Yamabuki Inori (山吹 祈里 Yamabuki Inori?), also called "Buki" (ブッキー?) by her friends, is one of the four main Cures in Fresh Pretty Cure!. She's a 14-year-old schoolgirl at Christian Private White Clover Academy.
- 1 Bio
- 2 History
- 3 Cure Pine
- 4 Songs
- 5 Trivia
- 6 Gallery
- 7 References
Inori is shorter than the other girls, with goldenrod eyes and shoulder-length auburn hair partially worn in a side-tail with a ribbon.
Besides her uniform, she casually wears a pale yellow long-sleeve shirt beneath a light orange and hunter green camisole, a light blue skirt, navy knee-socks, and brown slip-on shoes. For summer, she wears a white blouse with orange ribbon beneath a cream sleeveless shirt, knee-length pastel yellow leggings and white flats. She swaps her hair accessory for a hair tie with two hunter green spheres. For dance, she wears a yellow sweatsuit with with a white top, the bottoms being a skirt with black bike shorts, white leg warmers, and sneakers of orange and white.
In the movie, she wears a light yellow sweater over a cream-colored shirt along with an orange vest and shawl, white skirt, and brown cowboy boots with pale yellow socks.
As Cure Pine, her eyes and hair become golden, and the wavier hair grows out while keeping the same style as normal. She wears an orange ribbon with a yellow heart and gains a pair of upside-down goldenrod heart earrings and choker. She wears a pastel yellow ruffled mini-dress with goldenrod lining, ribbon, and ribbon stitching. The chest, sleeves, and middle of the torso are off-white, with her sleeves shaped like wings. Her skirt has a fluffy, off-white layered petticoat, and her Linkrun is worn around the waist. She also gets puffed yellow and goldenrod wrist pieces, burgundy tube socks, and a pair of goldenrod boots with white and pale yellow detail.
As Cure Angel Pine, her hair becomes thicker and slightly longer, while various outfit details become enlarged. Her dress is pale yellow and she gains a fluffy pair of wings.
Cure Rainbow Pine resembles Angel Pine, but with smaller gold wings.
Inori is the calm, delicate, and passive member of the Fresh group. Her quietness makes her stand out from the energetic Love, social Miki, and stoic Setsuna. She is very protective of those she cares for but is somewhat reserved; she would rather avoid disputes if possible. While she normally goes with the flow, she can also be quick-witted and nimble when called for. She adores animals, and while she may easily worry or feel embarrassed about how she looks in front of others, she would always come to their aid regardless of the situation.
Inori also has a low self-esteem. She strongly seeks improvement though and would like to become less-reserved. As the season goes on she begins growing more confident.
Yamabuki Tadashi - Inori's father, the local veterinarian, owns a personal clinic in Yotsuba Town. He is bold and very generous. He is patient and loves animals, which is shown to affect and inspire Inori a lot.
Tarte - Inori used to have a fear of ferrets, but when Soular's slot machine Nakewameke runs loose, Inori and Tarte swap bodies. The two get an experience of what it is like to be the opposite species. After the Nakewameke is defeated, the two are back in their proper bodies, and Inori's fears are eased. FPC10
Kirun - Kirun is Inori's personal Pickrun. She allows Inori to speak to and understand the language of animals, use her upgraded attack and later on in the series, she gives Cure Pine the power to transform into Cure Angel.
Mikoshiba Kento - Kento is Daisuke's friend from Love's school. It is believed that he has a crush on Inori seeing how he blushes after asking her to come to a boat party, but Inori is unaware and probably only thinks of him as a friend.
Yamabuki (山吹?): Yama (山?) translates to mountain and buki (吹?) translates to blow; breathe; puff, referring to blowing into her Pine Flute to use her attack. The "ki" in "buki" can also mean yellow, obviously referring to her theme color. The word yamabuki also refers to a kind of yellow flower known as Japanese Kerria (Kerria japonica).
Buki (ブッキー?) is the shorter version of her last name, Yamabuki.
Cure Pine refers to the pineapple fruit.
Becoming Cure Pine and joining the dance group
When Inori runs into Love on the way, Love asks her if she would like to form a dance group with her and Miki, but Inori backs down first. Later at the location where the dance lesson is, she sees Love and Miki dancing and it turns out that she wants to dance in reality.FPC02
A few days ago after school, she goes to Kaoru-chan's Doughnuts Café and asks him for advice. After Kaoru-chan cheered her up, Takeshi arrives with Lucky to pick her up. When they play at the river, Eas appears and turns Lucky to a Nakewameke. When Inori try to cry out for help, there was no one to help so she decides to do something by herself. When Inori returns to the location, she sees Peach and Berry fighting Lucky, and begs them to stop. Inori tries to reach Lucky, but she doesn't listen at first, but Inori did it with some coaxing until Lucky got pushed by Eas. This gets Inori into danger, but then Kirun flies to her cellphone, turning it to a Linkrun, and Inori obtains the ability to transform into Cure Pine. Then Pine fights Nakewameke Lucky with Peach and Berry and purifies her with the attack Healing Prayer. Later at Love's home, Inori tells Love and Miki she wants to join the dance group and the both welcome her.FPC03
Overcoming her ferret phobia
Inori's ferret phobia still hasn't improved. One day when Soular turns a gambling machine into a Nakewameke, it ends up that Inori and Tarte's bodies get switched. Love and Miki weren't aware of them being swapped at first, but over time they noticed in their behavioral changes. Inori also is scared of herself because she's in Tarte's body now. Later, when Inori gets a call from her mother, she learns the same thing also happened to the other people and everyone realize it was all Labyrinth's doing. In the meantime, while Love and Miki look for Labyrinth, Inori and Tarte head to the animal clinic. When they arrive there, Inori tells her parents that she became an animal too. After Tadashi notices the injury on Inori's tail, he starts to treat it. He even jokes that she became the animal she fears the most. After treating her injury, Inori's father tells her the cause of her ferret phobia. Later, when Inori and Tarte arrive at the Nakewameke's location, they see Peach and Berry injured. At first, Tarte and Inori didn't know how to transform, but with the help of connecting their emotions, Tarte managed to transform into Cure Pine. After defeating the Nakewameke, Pine and Tarte's bodies switch back. Then Inori realizes she has overcome her ferret phobia and becomes closer friends with Tarte.FPC10
Obtaining a new power
When Chiffon becomes ill, Inori decides to nurse her back to health and brings her and Tarte to her home. At home, Inori runs into complications because she can't research about Chiffon's illness and because Chiffon's baby talk too. She also wanted to ask her father who won't be home all night as well as her mother.
At the next day, a Nakewameke appears created with a gaming console by Soular at night. When Peach and Berry have troubles defeating the Nakewameke, Inori wanted to go to help them, but can't do it as she's worried about Chiffon. Then Chiffon tells Inori to go even though she still feels bad. Chiffon summons Inori's Pickrun Kirun as her feelings reached her. When Inori arrives at the Nakewameke's location, she transforms into Cure Pine and purifies the Nakewameke with her new attack Healing Prayer Fresh. After that, it turns out Chiffon is constipated as she stayed awake all night due to Tarte's video game playing.FPC13
After Love finds out that Setsuna is Eas, Miki and Inori go to visit Love. Inori tries to talk Miki out of speaking harshly to Love getting her to fight Setsuna, but they have to find her once Love runs out of her room. She is present for Cure Peach's fight with Eas, and Setsuna's rebirth as Cure Passion.
Days later, a tower Nakewameke attacks the city, getting Inori's attention. She transforms to Cure Pine and meets Berry along the way, both help Peach deflect a missile heading for Cure Passion. The three welcome Cure Passion to the team after Westar retreats.
Coming closer to Setsuna
After practicing for a dance that involves four members of a team by a resort, Inori asks her two friends to go on ahead to a barbecue dinner Miyuki had offered. She finds Setsuna in her room and tells her of how she was initially too shy to dance. She convinces Setsuna to join Clover, and helps her through basic dance routines to show how much fun dancing is. Cure Pine and Cure Passion later work together to defeat an inner tube Nakewameke summoned by Westar.
Ierō hāto wa inori no shirushi! Toretate Furesshu, Kyua Pain!
Howaito hāto wa minna no kokoro! Habatake Furesshu, Kyua Enjeru!
Cure Angel (キュアエンジエル Kyua Enjeru Pain?) is a second Cure form Pretty Cure gains in the series thanks to the people of Labyrinth.
Cure Rainbow Pine
Cure Rainbow Pine (キュアレインボーパイン Kyua Reinbō Paīn?) is an upgrade Cure Pine gains in Pretty Cure All Stars DX 2. Together with the others Cures' upgrades, the group of seventeen girls form the group Cure Rainbow. This upgraded outfit resembles that of Cure Angel in the season's finale, except with a pair of small, golden wings instead of white ones.
First, Inori opens her Linkrun, touches the button on the bottom, while a bunch of yellow, orange, blue and pink colored hearts fly from her finger. She shouts, "Change, Pretty Cure!" and her hair ornament disappears. She puts her right foot down and then shouts, "Beat up!", spins around, falling through the air. Her clover brooch appears on her left chest, her hair colors turns to a golden color, followed by her dress appearing. Her boots, socks and wristbands and earrings then start to appear one by one. Her Linkrun then appears on her right side, and after that, both her earrings, followed by her heart-shaped bow. Then, Cure Pine lands on the ground, saying her introduction speech.
To transform into Cure Angel, she shouts, "Change, Pretty Cure! Beat up!" with the rest of the Cures and her normal Cure Pine outfit disappears. She starts to spin slowly while a yellow light creates her dress. She then recites her introduction speech along with the other Angel Cures.
- Healing Prayer (ヒーリングプレアー?): is her first attack that she uses to purify Nakewamekes. She first performed it in episode 3.
- Triple Fresh (トリプル フレッシュ?): is a movie-only attack used with Peach and Berry 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 Peach, Berry 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 a group attack she uses with her teammates Peach, Berry and Passion as Cure Angel in epiosde 49.
- Cure Pine can use a few very basic attacks, such as the Pretty Cure Punch and Pretty Cure Kick together with her friends.
Inori's voice actor, Nakagawa Akiko, has participated in several image songs for the character she voices. Many of them include duets with Kanae Ori, who voices Momozono Love, Kitamura Eri, who voices Aono Miki, and later Komatsu Yuka, who voices Higashi Setsuna.
- Fresh Pretty Cure・Sun Child (Along with Kanae Oki, Kitamura Eri, and also Komatsu Yuka)
- Dreaming Flowers (Along with Kanae Oki, Kitamura Eri, Komatsu Yuka, and Iizuka Mayumi)
- Happiness☆Wonderland ~The Gift Of Smiles~ (Along with Kanae Ori, Kitamura Eri, Komatsu Yuka, and also M*Cube)
- In the Pretty Cure All Stars Suite Flower Card Collection, Inori is represented by the marigold, which symbolizes friendship and sweet love in the Language of Flowers.
- Inori's blood type is O.
- Inori appeared as Cure Pine to give the 10th anniversary congratulatory message at the beginning of episode 8 of Happiness Charge Pretty Cure!.
- Inori shares the same voice actress with Chiaki Yabe in Futari wa Pretty Cure and Andou Kayo, a supporting character from Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star.
- She's the first Cure whose real name is rarely mentioned because her friends call her "Buki".
- As Cure Pine, she is the only member of the Fresh! group who has defeated a Sorewatase on her own, this occured in episode 41.
- She is the only known Cure who is a Christian and the only Cure from the franchise to have a stated religion.
- Main Page: Yamabuki Inori/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|