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Hinagiku Katsura (桂 ヒナギク Katsura Hinagiku?) is the current student council president, captain of the kendo club, and an unofficial school idol who garners fans from both genders at Hakuou Academy, the school that Nagi, Isumi, Wataru, and eventually Hayate attends. Before Hinagiku's sixth birthday, she and her sister were abandoned by their biological parents who had left them with a debt of 80 million yen.
Following this her sister, Yukiji, managed to pay off the debt albeit through rather dubious means. After that the two of them went to live with the Katsura family, as Mr. Katsura had been Yukiji's elementary school teacher and the two had been very close.
Hinagiku has long pink hair almost styled into a hime cut due to the sidelocks & bangs, and with a yellow hair clip and yellow eyes. She wears a Hakuou uniform while in school. In the Kendo Club, she wears a kendo outfit. When she is outside of school, she is usually seen in modern clothing.
Hinagiku is 15 years old at the beginning of the series, though she turns 16 with the passage of time.
Hinagiku is very capable in everything. It seems that whatever she turns her hand to, she will excel at it. For example, she was able to sing a song to near perfection and enamors the crowd in the process during her birthday - although she had never heard the song before (See "Her birthday" section below). Hinagiku is an expert with swords and is very skillful in kendo (She is the president of the kendo club). The manga also depicts her as masterful in fighting, demon slaying, and among many other skills. She is also the president of the student council of the prestigious Hakuou Academy, the academy for the very wealthy and smart people. Despite not being a senior or the most wealthy student, she was elected as president of the student council. She is deeply respected by both her juniors and seniors. In addition to all of that, Hinagiku is admired by many male and female students (due to her beauty and her quality to excel in almost everything). Thus, she is seen and adored as a school idol in Hakuou Academy. In Japanese culture, the girls are usually the ones who give chocolates to the males during Valentines - but in Hinagiku's case, it was depicted that she was the one being given chocolates by guys or males during Valentines.
Her main weakness is that she suffers from a serious case of acrophobia, or fear of heights.
Hinagiku is usually seen by others as possessing heavy masculine qualities, since Hinagiku often acts tough in front of others. However, it can be seen that the reason she acts like this (being tough) is to keep her image as the president of the student council (or of the entire academy as well) who has everything under control. In fact, Hinagiku has the same feelings of an average teenage girl and she hates it when people assume that she dislikes girly things. This can be understood in the light of her interactions with Hayate after she fell in love with him: she acts tough in front of Hayate but at the same time, she also shows her vulnerability or her soft side (like blushing, being shy) - just like a normal teenage girl who has an innocent crush or feelings towards a guy. Thus, it can be said that Hinagiku is a tsundere.
During her first year in Hakuou, she met Athena for the first time. Since then they became friends, until one time Hinagiku tries to give Athena the nickname "A-tan", sparking bad memories for Athena. Since then, they had been distant to each other.
Hinagiku has strong feelings of love for Hayate. At first, she tries to deny it but finally realizes to herself that she really loves him (See "Her Birthday" section below). However, she has not successfully confessed to him yet. She had two attempts on confessing but failed. In one case, Hinagiku confessed to Hayate, but the sound of a passing train made it impossible for Hayate to hear it. In another case, in Chapter 239, Hinagiku was about to confess to him, but Hayate interrupted her and told her that he loved someone else, which ruined her momentum (See "Golden Week Arc" section below).
In Chapter 213, during their trip to Mykonos, she reveals to Ayumu that her love for Hayate was love at first sight.
First Time Meeting HayateEdit
Hinagiku first met Hayate when he got lost within the grounds of Hakuou Academy. She had been helping a baby bird that had fallen out of its nest, but due to her fear of heights, she had become stuck on top of the tree. Hinagiku asks Hayate to catch her, and she jumps down suddenly, kicking him in the face. Hayate scolds her for being so careless as to climb a tree in a skirt, though Hinagiku casually lifts her skirt to show him that she is wearing spats (sports pants) on underneath. She then teases him, remarking that he is like a child, when he got embarrassed by her actions. She then adds that she wouldn't have kicked him in the face if he helped her to get down properly by catching her, instead of standing there. Hayate tells her that he would always be there to help, if she asked for it. In gratitude she invites him to the top of the school's clocktower, which is the location of the student council room, and as a result normally only student council members may enter. She then asks Hayate to call her by her first name, and in turn, says that she will call him by his first name, because of her sister. As Hayate was about to leave the student council room, Yukiji suddenly enters. She grabs a sword from a nearby statue and attacks Hayate. Hinagiku then grabs another sword and protects Hayate, revealing that she's skillful with swords. However, Yukiji is able to exploit her fear of heights by going onto the balcony of the clock tower. She falls off, and Hayate rushes out to catch her. Hinagiku collapses in panic, though she becomes immensely relieved when Hayate successfully catches her.
At Kendo ClubEdit
Earlier in the day, Hinagiku had met up with Nagi and Hayate, and they talked about after school activities. Nagi revealed that she was part of the Kendo team at the school, though she never went to it, as she thought that she would never be as cool as Hinagiku even if she participated in the same sport, though she just says that the equipment wasn't suited for her. After school, they stop by, and Hinagiku shows them around. Many of the other members of the club are shocked when Hayate casually refers to Hinagiku by her first name. Hinagiku offers to have a small match with him, though they are interrupted by Koutarou Azumamiya, who was jealous of Hayate for getting along so well with Hinagiku. He challenges Hayate to a match, to which he accepts. When Koutarou realizes how strong Hayate is, he calls in his butler, Kaede Nonohara to fight him, though Kaede attacks Koutarou for being weak. Eventually, Kaede decides to fight Hayate anyways, while Koutarou challenges Nagi. Since Nagi hasn't been training, Hinagiku takes Nagi's place. In the end, Hinagiku easily beat Azumamiya, and Hayate was also able to beat Nonohara with a little tip from Himuro.
At Hakuou Academy at nightEditOne night Hinagiku went to school, to make sure that Yukiji and her students Miki, Risa, and Izumi were properly doing their extra study session. When she learned that Hayate was also there, Hinagiku got worried that he may have accidently went to the old school building, and she sets off to find him. In the old school building, Hinagiku gets chased by some of the spirits, though when she calls for help, Hayate comes to her rescue. After realizing that she clung on to him after he came to her rescue, she forces Hayate not to say a word about her being scared. She then decides to go off and try to exterminate the spirits, though Hayate is worried by this, as he doesn't have any special attacks. Just then, a large doll, under the control of Isumi, warns them to leave. Hinagiku chooses to fight it, and it ends up breaking on its own. Hinagiku is annoyed that she wasn't able to actually fight, and Hayate makes things worse by assuming that Hinagiku just won with her spirit force.
Participating in the Hakuou MarathonEdit
During the school marathon she participated in all six events, and she had won each of them. She also joined the extra freestyle marathon with Miki as her partner. Hinagiku and Miki were on track to finish the race first until they encountered the Hayate-Nagi team. Hayate tells Nagi to run on ahead while he tries to stop Hinagiku. Hayate manages to get Hinagiku to chase him onto a suspension bridge. When Hayate reveals this, Hinagiku collapses and becomes immobile. She started cursing at Hayate, who had left before things could get worse for him. Miki then forces Hinagiku to quit by destroying the flower they had, disqualifying them.
Tiger's Den for ButlersEdit
Hinagiku was also asked by Hayate to help him in the dungeon beneath the Tiger's Den for Butlers. However she was still mad at Hayate because of what happened in the freestyle marathon. She ended up calling Hayate a lolicon and he ran away. Slightly worried, she came to the Tiger's Den for Butlers and met Isumi on the entrance. Because she insisted to enter the place despite Isumi's warnings, Hinagiku was given the sword Masamune to help her. She entered the dungeon and came just in time to save Nagi and Wataru from evil spirits. She also had to fight Sonia who was the antagonist at that time, and then a possessed Yukiji who electrocuted Hinagiku and Sonia. Hayate and Isumi took over the fight and they were all able to leave safely.
On Valentine's Day Hinagiku met Ayumu who was being harassed by the school guards. She helped Ayumu by taking responsibility for her entry into the school. She offered to page the one Ayumu wanted to meet, and was shocked to hear that Ayumu wanted to see Hayate. Hinagiku then pages for Hayate and tells him to come to the student council room, though for some reason the whole event makes her feel very bitter. When Ayumu suddenly ran out and Hayate told Hinagiku that he only got giri chocolates, she told Hayate to run after Ayumu and exchange them. Later, Hinagiku is out in the town and she meets Ayumu, who thanks her for all the help she gave her. Ayumu then gives her the giri chocolates that she had previously given to Hayate. She accepts it, and soon after Miki comments that if she stays the way she is, Hinagiku will end up getting even more chocolates on Valentine's day, despite the fact that normally only boys receive chocolate on Valentines day.
Hayate staying at Hinagiku's houseEdit
One night, Hinagiku comes across Hayate, who was in the park wearing light clothing, while it was snowing outside. Hayate had been asked to live outside the Sanzenin Mansion for 3 days due to an embarrassing incident with Nagi and he had been given 1 million yen for accommodations. However, due to Hayate's incredibly kind heart, he had given most of the money away to those in need; such as a little girl who lost her earnest savings, a poor couple who wanted to marry, among other incidents. Hinagiku asks Hayate to come over her home for the time being. When Hinagiku and her mother found out that Hayate needed a place for the night, her mother offers to let him stay at their house. Hayate agrees, and Hinagiku brings him to Yukiji's old flat. By this time, Hinagiku was beginning to develop slight feelings for Hayate, but she stubbornly refused to admit it to herself. She was troubled and had wanted to ask what happened between Hayate and Ayumu on Valentine's Day, but she decided not to do so.
On the next day Hinagiku and Hayate went to school together. To her annoyance, Hayate hid a school uniform in the Student Council room. Hinagiku left the room for Hayate to change. As Hayate began to change, it is revealed that Miki was in the room, who makes a remark about this being similar to a H-game. Miki noticed that they were together, causing both of them to lie about it, since Hinagiku didn't want anyone to know that Hayate was staying at her house. Miki then gives Hinagiku some papers for the student council, and Hinagiku begins working. Later, when the elevator jammed while Maria and Hayate were on it, she had helped getting it going again. When the doors opened, she saw Hayate sitting on the ground over Maria. She decides that she will scold Hayate later, thinking that he was being a skirt chaser.
When Hayate and Hinagiku got home, they prepared dinner together. They were supposed to be joined by Yukiji, however she was still playing mahjjong with Sonia, Himuro, and Shiori. Though they were alone, she reasoned with herself that Hayate already has Ayumu, so nothing could possibly happen. Hinagiku asks Hayate if he wants to take a bath, though Hayate thinks that she was asking if they wanted to take a bath together. Hinagiku gets frustrated with him, but then she asks him if he wants to actually take a bath together. When Hayate finds himself unable to respond, Hinagiku asks him who he would rather be in the bath with: herself, Maria, or Ayumu. Being unable to respond, she then asks if he would do it with Yukiji, though he refuses. Hinagiku scolds him for being too laid back in these situations, thinking that he's in love with Ayumu. Hayate reveals to her that he doesn't actually have a girlfriend, to Hinagiku's surprise. She gets angry at him, asking about Valentine's day. Hayate admits that he was confessed to, but he didn't answer, and Ayumu didn't actually need to hear his response. Just then, the situation catches up to Hinagiku, and she panics realizing that the supposed safety net of him having a girlfriend she was relying on no longer exists, she offers to buy ice cream and quickly runs out of the house. While returning from the store with the ice cream, she meets Ayumu, who had ended up in this part of town as she was chasing a food truck. Hinagiku began to worry, thinking that Hayate would show up and reveal that they're staying together for the night, which could potentially give Ayumu the wrong impression of things. Just then, Hayate comes out and tells Hinagiku that the bath was ready for her. Ayumu starts crying, thinking that they were indeed together and about to go into the bath together. She runs off, convinced that she was about to interfere with their relationship. Hinagiku runs after Ayumu and asks her to stay over, rather than worry about a stupid misunderstanding. Along the way, they end up finding a stray kitten.
When they got back to Hinagiku's house, they reveal that they had found the kitten. Hayate realizes that the kitten is probably hungry, and he sets off to buy milk for it. During this time, Hinagiku and Ayumu talk about Hayate, and Ayumu reveals that she's extremely relieved to hear that Hinagiku doesn't love Hayate. Ayumu worries that people like Hinagiku seem to attract him, which doesn't surprise Hinagiku. She decides that she'll cheer her on, and Ayumu talks about Hayate's situation, and how he can't return to the mansion, and how he was abandoned by his parents. Hinagiku is reminded of her own very similar past, and she thinks that this might be pert of the reason for her feelings towards Hayate. Just then, Hayate arrives with the milk. Hinagiku greets him, though Hayate reveals that the stray kitten was peeing in her arms. She runs off to take a bath, and Ayumu leaves her a fresh set of clothing. Hinagiku asks Ayumu if she's really okay with not having heard Hayate's response to her confession. Ayumu admits that she knows what his response is, though even she shows a little skepticism about it. She describes her plan to try to steadily get closer to him, but she doesn't seem convinced it will actually work. Ayumu admits that she wishes she was more attractive like Hinagiku, so she didn't have to go through these plans. After a little silence, Hinagiku asks Ayumu to call her by her first name, and that she'll also call Ayumu by her first name. Ayumu reluctantly agrees, though the entire event surprises her.
The next day, Hayate was ready to return to the Sanzenin mansion, and he took Shiranui with him since Hinagiku's mother was allergic to cats. When he asks if there's any way he could repay them for letting him stay over, Hinagiku's mother reveals that her birthday is March 3rd, and that he could repay her then, to Hinagiku's embarrassment. Hayate promises to give her a gift.
Acknowledging Her Feelings for HayateEdit
During one ordinary school day while walking on the streets, she suddenly spots Hayate, Ayumu and the student council trio who were out looking for presents for Hinagiku. She got irritated when she heard them discuss possible presents, as they rejected most of the things she would actually like, since they assumed she didn't like girly things, and they also called her clumsy. When they end up saying that she's a little boy on the inside, Hinagiku reveals herself to them, with a passive-agressive tone. However, at this point, Hayate had run off with Ayumu. Eventually, they catch up with Hayate, and they had asked him about his relationship with Ayumu. Here, he reveals that he doesn't feel qualified to have a girlfriend, due to his lack of money and financial skills. When Hinagiku asks where he got this idea from, he tells about how his ex-girlfriend, Athena, told him this back in kindergarten. Here, Hinagiku realizes that part of Hayate's twisted thinking is because of Athena's words.
Afterwards, Hinagiku was preoccupied, worrying about what she was feeling. She had also learned that Hayate was potentially at risk of failing, preventing him from moving to the next grade, causing her to get very angry at him. When she meets him next, she gets angry at him, saying that she'll never forgive him if he fails because he was busy thinking of a gift for her. During the day, she finds herself pacing around and thinking about Hayate, trying hard to deny any hint of being in love with him. Soon after, Linn Regiostar appears and tries to get her to admit her feelings. She ends up concluding that these feelings were because the fight with Hayate during the freestyle marathon was unsettled. Isumi then arrives and gives her a letter from Hayate, challenging her to a fight, with weapons. The letter called for Hayate to win, since he needed to beat her to dispel the curse that was placed on him, though she misunderstood this, thinking that he was just confident that he would win.
Her birthdayEditThe match was scheduled on the night of Hinagiku's birthday at 9pm. But it was also the day of the Hinamatsuri Festival so she was also in the festival. There she received an expensive watch from Nagi as a gift. Hinagiku also attended a grand birthday party hosted by Miki. She was also forced to sing A Cruel Angel's Thesis in front of the crowd by the student council trio (See "Cruel Angel's Thesis" section below), which then thereafter she got her revenge by forcing them to sing a song like her, namely The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Before the end of the party, she had already left to meet Hayate for the scheduled meeting.
She waited patiently in the student council room for Hayate to come but he had already forgotten about the meeting due to Nagi's kidnapping and the curse. Hinagiku was getting angry after it was already more than 1 hour pass the scheduled time and she eventually fell asleep. She was woken up by Hayate at 11:30pm, shewas very angry at him for being late and said it must have been his strategy to beat her. When Hayate said he simply forgot she was enraged and started attacking Hayate with Masamune. Hinagiku then realized that she could not stop her anger at him. The reason was then explained by Isumi to Linn Regiostar who, at the same time as Hayate and Hinagiku's battle, were drinking tea together. Isumi gave Hinagiku Masamune because, although it was powerful, it needed someone with good emotional control to use it. Back at the student council room, after Hinagiku spilled her resentments with words and attacks, she suddenly stopped and started crying with her head against Hayate's chest; saying that it was a very important day for her so Hayate should at least remember it. When Hinagiku regained her composure she was embarrassed by what had happened, she has a feeling that she was "losing". She suddenly demanded her gift while showing off the watch she got from Nagi. Hayate gave her biscuits as a present since he was poor and could not afford anything better than her rich friends could, which Hinagiku accepted. She told Hayate about her past and her foster parents, and asked why were they abandoned. To comfort Hinagiku, Hayate took her by the hands and showed her the view of the area from atop the clock tower. Although hesitent at first to look due to her acrophobia, Hinagiku opened her eyes and saw the beautiful view. During this moment, Hinagiku finally realized that she had fallen in love with Hayate. Hinagiku then shortly reflects that she was afraid of loving someone since it might make them disappear, much like her parents. She then said she was stupid to not have seen this view when it was in front of her the whole time, explaining her feelings for Hayate and the scenery from the clock tower. The next day, on the way to school, Nagi's tells Hayate that giving Hinagiku her birthday present might make her fall in love with him, which then Hayate says is not possible. Then Hinagiku runs by and she slaps Hayate on the back, telling him to look a bit more lively or else it will bring him misfortune. She then runs on, telling her mother in her mind that she fell in love with someone. Later in the student council room, she tries to look outside again, thinking her acrophobia was cured due to her night with Hayate, realizing it was still present.
Shimoda ArcEditAfter watching a TV report regarding the effects of the Shimoda Hot Springs, Hinagiku decides to go there and try it out. By coincidence she got on the same train as Hayate's group. She was asked by Hayate to look after Maria shortly before jumping off the train to find Nagi, which Hinagiku mistook as a sign that Hayate didn't even want to be on the same train as her. Later, Hinagiku talked to Maria about her situation with Ayumu. Hinagiku told Maria that "her friend" is in a dilemma - "her friend" fell in love with a guy which was also the love interest of her another friend, although "her friend" promised earlier to support her another friend to get the guy (Hinagiku is actually referring to herself; she just does not want to be identified by Maria). Maria said that this act was sort of a backstab, but she then clears Hinagiku's feelings of guilt by telling her that "her friend" (which really refers to Hinagiku) must be honest and truthful to say her true feelings to her another friend.
When Hayate, Hinagiku, Nagi, Maria, and Ayumu finally meet again in the train station, Hinagiku offers to guide Nagi and Maria to the hot springs since Hayate was ordered by Nagi to ride with Ayumu on her bicycle (Nagi ordered this because she felt that the bicycle was important to Ayumu as it was given to her by her mother, and that the bicycle cannot be loaded on the train). Hinagiku reminds Hayate that White Day is coming up.
In the hot springs, she decided to tell Ayumu about her feelings for Hayate. However, before she could do it, she lost consciousness. She later woke up on Ayumu's lap; she again tried to tell her about everything but stopped when she was reminded that they were in a crowded changing room.
White DayEditIn Chapters 126-127, Hinagiku helped Hayate to give a present to Ayumu. Hayate was able to give the cookies to Ayumu as he promised to her when she gave him chocolate for Valentines.
After that, Hinagiku walks alone and wonders if the day will end uneventfully for her just like that. While Hinagiku was still reflecting to herself, Hayate catches up with her and then presents her a bag of cookies for White day. Hayate explains to Hinagiku that even though she didn't give him chocolates for Valentines, he still wants to give her a present for White day for she has always helped him out. Hinagiku happily accepts the bag of cookies from Hayate and promises him that she will give him chocolates on Valentines in return.
On the 3rd of April, Hinagiku finally spoke to Ayumu about her feelings for Hayate. Ayumu understood Hinagiku's feelings for him and said that this will be a friendly competition between them.
Becoming Silver RedEdit
While in the shopping district on Student Council business, Hinagiku heard that the main actor playing as Silver Red was injured so she volunteered to replace him. After finishing one of the rehearsals, she went into the preparation room to rest. Nagi who thought Red was impressive walked into the changing room while Hinagiku was chatting to Aika when Hinagiku saw Nagi she quickly put her Helmet back on so her identity would not be revealed after saying to Aika that she would be embarresed if anyone seen her in the costume.Then the productionists hit another problem, they said that Silver Blue (Supposed to be Red's Ally) thought their production was boring so he left them. Fortunately Hayate was there and they asked Hayate if he could step in as Blue. Hinagiku said that she would be the most embarresed out of anyone, if Hayate saw her in the costume.
After reading the script of the story, Nagi decided that kind of story wouldn't excite anyone so they needed a new idea. They explained that they don't have any other ideas, so she suggested "How about we had Red fall in Love with Blue" as Nagi carried on she also said "when Blue finds out how Red feels about him, he softly embraces him from behind" Hayate did what Nagi said and embraced Red from behind, but in the process grabbed Hinagiku's chest, much to her embarrassment Hinagiku hits him afterwards using her cosplay sword.
Hinagiku, later makes a guest appearance as Silver Red at the Shrine Maiden Academy Quiz tournament, which Ayumu took part in hopes of winning a trip for two to the Aegean Sea. Later after winning, Hinagiku is invited by Ayumu to go with her to the Aegean Sea for Golden Week.
Golden Week ArcEditIn golden week, Hinagiku went to Turkey with Ayumu, Miki, Risa, and Izumi. Later they meet Hayate and Nagi in Mykonos. She helped Hayate to find Nagi and Ayumu in underground dungeon under Nagi's villa. Later she helped Hayate to protect Nagi's inheritance and Hayate asked her to have dinner with him. When she had dinner with Hayate, she tried to confess her feelings to Hayate, but she was left shocked after hearing that Hayate loved someone else. (Chapter 239) On the last day of the trip, after Hinagiku did some reflection about how jealous she was to Athena, Ayumu comes along and tells her to not give up on Hayate, saying that the hero (referring to Hinagiku) must not give up too early. Hinagiku then helps Hayate again to fight King Midas by letting him borrow Masamune. Before they went back to Japan, Hinagiku asked Hayate about him and Athena. After hearing from Hayate that Athena turned him down, she went back to Japan with everyone with new resolve to win over Hayate.
Meeting Hayate at Cafe DonguriEdit
In Chapter 283 Hinagiku believes she had an "indirect" kiss with Hayate due to sharing a cup of coffee.
Taking in "Alice" the Princess and moving into the Violet MansionEdit
In Chapter 300 and 301 Athena (Alice) while in her child form calls Hinagiku her "Mama" and Hayate her "Papa", causing the two to be greatly embarrassed as those present made jokes on them.
[Note: Although it could have been just a joke, it is still unknown what is the exact reason why Athena called Hinagiku her "Mama" and Hayate her "Papa" (Athena is not fond for Hinagiku at this stage so calling her "Mama" is somewhat a mystery).]
In Chapter 302 Hayate learns from Hinagiku's sister on how to convince Hinagiku to live with him. Everything was going according to plan until he revealed that he was taught by Hinagiku's sister, with which the "proposal" fails. She eventually does live with Hayate after Athena threatens to tell Hayate about Hinagiku's feelings for him.
Jealous over Hayate's friendship with RukaEdit
In Chapter 315 Hinagiku shows jealousy over Hayate's friendship with the idol Ruka Suirenji and becomes irritated with the situation due to a misunderstanding by Hayate, after clearing her head she understands that he has gotten in yet another problematic situation and offers to help in anyway she can.
Helping Hayate With His StudiesEdit
In chapter 340 Hinagiku saw Hayate giving Chiharu a massage and thought about how nice it would be to be massaged by Hayate. She first tried to ask Hayate to massage her, but her courage failed her to say it to him. She then decides that in order to get a massage from Hayate and that since she is shy to ask Hayate, Hayate must be the one to offer her the massage.
The next morning at the clock tower, Hinagiku saw Hayate giving Aika a massage as a way of promoting the apartment. After that, Hayate asked Hinagiku if she can help him with his studies. Seeing this as a chance to get a massage, Hinagiku accepted the request. While she is helping Hayate with his studies, she made actions to make Hayate believe that she has stiff shoulders and to massage her (by rotating her shoulders and neck), but it failed to get his attention. When Hayate finally notices that Hinagiku might have stiff shoulders, Hinagiku denies it since her courage failed her again. Hinagiku then went outside, reflecting that it could really have been a wonderful day if she had just the courage to do what she honestly wants.
A few moments later Hayate finished his studies and Hinagiku really got a stiff shoulder. Her complaints were heard by Hayate, who offered to give her a massage. This time, she happily accepted it.
Coming Down With a High FeverEdit
In chapter 388, Hinagiku was all alone in the Violet Mansion after getting a fever in a kendo training camp. All alone, sick and cannot move or speak, Hinagiku cries for somebody to help her. At that moment Hayate came to the mansion and takes care of her. Hinagiku tells to herself that Hayate is like a superhero who helps her when she is in dire need. At the end of the chapter, Hayate was forced to put a pajama bottom to Hinagiku since Hinagiku forgot to put it on, causing Hinagiku great embarassment.
In chapter 389, feeling a lot better, Hinagiku decides that she wants to be spoiled by Hayate and demands that she be given an apple and that it be cut to small pieces. Hayate obliged, as he wonders that Hinagiku does not normally depend on him or other people. He remembers Ruka who had already confessed to him, then starts to wonder that Hinagiku might have feelings for him also.
When Hayate came back, Hinagiku demands him to feed her directly the pieces of apple. Hayate obliges and feeds her. Hinagiku then asks Hayate why he couldn't be this kind to her all the time, saying that he was always focused on the needs of her mistress Nagi. Hinagiku requests Hayate to occassionally treat her like his lady or mistress. She also requests Hayate to hold her hand until she falls asleep. Hayate holds her hand and calls her "Milady".
While they were holding hands, Athena appeared on the room, to the surprise of the two. Athena then tells Hinagiku that she (Hinagiku) is free to continue to be treated as Hayate's lady. Athena adds that it was okay with her.
CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU (Anime Only)Edit
Hinagiku and Ayumu manage to win a competition held by Fumi and win tickets to America to watch Ruka's concert, much to Hinagiku's displeasure. After the competition, she, Hayate and Isumi attack Shidou who tries to escape with Ruri. Once in Las Vegas, Hinagiku help Hayate to rescue Izumi who was accidentally kidnapped by a group of robbers who has stolen the Kurotsubaki. She also witness Hayate been stabbed by the Kurotsubaki but is unharmed. The next night, while watching Ruka's concert, Hinagiku left to find her sister and Maria. On the roof of the building, Hinagiku manage to save Ruri before she was crushed by a falling pillar. She then tells Isumi and Sakuya to bring Ruri to the hospital while she help Nagi and Shin (in Hayate's body). As they attempt to escape the roof via a helicopter with Yukiji, Dolly attacks them. While Shin deals with Dolly, Yukiji use a parachute to carry her and Hinagiku to safety.
Masamune is the treasure of the Saginomiya family. Isumi lent it to Hinagiku before they entered the dungeon of the Church of Alexander Marco, in an attempt to save Hayate and the others from the "Butler's Quest". Since Masamune began to develop an attachment to Hinagiku, and would arrive at her hands right at the moment she summoned it - even when she was in Greece and the blade was supposed to be in Japan. During the final fight against King Midas in Greece, Hinagiku gave Masamune to Hayate, who was severely injured, so that he could fight again. Isumi empowered the blade with magical flame, and Hayate was able to finish off King Midas in seconds
Masamune has the power to maximize the abilities of it's wielder, while also magnifying the emotions of him or her. Hinagiku was able to outmatch Hayate during their fight on her birthday, but she broke into tears due to her overwhelming emotions. A dying Hayate not only regained the ability to move, but actually became near-invincible after acquiring Masamune.
The Shirosakura was originally placed in the Royal Garden. According to Athena, it was the "ultimate weapon of justice". One of the objectives of Hayate's training was to be able to wield the Shirosakura. After Hayate left Athena, his brother Ikusa came to the Royal Garden and released Athena. During the course he broke the right arm of King Midas with the Shirosakura. 10 years later, the Shirosakura was found concealed in the body of Machina, Athena's butler, which gave him the power to withstand Isumi's attacks.
The monsters summoned by Athena raided the hotel which Nagi and the others were staying. Hinagiku, barely cheered up by the combined efforts of Ayumu and Yukiji, joined the fight against the monsters. Being told by Sakuya and Ginka that Athena was disappearing from this world, Hinagiku claimed that she would go and save Athena and the others. Ginka suggested that she had the disposition, and pulled the Shirosakura out of Machina's head. The Shirosakura took Hinagiku flying to Athena's mansion to join the fight. Hinagiku successfully destroyed the replica of the King's Jewel hanging over the ceiling, and all the monsters vanished.
The Shirosakura could generate strikes which were powerful enough to destroy an arm of King Midas and the replica of the King's Jewel. It also had the ability to take the wielder flying.
It was suggested in Chapter 267 that Hinagiku has become the wielder "the Shirosakura chooses its wielder". In the very same chapter Hinagiku was able to summon the sword and give a strike at Hayate, in the very same manner she used to summon the Wooden Masamune before.
In Chapter 301, it was confirmed that Hinagiku is now the wielder of Shirosakura. Athena who had lost her power due to some unknown circumstances and turned into child form was found approaching Hinagiku as the wielder of Shirosakura to restore her powers.
Hinagiku has ranked first on all three official Hayate no Gotoku! popularity polls. On the first popularity contest; Hinagiku ranked 1st with 3728 votes, 2nd place was Maria with 1586 votes. On the second popularity contest; Hinagiku ranked 1st with 4185 votes, Maria ranked 2nd again with 1814 votes. On the third popularity poll; Hinagiku received 4089 votes to rank first, with Athena receiving 2168 votes to rank second.
Most probably as a tribute, Hinagiku was made the singer and the sole subject of the first ending song of Hayate No Gotoku!! Season 2 titled Honjitsu Mankai Watashi Iro. Hinagiku's own voice artist Shizuka Ito sang the ending song. (See "Hinagiku Katsura's character songs" section below).
Since Hinagiku is tremendously popular and has a massive fanbase, the term "Hinagikuism" is now used to refer to her fans or to any action that idolizes her.
Hinagiku's popularity has also went beyond the series. She is among the most famous anime and manga characters and has won numerous anime online popularity polls. She won as Champion in both the Best Moe Tournament (in 2007) and in the International Saimoe League (ISML) in 2009 - two of the most popular and prestigious female-moe anime online popularity polls. Aside from Mio Akiyama, Hinagiku was the only character who won as Champion in both the Best Moe Tournament and in ISML.
Below is an incomplete list of her achievements in fan hosted popularity contests and polls.
- International Saimoe League (ISML) 2009 - Champion
- ISML 2010 - 5th Place
- Best Moe 2007 - Champion
- Best Moe 2008 - 3rd Place
- Best Moe 2009 - 5th Place
- Saimoe 2008 - 3rd Place
- Manga Saimoe 2009 - 2nd Place
- Yahoo Japan Top 2D Wives 2009 - 4th Place
- Recochoku My Bride 2008 - First Place
- Recochoku My Bride 2009 - 2nd Place
For a summary of her matches in ISML, Best Moe, and Saimoe visit here.
- Hinagiku means 'Daisy' in English.
- Hinagiku shares the same seiyuu as Amanda Werner from Blassreiter, who also has pink hair.
- Hinagiku has cosplayed as Tenjou Utena from Revolutionary Girl Utena when participating in the butler battle tournament at the school.
- It is revealed in Chapter 79 and Chapter 367 that Hinagiku's favorite foods are curry, hamburgers, and Salisbury steak.
- It is also noted in Chapter 79, that Hinagiku dislikes pickled plumes and anything that is really sour.
- In the 12th episode of the anime's second season, she sang "The Cruel Angel's Thesis", which is the opening song of Neon Genesis Evangelion.
- Hinagiku has the ability to fall asleep sitting up, just like Hayate.
- Hinagiku is said to be more masculine than Hayate and other boys, and is (possibly) the most masculine character of not just the girls but everyone else.
- Although it isn't shown in the second season of the anime, Hinagiku's pupils are narrow like a feline's, symbolizing her aggressive personality.
- It is (highly) possible that Hinagiku's facial appearance became the main inspiration for Captain Liliana's facial appearance, a character from Queen's Blade Rebellion, as well as both having straight pink hair with bangs styled into the right side, and sharing the same seiyuu.
- Main article: Character Gallery#Hinagiku Katsura
Hinagiku Katsura's character songsEdit
1.Honjitsu Mankai Watashi IroEdit
2.Cruel Angel's ThesisEdit
3.Heart Of FlowerEdit
4.Ashita No WatashiEdit
5.Power Of FlowerEdit
Cruel Angel's Thesis songEditThis video is a take on the Neon Genesis Evangelion theme, Cruel Angel's Thesis. In Episode 12 of the second season, Cruel Big Foolish Guy's Thesis, Hinagiku is forced to sing this song on stage by The Hakuou Three Amiga. She sings the song nearly perfectly, despite having never even heard the song before, and with only minimal singing experience. When she finishes, she forces the class representatives to sing another song, The Girl Who Leapt Thru Time, which they do, though not very well.