Takizawa Asuka (滝沢あすか?) is one of the four main Cures in Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure.

Asuka's alter ego is Cure Flamingo (キュアフラミンゴ?), and her charm point is her hair.

Bio

Appearance

Asuka has sharp purple eyes and long, rust red hair with her spiked bangs layered towards the side. Casually, she wears a cropped pale blue tank-top beneath a cropped, loose red shirt, along with a choker, short blue pants, and blue sandals. She also wears the red Heart Kuru Ring on her left ring finger.

As Cure Flamingo, her hair grows out and becomes bright crimson with sky blue streaks and she gains light pink heart-shaped flecks on her eyes. She wears a feathery pink and blue piece attached to a gold triangle. She wears a single gold earring with a feather dangling on her left ear. She wears a white cropped shirt with off-shoulder feathered sleeves and a peach collar lined in white and red. At the center is a gold shell with red ribbon strands. She wears a short white skirt with a shorter ruffled red skirt over it and her Tropical Pact rests on a white bow. On her right are thick light green ruffles. She also gains fishnet stockings with red and white boots, and white finger-less gloves with a red cuff.

Personality

Asuka is an athletic 3rd year middle school student with a strong sense of justice. At first glance, she appears to be cool and unapproachable, especially towards Yuriko. However, she is actually a very reliable big sister type. In fact, she really loves to cook and play cute animal games.

Relationships

  • Laura: Asuka isn't fond of Laura, finding her rather annoying. She even iterates that it was her decision to become Cure Flamingo and not Laura's. However, she does soften up to Laura later on.
  • Shiratori Yuriko: Asuka appears to have an unpleasant past with Yuriko, which explains why they are cold towards one another.
  • Natsuumi Manatsu, Suzumura Sango and Ichinose Minori: Her juniors and friends. Asuka meets Manatsu when the latter is threatened by some thugs, and through Manatsu she meets Sango and Minori. At first, Asuka acts distant towards them, but soon accepts them as her friends.

Etymology

Takizawa (滝沢?): Taki (?) means "waterfall" [1], while Zawa (?) means "swamp" [2].

Asuka (あすか?) can be written in numerous ways with different meanings, but Asuka most likely comes from 飛鳥 which means "flying bird" [3].

Cure Flamingo is a large bird with pink feathers, long, thin legs, a long neck, and a beak that curves down [4].

History

Meeting her Juniors and Becoming Cure Flamingo

One day when Manatsu and Laura are threatened by some thugs, Asuka comes across them and stands up for Manatsu, though she leaves after telling Manatsu her name. The next day, Manatsu, Sango and Laura want to scout her as part of their team, only for them to be rejected by her, as she says she does not believe in teamwork. However, she still helps out Manatsu and Sango when Yuriko is about to reject their club registration, and helps them and Minori clean up the shed.

When realizing that the three girls are potentially endangered, Asuka heads to the recycle center, and finds out that they are fighting Numeri's Yaraneeda. Despite initially being a person who does not like teamwork, Asuka vows to protect them, and becomes Cure Flamingo for the first time.TRPC05

Cure Flamingo

Cure Flamingo

Fluttering Wings! Cure Flamingo!
はためく翼!キュアフラミンゴ!
Hatameku Tsubasa! Kyua Furamingo!

Cure Flamingo (キュアフラミンゴ?) is Asuka's Pretty Cure alias. In order to transform, she needs her Tropical Pact and Heart Kuru Ring.

Transformation

The transformation starts with Asuka's Tropical Pact appearing. She then holds the pact while removing her Heart Kuru Ring, inserting it into the lock and turning it. The pact opens up, revealing her reflection. Then Asuka takes the brush and flips, shouting "Let's make up! Bling!", touching the center of the pact with it, causing it to glow. She then shouts "Cheeks"! as she presses the brush against her cheeks, giving them a rosy glow. Then she taps the center again and shouts "Eyes!", giving her pink eyeshadow and adding light pink heart-shaped flecks to her eyes. Then she taps the center again and shouts "Lips!" as she applies lipstick. She taps the middle yet again and shouts "Hair!", running her hand through her hair as it turns bright red with turquoise streaks. She taps the middle one more time and shouts "Dress!" as she draws a turquoise diamond with the brush, which splits into seven diamonds. Each of the diamonds strike her body, making parts of her outfit appear. First are her shoes, followed by her gloves, then her top, skirt, hairpiece, and earring. A pouch for her Tropical Pact appears on the left, dropping in. With the transformation complete, Flamingo does a couple of kicks and moves before landing on the ground. She then turns around and introduces herself, doing several quick moves before striking her final pose.

Attacks

Songs

Duets

Trivia

  • Asuka's birthday is on October 15th, making her Zodiac sign Libra.
  • Asuka's favorite things to do are exercising and cooking.
  • Asuka shares her name with Kitakaze Asuka from Go! Princess Pretty Cure.

Gallery

Main Page: Takizawa Asuka/Image Gallery

References

VTE Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure characters
Cures Natsuumi Manatsu / Cure SummerSuzumura Sango / Cure CoralIchinose Minori / Cure PapayaTakizawa Asuka / Cure Flamingo
Mascots Kururun
Villains Witch of DelaysButlerChongireNumeriEldaYaraneeda
Others LauraMermaid QueenNatsuumi AoiNatsuumi TaiyoHirabayashi MafuneSuzumura MiyukiSakuragawa SakiShiratori Yuriko
Movie only
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
Tropical-Rouge! Cure SummerCure CoralCure PapayaCure Flamingo
All Stars Cure Echo
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