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Akimoto Hiromi
秋元ひろみ
Akimoto Hiromi
Description
SeasonPretty Cure 5☆Reborn
Age15
BirthdayJanuary 8
GenderFemale
Eye ColorGreen
Hair ColorDark green (Hiromi)
Green (Cure Lotus)
Home PlaceYumekawa
First AppearancePC5R01
Japanese Voice ActressMinaguchi Yuko
Relatives
ParentsAkimoto Daisuke (father)
Akimoto Yuri (mother; deceased)
SiblingsAkimoto Komachi (non-biological older sister)
Pretty Cure
Alter EgoCure Lotus
Mascot PartnerHidarin
Migirin
PowerEarth
Transformation ItemCrystal Brooch
WeaponsTerre Rod (first attack item)
Lotus Keytar (second attack item)
Theme ColorGreen (main)
Black (sub)
Akimoto Hiromi (秋元ひろみ Akimoto Hiromi) is one of the main Cures in Pretty Cure 5☆Reborn. She is a young girl who is the reincarnation of Dark Mint (ダークミント Dāku Minto). Hiromi's alter ego is Cure Lotus (キュアロータス Kyua Rōtasu).

Appearance

Hiromi has long curly dark green hair left cascading down her back, and has lighter green eyes. Her casual outfit consists of a light green long-sleeved shirt over a darker green shirt, wears jeans and black sneakers. In the summer, she wears a green shirt with the sleeves rolled up, black leggings that end just below her knees, and black slip-on shoes. She also wears a pink rose clip in her hair. In the winter, she wears an old-styled green dress with white sleeves and black frills, along with green high-heels. She also has black ribbons in her hair.

As Cure Lotus, her hair becomes shorter and turns to a lighter green, and widens at the ends. Her fringe also grows longer and is curled. She wears a black turtle-neck top with a green butterfly bow on her chest, with her Crystal Brooch in the centre of the bow. She wears a black skirt with black-green mini-shorts underneath, and her belt wraps around her waist. Her boots are knee-high and black with a green crystal topped on each, and the heel and tip are green. Her gloves reach to her shoulders and has green crystals on the back of her hands.

Personality

Hiromi is a 15-year-old girl who is in her third year at Yumehara Middle School. Like Yumehara Kibo, Hiromi is energetic and is always ready to share her ideas with everyone. She is also very generous. Unlike her light half, Cure Mint, Hiromi is bouncy and loud, and is in the Drama Club. Hiromi's past self was Dark Mint.

History

Becoming Cure Lotus

Hiromi was having a dream about the mysterious girl who had appeared in her dreams ever since she was a child. The girl was fighting something, but a large tentacle-like thing grabbed, and stopped her from fighting. The tentacle-like thing seemed to be squeezing the girl, and the girl fainted. Hiromi woke up, and hoped that the dream wasn't real. Hiromi was next seen crossing paths with Yumehara Kibo, Natsuki Jounetsu and Kasugano Kaori, and she smiled at them and told them that they should be heading to their clubs now. She left the girls, who were looking shocked. As Hiromi was rehearsing her part for the play that the Drama Club was holding, Romeo and Juliet, she didn't notice that Kibo, Jounetsu and Kaori was spying on her. That night, Hiromi was staying up late practicing, but she heard a loud crash. She looked outside her window and saw three girls (Cure Starlight, Cure Flare and Cure Sweet) fighting a Kowaina. Hiromi saw that all three of the girls looked familiar, but she couldn't remember how. Suddenly she realised: these girls were her teammates from the past, before she was born! Hiromi ran outside, despite her father's protests, and shouted this to everyone. Hidarin and Migirin, the Cures' mascot partners, appeared and gave Hiromi a green diamond-shape crystal. As soon as Hiromi touched it, the crystal started to glow, and turned into a Crystal Brooch. Hidarin and Migirin explained everything to Hiromi, and using the power of the Crystal Brooch, Hiromi transformed into Cure Lotus!

Meeting Komachi

At the start of PC5R17, Komachi (then known as "the mysterious girl") was watching Hiromi perform with the Drama Club, but by the time Hiromi noticed this, Komachi was gone.

She is next seen waiting at the auditorium, where the Cures confront her. When she sees Hiromi, she soon bursts out crying, leaving the Cures shocked. When Komachi explained why, Hiromi happily hugged Komachi, but their reunion was short-lived when Crash appeared and summoned a Kowaina!

The Cures transformed and tried their best, but Cure Lotus soon became trapped! Komachi then clapped her hands together and shouted out that she wanted to give her power to her sister, and she transforms into Cure Mint. She then granted Cure Lotus the power of a new attack, and after weakening the Kowaina, the Cures used their group attack and defeated it. Afterwards, Hiromi and Komachi had a tearful reunion.

The Final Battle

PC5R47 marked the beginning of the final battle, and the Cures and mascots had all traveled to the Mirror Kingdom to rescure Nozomi. When they faced Shadow, they were shocked to learn that he had already used Nozomi's power, and that he would become the ruler of the world in exactly 24 hours. The Cures all began to fight, and did their best, but at the end of the episode, only Shadow was left standing.

In PC5R48, Kibo told Shadow that it was her dream to live in a world where everyone was treated with goodness. She wanted to be able to help change the world, and she believed that was why her parents became famous. Unbeknownst to Kibo, Nozomi heard her dream, and was so inspired that she decided to give the last of her power to her. The other Cures were also inspired so they sent their power to her as well. Kibo received the power and transformed into her final and most powerful form: her Spirit form.

In PC5R49, Spiritual Cure Starlight battled for the peace of the world against Shadow in his final form, and thus, a raging war began. The Cures, mascots and the humans of the Earth all supported her. Shadow asked Spiritual Cure Starlight why she was fighting, and she replied that she loved Earth, and wanted to not only change it, but protect it. She asked Shadow to believe that the Earth doesn't need a ruler, but Shadow refused to listen. Later on, Spiritual Cure Starlight performed Spiritual Hope Blast, and Shadow was defeated forever. The last few minutes of the episode showed the Cures going to school together, along with Nozomi, the new student.

Relationships

Akimoto Komachi - Her older twin sister. The two girls appear to care for each other very much, and Komachi will do anything to protect Hiromi.

Cure Lotus

"The flower of tranquility! Cure Lotus!"
安らぎの花!キュアロータス!
Yasuragi no hana! Kyua Rōtasu!

Cure Lotus (キュアロータス Kyua Rōtasu) is the Pretty Cure alter ego of Hiromi. She controls the power of the earth and transforms with the phrase "Pretty Cure, Shine Up!". Her main attack is Lotus Spread.

Attacks

  • Lotus Spread (ロータススプレッド Rōtasu Supureddo) is Cure Lotus' main attack. It is first used in Episode 4.
  • Shining Espoir (シャイニングエスポワール Shainingu Esupowāru) is Cure Lotus' first group attack that she performs with Cure Starlight, Cure Flare, Cure Sweet and Cure Sapphire, where she needs her Terre Rod. It made its debut in Episode 11.
  • Terre Spread (テッレスプレッド Terre Supureddo) is Cure Lotus' main attack, performed with the Terre Rod. It is first used in Episode 17.
  • Perfect Harmony (パーフェクトハーモニー Pāfekuto Hāmonī) is Cure Lotus' second group attack that she performs with Cure Starlight, Cure Flare, Cure Sweet and Cure Sapphire, where she needs her Lotus Keytar. It made its debut in Episode 23.

Dark Mint

Dark Mint is the past self of Hiromi and the legendary warrior Cure Mint's dark counterpart. She is Komachi's past self when she only wanted to protect herself. However, Dark Mint is at loss of words when Cure Mint asks her if she has anything she wants to protect. When her attack is reflected back at her by Mint Shield, she sheds a single tear while dying in Cure Mint's arms. When fighting Cure Mint, her dimension is an old-style village area.

Etymology

Akimoto (秋元): A common Japanese family name. Aki (秋) translates to "autumn", most likely referring to Cure Lotus' plant-based powers and the common association of autumn and the leaves of plants turning colour. Moto (元) translates to "source".

Hiromi (寛美): Hiro (ヒロ) translates to "abundant; prosperous; generous", possibly referring to Hiromi's generous nature, and Mi (ミ) translates to "beauty".

Cure Lotus means the flower that is seen growing from a dirty pond and is still clean and pure.

Songs

Hiromi's voice actress, Minaguchi Yuko, has participated in several image songs for the character she voices. Many of them include duets with Nishimura Chinami, who voices Yumehara Kibo, Nagasawa Miki, who voices Natsuki Jounetsu, Kugimiya Rie, who voices Kasugano Kaori, and Kiuchi Reiko, who voices Minazuki Kelly.

Singles

Duets

Trivia

  • Hiromi is the reincarnation of Dark Mint.
  • She is almost the polar opposite of Akimoto Komachi/Cure Mint.
  • Hiromi's birthday is on January 8. This makes her a Capricorn.
  • The group song that Hiromi's voice actress sings with the other Cures' teammates, Cloud Nine, may be a pun because the Cures had died in their past selves, and were reincarnated.
  • Hiromi's life is contained within her Crystal Brooch, which is one of the Crystals of the Mirror Kingdom.
  • Hiromi has revealed that she wants to become an actress one day.
  • Hiromi is the first Cure to have a deceased parent, followed by Kurumi Ayano.
    • Coincidentally, both of their fathers' names are Daisuke.

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