Peach
When Love heads to Kaoru-chan's Doughnuts Café, she gets lost along the way and comes across a Fortune Telling House. In the villa, she meets the fortune teller Setsuna who tells her to follow her. In the fortune teller room, Setsuna tells Love that she will encounter great happiness soon, which makes her happy. When she arrives back home, a big surprise awaits her. Love's mother Ayumi got a ticket for Trinity's concert and gives it to her daughter so that she can go. The next evening when Love watches Trinity's concert, her great joy is gone when Eas summoned a Nakewameke that destroys the whole concert. Then Love sees Miyuki attacked by the Nakewameke and decides to help and lead her to safety. When the Nakewameke attacks Love and Miyuki again, Pirun flies to Love's cellphone, turning it into a Linkrun and giving her the ability to transform into Cure Peach. After Peach defeated the Nakewameke with Love Sunshine, she encounters Eas and tells her that she's the legendary warrior Pretty Cure and will put an end to their evil deeds. Then Eas introduces herself to Peach and leaves. Later Miyuki wakes up and thanks Love for saving her and asks for her name. When Love notices her Linkrun, she realizes that everything that happened was real.FPC01
Quarrel with her mother
Because Love's mother Ayumi works hard and comes home late, Love decides to make hamburgers for dinner. Her mother also demands that she includes the carrots even though she doesn't like them. Later at home, Love prepares the hamburgers. Then she leaves the kitchen when the doorbell rings. A few minutes later, when Love returns, she notices the hamburgers are gone and she accuses Tarte of eating them, but Tarte denies and tries to explain to her that they just disappeared. Love's mother arrives home suddenly and sees the plates empty. The mother and daughter then get into an argument that ends with Love saying to her she hates her and runs to her room.
The next day after the dance lesson, Love tells Miki and Inori about the fight between her and her mother. Her friends then cheer her up and decide to go shopping for the dinner Love will make. At the supermarket, the girls see that other objects also disappear and realize Labyrinth is responsible for it. In search of Labyrinth, Love and the others stop at her house because she's concerned about her mother. When Love enters the kitchen, her mother is gone all of a sudden. Then the others burst in and tell the location of Labyrinth. At that location, they find Soular with his Nakewameke and transform. After the Cures defeat the Nakewameke, all objects that got erased by the Nakewameke return. When Love gets home, Ayumi is already waiting for her. After they make up, the Momozono-Family have dinner.FPC06
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 into 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
Pinku no hāto wa ai aru shirushi. Mogitate Furesshu, Kyua Pīchi!
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.
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, both in the series and in the Fresh Pretty Cure! movie, thanks to the Labyrinth people's cheering and the Miracle Lights respectively.
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 (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..
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Cure Peach can use a few very basic attacks, such as the Pretty Cure Punch and Pretty Cure Kick together with her friends.
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 Komatsu Yuka, who voices Higashi Setsuna.
- Fresh Pretty Cure・Sun Child (Along with Kitamura Eri, Nakagawa Akiko, and Komatsu Yuka)
- Dreaming Flowers (Along with Kitamura Eri, Nakagawa Akiko, Komatsu Yuka, and Iizuka Mayumi)
- Happiness☆Wonderland ~The Gift Of Smiles~ (Along with Kitamura Eri, Nakagawa Akiko, Komatsu Yuka, and M*Cube)
- Pretty Cure・Memory (NewStage3 Version) (Along with Honna Yoko, Kimoto Orie, Sanpei Yuko, Oki Kanae, Nana Mizuki, Koshimizu Ami, Fukuen Misato, Nabatame Hitomi, and Nakajima Megumi)
- Pretty Cure・Memory (NewStage3 Version) (Along with Honna Yoko, Kimoto Orie, Sanpei Yuko, Nana Mizuki, Koshimizu Ami, Fukuen Misato, Nabatame Hitomi, and Nakajima Megumi)
- 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 japanese 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.
- Main Page: Momozono Love/Image Gallery
|V • T • EFresh Pretty Cure! characters|
|Cures||Momozono Love/Cure Peach • Aono Miki/Cure Berry • Yamabuki Inori/Cure Pine • Higashi Setsuna/Cure Passion|
|Mascots||Tarte • Chiffon • Azukina • Pickruns|
|Labyrinth||Nakewameke/Nakisakebe/Sorewatase • Eas/Higashi Setsuna • Soular/Minami Shun • Westar/Nishi Hayato • Northa/Kita Nayuta • Klein • Moebius|
|Others||Chika • Momozono Keitarou • Momozono Ayumi • Momozono Genkichi • Aono Remi • Ichijo Kazuki • Yamabuki Tadashi • Yamabuki Naoko • Kaoru • Chinen Miyuki • Chinen Daisuke • Sawa Yuuki • Mikoshiba Kento • Reika and Nana • Tiramisu • Waffle • Azukina • Audrey|
|Movie only||Toymajin • Usapyon|