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Natsuki Rin (夏木 りん Natsuki Rin?) is one of the main characters in the series Yes! Pretty Cure 5 and Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!. A player of sports to the point of having every team clamoring for her to join them, but she always has time for her family and friends. Her parents run a flower shop called Fleuriste Natsuki, which she often helps in.

Her alter ego is the Cure of Passion, Cure Rouge (キュアルージュ Kyua Rūju?).

Bio

Appearance

Rin has short brown hair and matching eyes. Her casual attire in GoGo consists of a red and white raglan top, a crimson mini-skirt, beige boots, and dark grey stockings. In the Yes! 5 Movie, she wears a red long sleeve top under a short-sleeved fluffy-trimmed beige jacket along with a teal skirt, denim capris, and red and gold sneakers. In the Yes! 5 GoGo! movie, she wears a light red top with white cuffs, a mauve ribbon at the neck, and pale pink ruffles on the sides along with beige shorts and tan and brown lace-up boots.

As Cure Rouge in Yes! 5, her hair turns bright red and resembles a flame with a pink and magenta butterfly hair clip on the right. Her eyes turn red and she gains red butterfly earrings. She wears a cream and red dress with a red bow in the back, pale pink ruffles on the sleeves and the skirt, and red shorts. On her chest is a purple and red butterfly with a green gem on it. She also wears cream and red arm warmers with red butterflies on each hand and short red boots with cream and red leg warmers. Her Pinky Catch is on the left wrist.

As Super Cure Rouge, she has a larger layer of ruffles on the sleeves as well as another layer of ruffles lining the skirt. Her boots get slightly longer and she gains large red butterfly wings.

In Yes! 5 GoGo!, her hair, earrings, and shorts remain the same but the butterfly in her hair is replaced with pale pink ribbons and a pink rose. She now wears a short light red dress with a bright red tailed vest over it and a smaller ribbon in the back. Her butterfly changes shape and turns red and gold with a green gem in the middle. Hanging from it is a thin gold chain attached to her CureMo on her right hip. Her arm warmers become red and cream fingerless gloves with red butterflies on the back, while her boots and leg warmers change shape. 

As Rainbow Cure Rouge, her outfit is slightly lighter and resembles Shining Dream's while her hair turns brighter. She has a pale pink rose on her chest and small golden wings.

Personality

Rin is both tomboyish and feminine. Throughout both of the seasons, Rin shows a passion for accessory design and is usually the one in charge for designing what Natts House is selling. She also has a straightforward and down-to-earth personality that contrasts with the cheery Yumehara Nozomi. She has a big-sister attitude towards her best friend and siblings.

She can be temperamental at times but normally keeps a cool head. She is mature and has an older-sister personality with most, but she is also passionate and hot-blooded, causing her to clash with others like Karen due to their differences.

Deep down, Rin fears the loss of a loved one, most noticeable Nozomi. Beside of that, she also has a fear for unnatural thingsYPC502, and when she was a child could take a long time to recover after being startled by things.

Relationships

Yumehara Nozomi - Nozomi and Rin have been close friends since childhood and thus care about each other more than the others of Pretty Cure. Though Rin refuses to be a part of it in the beginning, she eventually receives the Cure of Passion's power when admitting that the thing she is most afraid of is losing Nozomi. Their relationship is similar to Akane and Miyuki from Smile Pretty Cure!.

Minazuki Karen - Rin and Karen did not get along at first, but learned to sort most of their differences out as they worked together. However, as Cure Rouge and Cure Aqua, they do not let their normal selves' feelings toward each other get in the way, and it is usually thanks to that, Rin and Karen make up afterward.

Natsuki Ai, Natsuki Yu - Her younger siblings. They annoy Rin and cause her trouble. However, she loves them a lot, even though they make fun of her sometimes.

Mucardia - Rin, for a while, has a secret crush on Momoi Kyosuke, the human alias for Mucardia, ever since he gave her a red flower after a tennis match. Because of this, she is very nervous when they meet and walk like they are on a date. However, when it is revealed that he only used her to get close to Pretty Cure, she is devastated and only cheered up by Nozomi's encouragement.

Etymology

Natsuki (夏木?): Natsu (?) translates to "summer", most likely referring to her fire-based powers since summer is the hottest of the four seasons, and ki (?) translates to "tree".

Rin (りん?): A name with many possible meanings, as both a name and a word used in everyday language, depending on how it is written in kanji. Rin's name is written in hiragana instead, so it is not possible to find an exact meaning for her name, particularly since none of the potential meanings relate to her powers or her personality. It is possible that her name was simply an arbitrary choice. Although Rin's name is written in hiragana, if it was written in kanji like this: rin (?), it would mean dignified.

Her name means "summer tree dignified."

Cure Rouge: "Rouge" is the French word for "red", her signature color. French is also a language often used in the Yes! Pretty Cure 5 universe.

History

Yes! Pretty Cure 5

Rin, the childhood friend of Nozomi often kept watch over her and attempted to help her settle on one club to join. After being told by Nozomi she transformed, Rin initially didn't believe her and continuously brushed her off throughout their day. Eventually she did believe her after witnessing a few chats between Nozomi and Coco - but rejected the offer to become a Pretty Cure due to how busy she normally is. 

While Rin reflects on what becoming a Pretty Cure could mean, along with her friendship with Nozomi, she is confronted by Girinma and attempted to get Nozomi to stop being a Pretty Cure out of concern for her safety. When Nozomi refused and transformed into Cure Dream, she witnessed her get hurt. Realizing how much Nozomi means to her, the red butterfly accepts Rin and she transforms into Cure Rouge. Afterwards she agrees to join Pretty Cure.

Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!

Cure Rouge

"The red flame of passion, Cure Rouge!"
情熱の赤い炎、キュアルージュ!
Jōnetsu no akai honō, Kyua Rūju!
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Rouge in the first season

Cure Rouge (キュアルージュ Kyua Rūju?), also known as the Cure of Passion, wears red and orange clothing, and her counterpart is Cure Dream. Her strength erupts fire within her. She transforms saying "Pretty Cure Metamorphose!".

Alone, Cure Rouge can perform Rouge Fire. Later in the story, when she receives her Rouge Tact, she can use Rouge Burning. Together with the other girls, she can do the Five Explosion attack.

In the sequel,
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Rouge in the second season

when her outfit and powers are upgraded, she can use the attack Fire Strike. Together with the others in Pretty Cure, she can do Rainbow Rose Explosion and, with Milky Rose, Floral Explosion.

Super Cure Rouge

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Super Cure Rouge

In Yes! Pretty Cure 5: Kagami no Kuni no Miracle Daibouken!, Pretty Cure are nearly defeated by Shadow, but thanks to Migirin and Hidarin, as well as the Miracle Lights, a special power is brought upon Pretty Cure, giving them slightly advanced outfits as well as butterfly wings, colored in their theme colors. Thanks to this, they are able to use a powerful version of Five Explosion to defeat Shadow and free the Pinkies she took. Milk claims they are Super Pretty Cure, though it is unknown if this is just something she calls them, or if it is a name mentioned in the legends.

Cure Rainbow Rouge

Cure Rainbow Rouge (キュアレインボールージュ Kyua Reinbō Rūju?) is
Cure Rainbow Rouge

Rainbow Cure Rouge

an upgrade Cure Rouge 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 Shining Dream from Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!: Okashi no Kuni no Happy Birthday!, except with the color red instead of pink and a pair of small golden wings instead of grand white ones.

Transformations

Pretty Cure Metamorphose! - "Pretty Cure metamorphose!" is the official transformation phrase used by Rin to transform into Cure Rouge in Yes! Pretty Cure 5 and Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!

In Yes! Pretty Cure 5, Rin's Pinky Catch opens and she shouts, "Pretty Cure...". She makes a circular motion with her arm and shouts, "...metamorphose!" Her body then becomes covered in a red glow. Her top and brooch appear first, followed by her arm warmers, skirt and boots. Her hair turns red, her Pinky Catch closes and Cure Rouge recites her introductory speech.

In Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!, Rin's CureMo opens and she presses the buttons while saying, "Pretty Cure metamorphose!" Then her CureMo's screen glows and red light surrounds her body. Next a red tunnel appears with light showing at the end. Rin appears with her body covered in flames. Her arm warmers appear and in a burst of fire, her entire outfit appears. Cure Rouge flies down, she opens her eyes and recites her introductory speech.

Attacks

Rouge Fire

Rouge performing Rouge Fire

  • Rouge Fire (ルージュファイアー?): The red butterfly mark on her arm ignites on fire and produces a mass of fire. She then thrusts her hand at the mass, sending it to the enemy and defeating it.
    • Rouge Burning (ルージュバーニング?): This is the upgraded version of Rouge Fire. Red light from Cure Rouge's butterfly bow shines, whereas the light follows her right arm. When it has reached her fingertips, the Rouge Tact appears. Using this, she holds up the tact, then pulls it back. The rod portion of the item ignites on fire, and like her first attack, produces a mass of fire. She then thrusts the tact at the mass, sending it to the enemy and destroying it.
  • Fire Strike (ファイヤーストライク?): Cure Rouge makes fists with both hands and crosses them in front of her chest, causing the butterfly-shaped emblem to glow with her signature color. A ball of fire appears in front of Cure Rouge, and she kicks the ball at high speed at the enemy. The enemy gets surrounded by a red butterfly upon impact and is usually defeated.
  • Five Explosion (ファイブエクスプロージョン?): This is a group attack she performs with the other Cures during Yes! Pretty Cure 5. To perform it, they need the Symphony Set and for Milk's willpower to be at its peak. For this attack, they ram the enlarged set into the enemy to purify it.
  • Rainbow Rose Explosion (レインボーローズエクスプロージョン?): This is a group attack she performs with the other Cures during Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo! For it, they need the Cure Fleurets. The attack itself has them summoning roses in their respective theme colors that combine to purify the enemy.

Songs

Rin's voice actress Takeuchi Junko, has participated in several image songs for the character she voices. Many of them include duets with Sanpei Yuko, who voices Yumehara Nozomi, Ise Mariya, who voices Kasugano Urara, Nagano Ai, who voices Akimoto Komachi, Maeda Ai, who voices Minazuki Karen, and later, Sendai Eri, who voices Milk/Mimino Kurumi.

Duets

Trivia

Gallery

Main Page: Natsuki Rin/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


VTEYes! Pretty Cure 5 characters
Cures Yumehara Nozomi/Cure DreamNatsuki Rin/Cure RougeKasugano Urara/Cure LemonadeAkimoto Komachi/Cure MintMinazuki Karen/Cure Aqua • (Mimino Kurumi/Milky Rose)
Mascots CocoNattsMilk • (Syrup) • Pinkies • (Mailpo) • (Four Rulers)
Nightmare KowainaGirinmaGamaoArachneaBunbeeBloodyHadenyaKawarinoDesperaia
Eternal HoshinaScorpBunbeeNebatakosIsohginYadokhanShibirettaMucardiaAnacondyBoss
Others Yumehara TsutomuYumehara MegumiNatsuki KazuyoNatsuki YuNatsuki AiKasugano MichelKasugano HeizouKasugano MariaWashio KoutaAkimoto MadokaMinazuki TaroMinazuki MinakoJii-ya/SakamotoMasuko MikaOtaka-sanThe HeadmasterKudou MayuMiyamoto Kanako • (Four Rulers) • (Flora)
Movie only Dark Pretty Cure 5ShadowMigirinHidarin • (Chocola) • (Mushiban) • (Dry) • (Bitter) • (Queen Dessert)
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