- Primula (Shuffle!)
nihongo|Primula|プリムラ|Purimura, nicknamed nihongo|Rimu|リム, is a mysterious "being" from the Demon World who appeared in episode 2 looking for Rin in "
Shuffle!" and eventually moves in with him and Kaede Fuyou. She grows a strong attachement to Rin and also Kaede . She was particularly close to Nerine for other reasons. Primula rarely smiled at all. In her hands she held a catdoll which she is seen playing with from time to time.
The characters of "Shuffle!" have a theme of being named after plants. In this case,
primulais also the name of a genusof low-growing herbs.
Primula is voiced by Hitomi and was designed by
Aoi Nishimata. She is voiced by Cherami Leighin the English version of the anime.
Lycoris, Nerine's twin sister, gave Primula her beloved cat doll when they met, as they were both experimented on by the gods and demons who wished to achieve artificial life. Primula was the third to be tested on and was the only one to have been created completely artificially. After hearing about him from Lycoris, Primula had always wished to meet Rin. Their first meeting occurs in the second episode of the anime. Although Primula finds it difficult to verbally express her emotions, upon meeting Rin, Primula hugs him and continues to hold onto him all the way to Rin's house, prompting Itsuki to make a comment concerning Rin's taste.
Because Primula has no home in the human world, she would later live with Rin and Kaede, as Primula really wants to live with Rin. For a while, the kings and their daughters are somewhat concerned; ultimately, however, Primula ends up staying. The two Kings are shocked to see Primula in the human world, but don't mind Primula living with Rin, as they feel that Rin can help bring out Primula's emotions (which Rin is eventually somewhat successful in accomplishing).
Throughout the series, Primula develops a closer bond with Rin, as well as with Kaede and the other girls. Whenever she sees Rin going on a date with another girl, Primula can tell that it affects Kaede. This problem is explained later on in the series.
Primula's powers are controlled by her emotions. As a result, when she is first introduced in Shuffle!, Primula does not let her emotions show on her face; the first time she smiles is when Rin gives her a new cat doll. When Primula starts to gain better control of her powers/emotions later on, she begins smiling more frequently. Because of all these new emotions, her magic goes out of control for a while, but eventually she is able to contain it once more, thanks to Lycoris' brief reappearance.
At the end, Primula lives with Kaede in the Fuyou household and enrolls in the Verbana Academy with Rin and the others; she basically becomes the narrator for the last part of the season finale. Like all the other girls in the end, Primula still does love Rin. One scene involves Primula giving Rin some special food (herb roll,extra bitter edition) that was drugged, ending up with him falling onto Primula with her rubbing against him and hugging him. A scene in the anime's final ending credits depicts Primula losing a card game against the God and Demon King, prompting her to blow up the room with her magic in retaliation.
*languageicon|jp|Japanese [http://www.project-navel.com/navel/shuffle/characters/primula.html Primula's character profile for "Shuffle!"]
*languageicon|jp|Japanese [http://www.project-navel.com/navel/reallyreally/char03.html Primula's character profile for "Really? Really!]
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