Pettanko Thursday – Hinagiku, Wreathlit, Akiha

Katsura Hinagiku

In today’s Pettanko Thursday corner, we’ll have a look at three characters that were brought to life by Itou Shizuka. Most of you have probably heard this seiyuu’s voice before, because she has done a lot of roles – at random, To Heart 2, Negima, xxxHOLiC, El Cazador, Baccano. Her career started in 2003 with roles in Tsukihime and Texhonlyze. Since then, she has voiced approximately 50 characters, excluding game roles. Quite a stunning number, don’t you think?

First character on the spotlight is the Student Council President at Hakuou Academy who rules over the school from the highest place far and wide, Katsura Hinagiku from Hayate no Gotoku. Hinagiku, or Hina for short, is fifteen years old at the beginning of the story. Her birthday is on March 3, on the same day as Hinamatsuri (Hina Festival). Hina is a very reliable girl and she is very diligent about her work as the Student Council Pres. Since her assistants aren’t really passionate about the paperwork and other council tasks, Hina often has to take care of things even in their place.

Katsura Hinagiku

Not only is Hina clever and hard-working, but she’s also very athletic. Although she has full hands of the student council work, she somehow manages to find the time for club activities and is the leader of the Kendo club at Hakuou.

Katsura Hinagiku

Hina seems to be flawless and acts rather manly, she even gets chocolates on the Valentine’s, but there’s a cute side of her, though she shows it reluctantly. Hina’s probably biggest weakness is her fear of heights, which is rather comical as the Student Council room is on the highest floor of the clock tower.

Some other characters, particularly her big sister Yukiji and a friend(?) Nagi, sometimes pick on Hina for her underdevelopment in certain areas between her neck and stomach. Hina herself seems to have that kind of complex about her growth so the comments irk her a lot.

Katsura Hinagiku

However flat Hina is, she has won the hearts of many people all over the world. Hayate no Gotoku character popularity contest resulted in her decisive victory. Then, she won the Best Moe Tournament 2007 in which she defeated Shana by mere 2 votes. And last but not least, Hina was exalted to the first place in the International Saimoe League 2009 last month. The final round of ISML 2009 was a repetition of the Best Moe finals and Hina didn’t let Shana to take her revenge.

Wreathlit Noel

Wreathlit Noel from Yoake Mae yori Ruri Iro na Crescent Love is a mysterious girl who comes from the Moon. She looks very young, but she’s much older in fact – it must be due to the Moon environment ^^ Wreath doesn’t show much interest into her surroundings, so she isn’t very talkative, either.

Wreathlit Noel

Wreathlit Noel

She’s 139 cm tall, blood type B, and her three sizes are 64/49/67.

Touno Akiha

Last character today is Touno Akiha from Shingetsutan Tsukihime. Coming from a prestigious family, she had a very strict upbringing and was rarely allowed to go play outside the mansion where she lived. Later, her parents had her enroll to a boarding school despite her reluctance to go there.

She dislikes her family except one single person, his brother whom she loves. When he is around other girls, she gets jealous, and you could say she practically keeps surveillance on him. Big Sister is watching you XD

Touno Akiha

The blood that flows in the veins of most of the members of Touno family is a demonic blood. Akiha possesses non-human powers, but she also needs to maintain a very high body temperature. Fortunately for her, she is able to absorb heat from any living or non-living object that comes into her view.

Akiha has 160 cm in height, weighs 45 kg, and her sizes are 73/57/79. I’ve just found her blood type. It’s supposed to be B, but is it really possible to say she is B type when her blood is not regular human blood? I suppose not.

Touno Akiha

Another installment of PT is over. Look forward to next Thursday.